Stevens-Coolidge Place, Andover
Categories: Nature & Parks
The Stevens-Coolidge Place, formerly known as Ashdale Farm, is a garden and historic home located on 91acre at 139 Andover Street in North Andover, Massachusetts. Helen Stevens Coolidge's family first acquired the farm in 1729, and from 1914 to 1962 it was her summer home with husband John Gardner Coolidge, diplomat, descendant of Thomas Jefferson, and nephew of Isabella Stewart Gardner. It is now a nonprofit museum operated by The Trustees of Reservations.Between 1914 and 1918, architect Joseph Everett Chandler remodeled two late-Federal period farmhouses to form today's house. Chandler also enhanced the design of the landscape, which eventually included a perennial garden, a kitch and flower garden, and a rose garden (all in the Colonial Revival style). A potager garden (kitchen garden in the French style) with a brick serpentine wall and a greenhouse complex were also built. The house's collections include Asian artifacts including Chinese porcelain, American furniture, and European decorative arts.BibliographyForsyth, Holly Kerr. Gardens of Eden: Among the World's Most Beautiful Gardens. Carlton, Vic.: Miegunyah Press, 2009.Make Stevens-Coolidge Place a part of your Andover vacation plans using our Andover trip itinerary builder.
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Beautiful walks through meadows, woods and to the beautiful hidden bog pond, accessible over a long Boardwalk. From the higher elevations is a wonderful view of Boston in the distance.
Went for a great run in the woods of Boston Hill, Holt Hill and Scrub hill. I mixed it up running on the narrow trails and woods roads. I hadn't been on the Margaret's trail and it was worth the trip.... read more »
Easy hike for the kiddos and dogs. New England views and lots of birds to see. Birdwatchers and nature lovers will enjoy this place. Bring a picnic lunch or a frisbee and enjoy the outdoors!
A vast, beautiful, peaceful garden open to the public for everyday viewing, walking, exploring, or just sitting in the grass if you so desire. Popular for special occasion photos, such as proms and weddings, or no occasion at all. At times, the public can even pay a small donation to bring home some fresh veggies grown right there in the garden! The caretakers are quite nice, too.
It is a peaceful and quiet place to visit. Free of charge
This place is amazing
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