United States of America, Illinois, Barrington Hills
Brinker Hills Farm (Barrington Hills, Ill.)
"The gardens include a perennial garden (English style) and a rock garden leading up to the pool area. The driveway is lined with hosta, impatiens, and perennials. The waterfall pond area is planted with impatiens, tuberous begonias and perennials. The lake area is home to native grasses, wildflowers and water plants."
"The 50 acres are part of what once was a dairy farm. The main house is made up of 3 houses built in Massachusetts in 1699, 1720, and 1805, and moved to this location in the early 1920's by flatbed railroad car."
Persons associated with the property include: Russell A. Pettengill (former owner 1922 to 1932); Orville Ceasar (former owner 1932 to ?);Lyman Smith (former owner ? to 1964); Pat Patten (former owner 1964-1967); Charles Eugen Gagnon (sculptor); Victor Salmones (sculptor); Luke Burros (gardener and landscaper 1975 to 1987); John Suchy (water and prairie landscaper 1991 to 1995); Raul Guijarro (gardener 1987); Bob Kelly (arborist 1996); Mary S. McCarthy (photographer).
Materials relating to the private garden located in Barrington Hills, Illinois. The folder includes slides, descriptions of slides, plans, Real Estate advertisement, list of plants, with a description and worksheet done by GCA researcher Patricia Mead. This garden includes sculptures by Charles Eugene Gagnon and Victor Salmones.
Garden has been featured in North Shore Magazine, April 1986