Old -Time Gardens of the Connecticut Valley. Enlarge to see the plan. On the left we have the pathway with Green hedges of box. Below that is the summerhouse with gilt eagle atop. This is the garden of Boxwood. Below that is the stone drinking fountain for the birds in the Starkey garden. Now in the middle bottom of page we have three garden plans . The Barnard garden with two circular beds and straight walk . Next is the old Starkey garden On the side name the plants in each lay out. Top garden are the plans for the Allen garden. All beds are raised and there is a fountain in the center. Top mid of page is the complete planting of the Keyes garden. A key to the planting may be found at the bottom of the page at the left.
On the right side of page is picture of the Keyes garden laid out some seventy years ago. That would have been in 1840. Middle of the right is a lattice arch covered with vines that forms the entrance. Last a summerhouse built in 1797, this old five-cornered summerhouse still stands now that was 1910.
If I had the money and land I would love to recreate each garden.