04.01.14

Perched above Lambert’s Cove Road in West Tisbury, with views across the wetlands to Vineyard Sound and the Elizabeth Islands, The Folly is Friederike and Jeremy Biggs’s unexpected paean to classical Italian living. Their two-story stucco villa and surrounding seventeen acres reflect the couple’s passion for travel, art, romance, whimsy, comfort, and natural beauty. And while post-and-beam architecture and weathered shingles may be more the norm on Martha’s Vineyard, the Biggses have somehow managed to make their Folly appear right at home.

Karla Araujo

10.01.13

Protective measures help plants survive the crueler months.

Nicole Grace Mercier

10.01.13

Martha’s Vineyard is not particularly hospitable when it comes to fruit trees.

Susan Catling

07.01.13

A gardener’s tale of creating an old-fashioned romantic garden for actors Mary Steenburgen and Ted Danson.

Peggy Schwier

05.01.13

Arnie Reisman and Paula Lyons, the husband-and-wife duo known for their appearances on the weekly National Public Radio quick-wit game show Says You, talk about their shift from seasonal residents in Menemsha to year-rounders in Vineyard Haven.

04.01.13

Over some twenty years, this Chilmark property has offered up considerable creative opportunities in its yard and gardens.

Laura D. Roosevelt

05.02.12

Frances Tenenbaum’s 2006 book, Gardening at the Shore, holds a place of honor on many an Island bookshelf.

Phyllis Meras

05.02.12

Renowned among Island gardeners, Paul Jackson has spent years working the soil in his Edgartown home garden, with awe-inspiring results.

Susan Catling

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