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Blithewood Garden

Taken soon after the transfer of the Blithewood Estate to Bard College in 1951, this photograph by Charles Eggert depicts the garden with the formal shrubbery intended in the original 1903 Hoppin & Koen plan commissioned by Mrs. Andrew C. Zabriskie

Seclusion

The sculpture was created as part of Bassler's senior project at Bard College, and at the time replaced an earlier floral fountain that had fallen into disrepair. "Seclusion" was removed from Blithewood during its restoration in the early 1990s. She…

The Garden at Blithewood, Barrytown, NY

The formal gardens with central fountain at Blithewood, now part of Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. The Hudson River can be seen in the background.

Exterior of Donaldson's Blithewood

This engraving served as the frontispiece for Andrew Jackson Downing’s Treatise on Landscape Gardening and Rural Architecture. This shows the exterior of Donaldson’s Blithewood. The house faced the river and featured a broad, trellised porch that…

The New Gate Lodge at Blithewood

This image is an enlargement of an engraving of the Blithewood Gatehouse designed by A.J. Davis from an edition of A.J. Downing’s Treatise on the Theory and Practice of Rural Architecture and Landscape Gardening. Interestingly, Downing describes…

Photograph of Blithewood Garden from Beautiful Gardens in America, by Louise Shelton

Blithewood Garden image, ca. 1915. From : Beautiful Gardens in America, by Louise Shelton. New York: C. Scribner’s Sons, 1916, Plate 49.

The horticulturist and journal of rural art and rural taste, August 1846, Vol. 1, No. 2, p. 56-57

A double-page spread from the August 1846 issue of Downing's Horticulturist, titled 'A New Vinery at Blithewood,' and featuring Robert Donaldson's Blithewood.