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Mrs. Brayton Wilbur Garden 2003

Landscape architect:
Reid, Allan Himes
Garden manager:
McGowan, William C., Jr.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 9 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, California, San Mateo County, Hillsborough
California
Hillsborough
Mrs. Brayton Wilbur Garden (Hillsborough, California)
Date:
2003
Notes:
The living room door of the French Normandy house leads to this stroll garden with its series of "rooms," each designed for special seasonal interest by Landscape Architect Allen Himes Reid; many of the planting areas have been re designed by garden manager, William C. McGowan, Jr. The central area features a terrace and an allee-culminating in the statue of "Dancing Boy." A view of the terrace provides star jasmine, scillia white azaleas and pots of tulips. Continuing on are gravel paths leading to the tea house with a rhododendron border, cutting garden, and a rose garden.
Persons and organizations associated with the property: Mr. and Mrs. Mysell (former owners, prior to 1936); Miss Virginia Mysell (former owner); Allan Himes Reid (landscape architect, 1965-1986); and William C. McGowan, Jr. (landscape designer, horticulturist, garden manager, 1978-2003).
Summary:
The folder includes a work sheet, narrative description, and site plan.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CA448000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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