United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, Stamford
Fort Stamford Period Garden (Stamford, Connecticut)
"This is a semi-formal garden surrounded by a stone balustrade on three sides, with a stone-pillared pergola along the fourth, centered on a dropped flagstone oval with stone retaining walls. These features were restored from an original design of unknown date and granite-chip paths and beds were laid out in 1976, as a Bicentennial project of two garden clubs. The beds are planted with perennials, herbs, and annuals, accented with boxwood, ilex, yew, and a central blue spruce. Flowering trees are also in the garden. The garden is in a city park which includes Fort Stamford and large old trees. A bronze Bicentennial commemorative plaque is in the park near the garden.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: the Goodbody family and Robert and Augusta Goodbody (former owners to 1970); Lucy W. Harriman (landscape architect, 1975); the Stamford Garden Club (restoration and garden care, 1974 to date); the Glenbrook Garden Club (restoration, 1974); and the City of Stamford (1972 to date).
The folder includes worksheets, a garden design and complete plant list, brochures about the garden and Fort Stamford, a brief history of the property, and photocopies of newspaper articles about Fort Stamford and the garden.