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Alpine -- Grey House

Former owner:
Brewster family  Search this
Braga family  Search this
Rionda family  Search this
Garden designer:
Braga, Mary  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Englewood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Grey House (Alpine, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen -- Alpine
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The five acre property, located on the western side of the top of the New Jersey Palisades, had a few old apple trees and pines when the current owners moved there in 1979 and began planting borders of trees around the perimeter for privacy. The major part of the property behind the house, originally built in 1872, is designed as an open space with a formal garden bordered by fastigiate Irish yews, species conifers planted in peninsula beds in the lawn and an orchard for heritage apple trees. Along one side there is a garden shed transformed into a folly with an arched door, two antique windows and a cupola. Nearby there is a large vegetable and pollinator plants garden that was used previously as a nursery for propagating trees and growing bonsai. Many of the mature trees and shrubs were acquired as cuttings or seeds from other gardens and were propagated here. Hundreds of rhododendrons acquired in trade were planted with conifers along the driveway and as a hedge in front of the house to shield parked cars from view.
The tree collection in this garden is extensive, including five-needle pines from Japan, about 80 Colorado blue spruce selected from the 1,000 cuttings grown by the owner, a hedge of arbor vitae also grown from cuttings, and an assortment of trees including birch, quince, crepe myrtle and musclewood grown for their interesting bark. Two peninsula beds in the open lawn are planted with five-needle pines and other conifers. The apple trees in the orchard and a cut-leaf beech are kept pruned to shapes derived from bonsai. Large trees frame views within the garden and towards mountains in the distance. Hedges of yellow bardzilla peonies and gold leaf spirea add color to the predominantly green palette.
An arch cut in the Irish yew hedge leads to the oval formal garden that has two crescent shaped beds of shrubs, roses and perennials. There is a circular bed in the center that has herbs planted in four quadrants bisected by brick walkways. A low stone wall to the side acts as a border and planting bed for a rock garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Brewster family (former owners, circa 1872- ); Braga/Rionda (former owners, until 1972); Mary Braga (garden designer, 1980's).
Related Materials:
Grey House related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 photographic prints; 26 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 -- New Jersey -- Alpine  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ669
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Bedminster -- Cedar Ridge Farm

Former owner:
Sloan, William  Search this
Lampheur, Salome  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude  Search this
Whitney, Richard  Search this
Grunwald, Edith  Search this
Grunwald, Martin  Search this
Sollmann, Adele  Search this
Sollmann, Carl  Search this
Landscape designer:
Dempsy, James  Search this
Dempsy, Kyle  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Somerset Hills  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cedar Ridge Farm (Bedminster, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Bedminster
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, other images and photocopies of historical information.
General:
Hay is still grown at Cedar Ridge Farm within its 27.9 acres but the outbuildings have been repurposed and most of the 268 acre working farm that was the summer home for the owner's grandparents has been sold. The property was once part of a 500 acre gentleman's farm that was a retreat from New York City, but its history can be traced back to colonial times. The fruit orchards, ornamental beds and foundation plantings around the various buildings were laid out by the current owners starting in 1996, whose first tasks were weeding, pruning and clearing out overgrowth from neglected gardens. A perennial and shrub garden next to the old pump house includes Siberian and bearded iris, viburnum, peonies, roses, boxwood, ferns, astilbe, hostas and spreading geraniums. Fruit trees including pears, plums and peaches grow in a nearby orchard and apple trees line the driveway. Closer to the Colonial style farmhouse an herb bed surrounds the well house, with boxwoods and miniature alpine spruce defining the space and adding winter interest. The former bunk house for summer farm workers has a wisteria vine supported by iron brackets under the roof and foundation plantings of boxwood and perennials.
Antique iron outdoor furniture and Victorian trellises are features along with a stone water trough for the pets. A shade garden next to the original part of the farmhouse was planted beneath old cedar trees and lilac and has vintage Japanese garden ornaments among various ferns, hostas, wild ginger and rhododendron, creating a quiet and cool space for hanging the hammock in summer.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Sloan (former owner, circa 1776); Salome Lampheur (former owner, 1893-1915); Richard and Gertrude Whitney (former owners, 1915-1935); Martin and Edith Grunwald (former owners, 1935 and 1941-1946); Carl and Adele Sollmann (1945-1996); James and Kyle Dempsy (landscape designers, 1997-1998).
Related Materials:
Cedar Ridge Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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 -- New Jersey -- Bedminster  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ529
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Chatham -- Lagos Garden

Former owner:
Wallis, Helen  Search this
Wallis, Dave  Search this
Kran, Joan  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lagos Garden (Chatham, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Chatham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an article.
General:
The Lagos Garden features dwarf and standard conifers, an ornamental deer fence, and rock borders around the perennial beds that reference an old stone foundation in the woodland garden at the back of the property. A low bluestone wall along the front of the one-acre lot, which slopes towards the street, contains a border of dwarf conifers and broad-leaf evergreens. Bluestone is used again for steps that lead up to the woodlands. There are terraced perennials beds in the lawn behind one side of the house and a large bed of dwarf conifers, a dwarf Japanese maple, and shade perennials also edged with rocks on the other side. A red brick patio picks up the dull red siding of the barn, and the Adirondack chairs on the patio are painted slate blue to coordinate with the bluestone. The property is slightly less than one acre and the garden has been developing since 1973 so trees planted by the owner now are full sized, including a tulip tree, maples, flowering cherries and dogwood, red buds and a clump birch.
Specimen trees in the Lagos Garden include dwarf Alberta spruce, dwarf Japanese maple, dwarf Japanese cedar (cryptomeria Japonica), umbrella pine, weeping hemlock and weeping beech. Benches are placed around the garden for viewing from different angles. The dwarf conifer garden has a variety of foliage colors and textures. Fallen leaves are left in place in the woodlands garden as their brown color contrasts with the green of growing plants.
The deer fence adds a decorative element to the garden and has a wide double gate for easy access. The neighboring property installed a white architectural fence for climbing roses that is behind a bed of specimen trees in the Lagos Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Helen and Dave Wallis (former owners, 1958-1973); Joan Kran (garden designer, 1973-present).
Related Materials:
Lagos Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (28 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 -- New Jersey -- Chatham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ524
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Chatham -- Bent-McDowell Garden

Former owner:
Bendelius, Ronald  Search this
Bendelius, Nancy  Search this
Hinton, Douglas  Search this
Hinton, Kathryn  Search this
Garden designer:
McDowell, Marta  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bent-McDowell Garden (Chatham, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris -- Chatham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of the designer's website.
General:
The Bent-McDowell Garden shows how a professional garden designer may work her own half-acre. The garden was installed in nine stages over the course of ten years, beginning with a sunny flowerbed next to the house. Shrubs, bulbs and perennials were chosen to provide color from early spring into the fall in the next stage, which expanded the initial garden. Next a twenty-foot long rose garden was installed, with wisteria for early bloom and clematis for fall bloom in addition to the climbing roses. Foundation planting in front of the house features early pink spring blooms on a deciduous azalea and a Japanese plum tree and a white star magnolia tree. Stage five was the installation of a damp shade border nearly fifty feet long that included viburnum, oakleaf hydrangeas, a golden larch tree whose needles provide fall color, and perennials including bleeding heart, ferns and hosta. Two pre-existing woodland gardens at the back of the property were improved in the next stage, with the addition of many spring bulbs, featured garden seating and ceramics, and a meandering dirt path edged with tree branches. In stage seven bulbs, flowering shrubs and perennials were planted around a brick patio, leaving an unplanted side to view the woodland gardens. Next most of the front lawn was replaced by a dry shade garden with a native stepping stone walkway, unfenced and therefore planted with bulbs, perennials and ferns that deer dislike. Finally, a moon gate and fence were added, connecting the house and garage.
The original house, built in the 1930s, was a Sears catalog house, believed to be either "the Cedars" or "the Lorain". Former owners expanded the house, nearly doubling it in size, but retaining the cottage style. The garden is entirely fenced against deer and has two entrances, an arbor with a Chippendale style gate and the moon gate. Part of the fencing is architectural in style while the less visible portions are wire mesh that keeps out deer.
Persons associated with the garden include: Ronald and Nancy Bendelius (former owners, 1968-1986); Douglas and Kathryn Hinton (former owners, 1986-1990); Joan Eastman Bennett (gardener, 1970-1980); Marta McDowell (garden designer, 1990-2010).
Related Materials:
Bent-McDowell Garden 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 -- New Jersey -- Chatham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ527
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Englewood -- Pam's Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Englewood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pam's Garden (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, plant lists, and other information.
General:
With time, energy and talent a steep one-third acre suburban lot was transformed into a private, leafy sanctuary terraced on three levels with stone steps, a brick patio, rambling walkways, three reflecting pools with a waterfall between two of them, and a distinctive collection of ericaceous ( acid-loving) shrubs, including some rhododendrons hybridized by the owner. The garden was overgrown and Norway maples, ashes, mulberries and other weed trees had to be cleared out before the transformation could begin. The grading was done by hand, with the owners moving soil in wheelbarrows. A brick patio was built directly behind the house and ground covers, rhododendrons, azaleas and mountain laurels were planted. Native rocks were gathered on excursions to the country, flagstones were reaped when the town replaced its sidewalks, and stone capstones were salvaged from an old school building that was to be demolished. The owners used the rocks to build the walls that define the terraces, built steps from the flagstones, and used the capstones as pedestals. Eventually they built and planted their first reflecting pool on the lowest level. A redwood tree was planted to disguise a telephone pole and English and American ivies were grown over chain link fencing as living borders that kept dogs out of the garden.
A long narrow driveway connects the house to the street and the bed running along one side was planted with spring bulbs, flowers, and shrubs. The rest of the perimeter of the property was planted with evergreen hemlock, rhododendrons, yew and English holly for privacy. There was a small patch of grass planted on each level of the garden that acted as a breathing space between dense foliage plantings. Since the soil was acidic most of the flowering in this garden was early in the season as rhododendrons, foxgloves, and other shrubs, bulbs, and trees bloomed sequentially from April until July. In the heat of summer the garden was a shady, green compilation of shapes and textures.
The owner built a Nearing frame for propagation of hybrid rhododendrons. The frame stays closed so the seedlings are kept warm and moist. Some grew to size and were planted in the garden. Evergreens and other trees were pruned up to let in light for under-plantings. Plants that thrived in Pam's Garden grew in mostly shady and acidic conditions, although heath did not survive the heat of the New Jersey summers.
Persons associated with the garden include Harden (former owner, 1940s-1956); Pamela and James Proctor (former owners, 1956-2010).
Related Materials:
Pam's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folder (34 35mm slides (photographs) + 19 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 -- New Jersey -- Englewood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ152
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Fair Haven -- Spinwood Garden

Architect:
Covias, Anthony  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Spinwood Garden (Middletown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Fair Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on one and one-half acres, this large plot is comprised mostly of woodlands with a garden bordering the house. The house, designed by Anthony C. Covias, has lawn and border gardens and simple paths with subtle plantings leading into the woodlands and stream which borders the property.
Persons associated with this garden are Anthony C. Covias (architect, 1971).
Related Materials:
Spinwood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 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 -- New Jersey -- Middletown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ509
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Fair Haven -- Eudymonia

Landscape designer:
Moreau, Joseph  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Eudymonia (Fair Haven, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Fair Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on less than one acre, this charming garden was designed by landscape designer, Joseph Moreau. Garden features include arbors, birdbaths, outbuildings, terraces, walkways, gates and treillage amongst flower beds, bulbs, plant containers and shrubbery.
Persons associated with this garden are Joseph Moreau (landscape designer, 1980).
Related Materials:
Eudymonia related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 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 -- New Jersey -- Fair Haven  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ510
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Fair Haven -- Waterside

Former owner:
Jay, Jim  Search this
Jay, Michael  Search this
Grey, Kristen  Search this
Grey, Ronald  Search this
Bahr, William  Search this
Bahr, Sarah  Search this
Henning, Sarah  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Waterside (Fair Haven, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Fair Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on one half acre, this garden uses every bit of land to its fullest. Tucked snuggly on a hillside overlooking a pond and river, landscape designers William and Sarah Bahr and Sandy Henning have used stairs, fences, retaining walls, rockwork, terraces and walkways in their designs and added naturalized and foundation plantings, containers and flower beds along the steep slope that descends from the house to the pond below.
Persons associated with this garden are Wopat (former owner, prior to 1995); Kristen and Ronald Grey (1995); Jim and Michael Joy (former owners, 1999-2004); William and Sarah Bahr (landscape designers, 2001); Steven J. Gassert (architect, 2001) and Sandy Henning (landscape designer, 2004).
Related Materials:
Waterside related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 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 -- New Jersey -- Fair Haven  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ511
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Gladstone -- Christina's Garden

Former owner:
Turnbull, William, d. 2002  Search this
Turnbull, Elizabeth (Betty) Howe  Search this
Turnbull Family  Search this
Landscape architect:
Spicer, Frederick  Search this
Landscaper:
Enyingi, Ron  Search this
Lambert, Steve  Search this
Rustic arbors:
Romancing the Woods  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Somerset Hills  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Christina's Garden (Gladstone, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset -- Gladstone
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an article.
General:
The two-acre garden with rustic features was built beginning in 1996 on a site with many challenges: wetlands restrictions on most of their entire 23-1/3 acre property; compacted soil and fill dirt with a high pH around their newly constructed Arts and Crafts style house; a steep difference in elevation between the building and the ground; and surrounding woodlands populated by deer, fox and wild fowl that would feast on whatever native and other ornamentals the owners planted. The owners wanted a low maintenance naturalistic style garden with minimal walls and terraces that would sustain the local ecology and conservation value of their property. The resulting garden with seven different defined rooms evolved over the next twelve years. Deer fencing was installed around one acre with rustic arbors and gates. Maple, boxwood and a crabapple allée where planted at the entry court. Next the meadow along the drive to the house was planted with a wildflower mix; deer ate most of the flowers and left the grasses which, with the addition of 1000 daffodil bulbs, provide three seasons of interest. The deer garden and shade garden has eight-foot tall fencing disguised by ornamental screens, low boxwood hedges, perennials beds and ferns. The courtyard and lilac terrace with a water feature has low shrubs planted along the walls, and hardscape built for the transition from the higher elevation of the house to the landscape. Viburnum under planted with liriope softens the staircase from the house while stachys and heucheras soften rough stone walls. In addition to the tank style water feature there is a small greenhouse with a butterfly, herb and small vegetable garden close to the house. Below the two terraces a rockery was installed on the steep slope that was paved with boulders and stepping stones leaving space for stabilizing plants including miniature forsythia, Japanese maple, hemlock, bearberry, lady's mantle and columbine. The Zen garden has stacked stones on a bed of grass shaded by tupelo and surrounded by red twig dogwood and hydrangea that screen the deer fence.
There is a moonlight garden below the lower terrace planted with trees and shrubs that have white flowers or gray foliage to capture the shimmer of lights from the moon and the pool. Elms that did not survive were replaced by oak trees and the perennials, grasses and ground covers planted between rough stones have included white Echinacea, liatris, nicotiana, nigella, phlox and thyme that thrive depending on the increasing level of shade and depredations by groundhogs. The raised beds in the cottage garden were intended for cutting flowers and some vegetables but after the groundhogs invaded they were planted with peonies and raspberry brambles, shaded by ironwood. The trees in the native shrub border were planted to create habitat and include buckeye, pepperbush, winterberry, dogwood, and redwood. Another allée of redbud leads out of the garden towards the fire pit that overlooks the woodlands, wetlands and one of the streams on the property. The owner's hand has not stopped here as the woodlands also have been restored by removing invasive vines and shrubs and planting more native shrubs and trees. Wetlands plantings included sycamore, alder, and river birch to help stabilize storm water runoff. Ornamental oat grass was planted to compete with invasive stilt grass, while a grove of native paw paw has yet to fruit.
Persons associated with the garden include William and Betty Turnbull and Turnbull family members (former owners, 1800's-); Fred Spicer (landscape architect, 1996-1997); Ron Enyingi (landscaper, 1997-2001); Romancing the Woods (rustic arbors, 1998-2001); Steve Lambert (landscaper, 2004-2010).
Related Materials:
Christina's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (62 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 -- New Jersey -- Gladstone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ671
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
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Archives of American Gardens
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Lambertville -- Hart-Vorhees Farmstead-Lipson Garden

Former owner:
Waligunda, Bob  Search this
Dunham, Robert  Search this
Coleman, Keith  Search this
Hayden, Maximillan  Search this
Alderson, Jonathan  Search this
Landscape designer:
Pugliese, Chris  Search this
Dear, Bill  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hart-Vorhees Farmstead-Lipson Garden (Lambertville, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Lambertville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, plant lists, and photocopies of articles .
General:
An historic New Jersey dairy farm was divided into two ten acre properties about 40 years ago, with one containing the house and this one containing two massive stone barns.The barns were converted into livable structures by subsequent owners, with the completion of the house and installation of the gardens surrounding it commencing in 1998. Now there are five distinct garden areas: the driveway and front circle planted with low maintenance shrubs; the front courtyard which is protected by an extensive cedar trellis style fence and features shade plants in chartreuse, dark green and maroon; the back patio along the barn wall with the dining area, fire pit, a dogwood tree espaliered against the barn wall, and a stone ruin that is a wind block; the swimming pool surrounded by ornamental grasses that grow tall enough to give privacy; and a natural pond with the native plants augmented with grasses and yellow water iris.
Among the challenges faced by landscape designers Chris Pugliese and Jonathan Alderson were an extensive native deer population, compacted clay soil from the days when livestock lived in the barn, the massive scale of the converted barns, and converting an entirely exposed property into gardens and outdoor entertaining rooms. Their solutions included planting trees near the house for shade including fast growing river birches, honey locust and magnolias, designing the fence and ruin to define garden rooms and offer protection from the deer and other elements, planting ornamental grasses and other species that deer do not eat, and sinking the garden areas down steps, again to keep out the deer. The compacted soil was removed and replaced with ten inches of mushroom compost.
The massive two-story stone dairy barn has been balanced with large-scale containers including an oil jar and by allowing ivy planted along the side path to climb and soften the façade. The front courtyard and back patio floor are dry laid blue stone that allows small plants to grow between the stones. The height of the trellis fence is staggered so it does not appear to cut the house off from the rest of the property.
Persons associated with the garden include: Bob Waligunda (former owner, 1970-1994); Robert Dunham (former owner, 1994-1996); Mr. and Mrs. Keith Coleman (former owners, 1996-1998); Maximillian Hayden (architect, 1996); Chris Pugliese, ASLA (landscape architect, 1998-2000); Jonathan Alderson, ASLA (landscape architect, 1998-2000); Bill Dear (landscape designer, 2009- ).
Related Materials:
Hart-Vorhees Farmstead-Lipson Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (32 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 -- New Jersey -- Lambertville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ612
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Madison -- Campion Gardens

Architect:
Burke, Patrick J.  Search this
Drake and Totthill Associates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Burke, Brigitte  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Campion Gardens (Madison, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Madison
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and planting lists.
General:
The earliest plantings at Campion Gardens, mature trees along the property lines including a European cut leaf birch and a pin oak, predate the 1950 construction of the Georgian Colonial house designed by Drake and Totthill Associates. Since that time the one and one-tenth acre property has been planted with a lavish 50-foot long peony bed at the front of the house, another long curving flower bed planted with ornamental grasses, perennial flowers and annual petunias, a boxwood knot garden for herbs, and foundation plantings of flowers and shrubs. The unique potting shed, sunroom and west wing of the house were added in the 1990s, designed by architect Patrick J. Burke.
There are three brick patios and brick walkways on the property, with a cinder path edged with mature hydrangeas leading to a secret garden behind the potting shed, to be enjoyed from a Chippendale-style bench. Landscape architect Brigitte M. Burke has worked on the property periodically since 1990, adding two small round brick patios, the flower beds on the north side of the house, the herbal knot garden, and a small entrance garden at the front door of the house comprised of a semi-circle of boxwoods with seasonal plantings of annual flowers.
The peony border near the front door is planted with 40 varieties of peonies mixed with iris, roses, candytuft, lilies, Shasta daisies, and the groundcover lamium. As flower beds around the patios became shaded hydrangeas replaced roses, and as deer encroached on the property ferns replaced hostas.
Persons associated with the garden include Drake and Totthill Associates (architects and engineers, 1950); Patrick J. Burke (architect for additions to house and potting shed, 1990 and 1994); Brigitte M. Burke, CLA (landscape architect, 1990-2007).
Related Materials:
Campion Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Madison  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ520
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Madison -- Sweeney Gardens

Landscape designer:
Obserschmidt, Thomas  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sweeney Gardens (Madison, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris -- Madison
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Sweeney Gardens were re-established in 2008 after the house was renovated and a large deck was added. The distinct garden areas covering 0.7 acres include the garden next to the street that is bisected by a brick walkway which leads to a foundation garden in front of the house and a woodland garden with bordering woodlands behind the house. The challenges for this three-quarter acre property include exposure to deer incursions and the incompatibility of the mature black walnut trees in the woodlands garden with many other plant materials. The primary colors in the gardens in front of the house are blue-purples, purples with contrasting yellow, found in giant alliums, blue hill salvia, irises, yarrow, and nepeta with touches of pink provided by oenethera. Other deer resistant plants used in and alongside the shady woodland garden include lady's mantle, spiderwort, ajuga, hakone grass, lamb's ear, bleeding heart, brunnera macrophylla, creeping Jenny, grape hyacinth, bugbane, ginger and ferns. Hostas are planted for their variety of shapes and colors and are kept sprayed with deer repellent.
The owners' next project will be surrounding the gardens with deer fencing.
Persons associated with the garden include Thomas Oberschmidt (landscape designer, 2008).
Related Materials:
Sweeney Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Madison  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ528
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Madison -- The Secret Garden

Garden designer:
Spagnold, Thomas  Search this
McDowell, Marta  Search this
Gardener:
McDowell, Marta  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Secret Garden (Madison, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Madison
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
This secret garden lies behind an arched doorway in the high stucco wall that surrounds the 1.5 acre property that includes a 1910 English revival house with large Tudor style chimneys. The current garden that was conceived and installed in 2008 has four planting beds surrounded by hedges with a grass walkway down the center with a large fountain feature. The formality of the design was softened by the cool color scheme of perennials and flowering shrubs planted within the enclosed beds, including peonies and knockout roses. Trellises along the high walls support climbing roses while other trellises at the back of the house support morning glories. Mature trees and shrubs from earlier gardens on the site provide shade, including two crab apple trees growing in the back beds. A circular garden in front of the house also was replanted in soft shades that compliment the blue stucco building.
Persons associated with the garden include: James and Margeretta Webb (owners of the land); Mr. and Mrs. George Davidson (former owners, 1909-1925); Frederick and Carrie Sperry Beinecke (former owners, 1925-1949); Drew University (former owner, 1949-1953); Harrie Lindeberg (1879-1959) and John F. Capen (architects, 1909-1910); Thomas Spagnold (garden designer, 2008); Marta McDowell (garden designer and gardener, 2008-present).
Related Materials:
The Secret Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (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 -- New Jersey -- Madison  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ530
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Madison -- Kerkeslager Gardens

Landscape architect:
Burke, Brigitte  Search this
Architect:
Wesketch Architecture  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kerkeslager Gardens (Madison, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Madison
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Kerkeslager Gardens is primarily English in style with 15 distinct areas on about two-thirds acre with a brick Georgian colonial house built in the 1930s, straight brick pathways and patios, and a glass conservatory near the kitchen. The path into the garden from the garage is comprised of irregular flagstones, with borders of herbaceous perennials and ground covers that lead to a greenhouse surrounded by garden beds. Containers planted with citrus trees winter over in the greenhouse and are brought out in summer to the surrounding Italian-influenced garden room. Further on there are deep borders planted with perennials, trees, shrubs and climbing vines that are viewed from serpentine gravel paths. Trellises for roses, climbing hydrangea and clematis on the sides of the garage and garden shed add verticality. This contrasts with the brick hardscape on the formal side of the back garden that echoes the symmetrical design of the house. The formal side starts at the English conservatory outside the kitchen with all the bricked areas on a straight axis leading to the pergola. It has two patios with different styles of furniture, a formal garden with an armillary sphere in the center with four symmetrical flower beds, an arbor gate leading to the next room, and culminates in a large pergola. Installation of the Kerkeslager Gardens began in 1988 by replacing lawn and weed trees, but the area was tilled and left unplanted for two years while the soil was amended to support the lush growth now featured.
In the early twentieth century this property was part of a tennis club, later subdivided for housing. The current owners renovated the house to add larger windows and the glass conservatory from which they can view most of the garden. An herb garden that they considered mandatory was planted near the house and bordered by low boxwoods and roses, and more herbs are planted in pots lining the staircase. A turnaround adjoining the driveway is bordered by large lightweight containers planted with sedum and ornamental grasses.
Persons associated with the garden include: Anne Butterworth Sherman (former owner until 1952); Paul and Mary Dimmock (former owners, 1952 - 1970); Colin and Ellen Browning (former owners, 1970 - 1986); Wesketch Architecture (renovator of house, 1999 - 2000); Brigitte Burke, ASLA (landscape architect, 1988, 1991, 1993, 1996, 2012).
Related Materials:
Kerkeslager Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (36 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 -- New Jersey -- Madison  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ541
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Middletown -- Courtney-Pratt Garden

Former owner:
Courtney-Pratt, Gillian  Search this
Courtney-Pratt, Jeofry Stuart  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Courtney-Pratt Garden (Middletown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Middletown
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and a site plan.
General:
This owner-designed site of nearly three acres featured a woodland garden in the back of the house which included woodland plants and thousands of spring bulbs. Paths were highlighted by rhododendrons, lilies, and assorted wildflowers. The front of the house, with terraced gardens and grass, faced the Navasink River. After 40+ years of continuous ownership the property was sold in 2005.
The garden was toured in May of 1984 for New Jersey Garden Clubs and again for the Garden Conservancy sometime between 1984 and 2005.
Persons associated with the garden include: Gillian Courtney-Pratt (former owner, 1968-2005) and Jeofry Stuart Courtney-Pratt (former owner, 1968-2005).
Related Materials:
Courtney-Pratt Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (22 35 mm. slides (photographs); 3 photographic prints)
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Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, circa 1960-1994.
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 -- New Jersey -- Middletown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ165
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Millburn -- Wallbridge Garden

Former owner:
Taylor, John, Mrs.  Search this
Gazebo architect:
Heintz, Robert B.  Search this
Owner:
Township of Millburn, New Jersey  Search this
Garden designer:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Planter:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Gardener:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Provenance:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wallbridge Garden (Millburn, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and write-ups of the property's history.
General:
The Wallbridge Garden, approximately one acre, is located at the entrance to Taylor Park in Millburn, New Jersey. The garden is an ongoing community project of the Short Hills Garden Club. The garden features hybrid tea and grandiflora roses planted in concentric rings in wedge-shaped beds hedged with boxwood. At the center is a gazebo, with paths radiating out between and around the beds. Naturalized plantings of spring bulbs, ferns and sweet woodruff, specimen trees, yew hedges and lawns comprise the rest of Wallbridge Garden.
The garden is named for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Wallbridge, whose bequest provided the initial funds for the garden club's renovation. Planning for the garden began circa 1980 during a drought that limited water use, and a trickle hose system was installed in the rose beds that uses non-potable water stored in a tank. The rose beds are mulched with shredded leaves collected in the park.
An earlier garden at that location centered on a bandstand that had become derelict and was removed. Dead trees, deteriorating plants and wire waste baskets were removed, and sturdy wooden benches and trash receptacles were installed. Paths that had been blacktopped were revived with a covering of pea gravel set with hot oil. The original Wallbridge bequest has been supplemented through fund-raising activities of the garden club.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor (former owners prior to 1924); Township of Millburn, New Jersey (owner, May 1924 to present); Robert B. Heintz (architect of the gazebo, February 1981); Short Hills Garden Club (garden designers, planters and maintainers, 1981 to present).
Related Materials:
Wallbridge Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 14 digital images)
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Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Millburn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ180
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Millburn -- Community Garden, The

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Community Garden (Millburn, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex -- Millburn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of garden club records, and photocopies of articles.
General:
In 1975 the Short Hills Garden Club began planning a community garden in Millburn, New Jersey, to be used by residents who did not have their own land. The vacant lot owned by Neighborhood House was chosen due to its central location near apartment dwellers so they could walk to their gardens. Members of the garden club prepared the unused urban site, and in the first season of 1976, twenty 10 X 20 foot garden plots were planted. Presently there are 79 individual plots with mulched paths between and a central gravel walk. Slightly larger than one acre, The Community Garden is surrounded by a chain link fence with a locked gate; each member is given a key. The Short Hills Garden Club maintains a flower border outside the fence and provides water, wheelbarrows, compost bins, benches and a picnic table for use by the gardeners, in addition to managing the rental fees of $60 per plot. Start-up materials were donated and the garden club raises funds for continuing improvements. The individual gardeners raise vegetables and herbs, perennial and annual flowers, spring bulbs, and berries, some grown organically.
The Short Hills Garden Club is planning its own small garden plot with garden furniture in honor of Pamela Hulshizer, who chaired the community garden for 22 years.
Persons associated with the garden include) Diocese of Newark, New Jersey (former owners, prior to September 1921); St. Stephens Church, Millburn, New Jersey (former owners, September 1921-November 1921); Richard T. Bunnell (former owner, 1921-1922); Gertrude R. Taylor (former owner, 1922-1923); Neighborhood Association of Millburn Township (owners, 1923- )
Related Materials:
The Community Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 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 -- New Jersey -- Millburn  Search this
Community gardens  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ619
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Moorestown -- Townhouse

Architect:
Tucker, Art  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Townhouse (Moorestown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- Moorestown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on one acre, this garden borders the house presumably built by Art Tucker in 1970. The main feature of the garden is a brick patio with a large seating area. Garden features include a lily pond surrounded by rocks and plantings. The acre property is bordered by woodlands and shrubs. Flower beds and foundation plantings are featured in the front of the house and along the brick walkway that leads to garden in the back of the house.
Persons associated with this garden are Art Tucker (architect, 1970).
Related Materials:
Townhouse related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 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 -- New Jersey -- Moorestown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ508
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Moorestown -- English Garden

Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
English Garden (Moorestown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- Moorestown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
A property which has been in the same family for three generations, English Garden was established in the 1930's on one third of an acre. The garden is situated on a long narrow piece of land located behind the house.
Hedges, perennials and naturalized plantings follow the edge of the property, forming the garden's boundaries. An arbor opens into the central lawn where a sculpture serves as the focal point in the heart of the garden. A second arbor, flanked by low picket fencing and flower beds, provides the structure of an outdoor room on the far end of the garden. Roses are prominently featured throughout.
The garden is on the registry of the National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitats, it received a Distinguished Garden Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and a Certificate of Commendation from the Garden Club of New Jersey Landscape Design Critics Council. It has also been featured in the filming of New Jersey Network (NJN) Public Television production, "Gardens Great and Small."
Related Materials:
English Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 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 -- New Jersey -- Moorestown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ514
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Moorestown -- Century Garden

Former owner:
Hinchman, Samuel  Search this
Hinchman, Rebecca  Search this
Dubel, Michael  Search this
Strawbridge, Edward  Search this
Strawbridge, Esther  Search this
Sutton, Batholomew J.  Search this
Sutton, Carrie F.  Search this
Froelicher, Anna S.  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Century Garden (Moorestown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- Moorestown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Located on less than an acre, Century Garden was once a part of Pinehurst Estate. A historical plaque placed on the property by the Historical Society of Moorestown indicates the oldest portion of Pinehurst Estate dates back to 1849. The home on Century Garden property was a tenant house for the estate and has now been in the same family for three generations. The property has been divided into sections for landscaping and each section has gone through different uses. During World War II, a victory garden was planted to the rear of the house. The entire yard was always used for children's imaginative play and games.
Today the garden features two patios separated by a serpentine stone path, a small tree shaded room, a circular flower bed bordered by a stone path, a small bowl shaped pond with surrounding ivy covered brick walls that was rescued from a property being demolished nearby and three arbors. Other features include: benches, birdbaths, trails, a tool shed and plant containers.
There are very old plantings on the property including a silver maple, holly, wisteria, hydrangeas, peonies, forsythia, azaleas, mock orange, wegelia and privet hedge. Also, many grasses and perennials and wildflowers have been planted in recent years.
Previous owners of the property are: Samuel and Rebecca Hinchman (1849-1862), Michael Dubel (1862), Edward and Esther Strawbridge (pre-1903), Bartholomew J. and Carrie F. Sutton (post-1903), Anna S. Froelicher (pre-2005)
Related Materials:
Century Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 4 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Moorestown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ515
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20150

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