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Chester in Morris County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Gardens at Bamboo Brook

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, July 17, 2010
1. Gardens at Bamboo Brook Marker
Inscription.  Martha Brookes Hutcheson, renowned as one of America's first professional female landscape architects, lived at Merchiston Farm. Now called Bamboo Brook, from 1911 to 1959.

These gardens are an example of an early 20th-century landscape designed by Hutcheson in the mode of the country place era and embodies many of her design principles and ideals. In 1989 Merchiston Farm was listed on the New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places.

Funding has been made possible in part by the Garden State Historic Preservation Trust admisistered by the New Jersey Historic Trust / Sate of New Jersey.
 
Erected 2009.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureArchitectureHorticulture & ForestryWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 40° 43.893′ N, 74° 42.443′ W. Marker is in Chester, New Jersey, in Morris County. Marker can be reached from Longview Road, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located within Bamboo Brook Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester NJ 07930, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other
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By Alan Edelson, July 17, 2010
2. Gardens at Bamboo Brook Marker
Marker is on the boulder next to the path
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markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Martha Brookes Hutcheson (here, next to this marker); Merchiston Farm (within shouting distance of this marker); Pottersville (approx. 1.6 miles away); Peapack - Gladstone 9-11 Memorial (approx. 2.6 miles away); Peapack- Gladstone Liberty Park (approx. 2.7 miles away); Moses Craig Lime Kilns (approx. 2.9 miles away); Peapack-Gladstone Lime Kiln Park (approx. 3 miles away); Milltown - A 19th Century Village (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Gardens at Bamboo Brook image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 17, 2010
3. Gardens at Bamboo Brook
Gardens at Bamboo Brook image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, July 17, 2010
4. Gardens at Bamboo Brook
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 686 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 17, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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