United States of America, Indiana, Marion County, Indianapolis
Iveagh House (Indianapolis, Indiana)
This formal garden provides a breath taking view from within any room along the backside of the house. Centered behind the new addition to the house is an octagonal pool, containing a swan and dolphin fountain. Surrounding the fountain are perennial gardens, slate walkways and knot gardens. The central focus of the largest knot garden is a statue of an 18th century English gardener. Both fountain and statue are English reproductions of old designs. The knot gardens are composed of Wintergreen and Velvet Boxwood. Boxwood is used to border much of the garden and walkways. Two serpentine boxwood hedges are intermittently planted with begonias. Rhododendrons, azaleas, hostas, and ferns are planted in gardens flanking the entrance drive. Four statues, each depicting one of the seasons, greet guests as they enter the property. A shade garden composed of hostas, ferns and impatiens border the south side of the property.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Alexander L. Taggart (former owners, 1957-1972); George Fiel (landscape designer, 1957); Warren Ringe (architect of original house, 1957); Jonathon Hess (architect of new addition, 1995); and Richard D. Wood (garden designer, 1995).
The folders include a work sheet and slide view plan.