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Canandaigua in Ontario County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Old-Fashioned Garden

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 22, 2019
1. Old-Fashioned Garden Marker
Inscription.  This garden, planted in 1905, features a large assortment of blooming flowers, which can be found here from early spring into the fall months. The floral picture continually changes. The pattern for this garden is a quincunx, which is a geometric pattern consisting of four points arranged at the four corners of a square or rectangle, with a fifth at its center. In this garden those geometric points are circles. A niche in the stone wall at the north end of the pergola displayed statuary. The pergola was covered with vines.

Mark Clark Thompson’s travels in Europe may have served as inspiration for this garden, which covers nearly two thirds of an acre.

This garden, planted in 1905, is actually the second Old-Fashioned Garden on the estate. Due to the property’s expansion in 1903, and the subsequent restructuring of multiple gardens, land from the original garden was reused. Construction of the current Old-Fashioned Garden was completed in 1906.

“In this garden are all kinds of old-fashioned flowers with a constant succession of bloom, making this at all times one of the beauty spots of the estate.” –
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 22, 2019
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Excerpt from The Union Advertiser, 1909.

The 150 foot-long pergola along with the distinctive quincunx flower bed pattern are the most distinguishing elements of this garden.
 
Location. 42° 54.004′ N, 77° 16.26′ W. Marker is in Canandaigua, New York, in Ontario County. Marker can be reached from Vharlotte 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. The Peacock House/Aviary (within shouting distance of this marker); Moonlight Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Pansey Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Blue & White Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Rock Garden (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Japanese Garden & Tea House (about 600 feet away); Japanese Garden (about 700 feet away); Granger Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canandaigua.
 
Also see . . .  Sonnenberg.org. A non-profit organization, Sonnenberg operates in cooperation with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation and relies solely on visitor admissions, memberships, donations, wine
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, June 22, 2019
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and gift center sales, and special events to preserve public access to the site. – Quoted from a printed self-guided tour provided upon admission. (Submitted on June 23, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.) 
 
Categories. Architecture
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2019, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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