Shadow-chequer’d lawn

Grosse Pointe, Michigan, garden, 1930, Archives of American gardens, Smithsonian Institution
Unidentified garden in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, 1930, photographer unknown, via Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution Commons on flickr.

Thence thro’ the garden I was drawn—
A realm of pleasance, many a mound,
And many a shadow-chequer’d lawn. . . .

— Alfred, Lord Tennyson, from “Recollections of the Arabian Nights