United States of America, New Jersey, Morris County, Harding, New Vernon
Kinney Garden (New Vernon, New Jersey)
Established around 1930, this garden complemented the renovated and modernized Colonial-era house that it surrounded. Designed around the magnificent old trees on the property, it featured extensive plantings of bulbs in spring and roses in June, as well as a lily pond and other features year-round. Also known as Lee's Hill Farm, the property was renowned for its prize-winning herd of Brown Swiss dairy cattle.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Warren Kinney (former owners, 1928-1970s); Alexander Robertson (former owner, 1776); Ruth Dean (landscape architect, 1930); and Mary Deputy Lamson (landscape architect, 1937-1951).
The folders include worksheets; published images of the garden; detailed garden designs (including planting plans and plant names) from the 1930s to the 1950s; and other information.