Peace Pocket

PEACE POCKET IS A PRIVATE RESIDENCE. VISITATION BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Peace Pocket is an oasis of flora tucked at the end of a quiet neighborhood street. This emerging landscape, the home of Constance Metcalf, was first planted in 2016 with major additions planned for spring 2018. Constance has devoted herself to maintaining and improving this landscape. She is the main caretaker of the arboretum and has been collaborating with The Newport Arboretum to enhance her collection.

Constance has many goals for the property, including eradicating invasive species, chemical-free garden maintenance, and creating a bird-friendly habitat.

Peace Pocket also hosts The Newport Arboretum’s newest satellite nursery. Prior to establishing the nursery, the arboreta collaborated on soil testing throughout the grounds of Peace Pocket, and soil amendments are being made with compost generated on site. This satellite nursery is currently growing six specimen trees including: Golden Incense Cedar, Lady Sunshine Dovetree, Doug Field Larch, Chinese Pistache, Variegated Sweetgum, and Sweetgum ‘Rotundifolia’.

Other planned future tree plantings for the property include Cedrus atlantica ‘Fastigiata’, Pinus strobus ‘Pendula’, and Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’.

PEACE POCKET TREE INVENTORY

PEACE POCKET TREES ON OPENTREEMAP

Peace Pocket

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The Newport Arboretum, New England's first citywide arboretum, is a special project of The Newport Tree Society of Newport, Rhode Island.