An Intentional Landscape

An Intentional Landscape (HM22H1)

Location: Shelburne, VT 05482 Chittenden County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 22.418', W 73° 13.926'

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Shelburne Museum's gardens and grounds, like its other collections, are designed to offer enjoyment, information, and an opportunity for relaxation and reflection. Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) worked with Long Island landscape architect Umberto Innocenti to create a setting in which the past could be better understood, designing uncluttered sweeps of open lawn, panoramic views, and a range of plantings that offer enjoyment throughout the seasons.
The large maples and locust trees on the northern end of the grounds are original to the site. Close to four hundred lilacs, in ninety varieties, were planted near house foundations. Apple varieties such as McIntosh and Cortland were added to enliven open spaces, while pines, hemlocks, spruces, and cedars were moved to the Beach Lodge and Gallery basin to suggest the forests of New York's Adirondacks.
Some gardens have a specific function, while others highlight color, pattern, or design. Rosebushes line many of the roads and walkways. Extensive peony and daylily beds, kitchen gardens, and thematic plantings inspired by the art and objects in the Museum's collection introduce floral beauty, texture, and scent to every corner of the grounds.
HM NumberHM22H1
Placed ByThe Shelburne Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 640847 N 4914892
Decimal Degrees44.37363333, -73.23210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 22.418', W 73° 13.926'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 22' 25.08" N, 73° 13' 55.56" W
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Area Code(s)802
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1122-1212 Shelburne Museum, Shelburne VT 05482, US
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