United States of America, Washington, King County, Bellevue
Bowman Garden (Bellevue, Washington)
The 4.5-acre Bowman Garden was designed by landscape architect Robert Chittock in 1982. The driveway is lined with a high boxwood hedge on one side and a small orchard on the other leading to a circular planting of towering magnolias, cedars, rhododendrons, peonies, and other plants. The surrounding brick walkway is enhanced by 'Seafoam' tree roses in large planters with petunias and variegated vinca. Passing under a grape arbor, one enters the boxwood garden, each bordered area a masterpiece of design, filled with white roses and seasonal white flowers. Antique pear trees stand as sentinels on all four sides of the boxwood garden, which is centered by a cloverleaf pool. Up ivy-lined brick stairs is the sundial garden with surrounding dogwoods. Beyond is a clay tennis court with a glass-ceilinged arbor and small lion fountain, serving as a rest pavilion. Beautiful plantings of specimen magnolias, cedars, maples, and a gum sapwood surround the home, with a magnificent lawn sweeping down to the water's edge to views of Mt. Rainier and Seattle.
Persons associated with the garden include: Robert W. Chittock, Landscape Architect (1982); and Ellie Hensel (gardener).
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, a plant list, and a photocopy of an article about the garden.
Garden has been featured in Valerie Easton, "Seasoned Garden," The Seattle Times, August 10, 1997