Gardening with Martha Stewart


Martha Stewart has been in quarantine on her New York farm with her gardener, housekeeper and driver for nearly two months. 


Long days in the garden, surrounded by a rainbow of flowers and adorable baby geese. Dinners of fettuccine Alfredo or scallops cooked with leftover Dom Pérignon champagne, followed by $300 bottles of wine and competitive card games. 

This is what life in quarantine looks like for Ryan McCallister, the head gardener at Martha Stewart's farm in Bedford, New York.  McCallister, along with Stewart's driver and housekeeper, has been at Stewart's 150-acre estate for more than 45 days, according to Town & Country. 


McCallister, who is staying in Stewart's guest house, told the magazine that he did not expect the lockdown to last long when he left his New York City apartment in March. 


"I thought to myself, 'Why not just stay in the guest house for a few days until this is over?'" he recalled.  McCallister has since been posting updates from Stewart's farm on his Instagram page, sharing pictures of brilliant flowers alongside selfies with Stewart's adorable pets. 


And McCallister, who has been Stewart's head gardener for the last nine years, said plenty of work is being done as well. 



"This is actually working out pretty well," he told the magazine. "Since we're at the house all the time, we can work earlier and later and we get a lot more things done. And Martha doesn't just sit there and say, 'Do that!' She's out there doing everything wi