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Garland Farm ca. 1960-2003

Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix 1872-1959
Architect:
Patterson, Robert W
Physical description:
2 folders+ 6 8 X10 photoprints and 10 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Bar Harbor
Maine
Bar Harbor
Garland Farm (Bar Harbor, Maine)
Date:
1960
1960-2003
ca 1960-2003
Notes:
After Beatrix Farrand moved from Reef Point, she built an addition for herself onto the home of Lewis and Amy Garland, the longtime caretakers of Reef Point. Farrand selected her favorite plants and architectural elements and transplanted them to Garland Farm. After Farrand's death in 1959, the Garland's took care of the garden until they sold the property in ca. 1969. The front garden was framed with Reef Point fence and incorporated Asian and native plants. The main garden, at the back of the wing, contained elements of Farrand's herbaceous plant collection. This garden consists of rectangular beds with gravel paths between. The central panels are mostly heaths and heathers from Farrand's collection. On January 9, 2004, Garland Farm was purchased by the Beatrix Farrand Society. Their purpose is to repair the house and restore the gardens back to Farrand's design in order to serve as a center for research and activities.
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Garland (former owners); Amy Garland (former owner, 1964-1970); Ms. Helena and Mr. Jerome C. Goff (former owners, 1970-1993); Robert W. Patterson (architect of back wing (1955-1956); and Beatrix Farrand (landscape architect, 1955-1959).
Summary:
The folders includes a work sheet, features plan, and articles.
Publications:
Garden featured in Mary Alice Roche, "A Perfect Dooryard Garden," Flower Grower, (April 1962), pp. 35-36 and 61-62
Garden featured in Virginia Small, "Design Lessons from a Small Space," Fine Gardening, No. 91 (June 2003), pp. 67-70
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
ME112000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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