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Richmond -- The Granby Garden

Former owner:
Bryce, Virginia  Search this
Provenance:
Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Granby Garden (Richmond, Virginia)
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, planting lists, features plan, bibliography and other additional information.
General:
The Granby Garden, located on approximately one acre in Richmond, Virginia, is an urban garden which spans both public and private areas. Development of the garden began in 1975 with the purchase of the house, which included a garden comprised of fifty dying rose bushes and a grass path. Since that time the garden has matured and increased, with added components reflecting an interest in history, architecture, whimsy and community. The original path was paved with an assortment of brick, granite spalls and bluestone pavers in 1986. In 1993, adjacent property was leased and the garden was expanded. The public alleys on either side have also been incorporated. Among The Granby Garden's features are garden beds up to six feet deep, walkways, arbors, terra-cotta pottery, a Gothic-style toolshed inspired by an eighteenth-century drawing by William Kent.
The garden beds in the alleys were planted with divided plants from the private area of the garden. The owner, the creator of the garden, selects native, hardy, human and dog resistent plants.
The dense beds, filled with a variety of perennials and annuals, echo the cottage-style gardens of England. Plantings include primrose, daylilies, iris, Rudbeckia, oxalis, variegated Solomon's seal, rose and helleborus. Spiky trees, such as Juniper perfecta and cypress, punctuate the lush plantings. Various grasses, hosta and ferns add verticality and texture. Shrubs include varieties of hydrangea, althea, golden barberry, crape myrtle, globe arborvitae, photinia and Ligustrum. Mandevilla vine, caladiums, begonias and impatiens are planted annually for additional color.
Persons associated with the garden include: Virginia Bryce (former owner, 1940s-1974), John Melville Jennings (former owner, 1974-1975).
Related Materials:
The Granby Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA439
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a048820c-4e8c-4202-a661-f5c603f3f510
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18968

Manchester -- Glebelands

Former owner:
Carver, Benjamin  Search this
Carver, Benjamin, Mrs.  Search this
Prettyman, William Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Powers, William  Search this
Powers, William, Mrs.  Search this
Hardy, George, Mrs.  Search this
Hardy, George  Search this
Hardy, Anton  Search this
Hardy, Anton, Mrs.  Search this
Trustee:
Leiter, Joseph  Search this
Remington, Franklin  Search this
Architect:
Olcott, Richard M.  Search this
Provenance:
Bennington Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Glebelands (Manchester, Vermont)
United States of America -- Vermont -- Bennington County -- Manchester
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, narrative description of the garden, and a garden plan.
General:
The term "glebe land," from which this garden takes its name, means land owned by a church, and the owner of this property pays a yearly glebe rent to Zion Episcopal Church. Pockets of glebe land (many of which still exist) throughout the village of Manchester and on nearby Mt. Equinox, when rented out in the 18th and 19th centuries for grazing, provided revenue for the church. A focal point for the property today is a 100-yard long marble dam, which dates from the 1840s when the property was a marble mill. It now provides water for the lower swimming pond. The hillside across the upper pond is all marble chips and displays a host of daffodils in the spring. The shell fountain in the secret garden is fed by the waterfall from the dam. The formal garden was started in the 1930s and is entered through the orchard, which is underplanted with naturalized narcissus. Ornaments of diverse origin are encountered, including marble balls that were the tops of gateposts at "Avalon," the Princeton, New Jersey, home of the theologian and hymn-writer Henry Van Dyck, and which were liberated by the owner's mother when that property was torn down. An Italian marble table and wrought iron gates and grilles came from New Orleans, while a wrought iron arc, originally a fanlight, was salvaged from a demolished bank in New York City. The small pool of Portuguese tile at the end of the peony allee is known as "Polly's bathtub," and is where the owner's mother cooled herself after gardening. Flower beds are edged with bricks removed from a heart-shaped patio once found in front of a large rock. The succulents in the patio were put on the rock and compete with moss for survival. The marble walls which contain the formal beds were built in the 1950s. The caisson housing the bubble fountain is what remained after a marble column had been extracted. The caissons were used as culverts on local roads and here have been cut in half to make garden seats. Richard Olcott, F.A.I.A., designed the reflecting pool in 1995.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Carver (former owners, 1892-1913); Mr. and Mrs. William Prettyman (former owners, 1913-1921); Joseph Leiter and Franklin Remington (Carver trustees, 1921-1923); Mr. and Mrs. William Powers (former owners, 1923-1929); Mr. and Mrs. George Hardy (former owners, 1929-1931); Mr. and Mrs. Anton G. Hardy (former owners, 1931-1985); and Richard M. Olcott (architect, 1995).
Related Materials:
Glebelands related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Vermont -- Manchester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VT007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Vermont
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a6447cb4-f247-48f2-b707-598e1dbd55b7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11357

Erie -- Wolf Bend Garden

Former owner:
Yahn, Elizabeth J.  Search this
Yahn, Walter S.  Search this
Architect:
Patterson, Chester A.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Maloney, Brett  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie -- Erie
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 20 digital images. The folder includes worksheets, historical and biographical information, and images.
General:
A canopy of mature trees, tall hedges and foundation plantings around the 1940's traditional style house were the backbones for the colorful and textural gardens the current owners have created over twenty years. Spring flowering trees and shrubs including dogwood, crabapple, redbud, ornamental cherries, azaleas and rhododendron were planted throughout the six acre property to celebrate the end of the long, gray winters in western Pennsylvania. Additional gardens were designed beginning in 1998 after the house was enlarged, including a brick patio with a fountain in front of the wide but narrow house that defines the entrance. Tall hedges are kept trimmed and define garden rooms close to the house while newer asymmetrical beds have been added further afield. These beds were planted with daffodils, ornamental grasses and shrubs that deer avoid; since the property is not fenced deer deterrents include a row of colorful ceramic balls to block their path as well as combinations of plants deer do not eat, such as alliums, with the hosta collection. Hanging planters, tuteurs and sculpture that add height and visual interest include three metal spheres that are moved around the garden rooms to highlight blooming. A hedge of crabapple and arborvitae along the road was planted for privacy.
In addition to 45 varieties of hosta and ten varieties of ornamental grasses the twelve garden rooms contain numerous perennials in beds, borders and containers, and collections of sedum, ground cover plants, and hydrangea. The chosen plants have to be hardy enough to survive without special care, and increasing shade from all the trees that were planted dictates more part-sun or shade perennials in the garden beds. Wrought iron furniture from the 1940's was painted purple while vintage cast iron urns were painted white and planted with red annuals. A bed of rocks and a row of ball-shaped boxwood were features inspired by visits to gardens in Japan.
Persons associated with the garden include Walter S. and Elizabeth J. Yahn (former owners, 1940-1980); Chester A. Patterson (architect, 1940); Michael Grab (architect, 1997); Brett Maloney (landscape designer, 1997- ); .
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Erie  Search this
Wolf Bend Garden (Erie, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA835
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb611356a5a-8f03-4825-a4be-255f584b79aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16461

Malvern -- Longview Farm

Former owner:
Kugler family  Search this
Reed, George  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Longview Farm (Malvern, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Malvern
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, a garden plan, and an extensive bibliography of writings about and published photographs of the garden.
General:
This 17-acre site has been under continuous development by the same individual since 1942. Immediately surrounding the farm's four buildings are a series of small garden rooms. Some of these are level, while others follow the natural slope of the land. A simple underlying architecture ties together the gardens and buildings. Plants soften the hard edges while grass paths and stone or brick steps connect the spaces. The continuation of these paths leads to and through a former vegetable garden and island beds. These larger areas are filled with mass plantings of perennials, both exotic and native. Shrubs, along with an occasional tree, build up the centers of the beds. Their fruits provide fall and winter color. The garden's perimeter is made up of a meadow and woods (part native, part planted to screen a highway). More paths lead into the woods, creating island spaces where shrubs, ground covers, and ferns have been added or natives encouraged. The bulk of the plants are perennials, chosen for hardiness and ease of culture. Many provide more than one season of interest. Bulbs are used throughout the beds and borders and are naturalized in the meadow and woods. Biennials are allowed to self seed throughout. It is a country garden with order and chaos in equal measure.
Persons associated with the garden include: the Kugler family (former owners, before 1780-early 20th century); and George Reed (former owner, 1942-1982).
Related Materials:
Longview Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (15 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Malvern  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA469
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67b5f8908-e9bb-44a3-a042-a9c7b180e72a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16487

Philadelphia -- St. Andrews

Landscape architect:
Farley, Alice Hamilton  Search this
Farley, Richard J.  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
St. Andrews (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a write-up of the property's history.
General:
A contemporary, architect-designed house was built circa 1978 on a steeply sloping property comprising two-thirds acre that had to be cleared of weed trees, bittersweet and brambles. The first plantings were daffodils and dogwood trees, under the existing canopy of red oak trees. Thirty years later there are gardens with year-round interest provided by winter blooming trees, shrubs and perennials, 40 specimen of Yakusimanum rhododendron, 40 different species and cultivars of hydrangeas, pieris, holly, and, notably, unusual woodland groundcovers including hardy gingers and geraniums. The design includes layers of different textures and shades of green, using abundant and varied plant materials, including succulents that usually do not thrive in the Mid-Atlantic region. Wissahickon schist found in the sandy, woodland duff of the slope has been dug up and re-purposed as garden steps.
The level areas of the property have good drainage, and the owners add 40 yards of mulch each year to further improve the soil. The soil in the region is acidic, which is a challenge to the owner as are the deer and other wildlife. One objective of the garden is to be chemical-free, with occasional IPM (integrated pest management) to treat infestations.
Persons associated with the garden include Alice Hamilton Farley, RLA (landscape architect, since 1978); Richard J. Farley, FAIA (architect, 1978).
Related Materials:
St. Andrews related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA683
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6531216d1-7022-4c25-8f14-11de8b843be9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16536

Philadelphia -- Cathedral Village

Garden designer:
Farley, Alice  Search this
Purple, Leslie  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cathedral Village (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Located in a retirement community, this small garden is comprised of three hundred square feet of gardens designed for a townhouse. The 10 by 10 foot front garden has low maintenance evergreens including a camellia, low hollies, ground cover, ivy, mondo grass, ferns and hardy cyclamens with a piece of local schist as a feature. The garden at the rear is more extensive and includes a terrace garden with container plants that is four feet deep and eight and one-half inches long, wrought iron outdoor furniture and a custom built shed. A climbing Gold Flame honeysuckle with orange flowers covers the roof of the shed in summer and attracts hummingbirds. A flagstone path divides the garden beyond a low sitting wall into two planting beds that are filled with flowering trees and shrubs including hydrangea and clematis, boxwood used as an edging, herbs and perennials. Ornaments include a rabbit weathervane, whimsical birdhouses and a bird feeding platform.
Glass windows and a glass siding door enhance bird watching from inside the townhouse. The crab apple and magnolia trees in the back garden and the shrubs create a private space for the owners.
Persons associated with the garden include Alice Farley (garden designer, 2003); Leslie Purple (garden designer, 2003).
Related Materials:
Cathedral Village related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA734
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b65b013d-6ba9-4176-8211-e44830308dda
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16538

Pittsburgh -- Schenck Garden

Former owner:
McCook, George  Search this
Retemeyer, William  Search this
Architect:
Fisher, Raymond A.  Search this
Smith, Brandon  Search this
Horticultualist:
Friday, Greg  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Schenck Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a plant listing, and garden plans.
General:
The two acre suburban garden with a French Norman style farmhouse overlooks another 20 acres of woodland, with stables that once housed the polo ponies of the original owner. The main garden, bordered by mature sycamores, fruit trees and rhododendron, is a 70-foot wide band of flat terrain between the house and a hillside. Stone steps connect differing levels of terrain, and there are wide grass pathways. Specific plantings include a small fruit orchard, vegetable garden, perennial beds and rose garden with clipped boxwood borders. Off to one side there is a hidden shade garden with outdoor furniture. The courtyard in front of the house contains native laurel, dogwood, azaleas and rhododendron. An alleĢe of mature trees connects this property to the next property, owned by a relative of the original owner, with a house in the same French country style. The entire two acre Schenck Garden is protected by deer fencing and a cattle guard.
Persons associated with the garden include George McCook (former owner, 1929-1934); William Retemeyer (former owner, 1934-1972); Paul and Singer Euwer (former owners, 1972-1985); Raymond A. Fisher (architect, 1929-1930); Brandon Smith (architect, 1929-1930); Anthony J. Stinson (restoration and renovation architect, 1993-2013); Greg Friday (horticulturalist, 1993-2013).
Related Materials:
Schenck Garden 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA733
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69506cd90-b6d5-490d-a069-3fcd31b0946a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16553

Radnor -- Hoodlands

Former owner:
George, William  Search this
Zook, Henry  Search this
Hood, Louis  Search this
Hood, Agnes B.  Search this
Provenance:
Four Counties Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hoodlands (Wayne, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor -- Wayne
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, a garden plan, a narrative history and description of the garden, and other information.
General:
Hoodlands is a two-acre site whose garden was developed between 1972 and 2003. It features a stream, Abraham's Run, and a steep cliff that divides the land into two distinct parts: a lower acre that includes the 1720 house, garage, lawn, lower gardens, and stream, and an upper acre accessible by steps on either side of the property. Features include terraces, garden beds, a gazebo, and pathways and gardens carved into the upper woodlands. Woodland plants include laurel, azalea, rhododendron, trillium, heuchera, tricyrtis, and hardy cyclamen.
Persons associated with the property include: William George (former owner, 1763); Henry Zook (former owner, 1791); and Agnes B. and Louis Hood (former owners, 1972-2003).
Related Materials:
Hoodlands related holdings consist of 2 folders (29 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Wayne  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA345
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6dcdbf9bb-b043-4088-b481-ca4935e291ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16562

[Hedgleigh Spring]:: house from street.

Photographer:
Staples, Susan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Hedgleigh Spring (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Swarthmore
Date:
1998 Jun.
Scope and Contents:
House from street. Hardy succulent garden on roof.
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Swarthmore  Search this
Houses  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Porches  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA347001
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA347: Swarthmore -- Hedgleigh Spring
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c5b0f221-91f6-4d26-a93a-a568e0a92c70
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17374

Pittsburgh -- Speyer Garden, The

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
The Speyer Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
22 digital images (2017-2018) and 1 file folder.
General:
The Speyer Garden is a mature quarter acre strolling garden with five rooms begun in 1971 on worn out former farmland that had a shingled house and a few trees. The soil was amended with compost every year, specimen plants were obtained and the rooms were devised to create habitats suitable for the diverse collection. The Asian inspired front garden features trees that include Japanese snowbell hanging over a small lily pond, hinoki cypress, Leland cypress, crabapple, a weeping Norway spruce, dwarf Scotch poodle pine and a Kousa dogwood as well as a stone pagoda. A wooden gate leads to the next garden for herbs, prairie flowers and flowering shrubs that attract butterflies including beautyberry and viburnum, two 60-year-old rhubarb plants and a climbing thorn less blackberry. The blue garden is entered through a rose covered arbor, named for three blue atlas cedars along with hinoki cypress, several Japanese maples, three tree hydrangeas and a small waterfall over two small ponds. There is a small wooden bridge onto the deck that overlooks the main garden comprised of flower and shrub island beds with may apple, cobra lily, various epimediums, and Japanese woodland peonies. Trees and shrubs in the center garden room include Japanese maple and a dawn redwood that shades the rear garden where there are roses, hydrangeas, dogwood, a statue of Hermes, a frog fountain and another pond.

Plants in the understory include heuchera, varieties of hosta, several types of irises, hellebore, poppy, fern, bleeding heart, hardy begonias and ground orchids, sweet William, astilbe, oxalis, and bunchberry dogwood. Winding pebble or wood chip paths, stepping stones and small bridges, covered pergolas and arbor and wooden gates between garden rooms along with the density of plant material, hidden benches and several ponds make the urban garden seem much larger.

Persons associated with the garden include: Silvia Speyer (owner, 1971- ).
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA842
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Sewickley -- Mary's Moveable Feast

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Former owner:
Cerminaro, Anthony  Search this
Owner:
Vann Odom, Mary  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
20 Digital images (color, JPEG files.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Mary's Moveable Feast (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Sewickley
Scope and Contents:
20 digital images and 1 file folder.
General:
Located in western Pennsylvania, this 106' by 65' container garden was started in 1998. The property's main features include a gravel driveway, detached garage, and a large brick patio behind the house. The expansive hardscape provides the foundation for numerous containers arranged by the owner who is also a trained horticulturist. Various plants in plastic and clay pots surround are arranged around arborvitae planted in a twenty-inch Italian clay pot used as the main focal point of the garden. Container gardening allows for the owner to experiment with soil type, sun exposure, and plant material since most plants can moved and transplanted easily in and out of the containers.

The garden is constantly adjusted daily and annually with the growth and variety of the plants. During the fall and winter, the tropical plants, cacti, and houseplants are moved indoors. When the owner began the container garden in 1998, the Plant Hardiness Zone was a Zone 5. In 2019, it had warmed to a Zone 6.

Persons associated with the garden include: Anthony Cerminaro (former owner, 1986-1998); Mary Vann Odom (owner and gardener, 1998- ).
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Sewickley  Search this
Container gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA844
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Lake Oswego -- Stubblefield Garden

Photographer:
Woodyard, Cynthia  Search this
Former owner:
Jantzen, Carl J.  Search this
Coffey, Harry K.  Search this
Halvorson, Carl  Search this
Landscape architect:
Warner, John  Search this
Kiest, Craig  Search this
Huntington & Kiest  Search this
Sculptor:
Hardy, Thomas  Search this
Historic preservationist:
Tomson, Tommy  Search this
Architect:
Ertz, Burns and Co.  Search this
Provenance:
The Portland Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stubblefield Garden (Lake Oswego, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Lake Oswego
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes plans, an information worksheet, a slide list, and color photocopies of images of the property.
General:
"The five acre French country garden was developed around a large stone house that sits high on an island in Oswego Lake. The meandering paths connect the garden's major features, including a formal rose garden, stone gazebo, natural ponds and waterfall, formal sculpture pool, stone boathouse, cantilevered stone dock, swimming pool and terrace, parking court and a parterre. The unusual planting, ranging from Cotinus obovatus and Poncius trifoliate to Corylopsis paucifloria and Coptis trifoliata are located in an open Douglas fir and Oregon white oak forested hillside."
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Carl J. Jantzen (former owner, 1929); Harry K. Coffey (former owner, 1948); Carl Halvorson (former owner, 1956); Tommy Tomson (historic preservationist); John Warner (landscape architect, 1987); Craig Kiest (landscape architect, 1987); Thomas Hardy (sculptor); Ertz, Burns and Co. (architects); and Huntington & Kiest (landscape architects).
Related Materials:
Related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Oregon -- Lake Oswego  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR035
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
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Portland -- Dishman Garden

Architect:
Herzog, Herman (Harry)  Search this
Provenance:
The Portland Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dishman Garden (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes site plants and work sheet.
General:
This 38' x 42' urban backyard garden was divided into three levels and included a Magnolia grandiflora and Crape myrtle ca. 2000. The current owners' goal was to create a botanically diversified environment that would provide seclusion and privacy. The retained the trees and tree-level design. A natural cedar fence now encloses the area. In the lower level adjacent to the house, a stone mosaic patio visible from the dining room was added. A basalt path bordered by small planted beds leads to an above ground cedar pool for Koi. Basalt stones lead to a small third level containing a second pool for aeration of the lower one. For seasonal foliage, two eucalyptus, sweet bay and hardy banana were planted. Star jasmine, gardenias and trumpet lilies were added for fragrance. Containers are used for annual color and in areas where tree roots make ground planting difficult.
Persons associated with the property include: M. and J. Ricen (former owners, 1926-1938); Dr. and Mrs. Fuchs (former owners, 1938-1951); Dr. and Mrs. Miller (former owners, 1951-1973); Sam and Betty Sinclair (former owners, 1973-1980); Emery Hoover and Donald Confrey (former owners, 1980-1999); and Herman (Harry) Herzog of Bennes and Herzog (architect, 1926).
Related Materials:
Dishman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR029
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
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Archives of American Gardens
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Winston-Salem -- Reynolda Gardens

Owner:
Wake Forest University  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Buckenham & Miller  Search this
Horticulturalist:
Conrad, Robert  Search this
Architect:
Keen, Charles Barton  Search this
Former owner:
Reynolds, Katharine Smith, 1880-1924  Search this
Reynolds, R. J. (Richard Joshua), 1906-1964  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reynolda Gardens (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Forsyth -- Winston-Salem
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes photocopies of articles, images, transcript of a lecture and thesis by Sherold D. Hollingsworth, brochures, and other information.
General:
Reynolda was the county house estate of the founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Robert Joshua Reynolds, and his wife, Katharine Smith Reynolds, comprising nearly 1,100 acres that included a 38,000 square foot house built for them by architect Charles Barton Keen. Reynolda was primarily conceived by Katharine Reynolds to include a family home with gardens, a village within the estate that housed the twenty families that worked on the self-contained estate, a 350-acre dairy, grain and vegetable farm, a 19-acre golf course with grazing sheep, and woodlands with thousands of daffodils. Before the house and formal gardens were built, Lord and Burnham constructed commercial greenhouses and a large glass conservatory on the property in 1913. Mrs. Reynolds decided to site a four-acre formal garden next to the greenhouses, near the public road, for the benefit of passersby. The first garden designers on the estate were Miller and Buckenham, and then Thomas Sears was brought in to design the viewable greenhouse garden, as well as gardens at the house and boathouse. The boathouse was sited beside the 16-acre artificial Lake Katharine created by Miller and Buckenham's stone-faced dam. The lake has since partially filled with silt and become a wetlands habitat.
Thomas Sears' 1917 formal greenhouse garden was divided into two rectangles, an approximately two-acre formal rose and perennial garden, and next to it another two-acre garden for fruit, flowers and vegetables. Grass panels that divided and surrounded the formal gardens were known as the sunken garden. The original rose garden was divided into four parterres, two planted with roses, one for blue and yellow flowers and the last for pink and white flowers. There were grass panels between the parterres with a double row of Japanese cedar trees on the horizontal axis. Rows of Japanese weeping cherry trees and southern magnolias were planted as a perimeter; later the trees shaded the rose garden to the extent that it had to be replanted when the garden was restored in 1997. Each axis of the two formal gardens ended in an attractive terminus, a feature of many of Sears' designs. These included pergolas and Japanese-styled teahouses for Katharine Reynolds, who wanted to include trees and features from Japanese gardens. Like the rose garden, the design of the fruit and vegetable garden was geometric with a central feature. At the time of its restoration, a large section of this garden was replanted with All-America selection roses, other flowers and herbs.
In the 1930's daughter Mary Reynolds Babcock and her stockbroker husband Charles Babcock bought her siblings' shares in the house and rehired Thomas Sears to redesign the gardens. Renovations to the house included moving the original central entrance to the side of the house, and new gardens were needed in front. A tulip and chrysanthemum garden was designed, with pink, white, blue and purple tulips and forget-me-nots complementing the colors of the new flagstone terrace. Summer flowers included heliotrope, plumbago, salvia, nicotiana, snapdragons and annual phlox, although heliotrope did not flourish in hot weather. Red, yellow, bronze, copper and terra cotta chrysanthemums were planted in autumn. Sears suggested poinsettias, camellias, chrysanthemums, gardenias and begonia semperflorens for a winter garden, but they were not winter hardy and were used for holiday decorations inside the house. Sears also designed a study garden in 1916, which comprises a patio with a recessed pool, stone benches and extensive plantings of rhododendrons and other flowering shrubs, a canopy of flowering magnolias, dogwood and crape myrtles, and an understory of ground covers, lilies, hosta, ferns and daffodils.
Reynolda is now the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The gardens were donated to Wake Forest University in the 1960's by the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.
Persons associated with this property include R.J. (Robert Joshua) Reynolds (c. 1850-1918) and Katharine Smith Reynolds Johnston (1880-1924) (former owners, 1909-1924); Mary Reynolds Babcock and Charles Babcock (former owners, 1935-1953); Wake Forest College, later University (owner beginning in 1958); Louis L. Miller and Horatio R. Buckenham (landscape designers, 1911-1913); Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1965) (landscape architect 1915-1917, 1930s); Robert Conrad (horticulturalist, c. 1910-1960); Charles Barton Keen (architect, 1912-1917).
Related Materials:
Reynolda Gardens related holdings consist of 3 folders (61 glass plate negatives, and 4 35mm slides)
Additional materials also located in the Library and Estate Archives of the Reynolda House at Wake Forest University.
See others in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection, 1900-1966.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
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Archives of American Gardens
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Cincinnati -- Mill Trace

Architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Landscape designer:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Provenance:
Cincinnati Town and Country Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mill Trace (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and update sheet..
General:
Mill Trace was established in 1929 with two acres of gardens. The garden is described as formal with many holly cultivars, perennial garden and cutting garden. There is an allee of swamp oaks backed by clumps of hollies and beyond through the high-walled court entrance. According to the Garden Club of American Annual Meeting publication of April, 1954, the owner "has an abiding interest in rare, strange, and hardy plants." A field in ca. 1930 was turned into parklike lawns accented with trees.
Person(s) associated with the property include: Edmund Lawrence Jones (former owner); William Adams Delano (architect and landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Mill Trace related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH078
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
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Columbus -- Bert's German Village Garden

Landscape designer:
Seely, Roger B.  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bert's German Village Garden (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans with plant names, a copy of an article about the garden, and other information.
General:
This small garden on a 31' x 115' lot is located in historic German Village, a neighborhood first settled in 1814 by German immigrants that is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Because the footprint of the house occupies so much of the lot, there are only relatively small planting areas at the front of the house, along the south side, and at the rear. The most distinctive part of the garden's design is the diversity and number of plants, garden features, and appointments--and the cohesiveness of all these elements in such a small space. The owner's keen sense of plant placement, proportion and scale, and combinations of color and plant textures meld the garden into a harmonious whole and create a feeling of depth and space. As the owner notes, "Urban gardeners must think vertically. Because room is at a premium, you learn to use fences and walls to add more varieties of plants. . . . The real challenge is to keep a flow of color all season long and to achieve this [by mixing] annuals, hardy perennials, [and] shrubs along with house plants and tropicals." The result is an excellent model of small space gardening, comfortable outdoor rooms, and the expert use of proportion and scale.
Persons associated with the garden include Roger B. Seely (landscape designer, 1991).
Related Materials:
Bert's German Village Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH228
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
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Warwick -- Meadowburn

Creator:
Ely, Helena Rutherfurd, -1920  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Meadowburn (Warwick, New York)
Meadowburn (Vernon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New York -- Orange County -- Warwick
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets; landscape plans; copies of photographs; copy of biography of Helena Rutherfurd Ely(October 1951); compilation of notes from oral history by Albert Furman, Jr. (1998-2000); and copies of articles and programs.
Former Title:
Ely Gardens [Middletown Daily Times-Press, 7 November 1925]
General:
Meadowburn was the summer home of Helena Rutherfurd Ely, a prominent gardening author who wrote three books at the beginning of the 20th century. Her first book, A Woman's Hardy Garden, is reflected throughout the five acres of gardens she designed at Meadowburn. She has been called the American Gertrude Jekyll, as they both advocated a casually abundant, hardy, no-fuss gardening style. Towards the end of her career as a designer/gardner, Mrs. Ely was more and more drawn to the use of evergreens.
Vernon, New Jersey, Warwick, New York's "sister town" across the state line, is also shown as Meadowburn's location. Meadowburn straddles the border between the two states. According to Helena Ely Rutherfurd Meade's biography of her mother written in 1951, "Meadowburn Farm is mainly in New Jersey, but there is still a good bit of it in the State of New York." Though it is listed in a registration form (1992) for the National Register of Historic Places as being located in Vernon Township, New Jersey, this designation only covered the "significant features of the house and gardens at Meadowburn Farm; five acres, more or less."
Persons and organizations associated with this garden include: Louisa and Mary Rutherfurd (former owners, 1853-1860); John and Charlotte Rutherfurd (former owners, 1860-1881); Helena Rutherfurd Ely (former owner, 1881-1920); Alfred Ely, Jr. (former owner); Charles H. Coster (former owner, 1930-1977); Albert Furman, Sr. (gardener, 1893-1948); Albert Furman, Jr. (gardener (1948-2004); and Kurt Seligman (frog sculpture and fountain pool).
Related Materials:
Meadowburn related holdings consist of 3 folders (26 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Warwick  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY286
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
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Summit -- Llynnwyllann

Former owner:
Cromwell, James W.  Search this
Cromwell, James W. Mrs  Search this
Cromwell, Anne  Search this
Provenance:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
The Summit Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Llynnwyllann (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, maps and other information.
General:
This property, whose garden is no longer in existence, was once owned by Mr and Mrs. James W. Cromwell. It is located on Beekman Road. Mrs. Cromwell was also a member of the Summit Garden Club and made her garden available for others to enjoy, according to the Visiting Gardens List from 1921 and 1925. The garden boasts of roses, hardy perennials and annuals, with fine flowering shrubs. The best blooms, it was noted, were during the summer months of June, July and August.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. James W. Cromwell (former owners, circa 1921); Miss Anne Cromwell (former owner, circa 1925).
Related Materials:
Llynnwyllann related holdings consist of 3 folders (5 lantern slides)
See others in:
Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1981-2006.
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 -- Summit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ054
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
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Kingston -- Cutler Garden

Former owner:
Wells, George  Search this
Wells, Solomen  Search this
Provenance:
Ulster Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cutler Garden (Kingston, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Ulster County -- Kingston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a slide list, plans, and a worksheet and description completed by GCA researcher, Frances A. Numrich, as well as with 13 35mm slides.
General:
"Garden is surrounded on three sides by a sheared hemlock hedge, varying from 13' on east side to 10' on south and west sides. Brick walks on the east and west sides, grass lawn down center. There are boxwood low hedges, shaped taxus shrubs, spring and summer perennials, non-hardy plants and annuals are shown in containers, urns, hanging baskets."
Persons associated with the property include: George and Solomen Wells (former owners); Wells family (former owner); Sperling (former owner); Andrews (former owner); Persico (former owner); Frances A. Numrich (photographer).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Kingston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY628
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
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[Innisfree Garden]: hardy lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) in lake.

Photographer:
Collins, Oliver  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Innisfree Garden (Millbrook, N.Y.)
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Millbrook
Date:
1999 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Millbrook.  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Aquatic plants  Search this
Lotus  Search this
Trees  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY397026
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY397: Millbrook -- Innisfree Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6dae56295-f470-45b6-9767-1709204b8824
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