United States of America, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Brookline
Birch Tree Garden (Brookline, Massachusetts)
Michael Van Valkenburgh, landscape architect, transformed this steeply sloping, small suburban rear garden into a forest glade. Sixteen wooden steps descend from a bluestone terrace to a clearing with a green granite water column, adding sound. Ferns, vinca and rhododendron provide background for the twelve multi-trunked white birch that transform the site into a tranquil, naturalistic garden.
Persons associated with the property include: Michael Van Valkenburgh (landscape architect, 1985).
The folder includes an information sheet, slide list, garden description, garden plan and a photocopy of an article about the garden.
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