United States of America, Kentucky, Woodford County, Versailles
Shadewell Farm, (Versailles, Kentucky)
A Kentucky Heritage Farm, Shadewell Farm is located in the historic agricultural area of Woodford County. The brick farm house was built in 1812. There are two barns dating to about 1885. Also, there exist many out buildings such as an old corncrib, smoke house, chicken house, outhouse, and a cistern. Adjacent to the garden area is a large fishing pond (four acres). In 1991, a landscape architect was employed to renovate the garden area. Arbors were built of cedar trees arranged in the desired shape then allowed to weather. The four gates of the large vegetable garden use this same design. Much of the garden has been naturalized and there are numerous boxwood. A fruit orchard of twenty-five trees is adjoining the vegetable garden. Within the area there are several benches of weathered wood--one is built around a tree near the entrance arbor. The old corncrib is used as a sculpture centered among four ornamental crab apple trees.
Persons associated with the garden include: Amos Stout (former owner, 1812-?); John W. Stout (former owner); John Lindsey Stout (former owner); Nancy Taylor Breanne (landscape architect, 1991); Sara Tate (architect, 1989); and Wendal Sherman (gardener).
The folder includes a work sheet, copies of the garden plan with plant names, and brochure with location of farm.