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McShane Garden, 1973

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.
Former owner:
McShane, Gordon d. 2006
McShane, Mary
Physical description:
1 folder+ 22 safety film negatives
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Morris County, New Vernon
New Jersey
New Vernon
McShane Garden (New Vernon, New Jersey)
Date:
1973
1973-1973
Notes:
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).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
Publications:
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
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ466000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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