From The Terrace

A lightning turnaround in the Berkshires restores the 100-year-old landscape at Edith Wharton’s The Mount.

A hundred years ago, novelist and nonfiction writer Edith Wharton began filling in the grounds she had designed for her new summer estate in the Berkshire Hills of western Massachusetts. As the house was being finished and furnished, Wharton had overseen preliminary work on her design for the gardens and orchards. Along the way she had consulted with her niece, Beatrix Jones (later Farrand), a founding member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, who designed the approach to the main house.

Thanks to Jeffrey Lofton

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