In the Gardens with Anne: A Tapestry of Nature’s Beauty

As the sun peeks through the foliage on a crisp spring morning or even on a drizzly afternoon, you’ll often find Anne Pomykala gracefully tending to the gardens of Gramercy Mansion B&B. Nestled within the lush greenery of a 45-acre estate, Gramercy Mansion stands as a testament to Anne and her family’s dedication to preserving history while embracing the beauty of nature.

The journey of crafting these gardens began in 1985 when the Pomykalas acquired the estate. However, it wasn’t until a decade later, once the restoration work on the Mansion itself was underway, that Anne’s true passion for landscaping and garden design began to bloom. Now, three acres surrounding the Mansion, Carriage House, and cottages are adorned with Anne’s creations, each reflecting her creativity and deep reverence for the natural world.

A stroll through the grounds reveals a tapestry of meticulously planned gardens, each with its own character and charm. A winding path leads from a serene shade garden, complete with a marble gazebo, to a grand oval wedding garden—a picturesque setting for couples embarking on their journey together. In early spring, the heart-shaped garden bursts with vibrant tulips, a symbol of renewal and new beginnings.

The front garden, inspired by the elegance of the Edwardian era, serves as a welcoming embrace between the Mansion and Carriage House. Here, a harmonious blend of early and late blooming perennials and annuals creates a spectacle of color that dances from the first snowdrops of February to the falling leaves of November. Whimsical statues, inviting benches, and enchanting sculptures dot the landscape, inviting visitors to pause and immerse themselves in the tranquility of their surroundings.

Anne’s creativity knows no bounds, with each season bringing forth new projects and enhancements to the gardens. Her latest endeavor—a Japanese Koi Pond and waterfall—promises to be yet another captivating addition to the estate.

Over the years, Gramercy’s gardens have played host to countless weddings, each one infused with the magic of nature’s embrace. B&B guests meander through the meandering paths, savoring the sights and sounds of hummingbirds flitting overhead as they enjoy their morning coffee. For Anne, there is no greater joy than sharing the beauty of her gardens with others, each visit leaving an indelible mark on the hearts of those who wander through this oasis of serenity.

In the gardens of Gramercy Mansion, Anne’s passion for nature’s beauty is not merely cultivated—it flourishes, creating an enduring legacy of tranquility, romance, and the timeless allure of the natural world. So, the next time you find yourself seeking solace in the embrace of nature, take a journey to Gramercy, where the gardens await, ready to enchant and inspire all who venture within.