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The Ravine House 1990-1999

Landscape architect:
Kistler, John
Photographer:
Zimmerman, L. Wilbur
Physical description:
1 folder+ 11 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Chester
Pennsylvania
West Chester
Ravine House (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1990
1990-1999
Notes:
In this eight-acre woodland garden native and exotic flora are woven together in an informal design in a deciduous forest of oak, walnut, hickory, beech, and ash. The garden is sited on the south-facing slope of a steep ravine, at the bottom of which a stream curves through the property. Thousands of bulbs, many rhododendrons, understory trees such as dogwood, and a wide variety of groundcovers and perennials, fill the garden.
Persons associated with the property include: John Kistler (landscape architect, 1982) and L. Wilbur Zimmerman (photographer).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet, copies of garden plans, and a copy of an article about the garden from The Green Scene (the publication of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society). The garden is noted for its informality and the creative use of its shady woodland setting.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in The Green Scene, September 1991
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA351000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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