Rose Garden

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From about 1890 to 1930, wealthy American families, like the Stevens-Coolidge’s showcased their travels and taste by drawing inspiration from European garden design in order to transform their rural land holdings into a summer retreat. The Rose Garden was designed to showcase roses of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s, fruit trees and other scented plants. Each element of this garden clearly has its own personality.


1. Welcome to the Rose Garden. As you entered this mystical space where did your eye go first? Write down 3 adjectives or attributes to describe the part of the garden you noticed first before moving to step 2.

2. Draw a human or non-human character inspired by the 3 adjectives or attributes you listed.

3. Give your human or non-human character a name and a catch phrase.

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