Last updated on 30 August 11
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Naumkeag Garden

  3.0/5 (2 ratings)

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The house was designed in 1885, by Stanford White. The garden, by Nathan Barrett included an allee and two terraces. Mabel Choate inherited the house and from 1926 onwards developed the gardens with Fletcher Steele as her landscape architect. Their work included the Afternoon Garden, the Chinese Garden with a Moon Gate and the Blue Steps. The latter is the garden's most famous feature. A flight of steps with arched blue recesses and a white Art Nouveau handrail ascends through paper-white birch trees.
Address - 5 Prospect Hill Road, Stockbridge, Massachusetts, USA, MA 01262
Opening times - Memorial Day weekend to Columbus Day. Daily. Open 10am to 5pm.
Admission - Entrance fee
Website - Visit the Naumkeag Garden website

Designers and Influences

This garden has been designed and influenced by Fletcher Steele

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  • over 2 years ago Susan from SC said

    I found the house to be more impressive than the gardens. And our group was on garden tours.

    (3.0/5)
  • about 6 years ago Adam Hodge said

    An interesting garden, although slightly in need of a bit of investment to bring the Chinese garden and a few other areas up to full repair and planting. The 'Blue Steps' is quite an intriguing design concept, although ironically arriving in the meadow/ grass area below was more satisfying an experience..I think because the steps seem very steep.

    (3.0/5)

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