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Spring Brook House, ca. 1957-1963

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.
Steele, Fletcher
Former owners:
Hay, Wellington B. Mr. Mrs.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 20 photographic prints; 1 film transparency; 33 safety film negatives
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Morris County, Mendham
New Jersey
Mendham
Spring Brook House (Mendham, New Jersey)
Date:
1957
1957-1963
ca 1957-1963
Notes:
Spring Brook House was the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington B. Hay. Noted especially for its extensive plantings of iris, the design of its gardens involved the work of both Fletcher Steele and Nelva M. Weber. In 1948 Steele designed expansive garden borders adjacent to the property's planting of strawberries and vegetables. Nelva M. Weber's later contribution involved a more intimate brick-walled garden area and featured a variety of perennials and shrubs. The property's rural setting provided views to the surrounding hills, while clipped linden trees highlighted the transition from the home to garden areas.
Persons associated with the garden include Fletcher Steele (landscape architect, 1948); Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, ca. 1957); and Mr. and Mrs. Wellington B. Hay (former owners, ca. 1945-1976).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, a magazine clipping, and other information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Nelva M. Weber, How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape (Indianapolis and New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), pp. 163 and 219
Garden has been featured in Flower Grower (November 1958)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ428000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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