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Nindethana 2004

Architect:
Knowles, Edward F.
Provenance:
Nantucket Garden Club
Physical description:
2 folders+ 18 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket
Massachusetts
Nantucket
Nindethana (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
Date:
2004
2004-2004
Notes:
The present owners purchased seven acres of land bordering native cranberry bogs under cultivation. The property was layered with clay and surrounded on two sides by a hardwood forest (unique on Nantucket). After completing the house construction, the owners surrounded the rear with an 8 foot deep pond landscaped with native bayberry and pine; and stocked the pond with koi. A 100x100 foot sunken garden with croquet court exists off the guest wing. This garden is surrounded by a wood lattice fence ending in an arched arbor walk entered through four moongates. Roses, perennials, annuals, and sculpted arborvitae and boxwood fill the borders and cover the fencing. A privet maze surrounds a Grandiflora magnolia outside the garden and leads to a swimming pool area. Terraces in random cut bluestone surround a dark granite pool. A native fern forest grows beneath tupelos in the nearby wetlands. The garden won the Hunnewell gold medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society for outstanding design on an estate over seven acres in 1993.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Robert (former owners, 1983-2000); Hoen Meier (landscape designer, 1983-1988); Edward Knowles (architect, 1983-1990); Leonard Campanale (gardener/designer, 1988-2003); and Larry Schuck (builder of arbor and fence).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden plan.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MA260000
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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