|The Home Garden. Image Lord & Schryver Conservancy|
The Statesman Journal reports a good news story concerning the Historic Deepwood Estate. Located in Bush’s Pasture Park, Salem in Oregon the 4-acre garden was designed for Alice Brownby by Edith Lord (1887-1976) and Elizabeth Schryver (1901-1984) from 1930.
|Lord & Schreyver. Image Lord & Schryver Conservancy|
'Elizabeth Lord was born November 12, 1887, daughter of William Paine Lord and Juliette Montague Lord. Her father was a former Oregon governor and U. S. diplomat and her mother, who was involved in many civic activities, is credited with establishing the Salem Floral Society (now Salem Garden Club), the first garden club in Oregon. Lord received her education in various Oregon public school as well as Buenos Aires, where William Lord held a diplomatic post. Her mother’s devotion to gardening and extensive travels to view the renowned gardens of the Orient, Europe, and South America influenced Lord’s decision to make gardening a profession. She entered Lowthorpe School of Landscape Architecture, located in Groton, Massachusetts, in 1926.'
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In 1929 the two women founded the firm Lord-Schryver in what has been called 'one of the milestones in the history of Northwest garden design' with Lord focusing on the plant plans to complement Schryver's garden layouts. From a British perspective I would say their design ethos could be described as Arts and Crafts meets Colonial - further comments welcome!
|Plan of the Deepwood garden.|
3. Great room 4. Spring garden
5. Running brick walk 6. Tea house garden
7. Fern bank 8. Fern bank stairs
9. Lower terrace 10. Scroll Garden
11. Lower walk 12. Lawn bank
13. Shade Garden 14. Secret Garden
15. Tennis court 16. Carriage house entry
A copy of the 2012 Historic Deepwood Preservation Project Report can be downloaded from the 'click here' link at the top on this page.