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[The Farm House]

Former owner:
McCormick, Mildred Day  Search this
Landscape architect:
Leighton, Ann, 1902?-1985  Search this
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  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:
Maine -- Bar Harbor
The Farm House (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Date:
[between 1923 and 1928]
General:
Mildred McCormick was Sargent Collier's great aunt. Elizabeth Collier is Sargent Collier's wife. No 35 mm slide.
Historic plate number: "84."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], McCormick [label torn]."
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 -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Summer  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Gates  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME048001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME048: Bar Harbor -- The Farm House
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8290

Bar Harbor -- Garland Farm

Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Architect:
Patterson, Robert W.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garland Farm (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes a work sheet, features plan, and articles.
General:
After Beatrix Farrand moved from Reef Point, she built an addition for herself onto the home of Lewis and Amy Garland, the longtime caretakers of Reef Point. Farrand selected her favorite plants and architectural elements and transplanted them to Garland Farm. After Farrand's death in 1959, the Garland's took care of the garden until they sold the property in ca. 1969. The front garden was framed with Reef Point fence and incorporated Asian and native plants. The main garden, at the back of the wing, contained elements of Farrand's herbaceous plant collection. This garden consists of rectangular beds with gravel paths between. The central panels are mostly heaths and heathers from Farrand's collection. On January 9, 2004, Garland Farm was purchased by the Beatrix Farrand Society. Their purpose is to repair the house and restore the gardens back to Farrand's design in order to serve as a center for research and activities.
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Garland (former owners); Amy Garland (former owner, 1964-1970); Ms. Helena and Mr. Jerome C. Goff (former owners, 1970-1993); Robert W. Patterson (architect of back wing (1955-1956); and Beatrix Farrand (landscape architect, 1955-1959).
Related Materials:
Garland Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (6 8 X10 photoprints and 10 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Roche Collection, ca. 1954-1970.
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 -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME112
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8155

Cranberry Isles -- Moss Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Moss Garden (Cranberry Isles, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Cranberry Isles
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information about the garden.
General:
This three-acre garden has been under development since 1971 and is located on an island near Mount Desert Island on the coast of Maine. Deer and a lack of water other than rainfall are but two of the challenges that the garden's owner has had to confront. Most of the garden is within an eight-foot fence. One border outside the fence contains "deer proof" plantings, while the focal point of the site is a vegetable and cutting garden approximately 25 by 50 feet. Although this area is watered, in the remainder of the garden plants must survive without supplemental watering. Unique sculpture, garden ornaments, and ancillary buildings create additional areas of interest amidst the plantings.
Related Materials:
Moss Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 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 -- Maine -- Cranberry Isles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME124
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8160

Mount Desert -- The Tennis Court Garden

Former owner:
Vaughn family  Search this
Harris, Elizabeth Flagler  Search this
Gardener:
King, Timothy  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Tennis Court Garden (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert -- Northeast Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a garden plan, and a plant list.
General:
This garden is situated on a former tennis court at the edge of a quiet cove. It is a cutting garden with flowers, herbs and vegetables. Because of deer in the area, a 12 foot high cedar fence was designed to enclose the garden. Three large "windows" in the fence with "curtains' of sweet peas frame the cove view. Narrow vertical openings along the fence provide ventilation and enticing previews of the garden within. Granite steps, cut into a grassy bank, lead down to the garden and have a railing of rustic cedar branches. The beds are laid out in geometric shapes. The center aisle, flanked with beds of poppies and lavender, leads to a large earthenware jar. This jar, a replica of those found in many old Bar Harbor gardens, is centered in front of one of the fence "windows." In all the beds perennials, annuals, vegetables, and herbs intermingle in happy and colorful profusion. Cut birch branches supply a subtle support for taller plants.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: the Vaughn family (former owners, 1894-1941); Elizabeth Flagler Harris (former owner, 1941-1966); and Timothy King (gardener).
Related Materials:
The Tennis Court Garden 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 -- Maine -- Northeast Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME106
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8179

Mount Desert -- Fantasy Island

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Fantasy Island (Mount Desert, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes a work sheet and site map.
General:
Fantasy Island relies on the natural elements of the surrounding woodlands, but uses a formal plan. This organic garden depends on the heavy use of forest sod, blueberry, bunchberry, and huckleberry. The many "rooms" and vistas are used for contemplation and renewal. The owner incorporated a large sculpture collection, objects and use of stone and water features. An Austrian carriage house, dasha, Portuguese pool house, gothic tower, and a Moorish gazebo are some of the other unusual features and buildings on the property. The owners' idea for the garden is to celebrate Maine; and "to also amuse and intrigue [the visitor] with endless variety of ways to see and and enjoy the property."
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Kathy Van Gorder (landscape designer and gardener, 1997-present); George Scandone (landscape designer, 1997-present).
Related Materials:
Fantasy Island related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 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 -- Maine -- Town of Mount Desert  Search this
Cutting gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Sculpture gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME117
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8180

Mount Desert -- The Driftwood Garden

Landscape architect:
Kneedler, Howard S., Jr.  Search this
Former owner:
Andrews, Schofield, Mrs.  Search this
Andrews, Schofield, Mr.  Search this
Architect:
Tilden, Register & Pepper  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Driftwood Garden (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert -- Northeast Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes a work sheet, copy of photograph and site map.
General:
The garden entrance off the brick terrace is located on the water side of the house. A formal rectangular section with borders of annuals and perennials was designed by Harold Kneedler, Jr. The owner enlarged paths up the hill with a small waterfall to a larger informal garden with playhouse tool shed, vegetables and a herbaceous border. Walking further, you find a guest cottage with a circular pool. Woody plants predominate with trees
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Patrick Grant, Sr. (former owner, 1927-1928); Mr. and Mrs. Schofield Andrews, Sr. (former owners, 1928-1970); Tilden, Register & Pepper (architects, 1927); and Howard Kneedler (landscape architect, 1970- ).
Related Materials:
The Driftwood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Other materials on property found at Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania - Samuel Yellin Collection (job #2673).
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:
Cutting gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Northeast Harbor  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME118
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8181

Mount Desert -- Somes Meadow

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Somes Meadows (Mount Desert, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plan, plant lists, and copies of articles.
General:
The gardens at Somes Meadow consist of a front sunken border garden, a cottage garden, a shady border, a large cutting/vegetable garden, and foundation plantings around houses and outbuildings. The property is surrounded by a large meadow that sweeps down to the shore of Somes Sound. The site of the cutting/vegetable garden was originally a clay tennis court, so the beds were raised 18-24" with granite edges. Sapling arbors and towers and birch tree twigs give added support to plants as well as added height and interest to the garden. The gardens within the weathered fence are separated by large granite curbing block obtained locally. "The concept of the garden is to respect the 'spirit' of the place' and seem at home in Maine. A garden that is not too formal..."
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Somes family (former owners, 1836-1962); Mr. and Mrs. Hanes (former owners, ca. 1962-1972); Robert Patterson (architect, 1962); Don Smith and Son (nurserymen, 1978); Paul Ritter (gardener, 1978-1990); and Joy Lyons (gardener, 1989-present).
Related Materials:
Somes Meadow 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:
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Town of Mount Desert  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Cottage gardens  Search this
Cutting gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME121
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8182

Mount Desert -- Sand Point

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sand Point (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert -- Northeast Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and site plan.
General:
Completed in 1998, the summer cottage is located on a small peninsula of land on the eastern shore of Somes Sound. The cottage is approached by a curing drive of fine pink granite through a woodland of native plants including spruces, ferns, and mosses. Large bleeding heart topiaries flank the entrance steps. The back terrace is landscaped with Italian terra-cotta pots planted with annuals and tender perennials. The cottage garden is planted with perennials and features a large terra-cotta jar, a rambling fence of branches, a cedar hedge, and pink granite paths. The back terrace also includes a putting green. Areas of low native plants and birch trees ease the transition from the lawn areas to the wilder areas along the shore.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Dean Worder, Rebecca Wheeler, and Adam Sandone (landscape gardeners, 1998-2007).
Related Materials:
Sand Point related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 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:
Container gardening  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Northeast Harbor  Search this
Cottage gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME122
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8183

Seal Harbor -- Treetops

Former owner:
Foster, Jane  Search this
Hudson, Fitzgerald  Search this
Brown, William Adams, 1865-1943  Search this
Landscape architect:
Chassé, Patrick  Search this
Gardener:
Cough, Deborah  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Treetops (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a plant list, a photocopied article, and additional information about the garden.
General:
Treetops is situated on Mt. Desert Island, near Acadia National Park. Although the house dates to 1895, the 2.5 acre garden included in this documentation was developed primarily between 1993 and 2006, when the property was sold. Concentric circles around the "cottage" exemplified the garden's multiple personalities. An outer perimeter included planted woodland, century-old rockwork, 10-foot hemlock hedges, groomed moss, wildflowers, lawns, and natural granite outcroppings. From here one moved into a shrubbery of old rhododendrons, mature Rosa rugosa, clethra, hydrangeas, and flowers shaded by silver birches and stately spruces. Then came grass, granite, and pine-needle paths leading into a more intimate circle of herbaceous borders, and a sunken garden, a white garden, and a container garden ending in a colorful cutting garden. Closer to the house were rose beds, perennials, shrubs, and ferns, while a wraparound porch with ocean views was punctuated by a variety of containers and topiaries. Of special note, the sunken garden, with its "Hearts of Stone" parterre, was installed on the site of a ballroom torn down in the 1930s, and was designed as a formal checkerboard using squares of pink granite, pea gravel, and Nepeta faassenii, along with 'Chianti', a large bush rose with black-magenta blossoms.
Persons associated with the garden include Jane Foster (former owner, 1993-2006); Fitzgerald Hudson (former owner, 1983-1993); William Adams Brown (former owner, 1895-1930s); Patrick Chassé (landscape architect, 1988); and Deborah Cough (gardener, 1992 to date).
Related Materials:
Treetops related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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 -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME123
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8200

Mount Desert Island -- Montrose

Former owner:
Donnan, David, Mr.  Search this
Donnan, David, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Wheelock, Morgan  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Montrose (Mount Desert Island, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert Island
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, landscape plan, and planting plan.
General:
This garden was designed to draw on the movement of the Sound, the mountains, and the water. The owners and the architect settled on two aims--to let the natural landscape inspire their plans and to create a replica of it. They did this by cutting down trees and creating a pond to reflect the Sound in the distance. They also wanted to create an easy way of descending from the house onto a large lawn below, which would become a pleasant place to entertain. Terraces were created and planted with Rosa rugosa. The front side of the house became the place to use complementary flowers. The path to the house is bordered by a hedge of coreopsis and hydrangea blooms. A small cutting garden is hidden behind a white picket fence on the right side of the drive.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Mr. and Mrs. David Donnan (former owners, 1987-1993) and Morgan Wheelock (landscape architect, 1995-1998).
Related Materials:
Montrose related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 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 -- Maine -- Mount Desert Island  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME108
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8227

Bar Harbor -- Garland Farm

Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Architect:
Patterson, Robert W.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Roche, John P.  Search this
Roche, Mary Alice  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garland Farm (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes a work sheet, features plan, and articles.
General:
After Beatrix Farrand moved from Reef Point, she built an addition for herself onto the home of Lewis and Amy Garland, the longtime caretakers of Reef Point. Farrand selected her favorite plants and architectural elements and transplanted them to Garland Farm. After Farrand's death in 1959, the Garland's took care of the garden until they sold the property in ca. 1969. The front garden was framed with Reef Point fence and incorporated Asian and native plants. The main garden, at the back of the wing, contained elements of Farrand's herbaceous plant collection. This garden consists of rectangular beds with gravel paths between. The central panels are mostly heaths and heathers from Farrand's collection. On January 9, 2004, Garland Farm was purchased by the Beatrix Farrand Society. Their purpose is to repair the house and restore the gardens back to Farrand's design in order to serve as a center for research and activities.
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Garland (former owners); Amy Garland (former owner, 1964-1970); Ms. Helena and Mr. Jerome C. Goff (former owners, 1970-1993); Robert W. Patterson (architect of back wing (1955-1956); and Beatrix Farrand (landscape architect, 1955-1959).
Related Materials:
Garland Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (6 8 X10 photoprints and 10 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Identifier:
AAG.ROC, File ME112
See more items in:
Roche collection
Roche collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-roc-ref20

Mount Desert -- Long Pond Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Architect:
McHenry, William  Search this
Former owner:
Johnson, Edward C., Mrs., III  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert
Gardens -- Maine -- Mount Desert
Long Pond Garden (Mount Desert, Maine)
Scope and Contents:
59 digital images (2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
Situated along the shores of a large inland Mt. Desert lake called Long Pond. This 20 acre property was once a family summer "camp." The Asian style house and "The Japanese House" was designed by architect william McHenry in 1997. The family's collection of antiques is displayed both inside and outside these houses and the landscape was designed with an Asian landscape aesthetic. Other buildings on the property include the original camp, a small boat house, a garage/office, two staff houses, maintenance outbuildings and a tennis court. The landscaping blends the natural beauty of native plants and Maine woods, with an Asian aesthetic of carefully groomed mosses, small neat streams, natural paths of pine needles and patterned flat stones, and the lovely lagoon. The garden areas are designed more as kitchen and cutting gardens than decorative gardens.
At the entrance of the property along the driveway through the woods on the right side there is a wet area that has been turned into a lagoon with little islands planted with fir trees. Designed by the current owner, the lagoon and its islands are neatly edged with moss covered stones. Plantings include water lilies, lilies, iris, and other water plants. A pine needle path meanders around the edge of the lagoon. There are lush groupings of ferns on the islands and on the edges of the path. "The Japanese House" which contains a meeting space and guest rooms, frames the view at the far end of the lagoon. The driveway splits at the "The Japanese House." On the left there is a circle with apple trees in the center. There is a small office building, the main house, and the original camp. An access path of pine needles at the back of the main house leads to a small "boat house" and dock. Turning to the right at "The Japanese House," the driveway continues along the side of the house to a parking area on the right, and a large vegetable and flower garden on the left. The drive then continues uphill, through the woods past a tennis court, to a staff house with a second vegetable garden for large crops. A building set into a hill on three sides is planted with a berry garden on its roof. The road continues to the top of the hill and a turnaround circle. There are two small additional garden areas on the property: one outside the master bedroom at the main house and the other behind the office/garage. Both of these areas are enclosed in a handmade fence of twigs and branches designed by Pat O'Grady. Scarlet bee balm planted in both gardens attract humming birds.
Persons associated with the garden include: William McHenry (architect, 1997); Edward C. Johnson, III (landscaper); Shelly Marsh (gardener); Darcy Davenport (gardener); Whitney Grandholm (gardener); Pat O'Grady (fencer).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME190
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Bar Harbor -- Kenarden

Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Garden designer:
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Sculptor:
Soderholtz, Eric E.  Search this
Former owner:
Kennedy, John Stewart  Search this
Dorrance, Ethel Mallincknot  Search this
Collet, Ethel Dorrance  Search this
Architect:
Rowe & Baker  Search this
Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kenarden (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes worksheets, historical information about the property, and a garden tour description.
General:
The original gardens at Kenarden were designed by landscape architect Beatrix Jones Farrand (1872-1959) early in the last century and have been restored and replanted by the current owners. The gardens include a formal rose garden with boxwood edging that has a contemporary Lunaform urn at its center. The fomal sunken Italianate garden's balustrade and pergola were replicated by garden designer Dennis Bracale, and the flower beds were replanted. Urns created by Eric Ellis Soderholtz in the early 20th century are in situ in the Italianate garden as well as around the residence. Large cutting and vegetable gardens were installed in the same location as the historic gardens, alongside greenhouses. Many of the original outhouses remain on the property as well as mature specimens including a Japanese umbrella pine, a very large hawthorn tree, a mature gingko, and very mature pieris, kalmia and rhododendron. An iron fence surrounding the property was added with new perimeter plantings. The drive from the main entrance cuts through native woods that are maintained as a decorative feature.
Kenarden Lodge was one of the original summer properties built at the end of the 19th century in Mount Desert, Maine. The turreted mansion with its own electrical plant designed by New York architects Rowe and Baker in 1892 was torn down in the 1960s and another house was built in its place circa 1970 by the architectural firm Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen. The first owner of the property was financier John Stewart Kennedy; the estate was sold in the 1930s to Ethel Mallinckrot Dorrance, widow of Dr. John Thompson Dorrance, a chemist at Campbell who invented condensed canned soups.
Encouraged by Beatrix Farrand, Eric Ellis Soderholtz switched from photography to manufacturing garden urns and other ornaments, some of which remain at Kenarden.
Persons associated with the garden include John Stewart Kennedy and members of the Kennedy family (former owners, 1892-1933); Ethel Mallinckrot Dorrance (former owner 1933-1958); Ethel Dorrance Colket (former owner 1958-1966); Rowe and Baker (architects of original house, 1892); Beatrix Jones Farrand (landscape architect, circa 1915); Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen (architects of current house, 1970-1972; firm in business 1946-1973 ); AB & JR Hodgkins, Inc. (builders of current house, 1970-1972); Dennis Bracale, Gardens by Design (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Kenarden related holdings consist of 3 folders (36 35 mm. slides; 15 digital images.; 4 photographic prints; 3 glass lantern slides)
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J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME044
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Salisbury Cove -- Crow's Nest

Former owner:
Jenkins, Mary Louise  Search this
Ratner, Mary  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Crow's Nest (Salisbury Cove, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor -- Salisbury Cove
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Established in 1986 on seven acres, Crow's Nest was originally part of a larger property. An example of a classic do-it-yourself project, the garden's soil was hand shoveled and amended by the property's current owners on land which had previously lost its topsoil. The property now features a number of garden beds, trees, shrubs and rockwork hand built by the owners.
The waterfront property includes meadows, woodlands, lawns, and informal gardens. Dahlias, lilies, peonies, and irises are planted throughout the gardens, most of which are bordered with granite rockwork. The gardens include various raised beds, a perennial garden bordered by a flowering crabapple and rose hedge, a cutting garden, a moss garden, and naturalized plantings. In addition to the house, structures include a barn and a garden shed. With the exception of several deer-tolerant beds, the gardens are protected by wire deer fencing.
Persons associated with the garden include Mary Louise Jenkins (former owner, 1927-1977) and Mary Ratner (former owner, 1977-1984).
Related Materials:
Crow's Nest related holdings consist of 1 folders (19 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Salisbury Cove  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME130
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Mount Desert -- Sindhu's Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sindhu's Garden (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert -- Northeast Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and 16 reference prints.
General:
Sindhu's Garden grows on a symmetrical infrastructure of four blocks of raised garden beds, each subdivided into seven rows that are edged in granite blocks and separated by paths made of granite pavers. The entire garden comprises 90 by 65 feet and includes a 60 foot by 15 foot perennial bed along one side that is separated from the 28 smaller beds by a wide gravel path that is raked into Zen circles every day. The garden beds are a riot of color in the summer, planted with annual and perennial flowers and vegetables including Echinacea, dahlias, sunflowers and rudbeckia. Despite its structure the garden looks casual with a chicken wire fence and gate across the front, whimsical garden tool sculptures, and wooden birds and animals created by the owner.
The owner's house and studio are located across an unpaved road from the entrance to the garden. A cedar hedge is planted along the street side of the garden, a birch twig fence encloses the back of the garden, and there is a cedar fence behind the long perennial bed. A compost heap sits in a back corner.
Related Materials:
Sindhu's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (11 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Northeast Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME132
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Mount Desert -- Wasgat Cove

Former owner:
Sinkler, Wharton  Search this
Sinkler, Louise Elkins  Search this
Architect:
Sinkler, John P.B.  Search this
Adams, Frank  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wasgat Cove (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert -- Northeast Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and photocopies of articles.
General:
This French Normandy style house is located on a three and a half acre property on a sloping terrain at the edge of Somes Sound, the only fjord on the eastern coast of the United States. A 300 foot dock with a gazebo at the end is an integral part of the garden design. Approaching the house from the gravel driveway there is a steep bank that descends into Hadlock Brook, following along the property until it enters Somes Sound on the south side of the house. A teak bench is nestled between two Maine rocks and accented with Japanese painted ferns on the southern corner. From the seating area is a pool garden with a "Perugia" Lunaform urn and continuing up the hill is a winding stone stair to a water wheel at the mouth of Hadlock Brook.
A seaside terrace with a dining area and two Italian terracotta urns overlooks the dock. On the north side of the house is a small fern garden and from further towards the front of the house is a woodland grove with a children's tree house and a meditation area.
Persons associated with the garden include Wharton and Louise Elkins Sinkler (former owners, 1920-1922); John P.B. Sinkler (architect, 1920); Frank Adams (architect); Prock Marine Company (marine architect and installers of pier and dock); and Lunaform (planters and urns).
Related Materials:
Wasgat Cove related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides (photographs); 17 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Northeast Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME133
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Mount Desert -- "Breezes" Pergola Garden

Landscape architect:
Riddell, Bruce John  Search this
Stonemason:
Robb, Gordon B.  Search this
Landscaper:
Robb, Gordon B.  Search this
Metalsmith:
Breeden, Robert  Search this
Carpenter:
Allen, Ralph  Search this
Gardener:
Neal, Danielle  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
"Breezes" Pergola Garden (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Mount Desert -- Northeast Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Situated on a 4.2 acre property, this classic English cottage-style cutting garden was designed and constructed in 2005-2006. One enters the garden by ascending a sweep of natural granite steps which lead to a wooden moongate flanked by tall granite pillars salvaged from a nearby abandoned quarry. The intimate garden space has four classically scaled garden quadrants surrounding a central circular flower bed. Serving as the anchor for the garden design is a pergola situated to the east of the vegetable and flower parterres. Inspired by works done in the early 1900's by the landscape architect Beatrix Farrand, the pergola features rounded moon windows and a larger moongate doorway facing west. The circle motif found in the pergola and and garden entrance moongate is mirrored in the design of the teak furniture housed in the pergola, as well as in the garden layout. Garden ornaments include two custom-made bronze tuteurs and an antique armillary-sundial. The garden walkways are paved with crushed granite and edged in roughhewn granite cobblestones, both of which are sourced from the same local quarry as the stone steps and pillars at the garden entrance.
The pergola is covered with crimson glory vine, a hardy ornamental grapevine. Smoketree, fringetree, and hydrangea accentuate the deciduous plantings in the outer perimeter of the garden, and a native woodland has been supplemented with the addition of wild geranium, hostas, assorted ferns and and white pine and white spruce plantings. The inner garden beds feature perennials such as echinacea, astilbe, salvia, peonies, and aconitum along with vegetables, seasonal annuals and bulbs for cut flowers.
Persons associated with the garden include: Bruce John Riddell (landscape architect, 2005-2006); Gordon B. Robb (stonemason and landscaper, 2005-2006); Robert Breeden (metalsmith, 2005-2006); Ralph Allen (carpenter, 2005-2006); and Danielle Neal (gardener, 2007-present).
Related Materials:
"Breezes" Pergola Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 -- Maine -- Northeast Harbor  Search this
Cottage gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME136
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Seal Harbor -- Cairn House

Landscape architect:
Chassé, Patrick  Search this
Architect:
Fitch, Douglass  Search this
Former owner:
Marcus, William Elder  Search this
Matheson, Hugh Merritt  Search this
Burnett, Claude A.  Search this
Potter:
Soderholtz, Eric E.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cairn House (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
Former Title:
Granelder
General:
Cairn House, designed by architect Douglass Fitch, was built of native pink granite on Mt. Desert Island circa 1930. Granite was used for the terrace, walkways and steps, and throughout the garden for planted ledges, walls and benches. Native plants include mosses, ferns, high and low bush blueberries, cranberries, and other shrubs and vines. There is an ornamental and culinary herb and rock garden, lavishly planted ornamental gardens alongside the house that contain perennials, ferns and rhododendrons, and a cutting and kitchen garden planted in beds. The paths are gravel or granite interspersed with moss groundcover.
The first owner, William Elder Marcus, named the property Granelder. The next owners, Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Merritt Matheson, added approximately one and one-quarter acres of woodlands and gardens, and called the property Seaforth. Dr. Claude A. Burnett propagated rhododendrons on the property, which he called Crathes. Dr. James and Emily Fuchs named the property Cairn House and had the gardens redesigned by Patrick Chassé (ASLA), who created the annual and perennial rock garden, the cutting, herb and kitchen gardens, and the garden area at the entrance to the house.
Persons associated with the garden include Patrick Chassé (landscape architect, 1988 to present); Douglass Fitch (architect, 1928-1930); William Elder Marcus (former owner, 1928-1930s); Hugh Merritt Matheson (former owner, 1935-1960s); Claude A. Burnett (1960s-1983); Eric E. Soderholtz (potter, 1867-1959); Elisabeth Curran (gardener, 2000), Dan DeLong (gardener, 2004), Mary Woodfin (gardener, 2004), and Annie Schwartz (2005).
Related Materials:
Cairn House related holdings consist of 1 folders (19 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME129
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Seal Harbor -- Cliff Garden

Landscape architect:
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Chassé, Patrick  Search this
Stone mason:
Gammelin, Jeff  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cliff Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Broad flower beds of perennials and annuals bring color and romance to the ocean side location of Cliff Garden, a seven-acre property atop an 80-foot drop to the Atlantic Ocean. The flower beds surround an ovoid lawn that features an antique marble table from India. The garden is entered from the circular driveway by crossing a wooden bridge and going through an Asian-inspired pergola. In addition to the main flower garden there is a cutting garden next to a garage, grass walks around the house leading to the cliff that are bordered with beds of shrubs and flowering shrubs, woodlands, and naturalized plantings in the center of the driveway in front of the house.
The garden was established in 2003 with the assistance of landscape architect Patrick Chassé (ASLA). Hardscaping includes stone stairs leading down from the house to the garden, benches, and large native boulders amidst the flower beds. An electrified deer fence protects the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Dennis Bracale of Gardens by Design (landscape designer, 2004-2009); Patrick Chassé, ASLA (landscape designer, 2003); Jeff Gammelin of Freshwater Stone (stone mason, 2002).
Related Materials:
Cliff Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (19 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME131
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Southwest Harbor -- The Arbor Gardens

Garden designer:
Wieting, Randall G.  Search this
Mitchell, Ellen  Search this
Landscape architect:
Caivano, Roc  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Arbor Gardens, The (Southwest Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Southwest Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans (including one with plant names), a photocopy of an article about the garden, and additional information.
General:
Although the cottage that sits on this .75 acre site was built in the 1930s, development of the garden began only in the 1990s. The front of the house features a roadside garden on both sides of a green-painted trellis fence running in an east-west direction. Between the house and garage is a two-level terrace, the upper being of bluestone and the lower of "broken glass" stone. The color scheme is white and green and a 3-foot tall Lunaform pot serves as an accent/focal point. Behind the house a path to the shore passes a rose garden, cutting and vegetable gardens, and an arbor surrounded and flanked by perennial gardens. Here there is a focal sculpture of a stone boat planted with mosses. The eastern lot line features a flowering shrub border and a butterfly garden, while a small, oval herb garden lies adjacent to the two-level wooden deck attached to the back of the house.
Persons associated with the garden include Randall G. Wieting (landscape designer, 1995 to date); Ellen Mitchell (garden designer, 1990-1995); and Roc Caivano (landscape architect, 1995).
Related Materials:
The Arbor Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides (photographs); 4 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Southwest Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME126
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