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Auchincloss Garden, 1971

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel 1911-2000
Former owner:
Auchincloss, Jean 1904-1991
Auchincloss, William Stuart
Physical description:
1 folder+ 3 safety film negatives; 27 contact prints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New Jersey, Essex County, Short Hills
New Jersey
Short Hills
Auchincloss Garden (Short Hills, New Jersey)
Date:
1971
1971-1971
Notes:
Designed by Alice Recknagel Ireys, this garden belonged to William Stuart and Jean Auchincloss. Mr. Auchincloss was president of the Schnell Publishing Company, while Mrs. Auchincloss played a major role in the development of the Milburn Library in the 1930s. Ireys' plan for the grounds around the Tudor-style house featured stone walls, walks, and patio. Mature trees, both evergreen and deciduous, provided anchorage for a lawn area surrounded by garden borders, some of which were outlined in box. Ground cover plants, rhododendrons, and other shrubs softened the stone work and with the trees gave the garden an atmosphere of privacy and intimacy.
A contact sheet duplicating images NJ467015 through NJ467019, as well as images of NJ488, has been filed under the latter garden number. Additional documentation relating to the Auchincloss garden is in the Alice Recknagel Ireys papers in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect, 1965-1973) and William Stuart and Jean Auchincloss (former owners, circa 1965-1973).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NJ467000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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