United States of America, Massachusetts, Chestnut Hill
Webster Garden (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
Established in 1896, this garden underwent a major design in the 1920s. In addition to several significant specimen trees--an American elm, a Sequoia Sempervirens, and a Cedar of Lebanon--the garden also featured azaleas and outstanding plantings of spring bulbs and perennials. Stone walls incorporating plantings, a garden walk reminiscent of the Villa d'Este, and a Chinese-style garden house were among the garden's special features. The garden received numerous prizes and awards from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sibley Webster (former owners); Peter Arnott (head gardener, 1918-1920s); and Harold Hill Blossom and Guy H. Lee (landscape architects (1923).
The folder includes a worksheet, the 1923 plan for the bulb garden, a photocopy of a 1924 newspaper article with a description of the garden, and other items.
Garden has been featured in the Boston Evening Transcript, May 31, 1924