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Stony-Brook Cottage ca. 1960-1966

Former owner:
Wilson, Helen Van Pelt
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel 1911-2000
Ray, Eloise A. 1905-1995
Landscape designer:
Baillie, Margaret
Tarantino, Rhoda Specht
Physical description:
1 folder+ 8 contact prints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Connecticut, Fairfield, Westport
Connecticut
Westport
Stony-Brook Cottage (Westport, Connecticut)
Date:
1960
1960-1966
ca 1960-1966
Notes:
Stony-Brook Cottage was the garden of noted garden writer Helen Van Pelt Wilson and involved the work of no fewer than four landscape architects and designers--Margaret Baillie, Alice Recknagel Ireys, Eloise A. Ray, and Rhoda Tarantino. It was the subject of Wilson's book "Helen Van Pelt Wilson's Own Garden and Landscape Book." It featured a variety of plant materials and garden areas including a beech copse, a fern garden, flowering trees and shrubs, and ferns, and was extensively wooded throughout. Stepping stones and a small bridge crossed the brook that ran through the property, while lawns and grass paths connected the various features.
Persons associated with the garden include: Helen Van Pelt Wilson (former owner, ca. 1953-1980); Margaret Baillie (landscape designer); Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect); Eloise A. Ray (landscape architect); and Rhoda Specht Tarantino (landscape designer).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Helen Van Pelt Wilson, Helen Van Pelt Wilson's Own Garden and Landscape Book (Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1973)
Garden has been featured in Alice Recknagel Ireys, How to Plan and Plant Your Own Property (New York: M. Barrows, distributed by William Morrow, 1967), pp. 20-21, 49, 137, and 147
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CT343000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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