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Potomac -- Orchard Farm

Former owner:
Martin, Eugene  Search this
Martin, Bella  Search this
Schmersser, William  Search this
Schmersser, Catherine  Search this
Landscape architect:
Palmer, Meade  Search this
Clinton, Sandra Youssef  Search this
Callaway, Paul Faulkner "Chip,"  Search this
Architect:
Jessup, Pam  Search this
Interior designer:
Stewart, Whitney  Search this
Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Orchard Farm (Potomac, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Potomac
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet, site plans, an essay by the garden owner, and photocopies of articles and other information featuring the garden.
General:
This five-acre American cottage garden wraps around an old farmhouse and combines old-fashioned perennials with some modern cultivars. Informal and idiosyncratic, a hornbeam hedge defines a garden room behind the house. A pocket herb garden is around the corner. Roses are everywhere, while a recent addition is a wall garden. The vegetable garden is also another key component of the design as is the outdoor living area complete with living room, dining room, and summer kitchen.
Persons associated with the garden include: Eugene and Bella Martin (former owners, 1955-1965); William and Catherine Schmersser (former owners, 1965-1982); Meade Palmer (landscape architect); Paul Faulkner "Chip" Callaway (landscape architect); Pam Jessup (architect, 1992); Sandra Youssef Clinton (landscape architect) and Whitney Stewart (interior designer).
Related Materials:
Orchard Farm related holdings consist of 3 folders (37 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Potomac  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD041
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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