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Elizabeth Bradley Holbook Garden 1903-1998

Former owner:
Bradley, Harry
Bradley, Myrtle
Holbrook, Elizabeth Bradley
Landscape designer:
Reaves, Eric J.
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford
Physical description:
2 folders+ 42 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New York, Allegany County, Wellsville
New York
Wellsville
Elizabeth Bradley Holbrook Garden (Wellsville, New York)
Date:
1903
1903-1998
Notes:
"This garden is unusual in several respects. It is not one but several gardens--a formal English garden, a terraced garden, a rock garden, a wildflower garden, a rose garden, cutting garden, kitchen garden, orchard and meadow. The design and workmanship of the terraces, the use of local fieldstone and ornamental wrought iron railings to sculpt the natural slope of the land into a variety of outdoor spaces and vistas is most unusual, as is the profusion of lilacs throughout. It is a sanctuary for birds and wildlife."
Persons associated with the property include: Harry and Myrtle Bradley (former owners, 1900-1955); Elizabeth Bradley Holbrook (Mrs. George W.) (former owner, 1955-1992); and Eric J. Reaves (landscape designer, 1922-1923).
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.
The Garden Club of Hartford facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Summary:
The folders include a garden design and narrative history, as well as a description and worksheets.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Gardens, PO Box 37012, Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506, Washington, DC 20013-7012
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NY630000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_207581

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