Friday, February 3, 2012


The pictures show a portion of the gardens at Harkness State Park.  I'm sure they're much more colorful in the spring and summer time, but nevertheless the architecture still looks good in the winter time.  The gardens were designed by Beatrix Farrand, a landscape designer and one of the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects.  The gardens here have been fully restored and look much as they did in the 1930's, and include some of Farrand's original plantings.

These are views of the West Garden, which have a strong Italian influence.  If fact, it was once referred to as the Italian Garden.

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