Croghan, New York: Veronica's Garden - Folk Art

Veronica Terrillion began filling her three-acre yard with sculptures in 1954, and kept at it for almost 50 years.
11051 State Route 812, Croghan, NY
Hwy 812 in tiny Indian River, between Harrisville and Croghan. Visible from the road.
Private property. By appt. (Call to verify)
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Veronica's Garden - Folk Art

Some statues could use a little TLC -- still worth the drive-by. We parked on the shoulder to take our time in seeing all the sites. Keep your eyes peeled, because it always seems there's another statue lurking in the foliage.

[Pam S, 07/03/2009]
Veronica's Garden - Folk Art

Between Harrisville and Croghan, there's sculpture garden, cedar log ranch and a pond with two islands spread over 3 acres. Veronica Terrillion created the home and sculptures from 1954 through the 1990s before her death in 2003, age 95.

The subjects range from Veronica's religious faith (there's a a life size nativity scene), to figures resembling members of her family, to nature scenes and animals.

[cheryl ames, 04/09/2008]

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