United States of America, New Jersey, Union, Summit
Dalkeith (Summit, New Jersey)
Designed by its owners, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cade Wilson, the property was well planted with interesting trees and shrubs. Mrs. Wilson was a Southerner and there was definitely a Southern feeling to the garden, according to her granddaughter. On a small piece of property adjoining the estate stood an old house, long outdating any building in the vicinity. According to an excerpt from House Beautiful, to save the house from destruction, Mr. Wilson purchased it and transformed it into a garden house of unlimited charm. A Franklin stove warms the interior in winter, and a little grating above carries heat to the upper chamber. The house stands at the end of a woodland walk in a setting of fine old trees and an informal planting.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Robert Cade Wilson (former owners and landscape designers, 1903-1957).
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