Several club members visited Clara Rankin's former garden at the corner of Chagrin River Road and Shaker Boulevard in August. The garden was designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman, a well-known landscape architect, who described her plantings as if she "were painting pictures as an artist." Mrs. Rankin's garden, designed and installed in the 1920's, has been lovingly maintained over the years. It is a gem of American gardens, the only Ellen Biddle Shipman garden in our area to retain original plant material. We are most grateful to the current owners, Mr. and Mrs. Brian Colleran, and Mrs. Rankin, for sharing this spectacular masterpiece of landscape design.