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Poulsbo -- Elverhøj

Former owner:
Brauer, Uno Noll, b. 1860  Search this
Brauer, Sara Elizabeth Peterson, b. 1870  Search this
Fluke, John  Search this
Landscape contractor:
Robinson, Daniel  Search this
Gardener:
Kelly, Denise  Search this
Landscape designer:
Yamasaki, Dick  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Elverhøj (Poulsbo, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Kitsap County -- Poulsbo
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, and copies of articles about the garden and the Brauers.
General:
Established in 1980, this ca. 2.5 acre garden lies on a peninsula jutting into Liberty Bay, an arm of Puget Sound. The site was originally homesteaded in 1889. The garden is informal and incorporates as many different species of trees and shrubs as possible, including many dwarf trees. Several large grassy areas include a meadow that is cut two times a year. Above the beach is a long, winding perennial garden that is gradually evolving into a shade garden. Because many of the trees and shrubs are grown from seeds or cutting from friends of the owner or exchanges, the feeling of the garden is changing all the time; it may even eventually evolve into a mixed forest. Challenges with which the owners have had to contend in developing the garden include brush, junk left from previous uses, soil consisting of heavy blue clay and fine glacial silt, and a constant struggle to maintain the view of the sound and the Olympic Mountains. Raised planting areas, a variety of plants resulting in year-round bloom, and the use of evergreen ground covers and dwarf shrubs in many different hues and textures have led to a result that respects and builds on the natural setting, yet incorporates such highlights as water features and a bonsai collection.
Persons associated with the garden include: Uno Noll Brauer and Sara Elizabeth Peterson Brauer and family (former owners, 1889-1975); John Fluke (former owner, 1975-1979); Daniel Robinson (landscape contractor, 1982-1983); Dick Yamasaki (landscape designer, 1980-1981); and Denise Kelly (gardener, 1983 to date).
Related Materials:
Elverhøj related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 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 -- Washington (State) -- Poulsbo  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA027
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Mount Vernon -- Mount Vernon

Creator:
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Mount Vernon
Scope and Contents:
Folders include work sheets, a book, brochures, and copies of articles.
General:
The Washington title to Mount Vernon dates from the original land grant (known as Little Hunting Creek) of 1674 to John Washington. Augustine Washington acquired the property in 1726. The land was then deeded to his son, Lawrence, and renamed Mount Vernon in 1743. The title passed to George Washington, Lawrence's half brother, in 1761.
The house and gardens were repeatedly changed over the course of ownership. The rectangular upper garden was established in 1763 to mirror the garden to the south, which was laid out in 1760. The design followed popular European landscape trends. As design trends changed from the formal to naturalistic, so, too, did Mount Vernon change. The upper garden was expanded and changed in 1785 to a shield shape. The gardens became pleasure gardens as well as utilitarian. After the estate was bought by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, restoration attempts began to bring the estate back to the time of George Washington. The Museum is open to the public.
Persons associated with the property include: John Washington (former owner, 1674); Augustine Washington (former owner, 1726); Lawrence Washington (former owner, 1743); George Washington (former owner, 1761-1799); Bushrod Washington (former owner); John A. Washington, Jr. (former owner, ?-1858); and Mt. Vernon Ladies Association of the Union (owners, 1858-present).
Related Materials:
Mount Vernon related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 glass lantern slides and 33 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 -- Mount Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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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:
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, The Garden Club of America collection.
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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[Miscellaneous Sites in Taxco, Mexico]: a view of Taxco, with the Church of Santa Prisca in the center of the image.

Colorist:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Mexico -- Taxco
Mexico -- Guerrero -- Taxco
Date:
1937 Jan.
General:
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "61."
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:
Church buildings  Search this
Mountains  Search this
Trees  Search this
Roofs  Search this
Tiles  Search this
Cities and towns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MX029004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Mexico / MX029: Taxco -- Unidentified
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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[Compton Wynyates]: gazebo and topiary work.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Compton Wynyates (Tysoe, Warwickshire, England)
United Kingdom -- England -- Warwickshire -- Tysoe
Date:
[between 1925 and 1935]
General:
Compton Wynyates was visited during the Garden Club of America's June 1929 tour to England. A complete copy of the GCA tour itinerary was printed in the Bulletin of the Garden Club of America (Fourth Series, No. 5), September 1929, pp. 6-25.
Historic plate number: "61."
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 -- England -- Warwickshire -- Tysoe  Search this
Gazebos  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ENG007004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / United Kingdom -- England / ENG007: Tysoe -- Compton Wynyates
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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[Miscellaneous Sites in Japan]: looking from a porch or pavilion across a pond garden in an unidentified location.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Japan
Date:
1935 May.
General:
Historic plate number: "61."
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:
Porches  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Bonsai  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA006046
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA006: Unidentified -- Miscellaneous Sites in Japan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref4759

[Château de Courances]: parterre garden and water feature.

Architect:
Destailleur, Hippolyte Alexandre Gabriel Walter, 1822-1893  Search this
Landscape architect:
Duchêne, Achille, 1866-1947  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Château de Courances (Courances, Essonne, France)
France -- Ile-de-France -- Essonne Department -- Courances
Date:
1936 Jul.
General:
Historic plate number: "61."
Historic plate caption: "French Gardens."
The château was visited by the Garden Club of America's tour of French gardens on July 2, 1936.
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:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Gates  Search this
Urns  Search this
Standard  Search this
Walkways  Search this
People  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Gardens -- France -- Courances  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FR022014
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / France / FR022: Courances -- Château de Courances
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Brook Farm

Creator:
Norman, Bradford, M/Ms  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:
Rhode Island -- Newport
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The slides were commissioned by Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss Sr. The house burned to the ground in 1970.
Historic plate number: "5; 23."
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:
Gates -- Iron  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Orchards  Search this
Apples  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI010001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island / RI010: Newport -- Brook Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10604

Harbour Court

Creator:
Brown, John Nicholas, M/Ms  Search this
Brown, John Nicholas, Jr  Search this
Brown, Anne Seddon Kinsolving  Search this
Landscape architect:
Blossom, Harold Hill, 1879-1935  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  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:
Rhode Island -- Newport
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The slides were commissioned by Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss Sr. Phelps, Harriet Jackson. Newport in Flower. Newport, RI: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1979, p. 128-130. The garden was awarded the gold medal for Landscape Design at an Architectural League Exhibition. The Book of Gardens and Gardening. Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1924.
Historic plate number: "46; 61."
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:
Summer  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Streams  Search this
Garden houses  Search this
Trees  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Water lilies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI028001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island / RI028: Newport -- Harbour Court
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10689

Magnolia Plantation & Gardens

Creator:
Matthews, Maurice, Capt  Search this
Fox, Stephen  Search this
Drayton, Thomas, Jr. & Anne  Search this
Drayton, William, Judge  Search this
Drayton, Thomas Glen  Search this
Grimke, Sarah Drayton  Search this
Drayton, John Grimke, Rev  Search this
Hastie, Julie Drayton  Search this
Hastie, C. Norwood  Search this
Hastie, John Drayton  Search this
Ashley River  Search this
Hastie, C. Norwood, Jr  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Scott, John Duer  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:
South Carolina -- Charleston
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Charleston County -- Charleston
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "John Duer Scott."
Historic plate number: "[61 crossed out in graphite]."
Historic plate caption: "Views of Charleston, S.C."
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
Ponds  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Spanish moss  Search this
Trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC007013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC007: Charleston -- Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12603

Forest -- Poplar Forest

Architect:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Landscape architect:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Former owner:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Jefferson, Martha Wayles Skelton, 1748-1782  Search this
Hutter family  Search this
Watts, James O., Jr. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Poplar Forest (Forest, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Bedford County -- Forest
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles about the site, site plans, brochures, and additional information about the house and garden.
General:
Situated between Lynchburg and Bedford, Virginia, Poplar Forest was a nearly 5,000-acre plantation inherited by Thomas Jefferson and his wife Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson from her father, John Wayles, in 1773. Martha Jefferson died in 1782, and it was only in 1806 that Thomas Jefferson began to design and build the Palladian-influenced house and gardens that still exist today. Serving as a retirement retreat during Jefferson's lifetime, the property was sold in 1828, two years after his death. It remained in private ownership until 1983, when a nonprofit corporation acquired it and began a process of archaeological and documentary research leading to its ongoing restoration. Jefferson's landscape design featured a circular road lined by paper mulberry trees, earthen mounds flanking the house, oval shrub beds, and a sunken lawn. Native trees, such as the tulip poplars from which the property takes its name (several of which survive from Jefferson's time), were planted throughout the grounds. The three images in the Archives of American Gardens' collection document the property at the time when it was still a private residence owned by the Hutter family and somewhat altered from Jefferson's original design. In addition, land sales over the years have reduced the size of the property to a mere fraction of its original size.
Persons associated with the property include Thomas Jefferson (architect, landscape architect, former owner, 1773-1826); Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (former owner, 1773-1782); the Hutter family (former owners, ca. 1828-1946); and Mr. and Mrs. James O. Watts, Jr. (former owners, 1946-1983).
Related Materials:
Poplar Forest related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 lantern 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 -- Forest  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA068
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18821

Kenmore

Creator:
Lewis, Fielding, Col.  Search this
Lewis, Fielding, Mrs.  Search this
Lewis, John  Search this
Lewis, John, Mrs.  Search this
Maund, James  Search this
Barton, Seth  Search this
Thorton, John T.  Search this
Gordon, Samuel  Search this
Slaughter, Franklin  Search this
Beardsley, William  Search this
Barton, William S.  Search this
Howard, William Key  Search this
Fleming, Vivian Minor  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:
Virginia -- Fredericksburg
United States of America -- Virginia -- City of Fredericksburg -- Fredericksburg
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
No 35 mm slide.
Historic plate number: "61."
Historic plate caption: "Kenmore."
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:
Winter  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Box  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA064001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA064: Fredericksburg -- Kenmore
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19271

Cabell Garden

Creator:
Cabell, Henry F. Mrs  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Oregon -- Portland
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Date:
1935.
Local Call Number(s):
12236
General:
Further sources of information include: Gardens of America by the Garden Club of America, page 61. 1935.
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:
Hillside planting  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Weeping willow  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OR028001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon / OR028: Portland -- Cabell Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10251

Philadelphia -- Jenks Garden (Jenks-Carrie Garden)

Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Jenks, John Story, Mrs., Jr.  Search this
Jenks, John Story, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Zantzinger, C. C.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Marzocco, Sharon  Search this
Smith, Martin  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jenks-Carrie Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 1 35mm slide (reproduction), 61 digital images and 2 folders.
General:
This 2.56 acre garden, established in 1912, was designed by the Olmsted Brothers for John Storey Jenks Jr. Jenks hired a leading Philadelphia firm of Zantzinger, Borie, and Medary, Architects, to design and build the Colonial Revival house during the years of 1908 and 1912. The overall property design is open, naturalistic, and blends into the edge of the Wissahickon Park and the watershed of the Wissahickon Creek. The garden is bordered on three sides by streets. One of the long borders is a monumental historic stone wall made of Wissahickon schist, a natural stone from the Wissahickon Valley.
The house is partially screened from the street by a large bed of rhododendrons, azaleas, evergreens, magnolias, mountain laurels, etc. As you enter the property, one sees a possibly 100 year old Cercidiphyllum japonica tree. The driveway curves into a circular approach to the house with the interior of the circle heavily planted with rhododendrons, mountain laurels, and two cedar trees. There is a diagonal grass path through the circle. To the west of the driveway is a grassy open space that gradually slopes to a flatter section which has a historic staircase with an ornamental cast iron gate serving as street entrance. This open space has deep borders of rhododendrons, azaleas, dogwoods, red buds, magnolias including a cucumber magnolia and a young Chesnut tree. There is a historic 1913 Olmsted designed rock garden positioned in the north corner of the garden. At the northeast corner of the property, there is another historic flight of steps from the street into the garden with an ornate historic ornamental iron gate. There is an exterior planted bed adjacent to this staircase entrance. In the northern section of the garden, a new open space serves as a bee apiary.
The property features a classical long formal garden with 10' foot perennial beds, framed by Arborvitae 'Emerald Green' on both sides of a grass parterre. The focal point of the main garden axis from the bluestone terrace is a grouping of free standing, historic walls. Adjacent to the formal garden, a covered outdoor swimming pool was built in the 1970's. On the east side of the formal garden are two enclosed vegetable gardens. The gardens are outlined in concrete walls covered with espaliered apple and pear trees. As one walks from the vegetable gardens, one enters the service area. Zantzinger, Borie, and Medary designed a series of connected out buildings in 1912. A dovecote sits on top of a potting shed and holds up a delightful hexagonal plan cupola with a weathervane. During the 1970's, the northwest part of the house was extended to add a one story garden room. A shallow terrace is located at the front of this garden room and has a staircase down into the garden. The recent owner added a new crescent shaped dwarf evergreen bed with two levels just below the formal garden. There is a small flight of stone steps to the flat grass area on top of the evergreen bed.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. And Mrs. John S. Jenks Jr. (former owners, 1908-1947); Mr. And Mrs. Morton Jenks (former owners, 1947-1956/1966-1984); Mr. And Mrs. Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. (former owners, 1956-1966); John Story Jenks and Charon H. Jenks (former owners, 1984-1996); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1908-1912); Zantzinger, Borie, Medary (architects, 1908-1912); Martin Smith (landscape designer, 1996); Sharon Marzocco (landscape designer 1996).
Varying form: Jenks-Carrie Garden
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03479, John Story Jenks Jr.
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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA020
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[Old Economy Village]

Creator:
Rapp, George, 1757-1847  Search this
Harmony Society  Search this
Harmony Society Historical Association  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  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:
Pennsylvania -- Ambridge
Old Economy Village (Ambridge, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Beaver County -- Ambridge
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "61."
Historic plate caption: "Harmony; Garden House. Pa."
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:
Summer  Search this
Garden houses  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Follies (Architecture)  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Ambridge  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA005002
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Winston-Salem -- Reynolda Gardens

Owner:
Wake Forest University  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Buckenham & Miller  Search this
Horticulturalist:
Conrad, Robert  Search this
Architect:
Keen, Charles Barton  Search this
Former owner:
Reynolds, Katharine Smith, 1880-1924  Search this
Reynolds, R. J. (Richard Joshua), 1906-1964  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reynolda Gardens (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Forsyth -- Winston-Salem
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes photocopies of articles, images, transcript of a lecture and thesis by Sherold D. Hollingsworth, brochures, and other information.
General:
Reynolda was the county house estate of the founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Robert Joshua Reynolds, and his wife, Katharine Smith Reynolds, comprising nearly 1,100 acres that included a 38,000 square foot house built for them by architect Charles Barton Keen. Reynolda was primarily conceived by Katharine Reynolds to include a family home with gardens, a village within the estate that housed the twenty families that worked on the self-contained estate, a 350-acre dairy, grain and vegetable farm, a 19-acre golf course with grazing sheep, and woodlands with thousands of daffodils. Before the house and formal gardens were built, Lord and Burnham constructed commercial greenhouses and a large glass conservatory on the property in 1913. Mrs. Reynolds decided to site a four-acre formal garden next to the greenhouses, near the public road, for the benefit of passersby. The first garden designers on the estate were Miller and Buckenham, and then Thomas Sears was brought in to design the viewable greenhouse garden, as well as gardens at the house and boathouse. The boathouse was sited beside the 16-acre artificial Lake Katharine created by Miller and Buckenham's stone-faced dam. The lake has since partially filled with silt and become a wetlands habitat.
Thomas Sears' 1917 formal greenhouse garden was divided into two rectangles, an approximately two-acre formal rose and perennial garden, and next to it another two-acre garden for fruit, flowers and vegetables. Grass panels that divided and surrounded the formal gardens were known as the sunken garden. The original rose garden was divided into four parterres, two planted with roses, one for blue and yellow flowers and the last for pink and white flowers. There were grass panels between the parterres with a double row of Japanese cedar trees on the horizontal axis. Rows of Japanese weeping cherry trees and southern magnolias were planted as a perimeter; later the trees shaded the rose garden to the extent that it had to be replanted when the garden was restored in 1997. Each axis of the two formal gardens ended in an attractive terminus, a feature of many of Sears' designs. These included pergolas and Japanese-styled teahouses for Katharine Reynolds, who wanted to include trees and features from Japanese gardens. Like the rose garden, the design of the fruit and vegetable garden was geometric with a central feature. At the time of its restoration, a large section of this garden was replanted with All-America selection roses, other flowers and herbs.
In the 1930's daughter Mary Reynolds Babcock and her stockbroker husband Charles Babcock bought her siblings' shares in the house and rehired Thomas Sears to redesign the gardens. Renovations to the house included moving the original central entrance to the side of the house, and new gardens were needed in front. A tulip and chrysanthemum garden was designed, with pink, white, blue and purple tulips and forget-me-nots complementing the colors of the new flagstone terrace. Summer flowers included heliotrope, plumbago, salvia, nicotiana, snapdragons and annual phlox, although heliotrope did not flourish in hot weather. Red, yellow, bronze, copper and terra cotta chrysanthemums were planted in autumn. Sears suggested poinsettias, camellias, chrysanthemums, gardenias and begonia semperflorens for a winter garden, but they were not winter hardy and were used for holiday decorations inside the house. Sears also designed a study garden in 1916, which comprises a patio with a recessed pool, stone benches and extensive plantings of rhododendrons and other flowering shrubs, a canopy of flowering magnolias, dogwood and crape myrtles, and an understory of ground covers, lilies, hosta, ferns and daffodils.
Reynolda is now the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The gardens were donated to Wake Forest University in the 1960's by the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.
Persons associated with this property include R.J. (Robert Joshua) Reynolds (c. 1850-1918) and Katharine Smith Reynolds Johnston (1880-1924) (former owners, 1909-1924); Mary Reynolds Babcock and Charles Babcock (former owners, 1935-1953); Wake Forest College, later University (owner beginning in 1958); Louis L. Miller and Horatio R. Buckenham (landscape designers, 1911-1913); Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1965) (landscape architect 1915-1917, 1930s); Robert Conrad (horticulturalist, c. 1910-1960); Charles Barton Keen (architect, 1912-1917).
Related Materials:
Reynolda Gardens related holdings consist of 3 folders (61 glass plate negatives, and 4 35mm slides)
Additional materials also located in the Library and Estate Archives of the Reynolda House at Wake Forest University.
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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC010
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Zoar State Memorial

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Drawings
Place:
Ohio -- Zoar
United States of America -- Ohio -- Tuscarawas County -- Zoar
Date:
[1930?]
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:
Greenhouses  Search this
Picket fences  Search this
Publications  Search this
State parks  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH185001
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Hillsborough -- Montrose

Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Graham, William A.  Search this
Graham, Susan Washington  Search this
Landscape gardener:
Paxton, Thomas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Montrose (Hillsborough, North Carolina)
United States -- North Carolina -- Orange -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 47 digital images.
General:
A 61-acre property is comprised of woodlands and numerous garden rooms, some with layouts that date back to the mid-19th century. The rock garden has remains of the original rocks and lilies of the valley. A fenced sunny garden behind one of many outbuildings is planted for color. A large kitchen garden has been subdivided but honors the original layout. Newer rooms are called the May Garden, Tropical Garden, Aster Border, Color Garden, Moonlight Garden, Jo's Memorial Garden, and Blue and Yellow Garden. Other early gardens rooms include a serpentine boxwood hedge planted in the 1920's and a circle garden on the approach to the house. Venerable trees include a massive juniper, oaks and redwoods, and the trees and varieties of shrubs complement the 1898 main house on a hill and the woodland garden. There are more than 20 named garden rooms or walks, ten historic outbuildings, and newer features that include cold frames, greenhouses, a lath house that provides shade, and deer fencing around 30 acres. The owners ran a small mail order nursery selling rare plants for about 10 years. In 1930 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) terraced the woodlands to control erosion. In 2001 Montrose was added to The National Register of Historic Places; that same year the owners deeded development rights for 50 acres to the North Carolina Triangle Land Conservancy and began planning a preservation project garden with the Garden Conservancy.

The Woodland Garden was started in 1985 on about 20 terraced acres planted with thousands of bulbs that included daffodils, trilliums, bloodroot, selaginella and wood hyacinths from the owner's mother's garden. Snowdrops proliferate along a walk and in the woods, followed by hellebores, rhododendron, Christmas orchids and cyclamen in August. Maple, beech, oak, sweet gum, hickory and walnut with understory dogwood and redbud provide shade and are filled with the sounds of birds. The informal woodland is the "soul" of the owner's garden. Other features throughout the gardens include a hand-made rustic trellis, antique urns and iron fencing, and large iron utilitarian farm pots that are planted with favorites from year to year.

Persons associated with the garden include: Kirkland (former owner, 1799- ); William A. and Susan Washington Graham and family members (former owners, 1842-1977); Thomas Paxton (landscape gardener, 1842)
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 -- North Carolina -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC093
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New York -- The Jones' Wood Garden

Architect:
Hewitt, Edwin S.  Search this
Former owner:
Burlingham, Charles C. (Charles Culp), 1858-1959  Search this
Bell, Gordon Knox  Search this
Gerry, Elbridge T.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Jones' Wood Garden (New York, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, articles, a narrative history, a planting plan and a features plan.
General:
A common garden, 100 feet north to south and 120 feet east to west, it is bordered by six houses on each of two streets on the Upper East Side. The name refers to an area once owned by the family of Edith "Jones" Wharton, who acquired the land in 1790. Architect Edwin S. Hewitt bought the developed twelve brownstones in 1919. He removed the walls and fences separating the backyards to create a single common area to be shared by all the owners, called the "Gerry Gardens" for a previous owner. Hewitt unified the architecture of the houses by installing planting beds, pathways, fountains, and pools, and set up the covenants to allow no structural additions. The garden is one of the few protected open green spaces left in the midst of high rises and a dense population. The trees, including an America elm, form an umbrella over formal beds of taxus, ilex, hostas and ivy. An upper terrace includes a large fountain with sculptured figure in the center. The lower terrace contains a pool and mask wall fountain. The surrounding area--once a large reflecting pool--was bricked over. Few changes have been made to the property since the first design.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Robert and Louise Matilda Livingston (builders of twelve houses, late 1850s-1869); Edwin S. Hewitt (architect, 1919); Kennett Lynch & Sons (statuary and fountain figure, 1960s and 1997); Frances D. Dewey (head gardener, 1980-2000); Susan Murray (lighting, 1986); and Chris Stager ("Swiss Capes" fountain restoration, 1997). List of owners' names in 1921 included in documentation.
Related Materials:
The Jones' Wood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 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: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Gardens -- New York -- Manhattan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY860
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Cowdin Garden

Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Creator:
Cowdin, Winthrop, Mrs  Search this
Bedford Garden Club  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:
Cowdin Garden (Chappaqua, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Chappaqua
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Property has been subdivided several times. Adjoins Reader's Digest headquarters.
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena."
Historic plate number: "61."
Historic plate caption: "Mrs. Winthrop Cowdin."
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:
Summer  Search this
Gates  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Gazing globes  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Benches  Search this
Roses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY039002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
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