United States of America, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Medfield
Orient Knoll (Medfield, Massachusetts)
Established in 1964, this two-acre garden site features three levels, with most of the open space being in the middle tier. Asian influences predominate in both the home and garden. Inspired by a large rock formation, the garden features ponds and recirculating water flowing down a manmade stream with small waterfalls. Roses are a particular focus, and various types are used for teaching and lecturing. A miniature weeping birch arches over a grouping of a birdbath, stones, and plants. A perennial garden divides the second and third tiers. In addition, a vegetable garden is on the second tier, some distance from the house, but still in view.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Fields (former owners, 1955-1964) and Douglas McCarter (landscape designer, 1980-1999).
The folder includes a worksheet, which incorporates an abbreviated outline of the site design. The garden is noted for its use of Asian design elements and for its roses.