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Former owner:
Posey, John V. G. Mr. Mrs  Search this
Lawrence, Ellis F.  Search this
Fletcher, William L.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Erfeldt, Arthur  Search this
Lord & Schryver (Salem, Or.)  Search this
Kirkland, Larry, 1950-  Search this
The Portland Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Archival materials
Green Gate (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a garden description, slide list, plan view drawings, a National Register of Historic Places-Registration Form, and a worksheet
A classic 3.44 acre central-axis garden; monumental Burford holly topiary balls; formal rose garden; boxwood hedges; espaliered pear and apple trees; grape arbor; lilac allee; reflective pool nestled in the expanse of lawn; monumental rhododendrons; Japanese maple grown from a seed brought back to Portland from the garden of the Japanese emperor in 1935; Belgian cobblestones; stone pathways; rock walls throughout the garden; stone barbeque; cutting gardens of various perennials, including peonies, phlox, and doronicum; kitchen herb garden; tennis court; and viewing pavilion.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. John V. G. Posey (former owners, 1925-1978); Ellis F. Lawrence (architect, 1923-1925); Arthur Erfeldt (landscape architect, 1950s); Lord and Schryver (landscape architects, 1950s); William L. Fletcher (architect, 1988); and Larry Kirkland (sculptor, 1990).
Related Materials:
Green Gate related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens:
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Gardens -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, File OR039
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens