United States of America, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Paoli
Valley Mill Farm (Paoli, Pennsylvania)
"Behind the house, which was built in 1738, the hillside slopes sharply to a broad meadow, through which runs the mill-stream. The rock garden, which has been entirely edevoped by the owner, covers this hillside and is of outstanding horticultural interest...The paths skilfully follow the natural contours and the gardens terminte in woods...Below the house is the stone grist mill...Meal for General Washington's Army at Valley Forge was ground here." (The Garden Club of America Twenty-fifth Annual Meeting, 1938)
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Thomas Jerman (former owner of mill, 1710); R. B. Okie (architect); and Richard Haughton (former owner).
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
Garden featured in James Boyd, ed., Sara H. Bullock, in A History of The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Philadelphia: The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, 1929) pp. 484-485