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Former owner:
Suarez, Diego, 1888-1974  Search this
Suarez, Evelyn Marshall Field  Search this
King, Frederic Rhinelander  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Archival materials
Suarez Garden (Brookville, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau -- Brookville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies.
A 17-acre property with formal gardens on three sides of the French and Palladian style house, designed by the owner, landscape architect Diego Suarez, in 1952. The house was approached from a long driveway to a rectilinear white gravel courtyard bordered by lawn surrounded by a tall hedge of clipped yews. Other gardens include a sunken rectangular reflecting pool behind the house. There is a horseshoe shaped alleĢe of 80 linden trees. Clipped yew hedges formed the base around other stands of trees, demarcated entrances, and in at least one instance were given a whimsical shape. The rectilinear courtyard was echoed by straight-sided containers for shrubs or small trees at the front of the house. There were many statues on the roof of the house and on the grounds of the estate, in keeping with its neo-classical design, and a gracefully curved stairway.
Diego Suarez and Evelyn Marshall Field Suarez (former owners, 1952-unknown); Frederic Rhinelander King (architect, c. 1950).
Related Materials:
Suarez Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 120mm negatives)
Collection Restrictions:
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:
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Gardens -- New York -- Brookville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
AAG.ADM, File NY912
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens