United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Wyndmoor
Sheffield Garden (Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania)
This one-acre garden, complementing a Georgian house, includes several "rooms." There is an herb and vegetable garden of formal design enclosed by fencing. An allee features pleached trees. A perennial area is designed to be viewed from the terrace adjacent to the "public rooms" of the house.
Garden was featured on the tours of the 1963 GCA Annual meeting in Philadelphia. At that time, the walled garden included plantings evergreen and clematis mingled on the walls, formal espaliered pyracanthus and ilex, an allee of flowering crabs, underplanted with vinra and azaleas. The 'cool wild garden' led to a play yard and compost pile and behind a clipped hedge was a cutting garden. Foundation plantings were designed by Frederick Peck.
Persons associated with the garden include: Whitney W. Beaumont, II (former owner, 1960s), Mr. and Mrs. Sheffield (former owner, 1970s-2004), Frederick W. Peck (landscape architect, 1960s), and George Robbins (architect, 1949).