United States of America, New York, Nassau County, Sands Point
Anderson Garden (Sands Point, New York)
This garden, designed by Alice Recknagel Ireys, complemented a contemporary house that was situated along Long Island Sound. The house was built on the site of a previous one destroyed by fire and was focused around a Norway maple that had survived the blaze. A creative use of rocks, water, and plantings gave a naturalistic Japanese feel to landscaped areas adjacent to the raised deck/terrace. A stone patio/terrace with ample seating provided a view across what appears to have been a swimming pool to the Sound, with its complement of small boats. Elsewhere, lawns and shade trees evinced a more conventional approach to design.
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of publications featuring the garden, and other information.
Garden has been featured in Alice Recknagel Ireys, Burpee Designs for American Gardens (New York: Prentice Hall Gardening, 1991), pp. 44-51