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Foster Garden, 2007

Former owner:
Thorndike, Elizabeth
Foster, Giraud Van Nest
Provenance:
Garden Club of Palm Beach
Physical description:
1 folder+ 11 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Florida, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach
Florida
Palm Beach
Foster Garden (Palm Beach, Florida)
Date:
2007
2007-2007
Notes:
This small garden on less than one-quarter acre has been under development since 1981. Previously the site had been planted primarily in tropicals. The current English/French inspired design divides the space into outdoor rooms, all beautifully manicured with boxwood hedges, flower borders, and a variety of small palm trees. Sculpture, planters, and fountains accent the garden spaces, which include a rose garden, a cutting garden, a "jungle path," and a half-moon-shaped garden at the front of the property. Despite its comparatively small dimensions, this garden provides a wealth of personality, charm, and diverse plant material.
Persons associated with the property include Elizabeth Thorndike (former owner, 1966-1970) and Giraud Van Nest Foster (former owner, 1970-1980).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
FL168000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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