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Garden Street Garden, 2015-2016

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Former owner:
Simmons, Marmion Judson
Simmons, Edith B.
Gilbert, Henry
Gilbert, Priscilla Brown
Gardener:
Huynh, Huu
Tree expert:
Fernald, Bruce
Landscape company:
Lowden's
Gallup Landscape Co., Inc.
Provenance:
Cambridge Plant and Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 25 digital images
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Massachusetts, Middlesex, Cambridge
Massachusetts
Cambridge
Garden Street Garden (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Date:
2015
2015-2016
Notes:
Located on a quiet historic district cul-de-sac, off a busy street, this historic property is known for its complexity and attention to form and beauty. Consisting of a garden which surrounds a colonial revival house, the property as it is today was designed by its current owners, an American architect who spent formative years in France, and his wife, an Englishwoman with vast horticultural experience. Drawing on French and Italian traditions of structure and formality and the English horticultural tradition of interconnected garden rooms and successive waves of abundant planting, the garden was designed to be enjoyed in all seasons.
The property boasts of a series of garden rooms consisting the East Garden, West Garden, D Garden, Front Garden, Circle Garden, and the Rose Garden. Hedges of yew, lilac, viburnum, and hibiscus were planted to create "walls" for the rooms. Various plantings are changed to accentuate each season with different color schemes.
Persons associated with the garden include Marmion Judson Simmons and Edith B. Simmons (former owners, 1923-1940); Henry Gilbert and Priscilla Brown Gilbert (former owners, 1941-1994); Huu Huynh (gardener, 1994- ); Lowden's (landscape co., 1994-circa 2007); Bruce Fernald, McPhee Inc. (tree expert, 1994-circa 2007); Gallup Landscape Co., Inc. (landscape co., 2015- ).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, historical images, biographical and other information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MA621000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_382996

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