A Quiet Grandeur

A Quiet GrandeurUnhappy with the work of his original landscape designer, Rockefeller took over the project himself, adding mature trees and winding roads before handing the reins to William Welles Bosworth. The noted architect transformed the grounds with Beaux Arts-style gardens, featuring a fascinating array of terraces, fountains, sculptures, and statuary, including a Temple of Aphrodite and a Japanese teahouse. Because of the Rockefeller family’s largesse in leaving Kykuit to the care of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the public can experience the quiet majesty of this landmark for years to come.

Text Karen Callaway
Photography Kate Sears

To learn more about Kykuit, see “A Quiet Grandeur” in the October 2018 issue, available at Victoriamag.com.


  1. I haven’t seen any additional information regarding The Holiday November gathering in Asheville. Have all the spaces been filled?

    • Thank you for asking Ruth. Yes, at this time we are sold out. We do have a waiting list available, and those signed up to the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, fist-serve basis. The waiting list can be found by navigating to the Victoria Event registration item found in our online shop. Thank you again! – The Victoria Team


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