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Topiary Fancies, 2005-2007

Architect:
Kaehler, Laura
Gardener:
Avalos, Antonia
Landscape contractor:
Labriola, Larry
Landscape architect:
Devore, Diane
Landscape designer:
Reid, Kate
Topiary contractor:
Manning, Steve
Larkin, Matthew
Landscape contractors:
Labriola Nursery & Landscaping
Landscape designers:
Kate Reid Landscape Design, Inc.
Topiary contractors:
Topiary Art Designs
Black Barn Farm Topiary
Provenance:
Hortulus Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder + 17 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, Greenwich
Connecticut
Greenwich
Topiary Fancies (Greenwich, Connecticut)
Date:
2005
2005-2007
Notes:
An imaginative garden of whimsical topiaries, this two-thirds-acre site combines both traditional and modern elements of design, as does the house it surrounds--a converted barn originally built in the early 1900s but renovated and expanded over the years. The plant material for the topiaries is also both traditional--boxwood--and innovative--a weeping willow. The materials used for the topiaries are always specific to the topiary, such as Carex used for the lions' manes. Each topiary has a unique personality and close scrutiny reveals amazing detail. Jumbo, added in August 2006, sports a howdah and delights his admirers by squirting water into a nearby wading pool. Complementing the topiaries are a variety of trees and shrubs, such as a royal palm near Jumbo. This is a garden that is unique and inventive.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Laura Kaehler (architect, 1995-2002); Antonia Avalos (gardener, 2000 to date); Larry Labriola (landscape contractor, 2001-2002); Diane Devore (landscape architect, 2001-2002); Kate Reid (landscape designer, 2003); Steve Manning (topiary contractor, 2002); Matthew Larkin (topiary contractor, 2001 to date); Labriola Nursery & Landscaping (landscape contractors, 2001-2002); Kate Reid Landscape Design, Inc. (landscape designers, 2003); Topiary Art Designs (topiary contractors, 2002); and Black Barn Farm Topiary (topiary contractors, 2001 to date).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, garden and site plans, detailed information about the content of the slides (including plant names), and other information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CT346000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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