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Grey Shutters, 1991

Former owner:
Dickinson, John
Landscape design:
Parker Mr.
Rumson Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 7 35 mm slides (photographs)
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, New Jersey, Mercer, Princeton
New Jersey
Grey Shutters (Princeton, New Jersey)
In the 1990's the federal style house on a one-third acre city lot featured flowering shrubs including roses, rhododendrons and azaleas, long flower and rose borders down the sides of the rectangular back lawn, planted containers on the low retaining walls front and back, and a hidden cutting garden with flowers, herbs and vegetables. Several varieties of roses were grown in the border between clipped boxwood and a taller hedge within the stockade-style wooden fence. Paving stones were used for paths into the different garden areas, including the work area and vegetable garden that were concealed by tall shrubs. There was a trellis with a climbing rose on the back of the house in the 1990's.
Persons associated with the garden include John Dickinson (former owner, 1943-1970); Mr. Parker (landscape design).
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of images, and other information.
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Archives of American Gardens

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