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The Barber Garden 2003

Landscape architect:
Bashford, Katherine
Coate, Roland E
Physical description:
1 folder+ 12 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, California, Los Angeles County, Pasadena
The Barber Garden (Pasadena, California)
In 1925, the owners commissioned architect Roland Coate to design a Monterey Colonial Revival style home. Less than an acre, the property is set on a bank of the Arroyo Seco. Katherine Bashford designed the gardens on this long, rectangular-shaped property. Bashford blended traditional European elements, with "California spirit." The front and back gardens are balanced on either side of the house and use an eclectic mix of materials. After several owners, the current owner added rounded concrete edging and renovated the gardens back to the original plan.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barber (former owner, 1925-1975); Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morris (former owners, 1975-1996); Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frank (former owners, 1996-2003); Roland Coate (architect, 1925); Katherine Bashford (landscape architect, 1926); Grayson Barber (gardener, 1926-1975); and Jolley Frank (garden designer, 1996-present).
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The folder includes worksheet and site plans.
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Smithsonian Gardens, PO Box 37012, Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506, Washington, DC 20013-7012
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