Naumkeag's second-generation owner, Mabel Choate, met Fletcher Steele, the father of modern landscape design, in 1926, and the two collaborated to transform the property's gardens and grounds over a thirty-year period. Mabel deeded her estate to the Trustees of Reservations, a non-profit that has carefully preserved Fletcher's vision.
These photos offer a preview of the Blue Steps and other distinctive landscape features at Naumkeag. Tours of the house and its photogenic gardens are offered daily Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day. Details: 413-298-3239.
|The Blue Steps||Functional and Beautiful||The Afternoon Garden||Stone Chairs|
|A Statue with a View||The South Lawn||The Sacred Rock||Asian Influences|
|A Rosy Overview||Late Bloomers||The Evergreen Garden||Something's Fishy|
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