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Blum Garden, No. 1, circa 1965-1966

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel 1911-2000
Former owner:
Blum, Robert Edward 1899-1999
Blum, Ethel Halsey 1900-1991
Physical description:
1 folder+ 3 safety film negatives; 1 photographic print; 12 contact prints
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, New Hyde Park
New York
New Hyde Park
Blum Garden, No. 1 (New Hyde Park, New York)
Date:
1965
1965-1966
circa 1965-1966
Notes:
This was one of two gardens belonging to Robert Edward and Ethel Halsey Blum that were photographed by Molly Adams (the other is NY969). Landscape architect Alice Recknagel Ireys played a major role in the garden's design over the years. A distinctive wisteria pergola complemented the Dutch Colonial style house, providing an elevated viewing platform over the rest of the garden. Extensive annual and perennial borders, substantial stone hardscaping, and a variety of specimen trees and shrubs completed the site.
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopied book excerpt about the garden, and other information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Alice Recknagel Ireys, How to Plan and Plant Your Own Property (New York: M. Barrows, 1967), pp. 54-55
Garden has been featured in Cynthia Zaitzevsky, Long Island Landscapes and the Women Who Designed Them (New York: Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities in association with W. W. Norton, 2009)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NY806000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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