One of our green initiatives has been to convert areas of maintained lawns into meadows. Meadows improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, provide wildlife habitat, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions and fuel consumption from less frequent mowing…not to mention, they can make for some beautiful scenery.
We genuinely believe that we are not just the beneficial occupants of this beautiful estate, but are the stewards of its land and history. Learn more about what we’re doing to green HollyHedge and preserve its history.[more]
The initiative behind out rain barrel project is to move away from pumping water from wells and, instead, collect rain water that can be used to irrigate the vegetable garden, our fruit trees and eventually, the rest of the gardens here at HollyHedge. We even keep the water bowls full in the barnyard! Because such a large […][more]
What better thing to do on a rainy day in January than take a look back at the year that was and reminisce on some of our greener achievements in 2012? The Pool-to-Pond Project Tired of the constant maintenance of a pool that was rarely used, this past year we began the process of converting […][more]
HollyHedge Estate attempts to create a suitable environment to aid our local bee populations. An important step we’ve taken is to foster a healthy landscape of plants that serve not just to please the eye…[more]