United States of America, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia County, Philadelphia, Chestnut Hill
Laverock Hill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
The garden, 100' by 180' is placed on one side of the house and is enclosed by a brick wall with balustrading occurring at intervals. The plan of the garden is cruciform, two axes marked by turf strips crossing in the center at a round pool. The four sections are square beds. A broad turf path extends across the garden to a covered pavilion.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Tatnall Starr (former owners); Charles Adams Platt (architect and landscape architect); and Ellen Shipman (landscape architect).
The folder includes a worksheet and brief descriptions.
Garden featured in Louise Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown, "Dawesfield," Portraits of Philadelphia Gardens (Philadelphia: Dorrance and Company, 1929) p. 121
Garden featured in James Boyd, ed., Dorothy Mallet-Prevost Cloud, "Laverock," in A History of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1929) p. 473