United States of America, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Brookline
Hood Garden (Brookline, Massachusetts)
With grounds dating to 1898, this is the oldest unaltered Olmsted design in Massachusetts. The two-acre garden slopes very steeply south and is a walled series of large terraces ending in a street. The central terrace features flowering trees, wisteria, and flower beds, while the lower terraces includes a reflecting pool and berry patches. A walkway goes down the east border. A wisteria arbor parallels this walkway.
Persons associated with the property include: the Thayer family estate (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. Frederic C. Hood and family (former owners,1898-1962); Dr. and Mrs. Chilton Crane (former owners, 1962-1968); and the Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects).
The folders include information sheets and an illustrated real estate advertisement for the property from 1994.
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: email@example.com