United States of America, Connecticut, New London County, New London
Caroline Black Garden (New London, Connecticut)
This garden was established in the mid-1920's by Dr. Caroline Black, first chairperson of the Connecticut College Botany Department as a teaching facility for botany study. Following Dr. Black's death in 1930, the College named the garden in her honor."
"The garden began in the northern portion of its present location, and featured many perennial plants, especially Iris. Due to the increasing size of many of the trees and shrubs, as well as maintenance considerations, most perennials were phased out by 1960s."
"Today, the four-acre garden houses an outstanding collection of choice woody landscape plants from around the world. It is a part of the Connecticut College Arboretum, and serves as a living library and outdoor laboratory for botony classes and all plant enthusiasts."
"A landscape garden featuring woody plants; mature specimens of conifers; autumn interest beds; small viburnum and spirea collections. New holly collection, spring 1997. Small artificial stream and pool with re-circulating pump."
Persons associated with the property include: Dr. Caroline Black (first chairperson of the Connecticut College Botony Department); Dr. Harriett Creighton (manager of Caroline Black Garden from 1934 to 1939); Dr. Betty Thompson (manager of Caroline Black Garden from 1945 to 1970); Professor Sally Taylor (manager of Caroline Black Garden from 1970 to 1990); Professor Glenn Dreyer (Arboretum Director).
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