2015 Preservation Awards – Historic Landscape Award

This year’s Historic Landscape Award recognizes and encourages the preservation, restoration and stewardship of historically significant landscapes in our 9-county region.

Linwood Gardens

Linwood Gardens
1912 York Road, Town of York, Livingston Co.

One of the Genesee Valley’s most enchanting destinations was created between 1901 and 1910 by Boston landscape architect Thomas Fox for William H. Gratwick II, a prominent Buffalo industrialist. Third and fourth generation Gratwicks continue to reside here. Listed in the National and State Registers of Historic Places, this 300-acre property is renowned for its designed gardens, whimsical architecture and tree peony collections, which were first developed in the 1940s by William H. Gratwick III. The gardens are open to the public during the annual “Tree Peony Festival” in May.

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