United States of America, Ohio, Summit County, Akron
Natalie Cook's Garden (Akron, Ohio)
A cathedral-like effect is presented by the naturally-designed perimeter at the property, comprised of conifers, arching mature oaks, beech and tulip trees surrounding the house and innter gardens. A herringbone brick terrace provides direct access to and from the 1920 era French-style house, as well as to the natural areas and to a formal parterre. The parterre leads to the kitchen and cutting gardens and planting house.
Person(s) associated with the property and garden include: Dietzhold (former owner, 1927); Chamberlain (former owner, ?); Warren Manning (laid out area, 1917); Dunn & Copper (architects, 1927); Jaytless (landscape designer, 1972); and John Vittum (landscape architect for front entry garden, 1994).
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Articles about the garden can be found in The Akron Garden Club archives, housed in the Polsky Building at the University of Akron.
The folder includes a work sheet and site plans.
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