Male, born 1869, died 1950

Professional History

Principal, Isabella Worn, Landscape and Floral Designer, Ross, CA; Worn worked on landscapes at Filoli, (the Bourn Mansion, Woodside, CA, 1915-1918), New Place (William H. Crocker House, Hillsborough, CA, 1912-1915) and the Double-H Ranch (Henry Potter and Helen Crocker Russell House, Carmel Valley, CA). Her floral arrangements dazzled high society in the Bay Area during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Both her father and grandfather, James Ross, were horticulturalists.

She was called "Bella" by friends. A stand of redwoods at Prairie Creek State Park was named in her honor in 1965. Worn spent two years touring gardens in Europe with her mother and sisters. (Information obtained from "Filoli: Architects and Designers,Accessed 02/11/2011.)

PCAD id: 5982