United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, Stamford
Fleur d'eau (Stamford, Connecticut)
Built in 1940 for Herbert F. Garrick and wife, this French manor lies secluded on its own "inland island" just north of the Merritt Parkway.John T. Ostheimer connected the Rippowam River on the southeastern border to the Haviland Brook on the north side, a tributary that flows into the pont on the west end of the property. The original landscaping was destroyed during the house renovations in 1998. The current owners installed a moon garden, container gardens, and a golfing tee with two putting greens.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Herbert F. Garrick (former owner); John T. Ostheimer (former owner, 1950); Burt Manning (former owner, 1978-1998); and Wesley Stout Associates (landscape architect, 2000).
The folder includes a worksheet, a garden plan, copy of photograph, article, and planting lists.
Garden has been featured in Mike Donnally, "A Bold Border of Trees and Shrubs," Fine Gardening (May-June 2002), pp. 47-49