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Knoxville -- Siler Garden

Developer:
Ferrell, E. V.  Search this
Landscaper:
Coker, Gordon  Search this
Landscape architect:
Thurman, Jenny  Search this
Provenance:
Knoxville Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Siler Garden (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox -- Knoxville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other documentation.
General:
The 1935 residence was part of a subdivision developed by E. V. Ferrell starting in 1924 and advertised as a "utopian getaway." There were beautiful old azaleas on the 1.52 acre property when the current owners acquired the property in 1983, but those azaleas died in a hard freeze two years later. Over the next three decades the three vernacular gardens they installed have created the utopian getaway envisioned by the original developer. The front yard garden is a parkland with mature trees and shrubs, lawn, and swathes of liriope and Lenten rose with a pierced brick wall draped with ivy alongside the driveway. Along the house there are foundation plantings set off by a low brick wall with ornamental iron fencing. Behind the house the lawn is bisected by the pool plaza, with the garage at one end, an outdoor room for entertaining at the other end, and a pergola on the far side. A perennial border and planted squares add color to the hardscape surrounding the pool. A semi-circular slate deck overlooks a hillside garden that is known as the real garden with wide stone stairs leading through lush and colorful plantings to woodlands at the base of the property. That deck serves as the roof of the semi-circular garden shed, built from blocks and covered with stucco to look like a grotto tucked into the slope. The real garden area was a wasteland of overgrown vines, weeds, invasive plants, rotten landscape timbers and debris, and was tackled in ten to fifteen foot sections each year. Each stone in the retaining walls was laid by hand; a pond was tried out in three different locations. Some of the plants came from earlier family gardens, and there is an historic tree in the front yard.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. N.E. Logan (former owners until 1929); Mrs. Edna Taylor Briscoe (former owner, 1929-1955); Mr. and Mrs. William Ernest Briscoe (former owners, 1955-1962); Mr. and Mrs. Rodman Townsend (former owners, 1962-1983); Gordon Coker (landscaper, 1993-2000); and Jenny Thurman (landscape architect, 2007).
Related Materials:
Siler Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (28 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN086
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
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Archives of American Gardens
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Jacksonville -- Haskell Gardens

Former owner:
Stockton, Gilchrist Admiral  Search this
Blount, Margaret Stockton Mrs  Search this
Landscape architect:
Manning, Wayne O.  Search this
Provenance:
Late Bloomers Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Haskell Gardens (Jacksonville, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Two vacant suburban parcels comprising three riverfront acres were assembled by the owners in the 1970s, and construction of the contemporary style residence and initial landscape planting were completed in 1978. Originally, the land was virtually devoid of trees or plants, whereas now lush and comprehensive landscaping reflects 37 years of careful and continuous design and planting. Today the property's landscape is best described as comprehensive and highly informal. Nearly half of the acreage consists of medium density woods at the north and south precincts of the property, comprising live oaks, magnolias and screening shrubbery such as viburnum, elaeagnus, holly, anise and ligustrum. The buildings and grounds are entirely screened from road view (west) by a continuous multi-layered tall hedge whose foreground planting includes azalea, sago palm and holly fern. The east lawn is generally open to the St. John's River. Inside the property, informally curving hedges of varying height define the boundaries of the woods, again using holly, eleagnus, viburnum, azalea and ligustrum, as well as aspidistra, pittosporum and podocarpus. A tennis court pavilion is arbored in jasmine, which also blankets the court fence. Certain walls of the residence are espaliered with jasmine and podocarpus, and ground cover in the oak-shaded areas includes liriope, juniper, mondo and jasmine. The more open areas are punctuated by specimen oaks, clusters of ilex, sago palm, Indian hawthorn, philodendron and flowering annuals.
The contemporary art collection extends from within the residence onto the grounds in the form of fourteen large outdoor sculptures. These vary in form and medium, but all are quite abstract and - most importantly - carefully integrated into the landscape.Nearly every sculpture occupies a curved, embracing niche giving its own partially enclosed space and creating a unique relationship between art and landscaping. Indeed, this integration of the sculpture collection with the planting is the most distinctive aspect of the gardens. The sculptors whose work has been installed are Arthur Gibbons, Tom Raye, Beverly Pepper, Charles O. Perry, Alexander Liberman, Amolldo Pomodoro, George Sherwood, Doris Leper, Ed Hallgeuik, and Kenneth Snelson.
Persons associated with the property include Admiral Gilchrist Stockton (former owner, 1935?-1972); Mrs. Margaret Stockton Blount (former owner, 1935?-1972); Wayne O. Manning, Jr. (landscape architect, 1970s).
Related Materials:
Haskell Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (24 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 -- Florida -- Jacksonville  Search this
Sculpture gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL169
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Charleston -- William Gibbes Garden

Provenance:
The Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Charleston
William Gibbes House (Charleston, South Carolina)
Scope and Contents:
31 digital images (2011, 2018), 1 lantern slide, and 1 35mm slide and 3 file folders. Other documents about the property and garden design plans are included in folder 3.
General:
In 1928 Cornelia Roebling commissioned landscape architect Loutrel Briggs to design formal gardens for her late 18th century Georgian-style home that would incorporate the spirit of the past and utilize local plant and hardscape materials. His design for this one acre property came to be known as the Charleston Garden Style that he replicated successfully many times. The current owner is restoring and enhancing Briggs' design with eleven distinct rooms, all behind screens formed by 19th century high brick walls and tall plants. The rooms are linked by shell flagstone or brick axial walkways with repeated colors, plant materials and shapes creating harmony. Magnolias, cedars, live oaks, crepe myrtles, palms, hollies, cypress, pittosporum, yew, boxwood, camellias, azaleas, liriope, mondo grass and ferns are repeated in many garden rooms, with pink, purple or white flowers predominating. The lawn garden to one side of the main residence is surrounded by shell walkways edged in brick with borders planted with conifers, hydrangeas, azaleas, boxwood, privet, tall hollies, and a large magnolia. The restored old garden that predates Briggs has four boxwood parterres planted with roses with a birdbath in the center. The three-foot pond with ogee corners has a pyramid-shaped boxwood in each corner, seasonal beds inside the wall with boxwood edging, island beds planted with camellias and mondo grass, and a small terrace with a bench off to one side shaded by wisteria. Cedars and crepe myrtles also provide shade in warm weather. A brick, unroofed summer house built in the 19th century by owner John Grimke Drayton has an 18th century marble entablature and is draped with white roses.

Next to the summer house along the brick wall there is a new garden with two formal diamond- shaped beds planted in purple and white and two beds with magnolias. The east-west axial long walk behind the house was broken up by a later 25-foot square swimming pool; it is bordered by brick columns connected by chains draped with yellow roses and a pittosporum hedge clipped like waves. In the pool garden there are Meyer lemon standards, yoshino cherries, and verbenas. The court garden terrace behind the house is bordered by beds with camellias, ferns, liriope, aspidistra, mondo grass and ferns growing in brick walls. Beds alongside the drive and around the parking area feature a mature live oak, azaleas, roses, crepe myrtles and seasonal plantings that complement the pink stucco walls of the guest house. The old brick privy court is used for storage and for growing tomatoes, with a white picket fence atop a low brick wall. A trellis planted with confederate jasmine and a row of Italian cypress mark the transition to the citrus garden on the site of the old drying yard. There are grapefruit, kumquat, orange and lemon trees planted in two rows of octagonal beds, repeating the formal design of the parterre gardens. The property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Persons associated with the garden include: William Gibbes and family (former owners, 1772-1794); Sarah Moore Smith family and descendants (former owners, 1794-circa 1885); J.B.E. Sloan family and descendants (former owners, 1885-circa 1928); Cornelia W. Roebling family and descendants (former owners, 1926-1984); Historic Charleston Foundation (former owner, 1984-1986); Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Leath (former owners, 1986-1996); Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Trainer (former owners, 1996-circa 2006); Loutrel Winslow Briggs (1893-1977) (landscape architect, 1928); Dr. Eugene Johnson (landscape designer, 2018).
Related Materials:
See also the Eleanor Weller Collection for a 35mm reproduction of SC074001.
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 -- South Carolina -- Charleston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC074
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
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Houston -- Chapman Garden

Former owner:
Cronin, Thomas Dr  Search this
Architect:
Nunn, Stayton  Search this
Sasser, Shannon  Search this
Landscape architect:
Henry, Steve  Search this
Landscape designer:
Baldridge, Cedar  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chapman Garden (Houston, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Houston -- Houston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The Chapman Garden is located on the approximately one half acre site of the Griswald House, which was designed by architect Stayton Nunn in 1929. The present garden was started in 2002 when the current owners moved in and removed the original plant material.
The front garden is an expanse of St. Augustine grass with linear shrubbery borders aligning the house. The beds consist of Asiatic jasmine ground covers, azaleas, and Japanese boxwood. The back garden, accessible through the house or through one of two white garden gates on the east and west sides of the house, includes a fountain flanked with foxtail ferns, monkey grass, alyssum, kale, and variegated liriope. The fountain serves as the focal point and sets apart the small garden from the larger back garden. This entire area is hedged with cherry laurel to create a wall of privacy. The main garden is separated by ligustrum, Japanese viburnum, and Japanese boxwood. The larger back garden is accessible through an iron gate flanked by brick columns capped with antique white urns of foxtail ferns. The basket weave patio is aligned with a bed of Dwarf gardenia, flax lily, white salvia, and lantana. To the south of this bed is a rectangle of St. Augustine grass that is bordered by a two foot high brick wall with plantings of azaleas, Japanese boxwood, Dwarf gardenia, flax lily, boxwood topiaries, Japanese ewe topiaries, night blooming jasmine, and spiraea. Seasonal white annuals are introduced at the forefront of the brick wall. Petunias, kale, alyssum, and geraniums are often planted. The grassy area was named the badminton court by architect Shannon Sasser in 2001 when he worked on the remodeling of the house with the owners because it is the perfect regulation size for a badminton court. Two circular brick patios flank the grassy area with curved iron benches outlining the space, both which are original to the garden, along with two limestone based tables centered on each. The limestone table bases are actually birdbaths. Underneath the arbor of roses is a shaded patio with planters of topiaries of English ivy flanking French doors into the game room.
The current owners bought the house in 2001 and sought to rehabilitate both the house and the garden. Many people have thought the garden was designed by Pat Fleming, but there is no documentation to prove this. The original plans for the show the brickwork for the garden. The patio between the house and the "badminton court" was added at some point. The entire back of the house is open to the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Cronin (former owners, 1962-2001); Stayton Nunn (architect 1929, 1933-additions); Shannon Sasser (architect-renovations, 2001/2002); Steve Henry (landscape architect, 2001/2002); Cedar Baldridge (landscape designer, 2006).
Related Materials:
Chapman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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 -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX105
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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San Antonio -- Monte Vista Garden

Former owner:
White, R. L.  Search this
Bitter, John  Search this
Architect:
McDonald, Don B.  Search this
Lake/Flato (Firm)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Reed Hilderbrand Associates Inc.  Search this
Provenance:
Alamo Heights-Terrell Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Monte Vista Garden (San Antonio, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Bexar County -- San Antonio
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, flyer, and other information.
General:
Located on two plus acres in a historic district which is both on the local and the National Register of Historic Places in San Antonio, Texas, Monte Vista Garden is in many respects a tribute to the past.The genteel Southern character home, with its graceful garden design, is in the neighborhood in which the current owners spent their childhoods. It was renewed in 1999 to echo and highlight the region, culture and personal tastes that influence the site.Through the use of terracing, low stone retaining walls, and concentrations of trees and plants in rectilinear beds, the area was divided into five gracious and well-defined rectangular gardens.
The front garden greets people with a variety of naturally occurring oak, laurel and elm trees of native species scattered throughout the large rectangular front lawn that is screened from the street by a wall of local limestone. Beds of redbud, nandina and liriope have been planted near the front entrance while large Italian jardinières planted with annuals stand on either side of the front door. On the home's east side is a screened veranda opening onto a long walkway bordered by groupings of plants massed together to create splashes of color and texture. A runnel that separates two of the gardens, begins at a gently splashing fountain at the back of the house then travels across Texas limestone the width of the garden to a rectangular pond. It expresses the precious, subtle qualities of water in the arid South Texas landscape and provides a welcome and peaceful respite from the sunny, hot climate. On the west side of the house loquat trees line the property and provide a shady intimate area containing a fountain constructed from an antique terracotta jar.
The long garden at the back of the house is a symmetrical grove of honey locusts as well as loquats and elephant ears. A limestone retaining wall creates a division between the gardens. An arbor has been constructed at the end of the Long garden providing a convenient place to park with a crushed Texas granite path leading to the house. A brick path leads from the Long garden to the pool garden completed in 2008. A bathhouse rehabilitated from an older limestone structure, greenhouse and working zone for garden prep and storage were added here along with a limestone-edged salt water swimming pool bordered by antique oil jars containing ferns, irises and agapanthus. Also added to the new pool garden was an adjacent terrace and rustic columned pergola.
The owners note that the garden is a work in progress and plan to further reduce turf in the future to support water conservation.
Persons associated with the garden include: R.L. White (former owner, 1916-1956), John Bitter (former owner, 1956-1999), Reed Hilderbrand Associates (landscape architects, 1999-present), Lake/Flato (main house renovation architect, 1999), Don B. McDonald (outbuildings renovation architect, 2000).
Related Materials:
Monte Vista Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides (photographs), 11 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 -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX093
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Pittsburgh -- La Petite Maison

Former owner:
Cohen, Stewart  Search this
Litman, Brenda  Search this
Mullens, Jack  Search this
Litman, Murray  Search this
Landscape designer:
Kotcho, Ron  Search this
Architect:
Smith, Brandon  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
La Petite Maison (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
La Petite Maison is a formal garden established in 2001 on a half-acre property with the colors of the flowers and decorative elements limited to blue and white. Both the house and garden reflect French style, with lacy cast iron trim reminiscent of New Orleans. Nikko blue hydrangeas, liriope, hosta and nepeta provide the blue tones in the garden, which also features phlox, clematis, lilacs, boxwood and arborvitae. There are two terraces for entertaining, one at ground level with a fountain and one for dining off the upper story. A round mirror set in a wall at one end of the garden adds depth. A large stone urn is planted with euonymus and English ivy is another feature.
Persons associated with the garden include Jack Mullens (former owner, 1947); Stewart Cohen (former owner, 1958-1960); Brenda Litman (former owner, 1960-1978); Murray Litman (former owner, 1978-2000); Brandon Smith (architect, 1947); Ron Kotcho (landscape designer, beginning in 2001).
Related Materials:
La Petite Maison related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 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 PA689
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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Archives of American Gardens
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Gladstone -- Christina's Garden

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

Former owner:
Murray, Hugh A.  Search this
Hickox, Catherinen B.  Search this
Hickox, Charles V.  Search this
Guez, Paul  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Innocenti, Umberto  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc.  Search this
Superintendent:
Parr, Charles A.  Search this
Architect:
Delahanty, Bradley  Search this
Peabody, Wilson & Brown  Search this
Estate manager:
Ahern, James  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Boxwood Farm (Old Westbury, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau -- Old Westbury
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, landscape architect's drawings and additional images.
General:
The 1922 Georgian Revival house and 29 acre estate (first called Gay Gardens) has gardens designed in different eras by Ellen Biddle Shipman in the 1920's, Umberto Innocenti in the 1930's and 1940's, and most recently by Oehme van Sweden starting in the late 1990's. Shipman designed a sunken grass garden surrounded by a yew hedge off to the side of the house with formal flower beds with yew or beech hedges, and more flower beds on the terraces. She placed a square stone reflecting pool in the center of the sunken garden. In the 1930's Innocenti moved the stairs to the sunken garden and removed Shipman's pool, adding a lozenge-shaped pool beyond the sunken garden with an open sightline from the house. He also designed an oval swimming pool with plantings (later replaced by a rectangular pool). In the 1940's Innocenti & Webel redesigned the front courtyard and surrounded the new tennis court with beech trees. Under the current owners landscape architects Oehme van Sweden designed a large pond with native plants and a recirculating water system that includes a waterfall and stream, added white pebbles to the driveway and pleached the beech around the tennis court.
Boxwood Farm has four acres of lawn interspersed with mature maple and other trees and huge flower beds. Perennial flowers include Russian sage, buddleia, lavender, ligularia, liriope, echinacea, penstemon, rudbeckia, Joe Pye weed and ornamental grasses; shrubs include boxwood, hydrangea, azalea, viburnum and knock-out roses. Ficus trees are planted out each year near an antique wall fountain in a small garden room of the patio, then dug up and kept in the greenhouse over the winter. An adjoining small room has a sundial, stellata magnolia and hydrangea. The lawn to the south of the house is intersected with stone pathways that divide it into diamond and triangular patches. Numerous stone planters are filled with lavender and agapanthus or white lantana in the summer and violas in cooler seasons. There is a raised garden surrounded by a picket fence set on a low dry stone wall that has a wooden grape arbor and boxwood parterres filled with white tulips, dwarf alliums, cardinal flowers, salvia, apple mint and strawberry plants, depending on the season. In a nearby 15 by 21 foot raised garden vegetables and flowers for cutting are grown. Another vegetable and fruit garden was added in the service area, once the site of another house on the original 179 acre estate. Woodland gardens border the driveway and a bridle paths recalls the polo matches held on the property in a previous era.
Persons associated with the garden include Hugh A. Murray and estate of (former owners, 1922-circa 1935); Catherine B. Hickox (former owner, 1935-1970); Charles V. Hickox and estate of (former owners, 1970-circa 1982); Paul Guez (former owner, circa 1982-circa 1989); GOV agencies (former owners, circa 1990-1997); Julian Peabody (1881-1935) of Peabody, Wilson & Brown (architect, 1922); Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950) (landscape architect, 1922); Umberto Innocenti (1895-1968) (landscape architect, 1937- ); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, 1946-1970); Charles A. Parr (superintendent, late 1930's-1950's); Bradley Delahanty (architect of pool house, 1947-1950); Oehme, van Sweden & Associates (landscape architects, 1998- ); James Ahern (estate manager, 2008- ).
Related Materials:
Boxwood Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (27 digital images; 3 digital prints)
Additional materials also located in Archives of Ellen Biddle Shipman at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Old Westbury  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY118
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Pittsburgh -- Choderwood

Former owner:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  Search this
Chimel, Stanley  Search this
Fahey, James P.  Search this
Rogers, Bryan  Search this
Rice, Cynthia  Search this
Creator:
Friday's Perennials  Search this
Kubrick brothers Garden Center  Search this
Zero Fossil  Search this
Pond designer:
Plumline Nursery  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Choderwood (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
26 digital images, 1 DVD and 1 file folder.
General:
The foursquare house on this ¾-acre property was built circa 1908 by the U.S. Army corps of engineers to be used by one of two lockmasters, preferably with large families, employed to maintain busy locks 24/7 on the Allegheny River. The federal government provided some landscaping in the 1930's and 1940's, and there is photographic evidence of a vegetable garden. There were mature white pine, catalpa, river birch, ash and silver maple and stands of invasive Japanese knotweed when the current owners began developing gardens in 2001. The entrance garden behind a nine-foot tall wooden fence was built first, with an arched wooden bridge over a bubbling waterfall and fish pond with koi, shaded by two river birches, a dwarf Japanese maple, oakleaf hydrangea, azaleas, and an understory of Solomon's seal, Japanese painted fern, hellebores and hosta. The shabby chic garden is more formal with intersecting boxwood hedges edging beds of flowering shrubs, roses, bulbs and perennials. The focal point is a two-level cement fountain set in another koi pond with a nearby statue of St. Francis of Assisi. A collection of stone statues of Buddha and a hot tub, with shade perennials and a view of the Allegheny River comprise the Buddha bed. The dam wall garden features an arbor created from fallen branches, stone steps descending 20 feet with ground cover, ferns and daylilies planted on the hillside, a fire pit on the riverbank but no vegetation on the dredged river sand and gravel.
On the main level there is a swimming pool inside a pool house/greenhouse with a retractable roof. Its shady garden has ferns, liriope, spotted dead nettle, ornamental grasses, heuchera, hosta, Joe Pye weed, a meandering stream and another pond with koi and ducks. The pool house walk has a wisteria-covered pergola and birdhouses. The gathering garden has a meditation hut cantilevered over the riverbank with plantings of hydrangea, mountain laurel, hosta, hellebores, astilbe, bellflowers, Japanese anemone and blueberry bushes shaded by white pine. The sunny farm or potager is comprised of raised beds separated by gravel walkways planted with perennial flowers, herbs, vegetables and rhubarb from grandmother's garden. Additional outbuildings include a chicken house with chickens free to roam, a duck house and a shed with solar panels that provide electricity for these buildings.
Choderwood is located between a defunct short line railroad and the Allegheny River, an urban oasis in a formerly industrial location, and is a certified wildlife habitat. The owners have participated in garden tours and host events as well as lodgers on two riverboats.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (former owners, 1908-1957); Stanley Chimel (former owner, 1957-1992); James P. Fahey (former owner, 1992-1994); Bryan Rogers and Cynthia Rice (former owners, 1994-2000); Friday's Perennials (entrance ponds and gardens, 2001); Kubrick brothers Garden Center (stone steps, potager beds, 2002); Plumline Nursery (pond designer and builder); Zero Fossil (garden shed solar panels, 2014)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA839
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Jackson -- Walker Garden, The

Provenance:
The Garden Club of Jackson  Search this
Landscape designer:
Jones, Wiley T.  Search this
Architect:
Barlow, Charles  Search this
Thompson, Morris  Search this
Town, A. Hays  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Hinds County -- Jackson
The Walker Garden (Jackson, Mississippi)
Scope and Contents:
45 digital images (2016-2018) and 1 file folder.
General:
The two-acre property with a ranch-style house had expansive lawns with tree and shrub landscaping around the perimeter, and after living there for almost ten years the owners had the house redesigned in Louisiana Creole style, added a greenhouse and began gardening, circa 1980. The owner was inspired to recreate her memories of Bellingrath Gardens she visited when growing up in Mobile, Alabama. A huge shipment of azaleas were planted as understory around the periphery and as an embankment at one corner of the house; the shrubs have been brought back through careful tending. The owner designed a formal rose garden with parterres, an arbor and brick walkways. Flower beds edged with liriope loop around the property and in some cases around island beds centered by a tree or a statue. Annuals are planted for seasonal color along with bulbs, perennials and shrubs. A kidney-shaped bed near the street is replanted twice each year, with tulips, daffodils, iris, pansies, dusty miller and anemone for winter, and coleus, begonias, dusty miller and green potato vine for summer. The St. Augustine grass is reseeded with winter rye every year so the still expansive lawns remain green until May.The house has generous porches, a roofed balcony deck and a large patio for entertaining and enjoying views of the gardens.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Fox (former owners, 1947-1960); Mr. and Mrs. Julian Henderson (former owners, 1961-1966); Mr. and Mrs. Robert Guyton (former owners, 1967-1971); Mr. and Mrs. William E. Walker, Jr.; Charles Barlow (architect, 1947); Morris Thompson (architect, 1972); A. Hays Town (architect, 1979-1980); Wiley Jones (landscape designer, 1980); Draven McCall and crew (gardeners, 1975- ); Ryan Gainey (landscape gardener); Phillip Watson (landscape gardener); Mary Zahl (landscape gardener); Dennis Kelly and Rick Griffith (landscape gardeners).
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Mississippi -- Jackson  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS072
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Chevy Chase -- Charles F. R. Ogilby House

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Former owner:
Hoehling, Adolph A., Jr.  Search this
Hoehling, Louise Carrington  Search this
Ogilby, Charles F. R., Jr., 1879-1962  Search this
Ogilby, Elizabeth F. Hoehling, 1879-1965  Search this
Nee, Dermot  Search this
Nee, Antoinette  Search this
Walsh, Raymond  Search this
Trudeau, Rosalie Camalier Walsh  Search this
Architect:
Heaton, Arthur B., 1875-1951  Search this
Landscape designer:
Angel, Frank  Search this
Bartlett, Rose  Search this
Horticulturist:
Akers, Scott M.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Bartlett, Michael V.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Chevy Chase
Ogilby Garden (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 16 digital images.
General:
The Colonial revival house with some eccentric details, built 1910-1912, has its original cedar siding and an historic designation of the highest architectural significance in this historic village. The gardens have been redesigned several times with much of the indigenous clay removed and replaced for better drainage. This property containing a house and garage is not quite 14,000 square feet with brick walkways, driveway, and edging for the parterre that is along one side of the house. There is a deep perennial, bulb and shrub border in the front yard with a clematis covered arch leading to the miniature English boxwood parterre planted with herbs. A holly hedge, pear, fig, dogwood, and serviceberry along with perennials fill this side of the property backed by a lattice fence. A serpentine dry stone wall built circa 2000 snakes across the entire backyard separating the back lawn from the raised bed planted with perennials, bulbs, shrubs and trees. Borders on the other side of the house are curved to create an hourglass-shaped swath of grass; they have pink spirea on one side facing astilbe on the other side.

The plant selection is suited to the climate, although the new soil requires more watering. Other trees and shrubs include magnolia, dwarf magnolia, crabapple, crape myrtle, hydrangea, hydrangea standards, rhododendron, buddleia, smoke bush, and bamboo. The long list of perennials in the garden borders includes foxglove, artemisia, aster, lavender, hosta varietals, heuchera, lilies, santolina, liriope, hellebores, allium, and iris. Herbs in the parterre include lovage, thyme, garlic chives, lemon balm, sage, fennel, mint, parsley and basil varietals.

Persons associated with the garden include: Rear Admiral and Mrs. Adolph A. Hoehling, Jr. (former owners, 1909-1910); Charles F.R. Ogilby and Elizabeth Hoehling Ogilby (former owners, 1910- ); Dermot Nee and Antoinette Nee (former owners, 1949- ); Raymond Walsh and Rosalie Camalier Walsh Trudeau (former owners, 1954- ); Arthur B. Heaton (1875-1951) (architect 1910-1912); David M. Schwarz (architect, 1987-1990); Frank Angel (landscape designer, 1988-1991); Scott M. Akers (horticulturist, 1990-1994); Michael V. Bartlett (landscape architect, 2000-2002); Rose Bartlett (landscape designer, 2000-2002)
Related Materials:
See additional images in the Archives of American Gardens' Thomas Warren Sears Photograph Collection.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Chevy Chase  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD065
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Beaumont -- James and Lula Potter Garden, The

Provenance:
Magnolia Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Edson, E.G.  Search this
Johns, J.J.  Search this
Owner:
Potter, James  Search this
Potter, Lula  Search this
Garden designer:
Potter, James  Search this
Gardener:
Al Cook's Nursery  Search this
Nursery:
Shell's Nursery  Search this
Design consultant:
Thompson & Hanson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
18 Digital images
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
The James Lula Potter Garden (Beaumont, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Jefferson -- Beaumont
Scope and Contents:
18 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
In 1994 Lula and James Potter purchased a mid-century house on one-half acre that they rebuilt in a French-influenced New Orleans style in 1999. New gardens were designed: a walled and covered courtyard, a formal garden with a fountain and statuary, and a border garden around the parking area that features confederate jasmine espaliered in a diamond pattern. A rectangular plot beyond the guest house is planted with vegetables, herbs, and flowers for cutting and butterflies. The brick courtyard is furnished with iron tables and chairs and shaded by magnolia and holly with boxwood hedges, white azaleas and liriope edging. Other beds are planted with a river birch and a redbud as well as viburnum, azaleas, pink camellias, irises and seasonal flowers. Antique fencing leads to the formal back garden with an open lawn of St. Augustine grass, clipped white azalea hedges interspersed with statues of the four seasons, and large white crape myrtle and holly. Other plants include four citrus trees in beds of confederate jasmine and agapanthus surrounding the fountain. The walled parking area garden has dwarf native yaupon holly, hydrangea, roses, hawthorn and lilies. French doors on the buildings including the garage provide views and easy access to the gardens. Over the years the owners have maintained these gardens despite damaging hurricanes in 2005, 2008 and 2017.

Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. E.G. Edson (former owner, 1949-1957); Mr. J.J. Johns (former owner, 1957-1994); Lula and James Potter (owners, 1994- ); James Potter (garden design, 2000); Al Cooks Nursery (gardeners, no date given); Shell's Nursery (nursery, no dates given); Thompson + Hanson (design consultant and nursery, no dates given).
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Beaumont  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX202
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Leland -- Joseph Thomas Mathis House Garden

Garden designer:
Mathis, Joseph Thomas  Search this
Mathis, Ruth Aldridge  Search this
Architect:
Harvey, T.C.  Search this
Provenance:
Greenville Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Joseph Thomas Mathis House Garden (Leland, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Washington County -- Leland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and write-ups of the property's history including a photocopy of the garden diary of Ruth Aldridge Mathis from the years 1926-1940.
General:
This formal garden, located on one and one-third of an acre, was planted initially in the 1920s and grew to be well-known and well-loved by many in Leland, Mississippi. That formal garden bloomed year-round in the mild climate of the delta region. It was planted in rectilinear beds with deep perennial borders surrounding the lawn, and was maintained into the 1960s. Over time the structured garden declined and features were removed. In the 1980s the current owners began restoring the garden, reviving the flowering shrubs and bulbs that had survived but restyling the formal ornamental garden in a more naturalistic way. The current garden has curving beds throughout the property laced with walks lined with liriope, Chippendale-style garden furniture built by the owner, arbors, patios and porches, and a new fountain in the restored lily pool.
There are more than 300 hydrangeas planted in the Joseph Thomas Mathis House Garden that were propagated on site by the owners. The property is awash in pink blooms during the months of May and June. Among the surviving plants from the original formal garden are live oak, magnolia, holly, cypress, kerria, daylilies, daffodils and other bulbs, iris, and sweetheart roses. The extensive plant selection of trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs includes only those specimens that thrive in the alluvial soil of the Mississippi delta, which is rich and alkaline.
Persons associated with the garden include Joseph Thomas Mathis and Ruth Aldridge Mathis (garden designers of the original formal garden, 1926-1964) and T.C. Harvey (architect, 1925).
Related Materials:
Joseph Thomas Mathis House Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides (photographs) + three copies of original photographs and one photo postcard)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Mississippi -- Leland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS039
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Ridgeland -- McLennan Garden

Landscape architect:
Brown, Carter  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Jackson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
McLennan Garden (Ridgeland, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Madison County -- Ridgeland
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 23 digital images. The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
In 2003 the Italian style house on a zero lot line property of less than one acre was purchased and since the owners were avid gardeners they planted vegetable and ornamental gardens. Deer and other wildlife came in from nearby woods and ate whatever was growing. The adjacent lot was vacant and could not be built on due to a gas line running through it. The owners purchased that lot in 2010, hired landscape architect Carter Brown, and created a New Orleans style garden with a vegetable, herb and flower potager. Discreet rebar fencing encloses the potager which provides an abundance of produce and has a conversation and fire pit in one corner. A paved courtyard behind the house was enlarged to contain a new lap pool as well as patio seating. The original property had mature oak and pine trees, and the new planting scheme included many typically southern trees and shrubs such as crape myrtle, cypress, magnolia, sasanqua, camellia, cleyera, and oleaster.
Sinuous crushed limestone paths bordered with lush banks of liriope separate ornamental beds from the zoysia grass lawn and continue through the potager. The entrance garden is shaded so is planted with ferns, palmetto palm, azaleas, hosta, and hydrangea; the walkway leads to a garden swing opposite a birdbath. A sunny bed against the stucco courtyard wall has zinnias and elephant ears in summer, a redbud, boxwood and hydrangea, and a large fountain basin. Antique Italian double doors provide an entrance from the garden, and additional doors made from old iron fencing separate the courtyard from the service area and driveway. The potager has a statue of St. Francis of Assisi ringed with seasonal flowers. The vegetable beds contain lettuces, kale and celery in winter and tomatoes, okra, green beans and cucumbers grown on tuteurs, as well as eggplant, squash, and bell peppers in summer. Run-off at the south end of the property is controlled by plantings of cypress and Louisiana iris.
Persons associated with the garden include Carter Brown (landscape architect, 2009).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Mississippi -- Ridgeland.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS071
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[River Gallery Sculpture Garden]: the recycling stream flowing through liriope and daylilies with sculpture alongside.

Photographer:
Frierson, Maureen K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
River Gallery Sculpture Garden (Chattanooga, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Hamilton County -- Chattanooga
Date:
2000 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga  Search this
Sculpture gardens  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Streams  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Daylilies  Search this
Liriope  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN059008
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[Rest and Be Thankful Garden]: a brick arched bridge designed and built by one of the owners.

Photographer:
Farmer, Mary Nell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Rest and Be Thankful Garden (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox County -- Knoxville
Date:
2007 Feb.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Stones  Search this
Naturalized plantings  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Liriope  Search this
Bridges -- pedestrian  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN071004
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[Graham Garden]: entrance with walkway leading to garden in the rear of the home; the brick wall on the right belongs to the house next door.

Photographer:
Bowlin, Ruth Lewis Price  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Graham Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
2007 Apr.
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 -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Entrances  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Pansies  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Liriope  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN068001
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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[Buzzy's Surprise Garden]: view to the garden entrance.

Photographer:
Lewis, Vance  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., TIF file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Buzzy's Surprise Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
2012 Apr.
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 -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Birdhouses  Search this
Gates  Search this
Hydrangeas  Search this
Liriope  Search this
Yew  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN081005
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN081: Memphis -- Buzzy's Surprise Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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[Michael Garden]: stone walkway lined with liriope leads to patio seating area.

Photographer:
Hoblitzel, Sara Z.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Michael Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Charleston
Date:
2012 Jul.
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:
Patios, brick  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Ornamental grasses  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Gardens -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WV015015
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia / WV015: Charleston -- Michael Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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[Haskell Gardens]: Charles Perry's 'Ribbed Mace' is backed by specimen hollies.

Photographer:
Haskell, Joan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (TIFF file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Haskell Gardens (Jacksonville, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Date:
2009 May
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 -- Jacksonville  Search this
Outdoor Sculpture  Search this
Liriope  Search this
Hollies  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Jasmine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL169005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL169: Jacksonville -- Haskell Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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