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Far Hills -- Vila Garden

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
Vila, George R., d. 1987  Search this
Vila, Betty  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Vila Garden (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Designed by Nelva M. Weber, this was the garden of George R. and Betty Vila. At the rear of the Colonial-style house Weber created a brick wall to enclose and separate a lawn and garden area from adjacent outbuildings and the open countryside. An elevated, brick-walled terrace with outdoor seating and brick walkways helped to unify the design. Garden borders, boxwood, and flowering trees and shrubs such as forsythia provided visual interest, while ornamental features included a bell, a martin house, and a whimsical fox sculpture atop one of the brick walls. Several wooden gates and doors provided additional decorative as well as utilitarian touches to the overall design.
Additional documentation relating to the garden may be found in the Nelva Weber Papers in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library.
Persons associated with the garden include: Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, circa 1966) and George R. and Betty Vila (former owners, circa 1966).
Related Materials:
Vila Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 safety film negatives; 11 contact prints; 3 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ503
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref848

[Vila Garden]: early spring view, looking across brick terrace.

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 safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Vila Garden (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Date:
[between 1966 and 1976]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Houses  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Gates -- wooden  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Box  Search this
Daffodils  Search this
Benches, wooden  Search this
Bells  Search this
Lampposts  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ503001
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ503: Far Hills -- Vila Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref849

[Vila Garden]: spring view of flowering cherry, brickwall and garden shed, and gate.

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 safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Vila Garden (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Date:
[between 1966 and 1976]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Gates -- wooden  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Box  Search this
Potting sheds  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Cherry blossoms  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ503004
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ503: Far Hills -- Vila Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref850

[Vila Garden]: looking up brick path to terrace, with house on right.

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 safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Vila Garden (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Date:
[between 1966 and 1976]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Box  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Benches, stone  Search this
Benches, wooden  Search this
Daffodils  Search this
Bells  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ503009
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ503: Far Hills -- Vila Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref851

[Vila Garden]: brick wall and gate in early spring.

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 safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Vila Garden (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Date:
[between 1966 and 1976]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Box  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Gates -- wooden  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Foxes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ503011
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ503: Far Hills -- Vila Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref852

[Vila Garden]: full view of house and terrace in summer.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black-and-white, 7 1/8 x 8 3/4 in.)
1 safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Vila Garden (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Date:
[between 1966 and 1976]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Houses  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Bells  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs -- Iron  Search this
Tables, iron  Search this
Lampposts  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ503012
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ503: Far Hills -- Vila Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref853

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