Trinca Garden Named to Smithsonian Institution’s Archive of American Gardens

The OvS-designed garden of Simon and Rosita Trinca in Greenwich, CT, has been named to the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Gardens.

This collection of gardens “makes available for research use unique, high quality images of and documentation relating to a wide variety of cultivated gardens throughout the United States that are not documented elsewhere since historic, designed and cultural landscapes are subject to change, loss and destruction.”

The Archives of American Gardens currently documents over 6,300 gardens throughout the United States. Intricate paving patterns of brick, bluestone and other hardscape detailing compliment this Arts and Crafts-styled house in the estate district of Greenwich, Ct. The three-acre garden features water as a central theme. A hand-sculpted granite fountain inspired by a lotus blossom, a cobblestone lily pond and a swimming pool are tucked into masses of astilbes, hellebores, acanthus and liatris. In the rear of the house, curved lawn steps edged in red brick descend toward a quiet pathway blanketed with perennials. Thick pockets of Sedum ‘Autumn Joy,’ Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ and Molina ‘Skyracer’ recall the client’s native bush of Australia. Eric Groft, Prinicpal-in-Charge of the garden’s design, has been collaborating with the Trincas for nearly 20 years. He has worked with them on this property in the U.S. and on their multi-acre Cattle Station in New South Wales Australia.