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Darien -- Baylis Garden

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref21449
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b0944983-25c1-4213-aca2-db55e0520227
Former Title
Sunswyck source unknown.
General
This property on Long Island Sound is designed to feature the natural properties of the landscape and the views of the Sound. The view side of the house has stone terracing, steps, and stone pathways leading to the sound. Rock outcroppings, native grasses, and herbaceous borders are combined with a formal herb garden located off the side of a screen porch. This small parterre garden features a central statue and four brick pathways radiating out from the center. Low stone walls, used for seating, give a sense of enclosure. Additional gardens include a white garden; a perennial garden; a woodland garden; and a rock garden. Two metal cranes in flight are situated in a garden near the water's edge.
Persons and firms associated with the garden and property include: Walter E. Sachs (former owner, 1925-1960); Louisa W. Robins (former owner, 1960-1977); Frank Sprole (former owner, 1977-1988); Neil Hauch (architect, 1989); Joanne Hagopian (landscape designer); and Marc Peter Keane (landscape architect, 1997-present).
Landscape designer
Hagopian, Joanne
Architect
Hauch, Neil
Landscape architect
Keane, Marc Peter
Provenance
Garden Club of Darien
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Baylis Garden (Darien, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Darien
Topic
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Darien
Rock gardens
Woodland gardens
Trough gardens
Moss gardens
Sculpture gardens
Herb gardens
Landscape designer
Hagopian, Joanne
Architect
Hauch, Neil
Landscape architect
Keane, Marc Peter
Provenance
Garden Club of Darien
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Sponsor
A project to describe images in this finding aid received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care Initiative, administered by the National Collections Program.
Custodial History
The Garden Club of Darien facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File CT098
Type
Archival materials
Collection Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Collection Rights
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Scope and Contents
The folders include worksheets, printouts of some slides, brochure, and plant list of perennial garden (2005).
Collection Restrictions
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Related Materials
Baylis Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (39 35 mm. slides)
See others in
Baylis Garden 1988-2005.
AAG.GCA_ref21449
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Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210177502-0
Darien -- Baylis Garden
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