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Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter
3:00 am CDT May 16, 2019
Hailed as the “dean of American women landscape architects,” Ellen Shipman designed more than 600 gardens between 1914-46, including at least 11 that graced Lake Forest homes. Known for her secluded, formal gardens and lush plantings, she dictated the style of the time and strongly influenced landscape design as a member of the first generation to break into the largely male occupation.