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Horticultural Subjects vertical file

Extent:
42 Cubic Feet (12 file drawers.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
unknown
Summary:
The Horticultural subjects vertical file contains materials related to garden history, landscape architecture, garden furniture and ornaments, gardening practices and design, horticulture, conservation, plant folklore and other topics compiled from various published sources.
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.
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:
Seed industry and trade  Search this
Plants  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Horticulture  Search this
Gardens -- History  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Garden styles  Search this
Gardens  Search this
Folklore  Search this
Flowers  Search this
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Horticultural Subjects vertical file.
Identifier:
AAG.SUB
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-sub

Thai garden style / photography by Luca Invernizzi Tettoni ; text by William Warren

Author:
Invernizzi, Luca  Search this
Warren, William 1930-  Search this
Physical description:
192 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Place:
Thailand
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Call number:
SB466.T5 I58 1996
SB466.T5 I62 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_562917

Washington -- Enid A. Haupt Garden

Donor:
Haupt, Enid A. (Enid Annenberg), 1906-2005  Search this
Principal architect:
Carlhian, Jean Paul  Search this
Consultant:
Collins, Lester, -1993  Search this
Stonecarver:
Seferlis, Constantine, 1928-2005  Search this
Architect:
Renwick, James, 1818-1895  Search this
Creator:
Ripley, S. Dillon (Sidney Dillon), 1913-2001 (Smithsonian secretary)  Search this
Sasaki Associates, landscape architecture firm  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Place:
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Varying Form:
Victorian Garden, formerly known as.
General:
The Enid A. Haupt Garden was dedicated on May 22, 1987. It is located between the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arts and Industries Building, and south of the Smithsonian Institution Building, commonly referred to as the Castle. This 4.3 acre area actually sits atop the Quadrangle complex - an underground facility made up of three Smithsonian museum spaces: the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of African Art, and the S. Dillon Ripley Center. Above-ground kiosk entrances to the Sackler and African Art museums are located in the Haupt Garden itself. The Haupt Garden contains three discrete gardens within it: the Parterre, the Moongate Garden, and the Fountain Garden.
After the Castle's construction was completed in 1855, the area to its south became known as the South Yard. In 1887, it functioned as a zoo for bison to promote the conservation of their over-hunted population. The bison were moved to the newly-established National Zoological Park in 1889, and for nearly a century, the South Yard was home to a number of different buildings including the Aerodrome Shop, a solar radiation lab, a bug house (where beetles cleaned skeletal remains of animal specimens), temporary storage and collection buildings, a U.S. Army hangar, and a greenhouse and Quonset hut for the Office of Horticulture. In 1976, the Smithsonian's Office of Horticulture (now Smithsonian Gardens) planted the Victorian Garden parterre on the South Yard, in celebration of America's Bicentennial and to complement a Victoriana exhibition on horticulture in the adjacent Arts and Industries Building. This garden was inspired by a similar parterre made for the 1876 Centennial celebration in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1979, President Jimmy Carter authorized $500,000 for the planning and construction of the Quadrangle - an underground complex built in the South Yard - to house the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the National Museum of African Art, and the S. Dillon Ripley Center. In 1982, the Victorian Garden was removed. Construction on the Quadrangle spanned from June 21, 1983 to 1987. Architect Jean Paul Carlhian of the firm Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbot was in charge of designing the Quadrangle complex which incorporated an initial design concept by Japanese architect Junzo Yoshimura.
Once basic construction was complete and soil returned to the ground-level (i.e. roof) of the Quadrangle, it was clear that there was more room for gardens beyond the reincorporated parterre. Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley invited philanthropist Enid A. Haupt to tour the garden site, hoping Mrs. Haupt would finance a Zen garden west of the parterre. In fact, she financed the entire design and construction of the new garden with a $3 million endowment, stipulating that the garden be mature when it opened in 1987. With funds in place, work on the garden began, with the primary goal being to harmonize the stylistically varied buildings in and around the Quadrangle (the three entrance pavilions to the underground museums, the Smithsonian Castle, Freer Gallery of Art, and the Arts and Industries Building). The design of the garden was a collaborative effort between principal architect Jean Paul Carlhian, the landscape architectural firm Sasaki Associates, Inc., landscape architect Lester Collins, and James R. Buckler, Director of the Smithsonian's Office of Horticulture. Together they designed the three gardens described below.
Enid A. Haupt (1906-2005) was a publishing heiress and philanthropist who especially supported American horticulture. In addition to this garden, Mrs. Haupt's horticultural philanthropy created and/or preserved several renowned garden spaces including The Enid A. Haupt Glass Garden at the Howard A. Rusk Institute, NYU Medical Center in New York City; the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, New York; The Haupt Fountains on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C.; River Farm in Alexandria, Virginia; and The Cloisters in New York City. In 1994, the American Horticultural Society awarded her the Liberty Hyde Bailey award for her philanthropy.
The Parterre is the Victorian-style centerpiece of the Haupt Garden. It is a carefully manicured garden with a changing palette of colors and textures, laid out in symmetrical patterns that are redesigned every few seasons. Designs incorporate such motifs as diamonds, fleurs-de-lis, and scallops. While parterre is a French term meaning "on the ground," parterres as an ornamental garden style originated in 16th century Renaissance Italy.
The Moongate Garden is next to the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, and was inspired by the Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China. The Temple of Heaven was designed using a geometrical, axial layout, centered on the cardinal points of the compass. The Moongate Garden's dominant features are stone and water, which symbolize the body and spirit of the earth in Chinese culture. Two 9-foot-tall pink granite moon gates stand on the southwest and northeast corners of the garden; two more lie as benches in the opposite corners. A circular platform lies in the center of a granite-paved square pool, connected by bridges to each side of the square.
The Fountain Garden is next to the National Museum of African Art, and was modeled after the Court of the Lions at Alhambra, a 13th-century Moorish palace in Granada, Spain. As with most Islamic gardens, the Fountain Garden is symmetrical and includes a central fountain with four water channels. Respectively, these channels represent paradise itself, and the four rivers of paradise described in the Koran: water, milk, honey, and wine. At the garden's north end is a chadar - a patterned, sloping stone ramp that has water running down it.
The Renwick Gates are cast iron carriage gates at the garden's entrance on Independence Avenue. The gates were erected in 1979, based on an 1849 drawing by James Renwick, Jr., architect of the Castle. The design includes piers made of the same sandstone that went into the Castle's great reddish walls from a quarry in Seneca, Maryland.
A European linden tree once stood in the northeast corner of the South Yard. When construction on the Quadrangle began, Secretary Ripley directed that the tree remain unharmed. Construction personnel and arborists minded the tree, helping it live through the end of construction. However, it died of old age two years later, in 1989.
The Downing Urn was originally erected on the National Mall in 1856 in memory of landscape designer and horticulturist Andrew Jackson Downing (1815-1852). The urn was restored in 1972. In 1989, it was moved to where the linden tree had stood in the Haupt Garden.
Plantings include saucer magnolia (Magnolia x soulangeana), Wollemi pine (Wollemia nobilis), weeping Higan cherry (Prunus pendula 'Pendula Rosea'), golden shrimp plant (Pachystachys lutea), coneflower (Echinacea), dusty miller (Senecio cineraria), and pansy (Viola x wittrockiana).
Persons associated with the garden include: Enid A. Haupt (donor, 1987). Jean Paul Carlhian (principal architect, 1987). Lester Collins (landscape architect consultant, 1987). Constantine Seferlis (stonecarver, 1979). James Renwick Jr. (architect, 1849). James Goode (SI Castle keeper, design and construction supervisor, 1979-1987). S. Dillon Ripley (Smithsonian Secretary, 1964-1984). Michael Riordan (horticulturist, 1995- ).
Related Materials:
Enid A. Haupt Garden related holdings consist of 3,124 35mm slides (photographs), 979 photographic prints, 15 contact sheets, 12 transparencies, and 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
Topic:
Gardens -- District of Columbia -- Washington  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Photographic prints
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.SGI, File SG001
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Image Library
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Westminster West -- Hayward Garden

Gardener:
O'Donnell, Helen  Search this
Owner:
Hayward, Mary  Search this
Hayward, Gordon  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Dublin (New Hampshire)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hayward Garden (Westminster West, Vermont)
United States of America -- Vermont -- Windham -- Westminster West
Scope and Contents:
Hayward Garden includes 63 digital images and a folder that includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and additional images including a pamphlet about a musical program created for and perfomed in the garden in 2014 as a the Yellow Barn summer program.
General:
The owners describe their one and one-half acre ornamental garden as a new garden in an old place, with its 200 year-old colonial farmhouse and attached barn, low stone walls, and old farm building foundations that have been repurposed as distinctive garden rooms within surrounding meadows and woods. They purchased the property in 1983 and spent about one year clearing the land of scrap metal and other debris, brambles and weed trees, a rotting barn, dead trees, and an old Nash Metropolitan automobile. The garden style is English, with a rectilinear format from south to north softened by lush growth in season and more evident in the long Vermont winter. The design began by drawing a straight line from the front door of the house to a 75-year-old apple tree. There is a crab apple orchard along that main axis that can be seen from the house. Brick and pea stone gravel walks, 90-foot long mixed borders, and an herb garden laid out in formal parterres are either parallel or perpendicular to the central axis of the garden. The 14 garden rooms are delineated by clipped hedges of varying heights, many of yew but also other plant materials for variation. There are four places to sit within the garden: a gazebo at the far end reached through a tunnel of pleached copper beech, an outdoor dining room on pavers under tall trees, a bench slightly above and overlooking their spring garden, and another bench next to a shed near the herb garden.
Creating a garden in harmony with the rural location was important to the owners, who subsequently purchased 19 adjacent acres and preserved the meadows and woods with the Vermont Land Trust. To instill harmony in the diverse garden rooms the owners adhere to three themes: hedges for structure, black locust posts and terra cotta containers for materials, and burgundy and other reds for the color that recurs throughout the garden rooms. Since the entire garden is unified it is possible to add variations without muddling the design. Honoring the long gone dairy farms they have turned the foundations of a milking parlor into a garden room that has low, drought tolerant plants growing among the stone flooring and three rusted milk cans. The cracked cement foundation of a former silo was turned into a pond with a fountain built into a stone wellhead and a statue of Buddha on the shore.
Gordon Hayward has written many articles for Horticulture, Taunton's Fine Gardening, and regional magazines using his own garden to teach design aesthetics and their practical application. Topics include the effective placement of planted and unplanted containers and other garden ornaments, how to build a small fountain, the importance of proportions to design, how to set vertical posts, and tips on outdoor seating and dining rooms. Good design is illustrated by reshaping lawns to complement planted borders or trees, through consistent choices of decorative materials, through applying the principles of theme and variation when choosing what to put in the garden, and through planning for the winter garden with berries and crab apples for birds and good "bones" that become evident in winter.
Persons associated with the garden include: Gordon Hayward (owner, garden designer, and gardener, 1983- ), Mary Hayward (owner, garden designer, and gardener, 1983- ), Ephraim and Lydia Johnson Ranney, and their descendants in the Buxton and Reed families (former owners, circa 1790-1983); Helen O'Donnell (gardener, 2008-2015).
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 -- Westminster West  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VT019
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Vermont
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Port Washington -- Afterglow Farm

Garden designer:
Stark, Judith Z.  Search this
Gardener:
Sandlin, Steve  Search this
Sandlin, Sandy  Search this
Wiegert, Dean  Search this
Sobocinski, Christine  Search this
Designer:
Uihlein, Lynde B.  Search this
Engineer:
Flowers, David  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Afterglow Farm (Port Washington, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Ozaukee County -- Port Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, historical pictures and information regarding previous owners, historical timeline of property, planting lists, planting plans, and landscape design.
General:
Afterglow Farm was established in 1929 on 119 acres in southeastern Wisconsin along Lake Michigan, and is still owned by members of the family. The house and outbuildings were designed in a Germanic style and built from timber and native stone. Originally some of the gardens were planted in food crops that were preserved in a root cellar for winter. Today Afterglow Farm runs a CSA (community supported agriculture) program, growing organic fruits and vegetables and eggs for local subscribers. An "engineered wetlands" was built alongside the CSA fields circa 2000 to clean waste water from the house and barn for reuse in the gardens, with a hillside planted with native wildflowers and grasses for filtration and water storage. The water is moved through troughs to various gardens, a recent innovation in land stewardship and sustainability that have always been important values for the owners of Afterglow Farm.
A former horse paddock was transformed into an ornamental circle in the cottage garden style circa 1930, and today has perennials, flowering trees and shrubs, bulbs and native wildflowers that provide blooms for spring, summer and fall. Other ornamental beds were designed in the New American Style, with sweeping planted beds of single species, using cultivars and native plants that are deer resistant. A new, fenced fruit orchard supplies the CSA members with apples and pears.
Ironwork gates and ornamental panels, and two bear sculptures were designed by the original owner. An old German poem is painted above the door of the farmhouse, which loosely translates to "This house is mine yet not mine. Whoever lived here before, it is not his. Whoever comes after me must also leave sometime. So tell me dear friend, whose house is this?"
Persons associated with the property include: Steve and Sandy Sandlin (caretakers and gardeners, 1995-present); Dean Wiegert (gardener, 2007-present); Christine Sobocinski (assistant gardener, 2007-present); Mark Hartzell (property manager, 2006-present); Jorgen Hansen, ALA (Port City Studio, architect and master planner, 1998-present); David Flowers, P.E. ("Engineered Wetlands" project leader, 2000-2002); Judith Z. Stark (Judith Z. Stark Landscape Design, terrace garden designer, 2005-2006) and Lynde B. Uihlein (terrace stonework designer, 2005-2006).
Related Materials:
Afterglow Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (23 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 -- Port Washington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI039
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Ponte Vedra -- Ponte Vedra Dunes

Former owner:
Maytag, Bob Mr.  Search this
Maytag, Bob Mrs.  Search this
Hicks, Wallace Mr.  Search this
Hicks, Wallace Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Gordon, Stanley  Search this
Landscape architect:
Crumley, Gary R.  Search this
Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc.  Search this
Environmental horticulturist:
Gouin, Francis R. Dr.  Search this
Plantsman:
Blumel, Kurt, 1933-2014  Search this
Landscaper:
Earthscapes  Search this
Provenance:
Late Bloomers Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ponte Vedra Dunes (Ponte Vedra, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval and St. Johns -- Ponte Vedra
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, landscaping plans and correspondence.
General:
When the current owners purchased this one-acre ocean front property in 1967 there was a 1950s beach style house that stretched horizontally from lot line to lot line, and very little sand dune between the property and the beach. After significant damage in the 1980s that house was torn down and replaced with a Spanish revival style house influenced by the early 20th century Florida architect Addison Mizner. Plantings were installed around a pool and pergola built in the 1990s but the owners wanted a more cohesive design for their property. They chose the meadow inspired, naturalized garden style of Wolfgang Oehme. An island bed between the street and house and encircled by the driveway was planted with swathes of agapanthus, canna, and anise and buckeye shrubs under Live oak trees. Another garden with perennials, shrubs and trees was installed between the driveway and the side of the property, with lawn surrounding the pool terrace and patio behind the house, up to the sea wall at the edge of the dunes which had increased over the years. However many of the first plantings proved to be unsuccessful due to poor drainage, soil conditions and a micro-climate that included harsh ocean-side winds. After further analysis of the soil and improved drainage for their location new plantings were required.
Tropical plants including sago and lady palms, shrimp plant, ginger, ferns, weeping yaupon hollies, and azaleas and camellias in shadier areas are thriving now. The native vegetation in the dune, sea oats and prostrate beach sunflowers, is spreading. Some of the cultivated garden has reverted to scrub. Five citrus trees were planted in full sun near the sea wall: two oranges, a grapefruit and two limes.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Bob Maytag (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hicks (former owners, - 1967); Stanley Gordon (architect, 1988); Gary R. Crumley (landscape architect, 1996); Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc. (landscape architects, 1998-2003); Dr. Francis R. Gouin (environmental horticulturist, 2001); Kurt Blumel (plantsman, 2003); Earthscapes (landscapers, 2015).
Related Materials:
Ponte Vedra Dunes related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 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 -- Florida -- Ponte Vedra  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL258
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Broadview Heights -- Ruth & Don's Garden at Braemar Farm

Former owner:
Wiltshire, Alfred and Ann  Search this
Wiltshire family, 1853 - 1949  Search this
Hanck, Lester and Jesse, 1949-1963  Search this
Landscape designer:
Connelly, Ed  Search this
Connelly Landscaping Company  Search this
Provenance:
Akron Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ruth & Don's Garden at Braemar Farm (Broadview Heights, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Broadview Heights
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and a write-up of the garden.
General:
Ruth & Don's half-acre garden surrounds the old farmhouse on their 36-acre Braemar Farm property, which was established in 1853. The garden was started in 1963 with the decision to maintain the original farmland and woodlands guided by a plan from the U.S. Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service). Additional acres of conifers and other trees were planted, old diseased weeping willow trees were removed, low sandstone walls and foundation plantings were added, and three additions were made to the house. In 1989 the owners worked with The Connelly Landscaping Company to add structure to the garden by using hardscaping made of brick, sandstone found on the property, and wood to define garden rooms, accommodate sloping terrain, and create spaces for outdoor living. A small stone pond houses frogs and goldfish, an old millstone is at the center of an herb garden, and a large stone well cover found on the property is used as a landing for a set of stairs.
The garden's style is informal English with three deep borders planted with perennials, foliage, and grasses, shrubs and trees. There is a vegetable garden on the edge of the agricultural sector, near one of the two old barns on the property. The ornamental plants provide continuous color throughout the growing season, views from every window of the house, and meet the owners' desire to reduce maintenance. The owner is a trustee of the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Alfred and Ann Wiltshire and members of the Wiltshire family (former owners, 1853 - 1949); Lester and Jesse Hanck (former owners, 1949 - 1963); Ed Connelly, The Connelly Landscaping Company (landscape designer, circa 1990).
Related Materials:
Ruth & Don's Garden at Braemar Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 photographs(digital))
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 -- Broadview Heights  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH238
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Avon -- The Garden of Thomas F. and Elinor R. Oakes

Landscape designer:
Stevenson, Holly  Search this
Former owner:
Oakes, Thomas F.  Search this
Oakes, Elinor R.  Search this
Architect:
Huntington, John  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Garden of Thomas F. and Elinor R. Oakes (Avon, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Avon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, personal recollections and a photocopy of an article.
General:
The Oakes property in Connecticut had gardens designed to be viewed in spring and fall from the many windows of the 1949 modernist house they built on the 24-acre property. Dogwood trees near the house were featured in spring along with naturalized daffodil plantings on a hillside along the driveway. Shrubs planted near the house included lilacs, purple and white clematis, pyracantha, holly, and roses, with tall hedges, flowering trees and more daffodils, tulips and a large patch of bluebells. A large flat swath of lawn west of the house had a greenhouse with a small pea stone patio, and a swimming pool. There was a fenced 20 by 40 foot vegetable garden with blueberry bushes nearby, and a U-shaped cutting and perennial garden. Further from the house the property descended into woods and included a stand of white pine trees and there were two streams in ravines at the borders. The garden style was natural but well-tended in a setting that provided variety and long views over the hills.
In the 1980s a pond was dug in a wetlands area that became a refuge for mallard ducks, blue herons, Canada geese, red-tailed hawks, and wood frogs. The area around the pond and the path into the woods were filled with native and transplanted wildflowers. Other wildlife has been seen on the property in recent years including deer, bobcats, bears and coyotes. About nine acres near the south ravine were given as an easement to the Avon Land Trust in 1990.
Thomas F. Oakes and Elinor R. Oakes (former owners,1947); John Huntington (architect, 1948-1949; 1954; 1964); Holly W. Stevenson (landscape architect, 1957).
Related Materials:
The Garden of Thomas F. and Elinor R. Oakes related holdings consist of 1 folder (52 digital images; 2 photographic prints)
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 -- Connecticut -- Avon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT704
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Lebanon -- Creek House

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Creek House (Lebanon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Hunterdon County -- Lebanon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
This garden's style is that of a cottage garden.
Related Materials:
Creek House related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 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 -- New Jersey -- Lebanon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ475
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden images by subject / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref883

Urn & pedestal, "Palo Alto" pattern

Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 31 in. (78.7 cm)
Urn (exterior): 24 × 19 1/2 in. (61 × 49.5 cm)
Vase (interior): 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Shank & plinth: 11 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (29.2 × 29.2 cm)
Base: 7 × 16 × 16 in. (17.8 × 40.6 × 40.6 cm)
Type:
Urns
Date:
ca.1850-1920
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
pedestals  Search this
urns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1974.010.001.a, b
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1974.010.001.a__b

Urn & pedestal, "Palo Alto" pattern

Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 31 in. (78.7 cm)
Urn (exterior): 24 × 19 1/2 in. (61 × 49.5 cm)
Vase (interior): 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Shank & plinth: 11 1/2 × 11 1/2 in. (29.2 × 29.2 cm)
Base: 7 × 16 × 16 in. (17.8 × 40.6 × 40.6 cm)
Type:
Urns
Date:
ca. 1850-1920
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
pedestals  Search this
urns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1974.010.002.a, b
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1974.010.002.a__b

Urn & pedestal, "Berlin" pattern

Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 21 × 20 1/2 in. (53.3 × 52.1 cm)
Bowl (interior): 8 × 15 in. (20.3 × 38.1 cm)
Base: 9 1/4 × 9 1/4 in. (23.5 × 23.5 cm)
Type:
Urns
Date:
ca. 1890-1940
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
pedestals  Search this
urns  Search this
Design elements  Search this
Egg and dart moldings  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1974.017.002.a, b
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1974.017.002.a__b

Urn, wreath motif

Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 26 × 23 in. (66 × 58.4 cm)
Base: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Interior: 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm)
Type:
Urns
Date:
ca. 1860
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
urns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Wreaths--Design elements  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1974.002
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1974.002
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Urn & pedestal, "Floral No. 1" pattern

Manufacturer:
Kramer Brothers Foundry Company  Search this
Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 46 × 43 in. (116.8 × 109.2 cm)
Bowl: 23 × 25 in. (58.4 × 63.5 cm)
Shank & plinth: 12 × 12 in. (30.5 × 30.5 cm)
Pedestal: 13 × 24 × 24 in. (33 × 61 × 61 cm)
Style:
Renaissance Revival
Type:
Urns
Origin:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Date:
ca. 1860-1880
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
pedestals  Search this
urns  Search this
Design elements  Search this
Floral patterns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1975.002.001.a, b
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1975.002.001.a__b

Urn & pedestal, "Floral No. 1" pattern

Manufacturer:
Kramer Brothers Foundry Company  Search this
Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 46 × 43 in. (116.8 × 109.2 cm)
Bowl: 23 × 25 in. (58.4 × 63.5 cm)
Shank & plinth: 12 × 12 in. (30.5 × 30.5 cm)
Pedestal: 13 × 24 × 24 in. (33 × 61 × 61 cm)
Style:
Renaissance Revival
Type:
Urns
Origin:
Dayton, Ohio, United States
Date:
ca. 1860-1880
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
pedestals  Search this
urns  Search this
Design elements  Search this
Floral patterns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1975.002.002.a, b
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1975.002.002.a__b

Urn & pedestal, "Everett" pattern

Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 33 in. (83.8 cm)
Urn: 26 × 21 in. (66 × 53.3 cm)
Base: 7 × 16 1/2 × 16 1/2 in. (17.8 × 41.9 × 41.9 cm)
Type:
Urns
Date:
ca. 1860-1880
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
pedestals  Search this
urns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1975.004.001.a, b
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1975.004.001.a__b

Urn & pedestal, "Everett" pattern

Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
Overall : 33 in. (83.8 cm)
Urn: 26 × 21 in. (66 × 53.3 cm)
Base: 7 × 16 1/2 × 16 1/2 in. (17.8 × 41.9 × 41.9 cm)
Type:
Urns
Date:
ca. 1860-1880
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
pedestals  Search this
urns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1975.004.002.a, b
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1975.004.002.a__b

Urn & pedestal, "Palo Alto" pattern

Medium:
Cast iron, cement
Dimensions:
Overall: 62 3/4 in. (159.4 cm)
Urn: 23 × 21 in. (58.4 × 53.3 cm)
Bowl (interior): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Plinth: 11 × 11 in. (27.9 × 27.9 cm)
Pedestal: 33 × 21 × 21 in. (83.8 × 53.3 × 53.3 cm)
Base: 6 × 18 1/2 × 18 1/2 in. (15.2 × 47 × 47 cm)
Type:
Urns
Date:
ca. 1850-1900
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
cement  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
pedestals  Search this
urns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1977.003.001.a-e
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1977.003.001.a-e

Urn & pedestal, "Palo Alto" pattern

Medium:
Cast iron, cement
Dimensions:
Urn: 23 × 21 in. (58.4 × 53.3 cm)
Bowl (interior): 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Plinth: 11 × 11 in. (27.9 × 27.9 cm)
Type:
Urns
Date:
ca. 1850-1900
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
cement  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
urns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
handles: finish hardware  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1977.003.004.a-e
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1977.003.004.a-e

Urn, "Morning Glory" pattern

Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 45 × 36 in. (114.3 × 91.4 cm)
Bowl depth: 16 in. (40.6 cm)
Base: 19 × 19 in. (48.3 × 48.3 cm)
Type:
Urns
Date:
ca. 1868-1901
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
urns  Search this
Design elements  Search this
Design elements  Search this
Design elements  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1977.007.001
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
See more items in:
Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1977.007.001

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