United States of America, Kentucky, Jefferson County, Louisville
Farmington (Louisville, Kentucky)
"This home is a self-sustaining Kentucky plantation of the early nineteenth century. Because no information on the original garden could be found, a typical garden of that time, as it might have been, was designed by a local landscape architect and member of the Glenview Garden Club, Miss Anne Bruce Haldeman."
Persons associated with the property include: John Speed and Lucy Gilmer Fry Speed (former owners, 1810 to 1840); Austin Lightfoot Peay and Peachy Walker Speed Peay (former owner, 1841 to 1865); Dresher family (former owner, 1865 to 1907); Bischoff family (former owner, 1907 to 1945); William Tyler (former owner, 1945 to 1947); Porter Smith (former owner, 1947 to 1958); Historic Homes Foundation, Inc. (owner, 1958 to present); Miss Anne Bruce Haldeman (landscape architect).
Information about the Speed and Peay families is included in Samuel W. Thomas' book, "Oxmoor: The Bullitt Family Estate Near Louisville, Kentucky since 1787."
Materials relating to the public garden of the Historic Homes Foundation, located in Louisville, Kentucky. The folder includes slide list, postcards of the home, notes from the garden designer, a copy of a publication featuring the garden, with a worksheet completed by GCA researcher Anne Bruce Haldeman. The garden and home is noted for being originally designed by Thomas Jefferson.
Garden has been featured in The Official museum directory. Washington, D.C.: American Association of Museums and National Register Publishing Co., Inc., 1990