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Hetz Garden, 2012

Former owner:
Corwin, Thomas
Fairview Evergreen Nurseries
Architect:
Lukens, Arthur Rolan b. 1924
Landscaper:
Dahlkemper, Charles
Landscape architect:
Straub, Dan
Landscape designer:
Ward, Dennis
Russell, Peter
Bonanti, John
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 1 photographic print; 15 digital images
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Erie County, Fairview
Pennsylvania
Fairview
Hetz Garden (Fairview, Pennsylvania)
Date:
2012
Notes:
The two acre Hetz garden was established in 1970 in the midst of hundreds of acres owned by the owners' family business, a century old evergreen nursery. Inspired by Japanese gardens, the landscaping was designed to create a serene, contemplative environment. An extensive evergreen collection is accented with blooming specimen such as rhododendron, azaleas, magnolias, flowering crabapples and dogwood. A rectangular wisteria arbor reflects the lines of the long, linear contemporary home which overlooks a 5-acre pond. The arbor and perennial garden are situated on a rise above the house, the first features seen by visitors as they approach the home from a rounded curve at the end of a half-mile long driveway. The driveway features juniper planted along it's length to serve as a natural snow fence. The perennial garden includes plantings such as irises, daffodils, peonies, lupines, delphinium and lilies. Reminiscent of a Japanese garden, the landscaping near the residence includes boulders, dry stream beds, granite lanterns and bamboo plantings.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Fairview Evergreen Nurseries (former owners, 1954-1967); Thomas Corwin (former owner, to 1954); Arthur Lukens (architect, 1968); Charles Dahlkemper (landscaping, early 1970's); Dan Straub (landscape architect, mid 1980's); Dennis Ward (landscape designer, gardener, mid 1980's); Peter Russell (landscape designer, gardener, 1995-2000); John Bonanti (landscape designer, gardener, 2000-present).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, and additional materials.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA715000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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