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Phyllostachys purpurata McClure

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Floyd A. McClure  Search this
Place:
Bell, plant intro. garden, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Apr 1938
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Bambusoideae
Published Name:
Phyllostachys purpurata McClure
Barcode:
01139588
Other Numbers:
Case:Drawer : 0402022
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Botany
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e25117d9-fff5-4ba0-b5b9-bd7debdcf12e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_10208316

Phyllostachys aureosulcata

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Floyd A. McClure  Search this
Place:
Bell, p.i. garden, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
3 May 1936
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Bambusoideae
Published Name:
Phyllostachys aureosulcata
Barcode:
00149751
Other Numbers:
Multi-sheeted specimen : Sheet 02 of 02
USNM Number:
2807129
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/303c05fcd-b55f-49f2-afc7-8f8c3392e397
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2577609

Phyllostachys aureosulcata

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Floyd A. McClure  Search this
Place:
Bell, p.i. garden, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
3 May 1936
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Bambusoideae
Published Name:
Phyllostachys aureosulcata
Barcode:
00149785
Other Numbers:
Multi-sheeted specimen : Sheet 01 of 02
USNM Number:
2807128
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3f1370a44-d16c-443f-a1a6-d037cf569e2e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2577610

Phyllostachys heteroclada Oliv.

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Floyd A. McClure  Search this
Place:
Bell, plant intro. garden, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
Apr 1938
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Bambusoideae
Published Name:
Phyllostachys heteroclada Oliv.
Phyllostachys purpurata McClure
Barcode:
00144837
Other Numbers:
PI : 128797
USNM Number:
1724036
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3e8f7705f-c693-4aa4-8dee-7cadf9e5476c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2504071

Phyllostachys flexuosa Rivière & C. Rivière

Biogeographical Region:
78 - Southeastern U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
Floyd A. McClure  Search this
Place:
Glenn dale usda p.i. garden, Maryland, United States, North America
Collection Date:
22 Jun 1941
Common name:
drooping timber bamboo
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Poales Poaceae Bambusoideae
Published Name:
Phyllostachys flexuosa Rivière & C. Rivière
Barcode:
00149118
USNM Number:
3000809
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Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3da2e963b-bae8-4996-8785-43dc233e7a65
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_2461010

Ruxton -- Hubbard Garden

Former owner:
Henrich Dr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Jamisen, Worth  Search this
Landscape designer:
Bluemel, Kurt  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hubbard Garden (Ruxton, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Scope and Contents:
Hubbard Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders, 60 35 mm. slides (1995) and 44 digital images (2018). Folders include numerous photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
The two-acre property has a 1937 Colonial revival house and gardens that have been reworked many times since 1969 when the current owners moved in. The sloping property has been terraced, replacing a grassy hillside in back with dense plantings and winding stone walkways that lead eventually to a woodland garden. Along the front of the house there are three courtyards connected by a broad brick walkway that culminates at an antique cast iron bench painted turquoise blue; the doorway to the house is through another small private courtyard off to one side under a rough timber pergola. A curving 840-square-foot swimming pool with a dark gray reflective interior has a stone wall with fountains. The owners have collected thousands of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs that fill the terraces in front and back as well as screen their property. Conifers that have year round interest include Japanese umbrella pine, blue spruce, hinoki cypress, and Japanese cedar. There are modernist sculptures places around the upper terraces, along with a fish pond. Raised beds for growing vegetables now grow tulips and other flowers. Dwarf conifers and sedum are planted in hypertufa troughs. Other plant collections include more than 150 varieties of daylilies, hydrangeas, azaleas, rhododendron and ornamental grasses that were amassed by landscape architect Kurt Bluemel. The areas designed by Bluemel hug the hillside with curving terraces supported by dry stone walls that bring the gardens into closer association with the house. Perennials are planted in large drifts while evergreens are used as backdrops and screens. Plants that succumb are replaced with different varieties and deer fencing was installed in 2009.
Persons associated with the property include: Dr. and Mrs. Henrich (former owners, 1937-1969); T. Worth Jamison (1893-1964) (architect, 1937); Kurt Bluemel (1933-2014) (landscape designer, 1990); Ingrid Ernestl (gardener, 1994-2010); Ulrich Ruckriem (sculptor); Ian Aurbuch (sculptor); Matthew Harris (sculptor); Costas Velatsis (sculptor); Anthony Card (sculptor); Wade Saunders (sculptor); and Jon Iserwood (sculptor).
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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD188
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14148

Baltimore -- Brightside

Former owner:
White, S. Bonsal Mrs.  Search this
White, S. Bonsal  Search this
Krongard, A. B.  Search this
Krongard, A. B. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Ness, Charles M.  Search this
Snead, James A.  Search this
Provenance:
St. George Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Brightside (Owings Mills, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Owings Mills -- Baltimore
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of images and an illustrated history of the family, house and garden.
General:
The five-acre Brightside gardens were built from 1983 to 2014 on a property with a large country house of white-painted bricks and a slate roof, surrounded by woodland shade and poor soil. Described as a dialog between the heart and the head there are 54 discrete garden areas, including Lutyens-style stairways, a potager, a cemetery for family pets with a statue of a beloved pug, gardens named after the neoclassical statues within them or the friends that designed or inspired them, a pool garden. Formal garden rooms are near the house and more rustic woodlands gardens are further from the house. Some of the hardscapes of the formal gardens were designed to echo the neoclassical lines of Baltimore Federal furniture. Each garden has a theme inspired by a quotation from philosophy, religion, literature or poetry that bespeaks the spirit of that area, with plantings that refer to the symbolic Victorian language of flowers. The owners have been inspired by their visits to hundreds of gardens and the Greek and Roman ideals embodied in neoclassicism and the American Federal and empire styles from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Among their favorites are the English garden design collaborations of Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens, William Kent's Rousham, Sissinghurst, Hidcote, and the fantasy elven gardens in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
In 1990 woodlands were cleared of understory and hundreds of tons of soil were deposited under the remaining tall trees and dogwood to sculpt a new landscape. Within one week 500 rhododendron, 65,000 fern and 65,000 pachysandra seedlings were planted. There are six levels of woodland gardens descending from a ridgeline, 2,000 specimen trees, and amphitheaters and berms that have altered the contours of the lawns. Since most of the property is shaded native plants and shade tolerant specimen plants are featured. Garden ornaments include pedigreed statues, antique urns, birdbaths, boot scrapers and gates. Formal garden borders near the house in the room named Jessica's garden for its designer contain more colorful and sun-loving plants, including delphinium, peony, phlox, lilac, hydrangea and butterfly bush. For the owners these lyrical gardens are a retreat they liken to medieval gardens where man imposed rationality and beauty in a small part of the chaotic world.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. S. Bonsal White (former owners, 1950's); Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Krongard (former owners, 1960's); Mr. and Mrs. John Lalley (former owners, 1970's); Charles M. Ness (architect, 1950); James A. Snead (architect, circa 1995-1998).
Related Materials:
Brightside related holdings consist of 1 folder (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 -- Maryland -- Owings Mills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD366
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14150

Baltimore City -- Garden of William and Nancy Calk

Provenance:
Catonsville Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garden of William and Nancy Calk (Baltimore, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore City
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Located in Baltimore, Maryland, this garden was established in 1980. The garden is planted as a shade, free form or woodland garden with trees and bushes that grow well in the shade including many shade perennials. Since the establishment of the garden in 1980, the owner has added all the perennials and many of the shrubs and bushes.
The land on which this home and garden is located on the former site of the summer house of I. Freeman Rasin who was appointed Naval Officer of Baltimore by President Cleveland in 1886. The property was adjacent to what was then St. Charles College, a seminary.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Hildebrand (former owner, 1941), Mr. and Mrs. George Lane (former owner, 1958), Poehlmann's Landscaping (1980), Pinehurst Landscaping Company (1993-1994).
Related Materials:
Garden of William and Nancy Calk related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD244
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14151

Centreville -- Reed Creek Farm

Former owner, builder of house:
Wright, Thomas Hynson Col., b. 1688  Search this
Former owner:
Wright, family, 1685-1960  Search this
Smith, Bradford, family, 1960-1996  Search this
Simmons, Marcia and Raymond, 1996-2004  Search this
Landscape architect:
Paca Barbara  Search this
Gate and wall designer:
Logan, Philip, 1999-2000  Search this
Garden designer:
Simmons, Marcia R., 1996-2006  Search this
Provenance:
St. George's Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reed Creek Farm (Centreville, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Queen Anne's County -- Centreville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and books concerning the house and property's colonial history, and an article and write-up of the current garden's history.
General:
Reed Creek Farm is a historic property comprised of 190 acres with an 18th century Colonial mansion site located on Maryland's Eastern Shore. The walled garden, designed by former owner Marcia R. Simmons along with landscape architect Barbara Paca (ASLA), complements the style of the house and was inspired by the gardens at Hadspen, an 18th century country estate in England. The color scheme emphasizes apricot and periwinkle flowers using plant material appropriate to the location. A tall brick wall and gates designed by Philip Logan protect the garden from strong winds off the Chesapeake Bay and keep animals out. Work was started in 2000 by defining geometric flower beds that are connected by goosefoot paths. The beds are planted in perennial and annual flowers, including lilies, lavender, crocosmia, scabiosa, hibiscus, peonies and roses. Flowers and flowering shrubs are planted densely in the beds to create an English cottage garden effect and to reduce the intrusion of weeds.
The walled garden extends from one side of the main house and two formal kitchen gardens hedged with boxwood sit in front of the house. A folly outside the walled garden was built from soil that was removed to install French drains, and was planted with lavender and poppies along a winding path that leads to a curved bench at the summit. The view from the folly includes Chesapeake Bay and the agricultural fields and orchards that comprise the rest of the property.
Former owner and garden designer Marcia R. Simmons (d. 2006) was interred in the garden wall. The garden is being maintained in her memory.
Landscape designer Barbara Paca owns the design firm Preservation Green; architect Philip Logan works at the firm.
Persons associated with the garden include Solomon Wright (1655-1717, patented and surveyed land, 1685); Colonel Thomas Wright (builder of house, circa 1775); members of the Wright family (former owners, 1685 -1960); Bradford Smith family (former owners, 1960-1996); Marcia and Raymond Simmons (former owners, 1996-2004); Barbara Paca, PhD., ASLA (landscape architect, 1999-present); Philip Logan (designer of wall and gate, 1999-2000); Marcia R. Simmons (garden designer, 1999-2006); Jeff Beall (caretaker of garden, 1986-present).
Related Materials:
Reed Creek Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Centreville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD243
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14167

Chevy Chase -- Marsh Garden

Former owner:
Weaver, John  Search this
Mcafarland, Horace, Commander  Search this
Cross, John W.  Search this
Glassie, Charles  Search this
Architect:
Heaton, Arthur B., 1875-1951  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greely, Rose, 1887-1969  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Marsh Garden (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Chevy Chase
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
Varying Form:
Cross Garden, formerly known as.
General:
Located on three-quarter acres in suburban Maryland was laid out in 1929 by Rose Ishbel Greely (b.1887-d.1969), the first licensed female landscape architect in Washington DC. Three terrace levels were built alongside the house to accommodate the sloping site, surrounded by low stone walls and with stone steps between levels. A pool with a fountain jet was installed at the terminus of level three and cast stone benches were placed along the side walls. Now mature trees growing outside the walls including pin oak, tulip magnolia, elm and overgrown mock orange keep the area shady in summer. Climbing hydrangea, English ivy and moss cover the walls. Azaleas, roses and iris add color to the garden and pachysandra is used as a ground cover inside and outside the walls.
Outside the walled garden the rest of the property has been planted lawn except during the ownership of Dr. Charles Whitman Cross (1854-1949). A retired geologist, Cross designed a rose garden, planting two thousand bushes and hybridizing new roses, including the deep crimson rambler called the "Chevy Chase" rose as well as roses named "Hon. Lady Lindsay"and "Mrs. Whitman Cross." In the late 1920s Dr. and Mrs. Cross founded the local chapter of the American Rose Society known as the Potomac Rose Society.
This garden was originally documented in the 1930s, at that time it was identified as the Cross Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include) Mr. and Mrs. John Weaver (former owners, 1899-1915); Commander and Mrs. Horace Macfarland (former owners, 1915-1924); Dr. and Mrs. Charles Whitman Cross (former owners, 1924-1945); Mr. and Mrs. Charles Glassie (former owners, 1945-1954); Mr. and Mrs. Richard Marsh (former owners, 1954-2013); Arthur Heaton (architect, 1899); Rose Ishbel Greely (landscape architect, 1929).
Related Materials:
Marsh Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (3 photographic prints and 29 digital images)
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland collection, 1900-1962.
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 -- Maryland -- Chevy Chase  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD042
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14170

Glen Echo -- Shimizu Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Chevy Chase  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Shimizu Garden (Glen Echo, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Glen Echo
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
The Shimizu Garden, on a quarter-acre lot, was started in 1986 when 4-inch black plastic drainage pipes were laid in heavy clay soil to solve problems of drainage and flooding. The soil was amended and graded into distinct areas of lawn and low mixed borders in front of the house, a meditation garden with a three-tiered fountain that leads to a side terraced garden, a moss garden in deep shade, and a pool and waterfall bordered by a rock garden and patio behind the house. Mixed plantings of ornamental trees, shrubs, ferns, perennials, and colorful annuals are punctuated with garden sculptures.
The picket fence and low border across the front of the property permit passersby to view the front, meditation and terraced gardens. The rest of the property is bordered by six-foot tall board fences with lattice tops, which also were installed by the adjoining neighbors. The owners planted several trees on a neighbor's property for additional shade and privacy.
Mature Norway spruce trees that were on the property provide shade, but lower branches were removed from one tree so the plants beneath receive filtered sun. The roots in the perennial beds are pruned periodically to reduce competition. An irrigation system is used during dry spells in the early morning to discourage slug infestation.
The 20-by-12 foot pool was excavated first, then the soil was used to build a slope for the six-foot drop of the waterfall. Rocks were placed to vary the sound of the moving water, which originates in a naturalistic creek at the top of the feature. Many plants were incorporated into the setting. A pool pump is concealed to muffle its sounds, as the water feature reduces the sound of planes flying overhead.
The Shimizu garden was certified as a Wildlife Habitat Garden by the National Wildlife Federation in 1993.
Related Materials:
Shimizu Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 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 -- Maryland -- Glen Echo  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD218
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14189

Owings Mills -- Mrs. Hathaway's Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Twenty  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mrs. Hathaway's Garden (Owings Mills, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Owings Mills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
With only a rudimentary plan at the start, one owner has been gardening this 13.5 acre property since 1953, appreciating and augmenting the beauty of the natural setting. First, a house was built among aged beech trees already growing on the undeveloped site and then the undergrowth in woodlands was cleared and three foot borders were dug at the edges, intended for cultivated flowers and shrubs. The borders were widened, eventually to twelve feet and dogwood trees were planted under taller native trees (over 100 to 250 years old) including American beech, oaks and tulip poplars, appreciated for their lacy effect in spring and color in fall. Evergreens and other perennials with variegated foliage were planted in darker, shady areas to mimic dappled sunlight, a technique the owner learned in Scotland. A spring on the property was dammed to create a pond and a cut made by a bulldozer was turned into a spring bulb garden planted with daffodils. The gardens have been worked for sixty years and have changed every few years as trees grow or die off, affecting the amount of light reaching the understories. Cultivars that grow successfully here are used repeatedly, such as New Dawn rose varieties, and this gives coherence to the large property.
On the west side of the house there is a formal kitchen garden comprised of four bow-knot shaped boxwood parterres with a holly standard in the center of each. In the kitchen garden beds there are rose bushes, flowers, herbs and lettuces. A stone path leads to rose and cutting garden beds, and beyond them a former children's playhouse supports climbing roses, with peonies planted at the foundation. There is a small greenhouse tucked in next to the main house, planted containers along the driveway, and an espaliered tree on the side of the house. To the east there are additional deep flower borders fronting the woodlands. Two long rows of double sets of free-standing trellises covered with roses and clematis looked like railroad tracks when they were bare but now look more like pergolas as the vines meet over the grass walkway. A blue-painted teak bench was placed at the edge of the woodlands, copying an idea from Hidcote in England. Ornate cast iron gates that are a focal point in the back lawn mark the entrance to the swimming pool otherwise hidden behind tall hemlock hedges.
Related Materials:
Mrs. Hathaway's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (7 35mm slides (photographs); 72 digital images)
See others in:
Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1981-1993.
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 -- Maryland -- Owings Mills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD277
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14209

Potomac -- Orchard Farm

Former owner:
Martin, Eugene  Search this
Martin, Bella  Search this
Schmersser, William  Search this
Schmersser, Catherine  Search this
Landscape architect:
Palmer, Meade  Search this
Clinton, Sandra Youssef  Search this
Callaway, Paul Faulkner "Chip,"  Search this
Architect:
Jessup, Pam  Search this
Interior designer:
Stewart, Whitney  Search this
Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Orchard Farm (Potomac, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Potomac
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet, site plans, an essay by the garden owner, and photocopies of articles and other information featuring the garden.
General:
This five-acre American cottage garden wraps around an old farmhouse and combines old-fashioned perennials with some modern cultivars. Informal and idiosyncratic, a hornbeam hedge defines a garden room behind the house. A pocket herb garden is around the corner. Roses are everywhere, while a recent addition is a wall garden. The vegetable garden is also another key component of the design as is the outdoor living area complete with living room, dining room, and summer kitchen.
Persons associated with the garden include: Eugene and Bella Martin (former owners, 1955-1965); William and Catherine Schmersser (former owners, 1965-1982); Meade Palmer (landscape architect); Paul Faulkner "Chip" Callaway (landscape architect); Pam Jessup (architect, 1992); Sandra Youssef Clinton (landscape architect) and Whitney Stewart (interior designer).
Related Materials:
Orchard Farm related holdings consist of 3 folders (37 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Potomac  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD041
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Reisterstown -- Dinesti

Owner:
Diamond, Joanne H.  Search this
Pronesti, Frank  Search this
Former owner:
Potter, James  Search this
Potter, Virginia  Search this
Provenance:
Halten Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dinesti (Reisterstown, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Reisterstown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The Dinesti garden comprises 14 acres of which four acres are landscaped, ten acres are woodlands, and 1,000 square feet are fenced for growing vegetables, herbs and fruit. The large vegetable garden and pathways were added by the owners after 2003 to the already established landscape. Mature flowering trees and shrubs, some of which produce fruit for the owners and wildlife, shade expansive lawns. Varieties that add fall and winter color have been planted, including smoke bush, weeping spruce and Japanese red pine, and some older diseased trees have been replaced. There is a curving swimming pool with a curvy wooden retaining wall with a nearby stand of ornamental grasses to add movement. Brightly colored pool furniture, Adirondack chairs and whimsical garden art add spots of color in addition to the deeply planted beds of perennials, one sunny and one shady with native plants. Fragrant herbs and ornamentals are grown next to the screened porch and patio to add scent outside the house. Beds of daffodils along the driveway and throughout the garden provide spring color, followed by the flowering trees, spring and summer perennials, fall color from the trees and shrubs, and interesting shapes from evergreens in winter.
Persons associated with the garden include Joanne H. Diamond and Frank Pronesti (owners, 2003-present) and James & Virginia Potter (former owners, 1981-2003).
Related Materials:
Dinesti related holdings consist of 1 folder (51 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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Reisterstown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD365
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Relay -- Glennhurst Garden

Former owner:
White, Alexander Robinson and Mary Louisa Carter, 1890's-1926  Search this
White, John G., 1932-1965  Search this
White, Hannah I., 1932-1965  Search this
Provenance:
Catonsville Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Glennhurst (Relay, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore County -- Relay
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Glennhurst dates back to 1890 when the property was purchased by Alexander Robinson White. It consisted of many outbuildings including barns for the cows, a chicken house, and several small greenhouses. Some of the ornamental shrubbery that still stands today was propagated from cuttings and raised in these houses. Japanese tree peonies now flourish where the greenhouses once stood. Situated by the main entrance, is a water pump set over a stone lined hand dug well. When the pump was in use, the Whites shared this water with passing hikers traveling the steep hill to and from Patapsco State Park. Its availability was made known by a little sign along a pathway from the main road. In 1929 a road was established on the southwest side of the home to accommodate parking for family and friends who attended the funeral service of Mrs. Mary Louisa Carter White which was held at her home.
Glennhurst is situated at the top of a hill which at one time afforded you a clear view of the Patapsco River. What was once a pasture for cows has been developed into a woodland setting enabling deer to prosper. The property is surrounded by an eight foot high deer fence which protects the gardens. A meandering stream, just downhill, forms the northeast boundary of the property.
The property features a Magnolia grandiflora propagated from seed by the granddaughter of Mrs. Mary Louisa Carter White and old fashioned pink climbing roses planted by the water pump by Mrs. Mary Louisa Carter White. The driveway encircles a Japanese cryptomeria that was planted in 1981. The original lilacs and peonies still adorn the main lawn. An allee has been created by the white pine and hemlock trees, which leads to a wall of Dr. Van Fleet climbing pink roses, European larch, Cedrus atlanticus, and Chinaquapin. The old cow barn provides a backdrop for blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries planted by the current owner.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alexander R. White & Mary White (former owners, 1890-1932), John G. White & Hannah I. White (former owners, 1932-1965).
Related Materials:
Glennhurst Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 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 -- Maryland -- Relay  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD247
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Bethesda -- Sarah's Garden

Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Grant, Ben  Search this
Bowis, Carol  Search this
Landscape architect:
Everts, Florence  Search this
Landscape designer:
Joyaux, Pierre  Search this
Ervin, Caroline  Search this
Garden installation:
Meshaw, Chuck  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Bethesda
Sarah's Garden (Bethesda, Maryland)
Scope and Contents:
23 digital images (2010-2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
Sarah's garden is a suburban pleasure garden that features a large open space for children and dogs among island beds as well as a side terrace with a fountain for entertaining. The garden surrounds a colonial brick and clapboard home built in 1942. The first owner planted many of the mature shrubs and trees, including weeping and American beech, Japanese cedar, magnolia, rhododendron and azaleas. In the 1950s the second owners added an English style walled garden with a fountain and planted many azaleas. In 1997 the current owners bought a weedy property with overgrown azaleas, some of which were replaced with hinoki cypress, camellias and Japanese pieris. The wall fountain did not work and had to be renovated, flagstones on the terrace were replaced, a curving flagstone stairway to the porch was built that replaced rotting railroad ties that housed snakes, and planted beds were enlarged. In 2007 a master plan was drawn up that gave more definition to the front and side gardens and called for an ironwork gazebo, arbors, benches and island beds, with work completed in 2009. A sweet bay magnolia allée between the house and gazebo was planted in 2016.

The garden is filled with flowering shrubs, including rhododendron, approximately 80 pale lilac azaleas around the flagstone terrace, and clematis and climbing roses on the gazebo, arbors and combination garage and office outbuilding. Angel wing begonias, catmint, heuchera and ferns in summer follow the many bulbs planted for spring display. Deep borders include viburnum, crape myrtle, buddleia, shrub roses, lavender, and peonies. Island beds contain herbaceous and Itoh peonies, deutzia, bluestar and bulbs. The garden between the street and driveway has mature maple, azaleas, limestone hydrangeas, and spring bulbs. Most of the plants are deer resistant. Drainage has been an ongoing problem, mostly solved by installing French drains, swales and a cistern.

Persons associated with the garden include: Ben Grant (former owner, 1950's); Carol Bowis (former owner, 1977-1997); Florence Everts (landscape architect, 2002); Pierre Joyaux (landscape designer, 2007); Chuck Meshaw (garden installation, 2009); Caroline Ervin (landscape designer, 2016).
The first owner of this one acre property with a painted brick and clapboard colonial style house built in 1942 planted many of the mature shrubs and trees, including weeping and American beech, Japanese cedar, magnolia, rhododendron and azaleas. In the 1950's the second owners added an English style walled garden with a fountain and planted many azaleas. In 1997 the current owners bought a weedy property with overgrown azaleas, some of which were replaced with hinoki cypress, camellias and Japanese pieris. The wall fountain did not work and had to be renovated, flagstones on the terrace were replaced, a curving flagstone stairway to the porch was built that replaced rotting railroad ties that housed snakes, and planted beds were enlarged. In 2007 a master plan was drawn up that gave more definition to the front and side gardens and called for an ironwork gazebo, arbors, benches and island beds, with work completed in 2009. A sweet bay magnolia allée between the house and gazebo was planted in 2016.

The garden is filled with flowering shrubs, including rhododendron, approximately 80 pale lilac azaleas around the flagstone terrace, and clematis and climbing roses on the gazebo, arbors and combination garage and office outbuilding. Angel wing begonias, catmint, heuchera and ferns in summer follow the many bulbs planted for spring display. Deep borders include viburnum, crape myrtle, buddleia, shrub roses, lavender, and peonies. Island beds contain herbaceous and Itoh peonies, deutzia, bluestar and bulbs. The garden between the street and driveway has mature maple, azaleas, limestone hydrangeas, and spring bulbs. Most of the plants are deer resistant. Drainage has been an ongoing problem, mostly solved by installing French drains, swales and a cistern.

Persons associated with the garden include: Ben Grant (former owner, 1950's); Carol Bowis (former owner, 1977-1997); Florence Everts (landscape architect, 2002); Pierre Joyaux (landscape designer, 2007); Chuck Meshaw (garden installation, 2009); Caroline Ervin (landscape designer, 2016).
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 -- Maryland -- Bethesda  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD368
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Stevenson -- Clare and Van Stewart Garden

Provenance:
Green Spring Valley Garden Club  Search this
Green Spring Valley Garden Club  Search this
Owner:
Stewart, Morton  Search this
Stewart, Van  Search this
Stewart, Clare  Search this
Landscape architect:
Blumel, Kurt, 1933-2014  Search this
Architect:
Ramberg, Walter Dodd  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Maryland -- Baltimore County -- Stevenson
Clare and Van Stewart Garden (Stevenson, Maryland)
Scope and Contents:
47 digital images (2017-2018) and 1 file folder.
General:
Beginning in 1966 the owners worked with architect Walter Ramberg and landscape designer Kurt Bluemel to build a custom-designed modern house in woodland gardens on their seven acre portion of a larger family-owned estate. Once the site of a formal garden now their property has no straight lines with mature oak, maple and dogwood, 40 azaleas and boxwood from other family properties, and white pines planted to define the property line. Rhododendron from the formal garden were moved into the woods. Garden rooms on each side of the house, along the entrance driveway, outside the potting shed and around the swimming pool and fire pit have understory trees and shrubs, perennials, wildflowers or ephemerals partly shaded by mature trees. Japanese maples, bleeding heart, hellebores, and Virginia bluebells are some of the huge variety of plants in these partial shade garden rooms. Pathways and stairs are stone with custom iron hand-railing. There is a sunroom patch of lawn next to the house and lawn beyond the curving black-bottom swimming pool that leads to a tennis court. The fish pond, hexagonal potting shed and fire pit surrounded by a built-in circular bench were added over time along with whimsical metal sculptures including a blue tractor to celebrate a wedding anniversary.
Persons associated with the garden include: Morton Stewart and family (former owners, early 1900s- ); Clare and Van Stewart (owners, 1966- ); Walter Dodd Ramberg (architect, 1966-67); Kurt Bluemel (garden designer, 1967-1994).
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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Stevenson  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD367
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Owings Mills -- Shea Garden

Provenance:
Green Spring Valley Garden Club  Search this
Landscape designer:
Shea, Kathryn  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore County -- Owings Mills
Shea Garden (Ownings Mills, Maryland)
Scope and Contents:
47 digital images (2016, 2018) and 1 file folder.
General:
The five and one-half acre property has a Dutch Colonial style house built in 1954 and had well-established copper beech, zelkova, redwood and Japanese maple when the current owners moved there in 1995. The first garden they established was a long perennial border filled with plants brought from another property, supplemented with annuals for continuous bloom. A multi-trunk Japanese maple outside the kitchen door is the focal point for a shade garden that fills a slope down to the driveway and holds the ground. To create a terrace for the front garden and divide it from a new looped driveway a low stacked dry stone wall was built. A vegetable garden with eight raised beds encouraged children to eat vegetables; now it is used mostly as a cutting garden with a recent addition of low bush blueberries outside the fence.

The owner is a collector of plants so each garden room has been filled with shrubs and perennials, and new garden rooms were designed for new collections. The driveway garden was started with ground cover plants but became filled with hostas and bulbs. The woodlands at the rear of the property act as backdrop to dogwoods and the newest garden room nearby has a circular entry of carex with a curving path into the woodlands. A dwarf conifer garden with a fish pond was planted near the vegetable garden and an allée of crabapple and thuja with a bench is a respite after working with vegetables or flowers. The owner shows daffodils that are planted in sectioned beds that have brick dividers between varieties. A circular herb garden outlined with bricks is divided into four sections by gravel paths with a rose growing on an obelisk in the center. At the front of the property another woodland garden has a path built from all the rocks dug up over the years.

Other features on this property include a flagstone patio, a small waterfall, many bird feeders and bird boxes, a sculpture of two otters by Theo Gillick, small statues, native plants and deer fencing around the entire garden and woods.

Persons associated with the garden include: Smart family (former owners, 1954-1987); Tom Owsley (former owner, 1987-1992); Huntington family (former owners, 1992-1995); Mike McWilliams, Maxalea Landscaping (garden design, 1995- ); Kathryn Shea (landscape designer, 2015-2017); Theo Gillick (sculptor, c. 2012).
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 -- Maryland -- Owings Mills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD369
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Chevy Chase -- Charles F. R. Ogilby House

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Former owner:
Hoehling, Adolph A., Jr.  Search this
Hoehling, Louise Carrington  Search this
Ogilby, Charles F. R., Jr., 1879-1962  Search this
Ogilby, Elizabeth F. Hoehling, 1879-1965  Search this
Nee, Dermot  Search this
Nee, Antoinette  Search this
Walsh, Raymond  Search this
Trudeau, Rosalie Camalier Walsh  Search this
Architect:
Heaton, Arthur B., 1875-1951  Search this
Landscape designer:
Angel, Frank  Search this
Bartlett, Rose  Search this
Horticulturist:
Akers, Scott M.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bartlett, Michael V.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Chevy Chase
Ogilby Garden (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 16 digital images.
General:
The Colonial revival house with some eccentric details, built 1910-1912, has its original cedar siding and an historic designation of the highest architectural significance in this historic village. The gardens have been redesigned several times with much of the indigenous clay removed and replaced for better drainage. This property containing a house and garage is not quite 14,000 square feet with brick walkways, driveway, and edging for the parterre that is along one side of the house. There is a deep perennial, bulb and shrub border in the front yard with a clematis covered arch leading to the miniature English boxwood parterre planted with herbs. A holly hedge, pear, fig, dogwood, and serviceberry along with perennials fill this side of the property backed by a lattice fence. A serpentine dry stone wall built circa 2000 snakes across the entire backyard separating the back lawn from the raised bed planted with perennials, bulbs, shrubs and trees. Borders on the other side of the house are curved to create an hourglass-shaped swath of grass; they have pink spirea on one side facing astilbe on the other side.

The plant selection is suited to the climate, although the new soil requires more watering. Other trees and shrubs include magnolia, dwarf magnolia, crabapple, crape myrtle, hydrangea, hydrangea standards, rhododendron, buddleia, smoke bush, and bamboo. The long list of perennials in the garden borders includes foxglove, artemisia, aster, lavender, hosta varietals, heuchera, lilies, santolina, liriope, hellebores, allium, and iris. Herbs in the parterre include lovage, thyme, garlic chives, lemon balm, sage, fennel, mint, parsley and basil varietals.

Persons associated with the garden include: Rear Admiral and Mrs. Adolph A. Hoehling, Jr. (former owners, 1909-1910); Charles F.R. Ogilby and Elizabeth Hoehling Ogilby (former owners, 1910- ); Dermot Nee and Antoinette Nee (former owners, 1949- ); Raymond Walsh and Rosalie Camalier Walsh Trudeau (former owners, 1954- ); Arthur B. Heaton (1875-1951) (architect 1910-1912); David M. Schwarz (architect, 1987-1990); Frank Angel (landscape designer, 1988-1991); Scott M. Akers (horticulturist, 1990-1994); Michael V. Bartlett (landscape architect, 2000-2002); Rose Bartlett (landscape designer, 2000-2002)
Related Materials:
See additional images in the Archives of American Gardens' Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection.
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 -- Maryland -- Chevy Chase  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD065
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Owings Mills -- Sally's Burnside Garden

Garden designer:
Robinson, Sally Shoemaker  Search this
Former owner:
Shoemaker family  Search this
Provenance:
Green Spring Valley Garden Club  Search this
Photographer:
Robinson, Barbara G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore County -- Owings Mills
Sally's Burnside Garden (Owings Mill, Maryland)
Scope and Contents:
6 digital images (2010-2012) and 1 file folder. The folder contains historical information about the Shoemaker family and property and a self-published booklet of photographs of the gardens. Images 001-006 photographed by Barbara Robinson.
General:
The 2.3 acre property that was handed down through the Shoemaker family had a tenpin alley built in 1880 with an octagonal room at one end with a cupola and gingerbread trim. In 1997 the owner designed and planted a cottage garden outside the picturesque building; the garden was removed when the property changed hands in 2012. The garden had two kidney shaped beds, with the larger bed measuring 82 feet long and up to 32 feet wide with a seven foot wide bisecting grass path. The garden beds were planned with the shorter varieties in front backed by taller plants. Perennials included echinacea, delphinium, day lilies, iris, phlox, rudbeckia, asters, yarrow, geraniums, lamb's ear and hosta. Annuals included verbena, marigolds, zinnias, begonias and pelargoniums used to fill in color; bulbs included daffodils, crocus, tulips and Asian lilies. Tree peonies, landscape and climbing roses, butterfly bush, hydrangea, boxwood, barberry and spirea added structure and more color or blossoms to the garden. Towering American beech and white pines formed the backdrop. A sundial was placed in the center of the larger bed, stepping stone paths were hidden within the flower beds, and containers and sculpture were placed at the ends.

Persons associated with the garden include: Shoemaker family (former owners, 1860- ); Sally Shoemaker Robinson (garden designer, 1997-2011).
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 -- Maryland -- Owings Mills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD370
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