United States of America, New York, Dutchess County, Hyde Park
Bellefield (Hyde Park, New York)
"Bellefield is an enclosed formal garden designed by Beatrix Farrand in 1912. An example of the Arts and Crafts style, the garden links the adjacent house to the surrounding landscape with a highly architectural form which shifts from detailed built forms to simple living forms as one moves away from the house. Field stone walls and a grouping of Black Locust trees reference the areas of early Dutch settlements, while forced perspective and Beaux Arts poché allude to the highest European design traditions."
"House and structure layout of enclosed garden largely unchanged since 1911."
"The National Park Service executed a Historic Structure Report which includes a great deal of information on the site and its owners, but little on the Beatrix Farrand Garden. A small collection of reference materials relating to the garden (including historic photographs) is held by the National Park Service at Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site."
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Thomas and Sarah Newbold (former owners); Gerald and Mary (Newbold) Morgan (former owners); Gerald Morgan (former owner); the National Park Service, Roosevelt-Vanderbilt National Historic Site (present owners); Beatrix Farrand (landscape architect, 1912); and McKim, Mead and White (architects that remodeled the 18th century house, 1909-1911).
The folder includes plant lists, plan views of historic plant material, a plan view for garden border restoration with plant lists and locations, the Winter 1998 newsletter of The Garden Conservancy; a copy of Hudson Valley magazine featuring an article about the garden, a description of proposed renovations, a brochure and an Archives of American Gardens worksheet.
Garden has been featured in The Newsletter of The Garden Conservancy, Winter 1998
Garden has been featured in Colleen Fogarty, "Leading Ladies," Hudson Valley (May 1999), pp. 20-25