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Pasadena -- The Paul and Georgianna Erskine Garden

Former owner:
Miller, Morris Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Nurseryman:
Miller, Morris Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Colby, Horace  Search this
Yoch, James J.  Search this
Architect:
Cox, Thomas Batchelor  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Paul and Georgianna Erskine Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and a garden plan.
General:
Established 1937, this one-acre garden is on a wedge-shaped site which was contoured to fit into a sloping hillside and configured to include all of the elements which are typically identified with outdoor California entertaining and living. Its original owner was a nurseryman interested in landscape design, and many of the landscape features date from his development of the property. Beds of azaleas and camellias were interspersed with a collection of ferns and gardenias. Liquid amber (gum) trees were planted to recall the fall foliage of the east and to complement the colonial southeastern style of the house. Since 1961 the current owners have made many changes to the original design. A brick terrace flush with the lawn with steps down from the house was added. In the 1980s damage from storms and falling trees led to the current design of "garden rooms." The rose garden has been enlarged to include an extended arbor and a folly has been constructed in the south beds. New varieties have been added to the azalea and camellia collections, including a Camellia reticulata 'Howard Asper'. Other plants include a lace-cap hydrangea brought as a cutting from a private garden off Cape Cod and a Vireya rhododendron from the Strybing Arboretum. The rose garden features many gift roses, but especially the cluster-flowered 'Iceberg'.
This garden was originally documented for the Archives of American Gardens in 2001. An update of the garden documentation was provided in 2012.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Morris Miller (former owners and nurseryman, 1937-1961); Horace Colby (landscape architect, 1937); James J. Yoch (landscape architect, 1981); and Thomas Batchelor Cox (architect, 1981).
Related Materials:
The Paul and Georgianna Erskine Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (8 35 mm slides; 6 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA260
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Pasadena -- Brumder Garden, The

Former owner:
Spinks, Margaret  Search this
Architect:
Greene, Henry Mather  Search this
Greene, Charles Sumner, 1868-1957  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Brumder Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, narrative descriptions of slides, garden map, and copies of architectural drawings.
General:
The California property is situated on 1 ½ acres overlooking the San Gabriel Mountains. The 'California Bungalow' house, a shingle-clad wooden house, was designed in 1909 by the Greene Brothers, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene. The planting plans of the grounds were established in 1969 by a local garden designer. The designer introduced Vinca major as the primary ground cover in the arroyo and selected trees such as camphors, maples, flowering peaches, tabebuias, eucalyptus, crape myrtle, pittosporums, jacarandas, Liquidambar, and Albizia julibrissin to place around the property. The landscape design was enhanced by the addition of outdoor entertaining areas and gardens in 1989. Brick is an important element on the property. There are brick stanchions at either side of the west end of the driveway, the foundation of the house and related planter boxes and platforms are made of brick. Some of the brick is 'clinker' brick -- an especially hard-fired, misshapen brick the Greene Brothers used for its unique character.
Persons and organizations associated with the property: Margaret Spinks (former owner, 1909); Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz (former owners); Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene (architects, 1909); John Catlin (landscape architect, 1969); Isabelle Greene (landscape architect, 1989)
Related Materials:
The Brumder Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA443
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
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Archives of American Gardens
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Pasadena -- The Williamson Garden

Landscape designer:
Cox, Thomas Batchelor  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Williamson Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and site plans.
General:
The Monterrey Colonial style house was designed and built in 1997. Thomas Batchellor Cox created the gardens as a series of connected rooms bound by formal clipped hedges, potted citrus and an olive walk. Featured within are a rose garden, perennial garden, and a central courtyard with raised pool.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Thomas Batchellor Cox (landscape designer, 1997); David Serrurier (landscape designer, 1997); and Leigh Talmo (gardener, 1997).
Related Materials:
The Williamson Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA452
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Pasadena -- The Barber Garden

Landscape architect:
Bashford, Katherine  Search this
Architect:
Coate, Roland E.  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Barber Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheet and site plans.
General:
In 1925, the owners commissioned architect Roland Coate to design a Monterey Colonial Revival style home. Less than an acre, the property is set on a bank of the Arroyo Seco. Katherine Bashford designed the gardens on this long, rectangular-shaped property. Bashford blended traditional European elements, with "California spirit." The front and back gardens are balanced on either side of the house and use an eclectic mix of materials. After several owners, the current owner added rounded concrete edging and renovated the gardens back to the original plan.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barber (former owner, 1925-1975); Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morris (former owners, 1975-1996); Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frank (former owners, 1996-2003); Roland Coate (architect, 1925); Katherine Bashford (landscape architect, 1926); Grayson Barber (gardener, 1926-1975); and Jolley Frank (garden designer, 1996-present).
Related Materials:
The Barber Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA453
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24341

Pasadena -- Casa Contenta

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Casa Contenta (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheet and site plans.
General:
The present owners transformed this space with landscaped gardens. The cylindrical shaped lot was contoured to include a large sloping hillside in back. The gardens in front and back include "all the elements of outdoor California entertaining and living." On the upper back level of the property, the large open patio was redesigned to overlook rolling grass and a linear lap pool. Beyond the pool, an intimate garden for two with table, chairs and umbrella was designed. The purpose of this garden was to create a garden room within the formal garden surrounded by perennials, shrubs and grasses. When standing on the upper patio, the tall oak tree draws one's eyes beyond the formal gardens into the far distance of pine trees creating a park-like setting for the property. The variety of plants in this area include: blue westringia, stachy byzantina, rosemary, variegated eulalia grass,...etc. A large space in front of the house was enclosed to create a lush walled garden with water fountain.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Stan Hahn (former owners, 1957-?); Robert Coberly (former owner, ?-1998); Jock Sewall (architect, 1998); Rick Button (landscape designer, 1998); and Albert Barrios (gardener, 1998); Robert Perry (pool designer, 1998).
Related Materials:
Casa Contenta related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA454
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
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Archives of American Gardens
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Pasadena -- Olin and Ann Barrett Garden, The

Landscape architect:
Bartos, Mark  Search this
Architect:
Offenhauser, Bob Ray  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Olin and Ann Barrett Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheet, narrative description and site plans.
General:
This 1.5 acre property is situated on the top of a hill with gardens on three sides of the main house. To the wet, a steep curving driveway lined with tall oleander trees and bordered with a variety of shrubs, plants and mature trees leads to the motor court edged with brick. The crushed granite of the motor court gives way to two "rugs" made of square paving stones interlaced with grass. Box hedges surround lemon trees on both sides of the front door--a theme repeated throughout the gardens. The lap pool in the swimming pool garden is adjoined by two ponds filled with aquatic plants, including papyrus, water lilies and cannas. Shrub borders surround the enclosed pool area. At the west end, a succulent bed with aloes and agaves makes a dramatic statement. A grapevine-covered pergola outside the fence is placed beside a small citrus groves. To the south, surrounded on three sides by the house, is a formal square courtyard garden, a quiet retreat dominated by the sound of water cascading into tiled basins. A stone and brick trellis covered with rose "Shot Silk" forms the fourth side of the square. The loggia on the east side offers shade during the hot summer months.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Bob Ray Offenhauser (architect, 1968) and Mark Bartos (landscape architect, 2001-2005).
Related Materials:
The Olin and Ann Barrett Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Courtyard gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA455
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Pasadena -- Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mallace

Gardener:
Hernandez, Tobias  Search this
Hernandez, Alejandro  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mallace (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes an information sheet, a features plan, a slide view plan and a slide list.
Varying Form:
Las Terrazas, formerly known as.
General:
The Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mallace (formerly known as Las Terrazas) is situated on two terraces of a penthouse; each terrace which received southern exposure, is about four hundred square feet. The terrace gardens were designed using a combination of Mediterranean and drought-tolerant plants. The first terrace is planted with boxed rosemary, white oleander, citrus, and pomegranate trees and plumbago plants and a variety of geraniums. In Anduze pots are miniature lemon, blood orange, and kumquat trees. Additionally a copper urn was converted in to a fountain. The second terrace, off of the living and dining room, is trellised for privacy with variegated ivy and angle winged Jasmine. Potted fig, kumquat, lemon, and miniature orange trees are in keeping with the Mediterranean theme.
Persons associated with the garden include: Tobias and Alejandro Hernandez (gardeners, 2005-)
Related Materials:
Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mallace related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides (photographs))
See others in:
Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mallace, 2005-2007.
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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA459
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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San Marino -- Volk Garden

Landscape architect:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Photographer:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Volk Garden (San Marino, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- San Marino
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and release forms. Seventeen slides depicting this garden between 1985 and 1992 comprise part of the Robert M. Fletcher Collection in the Archives of American Gardens, while 12 slides taken in 1999 are part of the Garden Club of America Collection in the Archives of American Gardens.
General:
This .75-acre garden was established in 1983. Landscape architect Robert M. Fletcher was active in its design between 1983 and 1989. Although the house is in the Colonial Revival style, the garden is diverse in both style and plantings, and parts of it reflect Fletcher's interest in xeriscaping. A large California sycamore tree (Platanus racemosa) highlights the front garden, while the lawn is bordered by a deep perennial border with many 'Iceberg' roses. A flowering dogwood is adjacent to the house. The rear garden has many interesting planting beds. Bearded iris flank one brick walkway.
Persons associated with the property include: Robert M. Fletcher (landscape architect and photographer).
Related Materials:
Volk Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (29 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Robert M. Fletcher Collection ca. 1979-1995.
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 -- California -- San Marino  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA346
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24387

San Marino -- Kully Garden

Former owner:
Schatzman, M.D., Mrs.  Search this
Schatzman, M.D., Mr.  Search this
Hind, Carla Barker  Search this
Hind, William O.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Hoffman, Charles  Search this
Caitlin, John  Search this
Bartos, Mark  Search this
Photographer:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Architect:
Kelley, H. Roy  Search this
Nurseryman:
Burkard, Frank  Search this
Artist:
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Ceramicist:
Meeker, Ray  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kully Garden (San Marino, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- San Marino
Scope and Contents:
The folders include photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
The garden and house were first designed in 1939 on a flat ¾ acre property in San Marino, a small suburb of Los Angeles 30 miles from the coast. The area has a Mediterranean-like climate that receives approximately 14 inches of rain per year, in the winter only. Original to the front is a large lawn with Viburnum suspensum hedges on each side. Past the driveway, original concrete blocks surround the courtyard, and continue around both sides of the house and the perimeter of the rear garden. The original rear garden was mostly lawn, edged by a narrow path, hedges of Viburnum suspensum and an assortment of trees, including three large Quercus agrifolia, the coast live oak most common to this area. Still in existence from 1939 are the mature Plantanus ramosa (California sycamore) at the courtyard entrance. The second owners, in the 1960s turned part of the back lawn into lathe houses for their camellia collection, replacing some of the Viburnum suspensum with camellia specimens, which still exist.
After the original owners sold the property in 1960, it was owned by a second family for nearly a decade before being sold a third time to the present owners in 1969. Since the present owners bought the property, the gardens have undergone multiple revisions by four landscape architects, including the notable Robert Fletcher, who worked intermittently with the owners between 1985-1995. In every revision to this estate's gardens, every effort was made to preserve and incorporate the very mature trees and shrubs which provide form, color and shade. While the estate has plantings in the front lawn and flanking the east and west sides of their home, the most impressive landscape features are in the rear of the property, particularly the borders surrounding the central lawn and the plantings along the 'Bouquet Canyon' stone path to the pool. In the 1970s landscape architect Chuck Hoffman designed the rear garden, emphasizing the desire for informal and naturalistic garden spaces for outdoor living around the French colonial-style house. He designed the swimming pool, two terraces, and created curving borders around the lawn, and added four Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip trees). In the 1980s landscape designer Robert Fletcher built on Hoffman's footprint, adding more distinctive plant material, installing six bullet-shaped Syzygium paniculatum to anchor the borders, and turned one terrace into a small stone patio after an addition to the house. Nurseryman Frank Burkard added Phormium tenax (New Zealand flax), roses and other shrubs in the 1990s.
Garden features at the entrance of the courtyard include an espalier Magnolia grandiflora, a four-part sculpture, "Kyoto Protocol" by Ray Meeker, which is surrounded by Ophiopogon (mondo grass), with an overhanging Olea europaea (olive) and Plantanus racemosa and a large collection of potted succulent varieties on the terrace selected by landscape architect John Caitlin in 1970 for their heat tolerance.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Schatzman (former owners, 1939-1960); Carla Barker Hind and William O. Hind (former owners; 1960-1969); H. Roy Kelley (architect, 1939); John Caitlin (landscape architect, 1970); Charles Hoffman (landscape architect, 1972); Robert M. Fletcher (landscape architect and photographer, 1985-1995); Frank Burkard (nurseryman, 1990); Mark Bartos (landscape architect, 1999); Peter Lodato (sculptor, 1991); Ray Meeker (ceramic artist, 2005).
Related Materials:
Kully Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (34 35mm. slides)
The present owners have Charles Hoffman and Mark Bartos plans.
H. Roy Kelley papers, #3864, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
See others in:
Robert M. Fletcher Collection ca. 1979-1995.
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 -- California -- San Marino  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA358
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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South Pasadena -- Tony Niven's Garden

Landscape architect:
Shellhorn, Ruth Patricia, 1909-2006  Search this
Former owner:
Brackenridge, William Mrs.  Search this
Brackenridge, Maria Antonia  Search this
Brackenridge, William A., II  Search this
Niven, Maria Antonia  Search this
Gardener:
Mello, Lillian  Search this
Mello, Paul  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tony Niven's Garden (South Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- South Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a narrative description of the garden, and other information.
General:
This half-acre garden was designed in 1979 by noted landscape architect Ruth Patricia Shellhorn to complement the classic 1930s California Monterey Colonial on the site. Shellhorn used a green and white palette with simple lines in hardscape and plantings. Features include alders, a path of decomposed granite in front of the house, and extensive brickwork. A sitting wall hides an exercise pool, while a raised bed of 'Iceberg' roses draws the eye over the sitting wall to the rear of the property. Espaliered wisteria and magnolia are another feature, while a shaded area transitioning from the front to the back gardens includes a white marble birdbath filled with ivy and bacopa, along with white azaleas and white annuals.
Persons associated with the garden include Ruth Patricia Shellhorn (landscape architect, 1979); Mrs. William Brackenridge (former owner, before 1943); Maria Antonia and William A. Brackenridge, II (former owners, 1943-1975); Maria Antonia Niven [former Mrs. Brackridge, II] (former owner, 1975-2006), and Lillian and Paul Mello (gardeners, before 2006).
Related Materials:
Tony Niven's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 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 -- California -- South Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA460
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24464

Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
1930
General:
Slides from glass - do not have glass.
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
Walkways, stone  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA141001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA141: Pasadena -- Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25316

Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
1930
General:
Slides from glass - do not have glass.
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
Garden borders  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA141002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA141: Pasadena -- Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25317

Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
1930
General:
Slides from glass - do not have glass. Chairs - rattan.
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
Outdoor living spaces  Search this
Patios, brick  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Tables  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Containers  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Awnings  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA141003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA141: Pasadena -- Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25318

Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
1930
General:
Slides from glass - do not have glass.
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
Walkways  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Edging, stone  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA141004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA141: Pasadena -- Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25319

Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
1930
General:
Slides from glass - do not have glass.
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
Water gardens  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Tropical plants  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA141005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA141: Pasadena -- Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25320

Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
1930
General:
Slides from glass - do not have glass.
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
Outdoor living spaces  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Benches, wooden  Search this
Patios  Search this
Vines  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA141006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA141: Pasadena -- Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25321

Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
1930
General:
Slides from glass - do not have glass.
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
Rose arbors  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gates  Search this
Fences  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Palms  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA141007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA141: Pasadena -- Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25322

Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
1930
General:
Slides from glass - do not have glass.
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
Trees  Search this
Rustic work  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Edging, stone  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Benches  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA141008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA141: Pasadena -- Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25323

La Casita Del Arroyo

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
City Of Pasadena  Search this
Architect:
Hunt, Myron  Search this
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Befu, Yosh  Search this
Contractor/builder:
Damas Construction Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Pasadena
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
06/04/1994
General:
The La Casita del Arroyo Garden was built in 1993 as a joint project of the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Garden Club. The building was destroyed in 1985 by a disasterous fire and is restored to its present condition. Designed by Isabelle Greene and Associates in collaboration with Befu-Donan Associates. Bell O'Portugal Rose.
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
Trellises  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Xeriscapes  Search this
Houses  Search this
Roses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA146001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA146: Pasadena -- La Casita Del Arroyo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25331

La Casita Del Arroyo

Creator:
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
City Of Pasadena  Search this
Architect:
Hunt, Myron  Search this
Greene, Isabelle C.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Befu, Yosh  Search this
Contractor/builder:
Damas Construction Co.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Pasadena
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
06/04/1994
General:
The La Casita del Arroyo Garden was built in 1993 as a joint project of the City of Pasadena and the Pasadena Garden Club. The building was destroyed in 1985 by a disasterous fire and is restored to its present condition. Designed by Isabelle Greene and Associates in collaboration with Befu-Donan Associates. Bell O'Portugal Rose.
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
Pergolas  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Xeriscapes  Search this
Roses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA146002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA146: Pasadena -- La Casita Del Arroyo
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25332

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