United States of America, Kentucky, Fayette County, Lexington
Boutin Garden at Overbrook Farm (Lexington, Kentucky)
Persons associated with the property include: Anna Rebekah Van Meter (architect, landscape architect in 1988).
"The home is located on a high point of land that overlooks Overbrook Farm. The land slopes away from the house to the east and the west. A formal flower garden has been designed and planted on the southwest slope in an opening in the trees. There are excellent views of the garden from the raised grass terrace and the breakfast room bay window. A wide grass path leads down a gentle slope between each level. Handsome lead urns have been designed for this garden and placed on either side of the garden steps. The garden is at present planted with roses, perennials and annuals. Masses of spring tulips are replaced by annuals in the early summer. A small garden with a pool for birds is being developed to the east of the house. A natural grass path that leads past the swimming pool to the farm office is partially finished. Masses of early spring bulbs, flowering shrubs and small fruit trees that will attract birds are being planted along this path."
Materials relating to the private garden located in Lexington, Kentucky. The folder includes plans, with a garden description and worksheet done by GCA researcher Barbara S. Young.