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When the School of Management at Yale University restored an 1830s Greek revival mansion for use as its Center for International Finance, Towers|Golde was an integral part of the design team in reviving what had been one of New Haven’s finest early homes.
While the grounds and gardens had been developed in many different styles over the years, this garden was restored based on plans from the early 1920s by the landscape architect Marian Coffin. The garden’s central feature was a formal boxwood-edged knot garden of perennials and flowering shrubs. It is ablaze with purple, mauve and blue blooms throughout the season in the single-color style popularized by the British garden designer Gertrude Jeckyll and promoted in this country by Coffin.