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Lake Forest -- Greensward of Market Square, The

Architect:
Shaw, Howard Van Doren  Search this
Landscape architect:
Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects  Search this
Provenance:
Lake Forest Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Greensward of Market Square, The (Lake Forest, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Lake County -- Lake Forest
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles about the project, and other information.
General:
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Market Square was the first planned shopping center in the United States. Completed in 1916, the square and its surroundings were showing their age by the late 1990s, when a collaborative restoration project of the "green" in the center of the square was undertaken by the Lake Forest Garden Club, the city, and concerned citizens. The club had played an active role in Market Square landscaping improvements over the years; the current project was given its initial impetus by the club, but was soon transformed into a separate Market Square 2000 project with wide public and city support. With design work by Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects of Delaware, the project was completed in 2000. Features include a flagpole and fountain, sculpture, and various elements of hardscaping, such as brick walkways. On the north and south sides of the square's lawn are fire maples with an underplanting of hydrangea, viburnum, boxwood, and groundcover. West of the flagpole is a rose garden surrounded by an arch of yews, while two European hornbeams are situated in the corners of the rose bed. A low hedge of Alpine Currant (Ribes alpinum) outlines the north and south perimeters of the park.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Rodney Robinson Landscape Architects (landscape architects, 1996-2000) and Howard Van Doren Shaw (architect, 1913-1917).
Related Materials:
The Greensward of Market Square related holdings consist of 2 folders (6 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 -- Illinois -- Lake Forest  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL120
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Philadelphia -- La Colline

Landscape architect:
Schneider, Nina  Search this
Farley, Alice Hamilton  Search this
Garden designer:
Purple, Leslie  Search this
Plant Connection, The  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
La Colline (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information about the house and garden.
General:
Beginning in 1998, the gardens on the .75-acre La Colline site in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia were completely redesigned to reflect the French architectural influences of its Second Empire-inspired house. Naturalistic woodsy gardens at the edge of the property evolve into more tightly organized and controlled planting spaces closer to the main house. On the north and west sides of the main house a series of outdoor "rooms" connect an original side porch to a newly installed 30' x 30' rear terrace. These rooms are linked together visually with the repetitive use of plant material and forms such as yew and boxwood hedges, espaliered pear, Manhattan Euonymus, ivy, clematis, and topiary. The terrace features clipped yew and boxwood hedges, masses of hellebores, and a "hedge" of pleached European Hornbeam trees, while its most stunning horticultural features are a matching pair of Full Moon maple trees and a mature Katsura tree. Additional elements include a fountain and aquatic garden. In the front garden, located on the southwest side of the main house, a highly stylized, elliptically shaped lawn is ringed with mature hollies and masses of golden spirea. There is a perennial garden in front of the stone retaining wall flanking the entrance to the main house. Throughout the garden containers are planted seasonally with masses of controlled color, punctuating the overall design of each garden space.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Nina Schneider (landscape architect, 2003 to date); Leslie Purple (garden designer, 2000-2003); Alice Farley (garden designer, 2000-2003); and The Plant Connection (garden designers, 2000-2003).
Related Materials:
La Colline related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA672
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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Orange -- Mount Sharon Farm

Former owner:
Taliaferro family, 1724-1935  Search this
Augustus, Ellsworth Mr  Search this
Augustus, Ellsworth Mrs  Search this
Eldredge, Nancy Sasser Mrs  Search this
Clark, John S. Mr  Search this
Clark, John S. Mrs  Search this
Architect:
LaFarge, Louis Bancel  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Stick, Charles J.  Search this
Provenance:
Dolley Madison Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Mount Sharon Farm (Orange, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Orange
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of articles, blog postings, and garden plans.
General:
The current owners restored the house and then set out to create a series of distinctive, but related, garden rooms using century-old boxwood to frame their creation. The garden enters through the wedding gate to a walled Elizabethan knot garden. Meandering paths lead through a hydrangea and camellia garden and a spring garden full of color and variety. Cross the central walk lined with gigantic boxwood and enter four terraces of formal parterres with arched, rose-covered pergolas and pavilions overlooking yew-enclosed formal rose gardens. The geometric parterre changes with the season and features blue and white anemone de blanda in spring and annuals in summer. An Italianate croquet pitch with fountains and panoramic view is surrounded by pleached European hornbeams. A holly-surrounded badminton lawn, exedrae with sculptured niches, crepe myrtle walk, mixed border, and oval garden culminate in a Moorish gazebo affording views of the rolling countryside. Fountain displays and sculpture abound throughout this garden for all seasons in the classical style.
The flattest parcel in the ten acres of formal gardens was designed as a vegetable and cutting garden, installed In 2006. There are 19 metal-edged square, triangular and rectangular planting beds with bisecting pea gravel paths on North-South and East-West axes. This garden can be entered down steps from the ornamental garden under a lengthy pergola planted with espaliered crabapple trees, or under an arched gateway in the spindle fence punctuated by pairs of shaped boxwood. Climbing vegetables are supported on hand-hewn cedar tuteurs or in wire cages; beds are mulched with straw. The potager combines function with classical symmetry. Plants include tomatoes, cucumber, cantaloupe, strawberries, raspberries, asparagus, dill, lavender, basil, sweet potatoes, zinnias, and daylilies.
Persons associated with the garden include: Taliaferro family (former owners, 1724-1935); Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Augustus (former owners, 1935-1955); Mrs. Nancy Sasser Eldredge (former owner, 1955-1980); Mr. and Mrs. John S. Clark (former owners, 1985-1995); Louis Bancel LaFarge (architect, 1935-1938); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, 1936-1938); and Charles J. Stick (landscape architect, 1998- ).
Related Materials:
Mount Sharon Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (24 35mm slides (photographs); 16 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 -- Virginia -- Orange  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA365
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18966

Flourtown -- Thornlea

Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Thornlea (Flourtown, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Flourtown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden plan.
General:
The Thornlea residence located in a suburban area sits at the end of a private lane. The two acre property includes stone walls, several garden spaces and lawn. The entrance area leads to a brick courtyard enclosed by a four-foot stucco wall. The coutyard's interior spaced includes holly trees, planted troughs, hostas and chamaesyparis. The walled herb garden off of the couryard is designed with three levels. Pea size gravel is underfoot and the geometric herb beds are backed by a European Hornbeam hedge. A perennial bed is set along one wall along with a hosta bed and espaliered fruit trees. The interior herb beds tend to change content at the whim of the owner. Beyond the walled garden is lawn and a wooded area of ferns and wildflowers. At the back of the residence is a bi-level terrace and an arbor covered with wisteria.
Persons associated with the garden include: Stanley and Bernice Thorton (former owners, 1957-1987).
Related Materials:
Thornlea related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Flourtown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA638
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
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16466

[Mount Sharon Farm]: Italianate croquet pitch with pleached European hornbeam; and moon fountain at end.

Photographer:
Walker, Bernice  Search this
Provenance:
Dolley Madison Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Mount Sharon Farm (Orange, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Orange County -- Orange
Date:
2004.
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:
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Orange  Search this
Box  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Croquet courts  Search this
Pleaching  Search this
European hornbeam  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA365008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA365: Orange -- Mount Sharon Farm
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Mount Sharon Farm]: pergola to left; grass walkway between perennial beds to gazebo.

Photographer:
Walker, Bernice  Search this
Provenance:
Dolley Madison Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Mount Sharon Farm (Orange, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Orange County -- Orange
Date:
2004.
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:
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Orange  Search this
Pleaching  Search this
European hornbeam  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Roses  Search this
Edging, stone  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Gazebos  Search this
Plant supports  Search this
Treillage  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA365012
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA365: Orange -- Mount Sharon Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19574

[The Greensward of Market Square]: fall northeastern view, showing the yew hedge, European hornbeams, maples, flagpole, and tower.

Photographer:
Stuart, Robin P.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Greensward of Market Square, The (Lake Forest, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Lake County -- Lake Forest
Date:
2005 Oct.
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 -- Illinois -- Lake Forest  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Flagpoles  Search this
Flags  Search this
Lampposts  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Towers  Search this
Cupolas  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Maple  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Streets  Search this
Automobiles  Search this
European hornbeam  Search this
Yew  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item IL120002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois / IL120: Lake Forest -- Greensward of Market Square, The
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref7061

[Pineview]: an allee of fastigiate hornbeams, facing southeast.

Photographer:
Shamy, Joseph D.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pineview (Peterborough, New Hampshire)
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Hillsborough County -- Peterborough
Date:
1999 Jul.
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
Allées  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
European hornbeam  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Benches, wooden  Search this
Containers  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NH030016
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire / NH030: Peterborough -- Pineview
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9664

Carpinus betulus

Flower Color:
White
Range:
Europe to Iran
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Common Hornbeam
European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2015-2165A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Air & Space Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2015-2165A
Online Media:

Carpinus betulus

Flower Color:
White
Range:
Europe to Iran
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Common Hornbeam
European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2011-0956A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of Natural History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-0956A
Online Media:

Carpinus betulus

Flower Color:
White
Range:
Europe to Iran
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Common Hornbeam
European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2011-0957A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of Natural History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-0957A
Online Media:

Carpinus betulus

Flower Color:
White
Range:
Europe to Iran
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Common Hornbeam
European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2011-0958A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of Natural History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-0958A

Carpinus betulus

Flower Color:
White
Range:
Europe to Iran
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Common Hornbeam
European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2011-0959A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of Natural History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-0959A
Online Media:

Carpinus betulus

Flower Color:
White
Range:
Europe to Iran
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Common Hornbeam
European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2011-0960A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of Natural History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-0960A
Online Media:

Carpinus betulus

Flower Color:
White
Range:
Europe to Iran
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Common Hornbeam
European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2011-0961A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of Natural History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-0961A
Online Media:

Carpinus betulus

Flower Color:
White
Range:
Europe to Iran
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Common Hornbeam
European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2011-0962A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of Natural History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-0962A
Online Media:

Carpinus betulus

Flower Color:
White
Range:
Europe to Iran
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Common Hornbeam
European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2011-0963A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of Natural History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-0963A
Online Media:

Carpinus betulus

Flower Color:
White
Range:
Europe to Iran
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Common Hornbeam
European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2011-0964A
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
National Museum of Natural History
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-0964A
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Memphis -- Buxton Garden

Creator:
Buxton, J. Stewart Mrs.  Search this
Buxton, J. Stewart  Search this
Hager, William P.  Search this
Hollerith family  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hollerith family  Search this
Hollerith, Herman, 1860-1929  Search this
Garden Club of America  Search this
Georgetown Garden Club  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Hollerith, Lucia Beverly, 1891-1982  Search this
Hollerith, Nannie Talcott, 1898-1985  Search this
Hollerith, Virginia  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Buxton Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and book excerpts.
General:
Designed by landscape architect William P. Hager, this garden was established when the home was remodeled in 1965. Featured on the 1972 tours of the Garden Club of America 59th annual meeting, the property features an entance courtyard surrounded by a low brick wall and a holly hedge, and a private back garden which is divided into lower and upper garden areas. The private garden levels are delineated by a curved redwood fence with brick steps leading from the lower main garden to the upper wild garden. As described in 1971, included in the garden areas are a rose garden, a wildflower garden, and a work and storage area where the compost heap is located.
Original plantings included espaliered dwarf fruit trees growing against the house, azaleas, and many varieties of hollies. In the mid-1980s a number of plantings were added to the garden including a blackgum tree, a sugar maple, a European hornbeam, and additions to the rose garden to include 40 different varieties.
This garden was originally documented as an unidentified garden in the Hollerith Family slide collection. An update of the garden documentation was provided in 2012.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. J. Stewart Buxton (former owners, 1936-2003); Nelson and Andrew Kilpatrick (former owners, 2003-2010); and William P. Hager (landscape architect, 1965).
Related Materials:
Buxton Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 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 -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Hollerith Family Slide Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HOL, File TN008
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Hollerith Family slide collection
Hollerith Family slide collection / Gardens and Sites / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hol-ref337

Carpinus betulus 'Frans Fontaine'

Range:
Temperate Asia, Europe
Topic:
Trees  Search this
Common Name:
Columnar Hornbeam
Frans Fontaine European Hornbeam
Group:
[vascular plants]
Class:
Equisetopsida
Subclass:
Magnoliidae
Superorder:
Rosanae
Order:
Fagales
Family:
Betulaceae
Genus:
Carpinus
Species:
betulus
Accession Number:
2011-0084A
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Smithsonian Gardens Tree Collection
On Display:
Hirshhorn Museum Sculpture Garden
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:ofeo-sg_2011-0084A
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