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The Gardener's Cottage 1910-1999

Former owner:
Wilbur, James B
Wilbur, James B., Jr.
Wilbur, James B., Jr. Mrs.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 7 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Vermont, Bennington County, Manchester
Vermont
Manchester
Gardener's Cottage (Manchester, Vermont)
Date:
1910
1910-1999
Notes:
This ca. 3.5-acre garden site was originally part of the model working farm on the Wilbur estate. Remains of old foundations, walkways, and stone walls that were once part of the farm and its buildings delineate part of the current garden. The old potting shed and greenhouse (now used as a study) had large glass structures extending out from them. The outlines of these glass structures are still visible on the walls of the remaining buildings and old foundations are still evident on the lawn. The remains of a pool and fountain have become a daylily bed and the old stone wall foundation has become the main garden. The garden takes its name from the fact that the owner's house was once the estate gardener's cottage. Because of the size of the house and its age (ca. 1790), the owner has designed the garden to be small and informal, old-fashioned and casual, like an English cottage garden.
Persons associated with the property include: James B. Wilbur (former owner, 1908-1929); James B. Wilbur, Jr. (former owner, 1929-1933); Mrs. James B. Wilbur, Jr. (former owner, 1933-1973).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and detailed garden plans with plant lists.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VT006000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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