United States of America, Massachusetts, Nantucket County, Nantucket
12 India Street (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
This "in-town" 1/4 acre garden is of the formal English style and is meant to be viewed initially from the front door, through the conservatory on a straight axis to a walled fountain at the rear of the property. The garden is on two levels, rectangular in shape, with a vertical brick walk, bisected by a horizontal walkway ending in benches on either side. Boxwood hedges define a primarily perennial garden. The beds on opposite sides of the terrace are dominated by centered small deciduous trees--a crabapple on one side and a Kousa Dogwood on the other. Spring wildflowers, bulbs and herbaceous plants complete the ground cover layer. The two levels are defined by a low stone wall. The left side is possibly original to the house, perhaps a foundation of an earlier building. The terrace functions as an "away" spot for outside summer dining.
Persons associated with the property include: John Swain (builder of house, 1828-1834); and Lucinda Young (garden designer, 1997). A complete list of ownership is included in documentation.
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The Nantucket Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
The folder includes a work sheet, garden plan, application for historic plaque, copies of deeds, newspaper articles, estate advertisements, and plant list.
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