United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Glenside
Nuages (Glenside, Pennsylvania)
The land in 1991 was a terraced hillside. The gardens were designed formally, with white and gold iron fences, pools and fountains, column trees and hedges. When the present owners puchased the property, much of the grounds were overgrown. The current garden space is on five levels, adding to its interest looking down from the terrace, or through French doors from the house. Each level is planned for its own character, but intended to work together. The lowest level has a small swimming pool (40'x15'). The intermediate levels contain lawn, flowerbeds, fountains and paths. Two spaces are set apart by column trees. A side garden includes an eight-foot dove-cote. Beyond the lowest wall is a meadow extending down to a small stream.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Gill (former owners, ? - 1980s); Mr. and Mrs. D. Heck (former owners, 1980s-1991); and Martin Smith (gardener).
The folder includes a worksheet and site plan.
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