1 folder+ 3 safety film negatives; 1 photographic print; 12 contact prints
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, New York, Nassau County, New Hyde Park
New Hyde Park
Blum Garden, No. 1 (New Hyde Park, New York)
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.
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopied book excerpt about the garden, and other information.
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)