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Lofrano, Terryl  Search this
Landscape architect:
Chandler, Jack  Search this
Former owner:
Travers, Elain  Search this
Orinda Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Archival materials
Read's Leap (Napa, California)
United States of America -- California -- Napa County -- Napa
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, an aerial image of the site, pages from a July 1992 article in Northern California Home & Garden, and additional information provided by the current owner.
The seven-acre site of Read's Leap is located in Napa, California. The home features a swimming pool and glass pavilion designed by architect Terryl Lofrano, while the gardens were designed by landscape architect Jack Chandler. Described as an "English garden" with a mixture of annuals and perennials, Read's Leap features a large number of roses. The primary components of the garden include a trellised spa and seating areas, large expanses of lawns, lawn steps used as a seating area, raised garden beds, and a large pond planted with grasses. The site previously had a kidney-shaped swimming pool, a poolhouse with no foundation, random plantings and an undefined lawn.
Persons associated with the property include: Elain Travers (former owner), Terryl Lofrano (architect, Neelex and Lofrano, San Francisco); and Jack Chandler (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Read's Leap related holdings consist of 2 folders (29 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:
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.
Gardens -- California -- Napa  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, File CA226
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens