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Buttonbrook 1960-1967

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.
Former owner:
Voorhees, Edward LeRoy b. 1895
Voorhees, Ruth S. d. 1998
Physical description:
2 folders+ 2 slides (photographs); 1 film transparency; 69 safety film negatives; 5 contact prints; 1 photographic print
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Somerset County, Far Hills
New Jersey
Far Hills
Buttonbrook (Far Hills, New Jersey)
Date:
1960
1960-1967
Notes:
This site included a number of different garden settings and featured extensive plantings of wild flowers and native plants as well as a pond. Nelva M. Weber appears to have been responsible for the design of a decorative brick walk, patio, and borders along one side of the house. She may have also designed a picket fence-enclosed garden featuring a brick walkway, small pool, and boxwood. A rustic garden shed hosted a wisteria vine at one end of an extensive vegetable garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Edward LeRoy and Ruth S. Voorhees (former owners, before 1998) and Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect).
Summary:
The folders include work sheets, correspondence, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in "Plan Next Year's Garden Now," Popular Gardening (August 1958), p. 18
Garden has been featured in Nelva M. Weber, "Patterns in Brick," Bulletin of New York Horticultural Society (April 1960), p. 3
Garden has been featured in Ruth S. Voorhees, "Growing Wild Flowers as a Hobby," The New York Times (April 3, 1960)
Garden has been featured in Alice Recknagel Ireys, How to Plan and Plant Your Own Property (New York: M. Barrows, 1967), p. 136
Garden has been featured in Nelva M. Weber, "Let The Compass Be Your Guide," The New York Times (October 17, 1971)
Garden has been featured in Nelva M. Weber, How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape (Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), pp. 58-59, 64, 81, 83, and 151
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ108000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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