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Birch Tree Garden 1988

Landscape architect:
Valkenburgh, Michael Van
Provenance:
Chestnut Hill Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 6 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Brookline
Massachusetts
Brookline
Birch Tree Garden (Brookline, Massachusetts)
Date:
1988
1988-1988
Notes:
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).
Summary:
The folder includes an information sheet, slide list, garden description, garden plan and a photocopy of an article about the garden.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MA146000
Restrictions:
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: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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