The Rocks Estate Today
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Learn about the Glessners' Rocks Estate. Beginning in 1883, the Glessners spent every summer at their beloved estate in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, known as The Rocks. The estate comprised nearly 1,500 acres at its peak and featured gardens designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. After the Glessners died, their descendants continued to occupy the estate and run it as an active working farm. In the late 1970s, much of the property was donated to the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, of which John Glessner was an early member. Today, the estate is one of the premier properties owned by the Society, offering a lush landscape, rare trees and plants, and numerous restored buildings that tell the story of the Glessners while being adaptively reused for today's needs. Join Nigel Manley, director of The Rocks Estate for the past 29 years, as he takes you on a journey through this natural wonderland.