The Walter and Katherine Lancaster Brewster Garden plan from a larger topographic survey, ca. 1930s.
This plan is from a topographic survey (Anderson) of the Walter and Katherine Lancaster Brewster estate, Lake Forest (Ill.) done ca. 1930s, and showing only the west end, downhill from the two Shaw gate houses (Derseys) and the pond on Green Bay Road opposite West Park, on the northwest corner of Westminster and Green Bay. The house is on the right side, then its terrace, and then down to the garden that is shown in the AAG Smithsonian image.
Kate Brewster was a leading gardener nationally, edited (printed and paid for) the early Bulletin of the Garden Club of America. She visited the English natural garden guru William Robinson at his estate Gravetye in England, 1922 (a book in the coll. from him then) and then wrote her own book, "The Little Garden for Little Money," 1924. She had garden rooms for different spring months in the manner of Gertrude Jekyll, who introduced the colorful impressionist flower borders well-known today (locally Camp Rosemary; also Ragdale). This now is subdivided but that June garden could still have remnants on the new property west.....