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Read Garden 1905-2006

Provenance:
Little Compton Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 14 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Rhode Island, Newport County, Little Compton
Rhode Island
Little Compton
Read Garden (Little Compton, Rhode Island)
Date:
1905
1905-2006
Notes:
The original gardens were designed to divide the chauffeur's cottage from the main house. One garden includes peonies, nepeta, iris, and penstemon in pink and blue shades. Another garden has yellow and white flowers, best in July. Once a lawn, the field is mowed annually in fall. A croquet lawn exists between the two houses.
Persons, organizations, and firms associated with the garden include: Edwin Wheeler Winter (former owner, 1904-1930); Virginia P. Purviance (garden designer, 1993-1996); Lloyd Lawton (garden designer, 1970); and Joyce Brousseau (landscape gardener, 2005- ).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plan, and plant list.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
RI164000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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