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Rockmere 2002

Sculptor:
Harvey, Andre
Landscape gardener:
Petersen, Ellen
Provenance:
Garden Club of Wilmington
Physical description:
1 folder+ 7 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington
Delaware
Wilmington
Rockmere (Wilmington, Delaware)
Date:
2002
Notes:
The ca. 1750 farmhouse originally had simple "country plantings" around it. Old plantings included daffodils by the stream and rhododendron by the pond. The present owner added the pool and pool garden in 1985 and the barnyard garden in 1996. A walk through the woods was also added.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Everett G. Ackart (former owner, 1937-1978); Andre Harvey (sculptor of "Helen" the Pig); and Ellen Petersen (landscape gardener of barnyard garden).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and site plan.
Topic:
Gardens
Gardening in the shade
Rock gardens
Local number:
DE031000
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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