Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Formal Garden

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Institution Name: Georgian Court University
Original/Historic Place Name: Formal Garden
Location on Campus: north of Mansion
Date(s) of Construction:
1898-1899original construction Price, Bruce
Designer: Bruce Price
Type of Place: Landscape site
Style: (Glossary)
Significance: landscape
Narrative: see below
References: see below
1899-present (2006)gardens (planned)

The flower beds are placed with mathematical precision and are bordered with boxwood and mazelike paths. They hold lovely annuals and perennials. In the center of the Formal Garden a group of three playful bronze satyrs supports a bronze and marble sundial. Marble benches sit along the paths and decorative floral urns frame the edges.


Geis, M. Christina. Georgian Court. National Register of Historic Places designation report. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior/National Park Service, 1978.

Geis, M. Christina. Georgian Court: An Estate of the Guilded Age. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Art Alliance Press, 1983.

H2L2, LLP. Campus Master Plan [Georgian Court University]. [Philadelphia: H2L2], April 2003.


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