Akron, Ohio

Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens

Stan Hywet Hall (pronounced “stan hee-wit”, Old English for “stone quarry”), built between 1912 and 1915 by early industrialist and Goodyear co-founder F.A. Seiberling and his wife, Gertrude, is one of the finest examples of Tudor Revival architecture in America. The 70 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds were designed by well-known American landscape architect Warren Manning and represent one of the finest remaining examples of his private work. However, the English Garden was designed by pioneer female landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman and is the only Shipman garden in the country open to the public. Other features include the birch allee, dell, grape arbor, the great garden and meadow, greenhouse, conservatory, Japanese garden, and lagoon. [ info ]