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The North Vista

Enclosed Gardens
The North Vista

This north-facing vista has changed many times since the 1920s when Farrand began to work on its design. She created the approximate proportions of the terraces that remain today, enclosing the different levels with tall hedges of common box, Buxus sempervirens. When the boxwood began to decline in the 1940s, Farrand preferred to renew the planting, but Mildred Bliss felt masonry was needed and a new wall was built instead. Other designers contributed to the design; Robert Patterson added chains above the stone walls to support the wisteria vines, and Ruth Havey designed the ornamental rail at the northern end.

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