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Edwin Sibley Webster Garden 1951-1965

Former owner:
Scherer, Mrs.
Webster, Edwin Sibley Mr. Mrs.
Landscape designer:
Kellaway, Herbert J.
Horticulturist:
Foote, Harriett Risley 1863-
Landscape architect:
Innocenti, Umberto
Landscape architects:
Innocenti & Webel
Physical description:
4 folders+ 9 35 mm. slides; 2 photoprints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States, Massachusetts, Barnstable County, Falmouth, Quissett, Woods Hole
Massachusetts
Quissett
Webster, Edwin Sibley, Garden (Quissett, Massachusetts)
Date:
1951
1951-1965
Notes:
This was a five-acre summer home site along the shore of Buzzard's Bay and was famous for its roses and perennial plantings. In addition, the garden featured a mixture of colorful annuals such as petunias, zinnias, pinks, and alyssum. Statuary, including a cigar-store type Indian figure (now at Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, MA), complemented the garden designs of Umberto Innocenti and Herbert J. Kellaway. Development of the rose garden occurred in the 1930s; the house was torn down in 1971.
Persons associated with the property include: Mrs. Scherer (former owner, 1894); Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sibley Webster (former owners, 1902-1971); Herbert J. Kellaway (landscape designer); Harriett R. Foote (horticulturist); Umberto Innocenti (landscape architect); and Innocenti and Webel (landscape architects).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, a copy of the garden plan, and photocopies of articles and other information about the garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in the Better Homes and Gardens' publication, "America's Gardens" (1964)
Garden has been featured in Gardens and Gardening: The Studio Gardening Annual 1934
Garden has been featured in Herbert J. Kellaway, "A Rose Garden at Quissett," Landscape Architecture (October 1932), pp. 24-30
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MA096000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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