United States of America, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Dover
Tall Pines (Dover, Massachusetts)
This garden site encompasses 26 acres set in a pine forest. Its owners, who began developing the garden in the 1960s, and who have done all of their own design work, have tried to keep the elements of a natural landscape--a sloping field with a few rhododendrons, andromeda, and junipers sloping down to an old stone wall with a pond beyond. There are dogwoods, redbuds, and birch on the perimeter. A small wildflower garden lies next to a garden pool built by the owners. Elsewhere on the property can be found an outdoor theater, while an allee of shadbush (Amelanchier) lines part of the front driveway. The garden received a 1992 Visiting Garden Silver Medal Award from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.
Persons associated with the garden include: I. W. Colburn (architect, 1959).
The folder includes a worksheet and abbreviated garden plan.