United States of America, New Jersey, Somerset County, Peapack
Vernon Manor I (Peapack, New Jersey)
Vernon Manor I was originally built as a concrete villa. When the property was purchased by Richard V. N. and Edith Blair Gambrill, they hired architect James C. McKenzie to design a new brick mansion to be built on the foundation of the old villa. The Gambrills moved in in 1928. The garden was originally designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman, with redesign by Alma Alison around 1949. The property was sold about 1969 and Mrs. Gambrill built a second Vernon Manor in Peapack (see NJ227).
The folder includes worksheets, a 1967 planting plan, and photocopies of an article about the garden, including a plot plan.
Garden has been featured in Country Life (July 1937)