United States of America, Oregon, Multnomah County, Portland
Green Gate (Portland, Oregon)
A classic 3.44 acre central-axis garden; monumental Burford holly topiary balls; formal rose garden; boxwood hedges; espaliered pear and apple trees; grape arbor; lilac allee; reflective pool nestled in the expanse of lawn; monumental rhododendrons; Japanese maple grown from a seed brought back to Portland from the garden of the Japanese emperor in 1935; Belgian cobblestones; stone pathways; rock walls throughout the garden; stone barbeque; cutting gardens of various perennials, including peonies, phlox, and doronicum; kitchen herb garden; tennis court; and viewing pavilion.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. John V. G. Posey (former owners, 1925-1978); Ellis F. Lawrence (architect, 1923-1925); Arthur Erfeldt (landscape architect, 1950s); Lord and Schryver (landscape architects, 1950s); William L. Fletcher (architect, 1988); and Larry Kirkland (sculptor, 1990).
The folder includes a garden description, slide list, plan view drawings, a National Register of Historic Places-Registration Form, and a worksheet
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