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Shelburne in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

An Intentional Landscape

 
 
An Intentional Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
1. An Intentional Landscape Marker
Inscription.

Shelburne Museum's gardens and grounds, like its other collections, are designed to offer enjoyment, information, and an opportunity for relaxation and reflection. Museum founder Electra Havemeyer Webb (1888-1960) worked with Long Island landscape architect Umberto Innocenti to create a setting in which the past could be better understood, designing uncluttered sweeps of open lawn, panoramic views, and a range of plantings that offer enjoyment throughout the seasons.

The large maples and locust trees on the northern end of the grounds are original to the site. Close to four hundred lilacs, in ninety varieties, were planted near house foundations. Apple varieties such as McIntosh and Cortland were added to enliven open spaces, while pines, hemlocks, spruces, and cedars were moved to the Beach Lodge and Gallery basin to suggest the forests of New York's Adirondacks.

Some gardens have a specific function, while others highlight color, pattern, or design. Rosebushes line many of the roads and walkways. Extensive peony and daylily beds, kitchen gardens, and thematic plantings inspired by the art and objects in the Museum's collection introduce floral beauty, texture, and scent to every corner of the grounds.
 
Erected by the Shelburne Museum.
 
Location.

An Intentional Landscape and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 8, 2017
2. An Intentional Landscape and Marker
44° 22.418′ N, 73° 13.926′ W. Marker is in Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Touch for map. Marker and landscape are on the Shelburne Museum grounds. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6000 Shelburne Road (US Hwy 7), Shelburne VT 05482, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Round Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Flat World, 2008 (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Shelburne Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Beach Gallery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beach Lodge (about 300 feet away); The Rail Car Grand Isle (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Rail Car Grand Isle (about 400 feet away); Locomotive 220 (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Shelburne.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Shelburne Museum Story. (Submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Innocenti & Webel: Our History. (Submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Umberti Innocenti Brief Bio. (Submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 1, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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