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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.

Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Stege, Friede  Search this
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Extent:
Photographic prints (color, 4 x 6 inches)
Photographic prints (black and white, 3 1/2 x 5 inches)
Photographic prints (black and white, 8 x 10 inches)
Contact sheets (black and white)
35mm slides (photographs) (color, 2 x 2 inches)
Negatives, 35mm negatives (color)
Negatives (black & white, 4 x 5 inches)
Negatives, 120mm negatives (black and white, 2 x 2 inches)
Film transparency (color, 4 x 5 inches)
Transparencies, 120mm transparencies (color, 2 x 2 inches)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Film transparencies
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Photographs
Color photographs
Negatives
Slides (photographs)
Contact sheets
Black-and-white negatives
Date:
circa 1960-1994
Summary:
The Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection documents the work of Molly Adams, a free-lance garden photographer who photographed hundreds of private and public gardens, many of them in the mid-Atlantic region, from the late 1950s through the mid-1990s. It includes slides, photographic prints, negatives and transparencies. A significant number of images document the work of landscape designers Nelva M. Weber, Alice Recknagel Ireys, and Friede Stege. Roughly 50 gardens do not have an identified location. Some images have captions and other information written on them.
Scope and Contents:
The Maida Babson Adams American Gardens Collection includes a total of 7,606 images documenting close to 400 gardens photographed by Molly Adams from the 1950s to the 1990s. Although most images document gardens in New Jersey, the collection also includes gardens in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Pennsylvania. While the vast majority of gardens in the collection are private, there are also some public gardens and venues like the Frelinghuysen Arboretum in New Jersey, the International Flower Show in New York City, and the White House in Washington, D.C. A number of gardens were photographed during organized garden or horticultural tours or annual meetings of the Garden Club of America. A significant number of images document the work of landscape designers Alice Ireys, Nelva Weber, and Friede Stege. Approximately 85 gardens in the collection are unidentified as to their location and/or client. Relatively few images are captioned or dated; Adams often labeled a film envelope or back of a photograph or contact sheet with just a client surname and the designer (if it was Ireys, Weber, or Stege). In some cases, additional information about a garden's location or owner's full name was gleaned from the finding aids for the Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers or the Nelva Weber Papers. Some images were accompanied by clippings from newspapers or magazines that featured one or more related images by Adams; most of these clippings date from the 1950s and 1960s. There is also a file of general clippings of Adams' work; many of these do not identify the garden that is shown.

Most of the images are black and white, though there are a number taken in color. Adams' contact sheets and photo envelopes were sometimes marked with cropping marks or photo developing notes respectively.
Biographical / Historical:
Molly (Maida Babson) Adams (1918 - 2003) had a 40+ year career as a nationally recognized free-lance garden and wildlife photographer and conservationist. Her images were published under the name "Molly Adams." Adams was born in Orange, New Jersey and lived over fifty years in Mendham Township, New Jersey. As a teenager she became interested in photography; she later attended the New York Institute of Photography and became a member of the New York Camera Club.

Her photographs were featured in numerous newspapers and magazines including the "New York Times," "New York Herald Tribune," "House Beautiful," "Horticulture," "Home Garden," and "Audubon." During the Kennedy administration, she photographed the White House Rose Garden; these photographs were later published in "Flower Grower."

Adams provided hundreds of photographs for "How to Plan and Plant Your Own Property" (1967) by landscape architect Alice Recknagel Ireys and "How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape" (1976) by landscape designer Nelva M. Weber. Her images were also published in books including "The Reader's Digest Practical Guide to Home Landscaping," and "The Complete Illustrated Book of Garden Magic." Adams also occasionally wrote garden-themed articles. A longtime member in the Somerset Hills (NJ) Garden Club, which is part of the Garden Club of America, Adams once served as the latter's official photographer.

In the 1960's Adams' photographs drew attention to conservation issues related to the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in northwestern New Jersey. These widely publicized photographs rallied public support against the proposed destruction of the Great Swamp for the construction of an airport. Adams was also active as a member of the Mendham Township Environmental Commission and the North Jersey Conservation Foundation. In the 1980's she was awarded the Buckley Medal of Merit for Horticultural Achievement by the Garden Club of America for her photographs used in the postcard campaign "Save Our Vanishing Wild Flowers."
Related Archival Materials Note:
The Alice Recknagel Ireys Papers in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, include photographs by Molly Adams.

The Nelva Weber Papers in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections at Cornell University Library in Ithaca, New York, likely include photographs by Molly Adams.
Separated Materials:
The North Jersey History & Genealogy Center at The Morristown & Morris Township Library in New Jersey has a collection of images by Molly Adams showcasing nature scenes and birds.
Provenance:
Adams' family donated her collection of garden images to the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens after her death in 2003.
Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey  Search this
Gardens -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Film transparencies
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Photographs
Color photographs
Negatives
Slides (photographs)
Contact sheets
Black-and-white negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64551e192-9900-4d6c-9a87-0322776b8d93
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-adm
Online Media:

Tuxedo Park -- Sterling Forest Gardens

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sterling Forest Gardens (Tuxedo Park, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Orange County -- Tuxedo Park
Scope and Contents:
2 transparencies; 2 negatives; 5 photoprints.
General:
The Sterling Forest Gardens, also known as the Sterling Forest International Gardens, were developed around 1960 but were closed in 1976. Located in a wooded setting, they were known for displays of spring bulbs and featured formal elements such as European-style fountains.
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
Related Materials:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Tuxedo Park  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY232
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb622bbe70a-fa04-4e2d-b3e6-30d25ef17b33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1466

[Unidentified Garden in New Jersey, No. 3]: back of house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Unidentified Garden No. 3 (New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey
Date:
1973 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Hosta  Search this
Houses  Search this
Roses, climbing  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Millstones  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ417049
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ417: Unidentified Location -- Unidentified Garden in New Jersey, No. 3
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d0eb437d-a955-4bd6-bf2d-fa4d03891243
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1241

New York

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e797e408-13ed-4679-a280-52403a6cb662
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1262

North Castle (Armonk) -- Reynolds Garden

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reynolds Garden (Armonk, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Armonk
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Little is known about this garden in a heavily wooded Westchester County setting. The contemporary house featured a balcony extending the entire length of the second floor, with a brick terrace supported by a massive brick retaining wall at one end. Because of the significant slope of the property the main entrance to the house was on the second floor level, and this relatively flat area featured a brick walkway bordered with spring bulbs and shrubs. Additional garden borders and beds were found elsewhere on the site.
Related Materials:
Reynolds Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (23 safety film negatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Armonk  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY817
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6adb2c512-2461-40a9-b777-4677632cd394
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1264

[Reynolds Garden]: patio and tulip bed, with deck and woods beyond.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Reynolds Garden (Armonk, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Armonk
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Armonk  Search this
Houses  Search this
Patios, brick  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Decks  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs -- sprung metal  Search this
Umbrellas (garden)  Search this
Tables, metal  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY817002
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY817: North Castle (Armonk) -- Reynolds Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c485f8e0-e13f-4297-bea9-59616218f1d4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1265

[Reynolds Garden]: main entrance to house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Reynolds Garden (Armonk, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Armonk
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Armonk  Search this
Houses  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Entrances  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Hyacinths  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY817006
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY817: North Castle (Armonk) -- Reynolds Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb679f30875-126c-47b9-afb9-29988ae86dfc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1266

[Reynolds Garden]: view of house and deck running length of second story.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Reynolds Garden (Armonk, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Armonk
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Armonk  Search this
Houses  Search this
Decks  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY817011
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY817: North Castle (Armonk) -- Reynolds Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d8ee3300-c2e5-4eb5-8f3c-4290841e97cb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1267

[Reynolds Garden]: spring tulips alongside house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Reynolds Garden (Armonk, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Armonk
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Armonk  Search this
Houses  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs -- sprung metal  Search this
Umbrellas (garden)  Search this
Tables, metal  Search this
Patios, brick  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY817017
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY817: North Castle (Armonk) -- Reynolds Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ad89b80d-9789-4980-9ab6-91b8d91f6c23
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1268

[Reynolds Garden]: looking from patio through tulips to woods and neighboring house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Reynolds Garden (Armonk, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Armonk
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Armonk  Search this
Houses  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Trees  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Patios, brick  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY817019
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY817: North Castle (Armonk) -- Reynolds Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fabfd202-7dd4-4ec7-bd2d-b4b72c4d625c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1269

Bedford -- Lockwood Garden

Former owner:
Lockwood, Henrietta Sedgwick  Search this
Lockwood, John E.  Search this
Bulloch family  Search this
Horticulturist:
Zitter, Robin  Search this
Gardener:
Zitter, Robin  Search this
Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lockwood Garden (Bedford, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Bedford
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, an abbreviated garden plan, a plan of the parterre garden, photocopies of articles about the garden, and a letter from Henrietta Lockwood to Nelva M. Weber.
General:
This garden in Westchester County was established in 1938 on an old farm. The owners, John and Henrietta Lockwood, began a process of remodeling, design, and land development that continued for over 60 years until Mrs. Lockwood's death. Growing places may be found throughout the multi-acre property (of the eventual 100+ acres all but 13 have been deeded to a local nature conservancy). A lean-to greenhouse on the north end of the kitchen wing provides the winter display area for streptocarpus, camellias and other potted plants. It is here that seeds of all sorts are sown and grown under fluorescent light until they are large enough to be taken to the much larger greenhouse across the drive. A winding path through a grassy meadow planted with apple trees leads from the house to the flower and vegetable gardens. The site now features a patterned design based on a medieval, four-part parterre garden--two diamond shapes and two round--using bricks as edging for the beds, and also includes four iron umbrella tripods that serve as supports for clematis. Beyond the flower garden is an extensive vegetable garden and berry patch that produce fresh summer harvests for the table as well as the freezer. Many varieties of clematis are found tumbling informally atop stone walls, weaving through bushes and climbing obediently up the tan house walls, reflecting the owner's passion for this plant. Daphne is another particular favorite.
Each fall on the east side of the guest house an ingenious portable greenhouse is erected to house many tender potted plants, particularly winter-flowering camellias. Nearby a rock ledge forms a terrace for the guest house; beyond is a severe drop into the cool, dark woods. Featured plants in this area include yellow corydalis, mimosa trees, ferns, and woodland flowers. Just outside the guest house potted fig trees and an arbor of grapes provide shade. Inside the main house is a tiny greenhouse. To the rear of the house, along the edge of the brick terrace, blue pansies bloom with spring flowers and are later joined by pots of standard fuchsias and roses. The old well house still stands in the middle of a brick terrace surround by white alyssum volunteers. Beautiful clay pots of unusual collected plants are everywhere. This is a perfect country garden with its meadow views and unusual plant combinations, a tribute to its owners' lifelong devotion to its design, development, and care.
Persons associated with the garden include: John E. and Henrietta Sedgwick Lockwood (former owners, 1938-2001); the Bulloch family (former owners, before 1938); Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect); and Robin Zitter (horticulturist and gardener, 1984 to date).
Related Materials:
Lockwood Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (19 35 mm. slides; 2 photoprints; 1 120 mm. transparency; 29 negatives)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Bedford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY464
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60db6d852-3aa2-424c-a92a-4a619fb4aaaa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1271

[Lockwood Garden]: house and terrace area.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Lockwood Garden (Bedford, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Bedford
Date:
1974.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Bedford  Search this
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Trees  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
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Rocks  Search this
Wells  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY464020
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY464: Bedford -- Lockwood Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c26235c2-6411-4bb2-bcc6-8860c327685d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1272

[Lockwood Garden]: brick and stone terrace near house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Lockwood Garden (Bedford, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Bedford
Date:
1974.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Bedford  Search this
Houses  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Stones  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Roofs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY464021
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY464: Bedford -- Lockwood Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a0e0f9ce-7091-4ca4-aace-66ffa4882121
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1273

[Lockwood Garden]: terrace in front of guesthouse, designed by Nelva M. Weber.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Transparency (col., 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Transparencies
Place:
Lockwood Garden (Bedford, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Bedford
Date:
1974.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Bedford  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Stones  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Guesthouses  Search this
Trees  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY464051
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY464: Bedford -- Lockwood Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a507a93e-55c1-4c71-8453-7ce5800c53f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1274

Brooklyn -- Broughton Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Broughton, Philip F., 1893-1974  Search this
Broughton, Esther T., b. 1896  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Broughton Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Located in Brooklyn Heights, this home garden was designed by Alice Recknagel Ireys. Working within a narrow, confined space, she prepared a design that provided variety in texture and plant material. A more formal bricked area near the house featured urns and a cast-iron bench. Beyond this was a more naturalistic part of the garden, with white birch trees marking the division between the two spaces. Wooden fencing and latticework provided support for climbing plants and the background for a large birdhouse.
Related Materials:
Broughton Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 contact prints; 2 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY1023
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69a6d2664-c9d9-49dc-8ef8-3ac1e182e5db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1276

[Broughton Garden]: landscape architect Alice Ireys in the garden.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact print (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Place:
Broughton Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Date:
1964 Sep.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Benches, iron  Search this
Urns  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Geraniums  Search this
Birch  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY1023002
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY1023: Brooklyn -- Broughton Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb696f0c38a-01ed-4916-b0bc-2c25a25c10e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1277

[Broughton Garden]: view of garden and bench.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact print (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Place:
Broughton Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Date:
1964 Sep.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Benches, iron  Search this
Urns  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Geraniums  Search this
Birch  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY1023003
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY1023: Brooklyn -- Broughton Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb672609fdc-3472-4580-993d-19aa567ac8ad
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1278

[Broughton Garden]: view of garden looking toward house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact print (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Place:
Broughton Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Date:
1964 Sep.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Urns  Search this
Geraniums  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY1023004
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY1023: Brooklyn -- Broughton Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb671df18b7-d979-4fd9-abcf-b68de96e049e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1279

[Broughton Garden]: garden view, with wall and adjacent buildings.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact print (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
1 Photographic print (black-and-white, 7 3/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Broughton Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Date:
1964 Sep.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Urns  Search this
Geraniums  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY1023005
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY1023: Brooklyn -- Broughton Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb659bd645a-d1b5-4bf8-9246-37f54723ec07
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1280

[Broughton Garden]: looking across garden.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact print (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
1 Photographic print (black-and-white, 7 1/4 x 9 1/16 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Photographic prints
Place:
Broughton Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Date:
1964 Sep.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Urns  Search this
Geraniums  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Trees  Search this
Birch  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Benches, iron  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY1023006
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY1023: Brooklyn -- Broughton Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6151f8251-86ae-4522-b23a-f1bfccb5a0bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1281

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