United States of America, New Hampshire, Cheshire County, Dublin
Tiadnock (Dublin, New Hampshire)
Located on a 45 acre parcel of land, Tiadnock sits upon a hilltop offering panoramic views of Mount Monadnock and Dublin Lake in Cheshire County of New Hampshire. Originally called Lone Tree Hill, the home was built in 1900 by Mary Appleton Greene for her son, the author-playwright Henry Copley Greene. On the crest of a hill which was on the former Phillips Farm, Tiadnock was part of the "Latin Quarter," the artist's colony of historic Dublin. Featured in the National Register of Historic Places as part of the Dublin Lake Historic District, it attracted notable renters such as Mark Twain, who penned "Eve's Diary" while in residence in the summer of 1905. At the time of the historic district registration the property was called High Winds.
The garden was originally established by a former owner in the 1940's, designed to complement the Arts and Crafts style home. To create a more harmonious relationship between the home and the landscape, a 1995 renovation of the house included adding a stone terrace which features a pergola to frame the vista, and adding more structured elements to the gardens that mirror the design of the home. The property includes a sunken shade garden, and a walled vegetable garden, as well as a garden house, frog pond, and a meadow overlooking the neighboring mountain and lake. Situated on a hilltop, the property is subject to high winds which necessitate careful plant selection. Hydrangeas, pines, and wind-tolerant shrubs are the basis of the plantings, with native perennials featured throughout.
Persons associated with the property include: Mary Appleton Green (Mrs. J. S. Copley Greene) (former owner, from 1882-); Henry Copley Green (former owner, 1900-1929); Samuel Clemens (resident, 1905); William and Rebecca Smith Taylor (former owners, 1929-1935); Jane Thaw (former owner, 1935-1940); Mrs. Chester B. Humphrey (former owner, 1940-circa 1960's); Richard Schall (former owner, circa 1960's); Holly and F. Coit Johnson II (former owners, 1969-1993); Daniel Scully (architect, 1995); Bill Noble (landscape architect, date unkown); Gordan Hayward (landscape architect, date unknown); Tom Vanderbilt (property manager, date unknown); and Andre Harvey (scupltor, date unkown). Henry Copley Greene (1871-1951), American playwright.
The folder includes worksheets, copies of articles, a book excerpt, and historic documentation.
This property is featured in: Dogs in their gardens, by Page Dickey, New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2001, p. 11; in "Tour three local gardens," published in the Peterborough Transcript, Jul. 3, 2002; in "Mart Twain's mountaintop," published in the Peterborough Transcript, Oct. 13, 1983; and in Monadnock Summer: The Architectural Legacy of Dublin, New Hampshire, by William Morgan, Boston : David R. Godine, Publisher, 2011, pp. 77-79, 103