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Unknown -- Dublin/Monadnock Garden Clubs' Flower Shows

Collection Creator:
Engle, Corliss Knapp  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, [Collection title]
Identifier:
AAG.CKE, File NH086
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Corliss Knapp Engle slide collection
Corliss Knapp Engle slide collection / Series 1: Garden images / United States of America / 1.14: New Hampshire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fc89c107-f153-4ab6-98b3-c47885f7bbf8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-cke-ref198

Jaffrey Center -- Cutterfield House

Provenance:
Monadnock Garden Club  Search this
Garden Club of Dublin (New Hampshire)  Search this
Owner:
Larsen, Sarah Henry  Search this
Larsen, Bruce  Search this
Landscape designer:
Hayward, Gordon  Search this
Odgers, Maude  Search this
Architect:
Drasba, David  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Cheshire -- Jaffrey Center
Cutterfield (Jaffrey Center, New Hampshire)
Scope and Contents:
31 digital images (2008-2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
In 2006 the owners began expanding their 1981 Cape Cod style house downhill, the only direction available since the more than one acre, in town property was next to an historic district cemetery and subject to setback restrictions. The expansion plus the installation of a barn built from roughhewn hemlock to house a model T car meant moving or destroying mature plants and a vegetable garden. Many trees and shrubs were moved to the roadside perimeter to improve screening, and vegetables and herbs are grown successfully in containers, window boxes, and a raised bed outside the kitchen door. The varying elevations required stone retaining walls to support new perennial beds. Landscape designer Gordon Hayward recommended straight sightlines for borders around the rectangular house. The layout of the house and barn on different elevations was softened as the plantings matured. The terraced beds linked by stone stairs combine texture, color, size and shape, with the use of complimentary colors and, increasingly, foliage plants. All of the garden beds are planted with shrubs, small trees, perennials and some annuals. Different paving materials as well as elevations define the garden rooms.

The barn garden further away from the house's two stone terraces is planted with vertical shrubs for screening and more showy perennials such as phlox, beebalm, poppy, Shasta daisy, poppy and iris; their less than attractive die-back is not noticed from the upper levels. As these plants have grown a secluded, secret garden emerged. A brick patio was added for dining. The owners encourage wildlife with birdhouses and keep the grass longer to provide cover. Native New England plants are emphasized that will provide habitat for wildlife and improve their organic ecosystem. These include columbine, wild strawberry, cardinal flower, mountain mint, black-eyed Susan, blue-eyed grass, sugar maple, serviceberry, mountain laurel, red-twig dogwood, viburnum, ferns, trumpet honeysuckle, raspberry and blueberry. The whole property includes a field and woodland. The Cutterfield House gardens have been opened several times for garden tours and fund-raising events.

Persons associated with the garden include: John Cutter (former owner, 1790-1835); Esther Cutter Rice and Laban Rice (former owners, 1835-1873); Jonas C. and George L. Rice and James H. Drugg (former owners, 1873-1887); Mortimer Cutter (former owner, 1887-1894); Dr. C.P. Lyman (former owner, 1894-1903); Annie P. Henchman (former owner, 1903/1904-1917); Lawrence Wetherell (former owner, 1917/1918-1974); Charles H. Hearsey (former owner, 1974-1975); David T. Smith (former owner, 1976-1979); Florence P. and Roger R. Smith (former owners, 1979-1991); Susan G. Crim (former owner, 1991-1993); Franklin Pierce College (former owner, 1993-1994); Kathleen and Jonathan Sistare (former owners, 1994-1998); Sarah Henry Waters (owner, 1998 2015); Sarah Henry Waters Larsen and Bruce Walter Larsen (owners, 2015- ); Gordon Hayward (landscape designer, 2006-2007); Maude Odgers (gardener, 2006-2007); Our Town Landscaping (landscapers, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2017); Nancy Ellis (gardener, 2015-2018); David Drasba (architect, 2006-2007).
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 -- New Hampshire -- Jaffrey Center  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH117
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb674b53003-d1fa-4a1d-b171-ea88fec5a60b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32875

Alstead -- Mountain View

Artist:
Felix, J. Donald  Search this
Taylor, Bob  Search this
Former owner:
Shepard, Gardner S.  Search this
Tufts, Timothy  Search this
Bennett, Harry Wiggin  Search this
Bennett, Andasia R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Mountain View Garden (Alstead, New Hampshire)
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Stafford County -- Lee
Scope and Contents:
Mountain View related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 35 mm. slides (photographs)). The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles about the project, and other information.
General:
Located on one hundred twenty acres, Mountain View's garden, first established in the 1930s, is developed on three of those acres. After consulting with landscape designers, Christian Fenderson and Gordon Hayward in 1975, the present owners decided to rely on their own talent and labor to resurrect the neglected landscape. They restored the walled perennial garden and made the original pond longer and narrower, adding an island and a bridge. A path curves down the hill from the house to the pond buttressed by stone walls and flanked on one side by roses and cutting gardens. Next to it, an arbor and fountain feature restored by artist and neighbor Bob Taylor, stands in the more formal gardens on the north side of the house. A white garden featuring woodland and shade plants borders the southwestern path to the guest cottage and frames one side of the pond. Several architectural elements have been added to the garden such as a copper heron sculpture by J. Donald Felix, a copper peacock statue, birdbaths, sundial, benches, fences, and a swing. The garden blooms from mid-April to mid-November with many well-chosen combinations of perennials and annuals that blend with the surrounding woods.
Persons associated with this property are: Gardner S. Shephard (former owner, ca. 1858-1892); Timothy Tufts (former owner, 1892-1905); Harry Wiggin Bennett (former owner, 1905-1952); Andasia R. Bennett (former owner, 1952-1964); Bob Taylor (artist and welder) and J. Donald Felix (artist).
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 -- New Hampshire -- Alstead  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH071
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6edc8803b-3b44-4010-84f4-39f7a516eee4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9538

Walpole -- Berg Gardens

Former owner:
Royce, Jonathan  Search this
Royce family  Search this
David & Simonds  Search this
Landscape designer:
Hayward, Gordon  Search this
Stone mason:
Snow, Dan  Search this
Provenance:
Monadnock Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Berg Gardens (Walpole, New Hampshire)
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Cheshire County -- Walpole
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and other information.
General:
The 360-acre plot on a New Hampshire mountain purchased from a forest products company in 1978, with no remaining trees and no more than six inches of topsoil on top of bedrock, is the site of the Berg Gardens. The owners needed a place to put their collection of houses, buildings and architectural features. Elements from diverse building styles including a New England saltbox, a Norman tower, medieval stonework, American wrought iron, a tavern, and a barn were arranged and reconfigured as a mountaintop castle. The gardens were begun in 1986 with the assistance of landscape designer Gordon Hayward and stone mason Dan Snow, and included two trips to England to study the underlying structure of the English naturalistic style. Using stone from the property, nearby locations, and demolition sites and purchased marble, Snow built a hardscape structure of dry-stone walls, terraces, stone stairs and walkways, along with a stone grotto, a ruined silo, and the artificial ruins of a stone barn. A garden folly in the 18th c. chinoiserie style modeled on one at Hidcote in England was created from building plans for a Massachusetts outhouse.
Planting began after dry-stone retaining walls were put in to define garden beds and keep improved soil in place. Plants were chosen that suit the mountaintop environment as well as constructed features, with native seedlings allowed to invade the ruined stone silo. Native plants grow in the barn ruins, including ferns, blackberries, mosses, old roses and small trees. Color is controlled in the perennial garden beds in the terraced areas, ranging from hot to cooler tones. There is a dwarf conifer bed beyond the terraces, and conifers, hemlocks and crab apple trees were planted near the grotto. The "roof" of the grotto is a wild flower meadow with old stone wellheads set above openings in the stonework that let in light. Artifacts have been placed into the garden areas, including four Roman sarcophagi, urns, grinding wheels, a marble sundial, farm implements, and carved capitals topped by stone eagles.
Persons associated with this property are: Jonathan Royce and members of the Royce family (former owners, from 1780); various families (former owners, 19th c.); David & Simonds forest products (former owner, 20th c. until 1978); Gordon Hayward (landscape designer, beginning in 1986); Dan Snow (stone mason, beginning in 1986).
Related Materials:
Berg Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (51 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 -- New Hampshire -- Walpole  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH074
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63f1417db-64da-4ded-ae6e-0a65eecbb43d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9553
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Sunnycrest (Jaffrey, New Hampshire)

Provenance:
Monadnock Garden Club  Search this
Garden designer:
Pokorny, Margaret  Search this
Pokorny, Gene  Search this
Photographer:
Larsen, Sarah H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Cheshire -- Jaffrey
Sunnycrest (Jaffrey, New Hampshire)
Scope and Contents:
38 digital images (2013, 2018) and 1 file folder. Images 001-038 photographed by Sarah H. Larsen.
General:
The 17-acre property has a circa 1907 Dutch colonial style house with a gambrel roof and wraparound porches on three sides, but in 1989 the current owners found only mature trees, random shrubs, a vegetable garden, and grass flats on either side of the house. Drawing on her professional landscape design training and experience they designed structured gardens near the house that would fade into the meadows and woodland, building stone walls and curving pathways to define spaces. Never meant to be a flowery garden their plantings included native and species trees and shrubs with pleasing textures; eventually the plant selection included dozens of evergreen, shade and ornamental trees, perennial flowers and herbs, ground covers, vines, deciduous shrubs, and ferns. Two vegetable and flower gardens have a fruit orchard with apple, plum, pear and peach trees espaliered on the split rail fence. A new woodland garden, a bosquet, was developed in a clearing that reveals a view of Mount Monadnock. A shingled standing tree trunk with a mirror attached to the top is the feature here.

Sunnycrest has four 40-foot long beds with more than two dozen varieties of ornamental grasses that were not commonly grown in New England when the owners planted them. Tall perennials such as Joe Pye weed were planted at the perimeters of these beds. About 4,000 daffodil bulbs share the same ground; in spring this is known as daffodil highway. The owners are especially pleased with their grass garden in fall when the tall stands show a variety of colors complemented by colors among the trees and shrubs near the house as well as pink mums in the vegetable garden, sedum, monkshood and daisies. Scattered around the gardens there are benches and pergolas, birdhouses, containers of succulents, a composition of old granite curbstones, and pottery holders for bean supports in the vegetable garden. There is a frog pond with a fountain and a stone-faced bread oven built into a stone wall. The garden has been opened many times for tours and fund raising events.

Persons associated with the garden include: Oscar H. Bradley (former owner, circa 1870-1899); Annie E. Bunce (former owner, 1899-1904); Silas E. Buck (former owner, 1904-1910); Clifford P. Warren (former owner, 1910-1942); Bertha M. Shepard (former owner, 1942-1948); Mr. and Mrs. W. Arnold Seale (former owners, 1948-1966); Susanne R. de Wolfe (former owner, 1966-1984); Edward M. Read (former owner, 1984-1989); Margaret S. and Gene Pokorny (owners, garden designers and gardeners 1989- ).
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 -- New Hampshire -- Jaffrey  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH119
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb636cfc856-ef87-4f19-abe4-372fd6d077a8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33206

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