Leventritt Garden and pavilion, 2005
Photograph by Sylvia Winter
Leventritt Garden, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
The Leventritt Shrub & Vine Garden is a three acre, terraced garden and a showcase for outstanding species and cultivars for the home garden, wild collected accessions, and plants that relate to Arboretum research and history.
“The creation of the Victor and Frances Leventritt Garden of Shrubs and Vines was undertaken in 1997 to create a collection that would display sun-loving shrubs and trellised vines. The Garden, unlike most of the living collection, does not fall under the lease with the City of Boston, but on Harvard-controlled land that was not part of the original Olmsted-Sargent design. Developed in association with Douglas Reed Landscape Architects, architect Maryann Thompson and Gary Hilderbrand of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, this garden is home to a collection of approximately 300-400 types of sun-loving shrubs and 75-100 kinds of climbing vines. Half the space consists of specimens that were grown from seeds that were collected in the wild and the other half consists of temporary cultivar displays that are replaced every five to ten years.”
–excerpted from The Arnold Arboretum, Director’s Report, 1997-1999.
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