Gropius House

Plant Plan

Trees and shrubs were carefully selected by the Gropiuses when they planned the Lincoln house. They selected plant material that they knew would survive the harsh conditions of their windy hill, and for the most part, the trees and shrubs thrived. This plant plan shows the surviving plant material in the 1980s at the time the house came to Historic New England. Significant losses from the original plan include an American elm tree by the front door that died of Dutch Elm Disease and a beech tree in the center of the driveway that had outgrown its space and was transplanted to a building that Gropius was working on in Cambridge.