United States of America, Iowa, Polk County, Des Moines
Brickhaven (Des Moines, Iowa)
The garden houses a collection of marked bricks, which are displayed on the west side of the garage, a feature in the informal garden. The owners are collectors of old marked paving bricks from early Des Moines streets and sidewalks. The bricks are used for walkways, walls and patios. South of the house is a wooden area that was formed in 1993, offering a progression of blooms spring through mid-summer. A garden of informal squares filed with annuals and perennials dot the property, providing visual interest and flowers for cutting.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: US Government (prior to 1849); George C. Shell (former owner, 1849-1852); Whitley Moore and Joseph Mott (former owners, 1852-1925); Edwin Proctor (former owner, 1925-1943); J.H.Carroll (former owner, 1943); Beulah H. Kelsey (former owner, 1943-1946); Fern L. Beagler & Frances Ellen Bryne (former owners, 1946-1947); Marie F. Worth (former owner, 1947); Phil Jr. and Louise B. Worth (former owners, 1947-1965); William Heard (landscape architect, 1966-1990); Bob Rennebohm (landscape architect, 1993- ); Barbara Lyford (garden designer, consultant, 1990- ); Ann Wallace Fleming (landscape designer, 1989-1991); and Bo Cleveland (herb gardener, 1980's).
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, garden features descriptions, plant lists, garden tour brochures, and newspaper and magazine clippings
The garden is featured in The Des Moines Register, June 11, 1994 1T-2T
The garden is featured in The Iowan, Summer 1995, p. 40-43
The garden is featured in: Country Accents, July/August 1995, p. 34-36, 40