United States of America, Oregon, Marion County, Aurora
William Case House (Aurora, Oregon)
The property of 1,500 acres in 1846 included a ravine, stream, forest of tall trees, and a prairie. By 1976, the new owners formalized the flat fields with flowers, hedges, and trees. The garden, on 7 1/2 acres, is formal with boxwood hedges and unclipped box specimens. The gardens of Sissinghurst & Hidcot influenced the design, but it has old growth Douglas Firs. It also has a collection of magnolia and Michaelids, six Stewartia species, Eucryphia, Heheria, Rhododendron, Azalea, Fig, Pomegranates, and Davidia.
Persons associated with the property include: William Case (former owner, 1844-1903); and Wallace Huntington (landscape architect, 1976).
The folder includes site plans, copies of articles, and work sheet.
Garden has been featured in "A formal Garden at Ease," in Traditional Home, November 1996, p. 112
Garden has been featured in Marilyn Schafer, "Greek Revival on French Prairie," in House and Garden, September 1986, pp. 140-149
Garden has been featured in Linda Humphrey and Fred Albert, The Northwest (New York: Bantam Books), pp. 152-153
Garden/property has been featured in Philip Dole, "The Rural Landscape," in Space, Style and Structure: Building in Northwest America (Portland Oregon: Oregon Historical Society, 1974)