United States of America, Illinois, Cook County, Winnetka
Robert and Elizabeth Crowe Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
The garden designer for this half-acre property is an award-winning flower arranger and favors unusual plant cultivars with foliage of varying colors and textures. A work in progress since 1995, the garden is laid out symmetrically in beds and borders with an arbor, a pergola, a lattice work fence, terraces and a small shed. Garden beds in front of the house feature texture with color provided primarily by white annuals. The perennial beds behind the house have masses of flowers and climbing roses and clematis on the arbor and pergola, in the style of a cottage garden. For privacy arborvitae hedges, trees and a trellis fence shield the sides and the rear from adjacent properties. A flower bed in the center of the back lawn has an armillary sphere and garden statues are placed throughout.
The garden has been featured in the Chicago Area Open Day garden event (dates unknown).
Persons associated with the garden include William Cooley (former owner, 1950-1995).
The folder includes worksheets, and a write-up of the garden.