United States of America, Massachusetts, Norfolk County, Westwood
Ferguson Garden (Westwood, Massachusetts)
This 11-acre site includes four acres of gardens and seven acres of woods. Designed by Thomas Wirth Associates, the garden comprises a circular bluestone terrace connecting the swimming pool (lower level) and the greenhouse, pond and waterfall (upper level) across the width of the house. To the rear is an undulating meadow, which replaced an earlier flat lawn area. Views open up across this meadow to the woods. A "pagan" garden is sited in a depression with water-loving plants on the eastern wooded edge. A gazebo leads to a clearing with woodland plantings on the southern edge. Woodland paths connect these spaces. The plant material is varied, interesting, unusual, and beautifully maintained. A cutting garden fits in between the swimming pool and the front lawn. This garden received the Massachusetts Horticultural Society's Visiting Garden Gold Medal Award for 1992 and an Honorable Mention from the 1994 Landscape Architecture Magazine Residential Design jury.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Thomas Wirth (landscape architect, 1990-1993); John Knight (landscape architect, 1990-1993); Thomas Wirth Associates (landscape architects, 1990-1993); Willowbrook Landscaping (landscape contractors); and O'Hara & Griffin Ltd. (stonemasons, 1992-1993).
The folder includes a worksheet, a garden plan, and copies of an article and correspondence about the garden.
Garden has been featured in Landscape Architecture, Vol. 85, April 1995