United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Mount Desert Island
Mount Desert Island
Montrose (Mount Desert Island, Maine)
This garden was designed to draw on the movement of the Sound, the mountains, and the water. The owners and the architect settled on two aims--to let the natural landscape inspire their plans and to create a replica of it. They did this by cutting down trees and creating a pond to reflect the Sound in the distance. They also wanted to create an easy way of descending from the house onto a large lawn below, which would become a pleasant place to entertain. Terraces were created and planted with Rosa rugosa. The front side of the house became the place to use complementary flowers. The path to the house is bordered by a hedge of coreopsis and hydrangea blooms. A small cutting garden is hidden behind a white picket fence on the right side of the drive.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Mr. and Mrs. David Donnan (former owners, 1987-1993) and Morgan Wheelock (landscape architect, 1995-1998).
The folder includes a worksheet, landscape plan, and planting plan.