The Garden Guide

The Mount Garden

The gardens were designed, by Edith Wharton, to form transition between the house and the natural landscape beyond. There is a flower garden connected to a walled garden by a lime walk. The gardens restored for their centenary, in 2002. The white manse, house which Wharton built in 1902 for $84,000 was the place where she wrote her best-selling novel, モThe House of Mirthヤ Wharton had travelled in Italy and written a book on Italian gardens. Henry James saw the garden, in 1904 as 'a delicate French chateau mirrored in a Massachusetts pond.'

2 Plunkett Street, Box 974, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA, MA 01240-0974

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