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Brook Hill Farm 1988

Landscape architect:
Page, Russell
Weber, Nelva M.
Horticulturist:
Burgess, Caroline
Physical description:
1 folder+ 2 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Connecticut, Litchfield County, Kent
Connecticut
Kent
Brook Hill Farm (Kent, Connecticut)
Date:
1988
1988-1988
Notes:
This 200-acre country estate's gardens were originally designed by Russell Page. Landscape architect Nelva Weber was also involved in certain aspects of the early design, while Caroline Burgess was involved with additional garden design and planting in the early 1990s. The garden, which blooms continuously from May to October, features herbaceous borders, a double aisle of crabapple trees, yew hedges, hosta-lined stone steps, a formal garden centered on an English fountain, and other design elements that complement and incorporate views of the surrounding landscape.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Russell Page (landscape architect, ca. 1972); Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, ca. 1972); and Caroline Burgess (garden designer and horticulturist, ca. 1992-1994).
Summary:
The folder includes work sheets and photocopies of articles about the garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Charlotte Curtis, "Flowers Upon Flowers," House & Garden (July 1986)
Garden has been featured in Rosemary Verey, "Oscar's View," House & Garden, Vol. 164, No. 4 (April 1992), pp. 94-101
Garden has been featured in Rosemary Verey and Katherine Lambert, Secret Gardens Revealed by Their Owners (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1994), pp. 119-123
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CT144000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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