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Ralph Fabri papers, circa 1870s-1975, bulk 1918-1975. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
Situated in the Sessions Village area of Columbus, this .33 acre garden reflects the ideas of its current owners. With a goal of wanting the home to feel as though every room is part of the garden, lines have been blurred between the inside and outside and exterior garden rooms have been created. The garden can be seen from the major living areas, while a second-story deck off one of bedrooms provides an elevated view. Pleached trees border the property lines on the east and west and the paths and the patio area are surfaced in a unifying gravel of soft tan. An open lawn contains a geometric knot garden of boxwood, edged on the south by a patterned boxwood and holly hedge. Topiary standards are used about the garden as accents, climbing roses are trained around the openings of French doors, and a tiny herb garden surrounds a jardiniere. The architectural style of the glass-topped table and wall fountain appear to have slipped out of the interior rooms. The entry courtyard of brick with flanking boxed columnar English oaks breaks with the all-green theme through the addition of a touch of colored coleus.
Persons associated with the property include Shawn Shear (landscape designer, 2000); Robert Reeves, Sr. (architect, 1956); and Thomas E. Davis, Jr. (former owner, 1956-1997).
There is additional documentation of other gardens in Sessions Village. See OH226000 and OH230000-234000.
A Study in Green related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides (photographs))
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