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Hillsborough -- John and Susan Carver Garden

Landscape architect:
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John and Susan Carver Garden (Hillsborough, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheet, site plan, and narrative description.
Established in 1897, the garden exists on less than half an acre. In 1974, the garden was "densely planted and overgrown." The current owners hired Kawamoto to design the front and side trellises, the garden layout, and most of the rock walls. The front garden contains many well-established plants and trees such as a tri-color copper beech and many white-flowering rhododendrons, camellias, and magnolias. Hellebores, azaleas, liriope, Pieris japonica provide early spring color. The back garden incorporates hues of green in the border with added foliage of contrast. A sloping back yard was changed into multi-level planter beds, edged with stone walls to create a transition from the outdoor terrace to the garden below. A rose bed and climbing roses are featured near the house. The curves of the lawn are filled with plants that spill out over the borders.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Casey Kawamoto (landscape architect, 1982); Margo Pace (landscape designer); Catalino Tapia (head gardener); Suzanne Toggnazzini (landscape designer); and Will Magowan (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
John and Susan Carver Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, File CA458
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