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Cedarwood ca. 1930-1954

Former owner:
Kenney, Henry Fletcher
Provenance:
Cincinnati Town and Country Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 16 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
Ohio
Cincinnati
Cedarwood (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Date:
1930
1930-1954
ca 1930-1954
Notes:
Established in 1935, this garden owned by landscape architect Henry Fletcher Kenney. Features included an espaliered Magnolia grandiflora, cedars near the entrance, and a stream bank across the road. An enclosed herb and rose garden was located on the first terrace. A long path leads past the terraced pool to the woods. Kenney utilized ground covers, mulches, and deeply incorporated humus in order to conserve water. "Water for the pool area was rain-trapped in successive basins along the dry hillside cut and each downspout has its Chinese bathtub to catch every drop." Deep unheated pits were used for tender potted material. Below the parking area lie the vegetable and cutting gardens. (The Garden Club of America Annual Meeting, 1954, pp. 30-32). The garden was reported vanished in 1987.
Persons associated with the property include: Henry Fletcher Kenney (landscape architect, 1954).
Summary:
The folder includes a work sheet, update sheet, and copy of Garden Club of America Annual Meeting, 1954, article.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in "From Camargo to Indian Hill," (Indian Hill Historical Museum) pp. 112-113
Topic:
Formal gardens
Gardens
Local number:
OH026000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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