Garden Scenes

The Monk Botanical Gardens is a property rich with plant diversification, wildlife and geological features including a quaint pond complete with an island. It is this richness that allows the Gardens to be a place of enjoyment, even as the first gardens are sculpted, planted and developed. The grounds reflect Mr. Monk’s dedication to creating an area of natural beauty for it is his labors and design intuition that laid the foundation of the botanical gardens.

Visitors today experience the beauty of the pinery woods, a lush pond and sweeping vistas of the open fields which Mr. Monk envisioned and created many years ago.  Thanks to the beautiful photography of Roger Zimmermann, you don't have to wait to see it in person! Enjoy!

Maple-seed-and-Balsam-needles-on-ice_MG_3501-copy.jpg
Frost-on-pine-needles_MG_3474-copy.jpg
Rabbit-track_MG_2862-copy.jpg
Ice-fissure_MG_2872-copy.jpg
Highbush-Cranberry_MG_2860-copy.jpg
milkweed-seed-and-goldenrod_MG_2581-copy.jpg
bench_MG_9954-copy.jpg
gazebo_MG_2349-copy.jpg
Baby-snapping-turtle_MG_2144-copy.jpg
Empty-Milkweed-pods_MG_2037-copy.jpg
Hollow-in-tree_MG_2042-copy.jpg
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Garden-Sculpture_MG_2948-copy.jpg
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cattail_MG_2132-copy.jpg
garden-sculpture_MG_2281-copy.jpg
Knapweed-and-milkweed-seed_MG_2119-copy.jpg
Milkweed-and-Knapweed_MG_2122-copy.jpg
Robin-and-apples_MG_2074-copy.jpg
Robin_MG_2106.jpg
Robin_MG_2278-copy.jpg
White-Oak-leaf_MG_2033-copy.jpg
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White-Oak_MG_2017-copy.jpg
leaf_MG_2271-copy.jpg
leaves_MG_2136-copy.jpg
maple-leaves_MG_2284-copy.jpg
maples_MG_2283-copy.jpg
raspberry-leaf_MG_2270-copy.jpg
robin-and-berries_MG_2101-copy.jpg
two-milkweed-fluffs_MG_2111-copy.jpg
Canada-thistle_MG_7273-copy.jpg
Gentian_MG_8795-copy.jpg
Green-frog_MG_0103-copy.jpg
Green-frog_MG_5771-copy.jpg
Milkweed-seeds_MG_0770-copy.jpg
New-England-Asters_MG_0556-copy.jpg
White-oak-leaves_MG_8434-copy.jpg
anthill_MG_8681-copy.jpg
apple-leaf_MG_8304-copy.jpg
baby-frog_MG_8228.jpg
bench_MG_9872-copy.jpg
birch_MG_9644-copy.jpg
birdhouse_MG_8397-copy.jpg
birdhouse_MG_8730-copy.jpg
birdhouse_MG_9941-copy.jpg
bluebird-house_MG_0595-copy.jpg
bumblebee-on-tansy_MG_8741-copy.jpg
butter-and-eggs_MG_8426-copy.jpg
chippy_MG_8126-copy.jpg
chippy_MG_9605-copy.jpg
damselfly_MG_8273-copy.jpg
daylilly_MG_6945-copy.jpg
dragonfly_MG_6285-copy.jpg
dragonfly_MG_6353-copy.jpg
elderberries_MG_8827-copy.jpg
elderberry_MG_6823-copy.jpg
gazebo_MG_9856-copy.jpg
gentian_MG_9637-copy.jpg
goldfinch_MG_9553-copy.jpg
green-frog_MG_5695-copy.jpg
green-heron_MG_8152-copy.jpg
greenfrog_MG_6385-copy.jpg
greenfrog_MG_6929-copy.jpg
greenfrog_MG_8188-copy.jpg
heron_MG_9655-copy.jpg
honeysuckle-berries_MG_7574-copy.jpg
honeysuckle_MG_9995-copy.jpg
katydid_MG_8767-copy.jpg
knapweed-flower_MG_9230-copy.jpg
lillypad_MG_9905-copy.jpg
mallards_MG_0880-copy.jpg
mallards_MG_6728-copy.jpg
maple-leaves_MG_9610-copy.jpg
mint_MG_9958-copy.jpg
mushrooms_MG_0592-copy.jpg
muskrat_MG_0928.jpg
nightshade_MG_6938-copy.jpg
orchard_MG_9600-copy.jpg
pollen-gathering_MG_0106-copy.jpg
potter-wasp-nest_MG_7300-copy.jpg
rabbit-ornament_MG_8405-copy.jpg
raindrops-on-pine_MG_8474-copy.jpg
raindrops-on-pond_MG_8503-copy.jpg
reflections_MG_0809-copy.jpg
reflections_MG_9617-copy.jpg
snail_MG_9714-copy.jpg
snapping-turtle_MG_5756-copy.jpg
spider_MG_8759-copy.jpg
sumac_MG_8790-copy.jpg
sunflower_MG_6765-copy.jpg
sunflower_MG_8456-copy.jpg
tree-hole_MG_8294-copy.jpg
turtlehead_MG_8835-copy.jpg
tussock-moth_MG_7266-copy.jpg
two-frogs_MG_9884-copy.jpg
wasp-IMG_9170-copy.jpg
water-on-lilly-pad_MG_9053-copy.jpg
waterlilly_MG_7531-copy.jpg
weathered-log_MG_9556-copy.jpg
wind-chimes_MG_0303-copy.jpg
Highbush-Cranberry_MG_2336-copy.jpg
Highbush-Cranberry_MG_2345-copy.jpg
Maple-leaf-on-wet-graniteIMG_1742.jpg
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bridge_MG_2352-copy.jpg
floating-leaves_MG_2335-copy.jpg
leaf-on-stone-IMG_1744.jpg
real-mallard-pair_MG_2330-copy.jpg
sculpture_MG_2355-copy.jpg
Buckthorn-leaf_MG_2457-copy.jpg
Dedication-sign_MG_2439-copy.jpg
Iron-flower_MG_2450-copy.jpg
Old-fountain_MG_2468-copy.jpg
Wascal-Wroughtiron-Wabbit_MG_2480-copy.jpg
bench-side_MG_2503-copy.jpg
bench_MG_2508.jpg
birdhouse-2_MG_2482-copy.jpg
birdhouse_MG_2481-copy.jpg
crabapples_MG_2429-copy.jpg
iron-hummingbird_MG_2448-copy.jpg
leaf-in-sand_MG_2522-copy.jpg
shelter-ironwork_MG_2446-copy.jpg
treehouse_MG_2472-copy.jpg
weather-vane-on-gazebo_MG_2477-copy.jpg
whirligig_MG_2437-copy.jpg
Blackberry-leaf_MG_2540-copy.jpg
Blackberry-thorns_MG_2546-copy.jpg
Goldenrod-Gall_MG_2556-copy.jpg
Milkweed-and-goldenrod_MG_2585-copy.jpg
Milkweed-seed_MG_2576-copy.jpg
Pine-cone-on-chips_MG_2552-copy.jpg
Poplar-bark_MG_2567-copy.jpg
Stormy-oak_MG_2562-copy.jpg
Underside-of-ramp_MG_2550-copy.jpg
bergamot-seed-heads_MG_2572-copy.jpg
treehouse-underbelly_MG_2535-copy.jpg
Blackberry-canes-and-goldenrodMG_2748-copy.jpg
Buckthorn-leaf_MG_2741-copy.jpg
Holes-made-by-the-yellow-bellied-sapsucker-woodpecker_MG_2752-copy.jpg
Ice-and-leaves-and-cattail-stem_MG_2732-copy.jpg
Pine-tree-sap_MG_2735-copy.jpg
Popple-tree-reflection-in-ice-puddle_MG_2715-copy.jpg
Red-Pine-cone_MG_2744-copy.jpg
White-Pine-needles-frozen-in-ice_MG_2731-copy.jpg
Willow-leaf-frozen-on-ice_MG_2701-copy.jpg
grass-blades_MG_2746-copy.jpg
ice,-catail,-leaves_MG_2733-copy.jpg
quartz-and-granite_MG_2719-copy.jpg
reflection-in-ice-puddle_MG_2718-copy.jpg
reflections-in-ice-puddle_MG_2711-copy.jpg
willow-leaf-and-white-pine-needles-frozen-in-ice_MG_2726-copy.jpg
Animal-tracks-on-thin-ice_MG_2818-copy.jpg
Crabapple_MG_2855-copy.jpg
Crack-in-the-ice_MG_2815-copy.jpg
High-Bush-Cranberry_MG_2859-copy.jpg
Ice-and-willow-leaves_MG_2813-copy.jpg
Ninebark_MG_2834-copy.jpg
Red-osier-dogwood_MG_2822-copy.jpg
Willow-leaf-in-ice-fracture_MG_2817-copy.jpg
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crabapple_MG_2836-copy.jpg
crabapple_MG_2863-copy.jpg
crack-in-ice_MG_2841-copy.jpg
Cinder-Lichen_MG_2910-copy.jpg
dew-drops_MG_2852-copy.jpg
dewdrops_MG_2821.jpg
dewdrops_MG_2823-copy.jpg
dewdrops_MG_2828-copy.jpg
ice-formations_MG_2870-copy.jpg
red-osier-dogwood_MG_2827-copy.jpg
red-osier-dogwood_MG_2838-copy.jpg
staghorn-sumac_MG_2825-copy.jpg
willow-leaves-on-thin-ice_MG_2814-copy.jpg
Boxelder-seeds_MG_2923-copy.jpg
Bushy-lichen-and-others_MG_2934-copy.jpg
Dogwood-and-vines_MG_2906-copy.jpg
Hydrangea---dried-flowers_MG_2899-copy.jpg
Pine-bark-and-vine-tendrils_MG_2902-copy.jpg
Red-Pine-Bark_MG_2932-copy.jpg
Red-Pine-bark-and-vine_MG_2905-copy.jpg
Rime-ice-and-buckthorn-leaf_MG_2943-copy.jpg
Rime-ice-and-sand_MG_2942-copy.jpg
Rock_MG_2913-copy.jpg
monk.jpg
Three-kids-of-lichens_MG_2927-copy.jpg
monk3.jpg
Vanes-and-sky_MG_2946-copy.jpg
several-lichens_MG_2937-copy.jpg
monk2.jpg
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