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Cold Spring Harbor -- Burrwood

Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Carrère & Hastings  Search this
Architect:
Carrère & Hastings  Search this
Creator:
Jennings, Walter P., M/M  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 06287, Walter Jennings.
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, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY072
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68e23425c-cd11-43ec-9e80-393a4f411644
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26744

Cold Spring Harbor -- Nethermuir

Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Three Harbors Garden Club  Search this
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New York (State) -- Cold Spring Harbor
Nethermuir (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Cold Spring Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet, site map, copies of articles, plant list.
Former Title:
The Henry W. de Forest Estate.
General:
This property comprises lands formerly part of the Henry Wheeler de Forest estate. The buildings include Ballybung, built on site of the demolished mansion, and Airslie, a Federal-period farmhouse. Close to the water's edge, the de Forest family erected an Italianate-style house, which they called Nethermuir. The grounds slope down to the water, and were planted with rare trees such as cryptomeria, ginkgo, beeches, and fir. According to a 1921 visit to the garden by the Garden Club of America, the garden was an "old-fashioned walled garden" with best blooming times in May and June. Henry W. de Forest contracted with Olmsted Borthers to create the walled garden. Wooden arbors existed at the lower end, while a free-standing stone tea house and wrought-iron gates remain near the six planting quadrants. The specialty was dogwood and wall plantings. The formal walled garden was later subdivided into three separate parcels. Today, much of the box remains, but little, if any, other plant material survives. Several features include winding paths, open spaces with garden vistas, and the curved driveway at Airslie House.
Persons and organizations associated with this garden include:Henry W. deForest (former owner); The Jones family (former owners, 1785-1978); Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (owner, 1978-present); Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (landscape architect, 1906, 1909); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects)
Related Materials:
Nethermuir related holdings consist of 3 folders (8 glass lantern slides; 2 b&w photoprints; and 6 35 mm. slides)
Many drawings and photographs exist at Fairsted, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03175, Henry and Julia DeForest.
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Company Collection, 1900-1961.
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 York -- Cold Spring Harbor  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY074
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60ee097af-e913-451e-84c4-9d08c2db2706
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26745

Glen Cove -- Welwyn

Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Hutcheson, Martha Brookes  Search this
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Creator:
Pratt, Harold Irving  Search this
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Engineer:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03120, Pratt Estate; George and Harold Pratt --John Pratt.
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, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY073
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6014f0acb-a5d5-4558-928f-aa28d3d16afe
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26781

Glen Cove -- Matinecock

Architect:
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Matinecock Farms (Glen Cove, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Glen Cove
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet and site plan.
General:
This half acre garden was established in 1986. The owners wanted to incorporate shrubs and plants that they propagated from a previous residence. Climbing roses were located near the front entrance and were selected for fragrance and continuous bloom. A small parterre garden is located beside the entrance path and beneath the kitchen window. A tiered boxwood topiary is located in the center. The owners chose many of the plants for year round interest.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Alice R. Ireys (landscape architect, 1986); and Innocenti and Webel (architect).
Related Materials:
Matinecock related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 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:
Formal gardens  Search this
Gardens -- New York -- Glen Cove  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY871
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68a1fec78-0e9e-4dd2-9aa0-a02cbacaa91c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26791

Jericho -- Kirby Hill

Former owner:
Stevens, Joseph Sampson  Search this
Landscape architect:
Pollitt, Donald K.  Search this
Engel, David  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Architect:
Innocenti, Umberto  Search this
Chapman, Henry Otis  Search this
Dunning, John A.  Search this
Creator:
Warren and Wetmore--architects.  Search this
Landgarden--landscape archtitects.  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Jericho
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, maps of slide locations, two photographic color prints, and garden plans.
General:
Kirby Hill had its formation at the beginning of the twentieth century. The colonial revival movement reflected some of its early structures. The pool house with its slate roof is a copy of the octagonal Georgian arsenal at Williamsburg. The columns near the pool and pool house came from the Sampson Building on Wall Street (now demolished), which was owned by a direct ancestor of the present owners. The fruit tree orchard below the house was among the original plantings when the house was built.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Joseph Sampson Stevens (former owner, 1902 - 1935); Byam Kerby Stevens (former occupant and co-trustee, 1935 - 1940); Warren and Wetmore (architects, ca. 1900-1902); Umberto Innocenti (landscape architect, ? - 1940); Innocenti and Webel (landscape architects, 1952 - present); Donald K. Pollitt (landscape architect, 1952 - present); David H. Engel (landscape architect, 1990); Landgarden (landscape architects, 1999 - present); Henry Otis Chapman (architect, 1935 - 1937); and John A. Dunning (architect, 1967).
Related Materials:
Kirby Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides and 2 color prints)
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 York -- Jericho  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY668
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f3e24d0c-0b62-41ee-9c7f-6efaafa7ebb6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26819

Locust Valley -- Land's End Manor

Former owner:
Bourne, George Galt  Search this
Gibson, Harvey Dow  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, Jr., 1870-1957  Search this
Mitchell, Adele  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Walker & Gillette  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Lindeberg, H. T. (Harrie Thomas), b. 1879  Search this
Designer:
Collins, John M.  Search this
Mitchell, Adele  Search this
Superintendent:
Martin, John  Search this
Gardener:
Daniello, Ralph  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Land's End Manor (Locust Valley, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau -- Locust Valley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, information regarding previous owners, historical timeline of the property, and a list and plans of landscape features.
General:
Located on approximately 38 acres, this garden surrounds the mid-19th century house. Land's End Manor was remodeled in 1926 for banker Harvey Dow Gibson by the New York firm Walker and Gillette. The garden was originally designed in the 1920s by Frederick Olmsted, Jr. The view from the terrace of the house is of a sunken garden edged with a mature low hedge enclosing perennials. There is a round pool with a water spouting statue at its center. An adjacent grape arbor separates this garden from a classical walled rose garden with a planted urn at its center. On the south side of the house is a weeping sophora japonica tree. To the north of the house, with a view of Long Island Sound, is an enclosed teahouse with a wisteria covered trellis and two wire work swings. The pool house was designed by John Collins in the late 1980s, and the rock garden extending north of the pool with many perennials, ferns, evergreen trees, yews, and junipers was designed by Adele Mitchell around that time. A white brick wall on the edge of the driveway has espaliered myrtle in a curved design. Southeast of the house are outbuildings and the vegetable and cutting gardens. These gardens have arbors of roses and grapes incorporated into their design and white gravel paths. Adjacent to this area are the paddocks where the Gibson's horses were schooled and turned out. In the early 1980s, Innocenti & Webel did the master plan for the development of the original acreage (300+) of the property.
Persons associated with the garden include: George Galt Bourne (former owner, ca. 1920s); Harvey Dow Gibson (former owner, ca. 1926-1979); Frederick Olmsted, Jr. (landscape architect, ca. 1920s); Harrie T. Lindeberg (architect, ca. 1920s); Walker and Gillette (architects, 1926); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, ca. 1980s); John M. Collins (designer, ca. 1986); Adele Mitchell (landscape architect/designer, ca. 1986); Ralph Daniello (gardener, 1956-2012); John Martin (superintendent, 2013- ).
Related Materials:
Land's End Manor related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35mm slides (photographs))
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 06893, Harvey D. Gibson.
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 York -- Locust Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY1005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64d27638e-ea3a-43a0-be87-b47a6fc3f61c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26832

Locust Valley -- Hill House

Former owner:
Hodenpyl, Anton G.  Search this
Hodenpyl, Annie P.  Search this
Cattier, Jean Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Garden designer:
Simonds, O.C. (Ossian Cole), 1855-1931  Search this
Durand, Herbert  Search this
Harkness, Bernard  Search this
Landscape architect:
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hill House (Locust Valley, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Locust Valley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, landscape plans, a map, copies of articles, and copy of a statement by Mr. Cattier.
Varying Form:
Locust Valley formerly known as.

Joslin formerly known as.
General:
This property in the village of Matinecock (part of Locust Valley, New York) was originally a chicken farm, which continued until the early 1900s. A pond fed by two springs was said to be in existence since the middle of the 18th century. The original farm house, built in 1769, is now the central part of the present residence. The house had become the gardener's cottage when Anton G. Hodenpyl bought the property and named it "Hill House." The areas, except for the back of the cottage, were planted with white pine and locust, with exceptions of the primrose garden and an experimental rock garden. Mr. Jean Cattier bought the property in 1937 and gradually re-created the garden. He also renamed the property "Locust Valley." Only the large trees and some azaleas remained. The Cattiers introduced Gable and Glenn Dale azaleas, Dexter rhododendrons, ferns, and rare bushes. The current owners have named the property "Joslin."
Persons and organizations associated with this garden include: Anton G. Hodenpyl and Annie P. Hodenpyl (former owners, 1900s-1937); Jean Cattier (former owner, 1937-1990); Mrs. Jean Cattier (former owner, 1990-1995); Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Arthur (former owners, 1995-1996); H. Edwards Ficken (architect, early 1900s); Alfred Shaknis (architect, 1962); Ossian C. Simonds (garden designer, early 1900s); Edward Wood (superintendent, early 1900s); Herbert Durand and Bernard Harkness (sculptors of rock and wild garden, early 1900s); Alex Johnson (gardener and superintendent, 1937-1962); Willet Titus (gardener and superintendent, 1962-1995); Alan Rosen (horticulturist, 1996-present); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, 1950s-1960s); and Janet Darling Webel and M&A Landscapers.
Related Materials:
Hill House related holdings consist of 3 folders (9 glass lantern slides and 23 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 -- New York -- Locust Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY113
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a65f2ea4-3c61-4928-ba47-77df63bdd299
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26833

Locust Valley -- Goose Chase

Landscape architect:
Taylor, Nancy B.  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Former owner:
Gachot, C.  Search this
Gachot, C., Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Goose Chase (Locust Valley, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Locust Valley
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, site plans (one with a plant list), photocopies of an article about the garden, and additional information.
General:
Lying on 3.2 acres adjacent to a marsh and creek, this site is highlighted by a Japanese-influenced 40' x 80' iris garden that also includes features of a cottage garden in keeping with its location by a low, rambling house. Designed in the early 1980s by Nancy B. Taylor of the landscape architecture firm Innocenti & Webel, the garden replaced what was formerly an asphalt driveway. Running the length of the garden are a dry riverbed and path, accented by two small bridges. Although there is no actual water in the garden, the use of different plants helps to simulate that effect. In addition to this garden, the site includes more natural areas with marsh and water views, as well as a swimming pool and herb garden.
Persons and firms associated with the property include Nancy B. Taylor (landscape architect, 1981); Mr. and Mrs. C. Gachot (former owners, 1956-1981); and Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, 1981).
Related Materials:
Goose Chase related holdings consist of 2 folders (18 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 York -- Locust Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY333
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a41233a5-1d6b-47cc-81ec-338a55e1353b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26836

Locust Valley -- Locust Valley Cemetery

Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Locust Valley Cemetery (Locust Valley, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Locust Valley
Scope and Contents:
The garden file includes a work sheet, brochure, copy of plant list from 1931, copy of plan, and features plan plus 8 35mm slides.
General:
Locust Valley Cemetery is a private, non-denominational memorial that began with a unique plan over 100 years ago. The Cemetery's 19th century founders conceived of a sanctuary more like a woodland garden. In 1917, Locust Valley Cemetery was incorporated, and a perpetual care fund was established to preserve its natural beauty. A narrow curving road winds through thirty acres of evergreens, hardwoods, and ornamental plantings, which provide visual interest during all seasons. Charles Parker designed private garden rooms for family burials.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Locust Valley Cemetery, INC. (owners, 1917-present); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1922-1948); Charles Parker (overall planner); Bradley Delehanty (architect of superintendant cottage, 1929); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, 1990-present); and James Wellington (landscape architect of sections 3, 4, 5, and Memorial Garden.
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 07050 Addition to Locust Valley Cemetery.
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:
Cemeteries  Search this
Gardens -- New York -- Locust Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY865
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63fdab076-b035-438b-9a10-4ab5905f1e8d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26843

Locust Valley -- Rosegate

Former owner:
Peck, Fremont  Search this
Hutton, Virginia  Search this
Taylor, H. Stillman Mr.s  Search this
Herzog, Helen Louise H.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rosegate (Locust Valley, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Locust Valley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and site plans.
General:
Located in Locust Valley, New York, this garden is located on a three-acre property originally part of a larger estate and divided in 1930. Fremont C. Peck, the original owner, moved the estate cottage and attached it to a garage for his permanent residence in 1960. Landscape architects Innocenti & Webel oversaw the landscaping of the garden throughout the 1960s and again, in 1980.
This garden features a four quadrant rose garden of hybrid teas and floribunda roses, surrounded by a perennial garden of hybrid peonies and bulbs encased by a low brick wall. The climbing roses in this enclosure are all white. A cutting garden of dahlias is located to the southeast of the courtyard near the greenhouse.
Additional plantings include a pair of distinguished white Beech trees, a pair of European yews 25 feet in diameter, a specimen tulip tree, as well as topiaries and boxwood. Around the perimeter of the property are mountain laurels and rhododendron plantings. Water features include a stream and a small waterfall that empties into one of two small lily ponds. The grounds also include a swimming pool, tool shed, herb garden, cutting garden, wall fountains and sculpture.
Persons associated with the garden include Fremont C. Peck (former owner, 1930-1976); Virginia S. Hutton (former owner, 1976-1979); Mrs. H. Stillman Taylor (former owner, 1979-1985); Helen Louise H. Herzog (former owner, 1985-1988); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, 1960-1980).
Related Materials:
Rosegate related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 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 York -- Locust Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY877
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62ac430f4-04f1-4494-bb5f-37a0331232e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26844

Mill Neck -- Oak Knoll

Architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Landscape architect:
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Ironworker:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Former owner:
Work, Bertram G.  Search this
Fisher, Joel Ellis, Mrs.  Search this
Fisher, Joel Ellis  Search this
Trevor, Bronson  Search this
Trevor, Bronson, Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oak Knoll (Mill Neck, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Mill Neck
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, site plans, copies of printed materials about the house and garden, and additional information.
General:
Designed in 1916 by architect William Adams Delano of Delano & Aldrich for Bertram G. Work, president of B. F. Goodrich, Oak Knoll was named after one of the largest oak trees on Long Island, which stands in the estate's gardens. With decorative ironwork by Samuel Yellin, the house and its grounds featured formal gardens, teahouses, terraces, pools, fountains, and pergolas. Still existing from the original design is a Roman style stone entrance court with sculptures and ironwork, from which there is a curving road to a second court with a fountain on one side and the front facade of the house on the other.
Persons and firms associated with the property include William Adams Delano (architect and landscape architect, 1916); Delano & Aldrich (architects, 1916); Samuel Yellin (ironworker, 1916); Bertram G. Work (former owner, 1916-1931?); Mr. and Mrs. Joel Ellis Fisher (former owners, 1931-1967); and Mr. and Mrs. Bronson Trevor (former owners, 1967-1995).
Related Materials:
Oak Knoll related holdings consist of 2 folders (37 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Mill Neck  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY396
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Mill Neck -- Mill Neck Manor

Former owner:
Weicker, Theodore  Search this
Dodge, Robert C., Mrs.  Search this
Dodge, Robert C.  Search this
Weicker, Theodore, Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Clinton, Russell, Wells, Holton & George  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mill Neck Manor (Mill Neck, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Mill Neck
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a summary property plan, six black and white images of the garden from about 1950, and a photocopy of an April 2000 newspaper article about plans for expansion of the school.
General:
Established around 1923, this 86-acre site, formerly a private estate, is now a school for the deaf. The gardens, which feature mature trees, terraces, and a gazebo, complement the Tudor-style mansion. Planted urns and broad, sweeping vistas complete the design.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Weicker (former owners, before 1940); Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Dodge (former owners, 1950s); and Clinton, Russell, Wells, Holton & George (architects, ca. 1923).
Related Materials:
Mill Neck Manor related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Mill Neck  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY788
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Mill Neck -- Ivy Hill

Landscape architect:
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ivy Hill (Mill Neck, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Mill Neck
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet and copies of landscape plans (1995).
General:
This property consisted of 22 acres in 1936, but were then separated into three lots in 1992.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Julius White (former owners, 1936); Mr. and Mrs. J. Randall Creel (former owners, 1939?); Charles F. Fuller (architect, 1936); Robert Grahagan (architect of renovation, 1993); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architect, 1936); David Lamb and Innocenti & Webel (renovation, 1993-1995); and Sal Pezzino (arborist, 1993 to present).
Related Materials:
Ivy Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Formal gardens  Search this
Gardens -- New York -- Mill Neck  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY870
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Mill Neck -- Feathers

Former owner:
Wright, Charles  Search this
Frost, Isaac  Search this
Frost family  Search this
Underhill, John  Search this
Underhill family  Search this
Kennard, Ella  Search this
Murdock, Harvey  Search this
Murdock family  Search this
Ludlow, Alicia Gamble  Search this
O'Rourke family  Search this
Schwartz, Harvey L. and Cornelia D.  Search this
Clark, W. C.  Search this
Keith, Norman C. and Kathleen H.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Dillon, Helen  Search this
Thompson, Lisa  Search this
Sculptor:
Flood, Mary Emma  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Feathers (Mill Neck, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Mill Neck
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of an article, photocopies of historical records, garden plans, and a title summary for the property.
General:
The formal walled garden at Feathers, created in 1996 by the current owner along with landscape designer Lisa Thompson, is a small part of the six and one-half acre property with the original circa 1730 house. The 31 by 23 foot formal garden is divided into four parterres edged in boxwood with walks made from old bricks to match a standing old brick wall. A pink rose standard grows in the center of each parterre, surrounded by low-growing ground covers and annual flowers such as pansies. The brick wall is covered in climbing hydrangea and clematis, and has three arched doorways that lead into the garden. A bronze sculpture of the owner's son as a child created by his grandmother, Mary Emma Flood (1900-1987), overlooks the garden from a niche in the brick wall.
The spring-fed property overlooks Beaver Lake, where there is a small house and rock and fern garden. There is another garden of perennial and ornamental grasses near the lake, and many mature trees. A brick room next to the main house that held a furnace in earlier days has New Dawn roses trellised on the roof.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles Wright (former owner and builder of the original house, circa 1730-1741); Isaac Frost and members of the Frost family (former owners, circa 1741-1763); John Underhill and members of the Underhill family (former owners, 1763-1901); Ella Kennard (former owner, 1901); Harvey Murdock and members of the Murdock family (former owners, 1901-1927); Alicia Gamble Ludlow (former owner, 1927-1953); Innis, Helen S., and Blanche S. O'Rourke (former owners, 1953-1973); Harvey L. and Cornelia D. Schwartz (former owners, 1973-1983); David W.C. Clark (former owner, 1983-1987); Norman C. and Kathleen H. Keith (former owners, 1987-1994); Helen Dillon (landscape designer, 1995); Lisa Thompson (landscape designer, 1996); Robert Gahagan (architect of new addition, 1997); Mary Emma Flood (sculptor of bronze statue of child).
This property has been extensively researched for the transfers of title beginning in 1685, when a deed of sale was signed by individuals who were likely Matinecock Indians.
Related Materials:
Feathers related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 5 3.5 X 5 reference prints)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Mill Neck  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY881
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North Hempstead -- Clifton

Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Clifton (Roslyn Harbor, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- North Hempstead -- Roslyn Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site maps, and historical background.
Former Title:
Sycamore Lodge
General:
The original property was divided into thirds. One named Locust Knoll (now Mayknoll); one (the original Clifton) renamed Willowmere; and one renamed Clifton in honor of the original Clifton ( renamed Sycamore Lodge in 1917). The present owners changed the Sycamore Lodge property name back to Clifton. The gardens at Clifton, an 1862 Gothic Revival house, were designed in 1917 by Olmsted Brothers. In 1986, the present owners removed the dead and dying yews and rhododendrons. They replanted it as a re-creation of a mid-Victorian garden, using modern cultivars. The emphasis now is on climbing roses--some fifty varieties--shrub roses, hydrangeas and Victorian bedding out, plus a large collection of period garden furniture and ornament.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Joseph Hicks (former owner, 1861); Ann Eliza Cairns (former owner, 1861-1866); Blanche Cairns Willis (former owner, 1866-1917); John M. and Nevada Wills Demarest (former owners, 1917-1932); General J. J. Pershing (former resident, 1920-1921); Lucille Demarest (Mrs. Lester E.)Brion (former owner, 1932-1950); Glenn E. and Elizabeth Laird Riggs (former owners, 1950-1957); Frank C. and Catherine Bickford Fahnestock (former owners, 1957-1986); and Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1917-1923).
Related Materials:
Clifton related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 06751, John M. Demarest.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Roslyn Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY300
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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, 1869-1950  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 County -- 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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Old Westbury -- The Studio

Former owner:
Whitney, Harry Payne, Mrs.  Search this
Miller, Flora Whitney  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude Vanderbilt, 1875-1942  Search this
Architect:
Aldrich, Chester Holmes, 1871-1940  Search this
Delano, William Adams  Search this
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Studio (Old Westbury, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Westbury
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet, features plan, slide view plan, copies of photographs, and copies of articles.
Former Title:
Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney Studio
General:
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney commissioned the retreat for a place to work on sculpture and as an entertainment pavilion for friends. The axis of the site is north and south. The rear of the studio was developed as an intimate garden with swimming pool and sunken parterre. The garden incorporates many statues created by Whitney and her students. In 1982, it was adapted for use as a residence.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (former owner, 1914-1918); Barbara Whitney Henry (former owner, 1942-1960s); Flora Whitney Miller (former owner, 1960s-1986); William Delano and Chester Aldrich (architect and garden designer, 1914-1918); Raleigh Cottnek (landscape designer, 1914-1918); and Charles G. Meyer, Jr. (architect, 1982).
Related Materials:
The Studio related holdings consist of 2 folders (11 35 mm. slides)
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 NY432
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Old Westbury -- Knole

Architect:
Hastings, Thomas  Search this
Carrère & Hastings  Search this
Former owner:
Duryea, Herman  Search this
Martin, Bradley  Search this
Landscape architect:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Knole (Old Westbury, New York)
New York (State) -- Old Westbury
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Westbury
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, photocopies of house, and several photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
Situated on the top of a hill, Knole has been classified as a Beaux-Arts mansion and a Palladian-style villa. It was named after Sackville West's "Knole" in Sevenoaks, Kent, England. Thirty-three acres remained of the original estate as of 1985. The garden includes alles, terraces, formal gardens, a foly of limestone arches, court yard, water garden, and two walks--The Long Walk, and The Grassed Walk. A Le Notre style treillage originally surrounded the entire back of garden.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Herman B. Duryea (former owner, 1902-1903); Bradley Martin (former owner, 1907-1963); Carrere & Hastings (architects, 1902-1903); Thomas Hastings (architect, 1902-1903); and Lewis & Valentine (landscape architects (1902-1903).
Related Materials:
Knole related holdings consist of 2 folders (32 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.
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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 NY435
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Old Westbury -- Groton Place

Former owner:
Hicks, Jacob  Search this
Titus, John  Search this
Winthrop, Robert W.  Search this
Winthrop, Beekman  Search this
Winthrop, R. D.  Search this
Sedgwick, Henry Renwick  Search this
Winthrop, Grenville Lindall, 1864-1943  Search this
Deed holder:
Willis, William  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Landscape architect:
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Architect:
McKim, Mead & White  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Groton Place (Old Westbury, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Old Westbury
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
The landscaping for Groton Place was designed in the 1930s by Umberto Innocenti and Richard K. Webel, featuring uninterrupted axial passages with stopping places but no feeling of enclosure. Since then the trees on the property have matured, the serpentine yew hedge has filled in, and the original oval rose garden has been converted to flowering shrubs. A ha-ha separates the house and the ornamental gardens from horse pastures. A pinetum shades the rectangular swimming pool, and woodlands on the property are filled with native trees and shrubs. A mature cedar allée leads to the stables, the one example of a passage that ends in a structure. Architects McKim, Mead & White designed a house and outbuildings at Groton Place in 1912, but that house was razed in 1948 and another Georgian house on the property built in the 1930s is the residence of the current owners.
In 1968 a parcel of 250 acres of land was sold to a golf club, and the remaining 108 acres of Groton Place were placed in a conservation easement for protection.
Persons associated with the garden include William Willis (deed holder, 1700s); members of the John Titus and Jacob Hicks families (former owners, 1700s-circa 1895); Robert Dudley Winthrop (former owner, 1895); Beekman Winthrop (former owner, 1912); Grenville L. Winthrop (former owner, 1940); Robert W. Winthrop (former owner, 1943-1997); Henry Renwick Sedgwick (architect, 1932); McKim, Meade & White (architects of former house and stables, circa 1912); Umberto Innocenti (d. 1968) & Richard K.Webel (d. 2000)(landscape architects, 1930s).
Related Materials:
Groton Place related holdings consist of 2 folders (14 35mm. slides (photographs))
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 NY447
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Archives of American Gardens
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Old Westbury -- Erchless

Landscape architect:
Innocenti, Umberto  Search this
Architect:
Malmfeldt, Adams & Prentice  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Names:
Goodwin, Philip Lippincott, 1885-1958  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Erchless (Old Westbury, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Westbury
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet and features plan.
General:
Named by Howard Phipps, "Erchless" is a Welsh word meaning solitude, solemnity, calmness. Rhododendron is the focus of the garden planted with companion plants. A rhododendron also carries the name Erchless. The landscape consists of many shapes and sweeps of landscape design with a priority on tree preservation. A nursery, paddock, greenhouses, stables, playground, Japanese garden, Meadow garden, pinetum and rhododendron hill are some of the features of the estate.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Howard Phipps (former owners, 1910-1981); Philip Goodwin (architect); Adams and Prentice (architects, 1929-1942); Umberto Innocenti (landscape architect); Alice Treys (landscape consultant, 1960-1980); and Barbara Capen (herbaceous borders designs, 1970s).
Related Materials:
Erchless related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 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 -- New York -- Old Westbury  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Sunken gardens  Search this
Meadows  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY861
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ce475ff3-fc08-44c4-859e-df324c5f94d2
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