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Each year thousands of visitors enjoy Stan Hywet's artfully landscaped gardens and grounds. Originally a vast estate of more than 1,000 acres, its remaining 70 acres provide an aura of beauty and color that flow into the natural surroundings. Designed between 1911 and 1915 by renowned American landscape architect Warren Manning, Stan Hywet's grounds represent one of the finest remaining examples of Mr. Manning's private work in the United States. Cooperation between Manning and manor architect Charles Schneider resulted in a remarkable blending of nature and architecture. Each of the gardens at Stan Hywet provides its own magic and history for visitors. One of the most beloved is the English Garden, designed by pioneer female landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman. The gardens' dramatic color and blooms change with the seasons, giving visitors hours of enjoyment and wonderful photo opportunities.