United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, Greenwich
Robin's Nest (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Robin's Nest is located in the Khakum Wood area of Greenwich, Connecticut, planned by the Olmsted Brothers in 1925. Although the house was constructed around 1930, the garden has been under extensive development only since 1998, and is designed to be a park-like setting in harmony with the Olmsted plan. Large rock outcroppings were used to produce a layered effect for the perennial garden. This garden is the focal point of the back lawn as viewed from the house's dining room, columned porch, and upstairs bedrooms. Large cut stones remaining from the house's construction were discovered during land clearing; these were used for edging the lower part of the garden. A professional landscape designer assisted in the design process and brought in most of the plant material in the first year, planting the larger shrubs and placing others. The owners have done all of the other planting and maintenance themselves. Because many of the plants and trees have come from fellow garden enthusiasts, friends, and field trips, the owners call their garden a "friendship garden."
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Everett Dominick (former owners, 1929-1971); Charles and Carol Davis (former owners, 1971-1983); Timothy Paterson (landscape designer, 1998); and Highland Design, Inc. (landscape designers, 1998).
The folder includes a worksheet and abbreviated site plans.