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Columbus -- Topiary Garden at Old Deaf School Park

Former owner:
Allen, John  Search this
Starling, Lyne  Search this
Garden designer:
Mason, James T.  Search this
Present owner:
Columbus Recreation and Parks Department  Search this
Former occupants:
Ohio State Deaf and Dumb Institute  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Topiary Garden at Old Deaf School Park (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, landscape plan, artist's statement, color copy of article on Seurat's "A Sunday Afternoon on The Ille De La Grand Jatte," magazine article, histories of Deaf School Park, topiary plant list, and a survey.
General:
The 10-acre garden began in 1989 by the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department. It is a recreation in sculpted shrubbery (topiary) of French artist Georges Seurat's famous oil painting "A Sunday Afternoon on The Ile De La Grand Jatte" (1884-1886) owned by the Art of Chicago, Illinois. The topiary project was conceived, designed and executed by Columbus sculptor, James T. Mason, and assisted by his wife, Elaine. Mason matches sculpture from "Taxus" shrubs with Seurat's painting of eight boats, three dogs, a monkey, and fifty-four figures (the tallest is twelve feet). Trees, ponds, paths, benches, and a gate house have been added. The last armature was set in place in 1990. The wrought iron fence around the park once surrounded The State House of the State of Ohio.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: John Allen (former owner, 1802-1809); Lyne Starling (former owner, 1809-1812); State of Ohio (former owner, 1829-1981); Columbus Recreation and Parks Department (owner); and James T. Mason (garden designer, 1888-1993).
Related Materials:
Topiary Garden at Old Deaf School Park related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH212
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f2d2221f-4a4c-4c01-9621-19104403beda
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15498

Columbus -- Copeland Provençal Garden

Landscape architect:
Schieber, Mark R.  Search this
Architectural Gardens, Inc. (Gahanna, Ohio)  Search this
Former owner:
Davis, Preston, d. 1967  Search this
Davis, Julia, d. 2005  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Architect:
Tibbals, Crumley, and Musson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Copeland Provençal Garden (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans (with plant names), print copies of two of the slides, and other information.
General:
This one-third acre garden is located in Sessions Village in Columbus, Ohio, a planned community of 29 free standing homes in the architectural style of a walled French village. Its artist-owner's passion for all things relating to the gardens of southern France inspired her to engage a landscape architect whom she primed with words and images of her personal vision and with whom she created a plan that was implemented in 2006. With "no grass" as a design mandate, a comprehensive plan was developed that could be implemented in stages beginning with the rear garden. Few changes had been made to the 1960s garden of the original owners. However, wherever possible existing trees and shrubs were saved and incorporated into the new design. Strong sight lines were created with the use of sweeping paths of brown gravel and bluestone insets. Lavender is used prolifically as an edging plant and boxwood hedges encircle prominent trees and garden features. Perimeter areas along the fence enclosure are pocketed with an abundance of shrubs, shade perennials, and colorful annuals. Masses of seasonal flowers, selected for a succession of bloom, offer the owner-artist an ever-changing palette of colors and a subject for home-based plein air painting.
Persons and firms associated with the site and garden include Mark R. Schieber (landscape architect, 2006); Architectural Gardens, Inc. (landscape architects, 2006); Preston and Julia Davis (former owners, 1962-2005); and Tibbals, Crumley and Musson (architects, 1961).
There is additional documentation of other gardens in Sessions Village. See OH230000-235000.
Related Materials:
Copeland Provençal Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides (photographs); 1 photographic print)
See others in:
Copeland Provençal Garden, 2005-2007.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH226
See more items in:
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6327f0cea-3ee0-4668-a5c2-2cdd34e8ed5e
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15499
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Columbus -- Bert's German Village Garden

Landscape designer:
Seely, Roger B.  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bert's German Village Garden (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans with plant names, a copy of an article about the garden, and other information.
General:
This small garden on a 31' x 115' lot is located in historic German Village, a neighborhood first settled in 1814 by German immigrants that is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Because the footprint of the house occupies so much of the lot, there are only relatively small planting areas at the front of the house, along the south side, and at the rear. The most distinctive part of the garden's design is the diversity and number of plants, garden features, and appointments--and the cohesiveness of all these elements in such a small space. The owner's keen sense of plant placement, proportion and scale, and combinations of color and plant textures meld the garden into a harmonious whole and create a feeling of depth and space. As the owner notes, "Urban gardeners must think vertically. Because room is at a premium, you learn to use fences and walls to add more varieties of plants. . . . The real challenge is to keep a flow of color all season long and to achieve this [by mixing] annuals, hardy perennials, [and] shrubs along with house plants and tropicals." The result is an excellent model of small space gardening, comfortable outdoor rooms, and the expert use of proportion and scale.
Persons associated with the garden include Roger B. Seely (landscape designer, 1991).
Related Materials:
Bert's German Village Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH228
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6886c6206-926f-4a2e-b916-a826c27954c2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15500

Columbus -- Sessions Village

Landscape architect:
Frye, Carl R.  Search this
Architect:
Reeves, Robert, Jr.  Search this
Reeves, Robert, Sr.  Search this
Developer:
Fulton, Duane W.  Search this
Rankin, J.M.  Search this
Vorys, Webb I.  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sessions Village (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information including a copy of a Sessions Village sales brochure from 1927.
General:
Located on ten acres, Sessions Village is divided into twenty-nine plots with freestanding homes. It is part of a huge plot of land owned by Francis Sessions who, in 1927, formed a corporation to build the village. Inspired by the French Norman village style, architect Robert Reeves, Sr. designed this self-contained community in its entirety. It is enclosed by high garden walls planted with gray beech, oaks, and elm trees that offer privacy from nearby development. Archways and shrubbery accent the gated entrance. Once inside the gated entry, stucco, half-timber, brick, stone, slate and wrought iron are used to the best possible effect. Some notable features include houses with high, pitched roofs and picturesque chimneys, diamond paned windows, walled gardens, formal courtyard entrances, and narrow paths to rear gardens and narrow streets edged with cobblestone. The community features common areas for residents including a pond and garden.
Persons associated with the site include: Duane W. Fulton, J. M. Rankin and Webb I. Vorys (developers, 1927); Robert Reeves, Sr. (architect, 1929-1937); Robert Reeves, Jr. (architect, 1937); and Carl R. Frye (landscape architect, 1928).
There is additional documentation of other gardens in Sessions Village. See OH226000 and OH231000-235000.
Related Materials:
Sessions Village related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 1 4X6 in. photographic print)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH230
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f48e89b3-e3e9-405c-b5d8-5599ace42e49
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15501

Columbus -- Sessions Village #2

Landscape architect:
Frye, Carl R.  Search this
Former owner:
Reeves, Robert, Sr.  Search this
Tree, Carl Mitchell  Search this
Nelson, Donald W.  Search this
Schotts, Rupert E.  Search this
Campbell, Strouse  Search this
Architect:
Reeves, Robert, Sr.  Search this
Garden designer:
Fisher, Judith Dunn  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sessions Village #2 (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles, and other information.
General:
Located on ten acres, Sessions Village is divided into 29 plots with freestanding homes. It is part of a huge plot of land owned by Francis Sessions who, in 1927, formed a corporation to build the village. Inspired by the French Norman village style, architect Robert Reeves, Sr. designed this self-contained community in its entirety. It is enclosed by high garden walls planted with gray beech, oaks, and elm trees that offer privacy from nearby development. Archways and shrubbery accent the gated entrance. Once inside the gated entry, stucco, half-timber, brick, stone, slate and wrought iron are used to the best possible effect. Some notable features include houses with high, pitched roofs and picturesque chimneys, diamond paned windows, walled gardens, formal courtyard entrances, and narrow paths to rear gardens and narrow streets edged with cobblestone. The community features common areas for residents including a pond and garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Robert Reeves, Sr. (architect and former owner, 1928-1939); Strouse Campbell (former owner, 1940); Rupert E. Schotts (former owner, 1941-1942); Carl Mitchell Tree (former owner, 1943-1978); Donald W. Nelson (1979-1983); Betsy M. Kent (former owner, 1984-1985); Sally Windels (former owner, 1986-1996); Carl R. Frye (landscape architect,1929); Marion V. Packard (landscape architect, 1980s) and Judith Dunn Fisher (garden designer 1997-present).
There is additional documentation of other gardens in Sessions Village. See OH226000, OH230000, and OH232000-235000.
Related Materials:
Sessions Village #2 related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH231
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb613fb9780-1f7f-4bc1-b474-3581b1505878
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15502

Columbus -- French Norman Manor House

Architect:
Cobel, Jack  Search this
Reeves, Robert, Sr.  Search this
Former owner:
Smith, Bessie, 1894-1937  Search this
Benson, Frank  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
French Norman Manor House (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on ten acres, Sessions Village is divided into 29 plots with freestanding homes. French Norman Manor House is the centerpiece of the complex with numerous dramatic touches such as a tower, surround of a stone wall, and attached espaliered Belgian fence that attracts residents and visitors. A damaging fire in 1979 brought changes to the interior and garden. Originally, three tiered, Jack Cobel, architect, created a new garden that features a swimming pool and cabana at the higher elevation and a lower terraced area adjoining the house. The surround stone wall provides complete privacy and is lined with trees and shrubs, perennials and colorful pots of flowers are all around the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Bessie Smith (former owner, 1931-1978); Frank Benson (former owner, 1979-1993); Robert (Roy) Reeves, Sr.; (architect, 1929-1937) and Jack Cobel (architect, 1979)
There is additional documentation of other gardens in Sessions Village. See OH226000, OH230000-231000, and OH233000-235000.
Related Materials:
French Norman Manor House related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH232
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb655068e40-5580-4cd6-97b1-f32f66c4a64b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15503

Columbus -- Jodie's Treasures

Landscape designer:
Voyles, David  Search this
Architect:
Reeves, Robert, Jr.  Search this
Nurseryman:
Schmidt, Richard  Search this
Garden designer:
Ferguson, Jodie Montgomery  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jodie's Treasures (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Situated in the Sessions Village area of Columbus, this .19 acre garden (52 x 157 feet) was begun in 1988 when the current owners added specimen plantings of trees and shrubs to the existing stand of trees at the rear of the property. Underplantings of shrubs and shade-tolerant perennials and annuals surround an open oval of grass that abuts the patio area. The patio, entered from a gate off the driveway or from the rear door of the house, serves as an outdoor living room. The garden is totally enclosed by a stucco wall, the walls of adjoining buildings and a board fence. The patio--with its pool and fountain, rose garden, espaliered plants, colorful annuals and perennials, specialty trees and shrubs--offers the owners a place of quiet repose in which to enjoy their pride and joy, a fern-leaved beech, Fagus sylvatica 'Asplenifolia'.
Persons associated with the property include David Voyles (landscape designer, 1988); Robert Reeves, Jr. (architect, 1957); Richard Schmidt (nurseryman, 1989); and Jodie Montgomery Ferguson (garden designer, 1988).
There is additional documentation of other gardens in Sessions Village. See OH226000, OH230000-232000, and OH234000-235000.
Related Materials:
Jodie's Treasures related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH233
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d72e7447-3577-4899-a217-df223cb1d7bf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15504

Columbus -- Woodland Garden

Landscape architect:
Reiner, John G.  Search this
Nurseryman:
Reiner, John G.  Search this
Architect:
Riat, William J.  Search this
Former owner:
Davis, Webster L.  Search this
Davis, Dorleskia M.  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Woodland Garden (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Situated in the Sessions Village area of Columbus, the house and garden on this .36 acre site were completely renovated in 1998. The house was originally constructed by a local builder in the 1950s; the renovation created a formal façade, an entry courtyard of parterres, a semi-sheltered patio living area, and a woodland garden. The layout of the lot and the separation of the various areas make this unique combination of styles work. The tiered courtyard is a study in symmetry with a balanced placement of elements, boxwood parterres, and well-placed verticals of the trees. A narrow side path is typical of the Sessions Village neighborhood and serves as a transition area between the formal entry and the next part of the garden. Some of the same plant material is used in this area as in the formal entry, but in an informal style, while the gate entirely closes off the view. The informal area features a family outdoor living/entertaining space with seating and mixed plantings adjacent to the house. It opens to an expanse of lawn, trees, and naturalized plantings. Spring is the peak season for this section of the garden with a proliferation of bluebells, an array of wild flowers,tulips, and a lawn sprinkled with spring beauties.
Persons associated with the property include John G. Reiner (landscape architect, nurseryman,1998); William J. Riat (architect, 1998); Webster L. Davis (former owner, 1956-1969); and Dorleskia M. Davis (former owner, 1968-1997).
There is additional documentation of other gardens in Sessions Village. See OH226000, OH230000-233000, and OH235000.
Related Materials:
Woodland Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH234
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64df84301-3883-4ec2-bee2-a44191f46e7c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15505

Columbus -- A Study in Green

Landscape designer:
Shear, Shawn  Search this
Architect:
Reeves, Robert, Sr.  Search this
Former owner:
Davis, Thomas E., Jr.  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Study in Green, A (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Situated in the Sessions Village area of Columbus, this .33 acre garden reflects the ideas of its current owners. With a goal of wanting the home to feel as though every room is part of the garden, lines have been blurred between the inside and outside and exterior garden rooms have been created. The garden can be seen from the major living areas, while a second-story deck off one of bedrooms provides an elevated view. Pleached trees border the property lines on the east and west and the paths and the patio area are surfaced in a unifying gravel of soft tan. An open lawn contains a geometric knot garden of boxwood, edged on the south by a patterned boxwood and holly hedge. Topiary standards are used about the garden as accents, climbing roses are trained around the openings of French doors, and a tiny herb garden surrounds a jardiniere. The architectural style of the glass-topped table and wall fountain appear to have slipped out of the interior rooms. The entry courtyard of brick with flanking boxed columnar English oaks breaks with the all-green theme through the addition of a touch of colored coleus.
Persons associated with the property include Shawn Shear (landscape designer, 2000); Robert Reeves, Sr. (architect, 1956); and Thomas E. Davis, Jr. (former owner, 1956-1997).
There is additional documentation of other gardens in Sessions Village. See OH226000 and OH230000-234000.
Related Materials:
A Study in Green related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH235
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e3835b0f-332e-43d2-92c2-e5d56b5c7e1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15506

Jefferson Township -- Deer Pond Farm

Architect:
Stegmiller, George J.  Search this
Former owner:
Timmerman family  Search this
Heischman, Catherine A.  Search this
Attwood, John G.  Search this
Fenton, Gerald B.  Search this
Smith, Wilbur A., Jr.  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Deer Pond Farm (Blacklick, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Jefferson Township -- Blacklick
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
This distinctive vernacular garden is part of an extant farm property continuously farmed from the 1830s to the present. Although it now lies within the suburbs of Columbus, the 35-acre site still bears many characteristics of a larger farm property. A long, winding drive, barns, split rail fencing, fields of meadow grasses and wild flowers, a pond, and a farmhouse that grew as an addition to the original log cabin have been preserved and enhanced. The well-placed flower beds are readily viewed from inside the house. Plant selections mirror the adjacent perimeter vegetation of either shade woodland plants or meadow wild flowers. A bed of perennials, some of which were moved from the owners' previous Cleveland home, breaks the expanse of lawn falling away to the pond. Trails encircle the pond and wind through the meadow, while a venerable walnut tree believed to be more than 100 years old stands adjacent to the original log cabin portion of the house.
Persons associated with the garden and site include George J. Stegmiller (architect, 1985); the Timmerman family (former owners, 1830s); Catherine A. Heischman (former owner, before 1935); John G. Attwood (former owner, 1935-1937); Gerald B. Fenton (former owner, 1937-1974); and Wilbur A. Smith, Jr. (former owner, 1974-1984).
Related Materials:
Deer Pond Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Blacklick  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH227
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6646b27c5-5cd5-453a-91c6-d58f61dd1432
EDAN-URL:
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Urbana -- Valley View Farm

Garden designer:
DiSabato-Aust, Tracy  Search this
Architect:
Beahall, John  Search this
Owners:
Stadler family  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Valley View Farm (Urbana, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Champaign County -- Urbana
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, the planting plan for the perennials garden, a plant list, and other information.
General:
The 1,500 acre Valley View Farm lies in the Mad River Valley near Urbana, Ohio. Since 1870 five generations of the same family have worked and cared for its fields and gardens. In 1993 the owners created a new home and garden atop a knoll across the valley from the old family home and adjacent to a retention pond surrounded by tulip, oak, and walnut trees. A 12' wide x 45' long perennial garden at the edge of the pond was designed by Tracy DiSabato-Aust to provide a three-season flow of color, ease of access, and views from the kitchen and primary living areas. A second, side garden features roses. The gardens are meticulously maintained by the owners and enhance the beauty of the overall site, while the home has been designed to take advantage of the views to the garden or across the pond and the open vistas across the bountiful fields below. The owners' interest in their farm and garden never wanes and serves as one example of transition and change for a garden, two lifelong gardeners and farmers, and an Ohio farm.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Tracy DiSabato-Aust (garden designer, 1993); John Beahall (architect, 1993); and the Stadler Family (owners, 1870 to date).
Related Materials:
Valley View Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Urbana  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH225
See more items in:
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b0a841f1-f2bc-49a1-8065-2c0034c2a52a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15568

Zanesville -- Mission Oaks Gardens

Landscape designer:
DiSabato-Aust, Tracy  Search this
Garden collaborator:
Albyn, Everett  Search this
Sculptor:
Burgyan, Renate  Search this
Former owner:
Burton,Rufus  Search this
Garden designer:
Hendley, Albert Jr.  Search this
Creator:
Great Lakes Rhododendron Society  Search this
Great Rivers Holly Society  Search this
The Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mission Oaks Gardens (Zanesville, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Muskingum County -- Zanesville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a write-up of the property's history, site plans, a print-out of an online article, and a garden drawing and plant list for the perennial garden, and other information.
General:
Located adjacent to a deep Appalachian ravine, this intercity home and linked city lots are reclaimed dumping areas restored as a five-acre woodland garden. The property originally consisted of a Mission-Revival Mediterranean home built in the mid 1920's located on four 50' x 100' city lots plus a one and a half acre Appalachian ravine on the west side of the property. In 1991 a contiguous property was acquired to bring the size of the garden to three acres. It had been used as an illegal dump and forty-seven trucks loads of debris were removed, as well as a stand of mature silver maples. A waterfall was built on the north side of the property and the ravine was made accessible by native stone paths. The mature oaks, hickories, and sycamores on the property remained as the bones of the woodland garden. At the foot of the ravine is a natural bog, which provided an opportunity to grow plants that could survive in six inches of water in the early spring. Plants bloom from March to November. The peak bloom is in April and May when Kalmia (mountain laurel), Styrax (Pink Chimes), and Obassian join the rhododendron, dogwoods, unusual cultivars of redbuds, Halesia (Carolina Silver Bells), azalea, and many native flowering plants and trees.
At the suggestion of a neighbor, the current owners acquired a ravine property near, but not contiguous to, Mission Oaks Garden in 2001. The property was overgrown with silver maple trees, but is now home to a 2-acre conifer garden consisting of 214 uncommon conifer trees and seventy-one deciduous non-conifer trees. There are forty-six genera and eighty-five different species. A 30' x 70' pond was created on the property and has native fish, turtles, and a healthy stand of lotus on the west bank.
The diverse genera and species of plants are combined, with few replications, to create a cohesive woodland garden of both cultivated and native plants. The owner is specifically interested in unusual woody shrubs and trees, vines, ferns, and bog plants. Pocket plantings of mixed types appear throughout the garden, designed by the owner. Of notable interest is the collection of five Magnolia grandiflora and twelve deciduous magnolias, as well as shrub ivy called Hedera helix. The perennial garden was created by garden designer Tracy Disabato-Aust in 2000. The garden contains more than 300 genera, excluding the perennial garden.
The owner has established a private non-operating trust that will upon his death conserve, support, and maintain the property for the citizens of Ohio.
Persons associated with the garden include Bert Hendley, (garden designer, since 1988); Tracy DiSabato-Aust (perennial garden designer, ca. 2000); Renate Burgyan (sculptor, ca. 2000); Rufus Burton (former owner)
Related Materials:
Mission Oaks Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Zanesville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH237
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6724845b8-5bd2-4e90-ba87-f0bbcd65c0f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15576
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