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Marchand, Russ  Search this
Ganna Walska Lotusland Foundation  Search this
Gavit, E. Palmer, M/Ms  Search this
Steven, Kenton  Search this
Clarke, Humphrey O.  Search this
Smith, George Washington  Search this
Landscape architect:
Theine, Paul George  Search this
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  Search this
Reidel, Peter  Search this
Johnson, Reginald D.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
1 Slide (col.)
Archival materials
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
These 17th century figures came from Madame Walsa's chateau in France and are called "Grotesques." Walska "treated it as a setting for entertainment, adding to the existing European-style layout a huge new swimming pool, a small Elizabethean theater of clipped Monterey cypress, and a topiary garden (Keswick)." "Each has a Walska twist. Grotesque little statues of dwarfs, hunchbacks and coquettes, and mountebanks decorate the theater (Keswick)." Keswick, Maggie. Lotusland, A first view of America's most exotic garden. Connoisseur Magazine.
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.
Open-air theaters  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Garden theaters  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, Item CA048016
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA048: Santa Barbara -- Lotusland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens