Visitors tour Peach’s Point garden

Sheltered by umbrellas, a few folks wander the formal rose garden in Marblehead. Photo by Joe Brown

Despite the pouring rain, a number of visitors came out to the residence of Brian and Nancy McCarthy on Saturday to take a guided tour of the most stunning garden in Marblehead on Peach’s Point. The Marblehead Museum hosted the tour at 17 Crowninshield Road.

After years of work, Landscape Architect Doug Jones and gardener Rick Elder recreated the multi-acre garden on the estate known as Seaside Farm. The property was built by Francis Boardman Crowninshield and Louise DuPont Crowninshield in the early 20th century.

The garden features roses, statues, and water fountains with goldfish swimming at the base, as well as luscious greenery and vegetation — all in a location that gives visitors a beautiful view of the ocean.