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Winston-Salem -- The Arbor

Former owner:
Coan, G.W.  Search this
Coan, G.W. Jr  Search this
Coan, Mary Wiggins  Search this
Gray, Bowman II  Search this
Gray, Elizabeth Christian  Search this
Gray, James A.Jr.  Search this
Gray, Bowman III  Search this
Gray, Katherine  Search this
Vaughn, Stuart  Search this
Vaughn, Frances  Search this
Owner:
Copenhaver, William Andrew  Search this
Copenhaver, Anne Philllips  Search this
Architect:
Keen, Charles Barton  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Callaway, Paul Faulkner "Chip,"  Search this
Provenance:
Twin City Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Arbor (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Forsyth -- Winston-Salem
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of plans and historical images.
General:
Thomas W. Sears landscape design for Reynolds included parkland that was sub-divided later for residential neighborhoods including this two and one-third acre property. The house was designed by the same architect employed by R.J and Katherine Reynolds, Charles Barton Keen, and the initial landscaping was designed in keeping with Sears' landscape design: natural woodland borders, mature boxwood, periwinkle and ivy ground covers, and flowering shrubs and spring bulbs. The current owners wanted to maintain the historic parkland feel and create more intimate garden spaces for themselves. Starting work circa 2004 their projects included pruning mature trees and shrubs and developing the woodland gardens by adding an understory of flowering trees including dogwoods, cherries, magnolias and crepe myrtles. At ground level in the woodland gardens there are thousands of daffodils, periwinkle and hellebores that can be seen across the lawn. A massive holly arbor off to one side of the house is this garden's signature feature, and a source of winter berries for birds. The Arbor hosts other wildlife, too, including bees, rabbits, deer, opossum and foxes.
Next to the house inside trellised fencing there is a small garden full of roses, ferns and lambs' ear in summer, followed by Japanese anemones. Akebia and climbing hydrangea grow on the fencing which was installed for an earlier garden design, and wisteria is trained up columns at the back of the house. Wooden steps lead to a vegetable and cutting garden, and a new potager for vegetables and flowers is being planned that will be entered through another arbor.
Persons associated with the garden include G.W. Coan, G.W. Coan, Jr. and Mary Wiggins Coan (former owners, 1929-?); Bowman Gray II and Elizabeth Christian Gray (former owners, 1941-?); James A. Gray, Jr. (former owner, 1950-1969); Bowman Gray III and Katherine Gray (former owners, 1969-?); Stuart and Frances Vaughn (former owners, 1970-2004); Willliam Andrew Copenhaver and Anne Phillips Copenhaver (owners, 2004- ); Charles Barton Keen (architect, 1928); Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1965) (landscape architect, circa 1920); Paul F. "Chip" Callaway (landscape architect, 1992-)
Related Materials:
The Arbor related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 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 -- Winston-Salem  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC098
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12992

Potomac -- Orchard Farm

Former owner:
Martin, Eugene  Search this
Martin, Bella  Search this
Schmersser, William  Search this
Schmersser, Catherine  Search this
Landscape architect:
Palmer, Meade  Search this
Clinton, Sandra Youssef  Search this
Callaway, Paul Faulkner "Chip,"  Search this
Architect:
Jessup, Pam  Search this
Interior designer:
Stewart, Whitney  Search this
Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Orchard Farm (Potomac, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Potomac
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet, site plans, an essay by the garden owner, and photocopies of articles and other information featuring the garden.
General:
This five-acre American cottage garden wraps around an old farmhouse and combines old-fashioned perennials with some modern cultivars. Informal and idiosyncratic, a hornbeam hedge defines a garden room behind the house. A pocket herb garden is around the corner. Roses are everywhere, while a recent addition is a wall garden. The vegetable garden is also another key component of the design as is the outdoor living area complete with living room, dining room, and summer kitchen.
Persons associated with the garden include: Eugene and Bella Martin (former owners, 1955-1965); William and Catherine Schmersser (former owners, 1965-1982); Meade Palmer (landscape architect); Paul Faulkner "Chip" Callaway (landscape architect); Pam Jessup (architect, 1992); Sandra Youssef Clinton (landscape architect) and Whitney Stewart (interior designer).
Related Materials:
Orchard Farm related holdings consist of 3 folders (37 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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 -- Maryland -- Potomac  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD041
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14213

Nantucket -- 78 Main Street

Former owner:
Coffin, Charles  Search this
Landscape architect:
Callaway, Paul Faulkner "Chip,"  Search this
Callaway & Associates  Search this
Landscape designer:
Jordin, Julie  Search this
The Garden Design Co.  Search this
Provenance:
Nantucket Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
78 Main Street (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket County -- Nantucket
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans, a description of the garden by Julie Jordin, a tree and shrub list, and detailed historical information (including photocopies of public documents) about the property.
General:
The 1834 Charles Coffin house is the site of this one-third acre garden in the center of Nantucket town. Surrounded by mature maple and elm trees that protect it from the island's harsh climate extremes, the garden features a formal front yard and a backyard that includes several garden "rooms." The front yard is enclosed by the original wheat sheaf fence found in the attic during a restoration, while the plant material is composed primarily of trimmed boxwood hedges in keeping with Coffin's conservative Quaker tradition. The backyard includes a large cutting garden on the west side of the house, while established hydrangeas, azaleas, rhododendrons, and hostas provide a border for the lawn and a backdrop for the pond. A period sunken garden features two 19th-century statues flanking the steps and opposing camelback sofas created out of boxwood. A twisted steel gazebo hides underneath wisteria in a shady back corner.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Charles Coffin (former owner, ca. 1830s); Paul Faulkner "Chip" Callaway and Callaway & Associates (landscape architects, 2000-2002); and Julie Jordin and The Garden Design Co. (landscape designers, 2004-2006).
Related Materials:
78 Main Street related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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 -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA095
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17635

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