United States of America, New York, Richmond County, New York, Staten Island
New York (State)
Kenneth D. Smith Gardens (Staten Island, New York)
The former owners, Kenneth D. and Catherine Hemingway Smith, worked at hybridization and gardening. Kenneth and Catherine bred irises such as Repartee and Bread and Wine. The garden was designed for color in all seasons with daffodils, azaleas, rhododendrons, irises, hemerocallis, and herbaceous perennials. After the property was sold, it was subdivided. The garden no longer exists.
Persons associated with this garden include: Kenneth D. Smith (former owner, ? - 1951); Kenneth D. and Catherine Hemmingway Smith (former owners, 1951-1965); and Catherine Hemmingway Smith (former owner, 1965-1975).
The folders include a worksheet, site plan, magazine articles, and copies of newspaper articles.
Garden featured in Mary Alice Roche, "Iris Make a Great Garden," Popular Gardening (June 1958), p. 24
Garden featured in Mary Alice Roche, "Let Yourself Go With Iris," Popular Gardening (May 1956), p. 56
Garden featured in Mary Alice Roche, Popular Gardening (September 1961), p. 20