United States of America, Illinois, Cook County, New Trier, Wilmette
Bergmann-Grigsby Garden (Wilmette, Ill.)
"The main entry of the garden is at the rear of the house due to the home's proximity to the busy street and the fact theat the house was once a farm house with much more property than what exists now. The old greenhouse (Lord and Burnham, c. 1900) was the New Trier High School's greenhouse (in Winnetka, Illinois) and was reassembled and attached to the home in the early 1960's. The two largest plantings in the garden include a Magnolia x soulangiana and an Acer platanoides 'Schwerdleri' assumed to have been planted in the early 1930's. It is a cottage style garden created by plantsmen. The garden is divided into many rooms based on the configuration of the building and adjoining the property."
"The garden began in 1986. It is planted in casual style with some formal elements. Stone ornaments are collected and use them as punctuation throughout the garden-often moved about to accent what is in bloom at the time. At the entry arbor are a collection of potted, unusual dwarf conifers which are overwintered at the nursery for safekeping. The plant collection at the gates emphasizes a restrained color palette and variegated foliage."
Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc. was featured in The 1998 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Their garden "The Wind in the Willow", won the Mayor's Trophy - Best of Show and the People's Choice Award. They also created gardens for the 1995 and 1996 Flower and Garden Shows."
Persons associated with the property include: Craig K. Bergmann (owner); James W. Grigsby (owner); Linda Oyama Bryan (photographer).
The folder includes drawing of the garden, garden description,articles, excerpts from books, lecture program, and brochure from The 1998 Chicago Flower and Garden Show.
Garden has been featured in Horticulture Magazine, October 1994
Garden has been featured in Verey, Rosemary. The American Man's Garden. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, c1990
Garden has been featured in The 1998 Garden Conservancy Open Days Directory. New York: The Garden Conservancy, Inc., 1998
Garden has been featured in Chicago Tribune, September 27, 1998
Garden has been featured in House Beautiful, April 1993
Garden has been featured in Smith, Mary Riley. The Front Garden: new approaches to landscape design. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1991