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page [[underlined]] 4 [[/underlined]]. The spirit of rivalry was as keen then as in the modern Flower Show. The slide shows the old greenhouse, espaliered pear trees and some of the old box. [[underlined]] 5 [[/underlined]]. The old brick retaining wall, topped by 18th century blue-green Chinese tiles which tell of the clipper ship days when New England sea captains in their fast ships sailed the seven seas, and brought back treasures from all parts of the world. Hybrid rhododendrons are in the foreground, and an ancient catalpa in the background. [[underlined]] "The Vale", the Lyman Garden, at Waltham, Mass. [[/underlined]] The years have given a personality, a dignity, and a repose to [[strikethrough]] this estate [[/strikethrough]] ^[[the Lyman Garden, called the Vale, at Waltham, Mass]] which no modern garden can possess. The house, of which the original plans are in the Essex Institute at Salem, is one of the finest examples of McIntire at his best. [[underlined]] 6 [[/underlined]]. The estate was bought about the year 1793, and now contains about three hundred acres of land, rolling lawns, wooded hills and park-like open spaces near the ponds. Here are to be seen some of the finest old trees in New England, among them the oldest purple beech in Massachusetts. To quote from an account written by Arthur Lyman, the great-grandson of the first Theodore Lyman: "The garden was not planned to make the house the principal feature of the place, nor to make a mere setting for the house. The house and the garden lie naturally together as both do with the sunny lawns, the winding pond, the wooded knolls and hills, and the distant hills and meadows." There are long, curving beds of perennials backed by old shrubs,
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