United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Ardmore
Stout Garden (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
"The place, consisting of about four acres, is on a sloping piece of ground ...On going through the house one comes out onto a broad paved terrace from which is revealed a view over the descending landscape. Just below the terrace one sees a small garden containing attractive large box bushes and a small pool. This garden is reached by two small flights of steps which split around a small wall fountain, which in turn supplies the pool in the center of the garden...The boundaries of the property are so well screened that the whole place has much privacy and great unity...The most striking thing, horticulturally...is the great amount of broad-leaved evergreens..." (Sears 1929)
Thomas W. Sears was LA for tennis court, pool and upper garden.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. Frederick C. Stout (former owner); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect); and Horace Sellers (architect).
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
Garden featured in James Boyd, ed., Thomas W. Sears, A History of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society: 1827-1927 (Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1929) pp. 467-468