United States of America, Michigan, Wayne County, Grosse Pointe Farms
Grosse Pointe Farms
Paddock Residence (Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan)
Established in 1955, this one-acre garden was originally designed by Thomas D. Church and Associates. Additional design work was done in 1994 by Ellen Samuels. Tall elms and oaks shelter this shady garden, while brick and dry stone walls support and enhance the progressive downhill plantings. Flagstone and brick have been used inside and out, melding the different areas. The lyrical design of the borders and beds is always apparent from the many large windows and screened porch in the house.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. H. Lynn Pierson (former owners, 1955-1987); Thomas D. Church and Associates (landscape architects, 1955); Wallace Frost and Charles Backus (architects, 1955); Florentine Craftsmen, Inc. (metalworkers, 1955); and Ellen Samuels (landscape designer, 1994).
The folder includes a worksheet and a copy of the 1955 Thomas D. Church and Associates garden plan.