Home Landscapes Hicks Nurseries Westbury, L.I. Illustrated Catalog Inscribed and Signed By Horticulturist Henry Hicks
Westbury, Long Island New York: Hicks Nurseries, 1928. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good. Item #028359
55 pages; black and white illustrated throughout with photographs of installations of Hicks Nurseries landscape designs. Inscribed and signed on the front cover, "Jeremiah William McKenna from H.(enry) Hicks." Examples of locations shown: Children's Library, Westbury L.I. Japanese Yew bordering walk; entrance planting for Mr. Chas. A. Peabody, Cold Spring harbor, L.I.; Hedge of Japanese Yew at the residence of Mr. F.T. Lyons Port Washington; Low junipers with border of Pachysandra on the estate of Mr. S.Z. Mitchell, Locust Valley; foundation planting at residence of Mr. George Baldwin, Westbury; restful retreat near swimming pool on the J. Watson Webb estate (and) Border of pines for one of several sub-divisions in the gardens designed by Mrs. J. Wastson Webb, Westbury; plantings at the W.R. Grace estate Old Westbury; also illustrations from the S. Van Renseller Kennedy home Hempstead, Marshall Field in Huntington, W.W. Hall, Roslyn, H.L. Nixon Great Neck and others. Trees and plants are suggested and virtues explained; rare and unusual plants offered as well, along with vines, bank planting, roses, rock gardens & berry-bearing shrubs. With a section of hardy garden plans, flower lists & prices, the descriptions illustrated with the appropriate plantings; also home orchards, including fruit descriptions, planting instructions and pricing. Additionally described and photographically illustrated is their process of large tree moving, using their own inventions and innovations. Henry Hicks (1870 - 1940) was a Long Island, NY horticulturist and landscape gardening innovator; the Hicks Nurseries is a landmarked institution that was established in the mid-19th century by Isaac Hicks and has remained a family-owned enterprise since. "...The Hicks family's residence in Westbury dates back to the 1600s, long before its nursery business even started, which explains the deep-rooted ancestral connections it holds with the community today. After the family had been Quaker farmers in the Westbury area for more than 150 years, Isaac Hicks established Hicks Nurseries in 1853, which started out as a fruit tree business...Throughout its involved past of landscaping on Long Island, Hicks Nurseries has also taken part in landscaping Sagamore Hill, the Lincoln and Jefferson memorials, and the John D. Rockefeller estate..." (Leigh Anderson in August 25, 2016 issue of Nassau Illustrated News) Laid-in is a blank mailing envelope from the nursery; catalog printed by Craven Printing Services, N.Y. Approx. 8 1/2" x 11" size, illustrated stapled paper softcover. Light wear, cover paper darkened some, splitting along bottom spine edge; contents in very good condition.