We used to live on Mount Desert Island, Maine and we knew one of the caretakers of the Rockefeller’s properties. Got a private tour of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden one foggy summer day. The gardens are full of ancient statutes and artifacts brought back from a Honeymoon in Asia, including this wall that surrounds the garden. The perfectly smooth gravel road is a service road. Not really part of the garden but still kept in perfect shape by the staff.
Asian inspired garden walls of the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden, Seal Harbor, Maine on Mount Desert Island just outside of Acadia National Park.
The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden is a private garden in Seal Harbor, Maine that was built by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and her husband, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. in the 1920’s. The garden was designed by Beatrix Farrand and blends Eastern and Western landscape traditions in a summer season display. A book was recently published by David Rockefeller, son of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller and current owner of the garden and its surrounding lands.