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The Gardens

About the Gardens

The Kinney Faella Gardens is the result of four generations of horticulturists, educators, and nature enthusiasts of the Kinney and Faella families. The University of Rhode Island's first botany professor, Lorenzo Kinney Sr., began planting conifers on his son's newly purchased land in the 1920's.

Today there are over 1000 cultivars and species of rhododendrons, azaleas, native and exotic trees, shrubs, and wildflowers which can be enjoyed by walking along natural paths throughout the 16 acre gardens. Come walk the many paths, venture over wooden foot bridges, and take a commemorative photo in our signature moon gate. Come often to witness the changing seasons, migrating birds, and hear the breeze through the towering trees. Pick up a flier and help the kids find surprises listed in our treasure hunt. Feel free to bring your easel, camera, or a picnic lunch and enjoy some time relaxing in the gardens.