United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield County, New Canaan
Bolte Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
This was the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Brown Bolte. A well-known advertising executive, he was president of Sullivan, Stauffer, Colwell & Bayles. The six negatives in this series were apparently shot to illustrate an article that appeared in Popular Gardening in March 1958, hence the dating of the images to the summer of the previous year. They show what are probably the Bolte family and guests enjoying the outdoor living spaces adjacent to their home, including a swimming pool and shuffleboard court. Stone walls underlain with garden borders, extensive lawns, and mature trees are the primary landscaping features.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Brown Bolte (former owners, ca. 1957).
The folder includes worksheets, a copy of the Popular Gardening article, and other information.
Garden has been featured in James Fanning, "The Living Garden," Popular Gardening (March 1958), p. 37