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Sheffield Garden 1960s, 2000-2001

W. Beaumont Whitney, II Garden formerly known as
Landscape architect:
Peck, Frederick W. G.
Former owner:
Whitney, W. Beaumont II.
Whitney, W. Beaumont Mrs.
Architect:
Robbins, George
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club
Physical description:
2 folders+ 15 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Wyndmoor
Pennsylvania
Wyndmoor
Sheffield Garden (Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1960
1960-2001
1960s, 2000-2001
Notes:
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).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and site plan.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA621000
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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