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Williams Garden, ca. 1963-1966

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.
Former owners:
Williams, Ralph Schuyler Mr. Mrs.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 24 safety film negatives; 1 film transparency
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Morris County, Mendham
New Jersey
Mendham
Williams Garden (Mendham, New Jersey)
Date:
1963
1963-1966
ca 1963-1966
Notes:
Nelva M. Weber designed the striking terrace garden for this home around 1963-64. The color scheme of white and green reflected the wishes of the property owners, who had painted their red brick house white upon acquiring it in the early 1960s. White was used throughout the design in plant material (azaleas, petunias, clematis), furniture, and garden accents, as well as in an all-white pool house. Green foliage in such plants as Ilex japonica and ivy offset the white, while a small perennial border masking a parking area provided a splash of color (albeit punctuated with white). Outdoor lighting combined with the white color scheme made the site particularly striking at night.
Persons associated with the garden include: Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, ca. 1963-1966) and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schuyler Williams (former owners, ca. 1963-1970).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and copies of a magazine article about the garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Nelva M. Weber, How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape (Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), p. 264
Garden has been featured in "The Color of White," Home Garden & Flower Grower (April 1967), pp. 40-41
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ464000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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