United States of America, New York, Rockland County, Orangetown, Palisades
Niederhurst (Palisades, New York)
Built around 1872 by Winthrop Sargent Gilman, Jr., Niederhurst featured gardens designed by Marian Cruger Coffin as well as by its one-time owner, Anna P. Gilman Hill (Mrs. Robert Carmer Hill), daughter of Winthrop Sargent Gilman, Jr. Features designed by Coffin included a tapis vert, or bowling green, as well as a hidden garden below a cliff. Other design elements included an iris garden, a woodland area, the "Hebe Garden," and a rock garden. The "Hebe Garden" took its name from a statue located in this area. The property lies on a lower ramp of the Palisades, overlooking the Hudson River and was still extant in 2004. Anna P. Gilman Hill was the author of Forty Years of Gardening. She and her husband were also one-time owners of another AAG garden, Grey Gardens, in East Hampton, New York (NY103).
Persons associated with the property include: Winthrop Sargent Gilman, Jr. (architect and former owner, c. 1872); Robert Carmer Hill and Anna P. Gilman Hill (former owners), and Marian Cruger Coffin (landscape architect (c. 1925-1930).
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles, correspondence, and other information about the house and garden.
Garden has been featured in the Year Book of the New York Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects and Catalogue of Their Sixth Annual Exhibition (New York: The Arden Gallery, 1929)
Garden has been featured in Bulletin of The Garden Club of America, Fifth Series, No. 22 (July 1936), pp. 70-72
Garden has been featured in John Zukowsky and Robbe Pierce Stimson, Hudson River Villas (New York: Rizzoli, 1985), p. 59