The Colonial Revival Garden

The Colonial Revival Garden (HM6QT)

Location: Princeton, NJ 08540 Greenville County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 20.86', W 74° 40.011'

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Helen Hamilton Shields married Richard the Signer's great-great-grandson Bayard Stockton in 1894. Intensely proud of the Stockton family's history, she wished to "restore" the house and gardens to what she perceived as their former glory. Although the property was much reduced in size, she determined to reproduce what she thought Annis and Richard's garden had been.

Helen claimed to have uncovered a number of plants from that garden, although none could have survived two centuries, In a manner typical of the Colonial Revival, she included not only plants thought to have grown at Morven, but also specimens from various historic sites.

She spoke and wrote extensively to promote Morven's significance; her garden at Morven was included in the Garden Club of America's 1930s landmark publication, Gardens of Colony and State. It is her garden that has been restored behind the house.
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 10:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 528292 N 4466399
Decimal Degrees40.34766667, -74.66685000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 20.86', W 74° 40.011'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 20' 51.60" N, 74° 40' 0.66" W
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Area Code(s)201, 609, 732, 908
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 55 Stockton St, Princeton NJ 08540, US
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