Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
1 documents - page 1 of 1

Tony Niven's Garden, 2006-2007

Landscape architect:
Shellhorn, Ruth Patricia 1909-2006
Former owner:
Brackenridge, William Mrs.
Brackenridge, Maria Antonia
Brackenridge, William A., II
Niven, Maria Antonia
Gardener:
Mello, Lillian
Mello, Paul
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 6 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, California, Los Angeles County, South Pasadena
California
South Pasadena
Tony Niven's Garden (South Pasadena, California)
Date:
2006
2006-2007
Notes:
This half-acre garden was designed in 1979 by noted landscape architect Ruth Patricia Shellhorn to complement the classic 1930s California Monterey Colonial on the site. Shellhorn used a green and white palette with simple lines in hardscape and plantings. Features include alders, a path of decomposed granite in front of the house, and extensive brickwork. A sitting wall hides an exercise pool, while a raised bed of 'Iceberg' roses draws the eye over the sitting wall to the rear of the property. Espaliered wisteria and magnolia are another feature, while a shaded area transitioning from the front to the back gardens includes a white marble birdbath filled with ivy and bacopa, along with white azaleas and white annuals.
Persons associated with the garden include Ruth Patricia Shellhorn (landscape architect, 1979); Mrs. William Brackenridge (former owner, before 1943); Maria Antonia and William A. Brackenridge, II (former owners, 1943-1975); Maria Antonia Niven [former Mrs. Brackridge, II] (former owner, 1975-2006), and Lillian and Paul Mello (gardeners, before 2006).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a narrative description of the garden, and other information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
CA460000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

Modify Your Search






or


Narrow By
  • Archival materials
  • Gardens
  • Brackenridge, Maria Antonia
  • Brackenridge, William
  • Brackenridge, William A., II
  • Mello, Lillian
  • Mello, Paul
  • Niven, Maria Antonia
  • Pasadena Garden Club
  • Shellhorn, Ruth Patricia
  • Brackenridge, Maria Antonia
  • Brackenridge, William
  • Brackenridge, William A., II
  • Mello, Lillian
  • Mello, Paul
  • Niven, Maria Antonia
  • Pasadena Garden Club
  • Shellhorn, Ruth Patricia
  • California
  • Los Angeles County
  • South Pasadena
  • Tony Niven's Garden (South Pasadena, California)
  • United States of America
  • California
  • Los Angeles County
  • South Pasadena
  • Tony Niven's Garden (South Pasadena, California)
  • United States of America
  • 2000s
  • Archives of American Gardens