United States of America, New York, Rockland County, Stony Point, Tomkins Cove
Rose Cove (Tomkins Cove, New York)
Calvin Tomkins, Jr. built Rose Cove in 1900. The property is located high on a hillside with views of the Hudson River. From what can be assumed by studying the photos, a stone terrace was a level above the formal gardens. Steps led down through woods to the two gardens--rose and cutting gardens. Furlong described his work in a business brochure as "seven gardens, garden walks, pools, fountains, garden houses, perennial borders, [and] natural plantings." It is currently unknown where the other five gardens were located. It is known that one was a sunken garden. The property was subsequently subdivided and several houses were added to the original site.
Persons and Organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Calvin and Kittie Tomkins, Jr. (former owners, 1900-1930s?); Mrs. Katherine Villard (former owner, 193?-?); and Ethelbert Furlong (landscape architect, 1920s).
The folder includes a worksheet, copy of patent approval for trademark by Kittie N. Tomkins, and site plan.