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Hamilton Farms 193-?-1996

Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen
Estate manager:
Huyler
Dendrologist:
Blackburn, Benjamin
Gardener:
Bryant, Al
Former owner:
Brady, James C.
Cutting, Suydam Mrs
Former owners:
Brady family
Architect:
Flagg, Montague
Rosborg, F. G.
Physical description:
2 folders+ 5 35 mm. slides and 1 photoprint
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
New Jersey
Gladstone
Hamilton Farms (Gladstone, New Jersey)
Date:
193u
193u-1996
193--1996
Notes:
This Ellen Biddle Shipman-designed garden is notable for a number of features, including terraces, a tea house, a wall garden, and a pool. The property was the largest working farm in New Jersey at one point.The original house with 75 rooms burned down in 1923. A second house was built in 1924 on the foundation that remained. John C. Brady died in 1926. His widow remarried and became Mrs. Suydam Cutting. Twelve acres of the property are now occupied by the U.S. Equestrian Team. Photographs and Shipman's drawings for this garden are at Cornell University.
Persons associated with the property include Mrs. Suydam Cutting and the Brady family (former owners, 1926-1978); James C. Brady (former owner, 1900-1926); Montague Flagg and F. G. Rosborg (architects, 1925); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, 1924); Huyler (estate manager, 1912-1968); Benjamin Blackburn (dendrologist, 1930-1970); Al Bryant (gardener).
Summary:
The folder includes an information sheet, copies of Ellen Biddle Shipman's plans (including plant lists), a tree list, and copies of articles and photographs concerning the garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Country Life in America, June, 1933
Garden has been featured in Recorder Community Newspapers article, August 21, 1997
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ124000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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