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MS 7453 A true scenic view of Tsukigase [with its] Plum Blossom Mountain Valleys and the Tsutsuji [Azalea] River

Creator:
Okamoto Yatsuhiro  Search this
Publisher:
Okamoto Jūgorō, Kyoto  Search this
Extent:
1 Sheet (45x66.5 cm.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sheets
Maps
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
A pictorial map. Tsukigase (local variant is Tsukise) is a famous scenic region in Nara Prefecture. The map includes coded identifications for celebrated scenic and historical points of interest and excerpts from those literary works containing poetic references to the region. Also included are heights of the mountains, distances between the most visited places, and other information for visitors.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 7453

NAA INV 10000090
Varying Form of Title:
Tsukigase Umetani Tsutsuji-gawa shinkei, 1893
Local Note:
Documentation furnished by Chang-su Houchins, Department of Anthropology.
Color woodblock print
Topic:
Tsukigase -- Nara Prefecture -- Japan  Search this
Genre/Form:
Maps
Citation:
Manuscript 7453, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS7453
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms7453

Summit -- Moore Garden

Former owner:
Keller, Karl  Search this
MacKechnie, Ruth A.  Search this
MacKechnie, John A.  Search this
Keller, Gretchen K.  Search this
Gardener:
Zotti, Anthony  Search this
Ahlers, Franz  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Moore Garden (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union County -- Summit
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a garden plan, a photocopied page from The Garden Club of America, Visiting Gardens Guide, 1967, and a worksheet.
General:
Also known as the Keller Garden for its original owners, this is an ericaceous garden, at its peak from May 1 to July 1, with many outstanding rhododendrons and azaleas backed by outstanding trees, both deciduous and evergreen. It also includes a magnificent rose garden on the east side of the house.
Persons associated with the property include: Karl and Gretchen K. Keller (former owners, 1917-1978); John A. and Ruth A. MacKechnie (former owners, 1978-1995); Franz Ahlers (gardener, 1950s-1978); and Anthony Zotti (gardener, 1978-1995).
Related Materials:
Moore Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (11 35 mm. slides; 16 negatives; 2 tranparencies)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Summit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ123
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-ref1211

Lynbrook -- Feil Garden

Former owner:
Feil, Henry M., Mr., Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Feil Garden (Lynbrook, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Lynbrook
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
This was the home garden of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Feil. Feil was a landscape designer and nurseryman in Lynbrook, New York, who was a regular supplier of plants to landscape architect Alice Recknagel Ireys. The half-acre garden included azaleas, hollies, rhododendrons, and evergreens, as well as specimen trees, shrubs, and ground cover plants. Photographs of the garden, a plant list, and a detailed garden plan were included in Ireys' 1967 book. Rhododendrons were a particular interest of Feil's and several varieties included in the plant list were ones that he entered in American Rhododendron Society competitions. Correspondence between Molly Adams and Alice Recknagel Ireys as well as one of the captions in Ireys' book suggests a probable shoot date of May 1965 for the images.
Related Materials:
Feil Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (23 contact 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 York -- Lynbrook  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY809
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New York
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1340

Manhasset -- Kiluna Farm

Former owner:
Paley, William S.  Search this
Paley, Barbara Cushing  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Page, Russell  Search this
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Horticulturist:
Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kiluna Farm (Manhasset, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Manhasset
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, photocopies of articles about the garden, and other information.
General:
Kiluna Farm was the Long Island country estate of Barbara and William S. Paley and featured work by several noted landscape architects including Alice Recknagel Ireys, Russell Page, Thomas D. Church, Henry Francis du Pont, and the firm of Innocenti & Webel. The garden's design focused on a dell "transformed into a well-defined, planted punch bowl, with a large oval pond in the center, set in an inner frame of lawn, with an outer frame of ground covers, low evergreens, flowering trees and shrubs." Azaleas, rhododendrons, and mountain laurel were underpinned by more than 20 varieties of ground cover plants. The property also featured a vegetable garden and greenhouses.
Persons associated with the garden include: Barbara and William S. Paley (former owners, ca. 1947-1990); Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect); Russell Page (landscape architect); Thomas D. Church (landscape architect); Henry Francis du Pont (landscape architect); and Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects).
Related Materials:
Kiluna Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (30 photoprints (including 3 contact sheets); 5 120 mm. slides; 17 35 mm. slides; 1 transparency)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Manhasset  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY384
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1342

Mill Neck -- Merson Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Merson, David  Search this
Merson, Hazel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Merson Garden (Mill Neck, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Mill Neck
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Although Alice Recknagel Ireys worked on the design of the Merson garden between 1955 and 1970, the images in this series were taken no later than 1967, since several of them are featured in her book of that year. The Merson's large Georgian house was built in the middle of a field, so Ireys' design included plenty of trees and shrubs to frame and soften its rather formal entrance. Azaleas provided springtime bloom at both the main entrance and elsewhere, while laurel, hollies, andromeda, and myrtle were used for year-round green affect. A terrace at the rear of the house was accented by a honey locust and a dogwood, while holly hedges separated a broad lawn area from surrounding woods and delineated a parking area from the rest of the property.
Additional documentation relating to the garden may be found in the Alice Recknagel Ireys papers in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect, 1955-1970) and David and Hazel Merson (former owners, circa 1955-1970).
Related Materials:
Merson Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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 York -- Mill Neck  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY815
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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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1345

New York -- Wyckoff Garden

Garden designer:
Stege, Friede R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wyckoff Garden (New York, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of the New York Times article, and other information.
General:
Featured in a New York Times article, this small (19' x 40') garden was designed by Friede R. Stege. Surrounded on three sides by a wooden fence for privacy, the garden featured two terrace levels separated by brick steps. The slight elevation of the upper level added to the spacious feel of the design, while the lower level was in essence an extension of the living room. Beds and borders edged in brick were planted with bulbs and perennials, while a variety of trees and shrubs--Japanese holly, rhododendron, flowering crabs, azaleas, andromeda, and others--completed the design.
Related Materials:
Wyckoff Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 safety film negatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Manhattan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY822
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New York
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1378

Syosset -- Warner Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Warner, Harold L., Jr,, 1912-2012  Search this
Warner, Winifred, 1913-2007  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Warner Garden (Syosset, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Syosset
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Alice Recknagel Ireys designed the landscaping around this Cape Cod style home in a woodland setting. Photographs, plant lists, and designs for several features were included in Ireys' 1967 book. A small flagstone terrace provided space for outdoor living adjacent to the lawn and was ornamented by a climbing rose and wisteria. Pink azaleas and a white dogwood lined the home's front entrance. A hemlock hedge at the side of the house masked the garage courtyard from view of the flagstone terrace.
Related Materials:
Warner Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 contact 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 York -- Syosset  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY886
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1443

Unidentified Gardens in Unknown Locations

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
United States of America
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
These two transparencies depict two apparently unrelated gardens, one in spring and the other in early summer. Featured plants include wisteria, azalea, snapdragons, peonies, and poppies. The exact location of the properties is not known.
Related Materials:
Unidentified Gardens in Unknown Locations related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 film transparencies)
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 -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File ADM061
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Series 2: Unidentified Location
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1737

Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Unidentified Garden (United States)
United States of America
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
This charming garden, photographed during the height of spring bloom, was on a wooded suburban site. It featured a flagstone patio with an adjacent lawn surrounded by borders of azaleas and other shrubs. A flowering dogwood and other mature trees provided accents and a backdrop. Stone walks led from the patio to adjacent garden areas. The exact location of the property is not known.
Related Materials:
Unidentified Garden in Unknown Location related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 contact 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 -- United States  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File ADM091
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Series 2: Unidentified Location
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1833

Gladstone -- Vixen's Lair

Garden designer:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Former owner:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Poinier, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Vixen's Lair (Gladstone, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Peapack-Gladstone -- Gladstone
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, correspondence, and other information.
General:
Vixen's Lair was the home of landscape architect Lois W. Poinier and her husband John between 1971 and 1992. Lois Poinier was responsible for the design and placement of all of the key elements of the garden including a putting green and bank, front (formal) garden, rear terrace, woodland azalea garden, vegetable garden, and toolshed.
Persons associated with the garden include Lois W. Poinier (garden designer and former owner, 1971-1992) and John Poinier (former owner, 1971-1987).
Related Materials:
Vixen's Lair related holdings consist of 3 folders (23 35 mm. slides; 5 photoprints)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Lois Poinier slide collection, circa 1920-1999.
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 -- Gladstone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ162
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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-ref1124

Gladstone -- Poinier Garden

Landscape architect:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Former owner:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Poinier Garden (Gladstone, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Peapack-Gladstone -- Gladstone
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, correspondence, and other information.
General:
Lois W. Poinier designed this garden at the home she moved to in 1992 following the sale of Vixen's Lair (NJ162) and it remained in her possession until its sale in 2005. Since there was no prior garden on the site she developed all of the landscaping elements "from scratch." Features include a green garden with pool, a wild walk with Glenn Dale azaleas, a meadow incorporated into the back lawn, and a perennial garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Lois W. Poinier (landscape architect and former owner, 1992-2005).
Related Materials:
Poinier Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (4 35 mm. slides; 29 photonegatives; 27 photoprints)
See others in:
Lois Poinier slide collection, circa 1920-1999.
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 -- Gladstone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ452
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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-ref1130

Fairfield -- Oliver Nurseries, Inc.

Former owner:
Oliver, John, Sr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oliver Nurseries, Inc. (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Oliver Nurseries were founded by John Oliver, Sr., in the 1950s. The firm has become known throughout the Northeast for its superb plant materials, especially azaleas and rhododendrons, conifers, perennials, alpine plants, dwarf perennials, and ornamental trees and shrubs. Only propagated versions of native plants are offered, in keeping with the firm's policy of protecting wild populations. Images include the main building and demonstration gardens.
Persons associated with the garden include John Oliver, Sr. (former owner).
Related Materials:
Oliver Nurseries, Inc. related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT318
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref530

Woodbridge -- Hull Garden

Former owner:
Hull, William, Mr., Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hull Garden (Woodbridge, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New Haven County -- Woodbridge
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article featuring the indoor garden, and other information.
General:
Although the home of Mr. and Mrs. William Hull was well-landscaped with azaleas, mountain laurel, and rhododendron, it was their unique glass-sided dining room with attached greenhouse that attracted photographer Molly Adams. A wide range of plants from cacti to orchids to bonsai found a home in these interior spaces, which were large enough to provide variations in light, temperature, and humidity. Separate furnaces and humidifiers for the plant-dining room and greenhouse, as well as a super-slat structure over the gardening end of the house, facilitated the provision of specialized conditions for the plants. The overall result was one of lush variety ranging from gardenias to rosemary to staghorn ferns and a plant collection that garnered numerous awards for its owners.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. William Hull (former owners, ca. 1960-1967).
Related Materials:
Hull Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 safety film negatives; 1 photographic print)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Woodbridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT341
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref634

Basking Ridge -- Borman Garden

Former owner:
Borman, Madeline P., 1901-1988  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Borman Garden (Basking Ridge, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Basking Ridge
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a copy of a magazine article about the garden, a page from a magazine article that may have been written by Borman, and other information.
General:
This was the garden of Madeline P. Borman, a member of the Somerset Hills Garden Club and a friend of Molly Adams. Borman began creating this woodland garden around 1960 out of a jungle-like mass of locust and ash trees, dense thickets of shrubs, and nets of poison ivy, honeysuckle, and Virginia creeper. After clearing away the undesirable plants and relocating some shrubs, such as spice bush, privet, and blackthorn, Borman marked out a path and began planting native woodland plants such as ferns, Jack-in-the-pulpit, bloodroot, and hepatica. Primroses, daffodils, azaleas, and other spring flowers complemented the natives. In addition to the woodland garden the site included a stone terrace and seating area with adjacent lily pond, a lawn with garden borders, and a rustic gazebo. Documentation received with the Adams collection clearly assigns a 1965 date to some of the images; this date has been assigned to all of the individual images, although a ca. 1965 date has been given to the series as a whole.
Persons associated with the garden include Madeline P. Borman (former owner, ca. 1960-1988).
Related Materials:
Borman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 photographic prints; 38 safety film negatives; 1 film transparency)
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 -- Basking Ridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ403
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey
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Highlands -- Lefferts Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Lefferts, Jake  Search this
Lefferts, Jean  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lefferts Garden (Highlands, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Highlands
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
This garden, situated in the area between the Navesink River and Sandy Hook Bay, was under active development between 1945 and 1965. It featured a swimming pool, terrace, and patio, and may have been designed by Alice Recknagel Ireys. Although not reflected in these photos, there was apparently an extensive azalea collection, many specimens of which were grown from cuttings by owner Jake Lefferts.
Persons associated with the garden include: Jake and Jean Lefferts (former owners, ca. 1945-1965) and Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Lefferts Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 safety film negatives; 5 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Highlands  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ439
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Mendham -- Pitney Farm

Former owner:
Pitney, Jonathan  Search this
Pitney, James  Search this
Pitney, Desiah Thompson  Search this
Pitney, Mahlon  Search this
Pitney, Rebecca Chidester  Search this
Pitney, Mahlon, II  Search this
Pitney, Lucetta Cooper  Search this
Pitney, Henry Cooper  Search this
Pitney, Sarah Halsted  Search this
Pitney, John O. H.  Search this
Pitney, Roberta Ballantine  Search this
Pitney, Robert H.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Fiske, Howard  Search this
Landscape designer:
Stufano, Marco Polo  Search this
McNally, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pitney Farm (Mendham, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Mendham
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, a narrative history of the property, photoprints, photocopies of articles about the garden, and additional information.
General:
This 12-acre site is what remains of a property that once included as many as 740 acres. Ten generations of the Pitney family have owned or occupied the farm since its acquisition around 1722. An 1854 oil painting of the farm depicts the farmhouse and outbuildings along with a fenced garden. This garden space remains relatively unchanged today and serves as a cutting garden. John O. H. and Roberta Ballantine Pitney, who owned the property from 1911 to 1942, laid much of the groundwork for the current gardens. They restored and enlarged the house and built a gazebo, tennis court, and swimming pool. Many of their early tree and shrub plantings still thrive today. During the 1930s a brick-walled garden was added to the west side of the property. During the 1960s the currrent owners added two gardens directly outside the home. The first was a St. Francis garden, with a small circular fountain pond adorned by a statue of St. Francis and surrounded by plantings such as azaleas and rhododendrons. The second, an enclosed "breakfast room garden" on the east side of the house, features ornamental trees and shrubs, including an espaliered dogwood Cornus kousa and a Rhododendron carolinianum. The current owners have also transformed the walled garden into a rock garden, built raised beds in the vegetable garden, added a wild flower and native plant walk outside the walled garden, and planted more than 5,000 seedlings. With its 250-year-old maple tree allée, three fruit orchards, and numerous specimen tree and shrub plantings, Pitney Farm is an important arboretum property as well as an American-style garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Jonathan Pitney (former owner, 1720s-1771); James and Desiah Thompson Pitney (former owners, 1771-1802); Mahlon and Rebecca Chidester Pitney (former owners, 1802-1834); Mahlon (2nd) and Lucetta Cooper Pitney (former owners, 1834-1863); Henry Cooper and Sarah Halsted Pitney (former owners, 1863-1911); John O. H. and Roberta Ballantine Pitney (former owners, 1911-1942); Robert H. Pitney (former owner, 1942-1944); Howard Fiske (landscape architect, 1966); Marco Polo Stufano (landscape designer, 1985); and John McNally (landscape designer, 1985).
Related Materials:
Pitney Farm related holdings consist of 3 folders (19 35 mm. slides; 25 photoprints; 25 negatives)
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Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- New Jersey -- Mendham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ074
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Mendham -- Williams Garden

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
Williams, Ralph Schuyler, Mr., Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Williams Garden (Mendham, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Mendham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and copies of a magazine article about the garden.
General:
Nelva M. Weber designed the striking terrace garden for this home around 1963-64. The color scheme of white and green reflected the wishes of the property owners, who had painted their red brick house white upon acquiring it in the early 1960s. White was used throughout the design in plant material (azaleas, petunias, clematis), furniture, and garden accents, as well as in an all-white pool house. Green foliage in such plants as Ilex japonica and ivy offset the white, while a small perennial border masking a parking area provided a splash of color (albeit punctuated with white). Outdoor lighting combined with the white color scheme made the site particularly striking at night.
Persons associated with the garden include: Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, ca. 1963-1966) and Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Schuyler Williams (former owners, ca. 1963-1970).
Related Materials:
Williams Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 safety film negatives; 1 film transparency)
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 -- Mendham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ464
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Millburn -- Old Hollow Road

Provenance:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Old Hollow Road (Short Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn -- Short Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of articles about the garden, a garden plan, a plant list, and other information.
General:
Under continuous development by the same owners for more than 50 years, this garden was once a municipal sand quarry. Despite warnings from a local landscaper that the site was "impossible," the owners persevered. Beginning with azaleas, rhododendrons, and wildflowers, they moved on to include hostas, hellebores, daylilies, primula, and other perennials in their planting scheme. They continue to collect and plant experimentally on the site.
Related Materials:
Old Hollow Road related holdings consist of 3 folders (33 35 mm. slides)
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Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Short Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ459
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[Seaverns Garden]

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Connecticut -- Hartford
Seaverns Garden (Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- Hartford
Date:
1929 May.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item CT078001
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[Seaverns Garden]

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Seaverns Garden (Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- Hartford
Connecticut -- Hartford
Date:
1929 May.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Lawns  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item CT078010
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Connecticut / CT078: Hartford -- Seaverns Garden
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