Savage had a great appreciation for Japanese styled gardens and the underlying philosophy. He studied them and came up with a design that combined aspects of the Japanese stroll garden with unique characteristics of the Maine coastal setting with the rocks, water and vegetation. Many revisions have taken place over the years. Today, the garden is owned and maintained by the Mount Desert Land and Garden Preserve and a committee of volunteers. We saw a young woman working in the garden, trimming the edges with hand clippers. She was finishing her degree in botany, I think, and planned to work at the garden full time.
|Star flower in moss|
|Trillium grande flora|