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Photos: At Trimble’s Nursery in Cutchogue, a whimsical oasis of beauty and inspiration

Photo: Katharine Schroeder

On Main Road in Cutchogue at the eastern corner of Trimble’s of Corchaug Nursery sits a small bit of paradise with winding paths, magnificent flowers and a collection of funky decorations.

Officially named the Stephen Laskody Inspiration Garden in honor of Trimble’s co-owner Nancy Leskody’s brother, the area is known informally as the Idea Garden.

Twenty years ago Laskody envisioned a place where customers could go for inspiration in decorating their own landscapes and since then it has morphed into a beautiful and offbeat oasis filled with trees, perennial and annual plants, and flowers.

Anne Trimble, co-owner and namesake of the nursery said that many of the quirky decorations came from yard sales, were brought in by employees or were items destined for the trash. This year they’ve added a dozen or so flags, each representing the home country of a Trimble’s employee.

The garden is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as both a wildlife habitat and a bird-friendly habitat. You can visit during business hours (9 to 5 every day except Tuesday).

SoutholdLOCAL photos by Katharine Schroeder

Katharine is a writer and photographer who has lived on the North Fork for nearly 40 years, except for three-plus years in Hong Kong a decade ago, working for the actor Jackie Chan. She lives in Cutchogue. Email Katharine