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Miller Garden, ca.1987

Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden
Architect:
Lament, David
Physical description:
1 folder+ 31 photographs (slides)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Washington, King County, Seattle
Washington (State)
Seattle
Miller Garden (Seattle, Washington)
Date:
1988
ca1987
Notes:
Located on a four-acre site purchased in 1948, this garden is situated on a bluff edging the Puget sound within view of the Olympic Mountain Range. The property descends two hundred feet from woodland to an open arid area at the top of the bluff. The garden was developed in 1950 as a collector's garden. In 1977, it held over 5,000 different species endemic to thirty-five countries from the arctic to subtropical region. Of interest are the ericaceae and evergreen oak collections and heavy use of Northwest native plantings. In 1994 the Elisabeth Carey Miller Trust was established to preserve and continue the Miller Garden, now referred to as the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden.
Elizabeth Carey Miller was born in Montana and attended the University of Washington. A word-renowned horticulturist, she was a member of twenty-five horticultural organizations and was instrumental in the creation of the Center for Urban Horticulture and the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the University of Washington Botanical Gardens as well as the Seattle Chinese Garden. Miller was a founder of the Northwest Horticultural Society and an active member of the Garden Club of America and served on numerous boards and as a facilitator of civic projects.
Persons associated with the property include Elizabeth C. Miller (horticulturist and former owner, 1948-), John W. Fieker (sp?) (landscape designer, 1950-1907), Steven Blint (sp?) (landscape designer, 1958-1987), Daniel E. Lament (architect, date unknown).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photo copies of articles about the project, and other information.
Publications:
This garden was featured in the program at the 64th Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington on May 10-12, 1977
This garden was featured in "The American Woman's Garden," 1984
This garden was featured in "American Great Private Gardens," 1967
This garden was featured in "The Shade Gardens," Time-Life Books, 1979
This garden was featured in "The Shade Gardeners," 1984
Topic:
Gardens
Botanical gardens
Woodland gardens
Native plant gardens
Local number:
WA013000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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