United States of America, Minnesota, Hennepin County, Wayzata
Southways (Wayzata, Minnesota)
Persons associated with the property include: Mrs. John Sargent Pillsbury(former owner); Harrie T. Lindeberg (architect); and Edmund J. Phelps (landscape architect).
"Southways" has views of Lake Minnetonka on all sides and extensive tree-shaded lawns. The Norman English house with its Cotswold stone roof was started in 1915 and completed in 1917. The 16th-century well in the entrance court was purchased in Florence from the Strozzi Palace and has the Strozzi family crest engraved on it. On the lakeside is a broad flagstone terrace flanked at each end by square garden plots filled with annuals. On the south side is a sunken allee containing a sundial from Kingston Bridge. The path through low drywalls and wide perennial borders screened by shrubs and tall trees, leads to a secluded circular garden and lily pond.
Materials relating to the private garden of Mrs. John Sargent Pillsbury located in Wayzata, Minnesota on Lake Minnetonka. The folder includes articles from journals and worksheet.
Garden has been featured in Fitch, James M. & F. F. Rockwell. Treasury of American Gardens. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956
Garden has been featured in Macrae, Marjorie Knight, ed. The Garden Locater of the Garden Club of America. [n.p.]1953
Garden has been featured in The Garden Club of America Sixty-Third Annual Meeting, Wayzata, Minnesota: June 21 through 23, 1976..... [Minneapolis, Minn.: Lake Minnetonka Garden Club, 1976]
Garden has been featured in Bulletin of the Garden Club of America; No. 3 (11th Series) July 1947 p.24
Garden has been featured in Price, Susan Davis. Minnesota Gardens: An Illustrated History. Afton, MN: Afton Historical Society Press, 1995