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Stratford -- Stratford Hall Plantation

Birthplace:
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870  Search this
Landscape architect:
Innocenti, Umberto  Search this
Hopkins, Alden  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Restoration architect:
Kimball, Fiske, 1888-1955  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stratford Hall Plantation (Stratford, Virginia)
Virginia -- Stratford
United States of America -- Virginia -- Westmoreland County -- Stratford
Scope and Contents:
Folders include worksheets, brochures, and copies of articles.
General:
Built ca. 1730, Stratford Hall was home to the Lee family until the early 1800s. Relatives subsequently bought and lived in the property until the turn-of-the-century when the Robert E. Lee memorial Foundation took over the property to restore and open as a museum. In the early 1930s, The Garden Club of Virginia restored the formal East Garden in an eighteenth-century English style. They restored a flat area to a terraced garden enclosed by brick walls. Parterres are outlined with English Box. The West Garden, planned by Innocenti and Webel, is a utilitarian part of the garden planted with vegetables, herbs, fruit trees, and ornamental flowers. The North Vista and Nature Trail are additional parts of the estate.
Persons associated with the property include: Thomas Lee (former owner, ca. 1729-1750); Robert E. Lee (birthplace, 1807); Philip Ludwell Lee (former owner, 1750); Matilda Lee (former owner); Henry Lee (former owner, 1798-1828); Mrs. Starke (former owner); Dr. Richard Stewart (former owner); Robert E. Lee Memorial Foundation (owners, 1929); Morley Jeffers Williams (presenter of restoration plans, 1932); Fiske Kimball (restoration architect, 1939-1940); Umberto Innocenti of Innocenti & Webel (landscape architect, 1941-1955); Garden Club of Virginia (east garden restoration, 1930); Alden Hopkins (landscape architect, 1955-1960); A. G. Smith (landscape architect, 1960-1981); and Ronald L. Wade (superintendent of gardens and grounds, 1981).
Related Materials:
Stratford Hall Plantation related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 glass lantern slides and 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 -- Virginia -- Stratford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA002
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Glass Lantern Slide and Lecture Scripts

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
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:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
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Haverford -- The Grange

Former owner:
Ross, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Grange (Havertown, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Haverford -- Havertown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
General:
Arriving in 1682, Henry Lewis, a Welsh Quaker, named 500 acres "Maen Coch," meaning Red Stone, the name of his village in Wales. Lewis built the first section of the mansion in 1700. Captain John Wilcox bought the property in 1750, added onto the house and changed the name to Grange Hall. Over the years, different owners have added to the mansion and sold off different parcels of the estate. Benjamin R. Hoffman and his wife sold parcels, leaving the current 9.917 acres. Some of these parcels of land became what are now known as Chatham Park and Chatham Village. In 1974 Haverford Township purchased the acreage from Margaret Hoffman's Estate.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Henry Lewis (former owner, 1682-?); Henry Lewis, III. (former owner, ?-1750); Captain John Wilcox (former owner, 1750-1761); Charles Cruikshank (former owner, 1761-1782); Clementina Cruikshank and John Ross (former owners, 1782-1800); John Brinton (former owner, 1811-1816); Manuel Eyre (former owner, 1816-1846); Harriet Eyre and John Ashhurst (resident tenants, 1846-?); Dennis Kelly (former owner, 1848); Mr. and Mrs. John Ashhurst (former owners, 1850-?); Benjamin R. Hoffman (former owner, 1913-1926); Margaret Clawson and Benjamin R. Hoffman (former owners, 1926-?); Martaret Hoffman's Estate (former owner); and Haverford Township (former owner, 1974-present).
Related Materials:
The Grange 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Havertown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA034
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Lafayette Hill -- The Andorra Garden of Mr. and Mrs. George Q. Nichols

Owner:
Nichols, George  Search this
Nichols, Audrey  Search this
Landscape designer:
Peck, Frederick W. G.  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Andorra Garden of Mr. and Mrs. George Q. Nichols (Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Lafayette Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, plant lists, and other information.
General:
Set in a tree-filled valley The Andorra Garden of Mr. and Mrs. George Q Nichols was inspired by English cottage gardens, with an antique stone barn and stone walls as well a formal courtyard created by landscape designer Frederick Peck in the 1950s. The property comprises five acres that once were part of a tree farm and benefits from the remaining mature trees. The recent owners concentrated on growing flowering shrubs, perennials and annuals including New Dawn and Madam Alfred Carriere climbing roses, tree peonies, clematis, climbing and bush hydrangea, Oriental poppies, delphinium, acanthus, hollyhocks, columbines, and foxgloves. Flower arrangements filled the house and were entered into competition at the Philadelphia Flower Show. The design of the garden included flowering borders along axial gravel paths that led between the barn and the house with large swaths of lawn. Borders with roses, clematis and honeysuckle growing up trellises were planted on either side of the eight-foot high stucco walls that enclose the garden. Three arched entries into the old barn are echoed in an antique arch over a doorway in the walls, and in an enormous mirror mounted on the house. The formal courtyard near the house includes a restored octagonal garden bed with a fountain in the center. The stone fireplace from the original kitchen outbuilding is nearby.
Flowers in darker shades of maroon, brown and black were featured in the garden to provide contrast and definition to the spaces. Antique stone benches and wrought iron pieces were featured. A sculpture created from a hoe, rakes, a shovel, watering can, bucket, scythe and other tools mounted on the side of the barn commemorates all the work that went into this garden, and the ones that preceded it.
The area was settled in 1700s by Swiss German farmers and the original farmhouse and barn were built circa 1750. In 1850 Richard Wistar bought the property and named it Andorra Farm. He planted many trees and intended to build a mansion on his estate but died in 1863. In 1882 the property was purchased for further development by Henry Howard Houston and a tree farm was established, later owned and run by the nurseryman William Warner Harper. Although much of the surrounded acreage was sold and developed for housing the Houston family retained ownership of part of the original property. A granddaughter of Henry Houston, Eleanor Houston Smith and her husband Lawrence Smith, donated 100 acres in the 1970s to Fairmount Park. It is now the Wissahickon Environmental Center, and its visitors' center is in a nurseryman's cottage that was built around a sycamore tree although that tree is no longer standing.
Persons associated with the garden include Richard Wistar (former owner, 1850-1863); Henry Howard Houston and family (former owners, beginning in 1882); William Warner Harper (nurseryman and former owner of Andorra Tree Farm, 1920-1934); Lukens family (former owners, beginning in 1929); George and Audrey Nichols (former owners, 1976-2008); Frederick Peck (landscape designer, 1950's).
Related Materials:
The Andorra Garden of Mr. and Mrs. George Q. Nichols related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Lafayette Hill  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA665
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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Amenia -- The Durbridge Garden

Provenance:
Millbrook Garden Club  Search this
Millbrook Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Durbridge Garden (Amenia, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Amenia
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet and copies of plans.
General:
The gardens reflect the interests of the current owner/designer, and include a variety of plants selected for performance and combination use. The garden is meant to illustrate how many traditional elements can work together with contemporary ones. The gardens were created around the buildings, and organized to add interest by the use of "garden rooms." One of the features has been the conversion of an old stone well into a recirculating water feature.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Winchester family (former owners, 1750 - 20th century); and Timothy Mark (sculptor/artist, 2002-present).
Related Materials:
The Durbridge Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 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 York -- Amenia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY868
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New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  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:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/18/1946
General:
No Names for Picture. "Arrangement in recess, red shades predominating." Rhode Island. Goddard, 1750 -1775, Honorable Mention, Mrs. A. Marvin Laidlow, Greenwich, CT.
Mount reads: "Kodachrome Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "[text not legible]."
Historic plate caption: "New York Flower Show 1946; H. M. Rhode Island; Goddard, 1750-1775; by Mrs. A. Marvin Laidlaw; Greenwich, Conn[text obscured]; Arr. in recess red shades predominating (Mon.)."
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
Flower shows  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Tables  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Painting  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208276
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
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New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  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:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/18/1946
General:
No Names for Picture. "Arrangement in recess, orange colors predominating." Rhode Island, Goddard type, 1750 - 1775. 1st prize, Mrs. William D. Davies, Hortulus Garden Club, Greenwich, CT.
Mount reads: "Kodachrome Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "42."
Historic plate caption: "N. Y. Flower Show, 1946; 1st Prize Rhode Island; Goddard Type, 1750-1775; by Mrs. William D. Davies; Hortulus Club, Greenwich, Conn.; Arr in recess, ornage colors predominating."
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
Flower shows  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208280
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
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Archives of American Gardens
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New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  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:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/18/1946
General:
No Names for Picture. "Arrangement in recess, purple colors predominating." Virginia, Queen Anne, 1750 -1800, 3rd prize, Mrs. Erik A. Thomee, Hortulus Garden Club.
Mount reads: "Kodachrome Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "29."
Historic plate caption: "New York Flower Show 1946; 3rd Prize Virginia; Queen Anne, 1750-1800; by Mrs. Erik A. Thomee; Hortulus Club, Greenwich, Conn.; Arr against wall, purple shades predominating (Fri.)."
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
Flower shows  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Tables  Search this
Candles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208286
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
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New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  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:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/18/1946
General:
No Names for Picture. "Arrangement against wall, yellow colors predominating." Virginia, Queen Anne, 1750 - 1800, 2nd prize, Mrs. Holt Lowry, Washington, CT.
Mount reads: "Kodachrome Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "10A."
Historic plate caption: "N. Y. Flower Show, 1946; 2nd Prize Virginia; Queen Anne-1750-1800; By mrs. Holt Lowry; Washington, Conn.; Arr against wall, yellow colors predominating."
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
Flower shows  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208288
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28599

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  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:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/18/1946
General:
No Names for Picture. "Arrangement in recess wall, yellow colors predominating." Rhode Island, Goddard, 1750 - 1775. 2nd prize, Mrs. David Dyche, Rye, New York.
Mount reads: "Kodachrome Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "12 B."
Historic plate caption: "N. Y. Flower Show, 1946; 2nd Prize - Rhode Island; Goddard Type, 1750-1775; By Mrs. David Dyche; Rye, N.Y. [text obscured]; Arr in recess, yellow colors predominating."
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
Flower shows  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Tables  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Candles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208291
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28602

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  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:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/18/1946
General:
No Names for Picture. "Arrangement against wall, yellow colors predominating." Virginia, Queen Anne, 1750 - 1800, 3rd prize, Mrs. Robert C. Bourne, Morristown, N. J.
Historic plate number: "21."
Historic plate caption: "New York Flower Show, 1946; 3rd Prize - Virginia; Queen Anne, 1750-1800; Arr against wall, green shades predominating; by Mrs. Robert C. Bourne; Morristown, N. J."
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
Flower shows  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Tables  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208295
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28606

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  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:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/18/1946
General:
No Names for Picture. "Arrangement in recess, green colors predominating." Rhode Island, Goddard, 1775, 2nd prize, Mrs. Herman D. Ruhm, Jr., Fairfield, CT.
Mount reads: "Kodachrome Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "26 B."
Historic plate caption: "N. Y. Flower Show, 1946; 2nd Prize - Rhode Island; Goddard Type, 1750-1775; By Mrs.Herman D. Ruhm, Jr.; Fairfield, [text obscured]; Arr in recess, green colors predominating."
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
Flower shows  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Tables  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208298
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28609

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  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:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/18/1946
General:
No Names for Picture. "Arrangement against wall, white predominating" Virginia Queen Anne, 1750-1800. 2nd prize, Mrs. Clarence P. Hanly, Stamford, CT.
Mount reads: "Kodachrome Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "15 A."
Historic plate caption: "N. Y. Flower Show, 1946; 2nd Prize - Virginia; Queen Anne, 1750-1800; By Mrs. Clarence P. Hanly; Stamford, [text obscured]; Arr against wall, white predominating."
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
Flower shows  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Tables  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Painting  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208302
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
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Port Murray -- Well-Sweep Herb Farm

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Well-Sweep Herb Farm (Port Murray, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Warren County -- Mansfield -- Port Murray
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of an article about the garden, and related materials.
General:
Since 1970 Well-Sweep Herb Farm has been providing herbs, herbal products, and dried flowers to the public. Under continuous ownership by the Hyde family, it is one of the largest collections of herbs and perennials in the country, with over 1750 varieties. There are butterfly, herb, medicinal, perennial, and rock gardens, as well as topiary. The formal herb garden includes a knot garden and displays 39 basils, 81 lavenders, 56 rosemarys, 109 thymes, and 79 scented-leaf geranium varieties.
Related Materials:
Well-Sweep Herb Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (12 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
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 -- Port Murray  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ199
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Jaffrey -- Thoron Gardens at Harkness Farm

Provenance:
Garden Club of Dublin (New Hampshire)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Cheshire -- Jaffrey
Thoron Gardens at Harkness Farm (Jaffrey, New Hampshire)
Scope and Contents:
18 digital images (2018) and 1 file folder.
General:
Thoron Gardens were designed for approximately 12 acres including the house and antique barn on this 118-acre woodland property. The owner had studied English and Irish gardens; following a trip in 2006 to look at English winter gardens planting for seasonal interest became the defining concept of her garden designs. Her sixteen plus garden rooms include wide English style borders, curved French style flower beds and French blue painted furniture and structures, boxwood borders and hedges, consideration of height, color and texture in the choice of perennials, whimsy, and clear separation between garden rooms and woodlands. The drive garden is a perennial border with varieties chosen for bright colors, which are repeated in potted annuals in the entry court garden that is punctuated by a line of tall thuja. The old stagecoach road in front of the house has a low stone wall backed by the roadside garden with layers of trees, shrubs and perennials, featuring varieties of ligularia, a stand of rhododendron and a stone sculpture of a head planted with vines for hair. A kitchen and cutting garden on one side of the house contains herbs, a border of bright annuals and castor beans for height. A winter garden for seasonal interest has red twig dogwood and ornamental grasses.

The curved French-style beds are densely planted with lilies, Artemisia, aster, dahlias, ironweed, and ornamental grasses back by a border of shrubs to separate ornamental beds from woodlands. The formal boxwood garden is wrapped for winter protection. Nearby a formal rose garden is planted in boxwood parterres. A gazebo is sited next to the grove of river birches and a 20-foot-long protective fence planted with climbing roses. The vegetable and cutting garden has four planted quadrants with Swiss chard, artichokes, lettuces, cabbages and dahlias chosen for their colors and textures. Some vegetables are planted inside a blue screened structure that protects the plants from pests. On the other side of a stone wall there is another ornamental border called Clare's garden with colorful perennials and boxwood hedges. A nearby apple and pear orchard includes a few ancient trees. A barn built in 1733 is the focal point for a garden bed that exemplifies color, height and texture. Other garden rooms include one planted with thousands of daffodils for spring and sugar maples for fall color. A shaded hosta garden is a recent addition, and area around a beaver pond has been cleared for future planting.

Persons associated with the garden include: James Caldwell (former owner, 1760- ); James Harkness, Robert Harkness (former owners, c.1750- ,1780- ); S. B. Lawrence (former owner, 1850- ); Cummings French, Henry Cummings French (former owners, 1856- ); Russell Bunce Henchman, Russell Bunce Henchman, Jr. (former owners, 1890- ); Atilla (sic) Manzoni and family (former owners, 1931-1947); Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lindquist (former owners, 1947- ); Mr. and Mrs. Scott (former owners, 1980-1997).
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 -- New Hampshire -- Jaffrey  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH118
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Chestnut Hill -- Boardman Garden

Former owner:
Hammond, John  Search this
Aspinwall, George, Mrs.  Search this
Aspinwall, George  Search this
Aspinwall, Peter, Mr.  Search this
Aspinwall, Peter, Mrs.  Search this
Designer:
Aspinwall, Barbara  Search this
Provenance:
Chestnut Hill Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Boardman Garden (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill
Scope and Contents:
Folder includes a garden plan, with a description and worksheet.
General:
"An early American farm house (dates from the 1670s) sets the tone for this south facing garden bordering a large lawn area enclosed by a puddingstone outcropping. This provides a series of microclimates. The front of the house has a flagstone terrace flanked by a holly tree and a circular perennial bed with azaleas and fothergilla. A wisteria arbor connects the front to the main garden area on the west side of the house. A small brick terrace is surrounded by a shade garden, a large perennial bed divided by a winding brick path, and a square pool with aquatic plants and gold fish.A privet hedge separates a raised vegetable garden. Across the lawn a rock garden is planted in the puddingstone outcropping."
Persons associated with the property include: John Hammond (1750s); Barbara Aspinwall (1920-1930s); Mr. and Mrs. George Aspinwall (1940s); and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Aspinwall (to 1974).
Related Materials:
Boardman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 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 -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA151
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Baltimore -- Mount Clare

Former owner:
Carroll, Charles, 1702-1782  Search this
Owner:
National Society of the Colonial Dames of America  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mount Clare (Baltimore, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet
Former Title:
Georgia Plantation named by Dr. Charles Carroll in 1732.
General:
"In 1756, Charles Carroll, Barrister, began construction of Mount Clare at Georgia Plantation. He named his new summer residence after his grandmother, Mary Clare Dunn, and his sister, Mary Clare Carroll (Maccubbin). The house was built in the Georgian style of soft pink brick, laid in allheader bond, most of which would have been made on the plantation. A series of grass ramps led from the bowling green down shaded terraces or falls. A sweeping view spread across the lower fields to the waters of the Patapsco River, about one mile away. There was a greenhouse with "orange and lemon trees just ready to bear besides which is a new building, a pinery, where the gardener expects some (pineapples) to ripen next summer." Mrs. Carroll had a great interest in horticulture. Contemporary letters indicate that pineapples and broccoli were raised in the pinery and that General Washington wrote Mrs. Carroll asking her advice on plants to grow at Mount Vernon as well as information on the construction and heating of a greenhouse. Entrance to the house on the land side is by the carriage entrance through a columned portico paved with gray and white marble, above which is a chamber with a fine Palladian window." (National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Maryland, website) The museum, in the Carroll Park neighborhood of Baltimore, is open for tours.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles Carroll (former owner, 1750); National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Maryland (owners, 1917-present)
Related Materials:
Mount Clare related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 35 mm. slide, glass photonegatives, and glass lantern slides)
See others in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection, 1900-1966.
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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD006
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
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Old Lyme -- Duck Creek

Former owner:
Knudsen, Arvid O.  Search this
Hyde, J. A. Lloyd  Search this
Hyde, J. Hindon  Search this
Landscape designer:
Martin, Chester W.  Search this
Nurseryman:
Barstis, Joe  Search this
Gardener:
Barstis, Joe  Search this
Provenance:
New London Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Duck Creek (Old Lyme, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New London County -- Old Lyme
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, a plant list, and additional information about the garden and designer Chester W. Martin.
General:
This garden site was established in 1940 on four acres of rugged granite outcroppings and meadow bordering a salt meadow in southeastern Connecticut. The original owner, Norwegian-born Arvid O. Knudsen, was an antiquarian, collector, world traveller, and lifelong student of architecture. He salvaged the Georgian post office in New London, CT, and brought it all--old bricks, urns, and cupola--20 miles west to his plot of land in Old Lyme. He rebuilt it into a house of his own design, giving it the facade of a 1750 Connecticut Valley Chippendale doorway. In the back of the property he carved into the land a formal green and white grass garden, complete with in-ground swimming pool, boxed in with arborvitae. A sunshading gazebo was the focal point of the base of the garden at the edge of the pool. A decade later, Mr. Knudsen's friend, J. A. Lloyd Hyde, became owner of the country estate. He maintained the gardens and grounds in their original design except for the gazebo, which he rebuilt into a pillared gazebo in memory of his friend.
In 1981 Mr. Hyde's nephew, J. Hindon Hyde, assumed ownership of the property and a few years later sold it to the current owners. With great respect to Mr. Knudsen's original design, the present owners redesigned the formal lawn garden in a number of ways. The walkways were removed and turf installed and forsythia planted in place of the arborvitae border. A garden of ornamental grasses, perennials, and annuals graces the entry of the pillared gazebo in place of the in-ground swimming pool. A parade of fruit trees parallel each other down the center of the lawn garden to where the original wide, baroque fountain stands surrounded by another new perennial garden. Many of the original classic white marble urns and garden statues decorate the garden and 40-year-old espaliered pear trees flourish along the terrace of the back wall of the peach-brick house.
Persons associated with the garden include: Arvid O. Knudsen (former owner, 1940-1950); J. A. Lloyd Hyde (former owner, 1950-1981); J. Hindon Hyde (former owner, 1981-1984); Chester W. Martin (landscape designer, 1940-1950s); and Joe Barstis (nurseryman and gardener, 1940-1950s).
Related Materials:
Duck Creek related holdings consist of 2 folders (19 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 -- Connecticut -- Old Lyme  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT125
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Warren -- Marsh-Whitlock Farm

Former owner:
Marsh, Ebenezer  Search this
Whitlock, Samuel  Search this
Gritman, Zebulon  Search this
Sculptor:
Weisman, Gary  Search this
Artist:
Hill, Nathaniel  Search this
Provenance:
Washington Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Marsh-Whitlock Farm (Warren, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Litchfield County -- Warren
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and abbreviated garden plan.
General:
The gardens on this 80-acre property were created and are maintained by the current owners. Established in 1976, the gardens include an enclosed (circle in a square) dooryard garden; a fenced "Grandmother's Garden," centered on a sundial; a potager; and a woodland garden with a collection of species primula raised from seed. Other landscape features include ponds, barns, meadows, and fruit trees. The gardens complement the house, a saltbox built in 1738.
Persons associated with the garden include: Samuel Whitlock and descendants (former owners, ca. 1750); Ebenezer Marsh (former owner, ca. 1758); Zebulon Gritman and descendants (former owners, ca. 1833); Gary Weisman (sculptor, 1997-1998); and Nathaniel Hill (artist, 1998).
Related Materials:
Marsh-Whitlock Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 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 -- Connecticut -- Warren.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT196
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
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Washington -- Sprain Brook Farm

Garden designer:
Middlebrook, Georgia  Search this
Former owner:
Pomroy, Ted  Search this
Hammond, John S.  Search this
Hollister, Sherman  Search this
Provenance:
Washington Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sprain Brook Farm (Washington, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a drawing of the feautures of the garden.
Varying Form:
Middlebrook Farm.
General:
The gardens of Sprain Brook Farm, surround a home built in 1750. Established in 1970, the gardens have evolved over time to complement the farm house and barn on the property. Garden features include a silver foliage herb garden growing around a sundial, a crow's foot pattern Colonial garden, a salad garden under a pair of espaliered pear trees, an old rose garden near a pond, and a large perennial border.
The garden also features a number of Bill Heise metal sculptures and five bridges over waterways.
The garden has been featured on The Garden Conservancy tours.
Persons associated with the garden include: Sherman Hollister (dates unknown), John S. Hammond (dates unknown), Theodore Pomeroy (dates unknown), Georgia Middlebrook (garden designer, 1970-present).
Related Materials:
Sprain Brook Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 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 -- Connecticut -- Washington.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT138
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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