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McKelvey Garden

Creator:
Sawyer, Ann B.  Search this
Lewis, Frank Stuart, Mrs  Search this
Mckelvey, Charles Lockhart  Search this
McKelvey, Charles Lockhart, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Walter  Search this
Hume, Elizabeth  Search this
Architect:
Rheinfrank, George  Search this
Gardener:
Kazman, Carl  Search this
Morse, Leslie F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Perrysburg
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Date:
05/02/1994
General:
Sculpture: six Figures, Italianate; sculptors unknown. Four figures flank the Formal Garden. Two are on the river lawn. There are also two wellheads, one in the Cutting garden and in the area between the Formal and Cutting gardens. There are two bronze roosters perched atop the stone pillars flanking the entrance to the driveway and two sculpted urns depicting genre scenes flanking the driveway as II bisect in front of the main entrance.
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:
Walkways, brick  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Jars -- ornamental  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH040008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH040: Perrysburg -- McKelvey Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a4c9a64e-dba2-4cb8-938e-cd5b1f9d3ad5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16318

McKelvey Garden

Creator:
Bentley, C.  Search this
Lewis, Frank Stuart, Mrs  Search this
Mckelvey, Charles Lockhart  Search this
McKelvey, Charles Lockhart, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Walter  Search this
Hume, Elizabeth  Search this
Architect:
Rheinfrank, George  Search this
Gardener:
Kazman, Carl  Search this
Morse, Leslie F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Perrysburg
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Date:
05/01/1987
General:
Sculpture: six figures, Italianate; sculptors unknown. Four figures flank the Formal Garden. Two are on the river lawn. There are also two wellheads, one in the Cutting garden and in the area between the Formal and Cutting gardens. There are two bronze roosters perched atop the stone pillars flanking the entrance to the driveway and two sculpted urns depicting genre scenes flanking the driveway as II bisect in front of the main entrance.
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:
Greenhouses  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH040014
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH040: Perrysburg -- McKelvey Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb677aaa6fe-7d1a-451f-9d62-885d834dbbe7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16321

[D. S. Mortensen Garden]: pink and orange tulip bed in foreground with lawn surrounded by trees.

Provenance:
Shaker Lakes Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
D. S. Mortensen Garden (Shaker Heights, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Shaker Heights
Date:
1968.
Scope and Contents:
Folder includes worksheet.
General:
Three season garden on urban lot.
Persons associated with property: Dan and Dorothy Mortensen (former owners, ca. 1939-1982).
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:
Tulips  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Shaker Heights  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH035001
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH035: Shaker Heights -- D. S. Mortensen Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63257c042-1615-4345-9da8-55a337a3635d
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Erie -- World War II Memorial Garden

Former chairman:
Ferguson, John C., 1920-2006  Search this
Director:
Ferguson, John Timothy, 1953-  Search this
Landscape architect:
Dahlkemper, Dan  Search this
Artist:
Burnes, Prudence  Search this
Designer:
Geiger, Mike  Search this
Volunteer gardeners:
The Seedlings Garden Club  Search this
Stone masons:
Geiger & Sons  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
World War II Memorial Garden (Erie, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie County -- Erie
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article, and other information.
General:
Created under the direction of the late John C. Ferguson, the World War II Memorial of Erie Pennsylvania was dedicated on November 11, 1999. The memorial is comprised of a garden and granite blocks engraved with the names of 727 soldiers from Erie County who died while in service during World War II, a brief pictorial history of the war, and images of a number of veterans who survived the war. The original landscaping for the site was designed to complement the memorial and to minimize maintenance needs. At its inception plantings included silver maples, a juniper hedge, pampas grasses, black-eyed Susans, and daylilies.
In 2001 John Ferguson asked his son, Tim Ferguson to assume responsibility for the upkeep of the landscape, which had been maintained by contracted professional landscaping crews. Tim took the opportunity to become more personally invested in the caretaking of the memorial and over the next few years he made various improvements to the property to enhance certain aspects of the memorial and to add more variety of color to the landscaping. Bradford pear trees were added to complement the scale of the monument, provide shade in the summer, and add color as they bloom in the spring. Shrub roses, an addition inspired by military cemeteries in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, and gold mop juniper were added for color; the black-eyed Susans were replaced with Ninebark, as well as arborvitae, and boxwood, to provide a sheltering effect and promote a more serene environment. Red and white geraniums are used to add color, as are tulips and daffodils, and dwarf Japanese Maples add additional privacy and screening and provide a thematic link to the Pacific Ocean theater of World War II.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: John C. Ferguson (chairman, 1998-2006), John Timothy Ferguson (director, 2000-present), Erie School District (property owner), The Seedlings Garden Club (garden volunteers), Dan Dahlkemper (landscape architect, 1998-1999), Mike Geiger/Geiger & Sons (designer, stonemason, 1998-1999), Prudence Burnes (graphic artist, 1999)
Related Materials:
World War II Memorial Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of American collection, ca. 1920- [ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Erie  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA693
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60e8377f7-a449-4c0b-9037-15cb392b1ede
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16456

Fairview -- MacGregor Gardens

Garden designer:
Johnston, Gary  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
MacGregor Gardens (Fairview, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie -- Fairview
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheetsand additional images.
General:
Prior to 1978 the 1.7 acre wedge shaped parcel was primarily woodlands on a hillside, part of an earlier farm and orchard, with two ridges and a small creek. One ridge was left as found, with matures trees: oak, maple, tulip poplar, wild cherry and hemlock plus ferns and wild roses. By 1980 the house had been built on a leveled platform with only a few willow trees left on that site. Conifers were planted first, including Austrian pine, hemlock, larch, arborvitae and juniper, with English ivy, pachysandra, day lilies, Shasta daisies, Japanese iris and hydrangea transplanted from a previous home's garden. Deciduous trees were planted next including fruit trees, white birch, Japanese maples and crab apples, and crown vetch was planted as a ground cover to hold the slopes and provide playing fields for children. In 1995 the vetch was replaced with ornamental gardens of perennials, shrubs and bulbs with rocks and winding paths strategically placed on the slopes.
Since the gardens climb the hillside to the woodlands a hand-built arbor was added in 1998 to act as a gateway between the cultivated and naturalized areas. Plants in the cultivated gardens include many hosta varieties, azaleas, rhododendron, rose of Sharon and peonies; vines include trumpet vine, clematis and wisteria; and bulbs include daffodils, tulips, iris, crocuses and snowdrops. There are small gardens at the front and back doors of the house and outside the garage that include roses, climbing roses, calla lilies, junipers, chrysanthemums, holly and pieris Japonica. Other features include gazing globes, a woodlands fort, birdhouses and a cluster of painted rocks for a fairy garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Gary Johnston (garden design).
Related Materials:
MacGregor Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Fairview  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA822
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b2bd4225-ea17-4cad-bd6e-ca431e4b6cc2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16464

Haverford -- Thomas Country Garden

Former owner:
Thayer, Russell  Search this
Thayer, Shelby  Search this
MacCoy, Margureite Wood  Search this
Architect:
Durham, Walter K. (Walter Kremer), 1896-1978  Search this
Landscape architect:
DeVuono, Julie Wood  Search this
Landscape designer:
Wood, Sally  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Thomas Country Garden (Haverford, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery -- Haverford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Built in 1950 by Philadelphia architect Walter K. Durham the cottage style stucco house with dormer windows and multiple roof lines blends in very well with the romantic, profusely flowering and fragrant garden rooms created by the current owners beginning in 1987. Large window pane trellises on the house support climbing hydrangea, schizopraghma, clematis and roses. White picket fences, stone walls and arbors on the slightly more than one acre property are loaded with more roses, with more than one type of vine that will bloom in succession climbing up or over some of the supports. Perennials, especially those that bloom more than once and those with variegated leaves that add light to the garden are planted strategically to disguise any spent foliage or sparse vines. There is no spraying in this garden, and the rose varieties that are grown including hybrid musk and old-fashioned thrive where hybrid tea rose varieties would not. The eight garden rooms are planted primarily with shrubs and also perennials, spring bulbs and ornamental grasses. Mature trees from the earlier 19th century estate, Cheswold, still grow around the perimeter.
Other than the trees there were no surviving gardens so the current owners started with a blank slate that had some hidden surprises: ruins from the earlier mansion that on occasion interfered with their plants. The stone walls on the property re-used these buried materials salvaged from underground. The secluded entrance terrace was the first garden room that was designed on the steep slope that descends to the house. The back terrace needed to be stabilized and slips of hydrangea petiolaris planted along the walls have grown into a living wall. As the property continues to slope downward grass and stone steps to the flatland were added, which led to creating another garden room at the rear of the property, with a trellis for climbing vines and a bench for sitting and looking up at the house, tall trees and sky. A swimming pool was built on the previous service area off to one side and surrounded by upper and lower gardens with tulips, roses, clematis, hydrangeas, grasses, perennials, evergreens, dawn redwoods and katsuras. Various hedges have been planted and re-planted either because they grew too tall or succumbed to weather. Currently there are hedges of holly, lilac, Annabelle hydrangea and germander.
Persons associated with the garden include: Russell and Shelby Thayer (former owners, 1950-1956); Marguerite Wood MacCoy (former owner, 1956-1985); Walter K. Durham (1896-1978) (architect, 1950); Sally Ann Wood (ASLD)(landscape designer, 1987, 1990); Julie Wood DeVuono (ASLD) (landscape architect, 2007).
Related Materials:
Thomas Country Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (41 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Haverford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA755
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb661b4007a-c554-4fc6-a876-9284f2d8d689
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16475

Philadelphia -- Krisheim

Former owner:
Woodward, Gertrude  Search this
United Presbyterian Church  Search this
Woodward, George, Dr.  Search this
Ornamental ironwork designer:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Creator:
Mercer, Henry  Search this
Sculptor:
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Selmer-Larsen, Johan  Search this
Landscape designer:
Fleming, Robert  Search this
Schneider, Nina  Search this
Landscape architect:
Dawson, James F. (James Frederick), 1874-1941  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Krisheim (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopy of articles and a DVD entitled, "John Selmer Larsen: The Truth of All Things Natural."
Varying Form:
Woodward Garden, formerly known as.
General:
The landscape design was planned for this property by the original owners and landscape architect James Frederick Dawson, consulting for 15 years before the half-timbered Jacobean Tudor mansion was finished. During that time Krisheim was an arboretum open to the public who could "respect the trees and shrubbery". Their vision was to create a garden suburb in the city comprising a densely wooded entrance with a long driveway leading to parkland in front of the house, sweeping lawns directly behind the house to give an unobstructed view of the Wissahickon Valley, formal gardens on three levels beside the house, more private lawn below as well as cutting and vegetable gardens, and woodland gardens. The massed trees and native Wissahickon schist used throughout for walls, paths and the house itself were to give the impression of a woodsy retreat rather than the great estate they actually built. The original 40 acre property has been reduced to 14 acres and beginning in 1988 features of the original Olmsted Brothers hardscape and plantings have been restored.
At the top level of the formal garden there is a long pool used for swimming laps, fed from the wall fountains above that are run by a contemporary recycling pump. Dogwood trees are espaliered on the Wissahickon schist wall behind the pool which has cantilevered steps so workers could climb in from the service area on the other side of the wall. A wooden arbor and benches in an alcove above that wall recently were rebuilt following the original Olmsted Brothers designs. The second level of the formal garden has a rectangular reflecting pool in the center planted with iris and tulips, with Walter K. Hancock's sculpture "Boy with Squirrel" placed on the rim of the pool. Four parterres surrounding the pool contain dogwood and crabapple trees with bordering boxwoods and clusters of arborvitae at the corners of the pool. The lowest level walled garden was designed for contemplation with a long bench and two large specimen euonymus trees. In the wall behind the bench a saying from the Songs of Solomon is carved: "Awake O North wind and come south. Blow upon my garden that the spices thereof may flow out." Walkways in the formal terraces are brick with a mosaic stone path at the upper level.
Other features include a log house copied from a vacation house in Wyoming under tall pine woodlands and a tea house at the end of a newly planted hydrangea walk at one side of the second formal terrace. Additional benches and Adirondack chairs are placed under the trees in the front park and around a fire pit. Artifacts from the Arts and Crafts era include a Moravian tile floor in the tea house depicting symbols of the zodiac, containers for planting, Samuel Yellin ironwork, and a bronze sculpture of a boy with a ball sited under the arbor, by Johan Selmer-Larsen.
Persons associated with the garden include Dr. George and Gertrude Woodward (former owners, 1895-1961); United Presbyterian Church (former owner, 1961-1983); Peabody & Stearns (architects, 1910-1911); James Frederick Dawson (1874-1941) (independent and with Olmsted Brothers) (landscape architect, 1895-1910); Samuel Yellin (ornamental ironwork designer); Henry Mercer (Moravian ornamental tiles in the tea house and house); Walter K. Hancock (1901-1998) (sculptor); Johan Selmer-Larsen (1876-1967) (sculptor); Robert Fleming (landscape designer, 1988-1989); Nina Schneider (landscape designer, 2011-2012).
Related Materials:
Krisheim related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide, 9 photographic prints mounted on board and 51 digital images)
Additional materials also located in Olmsted Archives, Brookline, Massachusetts (job number 03223).
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection, 1899-1974.
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 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA213
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67cd94566-f8c5-45c4-bee0-8c96e8fa40dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16520

Philadelphia -- Waterman Garden

Landscape architect:
Gale, Charles H.  Search this
Former owner:
Levis, Mrs.  Search this
Levis, Mr.  Search this
McCausland, Peter, Mrs.  Search this
McCausland, Peter, Mr.  Search this
Architect:
Gilchrist, Edmund B., 1885-1953  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Waterman Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and site plans.
General:
In 1929, the Levis family commissioned architect Edmund B. Gilchrist to build two connected Norman style houses on approximately one acre for its extended family. Only one house remains today with a large garden designed by past and current owners which has evolved into an extensive series of garden rooms.
Upon entering the front courtyard flanked by a pair of watchful dragons under planted with sweet autumn clematis, there is a Japanese weeping maple and a border of Carefree Delight roses accentuating a holly hedge. Along the pathway to the front door are garden beds containing dwarf crabapples and sedum autumn joy edged with crimson pygmy barberry. Climbing hydrangea is on either side of the front door, and a dolphin fountain is to the right of an espaliered magnolia tree. Opposite the front door is a walkway through an arbor created by espaliered apple trees and climbing hydrangeas which leads one to a grassy field with massed borders of perennials and cutting gardens.
A doorway in the stone wall to the left of the front door opens to the rear yard featuring an azalea room and brick terrace edged with Japanese lilac trees, dwarf boxwood, allium, tulips, hosta and Knockoff roses. Wisteria is trained around the back of the house and there is a magnificent magnolia grandiflora. A woodland area room is filled with crocus and bleeding hearts in the spring followed by hosta, astilbe, Solomon seal and mayapples. Beyond this is the first of several gardens framed by yew hedges. The fishpond garden is a sunny perennial and rugosa rose border. Beyond the fishpond is a shade garden called the "mount" anchored by large birch trees with shrubs, ferns, geraniums and heuchera also planted. To the left of the fishpond garden is a stepped walkway edged with daylilies, leading to a swimming pool surrounded by endless summer hydrangeas and carefree Wonder roses. Opposite the pool is a garden area with Hawthorne trees under planted with cherry laurels, spirea and deutzia. Exiting through the garden door across from the "mount" there is a view of the kitchen garden filled with David Austin roses.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles H. Gale (landscape architect, 1989 to date); Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. F. Hemsley Levis (former owners, 1933-before 1985); Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCausland (former owners, 1985-1995); and Edmund B. Gilchrist (architect, 1933).
Related Materials:
Waterman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA623
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fc49666f-ed39-4824-9597-56cbf6778088
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16530

Pittsburgh -- Smith Garden

Former owner:
Lloyd, John  Search this
Wagener, Adam  Search this
Lytle, Hays  Search this
Lytle, Letty  Search this
Follansbee, John H. Jr.  Search this
Architect:
Labarthe, Jules  Search this
Landscape architect:
Marshall, Melissa  Search this
Garden design and horticulturist:
Liberto, Richard  Search this
Designer:
Schenck, Mikell  Search this
Horticulturist:
Benusa, Joy  Search this
Gardener:
Skalski, Chuck  Search this
Skalski, Elaine  Search this
Stone mason:
Lombardi, Dave  Search this
Arborist:
Miller, Stephen W.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Landscape installation:
Kutchko Nursery, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Smith Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Installation of the Smith Garden was begun in 2011 on the two-acre property with a new L-shaped house and a smattering of mature trees; in 2013 this garden won their local Great Gardens Contest Large Garden Category award. Ornamental trees including holly, hemlock, Japanese maples, dogwood, serviceberry, spruce, oaks and pines were added to the standing white oak, beech, white pines, maples, tulip poplar, oaks and cucumber magnolia after other diseased and dead trees had been removed. The upper garden directly behind the house is entered through an arbor decked with rose and clematis. The center circle of lawn is surrounded by sun-loving perennials including day lilies, phlox, iris, and peonies. Throughout the garden there are repeated stands of smoke bush, lilacs, landscape roses, David Austin roses trained on obelisks and trimmed blue spruce with holly borders. Stands of holly and red twig dogwood create winter interest. Blue stone steps lead to the main patio and pergola; garden beds in this area are planted with dwarf conifers, sedums, spring bulbs, a succulent garden with a fountain, and a blue bush clematis the owner has moved from one garden to another for many years. On the lower elevation the shade garden has oak leaf hydrangea, hemlock, hostas, bleeding heart, spreading English yews, viburnum, rhododendron, spiraea, mountain laurel and buckeye.
Opposite the house across the driveway there is a stand of white pines with a mass of sumac for fall color. The walkway to the front door is composed of large flagstones that are permeable since underground springs have created problems in this garden. Planted areas with wet feet had to be raised. A bio-retention swale at a lower elevation planted with swamp white oak, bald cypress and other water tolerant plants collects the storm water run-off from the house and driveway. More property was purchased in 2013: close to one-half acre that was formerly woodlands but was inundated with wild rose, grape vine, honeysuckle, poison ivy and other invasive plants. This eyesore on the approach to the house was reforested with mostly native woody plants and herbaceous perennials, a wood chip walkway, wildflower meadow, wetland plants by a stream and grasses in the twenty foot set-back along the road required for utilities. Altogether 66 trees, 12 evergreens and 70 shrubs were planted, including beech, red maple, river birch, hawthorn, redbud, swamp azalea, dogwood, holly, and conifers. The wildflower meadow with coneflower, false indigo, bergamot, and aster attracts birds, honey bees and butterflies. Comprising the ground layer under the trees and shrubs are native plants including lobelia, swamp hibiscus, fern, and milkweed.
Persons associated with the garden include John Lloyd (former owner); Adam Wagener (former owner, 12/31/1883- ); Hays and Letty Lytle (former owners, 12/01/1925-); John H. Follansbee, Jr. (former owner, 2/20/1961-); Jules Labarthe, The Design Alliance (architect, 2009-2011); Melissa Marshall, MTR (landscape architect, 2009-2010); Richard Liberto (garden design and horticulturist, 2013-2015); Mikell Schenck (designer, 2008-2012); Joy Benusa (horticulturist, 2008-); Chuck and Elaine Skalski (gardeners, 2008-); Dave Lombardi (stone mason, 2008-); Stephen W. Miller, Bartlett Tree (arborist, 2009-); Kutchko Nursery & Eisler Landscapes (installation, 2010-2015).
Related Materials:
Smith Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (35 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA170
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bbe90a62-5d0e-4263-8815-81ce188edbb0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16542

Pittsburgh -- Plum Hill

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Plum Hill (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 23 digital images. The folder includes worksheets, historical and biographical information, and images.
General:
The 4.55 acre property with fields on rolling hills and surrounding woodlands was part of a plat given as remuneration to a Revolutionary War veteran in 1786. Later settlers built a small farmhouse circa 1897 and established prosperous orchards of apple, pear and plum trees; some of those trees still survive. The first gardens planted by the current owners about 50 years ago were flower and herb gardens around the farmhouse which is sited near the front of the property, and has since been renovated and enlarged. Since a hill rose directly behind the house it was carved out and supported with local stone to open up space for a large bluestone patio with an outdoor fireplace that is used year round. A dedicated vegetable garden is uphill from the house in the sunniest original field and orchard. A stone-bordered recirculating pond was added and a woodland garden planted. Old farm gates separate the fields from the gardens hidden behind the farmhouse. Adirondack chairs are placed in the fields for resting and bird watching. Both woodlands and fields provide habitat for wildlife, songbirds, butterflies and beneficial pollinators, and herbicides and pesticides are never used. Due to succession planting there is color and texture throughout the year.
Upon entering the property juniper, hemlock, white pine, rhododendron, boxwood and Allegheny viburnum line the driveway. Spring bulbs and blooms include columbine, daffodils and lungwort, followed in summer by St. John's-wort, clematis and peonies, then roses and verbena followed by autumn clematis on the rock retaining wall with wisteria growing over the garage entrance. A 75-year-old hedge comprised of lilac, privet and mock orange shields the property from the road. A gate opens to a field and woodlands of river birch, catalpa, wild cherry, tulip poplar and cucumber magnolia, with spring ephemerals, wildflowers and flame azaleas bordering the paths. Connecting the highs and lows of the fields and gardens is the fish pond, also home to frogs and water plants including lilies that bloom all summer. Plum Hill is known for its collection of herbs which grow amongst all the flowering perennials, vines, self-sowing annuals and shrubs, and for the owners' dedication to maintaining a sustainable environment for plants and animals.
Persons associated with the garden include Vincent M. Pelosi (land grant owner, 1786- ); Robert McPhilamy and family (former owners, 1831- ); Agnes and William Milligan (former owners, 1844- ); William Brown and family (former owners, 1848- ); Emma and John Bonshire (former owners, 1903- ); Laura and Thomas A. Robinson and family (former owners, 1928- ); D. Hageman (former owner, 1960); Phyllis and William Wilmot (former owners, 1962-1968); Anthony J. Stillson (1938-2016) (architect, 1978, 2012); Edward Anderson Nursery (horticulturist, landscaper, 1970-1998); Friday's Horticultural Landscaping (horticulturist, designer, landscape,(2008-2012); Lindsay Bond Totten (horticulturist, designer, 2013); Marion G. Alig (landscape architect, 2013); Eichenlau1968, 2009-2010, (landscaper, 2013-2017); Ann Mallory (sculptor, 2015).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA832
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16556

Sewickley -- Newington

Landscape architect:
Parsons, Samuel  Search this
Fleming, Bryant  Search this
Creator:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Former owner:
Brooks, Judson  Search this
Davis, Susan Williams  Search this
Leet, Daniel  Search this
Shields, David  Search this
Shields, Eliza  Search this
Shields, Hannah  Search this
Shields, Rebecca  Search this
Williams, Martha Cook  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Newington (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Sewickley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information about the house and garden.
General:
The 10.5 acre property called Newington was part of the land acquired by Major Daniel Leet in payment for his service in the Continental Army of the Revolutionary War, and continues to be inhabited by descendants of the family to the present day, comprising seven generations. The original four-room, two-story farmhouse built in 1816 is still part of the family home, with a larger, three-story addition built in 1823, and Victorian embellishments that were added circa 1850, some of which still remain. The low-fired, soft red brick from which the house was built was made from clay from the Little Sewickley Creek on the property. The land was planted in food crops, fruit orchards and arbors, fodder crops for livestock, and pastures. Landscape architect Samuel B. Parsons (1819-1906) developed the ornamental gardens circa 1870, putting in an undulating lawn, trees, and shrubs. Formal rose gardens with clipped yew parterres and a terrace across the front of the house were added circa 1910, designed by landscape architect Bryant Fleming (1876-1946). In the 1970s the owners propagated rhododendrons that were planted in islands, and installed an azalea walk.
The gardens include long perennial borders, tea roses and tulips in formal beds, rose arbors, a primrose garden, the azalea alleĢe, a rock and herb garden alongside an old spring house, and a kitchen garden for fruit and vegetables. There are mature trees, including a hollow sycamore that is at least 300 years old. Topiaries of Japanese boxwood are shaped like chickens, and Callery pear trees and yew have been reshaped to resemble Hershey's kisses.
Major Leet was a surveyor of the "Depreciation Lands" in western Pennsylvania that were given in lieu of payment to soldiers of the Continental Army when the currency of the time lost its value. He selected alluvial land along the Ohio River for himself. Newington was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 29, 1975.
Persons associated with the garden include: Major Daniel Leet (surveyor and first owner, 1746 -1830); David and Eliza Leet Shields (former owners and builders of the house, circa 1816-1870); Hannah and Rebecca Shields (owners, circa 1870-1985); Samuel B. Parsons (landscape architect, circa 1870); Martha Cook Williams (former owner, circa 1895-1936); Bryant Fleming (landscape architect, circa 1906); Susan Williams Davis (former owner, 1936-1958) and Judson Brooks (former owner and hybridizer of rhododendrons, 1958-1998).
Related Materials:
Newington related holdings consist of 2 folder (58 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Sewickley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA424
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ccd05059-b82b-4fc2-a947-038e5be47ce1
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16571

Villanova -- Gardens of Red Rose

Former owner:
Mitchell, J. Kearsley  Search this
Mitchell, J. Kearsley Mrs.  Search this
Perkins, Chiswell  Search this
Perkins, Chiswell Mrs.  Search this
Wheeler, Arthur Mrs.  Search this
Wheeler, Arthur  Search this
Architect:
Durham, Walter K. (Walter Kremer), 1896-1978  Search this
Lederach, Philip  Search this
Shehab, Tara Kolff  Search this
Landscape designer:
Hallmark, Andrea  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Workers  Search this
Creator:
Holly Days Nursery  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gardens of Red Rose (Villanova, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery -- Villanova
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, plant lists, list of pieces and sculptures with names of sculptors and historical information.
General:
Native stone walls and sandstone steps from circa 1900 can be seen in some of the twelve distinct garden areas on this three and one-third acre property. The plant selections, sculptures and ornaments in each garden room provide four seasons of interest. Contoured paths and views connect the different rooms. At the entrance to the property there is a custom made hand-forged iron gate and hollies intended to keep deer away from the gardens. A substantial gravel court with a Vermont granite millstone in its center at the front of the house opens to a four-season garden with tulips, phlox and dianthus in the spring, blooming rock garden plants and pink azaleas in summer, asters and chrysanthemums in fall, and winter interest from yellow and red twig dogwoods and witch hazels. Across the courtyard the sandstone steps lead to the woodland garden that has a stepping stone path, rhododendrons, redbud, hosta, forget-me-nots, columbine and other shade perennials. The woodlands overlook the kidney-shaped swimming pool and its plantings including shrub roses, peonies, crepe myrtles, perennials and annuals along the surrounding rail fence. A red painted concrete giant pomegranate gives the name to the pomegranate garden which has Japanese maples, willow and gold spirea.
A sunken brick patio that was original to the property has child-sized wrought iron furniture, shaped cherry trees and a bronze fox sculpture. A fish pond has been added to another sunken area with an original fieldstone wall, with plantings that include hydrangea, skimmia and witch hazel. Nearby there is a fountain garden with a painted concrete mushroom tree with skimmia, mountain laurel and daffodils planted around this water source for birds. Next to the house there is the colorful inner view garden planted with hundreds of tulips and summer annuals in colors that complement the furnishings inside. A blue atlas cedar is espaliered on the house next to the rear patio; the bed across the patio includes smoke bush, viburnum, southern magnolia, hosta and ferns. A steeply sloping bank, known as the Red Rose Inn overlook garden, has a switchback path, native trees, daffodils and other native plants to encourage wildlife and birds. The garage and greenhouse outbuilding is used for orchids and over-wintering plants, with a perennial and annuals cutting garden that includes tree peonies, calla lilies and day lilies, shasta daisies, freesia and plumbago. A butterfly garden with a custom butterfly-shaped bench includes hosta, milkweed, allium, asters and catmint.
The Gardens of Red Rose has been designated a bird habitat by Audubon at Home, with many bird feeders, the watering fountain, native plants in the hillside overlook garden, and deer fencing that encourage visiting birds and small wildlife. The Garden Conservancy, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the centennial celebration of the Garden Club of America have toured this garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. J. Kearsley Mitchell (former owners, 1911-1959); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wheeler (former owners, 1955-1966); Mr. and Mrs. Chiswell Perkins (former owners, 1966-1978); Walter K. Durham (1886-1978)(architect, 1955); Philip Lederach (architect, 1988-1999); Tara Kolff Shehab (architect, 2006); Andrea Hallmark (landscape designer); Holly Days Nursery.
Related Materials:
Gardens of Red Rose related holdings consist of 1 folder (32 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Villanova  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA754
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ff6715e8-6eef-4c23-ac6c-e02b721212b1
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16584

Warsaw -- Mount Airy

Creator:
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957  Search this
Former owner:
Tayloe, William, Col  Search this
Tayloe, William  Search this
Tayloe, John, Col  Search this
Tayloe, Richard  Search this
Tayloe, H. Gwinn  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mount Airy (Warsaw, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Richmond County -- Warsaw
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Mount Airy was built ca. 1748-1758 by John Tayloe II (b.1721-1779) in the Palladian style, on high ground overlooking the Rappahannock River. The original garden was formal and European in style, with a large bowling green directly behind the house which had formal parterres planted in flowers on either side. The five levels of garden terraces had square beds edged in boxwood. There was an orangery, now in ruins. Old trees remain on the grounds, including box, holly, tulip poplars, and yew, and also lilacs and roses. The house was approached through a deer park with an avenue of cedar trees.
In order to build the house on high ground six acres were leveled. The house was built of local brown sandstone with limestone trim from Aquia, Virginia. The architect was said to be Colonel Thornton of London. The large central house is connected to smaller wings in front of the main house by curved corridors, which enclose the courtyard. There was a private racetrack for horses on the estate, and John Tayloe II was a noted horseman. The property remained in the Tayloe family for nearly 300 years.
Landscape architect Arthur A. Shurtleff, best known for designing Colonial Revival gardens in the 1930s for Williamsburg and other locations, drew up plans to restore Mount Airy in 1931. These plans are located at the Library of Virginia.
Mount Airy was listed as a National Historic Landmark on Ocotber 9, 1960, noting that it is the burial place of Francis Lightfoot Lee. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on Ocotber 15, 1966 and as a Virginia Historic Landmark on September 9,1969.
Persons associated with the garden include Colonel John Tayloe II (1721-ca.1779), Colonel John Tayloe III (1771- 1828), who built Octagon House in Washington DC 1798-1800, descendents of the Tayloe family and Arthur A. Shurleff (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Mount Airy related holdings consist of 2 folders (4 3 x 4 in. glass lantern slides and 4 35mm slides (photographs))
See others in:
Hollerith Collection, ca. 1957-1974.
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 -- Warsaw  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA067
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb617cd4529-4a57-459b-89f3-f30d8afb2b93
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18925

Albemarle County -- Tallwood

Former owner:
Chauvenet, Louis, Jr., 1895  Search this
Coles, Helen Skipwith  Search this
Coles, Tucker  Search this
Chauvenet, Caroline E.  Search this
Garden designer:
Coles, Helen Skipwith  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tallwood (Albemarle County, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Albemarle County
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Tallwood refers to the yews (planted circa 1746), great oaks, holly and tulip poplars that were on the portion of the Enniscorthy tract given circa 1800 to Tucker Coles and his wife Helen Skipwirth Coles. The original purchaser of 4,960 acres of land, circa 1730 to 1747, was John Coles, who divided his property among his four sons. Helen Coles designed the garden at Tallwood in the English style, circa 1804, with the assistance of an English gardener. The garden included hedges of box, crepe myrtle, lilac, and mock orange to the south and west, with yews to the north. The Federal-style house is approached through a winding avenue of tulip poplars. Fronted by lawn, the east side of the house was planted in flower beds and borders divided by grass walks, with more vegetable (kitchen garden) beds behind.
The garden was rejuvenated in the 1930s by Mr. and Mrs. Louis and Caroline E. Chauvenet, Jr. who then owned the property.
Other plantings include a Japanese lemon hedge, a hydrangea of great size and age, famous roses, and fences covered in trumpet vine, clematis, and honeysuckle vines that separate the flower and vegetable gardens.
Persons associated with the garden include Tucker Coles and Helen Skipworth Coles (former owners and garden designer, 1804) and Mr. and Mrs. Louis and Caroline E. Chauvenet, Jr. (former owners, 1930s).
Related Materials:
Tallwood related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 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 -- Albemarle County  Search this
Gardens, English  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA007
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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/kb6f3473d09-02d1-445b-bc6d-a1714726cb82
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18939

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/08/1948
General:
No Names for Picture. Doorway Planting - First prize - Rumson Garden Club.
Mount reads: "Color Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "37[32 crossed out w/ graphite, 37 written in]."
Historic plate caption: "New York Flower Show, 1948; Doorway Planting-1st Prize."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Fences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208069
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62224ef0b-6efd-4e59-a693-ce643ac8c7ee
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28380

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/21/1949
General:
No Names for Picture. Class 2 - Table. Spring flowers, pastels, double flowered early tulips. Dining room. 1st prize, Mrs. Helme Strater.
Mount reads: "Color Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "46."
Historic plate caption: "New York Flower Show 49; Mar. 25, Class 2, Table; Dining Rm. -Spring Flowers, pastels, double flowered early tulips; First Prize; By Mrs. C. Helme Strater."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208091
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66e6a389b-67e8-4086-99cc-cb134405d7b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28402

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/21/1949
General:
No Names for Picture. Class 2 - Table. Spring flowers, pastels, double flowered early tulips. Kitchen. 3rd prize, Mrs. William V. Lawrence, Bedford.
Mount reads: "Color Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "50."
Historic plate caption: "New York Flower Show 49; Mar. 25, Class 2, Table;Kitchen-Spring Flowers, pastels, double flowerd [sic] early tulips; Third Prize; By Mrs. Wm. V. Lawrence; Bedford."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208092
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e77395b6-4580-48a2-b2fc-888c4c6a6ff0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28403

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Hugelmeyer, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/20/1950
General:
No Names for Picture. Demonstration - "a small planting in a public park, featuring both usual and uncommon groundcovers, together with small bulbs including species tulips." Horticultural committee - Medal of Merit for unusual groundcovers.
Mount reads: "Color Photo #122 by John Hugelmeyer; 1440 York Ave. NY 21."
Historic plate number: "4; 122."
Historic plate caption: "Horticultive Committee; Demonstration, Ground-covers."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Fences -- Bamboo  Search this
Benches, wooden  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208266
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb632250088-9834-46f3-958a-9df58e4c309f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28577

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Hugelmeyer, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/20/1950
General:
No Names for Picture. Demonstration - "a small planting in a public park, featuring both usual and uncommon groundcovers, together with small bulbs including species tulips." Horticultural committee - Medal of Merit for unusual groundcovers.
Mount reads: "Color Photo #123 by John Hugelmeyer; 1440 York Ave. NY 21."
Historic plate number: "5; 123."
Historic plate caption: "Horticultive Committee; Demonstration, Ground-covers."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Fences -- Bamboo  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208267
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb621e524d7-ffd2-4e56-9217-ce8327eaed10
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28578

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Hugelmeyer, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/20/1950
General:
No Names for Picture. Rumson Garden Club.
Mount reads: "Color Photo #109 by John Hugelmeyer; 1440 York Ave. NY 21."
Historic plate number: "10; 109."
Historic plate caption: "[Text obscured] Rumson G.C."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Fences -- Bamboo  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208270
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66bd33d64-95cc-4328-9a53-ef6b012db4f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28581

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