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Frogmore 1995-1998

Landscape architect:
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler) 1926-
Sculptor:
Harvey, Andre
Berg, Eric
Hannah, Lois
Allen, William
Schweitzer, Kit
Physical description:
1 folder+ 11 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Chester
Pennsylvania
West Chester
Frogmore (West Chester, Pa.)
Date:
1995
1995-1998
Notes:
"Spreading over 2 1/2 acres, this is a naturalistic stroll garden where planting areas blend easily into each other. Terraced perennial beds are a profusion of poppies, peonies, iris, phlox, rudbeckias, verbascums, daylilies, asters and grasses, all of which in their seasons flow into and around a three-tiered vegetable garden."
"Native plants, magnolias, rhododendrons, flowering trees and shrubs highlight a profusion of plantings in island beds. Woodland walks cut through carpets of spring flowers, while in summer winding paths meander through a colorful wildflower meadow."
"The angular lines of the house are softened with gently curving beds and specimen plants. The entire garden is effectively "contained" by a green screen of shrubs, conifers and small flowering trees. Frog, toad and grasshopper sculptures add a whimsical note."
Persons associated with the property include: William H. Frederick, Jr. (landscape architect, 1990); Andre Harvey (sculptor); Eric Berg (sculptor); Lois Hannah (sculptor); William Allen (sculptor); and Kit Schweitzer (sculptor).
Summary:
The folder includes plans, drawings, articles, garden description and information sheet.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in National Gardening, Nov./Dec. 1991
Garden has been featured in Mary Tonetti Dorra, Beautiful American Vegetable Gardens (New York: Clarkson Potter, 1997)
Garden has been featured in James W. Wilson, Masters of the Victory Garden: Specialty Gardeners Share Their Expert Techniques (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1990)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA349000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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