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[Sunnie-Holme]

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Sunnie-Holme (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Connecticut -- Fairfield
Date:
1928 Aug.
General note:
Centaurea Americana.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walkways, grass  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Ageratums  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item CT004026
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J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Connecticut / CT004: Fairfield -- Sunnie-Holme
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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[Sunnie-Holme]

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Sunnie-Holme (Fairfield, Connecticut)
Connecticut -- Fairfield
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
1928 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walkways, grass  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Ageratums  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Houses  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item CT004027
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Connecticut / CT004: Fairfield -- Sunnie-Holme
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Fairfield -- The Downings' Cutting Garden

Former owner:
Murphy, Edward.  Search this
Kimball, Christopher  Search this
Ryan, Barbara  Search this
Fillipone, Al  Search this
Gardener:
Toth, John  Search this
Garden designer:
Fleur de Lees  Search this
Wilbur and King  Search this
Architect:
Vicente-Burin Architects  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Downings' Cutting Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes garden design plans and photocopies of publications.
General:
Located on approximately two acres, the Downings' Cutting Garden was installed in 2006. When the owners originally purchased their property in 1999, a small cutting and vegetable garden existed, but it was located in a low lying area that was consistently wet due to a spring that flows beneath the property which caused the plantings to suffer from root rot during the summer. The existing garage was razed and replaced by new garage/guesthouse, designed by Vicente-Burin Architects built in keeping with the Colonial Revival style of the main house. A garden was designed at the back of the new garage and guesthouse, also referred to as the "barn." They also decided to include an adjacent potting shed to service the garden. Anticipating interference from deer, a wooden fence and boxwood hedge was constructed to deter them. The original intent of the garden was to provide the owner with cutting flowers for the home and herbs for cooking. When the owner created the plant list, the main priority was to offer visual interest and also to ensure that cuttings would last the entire growing season.
The owner wanted a relatively low maintenance garden comprised mostly of perennials, but with space for bulbs and annuals. The original design of the garden was created by Wilbur and King and contained mostly perennials and flowering shrubs. In the fall of 2008, Anne Lees and Martha McKeon of Fleur de Lees Garden Design redesigned the garden to provide more structure and organization. A parterre garden using Dwarf Boxwood was created around the antique urn in the center of the garden to serve as the focal point. The outer beds served as a backdrop for the parterre. The outer beds were grounded with balled boxwood to echo the design of the parterre. The redesign brought balance to the garden through symmetry and repetition.
Edward Murphy (former owner, 1933-); John Toth (gardener, 1933); Christopher Kimball (former owners, 1983-1991); Barbara Ryan and Al Fillipone (former owners, 1991-1999); Vicente-Burin (architect of guesthouse/garage/"barn", 2004); Wilbur and King (landscape designer, 2006); Fleur De Lees (garden designers, 2008).
Related Materials:
The Downings' Cutting Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 digital images; 1 photographic print)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT702
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Fairfield -- Farmwood

Former owner:
Banks, Samuel  Search this
Bradley, Zalmon  Search this
Sanford, Edward  Search this
Fleischmann, Udo  Search this
Fleischmann, Udo Mrs.  Search this
Larsen, Roy  Search this
Larsen, Roy Mrs.  Search this
Seggerman, Harry  Search this
Seggerman, Harry Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Clark, Cameron  Search this
Landscape designer:
Oliver's Nursery  Search this
Provenance:
Fairfield Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Farmwood (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an historical article, and artwork.
General:
Farmwood is a seven acre country estate with a Colonial Revival house originally built in 1871 and a formal garden comprised of two perpendicular rectangles installed in the 1920s. The original landscape architect is unknown, although Agnes Selkirk Clark, Ellen Biddle Shipman and the Olmsted Brothers all were working in the area at that time. The current owners restored original 6-foot stone walls, added gates and other architectural features, and replanted the formal deep borders and parterres in the garden rooms. Lattice fencing painted dark green was added to keep deer out of the planted areas and also to maintain the view of the garden from the house as was intended in the original design. The larger walled garden room has a deep border on the shorter side facing the house that is planted with daylilies, asters, dwarf standard lilacs, peonies, phlox and rudbeckia. There are similar borders on the long sides of the rectangle that are not as deep, punctuated by large antique urns set off by boxwoods. Within this garden room there are four matching parterres of boxwood, perennials, roses and red flowering buckeye trees with a shallow round reflecting pool with a fountain in the center, bordered by stonework and a low boxwood hedge. At the far side of the room there is a stone path with a stone bench at one end, a moon gate at the other end, and a wooden gate to the swimming pool garden room. Outside the walled garden there is a small stone chapel and shrine to the Virgin Mary (built in the 1970s) with meandering stone paths to another gate to the road set in the perimeter high stone wall as well as a path to the moon gate to the formal garden.
The smaller rectangle, originally a rose garden, was converted to a swimming pool room by a previous owner and was featured in the 1968 movie "The Swimmer." This walled garden room has borders of day lilies, astilbes, ferns and flowering shrubs including viburnum and hydrangea, an original wall fountain, spa, patio and pool house. The bird watching is excellent since the neighboring property includes the 155-acre Roy and Margot Larson Wildlife Sanctuary, donated by previous owners of Farmwood. Originally much larger the country estate had dairy cows and poultry, vegetable gardens, and kennels for breeding pointer and setter hunting dogs. Remaining outbuildings include a two-story barn, sheds, fences and historic trees.
Persons associated with the garden include: Samuel Banks (former owner until 1871); Zalmon Bradley (former owner, 1871-1906); Edward Sanford (former owner, 1806-1922); Mr. and Mrs. Udo Fleischmann (former owners, 1922-1939); Mr. and Mrs. Roy Larsen (former owners, 1939-1973); Mr. and Mrs. Harry Seggerman (former owners, 1973-2001); Oliver's Nursery (landscape design, 2003-2005); Cameron Clark (architect).
Related Materials:
Farmwood related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 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 -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT737
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Fairfield -- The Rossetti Garden

Former owner:
Sanford, Virginia Mrs.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Jamison, Scott  Search this
Horticulturist:
Jamison, Scott  Search this
Garden maintenance:
Janisch, Paul  Search this
Mason:
Marca, Anthony  Search this
Gardener:
Murphy, Meg  Search this
Provenance:
Sasqua Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Rossetti Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of an article.
General:
The owners had lived on this four acre property for nearly six years when, after touring gardens in Tuscany and the Lake District of Italy, they decided to create an Italianate garden in their woodlands. Called the Upper Garden it is perpendicular to the smaller parterre garden and pavilion they had installed years earlier directly behind the 1960's colonial style house. The geometric layout of the Upper Garden followed classical proportions without being strictly formal, and the plant material that was chosen emphasized repetition, texture and the color green with mostly pink and purple flowers including roses, clematis, hydrangea and catmint. Since this part of the property was at a higher elevation two long arcing stone lawn steps, steps at the entrance and a retaining wall were the first projects. Groves of river birches were planted at the entrance with under plantings of shade garden perennials hostas, ferns and coral bells. An enormous urn planted with colorful annuals was sited in the center of the first garden room. Behind the urn an archway built into the stone wall with antique gates leads to a secret garden. To the right there is an allée of hornbeams pruned to resemble Italian cypress trees that are interspersed with hydrangeas in beds edged with boxwood. At the end of this double row of trees and shrubs an arbor gate leads to a vegetable garden that features an espaliered pear tree. A hedge along the far side separates the allée from the formal rose garden planted around an oval patch of lawn. Climbing roses and clematis cover four large trellises interspersed with arbovitae pruned to resemble Italian cypress. Three standard lilacs and three more trellises for climbing roses and clematis back up to the vegetable garden which is protected by fences.
There had been no gardening nor landscaping on the four acre property since the colonial style house was built in 1963, and by 1995 when the current owners moved in the original shrubs were overgrown, underbrush needed clearing and many dead and fallen trees had to be removed. Their first projects were installing a motor court alongside the house, two parterre gardens with urn features directly behind the house and a shady pavilion with seating inside and pergolas at each end. The front of the property sloped downwards to a small vernal pond and was planted with cuttings of pachysandra that have naturalized filling the space with a low maintenance ground cover that prevents soil erosion. A hedge of arborvitae was planted for privacy at the rear of the property that also disguised a green chain link fence to keep deer out. The property had poor drainage as well as poor soil so drains were installed and compost and leaf mold from the deciduous trees was used to amend the soil. The remaining approximately one and one-half acres were planted with grass with surrounding woodlands.
Persons associated with the garden include Mrs. Virginia Sanford (former owner, 1963-1995); Scott Jamison (landscape designer, horticulturist, 1997-present); Paul Janisch (garden maintenance, 1997-present); Anthony Marca (mason, 2000-2005); Meg Murphy (gardener, 2008- ).
Related Materials:
The Rossetti Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (22 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 -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT743
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Fairfield -- Birdcraft Gardens

Former owner:
Jennings, Annie Burr  Search this
Wright, Mabel Osgood  Search this
Architect:
Clarke, Cameron  Search this
Franzen, John P.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Eckerson, Alice  Search this
Kenny, William  Search this
Loglisci, Andrew  Search this
Owner:
Connecticut Audubon Society  Search this
Provenance:
Sasqua Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Birdcraft Gardens (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles and other documents, and additional images.
General:
The Birdcraft Museum and Sanctuary was founded in 1914 by ornithologist and author Mabel Osgood Wright on ten acres of land, former pasture that had been donated and deeded to the fledgling Connecticut Audubon Society. It was established as a refuge for migratory and other song birds; the birds prefer open or partly bushed fields with some tall trees so the early plantings augmented the trees and shrubs already growing. The existing trees included mature oaks, Pepperidge, cedars, maples, black cherries and alders, and trailing wild berries. To prepare the sanctuary pines, spruce and hemlocks were planted for windbreaks, mountain ash, mulberries, sweet cherries, flowering shrubs and vines were planted for food, and several stone birdbaths and numerous bird houses were installed as well as a cat-proof fence. Additional plantings included blackberries, dewberries, thimble berries, strawberries, huckleberries, blueberries, chokeberries, sumacs, wild grapes, wild plum, shad bush, elderberries, wild roses, sweetbriar and honeysuckle.
Starting in 2013 the Sasqua Garden Club has been restoring five different garden habitats with native plants that will support the ecosystem of animals, birds, insects and microorganisms. The gardens are living classrooms for the outdoor science-based education and augment the exhibits in the museum, also undergoing restoration. While many trees, shrubs and native perennials recur throughout the sanctuary, now reduced to six acres, each garden has a distinctive profile. The Woodland edge garden contains red chokeberry, dogwood, magnolia, and crab apple with spicebush, rhododendron, viburnum and an understory of coral bells, ferns, Virginia bluebells, and phlox. The Meadow garden includes wild flowers, winterberry, cedars and dogwood, grasses and low and high bush blueberries. In the Wetland garden there are Juneberry, serviceberry, milkweed, native azaleas, spicebush, river birch, native flowers and ferns. The Seaside garden has butterfly weed, sedge, beach plum, grasses and bayberry. The Terrace garden has mountain laurel, holly, honeysuckle, sumac, willow, coneflower and potentilla.
Birdcraft Sanctuary has been an important community resource ever since it opened in 1914. Every year birds are trapped in soft nets, counted, inspected, tagged and released supplying useful data on migratory bird populations. The sanctuary was enrolled on the National Register of Historic Places on June 23, 1982 and became a National Historic Landmark in 1993.
Persons associated with the garden include Annie B. Jennings (former owner, -1914); Mabel Osgood Wright (1859-1934) (founder of Birdcraft Sanctuary, 1914-circa 1934); Connecticut Audubon Society (owners since 1914);Cameron Clarke (1887-1957) (architect of the Swallow Chimney, 1937); Jack Franzen, (architect of new museum space, 2012-2014); Alice Eckerson (landscape architect, 2013- ); William Kenny (ecological services, 2013-2014); Andrew Loglisci (water features, -2016).
Related Materials:
Birdcraft Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (30 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 -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT744
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Auchincloss Garden

Photographer:
Juley, Peter A., 1862-1937  Search this
Architect:
Bullard, Roger Harrington  Search this
Creator:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Former owner:
Auchincloss, Hugh D. Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white, 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Drawings
Place:
Auchincloss Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
[1930?]
Scope and Contents:
Folder contains catalog sheet and magazine article about Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.
General:
Source is a post card captioned "House for Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss."
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:
Lawns  Search this
Chimneys  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item CT094001
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut / CT094: Fairfield -- Auchincloss Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref654

Fairfield -- Oliver Nurseries, Inc.

Former owner:
Oliver, John, Sr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oliver Nurseries, Inc. (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Oliver Nurseries were founded by John Oliver, Sr., in the 1950s. The firm has become known throughout the Northeast for its superb plant materials, especially azaleas and rhododendrons, conifers, perennials, alpine plants, dwarf perennials, and ornamental trees and shrubs. Only propagated versions of native plants are offered, in keeping with the firm's policy of protecting wild populations. Images include the main building and demonstration gardens.
Persons associated with the garden include John Oliver, Sr. (former owner).
Related Materials:
Oliver Nurseries, Inc. related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 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 -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT318
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref530

[Oliver Nurseries, Inc.]: nursery building.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Oliver Nurseries, Inc. (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
1991 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Stores  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Entrances  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT318001
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut / CT318: Fairfield -- Oliver Nurseries, Inc.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref531

[Oliver Nurseries, Inc.]: perennial display garden.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Oliver Nurseries, Inc. (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
1991 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Hose -- garden (watering)  Search this
Hosta  Search this
Lamb's ears  Search this
Coreopsis  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT318002
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut / CT318: Fairfield -- Oliver Nurseries, Inc.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref532

[Oliver Nurseries, Inc.]: stone bench in stone wall.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Oliver Nurseries, Inc. (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
1991 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Benches, stone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT318003
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut / CT318: Fairfield -- Oliver Nurseries, Inc.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref533

[Oliver Nurseries, Inc.]: conifers and nursery building.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Oliver Nurseries, Inc. (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
1991 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Stores  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Entrances  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Pine  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT318004
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut / CT318: Fairfield -- Oliver Nurseries, Inc.
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[Oliver Nurseries, Inc.]: conifer display garden.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Oliver Nurseries, Inc. (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
1991 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Nurseries (Horticulture)  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Pine  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT318006
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Fairfield -- Gund Garden

Landscape architect:
Ray, Eloise A., 1905-1995  Search this
Former owner:
Gund, Henry, Mr., Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gund Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopies of a book excerpt and an article about the garden with photographs by Molly Adams, and other information.
General:
Designed by Eloise A. Ray, the herb garden was a key feature in this property belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gund and was situated adjacent to the home's terrace. Culinary, cosmetic, and healing herbs were grown, giving a variety of colors, scents, and textures. Plant material varied from low-growing sweet woodruff to bushy yellow achilleas. A path of marble chips with scalloped edging (made from asbestos fiber!) outlined the plantings and led from the terrace's seating area along the house. It was roughly paralleled by a winding brick path farther from the house. From the herb garden an open meadow/lawn area led the eye to surrounding woodlands. In addition to the herb garden the home's landscaping featured what appears to have been extensive pleached hedging, lawn areas, and garden elements such as a rustic wooden garden shed. Molly Adams's photographs were apparently taken on assignment to accompany a newspaper article by Rhoda S[pecht Maxwell]. Tarantino; one (CT320024) was subsequently used in Tarantino's 1972 book (see citations below).
Persons associated with the property include Eloise A. Ray (landscape architect, ca. 1960-1969) and Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gund (former owners, ca. 1960-1969).
Related Materials:
Gund Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (30 safety film negatives; 1 photographic print)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT320
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[Gund Garden]: woodshed.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Gund Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
1969 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Woodsheds  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT320004
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[Gund Garden]: garden border near house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Gund Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
1969 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Houses  Search this
Edging (inorganic)  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Porches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT320007
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[Gund Garden]: winding, angular path and garden borders.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 safety film negative (black-and-white, 120 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Safety film negatives
Place:
Gund Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
1969 Jun.
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
Ground cover plants  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Edging (inorganic)  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Standard  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT320027
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[Gund Garden]: brick pathway winding around gray santolina and yarrow.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Gund Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Date:
1969 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Herb gardens  Search this
Yarrow  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT320050
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Connecticut / CT320: Fairfield -- Gund Garden
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Fairfield -- Thaddeus Burr Homestead

Former owner:
Warner, De Ver H. Mrs.  Search this
Burr, Thaddeus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Thaddeus Burr Homestead (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet.
General:
In Fairfield, Connecticut, the Thaddeus Burr garden is associated with many occurences of Revolutionary times. It was here that John Hancock was married to Dorothy Quincy; the house which was burnt by the British forces was rebuilt almost immediately and stands today surrounded with lawns and fine old trees. The garden path as it approached the house, planted with flowers suited to it history, is shown in the first view.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Thaddeus Burr (former owner); and Mrs. DeVer Warner (former owner).
A wide garden path with mature shrubs and trees, notably lilac, leads to the old colonial home. The second image shows an expansive front lawn with specimen trees and shrubs.
Related Materials:
Thaddeus Burr Homestead related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 glass lantern slides)
Plans, photos, and correspondence exist at the Index to The Landscape Archive in the Collection of The Fairfield Historical Society.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT001
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Fairfield -- Sunnie-Holme

Former owner:
Jennings, Annie Burr  Search this
Landscape architect:
Kellaway, Herbert J.  Search this
Rosarian:
Foote, Harriett Risley, 1863-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sunnie-Holme (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, articles, and copy of 1936 map.
General:
Miss Annie Burr Jennings, daughter of a founder of Standard Oil Company, built Sunnie-Holme in 1909-1910. For thirty years, the house was the social center of the town during the summer months. It is unclear who designed the original parterre gardens; Miss Jennings later re-designed the gardens with herbaceous perennials, roses, and flowering shrubs. Her gardens were designed to be at their peak during the summer, when she resided in the house. Over thirty gardeners kept the extensive plantings maintained. Each of the three parallel paths leading from the main house south toward the sound were bordered with perennials in various color schemes or a vine-covered arbor. The designs were influenced by the writings of Gertrude Jekyll, whom whe met a Munstead wood in 1926, and from whom she commissioned the design for a garden at the Old Glebe House in Woodbury, Connecticut.
Located in the center of the garden was a formal rose garden, designed by Herbert Kellaway and rosarian, Mrs. Harriet Risley Foote, which had as its focal point an Italianate pool anchored by surrounding pergolas. Other garden "rooms" included "Irish," evergreen, white, and an herb garden. A wild garden with Indian totem poles and a rustic lodge, was situated at the end of the property. In her will, Miss Jennings forbade that the gardens become a town park. Although she encouraged her heirs to continue the gardens, the property was sold. Sunnie-Holme was dismantled on the eve of World War II.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Annie Burr jennings (former owner, 1909-1939); Herbert Kellaway (rose garden designer); and Harriett Risley Foote (rosarian).
Related Materials:
Sunnie-Holme related holdings consist of 2 folders (27 images: 11 glass lantern slides; photoprints from postcards; photoprints from glass plate negatives)
Additional photographs are located in the Fairfield Historical Society Archives.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
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