United States of America, Virginia, Richmond, Richmond
Westhampton Cottage Garden (Richmond, Virginia)
Located on less than 1 acres, this English-style garden evolved over the years as the creator, an artist, continually transformed and refined it. It is a strolling garden and leads the visitor from room to room. The entrance to the garden opens into the Chaise Garden, named for the two iron chaise lounges which anchor it. Passing through another gate at the far end, you come upon the Boxwood Oval. From this point you can stroll along the grass paths through the Perennial Garden or the gravel paths through the Woodland Gardens.
The Westhampton Cottage Garden is an artist's garden, created with an artist's passion and energy. In 1961, former owners William and Jacquelyn Ross moved into the house. Mrs. Ross, a painter and avid flower arranger, let the garden evolve as if it were a giant flower arrangement. When current owners purchased the house they opened up the boxwood oval in the back for space and circulation and transplanted the boxwood around the urn in the Chaise Garden. Plantings include dogwood, ferns, juniper, and oak-leaf hydrangea.
Persons associated with the garden include: Earl F. Hagan (former owner, 1935-?); William and Jacquelyn Ross (former owners, 1961-2008).
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of sketches, plans and paintings.
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: email@example.com