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The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Garden Club of America was established in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the Garden Club of Philadelphia and eleven other garden clubs met to create a national garden club. Its purpose is to foster the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and gardening and conservation efforts. The GCA was incorporated in Delaware in 1923, with its headquarters established in New York City. Today, local clubs are organized under twelve regional zones. The GCA continues its tradition of hosting flower shows and publishing material related to gardening in the United States.

The GCA's glass lantern slides were used by The GCA for presentations and lectures about notable gardens throughout the United States dating back to colonial times. An effort was made in the late 1980s, in preparation of the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of America's founding, to collect the disbursed slides. These slides were to eventually form the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. The informational value of this collection is extensive since a number of images of the more than 4,500 gardens represented show garden designs that have changed over time or no longer exist. While the majority of images document a range of designed upper and upper-middle class gardens throughout the U.S., the scope of the collection is expanding as volunteers photograph and document contemporary gardens including community and vernacular gardens.

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
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.
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 -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca
Online Media:

Fort Hill House

Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Creator:
Wood, Willis D., Mrs  Search this
Matheson, William J.  Search this
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Huntington
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Huntington
Date:
01/06/1938
General:
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "209; III-18."
Historic plate caption: "Mrs. Willis D. Wood; 1938."
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:
Summer  Search this
Gates  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Vines  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Containers  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Canals  Search this
Thuja  Search this
Urns  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY100001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY100: Huntington -- Fort Hill House
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27722

Fort Hill House

Slide manufacturer:
Scott Studios  Search this
Creator:
Wood, Willis D., Mrs  Search this
Matheson, William J.  Search this
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Huntington
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Huntington
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "Scott Studio, 24 East 55th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "210; III-16."
Historic plate caption: "Mrs. Willis D. Wood."
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:
Summer  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Vines  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Flowerpots  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Benches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY100002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY100: Huntington -- Fort Hill House
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27723

Fort Hill House

Slide manufacturer:
Scott Studios  Search this
Creator:
Wood, Willis D., Mrs  Search this
Matheson, William J.  Search this
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- Huntington
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Huntington
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "Scott Studio, 24 East 55th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "122."
Historic plate caption: "Mr. William J [text obscured] Rose Garden."
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:
Summer  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Standard  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY100003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY100: Huntington -- Fort Hill House
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27724

Palm Beach -- Cielito Lindo

Former owner:
Donahue, James P., Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Wyeth, Marion Sims  Search this
Watts, William, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
Cielito Lindo (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
General:
Postcard circa 1915-1930.
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 -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Seaside gardening  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Palms -- Florida  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File FL032
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1339

Palm Beach -- Mar-a-Lago

Former owner:
Post, Marjorie Merriweather  Search this
Hutton, Edward F. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Wyeth, Marion Sims  Search this
Urban, Joseph, 1872-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Owner:
Trump, Donald, 1946-  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Mar-a-Lago (Palm Beach, Florida)
General:
Postcard circa 1930-1945.
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 -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Seaside gardening  Search this
Palms -- Florida  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File FL152
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1337

Urban design health and the therapeutic environment Cliff Moughtin, Kate McMahon Moughtin, Paola Signoretta

Author:
Moughtin, Cliff  Search this
Author:
Signoretta, Paola  Search this
Moughtin, Kate McMahon  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xviii, 262 pages) illustrations, maps
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2009
Topic:
City planning--Health aspects  Search this
Sustainable urban development  Search this
Urban Health  Search this
Architecture  Search this
City Planning  Search this
Environment Design  Search this
POLITICAL SCIENCE--Public Policy--Regional Planning  Search this
Call number:
RA566.7 .M68 2009 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145570

Sketchup for site design : a guide to modeling site plans, terrain and architecture / Daniel Tal

Author:
Tal, Daniel 1971-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2016
Topic:
Landscape architecture--Computer-aided design  Search this
Landscape architectural drawing--Data processing  Search this
Landscape design--Data processing  Search this
Three-dimensional imaging--Data processing  Search this
ARCHITECTURE--Landscape  Search this
GARDENING--Garden Design  Search this
GARDENING--Landscape  Search this
Call number:
SB475.9.D37
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1136925

Drawing and reinventing landscape / Diana Balmori

Author:
Balmori, Diana  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (200 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2014
Topic:
Landscape architectural drawing  Search this
ARCHITECTURE--Landscape  Search this
GARDENING--Garden Design  Search this
GARDENING--Landscape  Search this
Call number:
SB472.47 .B35 2014 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1135576

Grading with design in mind : landscape site grading principles / Bruce Sharky

Author:
Sharky, Bruce  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2014
Topic:
Landscape construction  Search this
Building sites  Search this
Grading (Earthwork)  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Civil--General  Search this
Call number:
TH380
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1134885

Low impact development and sustainable stormwater management / Thomas H. Cahill

Author:
Cahill, Thomas H. 1939-  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xiv, 293 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2012
Topic:
Urban runoff--Management  Search this
Sustainable urban development  Search this
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING--Environmental--General  Search this
Call number:
TD657 .C34 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1131630

Avoiding claims in building design : risk management in practice / Malcolm Taylor

Author:
Taylor, Malcolm  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource (xv, 288 pages) : illustrations
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Date:
2000
Topic:
Building--Superintendence  Search this
Building--Planning  Search this
Risk assessment  Search this
Building--Quality control  Search this
Construction contracts  Search this
Call number:
TH438 .T39 2000 (Internet)
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1126776

Hints on landscape gardening by Prince von Pückler-Muskau; tr. by Bernhard Sickert and ed. by Samuel Parsons; with illustrations and maps

Author:
Pückler-Muskau, Hermann Fürst von 1785-1871  Search this
Author:
Parsons, Samuel 1844-1923  Search this
Sickert, Bernhard  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Physical description:
5 pages leaves, [vii]-xiv, 196 pages, 1 leaves front., plates, portrait, 2 folded plans in pockets 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1917
Topic:
Landscape gardening  Search this
Jardins--Architecture  Search this
Call number:
SB471.P85X 1917
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_288008

Akron -- Harbel Manor

Former owner:
Firestone, Harvey S., 1898-1973  Search this
Architect:
Harpster & Bliss  Search this
Trowbridge & Akerman  Search this
Landscape architect:
DeForest, Alling Stephen  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
2 slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
United States of America -- Ohio -- Summit County -- Akron
Harbel Manor (Akron, Ohio)
General:
001: 10849 Firestone Residence, Akron, Ohio. Postcard cira 1901-1945.

002: 3 H. S. Firestone Residence and Italian Gardens, Akron, Ohio. 80673. Postcard circa 1915-1930.
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 -- Akron  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Garden walks  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Tudor Revival  Search this
Italian gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File OH190
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1686

Akron -- Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens

Former owner:
Seiberling, Frank A., 1908-1990  Search this
Architect:
Schneider, Charles S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Manning, Warren H.  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
Stan Hywett Hall & Gardens (Akron, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Summit County -- Akron
Varying Form:
Also known as the Frank A. Seiberling House.
General:
Postcard circa 1915-1930.
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 -- Akron  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Garden walks  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Boulders  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Willows  Search this
Rockwork  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File OH029
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1687

Cleveland -- Forest Hill

Former owner:
Rockefeller, John D.  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., Jr  Search this
Landscape architect:
Taylor, A. D.  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
4 slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Forest Hill (Cleveland, Ohio)
General:
001: J.D. Rockefeller's Residence, Cleveland, 10673. Postcard circa 1901-1915.

002: Forest Hill, John D. Rockefeller's Residence, Cleveland, Ohio. Postcard circa 1901-1915.

003: 2158 John D. Rockefeller's Residence, "Forest Hill," Cleveland, Ohio. Copyright 1908 by Detroit Publishing Co.

004: Entrance to John D. Rockefeller's Residence, Cleveland, Ohio. Postcard circa 1901-1915.
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 -- Cleveland  Search this
Gatehouses  Search this
Fences -- wrought iron  Search this
Driveways  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Parks  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File OH199
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1697

Bar Harbor -- Brook End

Former owner:
Abbe, Robert  Search this
Architect:
Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917  Search this
Denby, Edwin Hooper, 1873-  Search this
Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959 (landscape designer)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
Brook End (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
General:
Postcard circa 1915-1930.
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 -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Retaining walls  Search this
Seaside gardening  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File ME062
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1373

Bar Harbor -- Buonriposo

Former owner:
Fabbri, Shepard, Mrs  Search this
Fabbri, Ernesto  Search this
Architect:
Fabbri, Egisto Paolo, 1866-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959 (landscape designer)  Search this
Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Postcards
Place:
Buonriposo (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
General:
Postcard circa 1901-1945.
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 -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Mansions  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Seaside gardening  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File ME005
See more items in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mar-ref1375

Portland -- A Plant Collector's Garden

Former owner:
McDonald, James Sir  Search this
McDonald, Anne Kerr Lady  Search this
Bates, John  Search this
Bates, Susan  Search this
Landscape architect:
Tucker, Ernest  Search this
Matschek, Clark  Search this
Lord & Schryver (Salem, Or.)  Search this
Architect:
Voorhis, Charles  Search this
Meyer, Ernest  Search this
Storrs, John  Search this
Landscape designer:
Matschek, Marsha  Search this
Head gardener:
Hahn, Conrad  Search this
Cole, Echo  Search this
Miner, Jay  Search this
Engineer:
Meigs, Gilbert  Search this
Garden designer:
Miner, Jay  Search this
Price, Withey  Search this
Galaher, Megan  Search this
Steel garden structures:
Schneikert, Martha  Search this
Tree pruning:
Buttrell, John  Search this
Thomas, Blake  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
A Plant Collector's Garden (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article, a printed description and plan of the garden.
Varying Form:
McDonald Garden, formerly known as.
General:
Since 1940 the gardens of this 1.75 acre property have been designed and filled with unusual specimen trees and flowering shrubs, then redesigned by a second owner equally committed to plant collecting who wanted to maintain the early gardens as much as possible. The initial design included a broad brick terrace behind the house that overlooked a sweeping lawn bordered by beds containing perennials, shrubs and trees. A rock garden marked the transition from the cultivated gardens to a native woodlands on the steep slope to the Willamette River. Behind the brick wall along the street there was a hedge of arborvitae and rhododendron had been planted along the brick wall at the far end of the terrace. A glass and brick gazebo stood in the front courtyard, topped with a hummingbird weather vane by sculptor Keith Jellum. When the property changed hands in 2002 all these features were changed too: the overgrown arborvitae were replaced with large-leafed boxwood, too tall rhododendron that blocked the view from the house were relocated, the crumbling gazebo was removed, and the hummingbird weathervane was mounted on a stand in an island bed of seasonal plantings where it can spin with the wind. The mature specimen trees including paper bark maple, Ponderosa pine, several varieties of magnolia, Garry oak, dawn redwood and a wheel tree remained but new beds were designed and planted with hellebores, hosta, fuchsias, clematis, rhododendrons, peonies, dwarf conifers and arum varieties. A new shade garden called the grotto replaced failing grass, a new green house and four bin composting center were built. The rock garden was augmented with steps and additional plantings, and wide gravel paths were laid for touring as well as working in the perennials beds that border the lawn.
Originally the 1.3 acres that were cultivated were conceived as parkland and featured rare plant material. A garden room in a warmer microclimate known as the Chilean garden was kept and included a windmill palm, swamp cypress and other semi-tropical plants; a crepe myrtle and pomegranate were espaliered on the garage wall along one side. Three copper bowl fountains of Greco-Roman design placed in the front and side courtyards were connected to a recirculating water pump in the basement of the house. The brick walls surrounding the terrace were perforated, a signature design of the original landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver and the gazebo built on a curved brick wall in the front court was a stand-out feature. The parkland was planted so there would be open views from the house and terrace of Mount Saint Helens and the Willamette River.
Persons associated with the property include Sir James and Lady McDonald (former owners, 1940-2002); Susan and John Bates (former owners, 2002-2015); Elizabeth Lord (1887-1976) and Edith Schryver (1901-1984) (landscape architects, 1940); Ernest Tucker (landscape architect, 1977); Marsha Matschek (landscape designer, 1975- );Clark Matschek (landscape architect, 1996); Conrad Hahn (head gardener, 1950); Ernest Meyer (architect, 1942); Charles Voorhis (architect, 1977); John Storrs (architect, 1960); Echo Cole (head gardener, 1996- ); Gilbert Meigs (engineer, 1978); Jay Wesley Miner (garden designer and head gardener, 2006- ); Withey Price (garden design, 2004); Megan Galaher (garden designer, 2014); Martha Schneikert (steel garden structures, 2006); John Buttrell (tree pruning, 2006- ); Blake Thomas (tree pruning, 2006- ).
Related Materials:
A Plant Collector's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (17 35 mm. slides; 49 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 -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR034
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10137

Portland -- Teasdale Garden

Landscape architect:
Bainnson, Brian  Search this
Provenance:
The Portland Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Teasdale Garden (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and feature plans.
General:
Located on one-third acre, the Teasdale Garden fills a wedge-shaped corner lot comprised of lush plantings, garden sculpture, entertaining and sports areas, a koi pond and a rockery with a waterfall. The garden was redesigned in 1996 with the assistance of landscape architect Brian Bainnson. Prior to the re-design, the 1924 property included a rock retaining wall, a concrete reflecting pool, a mature tulip tree, overgrown rhododendrons and English laurel. The brick path to the front door was only two feet wide and there was little to indicate where the front door was located. Major improvements were made including creating garden rooms on different levels with painted cedar fences establishing boundaries. New brickwork added a dining deck next to the house, enlarged existing patios and widened the front walk, and with the addition of steps and another patio turned an original concrete reflecting pool into a garden room with a water garden stocked with koi. After overgrown rhododendrons and English laurel were removed a quatrefoil knot garden was installed and planted with roses. Topiary trees, columns, obelisks, gazing globes, and many pieces of sculpture by artists Jill Toberson and Marta Farris add wit and definition to the garden rooms.
A small adjacent property previously owned by the city of Portland was annexed and now is a vegetable garden planted in raised beds. There are plans to add chickens and a chicken coop
Persons associated with the garden include Harry F., William H., and Imogene R. Morrow (former owners, 1934-1981); Sherry and Douglas Fir Woods (former owners, 1983-1991); Mark and Gay Santos (former owners, 1991-1996); Brian Bainnson ASLA (landscape architect); Tarek Ghebllawi (garden pruning); Jill Torberson (garden sculpture); Marta Farris (garden sculpture).
Related Materials:
Teasdale Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 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 -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR049
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10145

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