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Storksnest 1998-2002

Former owner:
Stanson, Virginia
Landscape architect:
Hess, Jay
Landscape designers:
Wade & Gatton
Provenance:
Akron Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 14 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Ohio, Summit County, Akron
Ohio
Akron
Storksnest (Akron, Ohio)
Date:
1998
1998-2002
Notes:
This ten-acre site consists mostly of shade gardens, the largest of which is a hosta garden that contains over 60 varieties and various companion plantings and walkways. The "backbones" of these gardens are extensive walls and terraces of barnstone on various levels. A woods with lovely virgin beech trees and a ravine with many native wildflowers are on the property. In a sunny upper meadow is a walled vegetable and herb garden.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Virginia Stanson (former owner, 1968-1976); Jay Hess (landscape architect, 1970 and 1982); and Wade & Gatton (hosta garden designers, 1994).
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
The Akron Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Mary Beth Breckenridge, "Greenery Scenery," The Beacon Journal [Akron], May 15, 1998
Garden has been featured in "Earthly Delights," Beacon: Magazine of the Beacon Journal [Akron], August 27, 1989
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Gardens, PO Box 37012, Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506, Washington, DC 20013-7012
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
OH214000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_240845

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