Frost Place, Franconia, NH
This project involved redesigning, renovating and stewarding the 7 acre grounds of the Frost Place in Franconia, NH from 1998-2009. With expansive views overlooking Franconia Notch, this former summer home of Robert Frost is now a museum and writing center. Working in homage to Mr. Frost – who considered himself a ‘botanizer’ as well as an amateur pomologist – an acre and a half of brush and woods were reclaimed to create a wildflower meadow and apple orchard. An existing poetry and botany trail was overhauled; new poems were curated and botanical signage was created for 75 species found along the trail. Perennial gardens were also fully redesigned and rebuilt to include historically relevant, low-maintenance plants.