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Horseshoes Stable Garden, Morristown, New Jersey c.1990-2010

Former owner:
Colgate, Henry
Fairfield, Theodore
Landscape designer:
Smith, John
Garden designer:
Weber, Nelva M.
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey
Physical description:
2 folders+ 10 35 mm. slides (photographs); 23 digital images
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Morris County, Morristown
New Jersey
Morristown
Horseshoes Stable Garden (Morristown, New Jersey)
Date:
199u
199u-2010
c1990-2010
Notes:
This 5.8-acre property was once the outbuilding and stable area of the former Henry Colgate estate. The residence was converted from the property's U-shaped stables, forming the courtyard that houses the main garden. Formerly a gravel paddock used to cool horses, the main garden is now grassed and surrounded by a perennial border and vines climbing the stable overhang. In addition to the main garden, the property features a small herb-knot garden, as well as a terrace and pool surrounded by a rose border. Raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, a meadow, and woodlands are beyond.
Because it is surrounded on three sides the main garden receives three distinct angles of sun exposure, allowing for east, west and south facing beds. The single garden accordingly features a diverse variety of plants appropriate to each level of available light.
Covered walkways surrounding the courtyard feature wood bricks which had originally been used to protect horses hooves, serving as a softer material than clay bricks.
Persons associated with the garden include: Henry Colgate (former owner, 1928-1948); Theodore Fairfield (former owner, 1948-1961); John Smith (landscape designer, 1970); and Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, planting lists, and additional information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ131000
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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