United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Mount Desert, Northeast Harbor
Landfall (Northeast Harbor, Me.)
"Built on the foundations of a turn of the century house, the owners used the old granite foundations as garden wals. Situated on high ground overlooking the entrance to Northeast Harbor and out to sea. A series of garden rooms lead from a sunny border at the bedroom window to a moss garden in the woods below."
"A small property, its special quality lies in the use of natural ledges, shaped mugo pines and weeping hemlock, ferns, mosses and dwarf conifers, pools in the ledge rock and a brook through the woods to the sea below. A ancient Japanese pagoda as well as some contemporary sculpture."
"Property purchased October 21, 1956. A residence built by Mary Wheelright at the turn of the century had been torn down. The present garden was created on foundations of this residence over the years."
Persons associated with the property include: Thomas S. and Mary T. Hall (former owners); William Adair Bernoudy (architect in 1956); Howard S. Kneedler, Jr. (landscape architect in 1958); Mary Reed (gardener); Margaret Bowditch (photographer).
The folder includes plans, plant list, sketch of property and worksheet done by GCA researcher Trudy Bancroft. This garden is noted for its series of garden rooms and natural ledges.
Garden has been featured in Horticulture, August 1988
Garden has been featured in House and Garden, July 1993
Garden has been featured in Town and Country, June 1996
Garden has been featured in Corbin, Patricia. Gardens of Earthly Delight: designs for the good life. New York: E. P. Dutton, 1985
Garden has been featured in Hayward, Gordon. Garden path: inspiring designs and practical projects. Charlotte, Vt.: Camden House Pub., c1993
Garden has been featured in James, Theodore. Seaside Gardening. New York, N. Y.: Harry N. Abrams, 1995