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Liza Barnum, proprietor

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The Morgan Samuels Inn was Purchased in the fall of 2019 by Reg & Liza Barnum of Canandaigua,

for the purpose of an Events Venue and The Inn, to be run by Liza. The property and gardens were in much need of TLC.

After selling the Cheshire Union / The Company Store, Liza owned her own landscaping and cleaning business and was also a gardener for the late Peggy Wegman. Liza is also a “Master Gardener”


The first year at the Inn was total discovery… trying to figure out what was here amongst all the golden rod. Inspired by an essay written by Verna Sutherland in 1931, in her Daughters of the American Revolution application, which describes her grandfather’s home, "The Stone House" and all the gardens. She has tried to recreate some of her descriptions. (see History).

Liza starts her own seeds yearly in the basement and then moves everything to the Greenhouse, then finally the planting in the spring. Filling the flower pots  & the gardens around the mansion and throughout the grounds.



Rose Garden

The Rockery

The Rock Garden

Old Barn Wall Garden

Waterfall Koi Pond Garden with statue

Perennial Garden near event parking

Stone Heart side yard                       

White Fence Perennial Garden

Hosta Hill below the Fire pit

Hydrangea, Weigelia, grasses, Ivy, Iris, poppy, Lillies

Sunflowers, rhododendron, Many annuals throughout

Trees include:

5 Chestnut Trees, Sugar Maple trees, White Pine, Pines, Black walnut, Bass Wood, Japanese Maple, Dogwood, Weeping Cherry, Red Oak, Plum, Tulip Tree,


Thank you "Lindy" for all your help & support

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