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Blanco -- Diamond G. J. Ranch

Former owner:
Bindseil, Herbert  Search this
Bindseil family  Search this
Landscape designer:
Lake, Sarah Westkaemper  Search this
Architect:
Brooks, Joe  Search this
Provenance:
Alamo Heights-Terrell Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Diamond G. J. Ranch (Blanco, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Blanco
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The multi-acre property along the Little Blanco River was ranched and farmed for five generations by members of the Birdseil family before the current owners acquired it and began renovating a native stone house, a half-timbered and adobe house, and outbuildings for their ranching and a quarter horse operation. The gardens they have installed include native plants and other species adapted to a generally hot and dry climate with unpredictable rainfall. The modernized buildings, outbuildings, stone wall and fencing blend with the landscape and make use of native cedar, rocks and fossils found on the property. Shade is provided by fig trees planted by the owners, live oaks and arbors constructed of rough cedar logs. A native garden to the east of the main house includes Mexican plum, native persimmon, acacia, Mexican salvia, agave cactus and prickly pear. On the south side of the house a bird sanctuary and herb garden contain more drought tolerant salvias, daisies, prairie clovers, silver germander, allium, rosemary, thyme and sage, with an old livestock watering trough now used by birds. A bird bath centers a circular old-fashioned garden with beds of larkspur, poppies, catnip, Shasta daisies, old roses, salvia, gaura and euphorbia. Stockade fences are draped in morning glory and queen's crown vine, another native plant.
Along the entrance road there is a circa 1870 cemetery with the remains of six members of a pioneer family that drowned trying to cross the Little Blanco River.
Persons associated with the garden include: Herbert Bindseil and members of the Bindseil family (former owners, 1860-1991), Joe Brooks (architect, 1991-present), Sarah Westkaemper Lake (landscape designer, 2000-present).
Related Materials:
Diamond G. J. Ranch related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Blanco  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX098
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Southwest Harbor -- Alexandra's Cottage

Landscape architect:
Chassé, Patrick  Search this
Former owner:
Fulton, Abby M., d. 1911  Search this
Lutyens, Sally  Search this
Konsberg, Margaret H.  Search this
Felton, Elise  Search this
Felton, Samuel  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Alexandra's Cottage (Southwest Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Southwest Harbor
Scope and Contents:
Alexandra's Cottage related holdings consist of 2 folders, 9 35 mm. slides, 1 photographic print, and 15 digital images (2013). The folders includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles and other historical information about the property and former owner Abby M. Fulton, brochures from garden open days featuring the property, and additional information.
General:
Built in the late 1880s, the Queen Anne style Alexandra's Cottage, was designed as a fashionable summer retreat. The property has had many owners over the years, with the current ones assuming custody in 1991. At that time they engaged landscape architect Patrick Chassé to help in the development of the gardens. Surrounded by a spruce forest, the property includes native plantings (blueberry, huckleberry, bunchberry, and ferns) as well as a large sunken terrace with multiple perennial beds overlooking Southwest Harbor. A unique feature of the design is the main entry court at the front of the house, which includes a bluestone platform topped by numerous trough gardens, bonsai, and potted succulents. A netted fence around the entire property provides protection from deer.
This garden is located on 1.75 acres with a large shingled cottage that was built around 1897. It is located near Southwest Harbor on Mt. Desert. When the house and grounds were bought in 1991, one of the new owners was an enthusiastic and talented horticulturist who had a degree in horticulture from Temple University, was a longtime member of The Garden Club of America (GCA), and recipient of many GCA horticulture awards. In 1994 she joined The Garden Club of Mt. Desert, and her garden was documented first in 1997 and again in 2013. The driveway circle and a porte-cochère in front of the house. The owner's collection of planted troughs and containers (some with bonsai trees), were displayed around the edge of the circle each summer. The middle of the circle was planted with viburnums, dwarf conifers, Kalmia, Fothergilla, perennials, and three trees. The front garden also included a small vignette garden with black stones, a bird bath, and a sculpture of a boy by Edwin Fenno Hoffman. Each summer, a collection of favorite potted plants were placed along the foundation at the front of the house, and the house's many window boxes were filled with annuals. A garage adjacent to the house, also housed a plant room where the owner did her propagation work. The back of the house featured a wraparound porch looking out on the garden with a view of Southwest Harbor. The back garden featured a long perennial border running down one side of an expansive rectangular lawn. At the edge of the lawn was a low wooden fence separated a second vegetable and flower garden.
Persons associated with the site and garden include Patrick Chassé (landscape architect, 1991 to date), Abby M. Fulton (former owner, 1887-1911) Sally Lutyens (former owner, 1973-1980); Margaret H. Konsberg (former owner, 1980-1991); Samuel and Elise Felton (former owner, 1991-2013).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Southwest Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME127
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Manchester -- The Gardener's Cottage

Former owner:
Wilbur, James B.  Search this
Wilbur, James B., Jr.  Search this
Wilbur, James B., Jr. Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Bennington Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gardener's Cottage (Manchester, Vermont)
United States of America -- Vermont -- Bennington County -- Manchester
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and detailed garden plans with plant lists.
General:
This ca. 3.5-acre garden site was originally part of the model working farm on the Wilbur estate. Remains of old foundations, walkways, and stone walls that were once part of the farm and its buildings delineate part of the current garden. The old potting shed and greenhouse (now used as a study) had large glass structures extending out from them. The outlines of these glass structures are still visible on the walls of the remaining buildings and old foundations are still evident on the lawn. The remains of a pool and fountain have become a daylily bed and the old stone wall foundation has become the main garden. The garden takes its name from the fact that the owner's house was once the estate gardener's cottage. Because of the size of the house and its age (ca. 1790), the owner has designed the garden to be small and informal, old-fashioned and casual, like an English cottage garden.
Persons associated with the property include: James B. Wilbur (former owner, 1908-1929); James B. Wilbur, Jr. (former owner, 1929-1933); Mrs. James B. Wilbur, Jr. (former owner, 1933-1973).
Related Materials:
The Gardener's Cottage related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Vermont -- Manchester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VT006
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Norwich -- Garden of Bill Noble

Former owner:
McKenzie, Betty  Search this
McKenzie, Robert  Search this
Provenance:
Connecticut Valley Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garden of Bill Noble (Norwich, Vermont)
United States of America -- Vermont -- Windsor County -- Norwich
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information, including some plant names.
General:
Located on a 19th-century Vermont farmstead, this garden has been under development since 1991 and is centered around a Greek Revival farmhouse, barn, and barn foundations on 22 acres of terraced lawns, field and woodland. The garden is focused on two acres and possesses a variety of plants not commonly encountered in Vermont gardens, including old-fashioned varieties collected from historic gardens and newer plants from other regions of the country being assessed for garden worthiness in Vermont. The main flower garden consists of four rectangular beds planted as a mixed border with deciduous shrubs, roses, herbaceous perennials, and self-sown annuals. This flower garden opens up westerly onto a lawn bordered by a 70-foot-long stone foundation wall. This border is planted for foliage interest to contrast with the floral display of the main flower garden. A rock garden with troughs is situated on the terrace above the walls in the remains of a former dairy barn, with the deteriorated cement floors providing ideal growing space for a variety of rock and alpine plants. A moss garden lies next to the former dairy in the footprint of a former stable, while the Silver and Gold border, named for the eponymous shrubby dogwood, is a transition from the foundation gardens to a field, with paths mowed into the tall grass. Other areas of interest include a vegetable garden east of the flower garden, borders of shade loving plants, an aster border, banks of native roses; and a slope of fall and winter interest with conifers, evergreen groundcovers and grasses.
March 1, 2008, is the only date indicated for all of the slides, although they appear to have been taken at various times of the year, possibly during 2007.
Persons associated with the site include Betty and Robert McKenzie (former owners, 1924-1990).
Related Materials:
Garden of Bill Noble related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Vermont -- Norwich  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VT011
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Oconomowoc -- Tatterdemalion

Former owner:
Cran, C. R.  Search this
Sherry, Avery  Search this
Beverung, William  Search this
Landscape architect:
Griggs, Judson  Search this
Consultant:
Sproule, Michael  Search this
Gardener:
Johnson, Kyle  Search this
Johnson, Trevor  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tatterdemalion (Oconomowoc, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Waukesha County -- Oconomowoc
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and narrative description, a copy of the garden plan, and a plant list. The garden is noted for its Edwardian strolling garden, boxwood plantings, and roses, all complementing the arts and crafts style lakeside cottage.
General:
The gardens of Tatterdemalion, situated on a two-acre site, are designed to complement this 1907 arts and crafts style lakeside cottage. The wrap-around porch is surrounded by a stone terrace edged with tea roses and a lavender hedge. Steps to the west lead across the drive to an Edwardian strolling garden, bordered by an antique 1850 wrought iron fence, acquired in Madison, Indiana. Gently curving paths radiate from a circular path which encloses a weeping crabapple tree surrounded by lamb's ears. A low box hedge curves around in a flowing line to define the lawn. A semi-circle of purple lilacs and white Blanc Double de Coubert roses frame a bronze statue of Mercury.
Hemlocks and viburnums screen the adjoining property and form the backround for antique rose bushes, the mainstay of the garden. Flowering continues throughout the summer with the addition of pastel old-fashioned flowers. A dooryard fern garden on the north side of the house faces a small orchard. To the east is a Victorian reflecting pool centered in a semi-circular enclosure of shrubs. A wisteria and rose-covered arbor frames the view into the garden.
Persons associated with the property include: C. R. Cran (former owner, 1907-1939); Avery Sherry (former owner, 1939-1957); William Beverung (former owner, 1957-1986); Judson Griggs (landscape architect, 1987-1998); Michael Sproule (consultant, 1995-1997); Kyle Johnson (hardscape gardener, 1998); and Trevor Johnson (hardscape gardener, 1998).
Related Materials:
Tatterdemalion related holdings consist of 1 folder (29 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Oconomowoc  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI025
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Pewaukee -- Christopher Place

Former owner:
Schwartz, Albert  Search this
Meyer, Christopher J.  Search this
Meyer, Margaret D.  Search this
Meyer, Christopher J., Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Stark, Judith Z.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Patzer, Robert  Search this
Priebe, Russell  Search this
Designer:
Meyer, Nicholas  Search this
Sculptor:
Meyer, Nicholas  Search this
Decorator:
Kuony, Madame John  Search this
Architect:
Kahler, David  Search this
Provenance:
Kettle Moraine Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Christopher Place (Pewaukee, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Waukesha County -- Pewaukee
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, and copies of publications featuring the garden.
General:
"This property includes three residences, each a specific style, with appropriate landscaping. A woodland setting with choice Wisconsin natives surrounds the sophisticated contemporary main house. Old-fashioned plants dominate the farmhouse and its cutting garden while simple, summer blooming annuals accent the lakeside cottage window boxes and pots."
Persons associated with the property include: Albert Schwartz (former owner, 1910-1939); Christopher J. Meyer (former owner, 1939-1955); Margaret D. Meyer (former owner, 1955-1970); Christopher J. Meyer, Jr. (former owner, 1955-1970); Judith Stark (landscape architect, 1972 to date); David Kahler (architect, 1969-1971); Robert Patzer (horticulturist, 1993 to date); Russell Priebe (horticulturist, 1995 to date); Nicholas Meyer (designer, sculptor, 1980-1999); Madame John Kuony (decorator, 1980 to date).
Related Materials:
Christopher Place related holdings consist of 2 folders (31 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Pewaukee  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI024
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Palm Beach -- El Mirasol

Architect:
Mizner, Addison  Search this
Former owner:
Stotesbury, Edward T. Mr. Mrs  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
El Mirasol (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes correspondence and articles.
General:
"About 1917, Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury of Philadelphia tired of the old-fashioned shingle cottages and yellow frame hotels, and called upon Addison Mizner to build for her a suitable home. Addison Mizner had impeccable taste and a genius for creating beauty, and he built for Mrs. Stotesbury the first of the great villas which now line the shores of Palm Beach island. The patio of this house is more Italian than Spanish feeling. The house was designed primarily for entertaining and has a large loggia in which a hundred or more guests can be seated for lunch or dinner. Inside the house there is a large dining room and reception rooms. Beyond the house a lawn runs to the Ocean."
"Turning to look westward toward Lake Worth, we see the patio from the house. Notice the tall, columnar cypresses used at each corner of the fountain. They create an illusion of far away Italy. there are always many pots of flowering plants adding color to the patio. In the far distance can be seen the guest house on Lake Worth."
"The property runs from ocean to lake. The house is Spanish style and patio is Italianate."
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury (former owner in 1930's); Addison Mizner (architect in 1920's).
There are some duplicate 35-mm. slides from the Mattie Edwards Hewitt Collection.
The Stotesbury's also owned Whitemarsh Hall in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.
Related Materials:
El Mirasol related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 slides:, lantern, hand colored.)12 slides (col.) (35 mm.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL001
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Palm Beach -- Dayton Garden

Landscape architect:
Colefax & Fowler  Search this
Melich, Henry  Search this
Architect:
Melich, Henry  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dayton Garden (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, articles, and other materials.
General:
The Dayton garden is a series of open air rooms, each with a different theme. The classical English garden theme has a variety of different features such as a palm allée blanketed in zoysia grass, a classical folly, formal rose garden, a secret garden, and an extensive ficus hedge. The allée originally was planted with elaborately pruned ficus trees whose foliage was trained into a spiraling serpentine shape; these were later replaced with palms. A garden house provides a space for entertaining and houses a variety of ferns and orchids. The rose garden at the front of the property features continuously blooming hybrid roses which were grafted to hardier Fortuniana rootstock for longevity and serpentine brick pathways create a large-scale reproduction of a Byzantine mosaic pattern which provides a unique structure to the formal rose garden. The decorative mosaic theme is repeated in the ornately tiled swimming pool, whose floor is designed in the fashion of an Oriental rug.
Persons associated with the garden include: Colefax & Fowler (landscape architect); and Henry Melich (architect, landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Dayton Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (33 35mm slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL086
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El Mirasol

Creator:
Stotesbury, Edward T. Mr. Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Mizner, Addison  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Florida -- Palm Beach
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
"About 1917, Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury of Philadelphia tired of the old fashioned shingle cottages and yellow frame hotels, called upon Addison Mizner to build for her a suitable home. Addison Mizner had impeccable taste and a genius for creating beauty, and he built the first of the great villas which now line the shores of Palm Beach island. The first slide shows the patio of this house which is more Italian than Spanish feeling. The house was designed primarily for entertaining, and in the large loggia, which shows on the left of the picture, a hundred or more guests can be seated for lunch or dinner. Inside the house, there is a large dining room and reception rooms. Beyond the house a lawn runs to the ocean."
Historic plate number: "1."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Patios  Search this
Loggias  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Tiles  Search this
Cypress  Search this
Containers  Search this
Villas  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL001002
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[Casa de Miel]: Confederate jasmine has been trained up a wall in a popular Palm Beach fashion.

Photographer:
Lehman, Gay N.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Casa de Miel (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Date:
2013 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Vines  Search this
Agaves  Search this
Begonias  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL249004
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Dallas -- Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle

Architect:
Burson, Rodger  Search this
Landscape architect:
Finsley, Rosa  Search this
Neels, Carl  Search this
Plantsman:
Morelock, John  Search this
Neels, Carl  Search this
Gardener:
Gonzalez, Roberto  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans with plant names, copies of articles about the garden, and additional information provided by the garden owner.
General:
First planted in 1984, this small (1/3 acre), friendly garden is located on a winding little street in the midst of the many manicured and pristine gardens and lawns of University Park, directly across from the Dallas Country Club. It complements the site's Cape Cod-Norman French hybrid gray-shingled cottage with wide covered front porch, grey shingles, and blue shutters. Taking advantage of the east exposure in order to combat the wilting heat of Dallas summers, the design provides color year-round and features casual flower beds with a variety of heights, textures, and colors. The garden is famous for its spectacular display of blue hydrangeas, specimen trees, flowering trees, bulbs, perennials, annuals, and what its owner calls "old-fashioned flowers." Two large flower beds anchor the corners of the front yard. The arbor-covered back porch enables the owners and their guests to enjoy looking out on a small circular lawn and an adorable garden house. It reflects the encouragement that legendary gardener Rosemary Verey gave the owner during her two visits to the garden to plant more flowering vines for "vertical color."
Persons associated with the site include Rodger Burson (architect); Rosa Finsley (landscape architect); John Morelock (plantsman); Carl Neels (landscape architect and plantsman, 1990 to date); and Roberto Gonzalez (gardener, 1996 to date).
Related Materials:
Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX086
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[Diamond G. J. Ranch]: the old-fashioned garden is edged with rocks.

Photographer:
Lake, Sarah Westkaemper  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 photograph (digital) (JPEG file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photograph (digital)
Digital images
Place:
Diamond G. J. Ranch (Blanco, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Blanco
Date:
2011 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Blanco  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Container gardening  Search this
Edging (inorganic)  Search this
Rockwork  Search this
Trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX098021
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Potomac -- Orchard Farm

Former owner:
Martin, Eugene  Search this
Martin, Bella  Search this
Schmersser, William  Search this
Schmersser, Catherine  Search this
Landscape architect:
Palmer, Meade  Search this
Clinton, Sandra Youssef  Search this
Callaway, Paul Faulkner "Chip,"  Search this
Architect:
Jessup, Pam  Search this
Interior designer:
Stewart, Whitney  Search this
Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Orchard Farm (Potomac, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Potomac
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet, site plans, an essay by the garden owner, and photocopies of articles and other information featuring the garden.
General:
This five-acre American cottage garden wraps around an old farmhouse and combines old-fashioned perennials with some modern cultivars. Informal and idiosyncratic, a hornbeam hedge defines a garden room behind the house. A pocket herb garden is around the corner. Roses are everywhere, while a recent addition is a wall garden. The vegetable garden is also another key component of the design as is the outdoor living area complete with living room, dining room, and summer kitchen.
Persons associated with the garden include: Eugene and Bella Martin (former owners, 1955-1965); William and Catherine Schmersser (former owners, 1965-1982); Meade Palmer (landscape architect); Paul Faulkner "Chip" Callaway (landscape architect); Pam Jessup (architect, 1992); Sandra Youssef Clinton (landscape architect) and Whitney Stewart (interior designer).
Related Materials:
Orchard Farm related holdings consist of 3 folders (37 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Potomac  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD041
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Relay -- Glennhurst Garden

Former owner:
White, Alexander Robinson and Mary Louisa Carter, 1890's-1926  Search this
White, John G., 1932-1965  Search this
White, Hannah I., 1932-1965  Search this
Provenance:
Catonsville Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Glennhurst (Relay, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore County -- Relay
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Glennhurst dates back to 1890 when the property was purchased by Alexander Robinson White. It consisted of many outbuildings including barns for the cows, a chicken house, and several small greenhouses. Some of the ornamental shrubbery that still stands today was propagated from cuttings and raised in these houses. Japanese tree peonies now flourish where the greenhouses once stood. Situated by the main entrance, is a water pump set over a stone lined hand dug well. When the pump was in use, the Whites shared this water with passing hikers traveling the steep hill to and from Patapsco State Park. Its availability was made known by a little sign along a pathway from the main road. In 1929 a road was established on the southwest side of the home to accommodate parking for family and friends who attended the funeral service of Mrs. Mary Louisa Carter White which was held at her home.
Glennhurst is situated at the top of a hill which at one time afforded you a clear view of the Patapsco River. What was once a pasture for cows has been developed into a woodland setting enabling deer to prosper. The property is surrounded by an eight foot high deer fence which protects the gardens. A meandering stream, just downhill, forms the northeast boundary of the property.
The property features a Magnolia grandiflora propagated from seed by the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Louisa Carter White and old fashioned pink climbing roses planted by the water pump by Mrs. Mary Louisa Carter White. The driveway encircles a Japanese cryptomeria that was planted in 1981. The original lilacs and peonies still adorn the main lawn. An allee has been created by the white pine and hemlock trees, which leads to a wall of Dr. Van Fleet climbing pink roses, European larch, Cedrus atlanticus, and Chinaquapin. The old cow barn provides a backdrop for blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries planted by the current owner.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alexander R. White & Mary White (former owners, 1890-1932), John G. White & Hannah I. White (former owners, 1932-1965).
Related Materials:
Glennhurst Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Relay  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD247
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Elibank

Creator:
Poe, Edwin  Search this
Murray, Edward  Search this
Murray, Miriam Eccleston  Search this
Murray, Francis Key  Search this
Murray, Daniel  Search this
Russian Orthodox Church  Search this
Architect:
Worthington, Addison  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Maryland -- Elkridge
United States of America -- Maryland -- Howard County -- Elkridge
Date:
1900
General:
It was designed as a cathedral garden in 1901 by Mrs. Murray with every detail included. The estate was about 80 acresand is located on the crest of Lawyers hill in Relay. Mr. Addison Worthington is the architect of the second house which also burned in 1935. "The baptismal fount is fashioned of box, clipped in pedestal and tall vase form, concealing a bowl in which a jet of water bubbles. - From Garden and Home Builder, issue - October, 1926, p. 137."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Spring  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Fonts  Search this
Church gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD126001
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Akron -- The Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Farley

Provenance:
The Akron Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Farley (Akron, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Summit County -- Akron
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, update sheet, and copy of small article.
General:
With a date span of approximately 1959 to the early 1980s, the garden included a small putting green; a small water feature with an oriental them; and a greenhouse for orchids. The garden was situated on a gentle rise with gradual slope to gardens behind. The terrace adjoining the house in back is an elliptical area bordered with beds of Fashion and Peace roses edged with iberis. Across the lawn, in the border of rhododendrons and azalea, is a statue of Hebe. A Japanese garden, a copy of one in Kyoto, exists at one end of the border. (Fifty-Second Annual Meeting, The Garden Club of America, May, 1965).
Related Materials:
The Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Farley related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 35 mm. slides)
Plans and drawings by H. F. Kenney exist at the Cincinnati Historical Society, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Formal gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Akron  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH033
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[Emmons Farm's Gardens]: view of hybrid tea roses, with wrought iron fence and arbor in background, leading to old-fashioned roses.

Photographer:
Coon, Barbara W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Emmons Farm's Gardens (Fayette, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Fulton County -- Fayette
Date:
2007Jul.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Fayette  Search this
Farms  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Roses  Search this
Fences -- wrought iron  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH224005
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[Emmons Farm's Gardens]: view of hybrid tea roses, with wrought iron fence and arbor in background, leading to old-fashioned roses.

Photographer:
Rimmelin, Cynthia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Emmons Farm's Gardens (Fayette, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Fulton County -- Fayette
Date:
2007 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Fayette  Search this
Farms  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Petunias  Search this
Cannas  Search this
Celosia  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Greenhouses  Search this
Corn  Search this
Fields  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH224006
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Bensalem Township -- Andalusia

Former owner:
Craig, John  Search this
Biddle, Nicholas, Mrs., 1786-1844  Search this
Biddle, Charles J. (Charles John), 1819-1873  Search this
Architect:
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820  Search this
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Andalusia (Andalusia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County -- Bensalem Township -- Andalusia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet; brief descriptions; and web pages from www.philadelphiabuildings.org.
General:
Andalusia is a National Historic Landmark. The main portion of Andalusia was built in 1794-1795 by John Craig as a summer residence for his wife and daughter. The latter became Mrs. Nicholas Biddle. In 1833, the "Big House" was built with Grecian porticoes--the porticoes being an exact copy of the Greek temple of Neptune at Paestum in Italy. The garden was famous for its grapes grown in forcing houses designed by Thomas U. Walter. The Biddle family harvested grapes from the hothouses until the 1870's. The estate also became known as an experimental farm. The first Guernsey cattle were brought to Andalusia. A 20th century feature of the grounds is the Green Walk with ornamental dwarf evergreens. According to the "List of Gardens of the Members of the Garden Club of America," 1921, Andalusia was typed as an old-fashioned walled garden with specialties being wisteria and white hawthorn trees.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Craig (former owner, 1794-1811); Mrs. Nicholas Biddle (Jane Craig) (former owner, 1814); Charles J. Biddle (former owner); Benjamin Latrobe (architect, 1800); and Thomas U. Walter (architect of Greek Revival additions and Gothic "ruin," 1811).
Related Materials:
Andalusia related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 glass lantern slides and 4 35 mm. slides)
Architectural plans located at John M. Dickey Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Registered by HABS (Historic American Building Survey): PA-1248-B.
Additional images located at Mellor, Meigs & Howe Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Andalusia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA007
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Haverford -- Thomas Country Garden

Former owner:
Thayer, Russell  Search this
Thayer, Shelby  Search this
MacCoy, Margureite Wood  Search this
Architect:
Durham, Walter K. (Walter Kremer), 1896-1978  Search this
Landscape architect:
DeVuono, Julie Wood  Search this
Landscape designer:
Wood, Sally  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Thomas Country Garden (Haverford, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery -- Haverford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Built in 1950 by Philadelphia architect Walter K. Durham the cottage style stucco house with dormer windows and multiple roof lines blends in very well with the romantic, profusely flowering and fragrant garden rooms created by the current owners beginning in 1987. Large window pane trellises on the house support climbing hydrangea, schizopraghma, clematis and roses. White picket fences, stone walls and arbors on the slightly more than one acre property are loaded with more roses, with more than one type of vine that will bloom in succession climbing up or over some of the supports. Perennials, especially those that bloom more than once and those with variegated leaves that add light to the garden are planted strategically to disguise any spent foliage or sparse vines. There is no spraying in this garden, and the rose varieties that are grown including hybrid musk and old-fashioned thrive where hybrid tea rose varieties would not. The eight garden rooms are planted primarily with shrubs and also perennials, spring bulbs and ornamental grasses. Mature trees from the earlier 19th century estate, Cheswold, still grow around the perimeter.
Other than the trees there were no surviving gardens so the current owners started with a blank slate that had some hidden surprises: ruins from the earlier mansion that on occasion interfered with their plants. The stone walls on the property re-used these buried materials salvaged from underground. The secluded entrance terrace was the first garden room that was designed on the steep slope that descends to the house. The back terrace needed to be stabilized and slips of hydrangea petiolaris planted along the walls have grown into a living wall. As the property continues to slope downward grass and stone steps to the flatland were added, which led to creating another garden room at the rear of the property, with a trellis for climbing vines and a bench for sitting and looking up at the house, tall trees and sky. A swimming pool was built on the previous service area off to one side and surrounded by upper and lower gardens with tulips, roses, clematis, hydrangeas, grasses, perennials, evergreens, dawn redwoods and katsuras. Various hedges have been planted and re-planted either because they grew too tall or succumbed to weather. Currently there are hedges of holly, lilac, Annabelle hydrangea and germander.
Persons associated with the garden include: Russell and Shelby Thayer (former owners, 1950-1956); Marguerite Wood MacCoy (former owner, 1956-1985); Walter K. Durham (1896-1978) (architect, 1950); Sally Ann Wood (ASLD)(landscape designer, 1987, 1990); Julie Wood DeVuono (ASLD) (landscape architect, 2007).
Related Materials:
Thomas Country Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (41 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Haverford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA755
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