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Orient Knoll 1997-1999

Former owners:
Fields, Arnold Mr. Mrs.
Landscape designer:
McCarter, Douglas
Physical description:
1 folder+ 9 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Medfield
Massachusetts
Medfield
Orient Knoll (Medfield, Massachusetts)
Date:
1997
1997-1999
Notes:
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).
Summary:
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.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MA161000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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