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B. Fletcher Garden 1985-1993

Owner:
Fletcher, B
Photographer:
Fletcher, Robert M. d. 1995
Physical description:
1 folder+ 35 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
California
Los Angeles
B. Fletcher Garden (Los Angeles, California)
Date:
1985
1985-1993
Notes:
"A French Normandy style home designed by Wallace Neff on a multi-terraced site. The garden is situated on a south facing slope with a 180 degree view of Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean. The garden is inspired by gardens of Southern France. It is characterized by numerous flights of steps, terraces and viewing spots. These areas are locally planted with often surprisingly drought tolerant materials. The prominent areas include a palm garden, four rose gardens and a 'twilight garden' where the shrubs and trees have been planted so that their shadows are cast on the lawn in the evening light. Among the trees are many Italian Stone Pines, a huge Magnolia, a pink Melaneuca, a host of California Sycamores, a Tipuana Tipu tree, and a grove of Eucalyptus citriodora."
Persons associated with the property include: B. Fletcher (owner); Wallace Neff (architect); Robert M. Fletcher (landscape architect and photographer).
Summary:
The folder includes a description of the gardens and a worksheet done by GCA researcher Doreen Hambleton. The garden is noted for its distinctive "garden rooms" often revealing artistically placed sculpture, pottery, benches, and specimen plantings.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CA357000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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