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Former owner:
Horn, John E. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Tanner, Edward W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hare & Hare  Search this
The Westport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Archival materials
Horn Garden (Mission Hills, Kansas)
United States of America -- Kansas -- Johnson County -- Mission Hills
Scope and Contents:
KS001010 is a reproduction of a page in a book. One of the images on the page is identical to KS001003. The folders include worksheets, garden plans, a perspective drawing of the original house and grounds, a narrative of the recent restoration of the gardens, a plant list, a bibliography, and other information.
This garden, named for its original owners, is located on the largest remaining estate from developer Jesse Clyde (J. C.) Nichols' garden suburb of Mission Hills, Kansas. Dating from around 1930 and purchased by its current owners in 1997, the 7-acre property incorporates formal design elements as well as sense of natural wildness in its wooded hillsides and manmade rill. A walled courtyard garden frames a view of the sculpture garden and provides a glimpse through the stone "teahouse" of long, formal perennial gardens framed with arbors and a pergola at the end. A formal grass court, Italian wellhead, swimming pool, and fountains complement the house and gardens. The current garden is the result of extensive restoration of what had become an overgrown and dated landscape. The property is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John E. Horn (former owners); Hare & Hare (landscape architects); and Edward W. Tanner (architect).
Related Materials:
The Horn Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (17 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 4 photoprints)
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 -- Kansas -- Mission Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, File KS001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Kansas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens