United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Mount Desert, Northeast Harbor
The Driftwood Garden (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
The garden entrance off the brick terrace is located on the water side of the house. A formal rectangular section with borders of annuals and perennials was designed by Harold Kneedler, Jr. The owner enlarged paths up the hill with a small waterfall to a larger informal garden with playhouse tool shed, vegetables and a herbaceous border. Walking further, you find a guest cottage with a circular pool. Woody plants predominate with trees
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Patrick Grant, Sr. (former owner, 1927-1928); Mr. and Mrs. Schofield Andrews, Sr. (former owners, 1928-1970); Tilden, Register & Pepper (architects, 1927); and Howard Kneedler (landscape architect, 1970- ).
The folders includes a work sheet, copy of photograph and site map.
Garden featured in Theodore James, Jr., Seaside Gardening (Harry N. Abrams, Inc.), pp. 3 and 91
Garden featured in Town and Country, June 1996, p. 37
Garden featured in Patricia Corbin, Gardens of Earthly Delight (1985)