Towers | Golde Landscape Architects and Site Planners

PARKS AND GARDENS | CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS

SUNKEN GARDEN AT HILL-STEAD MUSEUM

Farmington, Connecticut

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Recognition:

     CT ASLA Landscape Legacy Award, 2015

Hill-Stead Museum

 

CT Valley Garden Club

Garden Club of Hartford

 

 

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.

85 WILLOW ST NEW HAVEN CT 06511  203 773 1153

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