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Bar Harbor -- Garland Farm

Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Architect:
Patterson, Robert W.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Roche, John P.  Search this
Roche, Mary Alice  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garland Farm (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes a work sheet, features plan, and articles.
General:
After Beatrix Farrand moved from Reef Point, she built an addition for herself onto the home of Lewis and Amy Garland, the longtime caretakers of Reef Point. Farrand selected her favorite plants and architectural elements and transplanted them to Garland Farm. After Farrand's death in 1959, the Garland's took care of the garden until they sold the property in ca. 1969. The front garden was framed with Reef Point fence and incorporated Asian and native plants. The main garden, at the back of the wing, contained elements of Farrand's herbaceous plant collection. This garden consists of rectangular beds with gravel paths between. The central panels are mostly heaths and heathers from Farrand's collection. On January 9, 2004, Garland Farm was purchased by the Beatrix Farrand Society. Their purpose is to repair the house and restore the gardens back to Farrand's design in order to serve as a center for research and activities.
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Garland (former owners); Amy Garland (former owner, 1964-1970); Ms. Helena and Mr. Jerome C. Goff (former owners, 1970-1993); Robert W. Patterson (architect of back wing (1955-1956); and Beatrix Farrand (landscape architect, 1955-1959).
Related Materials:
Garland Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (6 8 X10 photoprints and 10 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
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 -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Identifier:
AAG.ROC, File ME112
See more items in:
Roche collection
Roche collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-roc-ref20

Bar Harbor -- Garland Farm

Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Architect:
Patterson, Robert W.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garland Farm (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes a work sheet, features plan, and articles.
General:
After Beatrix Farrand moved from Reef Point, she built an addition for herself onto the home of Lewis and Amy Garland, the longtime caretakers of Reef Point. Farrand selected her favorite plants and architectural elements and transplanted them to Garland Farm. After Farrand's death in 1959, the Garland's took care of the garden until they sold the property in ca. 1969. The front garden was framed with Reef Point fence and incorporated Asian and native plants. The main garden, at the back of the wing, contained elements of Farrand's herbaceous plant collection. This garden consists of rectangular beds with gravel paths between. The central panels are mostly heaths and heathers from Farrand's collection. On January 9, 2004, Garland Farm was purchased by the Beatrix Farrand Society. Their purpose is to repair the house and restore the gardens back to Farrand's design in order to serve as a center for research and activities.
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Garland (former owners); Amy Garland (former owner, 1964-1970); Ms. Helena and Mr. Jerome C. Goff (former owners, 1970-1993); Robert W. Patterson (architect of back wing (1955-1956); and Beatrix Farrand (landscape architect, 1955-1959).
Related Materials:
Garland Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (6 8 X10 photoprints and 10 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Roche Collection, ca. 1954-1970.
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 -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME112
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8155

Seal Harbor -- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden

Former owner:
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., Jr. Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Patterson, Robert W.  Search this
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, slide script, brochures, and copies of articles.
General:
A 1921 trip to China and a tour of Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and the Philippines inspired Abby and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to create the garden at Eyrie on the western hill of Seal Harbor. Beatrix Farrand, a fellow Mount Desert Island resident, was hired to design it. Lavish flower gardens and Western influences coexist with Eastern material objects. The garden is enclosed by a rose-colored serpentine wall capped with yellow tiles salvaged from a demolished section of wall around China's Forbidden City. The Spirit Path is lined with Korean tomb "procession" figures. The use of native shrubs and ground covers soften the stone sculptures. A lawn is the center of the sunken garden.
Persons associated with the garden and property include: Abby Aldrich and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (former owners, ca. 1928-1948); Beatrix Jones Farrand (landscape architect); and Robert W. Patterson (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 glass lantern slides+, 55 35mm 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 -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME043
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8198

Beatrix Jones Farrand, 1872-1959 : an appreciation of a great landscape gardener / [by Robert W. Patterson, Mildred Bliss, Lanning Roper]

Author:
Patterson, Robert W  Search this
Bliss, Mildred 1879-1969  Search this
Roper, Lanning  Search this
Farrand, Beatrix 1872-1959  Search this
Subject:
Farrand, Beatrix 1872-1959  Search this
Dumbarton Oaks  Search this
Physical description:
51 p. : ill., port. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1960
Topic:
Landscape gardening--Biography  Search this
Landscape gardeners--Biography  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Call number:
SB470.F37 P318 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_467517

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