From Stop and Smell the Flowers in Sullivan County

  |  July 5, 2017


Here’s another spot to add to your southern Catskills/Borscht Belt road-tripping itinerary: Flying Trillium Gardens & Preserve, located near the town of Bethel in central Sullivan County. We found out about this bloom-filled paradise from a recent article in, which offered an inside peek at the 300-acre dairy farm-turned-gardens owned and operated by native plant landscape designer/teacher/writer (and aptly named) Carolyn Summers and her husband, David Brittenham.

The gardens and preserve, which are available for touring by appointment only, offer a wealth of native plant life, trees, and, of course, oodles of trillium flowers, all spread out over 8 demonstration gardens. Also on the agenda at Flying Trillium: Lots and lots of butterflies.

Want to see it? Visit to view photo galleries of the gardens. Want to see it in person? Call 845-292-6424 or email

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