United States of America, Illinois, Lake County, Lake Forest
Mellody Farm (Lake Forest, Ill.)
This estate contains several gardens. Before the main facade (northeast) is an arrival court with an oval pool which has a fountain at the center. This water feature is surrounded by sculpture. Circling this space is a drive. On axis with the opposite facade are three rectangular pools with lawn and flower borders which lead to a loggia. Urns and potted topiary plants are dotted about the garden. To the west of this water garden is a geometrically laid out rose garden. To the west of this is an orchard and service area. By the artificial lake, there is a 'Dutch Garden' composed of wedge-shaped flower beds arranged in a circle with an urn at the center.
Persons associated with the property include: J. Ogden Armour (former owner); Arthur Huen (designer, gardener, architect).