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Margaretten Garden, 2012, 2014

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Former owner:
Chidester, Walter Dr
Chidester, Walter Mrs
Parina, Richard
Parina, Richard Mrs
Sesnon, Porter
Sesnon, Porter Mrs
Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver
Guthrie, Walter
Horticulturist:
McCroskey, Claud
McCroskey, Cali
McGowan, William C., Jr.
Gardener:
Zaragoza, Gerardo
Vegas, Lisa
Ward, Daniel
Provenance:
Hillsborough Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 4 digital images
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, California, San Mateo, Hillsborough
California
Hillsborough
Margaretten Garden (Hillsborough, California)
Date:
2012
2012-2014
2012, 2014
Notes:
Originally one acre this property was subdivided down to one-half acre by a previous owner, leaving the Georgian style house without a garden. Landscape architect Thomas D. Church designed a new garden behind the house that features a trefoil shaped swimming pool bordered by trees and a privacy hedge, next to a strip of lawn and woodlands garden. Church designed hardscape including masonry walls, gates, walkways and a brick surround for the pool that includes four planters. Trees in the back and side yards include coast Live oak, stone pine, maytens, coast redwood, and flowering cherries. The front and driveway gardens were designed by landscape architect Walter Guthrie, with the strong horizontal lines of boxwood hedges around the lawn and seasonal color from flowering cherries and pistache trees.
Persons associated with the garden include Dr. and Mrs. Walter Chidester (former owners, 1917); Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parina (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Porter Sesnon (former owners, -1974); Thomas Dolliver Church (1902-1978) (landscape architect, 1975-1977); Walter Guthrie (1932-2006) (landscape architect, 1977-1978); Claud and Cali McCroskey (horticulturists, 1993-2013); William C. McGowan, Jr. (horticulturist, 1999-); Gerardo Zaragoza (gardener, 1999-); Lisa Vegas and Daniel Ward (gardeners, 2005-).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of an image from a book.
Publications:
This property is featured in Gardens Are for People, Second Edition by Thomas Dolliver Church, Grace M. Hall and Michael Laurie, published by McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1983, p. 145
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CA610000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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