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Cambridge -- Brown Street Green Garden

Provenance:
Cambridge Plant and Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Howard, Emily  Search this
Nichols, Abbie  Search this
Sculptor:
Seamans, Beverly Benson  Search this
Donor:
Child, Julia, 1912-2004  Search this
Nurseryman:
Haskell, Allen C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Brown Street Green Garden (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Middlesex -- Cambridge
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 20 digital images.
General:
The owner's first project after obtaining the one-third acre garden in 1951 was to create a private space with tall wooden fences in back and trees: hemlock, spruce, pine, kousa dogwood, holly and amur cork. The front yard lawn has a granite boulder set in one side of a wide brick walk with hawthorn and cork on the other side, spreading yew mixed with pink and white azaleas in the foundation bed of the gray stucco Cape Cod house, and antique lead containers with seasonal planting. Alongside and behind the house there are three areas: the entry borders, the terrace and lawn, and the wildflower garden. A decorative gate painted yellow-green opens to the entry garden with mixed borders: yew and holly foundation plants, witch hazel, crabapple and Cornelian cherry dogwood for late winter and early spring bloom, mixed spring bulbs and a white Japanese tree peony, and hosta and colorful annuals in summer. A low mound of Japanese maple marks off the corner granite terrace added in 1960 that is surrounded by beds of flowering shrubs, spring bulbs, black-eyed Susan and verbena in summer, shaded by kousa dogwood and hemlock. Climbing hydrangea and akebia have grown up the cedar stockade fence. There is a bench copying one seen in Denmark made from a thick teak plank set between two granite cubes and other decorative features.

A stretch of lawn leads to a shady wildflower garden planted with ferns, Solomon's seal, European ginger, many bulbs including scilla, fritillary, trout lily, trillium and narcissus; spring flowering shrubs and white oak-leaf hydrangea, and yew, hemlock, holly and a very tall ash for shade. There are two beehives behind the house that provide honey for the owner. Additions to the house include a deck and bluestone patio where there are two sculptures by Beverly Seamans: Walter the Poodle and Roger the Red, a Rhode Island red rooster. Trees and shrubs are the mainstays of this garden and provide changing colors each season, from flowering white and yellow in spring and summer to red and yellow leaves in autumn. The owner has employed knowledge about gardening gleaned from guided walks through the Arnold Arboretum with Dr. Donald Wyman and her certification from Radcliffe in landscape design in her plant selection, color coordination, placement and maintenance for a garden that is naturalistic yet elegant. She has been a professional landscape consultant for private and larger civic and commercial gardens and has instigated beautification projects in Cambridge.

Persons associated with the garden include: Emily Howard (former owner, 1914-c.1928); Abbie Nichols (former owner, c.1928-1951); Beverly Benson Seamans (1928-2012) (sculptor, no dates available); Julia Child (donor of garden decorations, 2001); Allen Haskell (nurseryman, no dates available).
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 -- Cambridge  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA640
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Listen to the First Song Ever Recorded on This Ancient, Harp-Like Instrument

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:42:51 +0000
Topic:
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H.E. Bowers

Maker:
Whitehead & Hoag Company  Search this
Physical Description:
cellulose nitrate (cover material)
paper (pad material)
Measurements:
overall: 5.7 cm x 15.5 cm x .5 cm; 2 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in x 3/16 in
overall: 2 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in x 1/4 in; 5.715 cm x 15.5575 cm x .635 cm
Object Name:
blotter
Place made:
United States: New Jersey, Newark
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Date made:
ca 1906
ID Number:
2006.0098.1401
Catalog number:
2006.0098.1401
Accession number:
2006.0098
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Data Source:
National Museum of American History
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Bunsen Burner

Physical Description:
metal, iron (overall material)
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overall: 15.8 cm x 10.9 cm; 6 1/4 in x 4 5/16 in
overall: 6 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in x 4 1/4 in; 15.875 cm x 10.795 cm x 10.795 cm
Object Name:
Bunsen Burner
Associated Place:
United States: New Jersey
Credit Line:
June W. Leonard
ID Number:
1991.0691.16
Catalog number:
1991.0691.16
Accession number:
1991.0691
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Twining Cedar (14 of 15): Weaving Designs - False Embroidery

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2019-06-19T01:32:48.000Z
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Twining Cedar (6 of 15): Harvesting and Preparing Maidenhair Fern

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Twining Cedar (4 of 15): Harvesting Red Cedar Bark

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2018-11-14T00:56:38.000Z
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Twining Cedar (15 of 15): Ending - Weaving the Rim

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Twining Cedar (15 of 15): Ending - Weaving the Rim

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Twining Cedar (5 of 15): Preparing Red Cedar Bark

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2018-11-14T01:11:07.000Z
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Twining Cedar (12 of 15): Designs (Patterns)

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2019-06-18T22:15:50.000Z
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Twining Cedar (8 of 15): Weaving a Plaited Bottom

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2019-06-18T01:07:59.000Z
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Twining Cedar (11 of 15): Weaving the Sides

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Twining Cedar (12 of 15): Designs (Patterns)

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2018-11-15T00:19:13.000Z
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Twining Cedar (14 of 15): Weaving Designs - False Embroidery

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2018-11-14T22:41:26.000Z
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Twining Cedar (5 of 15): Preparing Red Cedar Bark

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2019-06-17T23:45:49.000Z
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Twining Cedar (9 of 15): Weaving a Twined Bottom

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Twining Cedar (11 of 15): Weaving the Sides

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2019-06-18T21:48:34.000Z
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Twining Cedar (8 of 15): Weaving a Plaited Bottom

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Twining Cedar (1 of 15): Annette Island Tsimshian Basket Weaving

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