United States of America, Massachusetts, Chestnut Hill
Haffenreffer Garden (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
This 4.5-acre site is famous for its sloping lawn that leads the eye down to a circular pond and native wetland garden. Along the sides and in the front are numerous beds of beautifully presented choice combinations of superior plants. There is something spectacular at every season, although the owners specialize in springtime flowers and flowering shrubs: rhododendrons, daffodils, primroses, and native wildflowers. The collections are noteworthy, and are frequently visited by area students and horticultural organizations. The garden has been under development since 1954 (especially since 1960), and is continuously improved.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. Pratt (former owner, 1899-1954) and Gary Koller (landscape designer, 1995).
The folder includes a worksheet, a garden plan keyed to the slide numbers, and a photocopy of an article about the garden from the 1992 book, Gardens of Chestnut Hill. The garden is noted for its rhododendrons, daffodils, primroses, and native wildflowers, as well as for its pond/wetland and woodland garden settings.
Garden has been featured in Judith Leet, Gardens of Chestnut Hill,1992