The Gardens of Fletcher Steele

fs1_450.jpgTrippy: a short visual trip to a place of architectural or design importance

Trippy to:  two gardens created by one of America's foremost landscape designers, Fletcher Steele (1885-1971), credited with transitioning landscape architecture from Beaux Arts classicism to more modern forms

Locations: One of the first landscape architects to decry the suburban American lawn as anything but functional and beautiful, Fletcher Steele advocated using gardens as extensions of indoor living spaces. He designed many private gardens during his long and influential career.

The only two gardens of his open to the public are Naumkeag and Mission House, both in Stockbridge, MA.

Naumkeag and Mission House Sampler:

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Photo Credits: SUNY ESF, Perry's Perennial Pages, Wikimedia Commons

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