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Kummer Garden 1998

Former owner:
Guthrie, C. M
Gorguze, V
Bernoudy, William
deDecker, Jane
Physical description:
1 folder+ 20 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Missouri, St. Louis
St. Louis
Kummer Garden (St. Louis, Missouri)
This eight-acre site incorporates a range of garden settings, and a variety of types of plants. The entrance garden features coleus and Alabama fountain grass, while the entrance courtyard includes a fountain, pool, sculpture, an alpine miniature collection, hostas, and azaleas. A perennial border between the two wings of the house is faced by a line of threadneedle arborvitae, and highlighted by a bronze sculpture of a gardener. Pool area plantings include azaleas, rhododendrons, ornamental grasses, daylilies, pleached hawthorns, and roses, while the south side of the house features azaleas, crabapples, and pink dogwoods.
To the north of the house lie a woodland garden, an enclosed vegetable garden, and an orchard of 24 fruit trees, among them apple, pear, plum, and cherry.
Persons associated with the property include: C. M. Guthrie (former owner); V. Gorguze (former owner); William Bernoudy (architect); and Jane deDecker (sculptor).
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The folder includes a worksheet, copies of garden plans, a photocopy of an article about the garden from St. Louis Magazine, and other information. The garden is noted for its rich plantings, variety of garden types, and skillful planning to complement its relationship to the house.
Garden has been featured in St. Louis Magazine, May-June 1993
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Smithsonian Gardens, PO Box 37012, Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506, Washington, DC 20013-7012
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