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[Miscellaneous Sites in Kennebunkport, Maine]: an unidentified man with oxen and a wagon.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 8 X 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Maine -- Kennebunkport
United States of America -- Maine -- York County -- Kennebunkport
Date:
[between 1905 and 1920]
General:
The same man appears in ME052003.
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. 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:
Rivers  Search this
Men  Search this
Oxen  Search this
Cattle  Search this
Wagons  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Kennebunkport  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item ME052004
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Maine / ME052: Kennebunkport -- Miscellaneous Sites
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4309

[Brooks Garden]: main entrance to house and adjacent plantings.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Brooks, Walter Booth, Jr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Brooks Garden (Stevenson, Maryland)
Date:
1916
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. 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:
Awnings  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Houses  Search this
Driveways, circular  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Stevenson  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD060009
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Maryland / MD060: Stevenson Station -- Brooks Jr., Walter B.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4704

[Brooks Garden]: main entrance to house.

Photographer:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Former owner:
Brooks, Walter Booth, Jr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Extent:
1 glass negative (black-and-white, 8 x 10 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Brooks Garden (Stevenson, Maryland)
Date:
1916
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. 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:
Porticoes  Search this
Awnings  Search this
Columns  Search this
Doorways  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Stevenson  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, Item MD060010
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / Maryland / MD060: Stevenson Station -- Brooks Jr., Walter B.
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4705

[J. Allan Zabriskie Garden]: main garden, including sculptures and tree in patio.

Photographer:
Trowbridge, Margaret V.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
J. Allan Zabriskie Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Date:
2002 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 -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Trees  Search this
Flagstone  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Garden walks  Search this
Bird feeders  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NC055003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina / NC055: Asheville -- J. Allan Zabriskie Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13142

[Crocker Garden]

Slide manufacturer:
Beseler Lantern Slide Co.  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:
Crocker Garden (Maine)
United States of America -- Maine
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "Beseler Lantern Slide Co."
Historic plate caption: "Crocker Budder."
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  Search this
Spring  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME054001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME054: Unidentified -- Crocker Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8562

[Reynolds Garden]: main entrance to 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:
Reynolds Garden (Armonk, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Armonk
Date:
[between 1960 and 1994]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Armonk  Search this
Houses  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Entrances  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Hyacinths  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Perennials  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 NY817006
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New York / NY817: North Castle (Armonk) -- Reynolds Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1266

[Mason Garden]: Main entrance to house.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Mason Garden (Peapack, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Peapack
Date:
1993 May
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Peapack  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Box  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Driveways, gravel  Search this
Entrances  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Doorways  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ445008
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ445: Peapack -- Mason Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33857

[Schley Garden]: Main entrance doorway.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Schley Garden (Somerset Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Somerset Hills
Date:
1988 April
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Somerset Hills  Search this
Houses  Search this
Entrances  Search this
Doorways  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Stairs, brick  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Trees  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Weeping trees  Search this
Cherry  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ457001
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ457: Somerset Hills -- Schley Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33868

[Ford Garden]: main entrance to house, with Japanese-style garden in foreground.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (black-and-white, 7.5 x 9.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Ford Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Date:
[between 1961 and 1967]
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 -- New Canaan  Search this
Houses  Search this
Entrances  Search this
Trees  Search this
Pine  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Bird feeders  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Junipers  Search this
Gravel  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT311018
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Connecticut / CT311: New Canaan -- Ford Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref585

[LaForce Garden]: main entrance and driveway.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 safety film negative (black-and-white, 120mm, 2 x 2 in.)
1 contact print (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negative
Contact prints
Safety film negatives
Place:
LaForce Garden (Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut
Date:
[between 1960 and 1976]
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:
Houses  Search this
Driveways, circular  Search this
Entrances  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Safety film negatives
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item CT314001
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / Connecticut / Unidentified Location / CT314: LaForce Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref646

[Winston Garden]: main entrance to 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:
Winston Garden (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Date:
[between 1960 and 1976]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Houses  Search this
Entrances  Search this
Doorways  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Edging, brick  Search this
Snow  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Grilles  Search this
Fences -- wooden  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 NJ505002
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ505: Far Hills -- Winston Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref861

Litchfield -- Baby Boomer Retirement Garden

Provenance:
Litchfield Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Baby Boomer Retirement Garden (Litchfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Litchfield County -- Litchfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and detailed garden documentation.
General:
The Baby Boomer Retirement Garden is a dense yet low-maintenance garden designed to meet the needs of lifelong gardeners who have chosen to simplify their lives by downsizing to a smaller property. Described as a "retirement garden," the property serves to minimize tasks such as weeding, mulching, and staking. In setting the framework for the garden, the view of the surrounding landscape was a guiding principle. An old apple tree, named the "Iconic Apple Tree," is the focal point of the large lawn which leads the eye to the mountain vista beyond. The renovation of the house included the addition of glass windows and doors so that every room's west facing wall would have a view of the landscape.
The garden area is compact but features great variety. It includes elements of five different gardens, including a rock garden, an herb garden, a shade garden, perennial borders, and a water garden. In keeping with the low-maintenance theme plantings were chosen for their resilience including peonies, daffodils, daylilies, poppies, and sedums, which are set amongst an evergreen backbone of juniper, false cypress, holly, mugo pine, bog rosemary, periwinkle, and yucca. The only staking occurs when the six peony plants are in bloom, and annuals are limited to a flat of petunias added in the spring.
Described as the garden's main attraction is a 35 foot long water lily pool, the side of the pool also provides garden seating in the form of a stone sitting wall. The pool is a naturally balanced system featuring a koi, snails, frogs, a school of goldfish whose population is kept in check by a resident great blue heron, and an assortment of aquatic plants such as water lilies, hornwort, and water violet.
Bordered by kale and marigolds the herb garden, which provides herbs and greens for salads, is conveniently located just off the kitchen. A shade garden is located in view of the master bath which sits in an oversized glassed window box, providing a verdant greenhouse-like view for bathers. Flanking each end of the lily pool two identical perennial borders provide continuous bursts of color in four waves of blooms: the first wave features daffodils and forsythia, the second wave arrives with the blooming of peonies, poppies, and assorted allium, the third wave occurs at the height of the summer when the water lilies, irises and daylilies bloom, and the color season closes with the fourth wave consisting of a massive overplanting of white 'Casa Blanca' lilies.
Related Materials:
Baby Boomer Retirement Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 digital images; 12 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:
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 -- Litchfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT551
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21568

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.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME190
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-ref32763

Bar Harbor -- Aldersea

Former owner:
Prentis, Henry M.  Search this
Coles, Edward  Search this
Coles, Mary R.  Search this
Architect:
Pearce, John  Search this
Landscape architect:
Chassé, Patrick  Search this
Sculptor:
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:
Aldersea (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
A nine acre property with woodlands and an ocean view has a modern, geometric style house built in the 1970s, replacing a 19th century summer house. The garden designed by landscape architect Patrick Chassé surrounds the house and terrace, with a manageably sized lawn, adding color but also complimenting the house's lines and angles. This semi-formal garden is enclosed in a wooden fence with a decorative gate. Features include an antique birdbath and large jar made by Maine potter Eric Ellis Soderholtz and a small round pool cut into the terrace with sculptures of bronze herons. Across the driveway there is a large cutting garden enclosed by deer fencing. Adironadack chairs are scattered on the lawn on the ocean side of the house, with a view of Cromwell Cove and the wildflower garden that separates the lawn from the beach.
Persons associated with the garden include: Henry M. Prentis (former owner, circa 1860); Edward Coles and Molly Coles (former owners, late 1860s and circa 1900-circa 1943); Jackson Laboratory (former owners, 1943-1963); John Pearce (architect, 1973); Patrick Chassé (landscape architect, 1990-1992); Eric Ellis Soderholtz (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Aldersea related holdings consist of 2 folder (2 lantern slides; 27 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 -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME010
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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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Bar Harbor -- Bide-A-While

Architect:
Day, Frank Miles  Search this
Former owner:
Ketterlinus, John Louis  Search this
Marburg, Theodore  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bide-A-While (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets garden maps, photocopies of images and other information.
General:
Bide-A-While is a garden located on a 4.96 acres with a historic cottage situated the shore of Frenchman's Bay. This shingle style "cottage," designed by Frank Miles Day of Philadelphia, with Frederick L. Savage, supervising architect, was built of cedar shingles and Mount Desert granite in 1896 for Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Ketterlinus of Philadelphia. Mr. Ketterlinus owned a family lithography firm and Mrs. Ketterlinus was the daughter of one of John D. Rockefeller's original partners. The second owner was Theodore Marburg, Ambassador to Belgium.
Ostrich ferns are planted on each side of the winding driveway. To the left, in the foundation of the carriage house, are vegetables and special lettuces planted in an ornamental manner. Beyond is a rose garden planted primarily with David Austen roses, under-planted with perennial geraniums. A tea house overlooks the backyard's expansive lawn. There is a small shade garden under a stand of fir and golden chain trees. There are more than sixteen golden chain trees on the property. There are still many spruce trees over 100 years old on the property, even after a spruce bark beetle infestation in the area. Originally, as large white potted hydrangeas were placed near the entrance to the house, Annabelle hydrangeas, currently, have a large presence with various species of viburnum planted in borders which are reminiscent of the original Victorian moon garden.
There is a shaded path meandering through the woods, with remnants of a pool, a stream, and an old Italianate garden. The most notable plantings on the property are the perennial and annual borders that lead to the rocky seashore. The borders are reminiscent of the islands viewed from the long porch with the lawn representing Frenchman's Bay. A granite bench, found in pieces in the woods, now had a prominent place near a large Lunaform pot that draws the eyes to the hills of Gouldsboro. A number of Solderholtz urns, planters, and a bird bath provide additional accents.
See also Kenarden.
Persons associated with the garden include: J.L Ketterlinus (former owner, 1896), Theodore Mayburg (former owner, no dates), Louis Wolfe (former owner, 1976-1980), Trudy Sabol (garden designer, 2003-2011), Whitney Granholm (garden designer, 2012- ) and Dennis Bracale of Gardens By Design (restoration landscape architect, 2003), Frank Miles Day (architect, 1894-1896), Fred Savage (supervising architect, 1894-1896).
Related Materials:
Bide-A-While related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 digital images)
Additional materials also located in Maine Historic Preservation Commission.
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 -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME174
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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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