United States of America, Ohio, Summit County, Akron
Storksnest (Akron, Ohio)
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).
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The Akron Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
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
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