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Flying Brook Farm, ca. 1960-1994

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.
Former owners:
D'Assern, Joseph Mr. Mrs.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 47 photographic prints; 75 safety film negatives; 2 slides (photographs)
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Connecticut, Litchfield County, Litchfield
Flying Brook Farm (Litchfield, Connecticut)
ca 1960-1994
Nelva M. Weber was the landscape architect responsible for garden design at Flying Brook Farm, the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D'Assern. The spacious rural property, with views of the Litchfield Hills, featured an in-ground swimming pool set in the midst of an apple orchard. Weber designed a free-form poolside seating terrace to take advantage of the shade of one of the trees. A covered terrace adjacent to the house provided outdoor seating and was separated from the lawn by flower borders. Less formally, an enclosed vegetable garden maintained a country flavor while benefitting from clear delineation by fence and gate. The number of images taken of this site and its being featured multiple times in Weber's 1976 book may indicate that this was one of the landscape architect's favorite designs.
Persons associated with the garden include Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, ca. 1970) and Mr. and Mrs. Joseph D'Assern (former owners).
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article with images of the property, and additional information.
Garden has been featured in Nelva M. Weber, How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape (Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), pp. 108-109, 119, 136-137, and 163
Garden has been featured in "Litchfield, New England Idyl," House & Garden, February 1953, p. 48
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Archives of American Gardens

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