Every now and then we’re captivated by the unique or artistic way a yard or garden makes use of its fence installation. Salem, Oregon offers a perfect example of this creativity in its historic Deepwood Estate.
Built in 1894, the Deepwood Estate is an ornate, Queen Anne-style home with 5.5 acres of unique, carefully planned gardens. In the 1930s, the owner hired the Northwest’s first female landscaping firm to design the estate’s English-style gardens; the result now stands as the only remaining publicly available example of the landmark firm’s work.
What makes these gardens unique is the way the property is divided into garden “rooms” by hedges and a variety of different fence materials. Salem area residents often get married in the quaint, carefully maintained garden rooms, some of which are secluded from the rest of the property. We also love the inclusion of decorative arbors and gazebos throughout the garden.
Visitors to the Salem area will find it worth their while to stop by the gardens and soak up inspiration. The Deepwood Estate includes a museum, and its gardens are open and free to the public from dawn until dusk every day. Read more about this historic Salem fence installation.