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April 2019

American Landscape Architect Ellen Biddle Shipman planned Aiken’s “Balcony”

The grounds surrounding "The Balcony" of Aiken are exquisitely designed with lawns, gardens, walkways and groves.  They are the signature work of Ellen Biddle Shipman, born in 1865 in Philadelphia.  She became famous for her inviting styling of formal gardens and her lush planting style.  "The Balcony" - on Whiskey Road in Aiken - is one of the few intact Southern specimens of her creative work. The...

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