Chappaqua's Rocky Hills Private Gardens Will No Longer Become County Park

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Westchester decided it would be too costly to maintain Rocky Hills. Photo Credit: Chelsea Pomales/Garden Design magazine.

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Westchester County Board of Acquisition and Contract unanimously voted to terminate an agreement to assume ownership of Rocky Hills, a well-known private garden in Chappaqua, according to 

The private garden was set to be donated to the county by current owner Henriette Suhr along with $500,000 to help defray the cost of maintenance. The board agreed, however, that the cost of maintaining the garden as a county green space was too much of a financial burden, reported. 

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