Canandaigua in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Blue & White Garden
John Handrahan, Mary Clark Thompson’s landscape architect, planted 15 species of flowers in this garden. Among the blue flowers were gentian, salvia, lobelia, larkspur, and delphinium. Among the whites were sweet alyssum, campanula, phlox, hyacinth, agapanthus, and two types of lilies.
This garden has also been referred to as the Marble Garden and Little Garden.
The tile roof of the pavilion, seen in this early 20th-century photograph, was restored in 1996. The pavilion and the
Historic photographs similar to this one provided the basis for replicating the garden’s urns and statues and documented the shape of the beds and plant materials.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Architecture. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 42° 53.977′ N, 77° 16.29′ W. Marker is in Canandaigua, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from Charlotte Street near Howell Street. Marker is on the grounds of Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua NY 14424, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Pansey Garden (a few steps from this marker); Moonlight Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Sonnenberg Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Old-Fashioned Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peacock House/Aviary (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rock Garden (about 500 feet away); Japanese Garden (about 500 feet away); Japanese Garden & Tea House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canandaigua.
Also see . . . Sonnenberg.org. A non-profit organization, Sonnenberg operates (Submitted on June 23, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 23, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 97 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 23, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.