United States of America, New Jersey, Morris County, New Vernon
McShane Garden (New Vernon, New Jersey)
The McShane Garden featured design work by landscape architect Nelva M. Weber. The back of the irregularly shaped house was delineated by a stone wall outlining terrace and lawn areas. One free-form flagstone terrace, flush with its adjacent lawn, provided ample space for outdoor living and entertaining. Two sets of stone stairs led down to more lawns, a swimming pool, and an adjacent bath house and sunning area. Weber designed a wide paving border to the pool to prevent grass clippings from entering the water. The front of the house was reached by a curved walk from the driveway and featured a variety of shrubs, trees, and plant containers, including a window box. More shrubs and trees were found at the back of the house, with views of the property's adjacent woodlands.
Persons associated with the garden include: Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, 1973) and Gordon and Mary McShane (former owners, 1973).
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
Garden has been featured in Nelva M. Weber, How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape (Indianapolis/New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1976), pp. 101 and 132