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Jacobs Garden, 1995

Former owners:
Wagner, K. Mr. Mrs.
Landscape architect:
Collins, Lester -1993
van Sweden, James
Architect:
Lethbridge, Donald
Sculptor:
Toulin, Ella
Landscape architects:
Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc.
Physical description:
2 folders+ 36 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Maryland, Montgomery County, Bethesda
Maryland
Bethesda
Jacobs Garden (Bethesda, Maryland)
Date:
1995
1995-1995
Notes:
Under development since the late 1970s, this nearly two-acre garden site is a tranquil blend of plantings surrounding the owner's home. Building on Lester Collins's basic design, Oehme, van Sweden and Associates added an upper and lower pond connected by a small waterfall. Garden features include multi-level terraces, stone walls, broad stairs, intricate fences and gates, perennial borders, ornamental grasses, and raised cutting beds. There is a large swimming pool at the lower end of the property and a woodland frames it all. The garden's overall ambience benefits from its owner, a talented floral designer who offers classes from her home.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. K. Wagner (former owners, before 1976); Lester Collins (landscape architect, 1977); James van Sweden (landscape architect, 1986); Donald Lethbridge (architect, 1976); Ella Toulin (sculptor, 1985), and Oehme, van Sweden and Associates, Inc. (landscape designers, 1986).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, a garden plan with plant list, and photocopies of book excerpts and articles about the garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Wolfgang Oehme, James van Sweden, and Susan Frey, Bold Romantic Gardens (Reston, VA: Acropolis, 1990), pp. 156-157, 234, 249, and 253
Garden has been featured in James van Sweden, Gardening with Water (New York: Random House, 1994), pp. 26, 38-44, 151, 154, and 159
Garden has been featured in James van Sweden, Gardening with Nature (New York: Random House, 1997), pp. 80-85
Garden has been featured in Stacey Freed, "Theme and Variations," Garden Design, Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 1988), pp. 20-22
Garden has been featured in The Washington Post, January 29, 1978
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MD136000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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