United States of America, Massachusetts, Chestnut Hill
Saltonstall Garden (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
Active development of this 2.5-acre garden site dates to 1974, although the property has been associated with the Saltonstall family since 1857. White birch trees border the curved driveway entering this intensively planted property, which is home to many very old, large trees, such as oak, hemlock, white birch, tulip, and horse chestnut. Along with an expanse of lawn there is a feeling of garden spaces. A woodland garden was recently established at the top of the drive. Nearby a shade garden sweeps up an embankment planted with a variety of material. A wooden fence with arbor contains a rose garden, cutting garden, and herb garden and is surrounded by a large, mixed, spring-through-summer display of perennials. A private, walled brick terrace provides comfortable outdoor living. It is lined with container plants and beds of roses, perennials, a spiral juniper, evergreen shrubs, and espaliered weeping cedars, giving texture to the stone wall.
Persons associated with the property include: Leverett Saltonstall (former owner).
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The folder includes a worksheet and abbreviated garden/planting plan.
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