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Near Elverson in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ironmaster's Garden

 
 
Ironmaster's Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Ironmaster's Garden Marker
Inscription.
An elaborate arrangement of flowers, herbs, and fruits once decorated these terraces. Violets, poppies, roses, daffodils, and hollyhocks were formally arranged in the ironmaster's garden. Rosemay and thyme scented the air as Hopewell's gardener busily tended the greenhouse. Beehives resting near the summerhouse provided plenty of honey for the mansion table.


 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 12.372′ N, 75° 46.419′ W. Marker is near Elverson, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Click for map. Marker is about 50 feet NNW of the ironmaster's house on the grounds of Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site off Shed Road (Pennsylvania Route 345). Marker is in this post office area: Elverson PA 19520, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Headraces (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cooling Shed (about 300 feet away); Anthracite Furnace (about 400 feet away); Charcoal Kilns (about 500 feet away); Charcoal Pit (about 500 feet away); Warwick Furnace (approx. 3.1 miles away); Swedish Pioneers (approx. 4 miles away); Colonel Thomas Bull (approx. 4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Elverson.
 
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Ironmaster's House, and Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Ironmaster's House, and Garden Marker
Ironmaster's Garden and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. Ironmaster's Garden and Marker
Ironmaster's House, and Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
4. Ironmaster's House, and Garden Marker
Ironmaster's Garden image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
5. Ironmaster's Garden
Ironmaster's Garden Drawing on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
6. Ironmaster's Garden Drawing on Marker
"This sketch, by Mary A. Krewson, depicts her childhood recollection of the ironmaster's garden - late 1800s."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 598 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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