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Far A-Field 1997-2002

Physical description:
1 folder+ 29 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, New York, Dutchess County, Millbrook
New York
Far A-Field (Millbrook, New York)
The structure of the garden is based on a collection of ornamental trees, specifically conifers, which the owner has planted since 1975. The garden surrounds a small "Adamesque" house built in 1931 and was enlarged in the early 1990s to add a conservatory and library. The site is over 800 feet above sea level and enjoys a vista that overlooks the Shawangunk Mountains and Hudson River some 30 miles away. A garden, called "The Orient," in front of the house, contains a dry stream bed crossed with native field stone steps, stone lantern, rhododendrons, and a red pagoda. There is also a secret hot-colors garden, a small orchard of apple and pear trees, and a dwarf conifers garden planted in indigenous moss.
Persons associated with the property include: Dr. Alice Gregory (former owner, 1931-1956) and Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Wing (former owners, 1956-1975).
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, and newspaper and magazine clippings.
The garden is featured in Elvin Mcdonald, "Bound for Home," Traditional Home, Holiday 1998, pp. 120, 123-129
The garden is featured in Carol Trapani, "Garden Worthy of Archiving," Poughkeepsie Journal, September 14, 2001
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Archives of American Gardens

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