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Garden designer:
Mitimore, Irene Belk  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shulz, Herman F.  Search this
Innocenti, Umberto  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Former owner:
McConihe, Malcolm, Mrs.  Search this
Moore, William, Mrs.  Search this
McConihe, Malcolm  Search this
Burnham, William H., Mrs.  Search this
Burnham, Wilbur Herbert, Jr., 1913-1984  Search this
Duraes, Mauricio  Search this
Duraes, Margardia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Archival materials
Hilliard Garden (Oyster Bay Cove, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau -- Oyster Bay Cove
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
The residence was built in 1963 as a smaller version of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Burnham's other house in Pebble Beach, California, and the original landscaping was designed by Umberto Innocenti of Innocenti & Webel. The spacious property includes formal and informal areas, with mossy walkways, stone walls and steps and a children's playground in the woods added over the years. The formal back lawn is enclosed by clipped hedges leading to a wall fountain. At the front of the house there are formal planted urns, walls and clipped hedges. But other features are more casual, including a vegetable garden surrounded by a rustic fence made of branches, the woodland gardens featuring two southern magnolias, and flowers and flowering shrubs bordering the front lawn. A swimming pool is enclosed by a high brick wall and planted for privacy. Another designed garden behind the house is the oval lawn bordered by flowering shrubs and trees. A children's playground is tucked into the woodland area along with a stone fire pit.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. & Mrs. William H. Burnham (former owners, circa 1963); Mr. & Mrs. Malcolm McConihe (former owners, 1969-1979); Mrs. William Moore (former owner, 1979-1980); Umberto Innocenti of Inocenti and Webel (landscape architect); Hermann F. Shulz, ASLA (landscape architect, 1980-2010), Irene Belk Miltimore (garden designer); Margarida & Mauricio Duraes (gardeners).
Related Materials:
Hilliard Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder+ 15 digital images
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Garden Club of American collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- New York -- Oyster Bay Cove  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, File NY900
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens