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Hidden gardens of Beacon Hill

Frances Minturn Howard

Hidden gardens of Beacon Hill

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Published by Beacon Hill Garden Club in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Beacon Hill (Boston, Mass.),
  • Massachusetts,
  • Boston
    • Subjects:
    • Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Boston -- Pictorial works.,
    • Beacon Hill (Boston, Mass.) -- Pictorial works.

    • Edition Notes

      Statement[text by Frances M. Howard ; editor, Ruth C. McKay ; photography, Calvin D. Campbell, cut-paper silhouettes, Elisabeth W. Morss].
      ContributionsMcKay, Ruth C., Beacon Hill Garden Club.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsSB466.U65 B673
      The Physical Object
      Pagination54 p. :
      Number of Pages54
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL4451847M
      LC Control Number79114256

      I lived in Cambridge then, and have lived in many different parts of the world since, but I think it was back in those golden days of blithe student poverty that I began to cherish a Great Gatsby-type fantasy of someday living on Beacon Hill. When I climbed up to the roof garden, the dazzling view in the clear winter sunshine seemed to put all of Boston and Cambridge within touching distance. Nevertheless, the advantages of living on Beacon Hill even in winter are enormous. In the foreground are the amphitheaters and rose garden; to the left is the garage and carriage house. They had extraordinarily exhibitionistic personalities; they were droolers, snufflers, gurglers, heavy breathers.

      Hand-colored glass lantern slides by Frances Benjamin Johnston, Higher still, Daniel Webster lived at No. It is here that the physical fabric of the University, informed by the synergy of its of landscape and architecture, has been shaped by time and the imprint of those who have lived and worked in each college. At 88 Mount Vernon, I could ride up in the original Otis elevator, the kind with a latticed concertina door that has to be opened and closed by the user.

      Photo by Thomas Lingner The ability of gardens and landscape to foster community is further illuminated in an introductory chapter detailing the history of the Beacon Hill Garden Club as a civic and philanthropic organization. Beacon Hill. It was apparent to me that several owners just popped in plants purchased from the nursery or their landscapers did the day before, and one 'garden' featured PLASTIC grass. Their appeal lies in how almost seamlessly these gardens are embedded within the masonry, woodwork, and various ornamentations of their patio areas and backyards. ABOVE all else, the people who live on the most proper street in Boston value decorum and privacy, so one must exercise the most discreet of people-watching and people-listening habits. More largely, this book also softly prods us to consider the untapped gardening potential of often overlooked and by-passed urban areas.


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From my apartment windows I looked onto Acorn Street a charming laneway, scarcely 10 feet wide, still cobbled with round uneven stones that must have once been hell for horses' hooves and I looked onto the backs of Mount Vernon mansions. I was glad of the exterior bannister on the Willow Street wall of my building, but the graceful cast-iron balconies overhead were a problem.

Perennials provided an expansive array of blue, blue-purple, and white flowers, while leaves of all shades of green through gray offered texture — some vertical and strappy, others feathery and shiny.

It is these challenges and limitations Hidden gardens of Beacon Hill book the design elements that are used to ameliorate them that provide the framework for Hidden Gardens of Beacon Hill: Creating Green Spaces in Urban Places, the fifth in a series of publications written collaboratively by members of the Hidden gardens of Beacon Hill book Hill Garden Club.

This quiet integration accounts for much of their allure. Beautiful gardens are nestled throughout Boston. At the downhill end is No.

It was a flashback to the Australian and British numbering system with which I'd grown up, and a reminder that Beacon Hill was settled, so to speak, before America became American. Not quite halfway up the hill are the stables-turned-studios where Charles and Maurice Prendergast lived and painted.

One day I hope to be living on Beacon Hill and will display my garden to all who ask! Beacon Hill Besides traditional gardens, Beacon Hill is also known for the window boxes that frequently adorn homes. South End Warren Avenue: The owners are growing brightly colored flowers.

In the basement, the current owner has fit a workshop, office, washer and dryer and even a shelf to store wine. The pool was shallow and lined with blue tiles arranged in a Persian-inspired fashion, with fine spray jets along the sides. South End Gray Street: Residents who face the alley help to maintain this secret garden behind this street.

The members of the Beacon Hill Garden Club are to be commended for the wonderful job they did. The elevator buttons read: S, 1, 2, 3, 4. In the middle is the mansion on Beacon Hill ridge. Coming in under pages with over color 80 photographs, this book will not overly burden a table or a bookshelf.

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