United States of America, Pennsylvania, Chester County, West Chester
Ravine House (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
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).
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.
Garden has been featured in The Green Scene, September 1991