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Century Garden, 2006

Former owner:
Hinchman, Samuel
Hinchman, Rebecca
Dubel, Michael
Strawbridge, Edward
Strawbridge, Esther
Sutton, Batholomew J
Sutton, Carrie F
Froelicher, Anna S
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 8 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 4 photographic prints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Burlington County, Moorestown
New Jersey
Moorestown
Century Garden (Moorestown, New Jersey)
Date:
2006
Notes:
Located on less than an acre, Century Garden was once a part of Pinehurst Estate. A historical plaque placed on the property by the Historical Society of Moorestown indicates the oldest portion of Pinehurst Estate dates back to 1849. The home on Century Garden property was a tenant house for the estate and has now been in the same family for three generations. The property has been divided into sections for landscaping and each section has gone through different uses. During World War II, a victory garden was planted to the rear of the house. The entire yard was always used for children's imaginative play and games.
Today the garden features two patios separated by a serpentine stone path, a small tree shaded room, a circular flower bed bordered by a stone path, a small bowl shaped pond with surrounding ivy covered brick walls that was rescued from a property being demolished nearby and three arbors. Other features include: benches, birdbaths, trails, a tool shed and plant containers.
There are very old plantings on the property including a silver maple, holly, wisteria, hydrangeas, peonies, forsythia, azaleas, mock orange, wegelia and privet hedge. Also, many grasses and perennials and wildflowers have been planted in recent years.
Previous owners of the property are: Samuel and Rebecca Hinchman (1849-1862), Michael Dubel (1862), Edward and Esther Strawbridge (pre-1903), Bartholomew J. and Carrie F. Sutton (post-1903), Anna S. Froelicher (pre-2005)
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ515000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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