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Aldie -- Stoke

Former owner:
Harris, Eleanor Truax, 1868-1937  Search this
Harris, Floyd  Search this
Provenance:
Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stoke (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a brief description of the gardens from 1921.
General:
The garden has a broad lawn leading to the Mediterranean style house, alongside of which is an arcade of pillars with trellises, fronted by a flower border. There are flagstone and brick walkways and a balustrade wall. A formal flower garden is planted in bordered beds with a hedge surrounding it.
The property was purchased by Colonel Floyd Harris, a wealthy sportsman, in 1907. His wife, Eleanor Truax Harris was the first president of the Aldie Horticultural Society, founded in 1923. She developed a daffodil variety named "Stoke" after her home. The Garden Club of Virginia established a perpetual award in her honor in 1937, named the Eleanor Truax Harris Challenge Cups, which are awarded annually in three categories (Daffodil, Rose or Lily).
Persons associated with the garden include Colonel Floyd Harris and Eleanor Truax Harris (former owners, 1907-1937).
Related Materials:
Stoke related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 3 x 4 in. glass lantern 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 -- Virginia -- Aldie  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA034
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c90ee390-8873-469d-aee5-f93f43ed8639
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18785

[Stoke]: balustrades, brick walkways, trees and lawn.

Colorist:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Stoke (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: "216; 31."
Historic plate caption: "Stoke; Mrs. Floyd Harris; Virginia."
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:
Summer  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Aldie  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA034001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA034: Aldie -- Stoke
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c86cc097-6f4e-4c73-bd36-8a2a48f76e73
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18978

[Stoke]: pond, hedge, trees, fountains and flower beds.

Colorist:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Stoke (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: "54."
Historic plate caption: "Stoke - Mrs. Floyd Harris."
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:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Trees  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Aldie  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA034002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA034: Aldie -- Stoke
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b823b1de-28c0-4b55-ac44-afe6b75b2dd3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18979

[Stoke]: the garden as seen through a doorway.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Stoke (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate numbers: "213" and "37."
Historic plate caption: "Stoke - Mrs. Floyd Harris."
Lantern slide is cracked.
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 -- Virginia -- Aldie  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Benches  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA034003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA034: Aldie -- Stoke
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ffb780ef-1b44-4f35-a701-4d565b5b28ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18980

[Stoke]: garden borders by the gate and wall.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Stoke (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate numbers: "212" and "34."
Historic plate caption: "Stoke - Mrs. Floyd Harris."
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 -- Virginia -- Aldie  Search this
Gates -- wooden  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Roses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA034004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA034: Aldie -- Stoke
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69f2a7d3e-9057-4594-ab42-d3f59f9d764f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18981

[Stoke]: dirt walkway, flower beds, shrubs and stone wall.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Stoke (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: "211; 38."
Historic plate caption: "Stoke; Mrs. Floyd Harris."
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:
Summer  Search this
Walkways, dirt  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Aldie  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA034005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA034: Aldie -- Stoke
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6642817f3-1e20-43a3-9538-485cf0291842
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18982

[Stoke]: pergolas with climbing plants, columns, grass walkways, flowerbeds and fence.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Stoke (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: "210; 39."
Historic plate caption: "Stoke; Mrs. Floyd Harris."
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:
Summer  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Columns  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Box  Search this
Fences  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Aldie  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA034006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA034: Aldie -- Stoke
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d96af047-3884-443e-b79f-c898766b5c59
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18983

[Stoke]: pergolas, balustrades, columns and house.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Stoke (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Historic plate number: "209; 30."
Historic plate caption: "Stoke - East View; Mrs. Floyd Harris."
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:
Summer  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Columns  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Houses  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Aldie  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA034007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA034: Aldie -- Stoke
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c084c04c-65ef-40ad-8e53-b5e6327f3f6a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18984

Orange -- Taylor Park

Provenance:
Dolley Madison Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Orange County Bicentennial Commission  Search this
Taylor Spotswood Memorial Foundation, Inc.  Search this
Owner:
Town of Orange  Search this
Creator:
The Resources Group  Search this
Landscape architect:
Johnson, Ben  Search this
Fraser, Robert  Search this
James, John F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Virginia -- Orange -- Orange
Taylor Park (Orange, Virginia)
Scope and Contents:
2 folders and 25 digital images.
General:
Now a public park comprised of walled gardens, memorial plaques, sculpture and open space for town events including the annual Christmas tree the approximately one acre site was developed beginning in 1978. Land was donated to contain memorials for notable colonial Virginians: Colonel James Taylor II and his wife Martha Thompson, who were the great-grandparents of President James Madison, and Lieutenant Governor and explorer Alexander Spotswood (1676-1740). Members of The Dolley Madison Garden Club were instrumental in funding and overseeing the design, donating and planting trees and 4,000 bulbs, and for ongoing upkeep of the gardens every Wednesday for ten years. The Main Street plaza is paved with brick and has brick walls, metal benches, a central round fountain, seasonal planters, ten willow oak trees and a raised bed with dogwood and spring bulbs. Curvilinear gravel paths lead through the Perennial garden planted with ground covers, shrubs and trees. Trees include river birch, hemlock, native and kousa dogwood, tulip poplar, magnolia, red oak, and redbud. Shrubs include azalea, rhododendron, barberry, various hydrangeas, and knock out roses. High brick walls screen out noise and enhance privacy. The Spotswood memorial plaza has plaques on a high brick wall detailing Spotswood's expeditions into the unexplored West and a metal sculpture. There is open space for community gatherings and events, shaded by amur maackia trees. A path through a mounded area planted with large evergreens and understory leads to the South garden, site of the annual community Christmas tree. There is a large metal sculpture of the word LOVE by local blacksmith Stokes of England, a promotion for tourism in the state.

Persons associated with the garden include: Orange County Bicentennial Commission (former owner, 1974- ); Taylor Spotswood Memorial Foundation, Inc. (former owner, 1984- ); Town of Orange (owner, 1997- ); The Resources Group (preliminary park design concept, 1974); Ben Johnson and Robert Fraser, (landscape architects of schematic park design, 1978); John F. James (landscape architect for proposed repaving plan, 2013).
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 -- Virginia -- Orange  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA492
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b141aba0-2032-4b0a-a5ad-b70ed78066a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32882

[Pierce Garden]: overall view of apartment building and landscaping.

Photographer:
Stokes, Barbara K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pierce Garden (Newtown, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County -- Newtown
Date:
2002 Jul.
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:
Apartment houses  Search this
Pine  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Balconies  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Newtown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA642001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA642: Newtown -- Pierce Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66ae0af6c-74c1-491e-a3b6-2f0e57d60448
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16899

[Pierce Garden]: covered patio and plantings.

Photographer:
Stokes, Barbara K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pierce Garden (Newtown, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County -- Newtown
Date:
2002 Jul.
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:
Apartment houses  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Balconies  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Newtown  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Tables  Search this
Patios  Search this
Ornamental grasses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA642002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA642: Newtown -- Pierce Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a0b98abc-15f4-4b3c-beb3-e84e00a1b7ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16900

[Pierce Garden]: stone path to patio, suspended pergola.

Photographer:
Stokes, Barbara K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pierce Garden (Newtown, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County -- Newtown
Date:
2002 Jul.
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:
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Newtown  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Patios  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Windows  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Clematis  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA642003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA642: Newtown -- Pierce Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6da65b372-44dd-4e29-beea-c7d3c0ef48c9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16901

[Sutphin Garden]: patio area looking towards the house.

Photographer:
Stokes, Barbara K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Sutphin Garden (Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1997 Jul.
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 -- Mechanicsville  Search this
Farmhouses  Search this
Patios  Search this
Armillary spheres  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Astilbes  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA615002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA615: Mechanicsville -- Sutphin Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bd4e8c5b-dd8b-4f32-bf24-5399348cf47c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17514

[Sutphin Garden]: the martin house.

Photographer:
Stokes, Barbara K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Sutphin Garden (Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1997 Jul.
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 -- Mechanicsville  Search this
Trees  Search this
Astilbes  Search this
Birdhouses  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Benches, iron  Search this
Fences -- Wire  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA615004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA615: Mechanicsville -- Sutphin Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb627b96505-a17d-4fbf-98eb-e07738242cb5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17515

[Sutphin Garden]: the garden in July.

Photographer:
Stokes, Barbara K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Sutphin Garden (Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1997 Jul.
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 -- Mechanicsville  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs -- Iron  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Farmhouses  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Roses  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Outbuildings  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA615006
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA615: Mechanicsville -- Sutphin Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f55e44e3-2e5a-4e69-a1eb-fcea1abbe5af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17516

[Sutphin Garden]: early spring, looking northwest toward the grape arbor.

Photographer:
Stokes, Barbara K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (col., 4 x 6 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Sutphin Garden (Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1997 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Mechanicsville  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Lanterns  Search this
Armillary spheres  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA615007
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA615: Mechanicsville -- Sutphin Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c2fad71d-e14c-4e04-ad19-a27365f965f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17517

[Sutphin Garden]: looking towards the stream.

Photographer:
Stokes, Barbara K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (col., 4 x 6 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Sutphin Garden (Mechanicsville, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1997 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Mechanicsville  Search this
Trees  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Meadows  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA615010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA615: Mechanicsville -- Sutphin Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e540632d-8692-4a8e-958c-3327691f2d8d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17518

Princeton -- New Jersey Woodland Property

Former owner:
Stanley, Thomas Mr.  Search this
Stanley, Thomas Mrs.  Search this
Heins, Katharine P.  Search this
Heins, John J.  Search this
Architect:
Bauhan, Rolf William, 1892-1966  Search this
Bennett, Robert S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Lenker, David M.  Search this
Bencze, S. Lawrence  Search this
Olejnik, Barbara J. CLA  Search this
Doerler Landscapes  Search this
Sculptor:
Mallory, Ann  Search this
Ditarando, Roger  Search this
Stokes, Charlotte C.  Search this
Provenance:
Stony Brook Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New Jersey Woodland Property (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Princeton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and write-ups of the property's planting scheme.
Varying Form:
Frog Pond
General:
The New Jersey Woodland Property comprises 3.5 acres, a Colonial Revival house designed by architect Rolf W. Bauhan (1892-1966) in 1959, and ten distinct garden areas that the owner has been developing since 1981. Among the first area encountered is wooded lot bordered by preserved open space, a spring-fed pond, a swimming pool, and a graceful curving entry with bluestone steps and mature rhododendron and mountain laurel. Problems to overcome included a huge native deer population, undeveloped areas where invasive plants thrived, heavy clay soil, a cinder block retaining wall near the swimming pool, and the competing roots and canopies of mature trees that had to be accommodated in the landscape designs. The owner undertook a three-year course of study at the Barnes Arboretum, installed a six-foot tall deer fence around the property, and found the right plant for the right place, taking into account light, soil conditions and terrain. The style of the gardens is naturalized, with different species intermingling, rather than formally planted garden beds.
The entry courtyard was improved by replacing black asphalt with stone pavers, installing a brick retaining wall and piers, and planting bulb, perennial and shrub gardens under existing trees. The front path to the main entrance of the house is a bluestone walkway bordered by rhododendron and mountain laurel under planted with hosta, tiarella, euonymous and other ground covers. The pool terrace is in full sun, and features a 50-year-old wisteria that wraps around the house, Chippendale style gates lead to the pool, and vistas of the other gardens, pond and woodlands due to its higher elevation. Dwarf conifers are planted under the overhanging roof.
A perennial garden that replaced grass on the south side of the house was the owner's first project, with stone retaining walls defining the space. The eastern border of the property features unusual rhododendron. `The cryptomeria garden is a small woodland screen that features naturalized plantings. The woodland garden was designed with a meandering stone path and beds of naturalized perennials and shrubs but the soil was poor and needed yearly additions of leaf compost. A tennis court and outdoor room were installed in 1987 near Stony Brook and the designated open space. The banks of the pond created from a spring by the previous owners are accessible for bass fishing, with the outer perimeter planted in trees and shrubs that screen the property from the street.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stanley (former owners, 1959-1981); Rolf W. Bauhan (architect, 1959); Robert S. Bennett (architect, 1997, 2008); David M. Lenker (landscape architect, 1959); Doerler Landscapes (landscape architect, 1973, 1975); S. Lawrence Bencze (landscape architect, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995); Barbara J. Olejnik, CLA (landscape architect, 2000-2002); Ann Mallory (sculptor of "Forest Pool"); Roger Ditarando (sculptor of "Bird's Nest"); Charlotte Calwell Stokes (sculptor of "Francis of Assisi")
Related Materials:
New Jersey Woodland Property related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 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 -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ519
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65ffbef9f-36a6-4108-8360-c9cade0cea38
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20203

[New Jersey Woodland Property]: "Francis of Assisi" by Charlotte Calwell Stokes collects rainwater and autumn leaves.

Photographer:
McLean, Kathleen  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (digital) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photograph (digital)
Digital images
Place:
New Jersey Woodland Property (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Princeton
Date:
2009 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Euonymus  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Naturalized plantings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ519005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ519: Princeton -- New Jersey Woodland Property
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68c5c06f6-8957-43cd-964d-3ccd1cabedb0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20962

[William Trent House]

Photographer:
Stokes, Barbara K.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
William Trent House (Trenton, N.J.)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Trenton
Date:
1996 Jul.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Trenton  Search this
Historic houses  Search this
Historic buildings  Search this
Historic preservation  Search this
Historic landscapes  Search this
Wells  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ126001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ126: Trenton -- William Trent House
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65e1d7f57-988c-40d6-adfb-167885634408
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21370

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