2 folders+ 25 35 mm. slides; 35 negatives; 17 photoprints
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, New Jersey, Somerset County, Peapack
Vernon Manor II (Peapack, New Jersey)
Vernon Manor II was built around 1970 by Edith Blair Gambrill, whose former home, Vernon Manor I (she retained the name for her new home) is also included in the Archives of American Gardens (see NJ107). The gardens were designed by Nelva M. Weber and featured a marble fountain (brought from Vernon Manor I) in the midst of formal gardens and terraces, as well as plantings to provide cover and food for birds (reflecting a primary interest of the property owner).
The 1989 closing date reflects the date of duplication of some of the slides; original images were created between 1971 and 1979.
The folders include worksheets, designs and planting plans from 1971-1973 and 1975, correspondence, and photocopies of an article about the property.
Garden has been featured in Nelva M. Weber, How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape (Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), pp. 74, 98, 125, 127, 130, 189, 218, 238, and 281