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Hidden Glen 1998

Former owner:
Conger, Fred
Conger, Betty
Architect:
Brumbaugh, G. Edwin
Milner, John
Landscape designer:
Gale, Charles H.
Landscape architect:
Peck, Frederick W. G.
Landscape architects:
Owen B. Schmidt & Sons
Physical description:
1 folder+ 24 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Abington Township, Meadowbrook
Pennsylvania
Meadowbrook
Hidden Glen Farms (Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1998
1998-1998
Notes:
Like its neighbor, Hidden Glen Farms (PA348), Hidden Glen features design work by landscape designer Charles Gale. Although a basic garden was in place at the time of Gale's 1983 design, he incorporated the vegetable garden into the overall site plan, while adding a side garden and improving planting around the foundation of the house. Folk art ornaments and sculptures of birds and animals accented the plant material. The garden is noted for its incorporation of colonial (eighteenth-century) design elements in a contemporary setting.
Persons associated with the property include: Charles Gale (landscape designer, 1982); G. Edwin Brumbaugh (architect, 1937, 1966, 1969); Owen B. Schmidt & Sons (landscape architects, 1968); and John Milner (architect, 1981 and 1989).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet, a copy of the garden plan, and three photos of the original Charles Gale installation from ca. 1983 (two of the same view).
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, October 1982
Garden has been featured in the Philadelphia Flower Show Catalogue, March 1982
Garden has been featured in Architectural Digest, May 1984
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA350000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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