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On Friday, June 10th the Garden Conservancy Society of Fellows Tour of the Hudson Valley stopped by the home and garden of Axel and Sara Schupf. It was a crystalline day, clear and in the 70’s, a thunderstorm the night before had cleared out all the humidity and the garden just glistened. The visibility was so clear you could see Bear Mountain beyond the Hudson River from the Library Terrace.

Attendees included Lee Auchincloss of New York City, Susan Burke of New York City, Colin Cabot of Loudon, NH, Page Dickey of North Salem, Ben and Cindy Lenhardt of Winnetka, Il., Joseph Marek of Santa Monica, Ken and Polly Mattox of La Grange, Georgia, Mary Ann Tucker of Greenwich Ct, and Ceasar and Dorothy of Knoxville, TN.

Oehme, van Sweden Principal Eric D. Groft led the tour and later signed copies of the latest Oehme, van Sweden book, The Artful Garden: Creative Inspiration for Landscape Design for each member on the tour.

Axel Schupf w Chapin and Cynthia Nolen of Santa Barbara, CA

Axel Schupf with Chapin and Cynthia Nolen of Santa Barbara, CA

Library Terrace

The group enjoyed fresh strawberries and pastries on the Library Terrace


Roxybury Granite Steps from the Entry Garden to Forecourt

The group descending the Roxybury Granite Steps from the Entry Garden to Forecourt

Sara Schupf addresses questions from the group

Sara Schupf addresses questions from the group

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Following an earlier meeting with Rosita Trinca at our offices in Washington, DC (see our previous blog post), Eric Groft and John Knowlton of Oehme, van Sweden travelled to the Trinca home in Greenwich, Connecticut to supervise the replacement of a Douglas Fir tree that blew down during a late spring storm. The tree was replaced with a sculptural Pinus parvifolia with the help of Jeff Jones and crew.

Donovon the gardener, Jeff Jones and Edmundo from Gardens by Jeffery and John Knowlton of OvS at the Trinca Garden

Additional work was completed to update other parts of the garden, including places stone in the woodland garden.

Jeff Jones and Eric Groft selecting granite boulders to be placed in the Woodland garden

While visiting the Trinca home, we were delighted to see how our previous work has withstood the test of time. The “Lotus” fountain, seen below, was originally designed by Jim van Sweden and Eric Groft and featured in their book Gardening with Water. Here is how it looks today…

Lotus Fountain

 With our work complete, the Trinca garden is now ready for the autumn season!

The Trinca garden ready for autumn

To see the Trinca garden up close, you can participate in the Garden Conservancy Open Days tour next summer, when OvS Principal Eric Groft will be in the garden to guide the tour and answer questions.

The Trinca Home

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