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Andrew Jackson Downing & Landscape Design – A Brief Introduction

Contributed by Karen Cowperthwaite ASLA Porters Lodge / Gatehouse at Springside, Poughkeepsie In her 2014 Pulitzer Prize winning book, The Language of Houses, author Alison Lurie refers to “Andrew Jackson Downing, the famous landscape designer…” Stop.  Really? Famous? How many people … Continue reading

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Annuals Center Stage at Locust Grove

Contributed by Tim Steinhoff, Locust Grove Director of Horticulture Seed catalogs from the first quarter of the twentieth century, the era we seek to evoke at Locust Grove, are a testament to the popularity of annuals. It is my good fortune; … Continue reading

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Eagle Scout Restores Farrand Gates

Originally published by the Beatrix Farrand Garden Association On Thursday, August 28, 2014, Daniel Heslin of Hyde Park Troop 37 of the Boy Scouts of America began the installation of the three Beatrix Farrand Garden gate doors (the grand finale) of his eagle scout … Continue reading

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