This collection contains biographical material, correspondence, photographs and information about "The Rock Garden Nursery"
in San Mateo, CA.
Svea Victoria Lindquist was born in Gotenburg, Sweden in 1881. She was from an affluent family and attended private school
where she met Helga Ottila Olson. Svea studied landscape gardening and apprenticed in gardens in Gotenburg, Helsinki, and
England from 1894-1912. In 1916 she came to the United States for a visit and stayed to take a position as governess. By 1921
she was in Maine working as governess for the Robert Law family.
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