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Hostetler Garden 2000

Former owners:
Fusz, Louis Mr. Mrs.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 15 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Missouri, St. Louis
St. Louis
Hostetler Garden (St. Louis, Missouri)
Established in 1960, this 1.5 acre garden is located on a typical lane in the St. Louis suburb of Ladue. The property has interesting sinkholes on the north, south, and west sides. The garden design is well-integrated, with a definite rhythm, as the free-form curves of the swimming pool are echoed by the curvilinear shapes of the garden beds. The southeast corner of the pool house is cantilevered over the pool, which has a small planted island. There is a great variety of plant material overlooked by large, mature oak trees. Every now and then, a little surprise comes to light: a trickling fountain, a statue of a little boy, a bee skep, or a string of Javanese temple bells hanging from a tall tree. Because of its superior design, with "good bones," there is something to delight the eye in all seasons.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Louis Fusz (former owners, before 1960).
The folder includes a worksheet and a garden plan with plant names.
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Archives of American Gardens

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