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Wildwood in Lucas County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Formal Gardens

 
 
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By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
1. Formal Gardens Marker
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The restoration of the formal gardens began in 2008, with a generous donation from the Carson family. The formal gardens were designed by famed landscape architect Elen Biddle Shipman, who also designed gardens for the Rockefellers, Fords, and other wealthy entrepreneurs. At one point, over 600 of her gardens dotted the American landscape, today only a hand- full remain in their original condition This is one of the only Shipman gardens open to the public, free of charge.

Historically this garden was lit at night with multi-colored landscaping lights Look for the lights that once shone down on the garden from above. (Marker Number 8.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureHorticulture & ForestryParks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical year for this entry is 2008.
 
Location. 41° 40.909′ N, 83° 39.891′ W. Marker is in Wildwood, Ohio, in Lucas County. Marker is on Brown Trail 0.2 miles north of Floodplain Trail, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Toledo OH 43615, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker

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By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
2. Formal Gardens Marker
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. Swimming Pool (within shouting distance of this marker); Putting Green (within shouting distance of this marker); Lusk / Mewborn Riverview Boardwalk (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); River Diversion / Island / Air Intake Tunnel (about 300 feet away); Manor House (about 300 feet away); Clay Tennis Court / Staff Parking Lot (about 400 feet away); Limousine Garage / Metroparks Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Horse Stables / Visitors Center (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wildwood.
 
Additional keywords. landscape architecture
 
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By TeamOHE, May 12, 2021
3. The Formal Gardens
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Last updated on May 19, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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