Frank Cabot - A Tribute

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Peter George
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Frank Cabot - A Tribute

As some of you may know, Frank Cabot died on this past Saturday at age 86. Here is a link to a tribute to Frank, written by Panayoti Kelaidis. It's beautiful and reflects the collective debt we all owe to the man Panayoti suggests was "the most eminent gardener of our era, and possibly the greatest gardener America has ever produced."

http://www.botanicgardensblog.com/2011/11/21/passing-of-true-gardener/

IMYoung
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Even far-away Scots folks are aware of Frank Cabot. It is sad to hear of his passing... but what a fine legacy he leaves our world of gardening.

Thank you, Peter for the link from PK and to PK for his link to the Garden Conservancy notice.

Maggi Young

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret)

Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK
Zone 8a

www.srgc.net

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Frank Cabot left a magnificent legacy to New York State and to the USA in the shape of Stonecrop Gardens at Cold Spring.  We were fortunate to visit this superb horticultural creation in the company of Anne Spiegel during our NARGS Eastern Tour in mid-May 2010 and, though our time there was relatively brief, we saw enough to appreciate the breadth and quality of his achievement.  The accompanying images were all captured during those few short hours and at a time of year when the garden was just awakening from a long winter hibernation.

More details of this fascinating garden and its late lamented creator can be found at:-

http://www.stonecrop.org/index_cal_view.php

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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More images from Stonecrop Gardens, Cold Spring, New York State ...

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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More images from Stonecrop Gardens, Cold Spring, New York State ...

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

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The final batch of images from Stonecrop Gardens, Cold Spring, New York State ...

Cliff Booker A.K.A. Ranunculus
On the moors in Lancashire, U.K.
Usually wet, often windy, sometimes cold ... and that's just me!

Tim Ingram
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Cliff - what a wonderful set of images of a garden I do not know about, made by a gardener I am sorry to say I had not heard of. It goes to show how parochial some of us Brits are when it comes to gardening (!), and proves my point about the nature of the AGS.

Dr. Timothy John Ingram
Faversham, Kent, UK
I garden in a relatively hot and dry region (for the UK!), with an annual rainfall of around 25", winter lows of -10°C and summer highs of 30°C.
 

Mark McD
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MAGNIFICENT!  I regret never having seen the gardens at Cold Springs, all the more reason I'm thankful to you Cliff, for sharing such a fine set of images.

Mark McDonough
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
 

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Frank Cabot is one of the most notable of all American gardeners but he and his wife Anne have extended their vision and generosity beyond North America.

One of their major undertakings was their support for Aberglasney and the restoration of the garden. Aberglasney is in southern Wales about 45 minutes drive from the National Botanic Gardens. Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the gardens in general but these pictures show the "Ninfarium". This glassed over the ruined center of the old house and created a series of artificial gorges which provide a habitat for a wide range of ferns and the like. The whole effect is remarkable - you enter from the main building with no view of what you are about to enter - a brilliant vision.

In the general picture of the house (photographed from the rock garden) the glass roof of the Ninfarium can be seen in the center of the building. On the left the walled courtyard garden can be see and beyond the wall is a water garden and a Himalayan valley. All this from what was previously an abandoned house and garden.

Malcolm McGregor
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East Yorkshire, UK

Anonymous
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Wow, what an amazing garden.  I love how it is hidden until one walks through a passage way to be surprised.

James

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More on Aberglasney here

http://www.aberglasney.org/

David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b

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