Posts tagged “restoration”


Monday, January 19, 2015 | Posted by

The section of land near Rock Creek Parkway in Washington D.C. known as Dumbarton Oaks Park is also one of landscape architect Beatrix Farrand’s masterpieces, the wild garden she designed for the Dumbarton Oaks estate during the 1920s and 1930s. Over the last ninety years, this Farrand garden has become increasingly overgrown, as invasive species […]

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Tuesday, September 3, 2013 | Posted by

The Trustees did what seemed impossible two months ago. They put Naumkeag back together again. And it really sparkles. Like a newly cleaned Rembrandt, the garden’s details shine forth as never before, perhaps not even in Mabel Choate’s own lifetime.  Lost for decades, many were uncovered in recently discovered photos and, in some cases, literal […]

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Thursday, May 9, 2013 | Posted by

It is unnerving to see any garden taken apart, especially one that you have  thought, written, and dreamt about as a culmination of history and time–as inevitable, both in the history you have constructed to explain it and in the timeless concept of it you have fashioned in your own imagination. Watching Naumkeag being created […]

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Monday, October 8, 2012 | Posted by

Russel Wright’s Song of Nature & Design Garrison, New York From 1942 to 1976 renowned mid-century modern designer Russel Wright shaped a former quarry and remnant woodland into a forest garden for experiencing nature and aesthetic effects. The design approach developed a series of paths, each with specific effects articulated for seasons, time of day, […]


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