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Walled Garden 2001-2004

Landscape architect:
Erskine, Sylvia
Provenance:
Sasqua Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 8 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, Fairfield, Southport
Connecticut
Southport
Walled Garden (Southport, Connecticut)
Date:
2001
2001-2004
Notes:
The garden was transformed from a narrow strip of land between the house and cinder block wall--built for privacy and noise insulation by a previous owner. The wall is now swathed in a green cloak of ivy, climbing hydrangeas, euonymous, climbing roses, and clematis. Five outdoor rooms were created around the house. A large, pink "Scintillation" rhododendron flanks the entrance courtyard, which is paved in bluestone and edged in brick with low, formal boxwood hedges. The other garden rooms inlcude a paved oval dining area, sitting area, cicular garden, and a shade garden called the "reading room." The highly structured design of this garden ensures interest throughout the year.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Lucia Macy McGowan (former owner, 1954-1968); Mrs. May Walker (former owner, 1968-1985); Mr. and Mrs. A. Dan Klyver (former owners, 1985-1993); Sylvia Erskine (landscape architect, 1994); and Nick Lee (plantsman, 1994).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden plan.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CT330000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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