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Wilson -- Riverview Ranch

Former owner:
Riverview Ranch and Livestock Co.  Search this
Albrecht, Don  Search this
Garden designer:
MacLean, Marna  Search this
MacLean, Robert  Search this
Architect:
Lee, Vince  Search this
Builder:
Weber, Les  Search this
Provenance:
Bedford Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Gardens -- Wyoming -- Wilson
Riverview Ranch (Wilson, Wyoming)
United States of America -- Wyoming -- Teton County -- Wilson
Scope and Contents:
27 digital images (2010-2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
The property is 325 acres consisting of pasture, hayfields, a conservation area, and homestead with the Snake River flowing through it. The home was built in 1986 with the surrounding gardens and greenhouse in the original plan. The location dictated the "wagon wheel" design of the kitchen garden located inside a semi-circle between the driveway and greenhouse. The kitchen garden features a wooden fence, radiating stone paths from a central circular bed, raised vegetable beds, a small production greenhouse, and flower beds. Despite the short season and harsh Wyoming winters at an elevation of 6300 ft., the garden has proven to be a successful. The garden is designed to be viewed from the deck off the kitchen. Stone steps lead down to the greenhouse and garden. The greenhouse is used in the winter to house heirloom geraniums, ivy, a jade plant, a few orchids from Florida, and to start seedlings for the vegetable garden in the spring. The vegetables are planted in raised beds to discourage moles and voles and cloches are added as needed for frost and to deter chipmunks.
The contents of the garden has concentrated on flowers and vegetables that do well in Wyoming. The root crops and lettuces are very successful in this climate. Annuals are grown from seed collected in the fall as well as some new varieties each year. However, the owners also grow peonies and lilacs from relatives in Vermont as well as daffodils, Sweet Williams, and some special geraniums. The Hens and Chicks which grow between the stepping stones came from the owners' woodland property in New York. Also many of the spring bulbs were gifts from friends and relations which have continuously been divided and shared with others.
Persons associated with the garden include: Riverview Ranch and Livestock Co. (former owner, 1917); Don Albrecht (former owner); Robert and Marna MacLean (garden designers, 1986- ); Vince Lee (architect, 1986); Les Weber (log home builder).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WY002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wyoming
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ce2f14f5-2df7-43a0-babe-dbb4eaca3532
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32758

Charlottesville -- Frierson Garden, The

Provenance:
Albemarle Garden Club  Search this
Garden designer:
Harriman, Sigrid  Search this
Owner:
Frierson, Melinda Byrd  Search this
Frierson, Henry F.  Search this
Sculptor:
Oba, Toru  Search this
Photographer:
Erler, Catriona Tudor  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Frierson Garden (Charlottesville, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Albemarle -- Charlottesville
Scope and Contents:
13 digital images (2013, 2018-2019) and 1 file folder.
General:
Previous owners had gardened this one-fifth acre property with a 1939 Dutch Colonial revival house, and some elements from earlier gardens have been retained by the current owners, including a Japanese maple, cleyera, deutzia, hemlock and Osmanthus, or relocated including a peony, hosta, primroses, snowdrops and Spanish bluebells. Otherwise in 1985 the gardens were overgrown, dying or filled with weeds. After clearing the owners planted a small herb garden and some flowering shrubs but had issues with drainage. They also became interested in boxwood species and cultivars and have gone on to assemble a collection of more than 30 varietals including sports. They hired a stonemason to replace the concrete front walk with soapstone and have continued to employ the artisan Toru Oba to lay a new patio, build a dry stone bed that aids drainage, lay paths, install rockwork including huge blocks that serve as benches or a table, and many other projects. The overgrown foundation beds in front of the house were replaced by four varieties of boxwood: diamond parterres now filled with ferns and taller border plants.

English boxwood declined and were replaced with layers of specimen boxwood and shade perennials. Garden beds were designed to incorporate the boxwood collection along with flowering trees, bulbs and perennials, some propagated by the owners or shared by associates. Zoysia grass was planted for a more durable lawn, gravel or grass paths were replaced with soapstone pavers. The owners have planted pocket gardens in nooks including a bog garden for pitcher plants, sundews and calapogon orchids (grass pinks) in a spot that was hard to mow. A trellis built from tree limbs supports crossvine and yellow jessamine. There still is an herb garden below the back porch with lemon balm, sage, oregano, chives, tarragon, basil, lavender, and mints contained in a strawberry jar. Persons associated with the garden include: Edward F. Gilley (former owner, 1939-1950); Gordon and Mildred Wiley (former owners, 1950-1977); Robert and Tanya Artinian (former owners, 1978-1979); Ellen Thackara (former owner, 1979-1985); Henry F., Jr. and Melinda Byrd Frierson (owners, 1985- ); Sigrid Harriman (garden designer, 1997); Toru Oba (stonemason and sculptor, 1991-2012)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Restricted. No commerical use of images.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Charlottesville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA493
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb686c1e951-2b55-41dd-aed7-6622b917e331
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33169

Houston -- Orchid Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Houston  Search this
Photographer:
Brennan, Fran  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Texas -- Houston -- Houston
Orchid Garden (Houston, Texas)
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 12 digital images. Images 001-012 copyrighted by Fran Brennan.
General:
An urban patio garden with approximately 1,400 orchids, ponds, furnishings and decorative items, and 30 more mostly tropical plants is a conservatory. Previously the owner was a tenant in one of five modern one-story apartments that were arranged in a horizontal row, each with its own brick walled patio. He bought the building and eventually converted all the apartments into his home while the five patios were reconfigured into one 97-foot-long by 12-foot-wide garden room. An outer walkway that used to lead to each patio entrance now is a plant nursery backed by a tall wooden fence with acrylic greenhouse roofing covering the whole structure. Fans, vents and heaters are used to control the temperature. The brick walls between the old patios were partially disassembled into steps that hold plants, suggesting ruins. Leftover bricks were re-used as table supports and as paving material. The orchid collection was started in 1967 with one plant that didn't survive. Now potted orchids hang from the metal beams that support the roof, some in baskets fashioned from wire mesh that also forms shelves on the boards used as tabletops. More pots of orchids are attached to the standing brick walls, all in staggered patterns to improve air circulation. Complementary tropical plants are in pots or planted in beds. The garden room furniture and features mostly came from Mexico, Guatemala, and Spain, in rustic or hand-crafted styles.

Persons associated with the garden include: Joseph A. Ralmutto (former owner, 1960-1964); Bill Bartlett (owner, planner, designer, 1964- ).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX206
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64c498149-6711-44cb-a35d-0cab55695263
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33213

Knoxville -- Bonny and David Martin Garden

Architect:
McGehee, David  Search this
Garden designer:
Oki, Ben  Search this
Former owner:
Turley, Dabney  Search this
Landscape architect:
Moody, Duke  Search this
Hager, William P.  Search this
Provenance:
Memphis Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bonny and David Martin Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, detailed information about the garden's plants, photocopies of articles about the garden, background details from and about the owners, and additional information.
General:
A Japanese-style house and garden were built on this one and one-half acre property by a previous owner circa 1960, with the assistance of landscape architect William P. Hager, who unified three adjoining lots. The current owners added an extensive collection of bonsai and a bonsai house for winter storage, a rose garden in raised brick beds, and numerous decorative features from Japan, including a sake table and stools. Bonsai master and landscape designer Ben Oki designed a rock garden at the entrance to the house, placed enormous boulders moved from the owners' previous property, and also pruned and reshaped full-sized trees to complement the Japanese design. Noting that traditional Japanese gardens are comprised of water, greenery and rocks, the owner built her rose garden in a separate area beyond the swimming pool.
The property also has a hexagonal-shaped teahouse with a pagoda roof, a water garden and koi pond, a terraced garden with a reflecting pool, a moss garden, a swimming pool and pool house, and greenhouses for raising orchids and tropical ornamental plants. The bonsai house maintains the collection of at least 200 plants during the winter at 40 degrees. All the structures, including the house, pool house and carport, have Japanese design elements, such as shoji screens.
Following Japanese tradition hard surfaces, such as the stone shrine and paved walkways, are softened by surrounding plantings of ferns and trees, including Japanese maple and weeping varieties. Bonsai trees and shrubs are placed around the property and on tall stumps left from trees that were removed. Garden sculpture from Japan and a stone shrine are other features.
Materials documenting this garden in 1972 were submitted to the Archives of American Gardens as part of the Hollerith Family slide collection. It was also documented in 1987 and included as part of a 1992 donation to the Archives of American Gardens from the Garden Club of America. An additional submission of garden documentation was provided in 2009, as the Bonny and David Martin Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include William P. Hager (landscape architect, 1960s?); Duke Moody (landscape architect); EAML Architects? (greenhouse architect); David McGehee (architect, 1968-1969); Ben Oki (Bonsai master and garden designer, 2003-2009) and Dabney Turley (former owner, 1998-2003).
Related Materials:
Bonny and David Martin Garden related holdings consist of 3 folders (38 35 mm. slides (photographs))
See others in:
Hollerith Family Slide Collection, ca. 1952-1998.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Japanese gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6afc0d263-1246-41a9-b0f6-60fd87363900
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10930

[South Mulberry Plantation]: glass house where orchids, begonias and ferns are propogated.

Photographer:
Albert, Betsey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (digital) (col., JPEG.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photograph (digital)
Place:
South Mulberry Plantation (Moncks Corner, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Berkeley County -- Moncks Corner
Date:
2010 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- South Carolina -- Moncks Corner  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Orchids  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Begonias  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC104008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC104: Moncks Corner -- South Mulberry Plantation
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ac099fe7-1a25-4850-a150-86fbf314a422
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12827

[L. F. Corrigan Garden]: interior of conservatory with green wicker furniture and window of beddings and seedlings.

Photographer:
Laney, Eleanor  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
L. F. Corrigan Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Date:
2003 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Hanging plants  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Orchids  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Sconces  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Wicker furniture  Search this
Watering cans  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX077010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX077: Dallas -- L. F. Corrigan Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb645508638-20e5-461c-b11c-1b6823090c11
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13642

Gladwyne -- Phyllis Williams' Garden

Former owner:
Williams, Phyllis  Search this
Williams, John  Search this
Architect:
Washboard Sam, 1910-1966  Search this
Myrick, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
Peck, Frederick W. G.  Search this
Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Phyllis Williams' Garden (Gladwyne, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Gladwyne
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans with plant names, a detailed description of the garden, a plant list with garden locations, photocopied images and photocopies of articles by Phyllis Williams, and other information.
General:
This two-acre garden, no longer extant, began its development in 1946 on a site with a striking Bauhaus modern house and many good trees: dogwoods, large beeches (one 150 years old), and oaks, including a 300-year-old white oak. Then-owner Phyllis Williams enrolled in courses to learn how best to garden on the site and she and her husband John hired landscape architect Frederick W. G. Peck to design a flagstone terrace with widely sweeping steps on the back side of the house. A 60 x 11 foot perennial border was laid out, thousands of bulbs were planted under a magnificent old beech tree, and the Williams's developed beds, drifts and masses of unusual trees, shrubs, and perennials in various combinations all over the property. Architect Henry Myrick was hired to design the ultimate tool shed on the site of a former chicken house. A hands-on gardener who won many horticultural awards, Phyllis Williams espoused double-digging and amending soil with compost and kept a microscope on her kitchen counter to examine bugs and leaves. Among the garden's features were a lacebark pine (Pinus bungeana) propagated from seed and a greenhouse full of prize-winning orchids. The property was sold around 2002, most of the plant material was removed, and the house and tool shed destroyed.
Persons associated with the garden include Phyllis and John Williams (former owners, 1946-2002); Robert Brown (architect, 1938); Frederick W. G. Peck (landscape architect, 1955); and Henry Myrick (architect, 1963).
Related Materials:
Phyllis Williams' Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Gladwyne  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA649
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb615deec1a-9f94-4eac-a677-cbb15bcf0f50
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16472

Lafayette Hill -- Erdenheim Farm

Former owner:
Penn, William  Search this
Architect:
Trumbauer, Horace  Search this
Garden designer:
Schneider, Nina  Search this
Gale, Charles H.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gréber, Jacques  Search this
Weaner, Larry  Search this
Craftsman:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Erdenheim Farm (Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery -- Lafayette Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
The original tract containing Erdenheim Farm has a long history of ownership dating back to William Penn, the founder of the Pennsylvania colony, but the landscape design and architecture of the house and outbuildings date back to circa 1916-1971 when the property was owned by George D. Widener, Jr. In 2011 and 2012 the current owners restored sunken formal gardens and stone walls designed by Percival Gallagher, lead designer for Olmsted Brothers, with new plantings of iris, herbs and peonies, removing two rows of conifers that obscured the cascade (designed by Jacques Greber) leading from the greenhouse (designed by architect Horace Trumbauer). Gallagher (1874-1934) also designed the roadway system within the farm, the grass tennis court, a woodland walk and original plantings around the main house. Trumbauer (1868-1938) also updated and enlarged the original farmhouse in the Colonial revival style, working from 1916-1932, and designed the main entrance gate, outbuildings including workmen's cottages, three barns and a riding stable and a five arch stone bridge similar to those on English country estates.
Alongside the house there is a new bluestone terrace with cutouts for magnolia trees and a small fountain with planted metal containers. The gardens at the main house were redesigned in 2011 and 2012 and axial views to outlying gardens were reinforced. Ornamental gates designed by Samuel Yellin in the 1920s were attached to new iron fences that surround the house gardens. The current owners restored buildings, landscape and hardscape following the original designs, as stewards of an historical property, and made changes that enhance the sustainability of a working produce and livestock farm. Wildflower meadows were planted with grasses, sedges, rushes, lobelia, rudbeckia, asters and solidago in 2009 to provide habitat for birds and wild life and to reduce erosion into Wissahickon Creek, which traverses the property. An orchard with apple, apricot, peach, pear and plum trees also was planted in 2009. The Trumbauer-designed greenhouse and cold frames now grow micro greens, camellias and orchids. A three-acre organic vegetable garden and berry patch has been added near the Trumbauer sheep barn where produce is offered for sale in season. Livestock raised at Erdenheim Farm include cheviot sheep, Black Angus, belted Galloway and Scottish highland cattle.
Erdenheim means earthly home in German, the property was named by former owner Johannes George Hocker in the 18th century. The original substantial acreage has been reduced in size with much of it is being conserved by the Natural Lands Trust and the Whitemarsh Foundation. Also easements have been granted for public trails that are part of the Montgomery County Green Ribbon trail and the Whitemarsh township trail system.
William Penn (former owner, 1683); Jasper Farmer Jr. and members of the Farmer family (former owners, 1683-1745); Peter Robeson and Jonathan Robeson (former owners, 1745-1755); William Streper, Nathan Sheppard, Anthony Williams, Sr., Isaac Williams (former owners, 1755-1760s); Johannes George Hocker (former owner, 1763-1823); Caspar Schlater (former owner, 1823); Major General Henry Scheetz and family (former owners, 1823-1842); William W. Longstreth (former owner, 1842-1849); Dr. James McCrea (former owner, 1849-1855); Atherton Blight (former owner, 1855-1862); Aristedes Welch (former owner, 1862-1882); Norman W. Kittson and Louis Kittson (former owners, 1882-1896); Robert N. Carson (former owner, 1896-1916); George D. Widener, Jr. (former owner, 1916-1971); Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. and Edith Dixon (former owners, 1971-2009); Horace Trumbauer (architect, 1917-1932); Percival Gallagher of Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1924-1931); Jacques Henri Auguste Greber (landscape architect, 1918); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (ornamental ironwork designer, 1920s); Charles Gale (garden designer, 1972-1973); Larry Weaner (landscape designer, 2009-2010); Christina Reeves (landscape architect, 2011); Nina Schneider (garden designer, 2012- ); Glenn Keys (architect, 2009-2010).
Related Materials:
Erdenheim Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (4 35mm slides; 40 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Lafayette Hill  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA390
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb675d03be6-757c-4e3a-a53c-4bd4bc2fac0a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16482

Villanova -- Gardens of Red Rose

Former owner:
Mitchell, J. Kearsley  Search this
Mitchell, J. Kearsley Mrs.  Search this
Perkins, Chiswell  Search this
Perkins, Chiswell Mrs.  Search this
Wheeler, Arthur Mrs.  Search this
Wheeler, Arthur  Search this
Architect:
Durham, Walter K. (Walter Kremer), 1896-1978  Search this
Lederach, Philip  Search this
Shehab, Tara Kolff  Search this
Landscape designer:
Hallmark, Andrea  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Workers  Search this
Creator:
Holly Days Nursery  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gardens of Red Rose (Villanova, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery -- Villanova
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, plant lists, list of pieces and sculptures with names of sculptors and historical information.
General:
Native stone walls and sandstone steps from circa 1900 can be seen in some of the twelve distinct garden areas on this three and one-third acre property. The plant selections, sculptures and ornaments in each garden room provide four seasons of interest. Contoured paths and views connect the different rooms. At the entrance to the property there is a custom made hand-forged iron gate and hollies intended to keep deer away from the gardens. A substantial gravel court with a Vermont granite millstone in its center at the front of the house opens to a four-season garden with tulips, phlox and dianthus in the spring, blooming rock garden plants and pink azaleas in summer, asters and chrysanthemums in fall, and winter interest from yellow and red twig dogwoods and witch hazels. Across the courtyard the sandstone steps lead to the woodland garden that has a stepping stone path, rhododendrons, redbud, hosta, forget-me-nots, columbine and other shade perennials. The woodlands overlook the kidney-shaped swimming pool and its plantings including shrub roses, peonies, crepe myrtles, perennials and annuals along the surrounding rail fence. A red painted concrete giant pomegranate gives the name to the pomegranate garden which has Japanese maples, willow and gold spirea.
A sunken brick patio that was original to the property has child-sized wrought iron furniture, shaped cherry trees and a bronze fox sculpture. A fish pond has been added to another sunken area with an original fieldstone wall, with plantings that include hydrangea, skimmia and witch hazel. Nearby there is a fountain garden with a painted concrete mushroom tree with skimmia, mountain laurel and daffodils planted around this water source for birds. Next to the house there is the colorful inner view garden planted with hundreds of tulips and summer annuals in colors that complement the furnishings inside. A blue atlas cedar is espaliered on the house next to the rear patio; the bed across the patio includes smoke bush, viburnum, southern magnolia, hosta and ferns. A steeply sloping bank, known as the Red Rose Inn overlook garden, has a switchback path, native trees, daffodils and other native plants to encourage wildlife and birds. The garage and greenhouse outbuilding is used for orchids and over-wintering plants, with a perennial and annuals cutting garden that includes tree peonies, calla lilies and day lilies, shasta daisies, freesia and plumbago. A butterfly garden with a custom butterfly-shaped bench includes hosta, milkweed, allium, asters and catmint.
The Gardens of Red Rose has been designated a bird habitat by Audubon at Home, with many bird feeders, the watering fountain, native plants in the hillside overlook garden, and deer fencing that encourage visiting birds and small wildlife. The Garden Conservancy, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the centennial celebration of the Garden Club of America have toured this garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. J. Kearsley Mitchell (former owners, 1911-1959); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wheeler (former owners, 1955-1966); Mr. and Mrs. Chiswell Perkins (former owners, 1966-1978); Walter K. Durham (1886-1978)(architect, 1955); Philip Lederach (architect, 1988-1999); Tara Kolff Shehab (architect, 2006); Andrea Hallmark (landscape designer); Holly Days Nursery.
Related Materials:
Gardens of Red Rose related holdings consist of 1 folder (32 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Villanova  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA754
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ff6715e8-6eef-4c23-ac6c-e02b721212b1
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Unionville -- Doe Run

Former owner:
Thouron, John Rupert Hunt, 1907-2007  Search this
Thouron, Esther duPont, d. 1984  Search this
Plantsman:
Thouron, John Rupert Hunt, 1907-2007  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Wilmington  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Doe Run (Unionville, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, a site plan, copies of articles about the garden, photocopies of correspondence, and additional information about Sir John Thouron and the property.
Varying Form:
Glencoe.
General:
Doe Run was the home/horse farm/garden of Sir John and Lady Esther (duPont) Thouron. Once known as "Glencoe," it was renamed by Sir John, who was an internationally renowned plantsman and the first to produce a clear yellow clivia. Development of the gardens, which encompassed about 15 acres of the 220-acre estate, began around 1960. Inspired by memories of his native Scotland, Sir John transformed open fields into a series of individual areas including an Alpine rock garden, water features, and English-style cottage gardens (albeit somewhat larger than those associated with the typical cottage). One highlight was a broad, 75-foot-long stone path flanked by herbaceous borders. There were also several greenhouses with orchids and flowers. Unusual plants, such as scarlet willows, a special variety of sweet bay, and new rhododendrons, were acquired from a variety of exotic and foreign sources, including Sir Peter Hutchison's 1978 expedition to China. Sir John passed away in 2007 (Lady Esther had preceded him in 1984). The property was sold in 2008.
Persons associated with the property include Sir John Thouron (former owner and plantsman, ca. 1960-2007) and Lady Esther duPont Thouron (former owner, ca. 1960-1984).
Related Materials:
Doe Run related holdings consist of 2 folders (38 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Unionville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA421
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Pittsburgh -- Speyer Garden, The

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
The Speyer Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
22 digital images (2017-2018) and 1 file folder.
General:
The Speyer Garden is a mature quarter acre strolling garden with five rooms begun in 1971 on worn out former farmland that had a shingled house and a few trees. The soil was amended with compost every year, specimen plants were obtained and the rooms were devised to create habitats suitable for the diverse collection. The Asian inspired front garden features trees that include Japanese snowbell hanging over a small lily pond, hinoki cypress, Leland cypress, crabapple, a weeping Norway spruce, dwarf Scotch poodle pine and a Kousa dogwood as well as a stone pagoda. A wooden gate leads to the next garden for herbs, prairie flowers and flowering shrubs that attract butterflies including beautyberry and viburnum, two 60-year-old rhubarb plants and a climbing thorn less blackberry. The blue garden is entered through a rose covered arbor, named for three blue atlas cedars along with hinoki cypress, several Japanese maples, three tree hydrangeas and a small waterfall over two small ponds. There is a small wooden bridge onto the deck that overlooks the main garden comprised of flower and shrub island beds with may apple, cobra lily, various epimediums, and Japanese woodland peonies. Trees and shrubs in the center garden room include Japanese maple and a dawn redwood that shades the rear garden where there are roses, hydrangeas, dogwood, a statue of Hermes, a frog fountain and another pond.

Plants in the understory include heuchera, varieties of hosta, several types of irises, hellebore, poppy, fern, bleeding heart, hardy begonias and ground orchids, sweet William, astilbe, oxalis, and bunchberry dogwood. Winding pebble or wood chip paths, stepping stones and small bridges, covered pergolas and arbor and wooden gates between garden rooms along with the density of plant material, hidden benches and several ponds make the urban garden seem much larger.

Persons associated with the garden include: Silvia Speyer (owner, 1971- ).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA842
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Philadelphia -- Upper Bank

Provenance:
The Gardeners  Search this
Former owner:
Furness, Fairman  Search this
Thompson, Wirt  Search this
Landscape architect:
Steele, Fletcher, 1946-1949  Search this
Horticulturist:
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Photographer:
Bonsall-Shepard, Curt  Search this
Geltosky, Barbara  Search this
Thompson, Pamela  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Media
Upper Bank (Media, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 41 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This 10 acre property was established in 1916 and features a wooded hillside that plunges into a natural creekside floodplain. Terraced gardens center around a renovated and expanded 1700s mill house and extensive masonry walls, steps, and walks. The property was founded by Fairman Furness, great-nephew of Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. Originally operating as Upper Banks Nurseries, it was known for displaying large, rare plants. Landscape architect Fletcher Steele was introduced to the Furness after developing the landscape design for Graham Wood's estate. Furness and Steele collaborated to design these garden spaces and highlight rare plants, shrubs, and trees amongst the varying levels of terraces located throughout. Although more than a 100-year-old property, the current owners have maintained its history and classic design features.
The property features many stone hardscape elements. The entrance to the property is marked by stone gateposts with hand forged metal Yucca plants, constructed by sculptor Samuel Yellin. Through the gate is an allee lined with tulip-poplars and ash trees. A stone hexagon folly is situated on the south lawn between Ridley Creek and the gardens, nestled between ferns and Petasites, and the greenhouse is filled with succulents and orchids. A hand-cut stone wall built by Furness in the 1920s protects the perennial garden overlooking the creek. A portion of the stone wall was completely re-laid in 2014. Stone steps lead from the lawn down into the walled garden. At the top of the steps are two stone rabbit sculptures that mark the entrance to this area, with a matching pair of wrought iron Rhododendron gates at the bottom. Spanish steps leading to multiple grassy levels are framed by Heptacodium and rhododendron in the summer. Marble obelisks frame a group of red urns at the top of the steps. The Upper Bank Nursery Office, a small stone building built during the 1940s, is still located on the property. Another stone wall was built to connect the office to the brick pathway to Ridley Creek. A large arch in the wall supports a stone Cheshire cat sculpture. A 100ft. masonry arch bridge, named the "Furness Bridge," spans Ridley Creek. In the 1950s, a waterfall was constructed across Ridley Creek just east of the Furness Bridge.
This property is home to several notable trees including three Pennsylvania State Champions that were measured in 2019 and represent the largest of each species found in the state. These trees include a Firmiana simplex, Magnolia cylindrica, and Magnolia macrophylla. Also deemed notable by PA Big Trees are the Cornus controversa, Cornus kousa, and Stewartia monodelpha. An expansive west lawn features flowering forsythia, weeping cherry trees, magnolia stellata, and Petasites in the spring. A grove of native bamboo is located next to seed-grown weeping cherry trees that hover over sentinels of cryptomeria and chamaecyparis. Magnola grandifloras stand in front of the hillside garden. These trees were initially purchased by Furness after being commissioned by Congress for the Magnolia Tribute Garden near Independence Hall in Philadelphia, but remained on the property after funds fell through.
Persons associated with the garden include: Fairman Furness (former owner and garden designer (1916-1971); Wirt Thompson (former owner, 1971-2010); Fletcher Steele (landscape architect, 1930s); Pierre S. du Pont (horticulturist, 1920s and 1930s); Wirt Thompson (horticulturist, 1970s and 1980s).
This property is featured in Joseph R. Spadea, "Treated Like Family: Designers Go Extra Mile to Rehabilitate Old Pa. Spans," Roads and Bridges. (November 5, 2015).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA503
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62a5bbdd0-b6fd-43c7-89d6-fec0a9c61c59
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Fairview -- Cairn Laird

Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cairn Laird (Fairview, North Carolina)
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site map, land survey map, and copies of photographs before garden installation.
General:
"Cairn" is a Scottish term indicating a mound of rough stones marking a high place. Laird is a paternal ancestral name. Cairn Laird is a garden in the Sugar Hollow community--founded in the 1950s by Chicago emigres--of Fairview. The design and construction began in April 1999. The property consists of ten acres, two and a half of which comprise the house and gardens. Clearing and construction of the loamy woodland soil has created microclimates with full sun as well as deep shade. Natural features were used to organize a system of themed gardens and destinations for entertaining and meditation. The heart of Cairn Laird is the dining/entertaining area, which is oriented to capitalize on the views of Mount Pisgah. Other garden highlights include the White Garden; a children's woodland garden; the beehive garden; the camellia room and the koi pond. The series of garden areas is connected by stone steps and moss covered paths. A 600 square foot greenhouse was added in 2003 to house a large orchid collection, citrus, and banana trees.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Robert and Mae Fitch (former owners, 1987-1998); April Carder (landscape architect, 1999); Brenwen La Joie (gardener, 2003-2005); Steven Townsend (gardener, 2004-2005); and David Gernandt (pruner, 2000-2005).
Related Materials:
Cairn Laird related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Fairview  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC072
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62d424dec-f54f-49d3-8b53-408312e06aab
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Akron -- The Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Farley

Provenance:
The Akron Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Farley (Akron, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Summit County -- Akron
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, update sheet, and copy of small article.
General:
With a date span of approximately 1959 to the early 1980s, the garden included a small putting green; a small water feature with an oriental them; and a greenhouse for orchids. The garden was situated on a gentle rise with gradual slope to gardens behind. The terrace adjoining the house in back is an elliptical area bordered with beds of Fashion and Peace roses edged with iberis. Across the lawn, in the border of rhododendrons and azalea, is a statue of Hebe. A Japanese garden, a copy of one in Kyoto, exists at one end of the border. (Fifty-Second Annual Meeting, The Garden Club of America, May, 1965).
Related Materials:
The Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Farley related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 35 mm. slides)
Plans and drawings by H. F. Kenney exist at the Cincinnati Historical Society, Eden Park, Cincinnati, Ohio.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Formal gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Akron  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH033
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Rochester -- George Eastman House and Gardens

Former owner:
Eastman, George  Search this
Landscape architect:
DeForest, Alling Stephen  Search this
Architect:
Mead, William Rutherford, 1846-1928  Search this
Warner, John Foster  Search this
Landscape designer:
Bragdon, Claude  Search this
Rahn, Katherine Wilson  Search this
Restoration:
Rahn, Katherine Wilson  Search this
Names:
George Eastman House  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New York -- Monroe -- Rochester
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information about the property.
General:
The gardens at the George Eastman house have been partially restored to the original circa 1920 designs of landscape architect Alling S. DeForest (1875-1957) and architect and theatrical designer Claude Bragdon (1866-1946), with work beginning in 1984 following a grant of $16,000 from the Rochester Garden Club. The original eight gardens rooms had been reduced to four: a terrace garden, library garden, rock garden and sunken west garden. The formal terrace garden has boxwood-edged flower beds planted with more than 90 varieties of perennials, with reconstructed brick paths between the beds. The library garden, replacing the historic cutting garden, contains double rows of arborvitae lined with tulip bulbs, trees, shrubs, ground cover plants and vines. The rock garden features scalloped borders of dolomite rocks and a grape arbor with seating beneath. The sunken west garden, originally designed by Bragdon and influenced by the gardens at Hestercombe in England designed by Sir Edward Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll, has formal flower beds and a wisteria-covered garden house. Trees and shrubs have been planted in front of the house, placed so that they will not obscure the house and 70 feet of open lawn. About 300 historic varieties of perennials, bulbs, ground covers, trees and shrubs have been planted.
George Eastman (July 12, 1854-March 14, 1932) purchased 8.5 acres in 1902 and worked with landscape architect Alling S. DeForest to install elegant floral gardens as well as a working farm on the property. Eastman purchased four more acres in 1916. The Georgian Revival house and colonnaded pergola were designed by architect J. Foster Warner. During Eastman's lifetime, known as the "Country Place Era", there were five greenhouses including a palm house that supplied fresh flowers and orchids, a rose garden, orchard, sizable vegetable and berry gardens, a poultry yard, stables, a barn, and pastures. Eastman bequeathed the property to the University of Rochester as a home for the college president, and that led to the simplification of the gardens, including replacing brickwork walkways with turf or concrete. A sunken lily pool was filled in and covered by a rectangular reflecting pool. The remaining farm elements such as the vegetable garden and livestock facilities were removed or converted. When the Eastman House was transformed into a museum of photography beginning in 1949 the greenhouses and peony garden on the west side were replaced by a parking lot, with the remaining lawn bordered on two sides with white flowers.
The museum's West Garden was dedicated as a memorial to Virginia Pike Judson, past president of the Rochester Garden Club in 1985. At that
The Eastman House gardens and grounds can be toured, with guided tours offered from mid-May through September. The property was designated a National Historic Landmark on November 13, 1966 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Persons associated with the garden include George Eastman (former owner, 1902-1947), University of Rochester (former owner, 1947), George Eastman House, Inc. (former owner, 1947- ), Alling Stephen DeForest (landscape architect, 1902-1921), Claude Bragdon (landscape architect of West Garden, 1916-1917), J. Foster Warner (architect, 1902), William Rutherford Mead (architect, 1902), Katherine Wilson Rahn (landscape architect, restoration, 1985).
Related Materials:
George Eastman House and Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (12 35mm slides (photographs) + 19 postcards)
Photographs are located at the George Eastman House Wauconda, IL. Additional materials located at Curt Teich Postcard Archives in Wauconda, IL.
See others in:
American Gardens collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].

Historic gardens postcard collection, circa 1905-1947.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Rochester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY589
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb675f85c09-70f0-463a-968d-949efb1608a0
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New York Flower Show

Creator:
Hugelmeyer, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/21/1950
General:
No Names for Picture. Class 1 - Tuesday - 2nd prize, Mrs. T. Willoughby Frust, Plainfield Garden Club.
Mount reads: "Color Photo A21-2 by John Hugelmeyer; 1440 York Ave. NY 21."
Historic plate number: "27; A21-2."
Historic plate caption: "Class I - Thursday 2nd Prize; Mrs. F. Willoughby Frost; Plainfield G.C."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Niches (Architecture)  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Orchids  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208223
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a0a21571-6536-42d6-a9fb-24d0b6739f91
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28534

[Flat Rock Camp]: yellow ladyslippers (Cypripedium calceolus).

Photographer:
Paine, Faith C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Flat Rock Camp (Willsboro, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Essex County -- Willsboro
Date:
[19--]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Willsboro  Search this
Orchids  Search this
Cypripedium  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY461015
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY461: Willsboro -- Flat Rock Camp
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e78c8e60-e3b5-4491-8eaa-972df16d2214
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref29872

Hillsborough -- Montrose

Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Graham, William A.  Search this
Graham, Susan Washington  Search this
Landscape gardener:
Paxton, Thomas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Montrose (Hillsborough, North Carolina)
United States -- North Carolina -- Orange -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 47 digital images.
General:
A 61-acre property is comprised of woodlands and numerous garden rooms, some with layouts that date back to the mid-19th century. The rock garden has remains of the original rocks and lilies of the valley. A fenced sunny garden behind one of many outbuildings is planted for color. A large kitchen garden has been subdivided but honors the original layout. Newer rooms are called the May Garden, Tropical Garden, Aster Border, Color Garden, Moonlight Garden, Jo's Memorial Garden, and Blue and Yellow Garden. Other early gardens rooms include a serpentine boxwood hedge planted in the 1920's and a circle garden on the approach to the house. Venerable trees include a massive juniper, oaks and redwoods, and the trees and varieties of shrubs complement the 1898 main house on a hill and the woodland garden. There are more than 20 named garden rooms or walks, ten historic outbuildings, and newer features that include cold frames, greenhouses, a lath house that provides shade, and deer fencing around 30 acres. The owners ran a small mail order nursery selling rare plants for about 10 years. In 1930 the Works Progress Administration (WPA) terraced the woodlands to control erosion. In 2001 Montrose was added to The National Register of Historic Places; that same year the owners deeded development rights for 50 acres to the North Carolina Triangle Land Conservancy and began planning a preservation project garden with the Garden Conservancy.

The Woodland Garden was started in 1985 on about 20 terraced acres planted with thousands of bulbs that included daffodils, trilliums, bloodroot, selaginella and wood hyacinths from the owner's mother's garden. Snowdrops proliferate along a walk and in the woods, followed by hellebores, rhododendron, Christmas orchids and cyclamen in August. Maple, beech, oak, sweet gum, hickory and walnut with understory dogwood and redbud provide shade and are filled with the sounds of birds. The informal woodland is the "soul" of the owner's garden. Other features throughout the gardens include a hand-made rustic trellis, antique urns and iron fencing, and large iron utilitarian farm pots that are planted with favorites from year to year.

Persons associated with the garden include: Kirkland (former owner, 1799- ); William A. and Susan Washington Graham and family members (former owners, 1842-1977); Thomas Paxton (landscape gardener, 1842)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC093
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb603e8ee37-0a01-4669-b4fc-9400bc8f0935
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32887

Menands -- The Highlands

Former owner:
Sage, Henry  Search this
Batcheller, Hiland G.  Search this
Nahl, Mary K.  Search this
Episcopal Dioceses of Albany  Search this
Provenance:
Fort Orange Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Highlands (Menands, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Albany County -- Menands
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans and other information.
General:
Located on 23 acres in the city of Menands, NY the Highlands garden estate was created by the Batcheller family starting in 1927 when they bought the Henry "Heff" Sage estate. The Batcheller's then embarked upon an expansion of the gardens by installing ponds and adding trees and flowers. In 1945 tragedy struck the family when their beloved son was killed in World War II. In dedication to him, the Primrose Path and Garden was created and a statue modeled after St. Francis was placed there to honor him. Near the house the glass enclosed conservatory, with its beautiful tile floor and center fountain housed exotic orchids, camellias and gardenias. Attached to the conservatory, a greenhouse was filled with blooming geraniums, primroses, hyacinths, tulips and snapdragons in preparation for planting.
Outside, a stone terrace enclosed by a yew hedge, a border of roses and two dogwood trees afforded a lovely setting for outdoor dining. Flowering azaleas, rhododendrons and dogwoods framed the large expanse of lawn and led to the Tea House and down the colorful Primrose Path. Several pools, ponds and fountains formed the focal points of both formal and informal gardens. Garden chairs were placed so one can enjoy the tranquil setting.
Throughout all seasons, Highlands was a symphony of horticultural expression. In the spring, flowering azaleas, rhododendrons and dogwoods framed the large expanse of lawns. In the summer, riotous displays of perennials and annuals bloomed in the borders and cutting garden. The flaming red and yellow fall color of maples and dogwoods were followed by the quiet snow-covered landscape in winter. This was a garden created during a period of uncertain economic and political times in American history. While it followed beautiful plans and discipline, the garden was above all a labor of love, a rich horticultural experience and a testament to their creativity and passion for design and gardening to be enjoyed by family and friends.
Persons associated with the garden include: Henry Sage (former owner, unknown-1927); Hiland G. Batcheller (former owner, 1927-1969); Episcopal Dioceses of Albany (former owner, 1969-1982), and Mary K. Nahl (former owner, 1982-1997).
Related Materials:
The Highlands related holdings consist of 1 folder (26 35 mm slides (photographs); 1 reference compact disk)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Menands  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY471
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/kb6f19acc75-da58-46a2-b429-d070fc61c072
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26848
Online Media:

[The Highlands]: Poinsettia, Hibiscus, Orchids and Camellia in the Conservatory surrounding the center fountain.

Photographer:
Batcheller, Hiland G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
The Highlands (Menands, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Albany County -- Menands
Date:
1940.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Menands  Search this
Poinsettias  Search this
Hibiscus  Search this
Camellias  Search this
Cymbidium  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY471025
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY471: Menands -- The Highlands
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61cb3fc5c-1994-481b-84ba-b5b617898188
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27955

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