United States of America, California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles
Meline-McKnight Garden (Los Angeles, California)
Located in Windsor Square, four miles west of downtown Los Anglesles, this back garden was designed to be an outdoor extension of a 1918 Italian Renaissance-style residence. It is divided into four sections: a secret garden off the breakfast room, a kitchen garden, a greenhouse, and the main garden. The main garden features several major areas including a lattice terrace, palm garden and the pool area, which includes the original pergola and mosaic pond with fountain. Of note are the original plantings of rare specimen trees obtained and planted by Paul J. Howard, a leading horticulturist in Los Angeles at the turn of the 20th century. The treillage decoration (by Elsie de Wolfe) on the terrace and the pool were added in the 1950s.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: James M. Martin (former owner, 1918-1922); Frank L. Meline (designer and builder, 1918); and Paul J. Howard (landscape designer and horticulturist, 1918).
The folder includes work sheet, narrative description, plant list and site plans.