1 folder+ 13 35 mm. slides (photographs); 4 photographic prints
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Southwest Harbor
Arbor Gardens, The (Southwest Harbor, Maine)
Although the cottage that sits on this .75 acre site was built in the 1930s, development of the garden began only in the 1990s. The front of the house features a roadside garden on both sides of a green-painted trellis fence running in an east-west direction. Between the house and garage is a two-level terrace, the upper being of bluestone and the lower of "broken glass" stone. The color scheme is white and green and a 3-foot tall Lunaform pot serves as an accent/focal point. Behind the house a path to the shore passes a rose garden, cutting and vegetable gardens, and an arbor surrounded and flanked by perennial gardens. Here there is a focal sculpture of a stone boat planted with mosses. The eastern lot line features a flowering shrub border and a butterfly garden, while a small, oval herb garden lies adjacent to the two-level wooden deck attached to the back of the house.
Persons associated with the garden include Randall G. Wieting (landscape designer, 1995 to date); Ellen Mitchell (garden designer, 1990-1995); and Roc Caivano (landscape architect, 1995).
The folder includes worksheets, site plans (including one with plant names), a photocopy of an article about the garden, and additional information.
Garden has been featured in "A Garden for All the World to See," People, Places & Plants, Summer 1997, p. 38