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Washington -- Unidentified Gardens in Georgetown

Creator:
Georgetown Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Georgetown (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington -- Georgetown
Related Materials:
Unidentified Gardens in Georgetown related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.) -- Georgetown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6dcda8fac-51a4-4855-8fd6-64cca04e1af4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5920

Washington -- Stroud Garden

Landscape architect:
Greely, Rose, 1887-1969  Search this
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Former owner:
Stroud, Franklin L. Dr., d. 2008  Search this
Magnuson, Laura T.  Search this
Magnuson, Paul B.  Search this
Shoemaker, Frances  Search this
Jones, Fred W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stroud Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, plans, financial documents, correspondence, plant lists, copies and photocopies of articles featuring the garden, and other information.
General:
Noted landscape architect Rose Greely did the original design for this garden, while Perry Wheeler undertook extensive remodeling beginning in the early 1950s. A typical small Georgetown garden only 48 feet wide, its privacy was assured by a wisteria-topped brick wall, shade trees, and shrubs around its borders. The plan divided the area into several distinct sections, including a shade terrace, living terrace, lawn, lawn terrace, and even a small circular formal vegetable and herb garden. A fountain adjacent to the living terrace provided white noise to mask the sounds of the urban setting. The Wheeler portion of the series includes not only visual images but plans, financial records, and other documentation. Greely's architectural drawings and papers are housed in Special Collections at the University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Persons associated with the garden include Rose Greely (landscape architect, circa 1920-1940); Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect, circa 1951-1964); Dr. Franklin L. Stroud (former owner, 1976-2008); Paul B. and Laura T. Magnuson (former owners, 1946-1974); Frances Shoemaker (former owner); and Fred W. Jones (former owner).
Related Materials:
Stroud Garden related holdings consist of 3 folders (26 slides (photographs); 1 photographic print; 104 safety film negatives)
See others in:
Perry Wheeler Collection, circa 1880-1984.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f54a128f-1a3b-40b7-ba09-5ce5a73d3447
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5922

Washington -- Herter Garden

Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Former owner:
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966  Search this
Herter, Mary Caroline Pratt, 1895-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Herter Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, copies of magazine and newspaper articles featuring the garden, orders and invoices, correspondence, and other information.
General:
The Georgetown garden of Christian A. Herter and Mary Caroline Pratt Herter involved Perry Wheeler for a period of about 10 years. Wheeler's association began in 1954, when he provided additions to an original plan (with plant names) by Cary Millholland Parker, and lasted until at least 1964, when he created a new design for the garden's pool. Typical of Georgetown gardens, the Herter Garden occupied a relatively small space behind its Federal period house, situated cheek by jowl with its neighbors. Privacy was provided by brick walls, a bamboo fence, and shrub and tree plantings. A wide brick walkway led to a small ornamental pool at the back of the garden, while smaller brick walkways provided additional circulation. Azaleas, magnolia, boxwood, spring bulbs, and other plantings amply filled the garden space, while seating was provided on a terrace area near the pool.
Persons associated with the garden include Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect, 1954-1964) and Christian Archibald and Mary Caroline Pratt Herter (former owners, 1943-1980).
Related Materials:
Herter Garden related holdings consist of 3 folders (30 slides (photographs); 2 photographic prints; 1 safety film negative; 10 plans; 3 drawings; 1 blueprint)
See others in:
Perry Wheeler Collection, ca. 1880-1984.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC020
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65b678957-6690-48c7-b2b7-28f6968e78e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5928

Washington -- Phillips Garden

Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Former owner:
Phillips, Neill Admiral  Search this
Phillips, Grace Hendrick, d. 1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Phillips Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, copies of magazine and newspaper articles featuring the garden, and other information.
General:
The Georgetown garden of Admiral Neill Phillips and his wife Grace Hendrick Phillips (for whom a boxwood cultivar was named) was designed by Perry Wheeler in 1952, with construction and installation moving forward in that year. By April 1953 the garden was featured on the annual Georgetown Garden Tour. Wheeler's design for the small space included a brick wall for privacy, brick paving of most of the garden area, and an unusually shaped pool with twin fountain spouts and a striking sculpture. A variety of shrubs and small trees lined the perimeter, with emphasis on boxwood. Seating was provided throughout the garden. Duplicates of many of the images, the originals of which are in the Perry Wheeler Collection, may be found in the Garden Club of America Collection. The prints originated with Condé Nast Publications and appear to have been associated with a magazine article about the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect, 1952-1953) and Admiral Neill Phillips and Grace Hendrick Phillips (former owners, 1951-1966).
Related Materials:
Phillips Garden related holdings consist of 3 folders (28 slides (photographs); 1 film transparency; 7 photographic prints; 7 plans)
See others in:
Perry Wheeler Collection, ca. 1880-1984.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC026
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62e88713e-5bfe-43fc-80eb-0e3f33db87bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5929

Washington -- Gesell Garden

Former owner:
McCarteney, Charles  Search this
Rorh, Marshall H.  Search this
Adreon, Margaret  Search this
Dunthorne, Mr.  Search this
Dunthorne, Mrs.  Search this
Former resident:
Hendricks, Luta  Search this
Hendricks, Genevieve  Search this
Architect:
Sawyer, Gertrude  Search this
Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gesell Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, copy of article (1953), and planting plan.
General:
The house was built in Georgetown (part of Washington, DC) in the early nineteenth century. City deeds and census show no owners living in the house until 1930; and then only seldom until 1944. Miss Hendricks wrote in 1968 that she arranged construction of a pergola. She may have planted the wisterias. Gertrude Sawyer altered the former garage to make a loggia with closets and storage. The garden was established between 1928 and 1932 and later designed by Perry Wheeler. The garden was altered in 1986 to provide parking for two cars.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles McCarteney family (former owners, 1869); Marshall H. Rorh (former owner, 1920); Margaret Adreon and Luta and Genevieve Hendricks (former residents, March,1928); Mr. and Mrs. Dunthorne (former owners, November, 1928); Hendricks (landscape designer, 1928); Dunthorne (landscape designer, 1931); Gertrude Sawyer (architect, ca. 1942); and Perry Wheeler (landscape architect, ca.1942).
Related Materials:
Gesell Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 35 mm. slides and 8 color photographs)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC039
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bde9f39f-2d07-4619-ab0f-250c019fc4c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5931

Washington -- Gray Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gray Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets; garden plans; photocopies of articles about the garden; photocopies of Wheeler notes, plant lists, and correspondence relating to the garden; and additional information.
General:
Situated in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., this garden was originally established in the 1930s or 1940s with design work by Rose Greely. In 1958, the property's new owners commissioned a design from Perry H. Wheeler. Structurally the garden has changed little in the past 50 years and still includes many of Wheeler's details: a "thimble" rotating fountain jet, a ram's head mask, a marble "reclining" figure, and four boxwood circles in beds. Wheeler installed hardscapes of different kinds throughout the site's terraces and designed the gardens with the idea of entertaining and low maintenance during the summer months. Boxwood, liriope, mondo grass, bulbs, and other all-season plants were used. The lower, formal terrace features boxwood-edged beds, a fountain and a lawn. The upper terrace includes a swimming pool, greenhouse, garden house, vegetable garden, walkways, and cutting beds. The one-acre size of the garden is unusual in this urban setting and its continuity over the years makes it a site of special interest.
Persons associated with the garden include Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect, 1958-1980) and Rose Greely (landscape architect, 1930s-1940s).
Related Materials:
Gray Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (61 35 mm. slides (photographs); 4 photographic prints; 5 safety film negatives)
See others in:
American Gardens Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.) -- Georgetown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC040
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a1cd2b54-cdec-470d-942e-c2da69d18184
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5932

Washington -- Macomber Garden

Former owner:
Williams, John  Search this
Nicholls, William  Search this
Owens, Isaac  Search this
Lumsdon, William  Search this
Jones, Sallie  Search this
Plummer, James  Search this
Pearson, Drew  Search this
Walker, John  Search this
Landscape architect:
Williamson, Samuel H.  Search this
Gardener:
Jacoby, Len  Search this
Jacoby, Chris  Search this
Provenance:
Georgetown Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Macomber Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and a copy of the garden plan.
General:
This 108' x 30' garden is designed to complement the Federal style of its companion house and uses simple straight lines with brick for paths and walls. There are three sitting areas connected by paths that lead back along both sides of a long rill. An evenly spaced line of river birch runs along one wall and across the back. There are no lawns or formal beds, but there is an informal woodland planting of shrubs and perennials. The proportions are elegant and soothing in this urban woodland setting.
Persons associated with the property include: John Williams (former owner, ca. 1806); Isaac Owens (former owner, ca. 1815-1835); William Nicholls (former owner, 1835-1856); William O. Lumsdon and heirs (former owners, 1856-1887); Sallie Jones (former owner, 1887-1903); James Plummer (former owner, 1921-1939); Drew Pearson (former owner, ca. 1930s); John Walker (former owner, 1939-1991); Samuel H. Williamson (landscape architect, 1991-1992); Len Jacoby (gardener, 1992 to date); and Chris Jacoby (gardener, 1992 to date).
Related Materials:
Macomber Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC041
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ccc2892c-dacf-4566-af0f-40eba431b608
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5933

Washington -- Harriman Garden

Former owner:
Leonard, Henry Mrs.  Search this
Scranton, William Warren, 1917-2013  Search this
Scranton, Mary Chamberlin, 1918-  Search this
Harriman, Pamela Digby Churchill Hayward, 1920-1997  Search this
Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Landscape designer:
Edmunds & Hitchcock  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Harriman Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and a black and white photoprint of the garden taken before 1960.
General:
Located in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., this garden incorporates the designs of Perry H. Wheeler and the firm of Edmunds & Hitchcock. Its core is a series of terraces leading down to a pool, while plantings incorporate a wide variety of trees and shrubs as well as colorful bulbs and annuals.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mrs. Henry Leonard (former owner, 1929-1959); Senator and Mrs. William Warren Scranton (former owners, 1960-?); Pamela Harriman (former owner, before 1998); Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect - not verified); and Edmunds & Hitchcock (landscape designers, after 1964).
Related Materials:
Harriman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides; 1 photoprint)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.) -- Georgetown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC042
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68af3bb70-289d-4def-92c8-9239f47f2c2b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5934

Washington -- Maury Garden

Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Maury Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a copy of Perry H. Wheeler's garden design, and a copy of a design for a garden umbrella.
General:
Located in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., this garden was designed by noted landscape architect Perry H. Wheeler. Its small site behind the house is set off by brick walls and incorporates a wall fountain and brick patio bordered by a variety of plantings.
Persons associated with the garden include: Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Maury Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.) -- Georgetown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC048
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6241eed23-6898-4355-b6ee-c9dcbe148280
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5935

Washington -- Jenkins Property

Former owner:
Crudgington, James Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jenkins Property (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet with an abbreviated garden plan.
General:
Established in 1978, this garden of less than one acre is situated primarily behind the house, affording considerable privacy. The majority of plants are perennials, bulbs, and flowering shrubs such as azaleas. Mature trees provide a woodland background. Boxwood accents the rear of the garden, while a rose garden has been planted on a lower level.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. James Crudgington (former owner, before 1975).
Related Materials:
Jenkins Property related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC073
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6abdfd699-1378-4236-b0d6-d9ea4ea835e2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5936

Washington -- Underoak

Former owner:
Welker, William  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greely, Rose, 1887-1969  Search this
Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Underoak (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and site and garden plans and plant lists from Rose Greely's 1955 design.
General:
Underoak is an estate featuring a house and garden situated on 2.75 acres in northwest Washington, D.C. One main feature is a magnificent oak tree that is over 350 years old. There are also an oval entrance garden and a series of rear terraces that were designed by Rose Greely. The side yard has a swimming pool and bath house, as well as a rose garden. There are many varieties of flowering trees and shrubs and extensive borders of perennial and annual flowers. The house has been expanded over the years and the garden has evolved into a tranquil oasis in the midst of a growing city.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Welker (former owner, 1924-1941?) and Rose Greely (landscape architect, 1955).
Related Materials:
Underoak related holdings consist of 1 folder (37 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC074
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6445f04e3-7ba3-4f13-a257-72ddd0b8d22a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5937

Washington -- The Everts' Garden

Former owner:
Randolph, Frank  Search this
Garden designer:
Everts, Florence  Search this
Carpenter:
Wechsler, Peter  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Everts Garden, The (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, article in "Garden Design" Magazine, photocopies of garden from book publications, and map.
General:
This is a small, secluded, hillside garden with the ground rising steeply behind the house. The living room opens out onto a patio marked by two old specimens of dogwood. From here, steps lead up to another terrace which features a walk of quarry stone and river washed pebbles. In spring, it is bordered by plants in a pastel palette of tulips, scillas and pansies that complement the pink and white of the dogwoods. Winding paths of thick quarry flagstone lead beneath a Japanese Snowbell tree and a Japanese maple. Low walls of fieldstone retain the soil. At the top of the hill, 30 ft. above the house floor level, is a rustic Japanese-style garden pavilion built by Peter Wechsler.
Persons associated with the garden include: Frank Randolph (former owner, 1972 - 1977); Peter Wechsler (master carpenter, 1984 - 1988); and Florence Everts (garden designer, 1979).
The Trowel Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Related Materials:
The Everts' Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC105
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60099b074-9211-46c5-b895-1d5302d59987
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5938

Washington -- O Street, Georgetown Garden

Former owner:
Little, Louis General USMC  Search this
Thayer, Robert H. Hon.  Search this
Wilmerding, John  Search this
Brown, Carter, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Garden designer:
Garden Gate Landscaping  Search this
Provenance:
Georgetown Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
O Street, Georgetown Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information. See the Perry Wheeler Collection for correspondence with Thayer.
General:
Around the time of the Civil War, this 18th century property was established by the Tenney sisters as a school for young ladies in the main house; and a kindergarten for boys, attended by the son of General Grant, in the outbuilding that is now an artist's studio. A stone channel leads from the southern wall across the lawn to a cistern in the basement to collect rainwater for use in cleaning and laundry. A pump found on the property was used to obtain drinking water from a private well where the rocky waterfall is now located. By the time the current owners took possession in 2001, a terrace and some low walls had been added, connecting the old house architecturally to the garden. Since then the property has been developed by its current owner into a colorful and vibrant space for entertaining and peaceful enjoyment.
The private areas of the property were divided by the current owner into four discrete sections, all lush with plantings and reflecting the originality of the owner, an artist. A fence and gate screen off the first area, a courtyard with converted artist's studio, from the street. Holly, nandina and vinca minor soften the perimeter, and the studio entry is framed by a stand of bear's breeches. Rounding the corner of the house is the koi waterfall garden with a "natural spring," inspired by the old pump, culminating in a fish pool. There is a Fullmoon maple and various woodland perennials such as Dixie wood fern, cinnamon fern, hellebore, sweet box, astilbe and sedum, grow among the rocks, while the studio is fronted by white camellia japonica.
A short flight of brick steps leads to a larger area with a large lotus pond (unusual in Georgetown) with a simple waterfall. A changing palette of blooming plants such as iris and peony, buddleia, Shasta daisies, black-eyed Susans, and phlox that were originally white have now turned pink, surround the pool. A wide trellis breaks up the expanse of brick wall that forms the rear garden boundary. An abutting wall, forming the garden's western boundary, features a trompe l'oeil mirror and trellis that contribute light and depth, in addition to supporting red honeysuckle and morning glory. Through an entry in a low brick wall parallel to the lotus pond is a terrace and the fourth garden area and the only section that predates the current owner. There a hybrid apple tree presents a magnificent espalier against the wall of the house next door. Dusty Miller billows at the base of the apple tree.
Persons associated with the garden include General Louis Little, USMC, (former owner, circa 1930s); the Hon. Robert H. Thayer, Ambassador to Romania (former owner, circa 1950s-1960s); John Wilmerding (former owner, dates unknown); Mrs. Carter Brown, (former owner, 1990-2001); Garden Gate Landscaping (garden designer, 2001); and Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect, 1964-1966).
Related Materials:
O Street, Georgetown Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (9 digital images)
See also the Archives of American Gardens, Perry Wheeler Collection.
See others in:
Perry H. Wheeler Collection, ca. 1880-1984.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- District of Columbia -- Washington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC113
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b88d3184-4123-4a4d-a4d0-5d68d6dfa898
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5939

Washington -- The Townsend Garden

Landscape architect:
DCA Landscape Architects  Search this
Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Townsend Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden map with plant list..
General:
Thirty by fifty feet, The Townsend Garden is surrounded by a dark gray high board fence to the west and south; to the east a high stone wall; and a house to the north. A stone terrace occupies the northern quarter, a brick terrace the southern. The terraces are connected by a brick and stone walk which is crossed by a waterway in stone. Fountains lie at the center and both ends of the waterway. In the center, half of the garden is a low planted circle that is cut into quadrants by the walk and the waterway. To the sides are borderes filled with perennials and punctuated with old camellias ten to fifteen feet high.
Persons associated with the garden include: Guy Williams and Amy Mills (landscape architects, 1999).
Related Materials:
The Townsend Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Water gardens  Search this
Gardens, Islamic  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC121
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6844ed601-8bba-413a-b591-3ecf499d4cf9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5940

Washington -- Rackley Garden

Former owner:
Bankhead, William Brockman, 1874-1940  Search this
Keck, Andrew  Search this
Keck, Andrew Mrs  Search this
Garden co-designer:
Boasberg, Susan  Search this
Provenance:
Georgetown Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Rackley Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
A small formal urban garden extends the living area of a 1930's colonial style house with comfortable seating on the sunnier side and outdoor dining furniture on the shadier side, directly behind the house. French doors and flanking full-length windows also connect the outdoor room with the living room inside. The walled garden that was planted in the late 1990's is bisected by a wide brick path with a diamond-shaped lozenge centered by a small stone fish pond. There are patches of lawn bordered by miniature boxwood hedges and behind them are flowering shrubs and trees, including climbing roses, wisteria and clematis that all flower together. More flower beds at the rear of the garden feature the color blue which is cooling and seems to extend the space. Planted here are a vitex tree, hosta, scabiosa, speedwell, columbine, creeping phlox, catmint and ajuga. Pairs of antique and classically styled planted containers are placed throughout the garden, and a crate in the alley outside the garden wall holds surplus annuals. The formal design features were inspired by the Federal style of nearby Tudor Place and the gothic style of the National Cathedral garden close while the dense plantings were designed to soften the straight edges.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Brockman Bankhead and family (former owners, 1939-1969); Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sager Keck (former owners, 1969-1994); Susan Boasberg (garden co-designer, late 1990's).
Related Materials:
Rackley Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.) -- Georgetown  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC161
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb654cd4231-5727-4844-950a-284fc2adae72
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5941

Unidentified Garden in Washington, DC: woodlands and fountain.

Creator:
Georgetown Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm. slide.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
1967 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Pansies  Search this
Flowerpots  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.) -- Georgetown  Search this
Frogs -- Design elements  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DC007001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia / DC007: Washington -- Unidentified Gardens in Georgetown
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64f54e12a-41df-4096-afef-f234df9ce3c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5966

[Stroud Garden]: view of courtyard and fountain from above

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col. :, 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Stroud Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
[between 1952 and 1955]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Courtyards  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Tables  Search this
Patios, brick  Search this
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DC009001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia / DC009: Washington -- Stroud Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b9ddf88f-ae7f-4919-9b4c-b644c5fda43f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5969

[Stroud Garden]: overhead view of the patio and terraced garden.

Photographer:
Scott, Alexandra K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Stroud Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
1986 Dec.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Patios, brick  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Obelisks  Search this
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DC009002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia / DC009: Washington -- Stroud Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6766868e4-ad6f-4d84-a2c0-cdee68efb9da
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5970

[Stroud Garden]: outdoor furniture and the garden's grass terraces.

Photographer:
Scott, Alexandra K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Stroud Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
1986 Dec.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Patios, brick  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Obelisks  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DC009003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia / DC009: Washington -- Stroud Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6783f0874-6351-475f-ada1-5cbcfd93b603
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5971

[Stroud Garden]: brick walkway and pool.

Photographer:
Scott, Alexandra K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Stroud Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Date:
1986 Dec.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Garden borders  Search this
Edging (inorganic)  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item DC009006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia / DC009: Washington -- Stroud Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a2c08db1-3ecb-4fd3-a3d9-b88071dbbf3e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5972

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