Arthur Shurcliff

The Revival Garden Master November 12, 1957 Today is the anniversary of the death of the Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff. After receiving his degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, Arthur discovered the field of Landscape Architecture. Although the field was beginning to take off thanks to the Olmsteds, Charles Eliot, and the Chicago World’s Fair,…

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Today we celebrate the Landscape Architect who had an affinity for boxwoods. We’ll also learn about a passionate orchidologist who shared some advice back in 1972. We salute the English WWII code breaker who became a one-woman force for garden conservation and restoration. We’ll hear a verse about the Hyacinth – one of my favorite…

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Arthur Shurcliff

The Colonial Williamsburg Architect Today is the anniversary of the death of the Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff who died on this day in 1957. Shurcliff’s path to Landscape Architecture was not clear cut. His dad had been a successful businessman, and Arthur was supposed to follow in his dad’s footsteps and become a Mechanical Engineer.…

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Today we celebrate the French admiral and explorer who had a female botanist posing as a male valet on his voyage. We’ll learn about the botanist who is remembered by the State Flower of California and the Landscape Architect, who restored the entire Landscape of Colonial Williamsburg. We’ll learn about the Spanish rose breeder who…

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Arthur Shurcliff

Engineer to Architect Today is the birthday of the Landscape Architect Arthur Shurcliff who was born on this day in 1870. Shurcliff’s path to Landscape Architecture was not clear cut. His dad had been a successful businessman. Arthur was supposed to follow in his dad’s footsteps and become a Mechanical Engineer. But after receiving his…

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How’s your garden doing? Is there something blooming that is stealing your heart? In my garden, I’m especially enjoying the Yellow wax-bells or Kirengeshoma palmata (“kih-ren-gesh-OH-mah palm-AY-tah”). Heidi Heiland installed these for me last summer during my garden renovation. They are right up by my front door in a North-facing garden – and I see…

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