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Westminster West -- Hayward Garden

Gardener:
O'Donnell, Helen  Search this
Owner:
Hayward, Mary  Search this
Hayward, Gordon  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Dublin (New Hampshire)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hayward Garden (Westminster West, Vermont)
United States of America -- Vermont -- Windham -- Westminster West
Scope and Contents:
Hayward Garden includes 63 digital images and a folder that includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and additional images including a pamphlet about a musical program created for and perfomed in the garden in 2014 as a the Yellow Barn summer program.
General:
The owners describe their one and one-half acre ornamental garden as a new garden in an old place, with its 200 year-old colonial farmhouse and attached barn, low stone walls, and old farm building foundations that have been repurposed as distinctive garden rooms within surrounding meadows and woods. They purchased the property in 1983 and spent about one year clearing the land of scrap metal and other debris, brambles and weed trees, a rotting barn, dead trees, and an old Nash Metropolitan automobile. The garden style is English, with a rectilinear format from south to north softened by lush growth in season and more evident in the long Vermont winter. The design began by drawing a straight line from the front door of the house to a 75-year-old apple tree. There is a crab apple orchard along that main axis that can be seen from the house. Brick and pea stone gravel walks, 90-foot long mixed borders, and an herb garden laid out in formal parterres are either parallel or perpendicular to the central axis of the garden. The 14 garden rooms are delineated by clipped hedges of varying heights, many of yew but also other plant materials for variation. There are four places to sit within the garden: a gazebo at the far end reached through a tunnel of pleached copper beech, an outdoor dining room on pavers under tall trees, a bench slightly above and overlooking their spring garden, and another bench next to a shed near the herb garden.
Creating a garden in harmony with the rural location was important to the owners, who subsequently purchased 19 adjacent acres and preserved the meadows and woods with the Vermont Land Trust. To instill harmony in the diverse garden rooms the owners adhere to three themes: hedges for structure, black locust posts and terra cotta containers for materials, and burgundy and other reds for the color that recurs throughout the garden rooms. Since the entire garden is unified it is possible to add variations without muddling the design. Honoring the long gone dairy farms they have turned the foundations of a milking parlor into a garden room that has low, drought tolerant plants growing among the stone flooring and three rusted milk cans. The cracked cement foundation of a former silo was turned into a pond with a fountain built into a stone wellhead and a statue of Buddha on the shore.
Gordon Hayward has written many articles for Horticulture, Taunton's Fine Gardening, and regional magazines using his own garden to teach design aesthetics and their practical application. Topics include the effective placement of planted and unplanted containers and other garden ornaments, how to build a small fountain, the importance of proportions to design, how to set vertical posts, and tips on outdoor seating and dining rooms. Good design is illustrated by reshaping lawns to complement planted borders or trees, through consistent choices of decorative materials, through applying the principles of theme and variation when choosing what to put in the garden, and through planning for the winter garden with berries and crab apples for birds and good "bones" that become evident in winter.
Persons associated with the garden include: Gordon Hayward (owner, garden designer, and gardener, 1983- ), Mary Hayward (owner, garden designer, and gardener, 1983- ), Ephraim and Lydia Johnson Ranney, and their descendants in the Buxton and Reed families (former owners, circa 1790-1983); Helen O'Donnell (gardener, 2008-2015).
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 -- Vermont -- Westminster West  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VT019
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Vermont
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6348782db-b9b4-4f9c-bd8d-72b7affb6963
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11360

[Tunnel Farm]: bronze buddha in the perrenial garden; allium.

Photographer:
Stewart, Jamie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., TIFF.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Tunnel Farm (Ambler, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Ambler
Date:
2011.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Ambler  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Barns  Search this
Walls  Search this
Sedum  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Allium  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA697020
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA697: Ambler -- Tunnel Farm
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Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e8669953-02f7-4916-ad6c-ffe5008d96f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref30195

Pittsburgh -- Choderwood

Former owner:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  Search this
Chimel, Stanley  Search this
Fahey, James P.  Search this
Rogers, Bryan  Search this
Rice, Cynthia  Search this
Creator:
Friday's Perennials  Search this
Kubrick brothers Garden Center  Search this
Zero Fossil  Search this
Pond designer:
Plumline Nursery  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Choderwood (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
26 digital images, 1 DVD and 1 file folder.
General:
The foursquare house on this ¾-acre property was built circa 1908 by the U.S. Army corps of engineers to be used by one of two lockmasters, preferably with large families, employed to maintain busy locks 24/7 on the Allegheny River. The federal government provided some landscaping in the 1930's and 1940's, and there is photographic evidence of a vegetable garden. There were mature white pine, catalpa, river birch, ash and silver maple and stands of invasive Japanese knotweed when the current owners began developing gardens in 2001. The entrance garden behind a nine-foot tall wooden fence was built first, with an arched wooden bridge over a bubbling waterfall and fish pond with koi, shaded by two river birches, a dwarf Japanese maple, oakleaf hydrangea, azaleas, and an understory of Solomon's seal, Japanese painted fern, hellebores and hosta. The shabby chic garden is more formal with intersecting boxwood hedges edging beds of flowering shrubs, roses, bulbs and perennials. The focal point is a two-level cement fountain set in another koi pond with a nearby statue of St. Francis of Assisi. A collection of stone statues of Buddha and a hot tub, with shade perennials and a view of the Allegheny River comprise the Buddha bed. The dam wall garden features an arbor created from fallen branches, stone steps descending 20 feet with ground cover, ferns and daylilies planted on the hillside, a fire pit on the riverbank but no vegetation on the dredged river sand and gravel.
On the main level there is a swimming pool inside a pool house/greenhouse with a retractable roof. Its shady garden has ferns, liriope, spotted dead nettle, ornamental grasses, heuchera, hosta, Joe Pye weed, a meandering stream and another pond with koi and ducks. The pool house walk has a wisteria-covered pergola and birdhouses. The gathering garden has a meditation hut cantilevered over the riverbank with plantings of hydrangea, mountain laurel, hosta, hellebores, astilbe, bellflowers, Japanese anemone and blueberry bushes shaded by white pine. The sunny farm or potager is comprised of raised beds separated by gravel walkways planted with perennial flowers, herbs, vegetables and rhubarb from grandmother's garden. Additional outbuildings include a chicken house with chickens free to roam, a duck house and a shed with solar panels that provide electricity for these buildings.
Choderwood is located between a defunct short line railroad and the Allegheny River, an urban oasis in a formerly industrial location, and is a certified wildlife habitat. The owners have participated in garden tours and host events as well as lodgers on two riverboats.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (former owners, 1908-1957); Stanley Chimel (former owner, 1957-1992); James P. Fahey (former owner, 1992-1994); Bryan Rogers and Cynthia Rice (former owners, 1994-2000); Friday's Perennials (entrance ponds and gardens, 2001); Kubrick brothers Garden Center (stone steps, potager beds, 2002); Plumline Nursery (pond designer and builder); Zero Fossil (garden shed solar panels, 2014)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA839
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63b5fd47d-3a78-4af8-8cab-4d495fad8fa6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32756

Columbia -- Elsie's Garden

Provenance:
The Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina  Search this
Former owner:
Forest Lake Duplex Partnership  Search this
Owens, Elsie T.  Search this
Owens, James C. , Dr.  Search this
Photographer:
McIver, Ada H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Elsie's Garden (Columbia, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Richland County -- Columbia
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 19 digital images (2005-2015) and 1 file folder.
General:
This 54 x 125 foot formal Charleston-style walled garden was established by the current owners in 2000 after having purchased the property in 1997. It was designed and built by Elsie Owens on a narrow urban lot and was influenced by the architectural style of Italianate gardens. Each garden room is contrasted by plant material, texture, and shape, as well as areas of light and shade. The high brick wall that surrounds the garden is covered in a layer of creeping fig and lady banks' rose. A large yellow Lady Banksia obscures a corner of the wall. The sidewalk from the street enters through a rose-covered arch into the small front courtyard garden that features a wall fountain depicting a face spilling water out of its open mouth. This garden room is enclosed on three sides with creeping fig once covering the cement. Large clay pots containing fern, white impatiens, and variegated ivy flank the fountain with dense boxwoods on either side. The ground in this area shows stone steps peeking through overgrown grass. Blue salvias line the base of the fountain.
Podocarpus hedges and an arch covered in Lady Lanks' Rose lead to the central fountain garden room. Square stone steps create a path to the circular cherub fountain lined with clipped boxwoods positioned at the center of the narrow garden. The steps continue past the fountain through podocarpus hedges that mark the entrance to the back lawn, featuring a covered patio to the right. Across from the patio is a brick-edged bed containing aspidistra, holly fern, hosta, lamb's ear, and hellebores. One side of the lawn features a dense, semicircle bed with ilex latifolia that surrounds a cast iron statue of a child with a butterfly in the center. The bed is also filled with peonies in concrete urns, hydrangea paniculata, deutzia, and ajuga reptans. Hidden between the statue and the boxwoods are steppingstones leading to a small secret garden, made for the owner's first grandchild. Here there are small garden sculptures of frogs, rabbits, and turtles. On the walls are pots with ferns and a bas relief of cherubs. A path to the right of the back garden leads to a small area featuring a red Japanese maple and a statue of Buddha.
Persons associated with the garden include: Forest Lake Duplex Partnership (former owner, 1982); Dr. James C. Owens (former owner, 1997); Elsie T. Owens (former owner, 2007 and architect, designer, gardener and builder, 1997-2015).
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 -- South Carolina -- Columbia  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC149
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6772e8098-1f9e-490b-a278-b364289c1287
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33217

[High Hatch]: formal garden with Irish yew.

Photographer:
Jones, Sally McIntosh  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
High Hatch (Portland, Or.)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Date:
1997 May.
Scope and Contents:
Formal garden with 90 year old Irish yew and Buddha.
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 -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Junipers  Search this
Walkways, concrete  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OR003019
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon / OR003: Portland -- High Hatch
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6655e78b1-b8d9-42b0-a2e2-1fc3e8dc8bdf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10277

[High Hatch]: closeup of Korean Buddha.

Photographer:
Jones, Sally McIntosh  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
High Hatch (Portland, Or.)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Date:
1997 May.
Scope and Contents:
"Closeup of Korean Buddha, about 100 years old. One piece of cast bronze."
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 -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Walls  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OR003020
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon / OR003: Portland -- High Hatch
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a567e63e-8525-415a-aca8-5b45ab2f9e31
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10278

Asheville -- "Kinkaku-Ji" Garden

Former owner:
Graniere, Bobby  Search this
McCall, Cary Lawson  Search this
Architect:
Samsel, Jim  Search this
Turner, Deborah  Search this
Landscaper:
Hoots, Mark  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
"Kinkaku-Ji" Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans, and photocopies of articles.
General:
Created in 2010, this Asian dry-landscape garden features more than 200 bonsai and overlooks a stone house and woodlands within a one and one-quarter acre hillside property in North Carolina. The owners named their garden after the Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan, and installed a pavilion used for entertaining, winter storage of some of the bonsai collections, and for storing gardening supplies. The rectangular garden and adjacent lawn are enclosed by low stone walls where the smaller bonsai containers are displayed, each sitting on a revolving stone to facilitate watering and sun exposure. The surface of the garden is brown crushed gravel, with islands of mondo grass and stonecrop planted with Japanese maples, boxwood, dwarf hostas, rockwork, and two large boulders echoing Tenryuji's boulder arrangement in Kyoto. A statue of the Buddha overlooks a small pond and a Burmese brass gong hangs at the pavilion.
The owners became interested in bonsai and Asian design while living in New York, and have been active in the National Bonsai Friendship Foundation, the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington DC, and the World Bonsai Federation. Two ancient trees in their collection were gifts for service to the federation.
Persons associated with the garden include: Bobby Graniere and Cary Lawson McCall (former owners, 2006-2010); Jim Samsel and Deborah Turner (architects); Mark Hoots (landscaper).
Related Materials:
"Kinkaku-Ji" Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 digital images)
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 -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC081
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6121df320-3e07-466b-abf0-59f5005c25ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12963

Princeton -- Japanese Garden

Landscape architect:
Engel, David  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Princeton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Japanese Garden (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Princeton
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of articles about the garden, and a garden plan.
General:
In 1958, using large stones from a Japanese garden installed in the Museum of Modern ARt in New York City, David Engel created an intimate garden. A stone path leads from the house to a small pond, which is watched over by an antique Cambodian Buddha. Two stone lanterns and a pagoda lead the eye to the surrounding plantings. The impressive stonework and tall trees beyond lend a "quiet dignity to the scene."
Person(s) associated with the garden include:David H. Engel (landscape architect, 1958).
Related Materials:
Japanese Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ446
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68b8a4267-04d9-4a0f-8a18-2775fb1e0816
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20201

[Japanese Garden]: overall view of pond with Buddha on left and seating area in background.

Photographer:
Wilson, Ruth R.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Princeton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Japanese Garden (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Princeton
Date:
2005.
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:
Shrubs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Rockwork  Search this
Bamboo  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Aquatic plants  Search this
Settees  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ446003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ446: Princeton -- Japanese Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6666c7c39-cf81-47fc-b5e4-d1de0dfeb9c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20952

[Japanese Garden]: pond surrounded by rocks with stone lantern in foreground and Buddha statue to left.

Photographer:
Wilson, Ruth R.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Princeton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Japanese Garden (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Princeton
Date:
2005.
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:
Shrubs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Rockwork  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Aquatic plants  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Waterfalls  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ446008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ446: Princeton -- Japanese Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb664c9708e-3e77-4563-8c84-b8812daa0cba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20955

Chotableshwar

Slide manufacturer:
Hawkes, Joseph  Search this
Creator:
Meyer, Charles F., Mrs  Search this
Bedford Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Katonah
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Bedford -- Katonah
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Sculpture of Buddha from Budgaya.
Historic plate number: "24."
Mount reads: "Joseph Hawkes."
Historic plate caption: "??? - Katonah, Ny. ??Buddha from ?? [illegible]. Mrs. Meyers."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY052002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY052: Bedford -- Chotableshwar
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb698a2c4d0-80d7-4a74-96ba-589bd7e8b04e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27315

Smith Garden

Creator:
Pennington  Search this
Former owner:
Smith, George De Forest  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Smith Garden (Kingston, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Ulster County -- Kingston
Date:
1927
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Buddhas  Search this
Willows  Search this
Stones  Search this
Lotus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY373002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY373: Kingston -- Smith Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69bfaa166-d805-456f-9774-5ab61b21154a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27832

Pass Christian -- Middlegate Japanese Gardens

Former owner:
Hecht, Rudolph S., 1885 - 1956  Search this
Landscape architect:
DeBuys, Rathbone, 1875-1960  Search this
Provenance:
New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Middlegate Japanese Gardens (Pass Christian, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Harrison County -- Pass Christian
Scope and Contents:
This folder includes: photographs, correspondences, drawings, invoices, purchase orders, garden designs, newspaper articles, magazine articles, a thesis, and party invitations.
General:
Located on three acres in the town of Pass Christian, Mississippi is the site of Middlegate Japanese garden. Its original owners, Rudolph and Lynne Watkins Hecht were inspired by a 1924 trip to Japan and began cultivating their own Japanese-style garden upon their return. Middlegate was opened to the public in the mid-1930s. In addition to public visiting hours, the Hechts frequently held private family events and even hosted dignitaries from abroad in their sunken garden. Private family events included an annual Easter egg hunt, weddings, and 4th of July celebrations.
An azalea lined path at the entrance of the garden led to a Torri gate, revealing a Shinto temple and a jasmine covered arbor. A bamboo walk featured a fountain, two monumental Japanese stone lanterns, and Japanese sculpture. A small red, lacquered "wishing" bridge led to a blue-tiled tea house with a Buddha sitting on a lotus blossom elevated twenty feet in the air sittings opposite the bridge. A large sunken garden with a fountain, fronting a guesthouse included lotus blooms, shrubs and trees. Traditional Japanese garden features and furnishings included stone lanterns, a Torri gate, a Buddha shrine, a rickshaw, sculptures, bridges, and stone pagodas. Other garden features included gazebos, arbors, terraces, a guesthouse, two teahouses, and a bath house. Water features such as waterfalls, a swimming pool, lakes, fish and lily ponds, and reflecting pools were scattered throughout the grounds.
In August 1969, Middlegate Japanese garden suffered damage when Hurricane Camille struck the Gulf coast. In August 2005, Middlegate Japanese garden was extensively damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The garden possessed a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, both native and imported. Plantings included forsythia, boxwood, weeping willow, English ivy, white and yellow jasmine bushes, timber bamboo, giant bamboo, Japanese cherry trees, Japanese maple, Mediterranean fan palm, Japanese plum trees, magnolia trees, pine trees, peach trees, almond trees, pecan trees, live oaks, lotus blossoms, azaleas, and Camellia japonica.
Persons associated with the property include: Mrs. Lynn Boyd Watkins (former owner, 1911-1923); Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph S. Hecht (former owner, 1923-1961); Rathbone DeBuys (architect, 1920s-1930s), Obata Takumi (sculptor, 1735)
Related Materials:
Middlegate Japanese Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 35mm. slides (photographs) + 134 digital images)
Additonal documentation is located in the Billy Bourdin Historical Collection, Pass Christian Historical Society.
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 -- Mississippi -- Pass Christian  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS040
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c6c8d6f6-08a0-4b0a-838b-b03bfdd33c37
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9174

[Middlegate Japanese Gardens]: Buddha shrine.

Photographer:
White, Lynne  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (digital) (col., JPEG.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photograph (digital)
Digital images
Place:
Middlegate Japanese Gardens (Pass Christian, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Harrison County -- Pass Christian
Date:
ca. 2006 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:
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:
Weeds  Search this
Hurricanes  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Buddhist shrines  Search this
Gardens -- Mississippi -- Pass Christian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MS040109
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi / MS040: Pass Christian -- Middlegate Japanese Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60100bf27-58f5-4c44-b840-1130216e1b33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9428

[Gardens of Maude and John Odgers]: the rock bordered pond has the duck shaped fountain and a nearby statue of Buddha.

Photographer:
Rierson, Nancy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Gardens of Maude and John Odgers (Peterborough, New Hampshire)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Sewickley
Date:
2017 Aug.
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 Hampshire -- Peterborough  Search this
Adirondack chairs  Search this
Leaves  Search this
Potting sheds  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Outbuildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NH116007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire / NH116: Peterborough -- Gardens of Maude and John Odgers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66d7c20e4-6db7-4531-9c4e-b0c4b2ef609c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9696

Jungle Gardens

Creator:
McIlhenny, Edward Avery  Search this
Jungle Gardens, Inc  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Louisiana -- Avery Island
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Iberia Parish -- Avery Island
Date:
1987.
General:
This garden is noted for BIRD CITY, a bird sanctuary for herons and snowy egrets. There are also thousands of camellias, azaleas, and wildflowers. The Chinese garden has a Buddha from the Shonfa Temple near Peking.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Aerial views  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item LA006001
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Louisiana / LA006: Avery Island -- Jungle Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6386ce55a-822c-4d0f-93da-68076e85faca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8131

[Jungle Gardens]

Creator:
McIlhenny, Edward Avery  Search this
Jungle Gardens, Inc  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Louisiana -- Avery Island
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Iberia Parish -- Avery Island
Date:
1987.
General:
This garden is known for BIRD CITY, a sanctuary for herons and snowy egrets. There are thousands of camellias, azaleas, and wildflowers. The Chinese garden has a Buddha from the Shonfa Temple near Peking.
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:
Lakes  Search this
Water lilies  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item LA006002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Louisiana / LA006: Avery Island -- Jungle Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62a44e584-60fc-456f-8b66-d271044faeaf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8132

[Jungle Gardens]

Creator:
McIlhenny, Edward Avery  Search this
Jungle Gardens, Inc  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Louisiana -- Avery Island
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Iberia Parish -- Avery Island
Date:
1987.
General:
This garden is known for its BIRD CITY, a sanctuary for herons and snowy egrets. There are thousands of camellias, azaleas, and wildflowers. The Chinese garden has a Buddha from the Shonfa Temple near Peking.
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:
Boats  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Aquatic plants  Search this
Trees  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item LA006003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Louisiana / LA006: Avery Island -- Jungle Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63afb3428-69c8-48fd-955c-63aec8e9eeea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8133

[Jungle Gardens]

Creator:
McIlhenny, Edward Avery  Search this
Jungle Gardens, Inc  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Louisiana -- Avery Island
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Iberia Parish -- Avery Island
Date:
1987.
General:
This garden is known for its BIRD CITY, a sancturay for herons and snowy egrets. There are thousands of camellias, azaleas, and wildflowers. The Chinese garden has a Buddha from the Shonfa Temple in Peking.
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:
Lakes  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Spanish moss  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item LA006004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Louisiana / LA006: Avery Island -- Jungle Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb623638c80-c005-4430-a638-2d5be961ff04
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8134

Westport -- Blau Gardens

Provenance:
Fairfield Garden Club  Search this
Owner:
Blau, Barry  Search this
Blau, Eileen  Search this
Former owner:
Beinfield  Search this
Alswang, Ralph  Search this
Photographer:
Lenz, Tim  Search this
Riggio, Anthony  Search this
Panning, Candace  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Westport
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 25 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
These 2 acres of gardens were developed over 50 years by the current owners, Eileen and Barry Blau. Before Ralph Alswang purchased the property in 1963, the land remained a wooded lot that had never been developed. It was not until Alswang built the midcentury modern house on the property that the former lot began to transform. The Blaus moved to Westport in the mid 1950s and purchased the property in 1964. Since then, Barry Blau has developed a complex arrangement of formal and informal gardens that exemplify mid-century garden design. Major hardscape features on the property include meandering stone paths and walks that connect each garden space with various benches placed throughout. Ornamental gates and double stone sculptures mark the entrance to new paths. Stone retaining walls and boxwoods supply the structure for each of the garden spaces. Major plantings on the property are large rhododendron groves planted below oak trees.
An allée of pollarded crabapples lead to a Neptune fountain circle surrounded by columnar Norway spruce. The entrance is guarded by two metal griffins. The Neptune fountain circle is paved with limestone and surrounded by columnar Norway spruce. The entrance is flanked by two concrete sphinx sculptures with ceramic pots filled with spider grass on their heads. Bamboo groves form a backdrop to the Asian garden with a large Buddha sculpture, waterfalls, and stream with water lilies and water iris and a new grass garden. A vibrant red bridge crossing over stream creates a colorful contrast amongst the green. This area also features Pinus parviflora and a controversa variegate and bamboo grove. A sunken rose garden is framed by stone retaining walls with an ornate sunken boxwood parterre and an old fountain pool. Cherubs and Roman sculptures punctuate beds of Geranium macrorrhizum and Digitalis purpurea near the entry circular drive. A folly of astilbe-filled terraced beds is surrounded by stone retaining walls and steps. Fenced in gardens feature lilacs surrounding roses, lilies, and other flowers and vegetables. The house also includes front entry terraces, a roof deck with a commanding view of the gardens, and a sky lit pool room and mezzanine filled with interior plants. The back patio features a wide set of stairs leading to beds of astilbe folly. A roman relief sculpture amidst ferns lies at the end of a path of fescue.
Persons associated with the garden include: Beinfield (former owner, before 1956); Dworkow (former owner, 1956); Ruth M. and Jerome Kapner (former owner, 1960); Ralph Alswang (former owner, 1963).
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 -- Westport  Search this
Blau Gardens (Westport, Connecticut)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT224
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb698b77fc5-db78-454c-9e2d-be19f53ac609
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33244

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