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Radnor -- Montrose

Former owner:
Townsend, John Barnes, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Paul And Ford  Search this
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Paul, Oglesby  Search this
Architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Montrose (Radnor, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles. Three 35 mm. slides are not catalogued.
Former Title:
Montrose
General:
Under the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. John Townsend, the property covered about 36 acres. It was planned and planted by Oglesby Paul in 1915. The property was sold in 1977 to Sun Co. for use as a management training center for the company and its subsidiaries. Additional buildings were erected on the site. In 1998, Villanova University bought the site and renamed it The Villanova Conference Center.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes Townsend (former owners, 1914-?); Oglesby Paul (landscape architect); Wilson Eyre (architect); Sun Company (former owner, 1977-1998); and Villanova University (owner, 1998-present).
Related Materials:
The Villanova Conference Center related holdings consist of 3 folders (4 35 mm. slides and 5 photoprints)
Additional images located in Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
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J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.

Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Radnor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, File PA048
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Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Pennsylvania
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Archives of American Gardens
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Radnor -- Montrose

Former owner:
Townsend, John Barnes, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Paul, Oglesby  Search this
Paul And Ford  Search this
Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc., Nurseryman  Search this
Architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor
Montrose (Radnor, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1925-1943
Scope and Contents note:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles. Three 35 mm. slides are not catalogued.
Former Title:
Montrose
General note:
Under the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. John Townsend, the property covered about 36 acres. It was planned and planted by Oglesby Paul in 1915. The property was sold in 1977 to Sun Co. for use as a management training center for the company and its subsidiaries. Additional buildings were erected on the site. In 1998, Villanova University bought the site and renamed it The Villanova Conference Center.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes Townsend (former owners, 1914-?); Oglesby Paul (landscape architect); Wilson Eyre (architect); Sun Company (former owner, 1977-1998); and Villanova University (owner, 1998-present).
Related Archival Materials note:
Additional images located in Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Radnor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File PA048
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania
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Archives of American Gardens
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Radnor -- The Villanova Conference Center

Former owner:
Townsend, John Barnes, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Paul And Ford  Search this
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Paul, Oglesby  Search this
Architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Montrose (Radnor, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles. Three 35 mm. slides are not catalogued.
Former Title:
Montrose
General:
Under the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. John Townsend, the property covered about 36 acres. It was planned and planted by Oglesby Paul in 1915. The property was sold in 1977 to Sun Co. for use as a management training center for the company and its subsidiaries. Additional buildings were erected on the site. In 1998, Villanova University bought the site and renamed it The Villanova Conference Center.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes Townsend (former owners, 1914-?); Oglesby Paul (landscape architect); Wilson Eyre (architect); Sun Company (former owner, 1977-1998); and Villanova University (owner, 1998-present).
Related Materials:
The Villanova Conference Center related holdings consist of 3 folders (4 35 mm. slides and 5 photoprints)
Additional images located in Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970

J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
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 -- Radnor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA048
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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Archives of American Gardens
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Providence -- Aldrich House and Gardens

Former owner:
Aldrich, Nelson Senator  Search this
Aldrich, Winthrop W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Innocenti, Umberto  Search this
Sculptor:
Greenbaum, Dorothea S.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Aldrich House and Gardens (Providence, R.I.)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Providence County -- Providence
General:
"The Aldrich House and Gardens were given to The Rhode Island Historical Society in December 1974 by the heirs of Winthrop W. Aldrich. The Federal-style home was the residence of the Aldrich family. The landscape architect Umberto Innocenti designed the gardens."
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Senator Nelson Aldrich (former owner in the early 1890s); Winthrop W. Aldrich (former owner); Umberto Innocenti (landscape architect); Dorothea Greenbaum (sculptor of bronze "Girl with a Bird");and the Rhode Island Historical Society (current owner).
Related Materials:
Aldrich House and Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 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:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Providence  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI107
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
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Archives of American Gardens
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Knoxville -- Boxwood (Knoxville, Tennessee)

Former owner:
Sanford, Alfred Fanton  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Boxwood (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox County -- Knoxville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheets, a photocopy of a paper on Knoxville gardens with information about Boxwood, and a copy of the University of Tennessee finding aid.
General:
This garden was designed between 1923 and 1930 by the Olmsted Brothers firm for Alfred Fanton Sanford, a prominent Knoxville businessman who in 1928 sold his newspaper, the Knoxville Journal and Tribune, in order to pursue a lifelong dream of developing an arboretum containing an example of every tree native to Tennessee. The arboretum encompassed 20 acres. Design elements included by the Olmsteds for Boxwood included formal gardens and water features. Detailed documentation, including contemporary photographs, planting lists, plans, and correspondence, may be found in the Olmsted Archives at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts. The A. F. Sanford Arboretum Records at the University of Tennessee Special Collections Library, Knoxville, includes seven boxes of record books documenting the plants present in the arboretum between 1930 and 1941. After Sanford's death in 1946 the arboretum was subdivided, although most of the land is now occupied by Boxwood Park, named for Sanford's home.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1923-1930) and Alfred Fanton Sanford (former owner, ca. 1920-1946).
Related Materials:
Boxwood (Knoxville, Tennessee) related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN024
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
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Archives of American Gardens
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Knoxville -- Rostrevor

Former owner:
Ross, William C. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
McNabb, Helen R.  Search this
Plantsman:
Adams, Paul  Search this
Architect:
Barber & McMurry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rostrevor (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox County -- Knoxville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheets, copies of a talk by W. R. McNabb on Knoxville gardens, photocopies of correspondence regarding Rostrevor and other Knoxville gardens, copies of the "routine of work" for Rostrevor, and other information.
General:
Rostrevor was the garden of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ross; its elements were installed primarily between 1911 and 1928. In the latter year the Rosses added a formal garden largely of their own design, said to be based on one they had admired at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Terraces and a pergola provided the framework for plantings in bloom from March until November. The 12-acre site also included a rock garden made by Paul Adams, extensive lawns bordered by flowering shrubs, elms for shade, and a swimming pool. Most of the images are copies of originals commissioned about 1935 by Mrs. Ross.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ross (former owners, 1911-1968); Helen R. McNabb (former owner, 1968-1972); Paul Adams (plantsman); and Barber & McMurry (architects, ca. 1911-1928).
Related Materials:
Rostrevor related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 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 -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN028
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
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Columbia -- Hampton-Preston House and Garden

Former owner:
Hall, Ainsley  Search this
Hampton, Wade General, 1818-1902  Search this
Hampton, Mary Cantey  Search this
Preston, John  Search this
Moses, Emma  Search this
Moses, Franklin J.  Search this
Ursuline Convent (Columbia, South Carolina)  Search this
Chicora College for Women  Search this
Presbyterian Institute for Women (Columbia, South Carolina)  Search this
Westerveldt Children's Academy  Search this
Landscape designer:
Hampton, Mary Cantey  Search this
Landscape architect:
Dargan, Hugh  Search this
Architect:
Yates & Phillips  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hampton-Preston House and Garden (Columbia, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Richland County -- Columbia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden designs, narrative histories of the house and garden and its restoration, photocopies of publications featuring the garden, and other information.
General:
Originally built in 1818, the Hampton-Preston House has been restored to reflect the years 1835-1855. Likewise, the gardens have been restored to reflect the ante-bellum period. During the 19th century the garden was described as one of the most extensive and elaborate town gardens in the United States, and included rare plants, shrubs, trees, fountains, and arbors. Plantings included magnolias and cedars. Destroyed in the 1940s, the garden was restored in the 1980s; landscape architect Hugh Dargan spent three years on the project. Plant material known to have been used during the residency of Mary Cantey Hampton in the 19th century dominates the landscape.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Ainsley Hall (former owner, 1820-1823); General Wade Hampton (former owner, 1823-1848); Mary Cantey Hampton (former owner and landscape designer, 1823-1848); John Preston (former owner, ca. 1848); Franklin J. and Emma Moses (former owners, ca. 1870); Hugh Dargan (landscape architect, 1980s); Yates & Phillips (architects); the Ursuline Convent (former owners, 1890-1915); the Presbyterian Institute for Women (former owner); Chicora College for Women (former owner); and Westerveldt Children's Academy (former owner).
Related Materials:
Hampton-Preston House and Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 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:
Gardens -- South Carolina -- Columbia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC032
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12467

Asheville -- French Broad River Garden Club Foundation Gardens

Landscape architect:
Ogden, Doan R.  Search this
Former owner:
Ruland, Julia M.  Search this
Hess, E. A. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Coston, J. A. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Dean, S. C.  Search this
Designer:
Godfrey, Charles E., Jr.  Search this
Griffin, Robert S.  Search this
Gardener:
Alexander, Kirk  Search this
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Horticuturist:
Towe, Alex  Search this
Owner:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
French Broad River Garden Club Foundation Gardens (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans, landscape plan, plan list, and brochures.
General:
The French Broad River Garden Club sponsored a project to help women with limited incomes conserve and utilize native plant materials to create and market Christmas decorations. Because of its charitable and educational activities, the Club won "foundation" status. Land was purchased in 1958, and an old log cabin was re-erected on the property to house this expanding industry. A small log cabin was added to the property in 1960. A tool shed and green house were added in 1965 and 1967; and a large log cabin was added as a meeting space in 1971. In 1990, the gardens were torn up and re designed and the buildings were moved because the adjacent highway was widened. "Theme" herb gardens were created by club members as a part of this new design. Themes include medicinal, Biblical, fragrance, industrial and dye garden, and Cherokee. The gardens are maintained in a cooperative effort by the club members.They are now used to share ideas and techniques for gardening as well as to demonstrate the many uses of plants. The gardens continue to support the Foundation in its endeavor charitable contributions through sales of plants and plant material.
Persons and organizations associated with the site include: Julia M. Ruland (former owner, ? to 1910); E. A. Hess and wife (former owners, 1910-1956); J. A. Coston and wife (former owners, 1956-1958); S. C. Dean (former owner, May 1958-August 1958); French Broad River Garden Club Foundation, Inc. (present owners, 1958-present); Doan Ogden (landscape architect, 1959); Charles Godfrey, Jr., ASLA (garden designer, 1991); Kirk Alexander (planter of foundation plantings, 1992); Alex Towe (boxwood horticulturist, 1991); and Robert Griffin, AIA (designer, 1990).
Related Materials:
French Broad River Garden Club Foundation Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 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:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC054
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
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12951

Asheville -- J. Allan Zabriskie Garden

Landscape designer:
Zabriskie, J. Allan  Search this
Gardener:
Zabriskie, J. Allan  Search this
Architect:
Gaines, Henry  Search this
Former owner:
Phillips, Eugene J.  Search this
Phillips, Dorothy  Search this
Biltmore Forest Company  Search this
Z. B. Robinson Construction Engineering Corporation  Search this
All Souls Church (Asheville, North Carolina)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
J. Allan Zabriskie Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located in the Biltmore Forest section of Asheville, this garden, established in 1962, was significantly altered and redesigned in the 1990s by J. Allan Zabriskie. A water feature with a streambed of rocks and a recirculating pool of water was added. Existing garden areas were replanted and a bank of plantings off the south side of the house was improved. These plantings have a natural appearance and include many native plants. Hemlock and rhododendron planted many years ago provide a screen between the house and its neighbors. Hemlock and oakleaf hydrangea are planted along the border between the lawn and the woodlands to the east of the property. The water feature and the bank to the right of it are planted with ferns, cathedral bells, dog hoble, dwarf evergreens, azaleas, boxwood, and maple. In the beds along the patio are shrubs such as holly, hydrangea, and dwarf fir, and perennials such as purple coneflower, balloon flower, and euphorbia. Some annuals such as zinnias and impatiens are added each year.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: the Biltmore Forest Company (former owner, before 1957); the Z. B. Robinson Construction Engineering Corporation (former owner, 1957-1960); Eugene J. and Dorothy Phillips (former owners, 1960-1961); All Souls Church (former owner, 1961-1998); Henry Gaines (architect, 1959); and J. Allan Zabriskie (landscape designer and gardener, 1998).
Related Materials:
J. Allan Zabriskie Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 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:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC055
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
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12952

Asheville -- Killian Ridge Garden

Former owner:
Emmet, Richard Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ogden, Doan R.  Search this
Builder:
Deck House MFG.  Search this
Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Killian Ridge Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, copy of landscape drawing, and landscape plan with plant list.
General:
It is seldom that a house is built with the landscape designs already planned. The original owners of this property had Landscape Architect Doan Ogden design the site for their house before it was built. It is nearly entirely dependent on foliage and texture. The house itself takes up nearly all the flat area of the lot and consequently the garden areas are long and narrow. Other houses are not visible from the 1.5 acre property and all the living rooms of the house are designed to take advantage of the views. The garden is designed for ease of maintenance. The extraordinary view serves as a constant inspiration. Over the years, some trees have matured, died and have been replaced or removed. The walkway has been paved rather than the original crushed stone. However, the property remains, remarkably, true to the original design. The current owners have added a "grass garden" to an area where the trees had been lost to storms.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Richard Emmet (former owners, 1970-1996); Mr. Doan Ogden (Landscape Architect, 1972); "Deck House" MFG Post and Beam Construction, Acton, Mass. (Builder).
Related Materials:
Killian Ridge Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 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:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC058
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
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Asheville -- Meadow Rue

Architect:
Griffin, Robert S.  Search this
Former owner:
Hughes, Roger  Search this
Landscape architect:
Balowyk, Michael  Search this
Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Meadow Rue (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and feature plans.
General:
The gardens are located primarily within a fenced-in area. The back wall of the garden is a stepped wall with "antique" garden art built into it, serving as a backdrop for the boxwood parterre. Surrounding the gardens are woods-screening the garden and home from the neighbors. Espaliered trees create small fences, breaking up sections of the gardens. In the blue garden, the wisteria arbor anchors the garden with purple, blue, and lavender flowers surrounding it.
This garden was re-documented in 2013. The formal boxwood parterres in the walled garden now contain urns, statuary and other garden ornaments. White-flowered container plants and topiary boxwood in containers are featured, but vegetables, herbs and other colored flowers are no longer planted. Plants with family connections have been transplanted from a previous home, including rhododendrons that were installed outside the walled area along the driveway and peonies. The two acre property has a woodlands garden surrounding the walled garden, where the native trees and shrubbery have matured, forming an evergreen privacy screen. An open porch has been added that blends seamlessly with the country French style of the house, provides space for outdoor entertaining and contains urns of boxwood and topiary.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hughes (former owners, 1994-2006); Robert Griffin, ATA (architect, 1994); and Michael Balowyk (landscape architect, 1994- ).
Related Materials:
Meadow Rue related holdings consist of 2 folders (10 35 mm. slides (photographs); 17 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC061
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Asheville -- Gussie's Garden Garden

Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gussie's Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and feature plans.
General:
From the street, privacy is attained with a wooded hollow full of ferns at the entry. The garden itself is primarily located in the rear of the house on a natural berm with a backdrop of tall trees bordering the Blue Ridge Parkway. The native area supports a wide variety of plant material and is a true sound buffer for the traffic beyond. It is a "perennial border' about 100 feet long and about 30 feet deep. On one end, the lawn drops to woods and a creek. On the other side, the lawn ends in woods with an informal wood post pagoda used for dining or for relaxing in a hammock. Quite removed from the house, the shelter affords a place to survey the activities of children on the lawn and driveway. The depth of the bed is divided by a gravel and flagstone walkway providing access to the beds. An outstanding feature of the garden is the great clumps of perennials that have reached substantial size in the ten years of its existence. The garden is best viewed across a rather wide lawn from the long deck on the rear of the house where the family eats and entertains. No neighboring houses can be seen from the house or yard. The whole yard surrounding the 3,500 square foot house maintains an informality complementing the gray shingled mountain home.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: John Rogers, AIA (architect, 1992); and Kerney McNeil (builder, 1992).
Related Materials:
Gussie's Garden Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC063
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Asheville -- Armstrong Garden

Landscape designer:
Godfrey, Charles E., Jr.  Search this
Landscape planner:
Alexander, Kirk  Search this
Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Armstrong Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and feature plans.
General:
This garden is located in a suburb of Asheville at 2,200 feet altitude. It was designed and built simultaniously with the construction of the 5,000 square foot French Chateau-style house. The garden is located across the width of the rear of the house. A large waterfall and "stream" run the breadth of the house; and are visible from the many terraces of the property. Most of the flowers are white and pale pink. There are urns and toppled jardinieres with flowers flowing from them. A vegetable garden was added in 1999 on the northwest portion of the lawn with decorative fencing. This vegetable garden is protected from the deer population of the area. There are three levels of the back lawn. They include the terrace areas, a waterfall area, and a higher lawn with tall trees to provide privacy in the rear. The front of the house looks down a significant slope to the street with naturalistic plantings among the trees. Immaculately maintained by the owners, the gardens exude a "Continental flavor."
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Architectural Accents (1985-1986); Richard Thornton, RA (1985); Charles E. Godfrey, Jr. (landscape, 1986); April Carder (landscape, 1986); and Kirk Alexander (landscape plan, 1987).
Related Materials:
Armstrong Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC064
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Asheville -- Elmore Garden

Landscape architect:
Alexander, Kirk  Search this
Architect:
Parker, Charles N., d. 1961  Search this
Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Elmore Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet; site map; and garden tour brochure.
General:
A small garden setting with boxwood and paths connect four different areas. A pond with waterfall defines a large terrace area planted with a variety of perennials and shrubs. An herb garden is nested by a greenhouse. A vegetable garden, behind the locust arbor and fence adds to the interest as does a double perennial border behind the boxwood hedge. Many different species of plant material can be found in these gardens, bound together by hedge and walk.
Persons and/or organizations associated with the property include: Caude and Genevieve Smith (former owners, 1949-1986); Charles N. Parker (architect, 1949); and Kirk Alexander (landscape architect, 1990 and 1998).
Related Materials:
Elmore Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC067
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Asheville -- Obolensky Garden

Landscape architect:
Ogden, Doan R.  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Obolensky Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet; site map; copy of watercolor landscape plan; and plant list and work detail for original design.
General:
The street view of this typical 1950s ranch house belies the specimen gardens in the rear. The lot slopes back from the street to a spring fed creek with a log cabin beside running water. The cabin is used as a guest house. The garden is laced with naturalistic paths all converging at the log house in the rear. The paths are edged with fern, wildflowers and specimen rhododendron plants. Near the house, a terrace provides a place for alfresco dining and bird watching.
Persons and/or organizations associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Keener (former owners, 1956-1998); and Doan R. Odgen (landscape architect, 1956).
Related Materials:
Obolensky Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC068
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Asheville -- English Country Garden in Western North Carolina

Former owner:
Adams, Junius Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Parker, Charles N., d. 1961  Search this
Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
English Country Garden in Western North Carolina (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, plat; site map; garden tour pamphlet; and Judge Junius G. Adams House: An Architectural History for nomination in National Register of Historic Places, by Daniel J. Vivian.
General:
The Judge Junius G. Adams house is a Tudor Revival-style residence built in 1921 in the Asheville development, Biltmore Forest. The landscape retains many of its historic features. A curvilinear driveway leads from Stuyvesant Drive to the rear of the house and terminates in a circle. Several mature oak trees stand in the front yeard. A dense band of trees wraps along the east side of the property, providing a visual buffer from passing traffic ; and the rear of the property is also heavily forested. Areas around the main house--the gardener's residence and the pool house--are landscaped with a variety of rhododendrons, mountain laurels, azaleas, forsythias, and boxwoods. Along the west side of the pool house is a terrace with flowerbeds.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Judge Junius Adams (former owner, 1921-1933); Burnham S. Colburn (former owner, 1933-1938); Daniel and Eleanor McCarthy (former owners, 1933-1979); Peter Hall (former owner, 1980-1998); Charles N. Parker (architect, 1921); and Anthony Loid (architect of renovations, 1940).
Related Materials:
English Country Garden in Western North Carolina related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC070
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Asheville -- Owen Garden

Former owner:
Owen, Charles Dexter  Search this
Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Owen Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, publications and feature plans.
General:
The 3 1/2 acre property is a collection of over 40 varieties of rhodendron. The house is situated on the back third of the property with a full wall of rhododendron cascading over a 50 foot long brick wall on the parking area. The front terrace of the house looks out onto a huge outdoor "room" surrounded by a five foot holly hedge. Perennial beds in each corner soften the view. Beyond the hedge are raised beds for tomatoes, which are hidden from view. Total privacy is maintained in the garden by 60 foot trees around three sides of the property. On the street side, scattered trees remain with rhododendrons throughout. Only the side of the house is visible from the street.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Charles Dexter Owen (former owner, 1933-1970); Anthony Lord (architect, 1933 and 1970); Charles Owen Dexter (plants, 1933-1970); De La Terre Landscapes (fences, 2003); Allen Roderick (tool shed, 2006); and Nexus (greenhouse, 2006).
Related Materials:
Owen Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC074
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Blowing Rock -- The Cottage Garden

Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Cottage Garden (Blowing Rock, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Blowing Rock
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and site maps.
General:
The property consists of 3.73 acres. The original house on the property was removed. A parking area and a few stone retaining walls remain from the previous owners. Access to the new Gothic-style house, located in the center of the property, required a series of stairs and walkways to connect the house to the existing parking area. The design called for stairs placed on an axis with the front door of the house for a grand vista in the classical style. The very top is a double switchback with stairs at a stone wall and niche for sculpture. The lower sets of stairs were built with cheek walls and a pedestal positions for urns or ornamentation. The final set of stairs were in a new retaining wall that created a level drive at the front door. Within the circular loop drive, perennial beds were laid out on semi-circular gravel paths. The property also incorporated a cottage garden and woodland garden. An "electric" mix of evergreens, deciduous flowering shrubs, groundcovers, perennials and annuals cover the landscape. "Organized chaos with an emphasis on organized" characterize the landscape designers' style.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Betsy Alexander Patterson (former owner, ?-1915); Mildred Patterson Beard (former owner, 1915-1980); Alexander Patterson Beard (former owner, 1980-1996); Sammy Greeson (architect); Laura Bischofs-Himmelman (landscape designer, 1997); Robert Arner Himmelman (landscape designer, 1997); and Virginia Bullman (sculptor for garden statuary)
Related Materials:
The Cottage Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Blowing Rock  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC065
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Charlotte -- Elizabeth Lawrence Garden

Landscape designer:
Lawrence, Elizabeth, 1904-1985  Search this
Provenance:
French Broad River Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Elizabeth Lawrence Garden (Charlotte, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Mecklenburg County -- Charlotte
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, research papers (2004), magazine articles, copies of newspaper article, woody plant list (June 2005), Elizabeth Lawrence Garden foundation mission, and site maps.
Biographical / Historical:
Elizabeth Lawrence, author of A Southern Garden (1942) and other garden-related books.
General:
Established in 1949 by Elizabeth Lawrence, the property has no lawn. The entire property, only 75x225 feet, includes a parking area, driveway, and house. The remaining space is plantings and pathways. A narrow path between a bamboo hedge and a fence covered with garden tiles provides the garden entrance. In the back, intricately designed partiers are outlined with stone. Numerous seating areas and small statuary are found throughout the garden. Designed for privacy in a neighborhood of close neighbors, Elizabeth Lawrence used the garden as a laboratory and sat at a desk overlooking the garden. The garden was renovated in 1986 and is maintained by a devotee of her work. According to the Garden Conservancy, the structure of the garden remains "essentially the same and as much as sixty percent of Lawrence's own plantings continue to prosper." The Friends of the Elizabeth Lawrence Garden, with the Garden Conservancy, was formed to preserve the garden.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Elizabeth Lawrence (former owner, 1949-1984), James Sommers (former owner, 1984-1986); Elizabeth Lawrence (landscape designer); David Wagner, AIA (remodel architect); Steve Del Vecchio (gardener); Mecklenburg County Master Gardeners (volunteer project); Charlotte Garden Club, affiliated with Mint Museum (volunteer in garden); and Friends of Elizabeth Lawrence (foundation for preservation).
Related Materials:
Elizabeth Lawrence Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 35 mm. slides)
Archives of Elizabeth Lawrence located at North Carolina State University.
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 -- North Carolina -- Charlotte  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC071
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Saluda -- Pearson's Falls

Former owner:
Pearson, Charles William  Search this
Pearson, Giles  Search this
Naturalist:
Peattie, Donald Culross  Search this
Author:
Peattie, Donald Culross  Search this
Botanist:
Freeman, Oliver M.  Search this
Owner:
Tryon Garden Club  Search this
Gardener:
Tryon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pearson's Falls (Saluda, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Saluda
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet with additional information about individuals associated with the garden, site plans, a copy of Donald Culross Peattie's booklet about the site, and copies of brochures and newspaper articles.
General:
Pearson's Falls is a 267-acre tract of land that the Tryon Garden Club of Tryon, NC, rescued from development in 1931. The falls were discovered by Charles William Pearson, a young engineer searching for a route for the Southern Railway in 1876. He purchased the land and it remained in the Pearson family until it was bought by the Tryon Garden Club. It is maintained today by a caretaker and volunteers from the club. Within the tract a wild flower garden and preserve are maintained. It is located in an unusual climatic area in the Blue Ridge Mountains called the "Isothermal Belt," where the winters are lighter and the summers longer, providing unusual growth possibilities. Located on Colt Creek just before it joins the Pacolet River, the garden preserve has over 200 species of wild flowers growing in the granite rocks and loamy soil along the creek. The garden walk follows the creek up to the 90-foot falls. There are blooms except in deepest snow. The property, which is open to the public for a small fee, is truly one of the gems of preservation of a natural garden and provides significant opportunities for study and wild flower identification.
Persons and organizations associated with the site include: Charles William Pearson (former owner, 1876-1903); Giles Pearson (former owner, 1903-1931); Donald Culross Peattie (naturalist and author); Oliver M. Freeman (botanist); and the Tryon Garden Club (owners and gardeners, 1931 to date).
Related Materials:
Pearson's Falls related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Saluda  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC053
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