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Historic Gardens Postcard collection

Names:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
United States Capitol (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
200 postcards (black and white, color ;)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Postcards
Postcards
Place:
White House (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
circa 1887-1947
Summary:
The Historic Gardens Postcard Collection includes 200 postcards of historic views of various public gardens, parks, monuments, and buildings throughout the United States and some foreign countries, including Canada, France and Cuba. Some private gardens and estates and many Washington, D.C. attractions are also represented. Roughly half of the postcards were mailed; the remaining postcards were not written on or posted. Areas represented include Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Foreign views show gardens in Havana, Paris, and Canada. About a dozen cards feature various views of Smithsonian Institution museums along the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Arrangement note:
This collection is unprocessed.
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:
Gardens -- Cuba  Search this
Gardens -- Canada  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- France  Search this
Historic sites  Search this
Washington Monument (Washington, D.C.) -- 1900-1910  Search this
Parks  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic gardens postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.PTC
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Longwood Gardens

Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Place:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
11/06/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011100
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Isabelle C. Greene Collection
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Archives of American Gardens
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Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc. P.  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Drawings
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
06/13/1990
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash. A gray, silver garden celebrating dry climate.
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.
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011101
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Archives of American Gardens
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Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc. P.  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
04/07/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Cactus  Search this
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Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Hanging plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011092
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Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc. P.  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
04/07/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011094
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Archives of American Gardens
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Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc. P.  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
04/07/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011095
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref32

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc. P.  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
05/03/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011097
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Archives of American Gardens
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Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc. P.  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
05/03/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011098
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Archives of American Gardens
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Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc. P.  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
04/07/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Hanging plants  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011093
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gre-ref30

Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc. P.  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
05/03/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Containers  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011096
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Archives of American Gardens
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Longwood Gardens

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Penn, William  Search this
Pierce Family  Search this
Du Pont, Pierre S., M/Ms  Search this
Isabelle Greene & Assoc. P.  Search this
Extent:
1 slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Date:
05/03/1989
General:
Silver garden. Indoor landscape of silver, gray & blue foliaged plants made into and living works of art. Multi-toned slate path flowing like a desert wash.
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:
Spring  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Containers  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, Item PA011099
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Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens

Lighting:
Burnaby, Frank  Search this
Former owner:
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Kennett Square
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, brochures, and articles.
General:
In order to save trees from a sawmill, Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) purchased the property. The property was transformed into a public park with outdoor theater and fountain garden, box garden, rose garden, Italian garden, and conservatory among other features.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Pierre S. du Pont (former owner, designer, 1906-1954); Isabelle C. Greene & Assoc. (lanscape architect of silver garden); Kier Davidson (rockwork designer); Frank Burnaby (lighting).
Related Materials:
Longwood Gardens related holdings consist of 5 folders (4 glass lantern slides, 6 b&w photoprints and 145 35 mm. slides)
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Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970.

Hollerith Collection, ca. 1970?

J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961

Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square  Search this
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAG.GRE, File PA011
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Archives of American Gardens
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Kennett Square -- Longwood Gardens

Names:
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Fogg, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982  Search this
Extent:
17 slides (photographs) (35mm)
Type:
Archival materials
slides (photographs)
Date:
1955-1966
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit all requests for appointments in writing. 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:
Conservatories  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Kennett Square  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Palms  Search this
Botany  Search this
Trees  Search this
Waterfalls  Search this
Rhododendrons  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John M. Fogg Photographic Slides
Identifier:
AAG.FOG, File PA011
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John M. Fogg photographic slides
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Archives of American Gardens
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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
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Smithsonian Gardens Image Library
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Pennsylvania

Collection Photographer:
Fogg, John M. (John Milton), 1898-1982  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit all requests for appointments in writing. 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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John M. Fogg Photographic Slides
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John M. Fogg photographic slides
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Pennsylvania

Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Isabelle C. Greene Collection, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
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Isabelle C. Greene Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia

Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic gardens postcard collection.
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Historic Gardens Postcard collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Longwood Gardens Tour (Pennsylvania), Spring 1981

Collection Creator::
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Education Department  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-079, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Education Department, Program Records
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Program Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Mohican Peony Gardens

Series Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, d. 1969  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents note:
Catalogue, 1923
Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania
Series Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Series Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Series Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Seed Industry and Trade, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Seed Industry and Trade
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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DuPont, Pierre S. (Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)

Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, File PA011067-074
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Lewis & Valentine company records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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