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Ford Garden, ca. 1961-1967

Landscape architect:
Stege, Friede R.
Winter, Edward
Former owner:
Ford, Russell
Ford, Hope
Physical description:
1 folder+ 6 photographic prints; 7 safety film negatives
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, New Canaan
New Canaan
Ford Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
ca 1961-1967
Friede Stege was the landscape architect for this property. The house was designed by architects Edward Winter and Russell Ford as a home for Ford and his family. In keeping with the home's "Modern" design, Stege kept the landscaping at a minimum, incorporating Japanese elements, but also featuring a broad lawn, surrounding woods, and specimen trees. Lattice screening provided privacy while still enabling an interaction of the house with its surroundings. Stege chose plant material--sedums, heather, lavender, juniper, Mugo pine--to withstand cold Connecticut winters, as well as native deciduous trees such as oak, ash, and maple. Forsythia, viburnum, and euonymus were featured shrubs.
Persons associated with the property include Friede Stege (landscape architect, ca. 1961); Edward Winter (architect (1960-1961); and Russell and Hope Ford (architect and former owners, 1960-1976).
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The folder includes worksheets, articles and photocopies of articles about the property, and additional information.
Garden has been featured in "Landscape Ideas U.S.A.," Popular Gardening & Living Outdoors, Winter/Spring 1967, pp. 26-27
Garden has been featured in Rhoda Specht Maxwell, "Ideas to Profit By: Planting for a Turncourt," Flower Grower: The Home Garden Magazine, Vol. 51, No. 10 (October 1964), p. 29
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Smithsonian Gardens, PO Box 37012, Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506, Washington, DC 20013-7012
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