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The Arbor Gardens, 2002-2007

Garden designer:
Wieting, Randall G.
Mitchell, Ellen
Landscape architect:
Caivano, Roc
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Physical description:
1 folder+ 13 35 mm. slides (photographs); 4 photographic prints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Maine, Hancock County, Southwest Harbor
Maine
Southwest Harbor
Arbor Gardens, The (Southwest Harbor, Maine)
Date:
2002
2002-2007
Notes:
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).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans (including one with plant names), a photocopy of an article about the garden, and additional information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in "A Garden for All the World to See," People, Places & Plants, Summer 1997, p. 38
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
ME126000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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