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CT ASLA Landscape Legacy Award, 2015
Towers|Golde designed the ‘restored’ Sunken Garden at Hill-Stead, a house museum featuring a spectacular collection of early 20th century art. The scheme was based on a newly discovered, horticulturally detailed plan (c.1925) from the archives of Beatrix Jones Farrand (1872-1959), one of the country’s first landscape architects. It was a re-design of a pre-existing garden
While there is no record that Farrand’s plan was ever executed, T|G’s plan is faithful to that design with only a few, carefully researched plat substitutions and some minor, but sensitive adjustments to the layout to accommodate the public usage which, as anticipated, has increased dramatically since restoration.