The Gardens of Fletcher Steele
Trippy: 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: