Commercial Applications: Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York

Bard College, Blithewood Garden
Blithewood Garden
Bard College Entrance Sign

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Possibly the most beautiful spot on campus, Blithewood Garden is located on the west axis of the Levy Economics Institute. It is a formal Italian garden, designed by Francis Hoppin, an alumnus of the architectural firm of McKim, Mead & White. In the 1835, Robert Donaldson, Esq., of North Carolina, acquired the property and hired Andrew Jackson Downing, one of the foremost landscape architects of the day, to improve the grounds.

Today, Blithewood Garden still maintains the breath-taking beauty it once did including the awe-inspiring backdrop of the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River.