The Village of Warwick, in conjunction with the Warwick Valley Gardeners, Warwick in Bloom, the Orange and Duchess Garden Club, and the Warwick Historical Society, is working with Heritage Landscape, Inc. on a Cultural Landscape Report focused on the formal garden adjacent to Lewis Woodlands, referred to as Mrs. Fowler’s Sunken Garden. The Garden was created in the Golden Age of American Gardens (1880-1920) and was part of the Fowler estate known as Belair. The Gardens were intact until the 1950s.
As part of the study, those working on the landscape report are looking for visual references that show the evolution of the Garden after 1920. It is hoped that people may have personal photos of family and friends that may have been taken specifically in the garden area. All information is important to this effort.
The Cultural Landscape Report is being funded through a grant from the Preservation League of New York State. Anyone having photos of the Garden are asked to contact the Warwick Village Clerk at 986-2031, ext. 102. Photos can also be mailed to Warwick Village Hall, Attn: Village Clerk, P.O. Box 369, Warwick, NY 10990.