Mount was built on 113 acres of land that included meadows,
orchards, gardens, and several outbuildings.
Edith Wharton's niece, Beatrix Jones Farrand, assisted with
the layout of the grounds. Farrand studied horticulture under
Charles Sprague Sargent and earned several commissions from
wealthy clients in New York and Newport. She was a co-founder
of the American Society of Landscape Architects.
Farrand designed the driveway leading to The Mount. The
driveway leads through the woods to the forecourt of the
Hoppin & Koen probably designed the
front gate, a white wood fence with classical urn finials
at the tops of the gateposts. (42)