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Bainbridge Island -- Topsfield

Former owner:
Gould, Carl Freylinghuysen, 1873-1939  Search this
Gould, Dorothy Fay  Search this
Gould, Carl Freylinghuysen, Jr.  Search this
Gould, Carl Freylinghuysen, Jr., Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Gould, Carl Freylinghuysen, 1873-1939  Search this
Landscape designer:
Price, Charles  Search this
Withey, Glen  Search this
Masonry designer:
Wein, Terry  Search this
Builder:
Wein, Terry  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Topsfield (Bainbridge Island, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Kitsap County -- Bainbridge Island
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, a plant list, and a photocopy of a 1998 Japanese-language article about the garden, with English translation.
General:
An English cottage-style garden, Topsfield has been described as a "bowlfull of flowers." Created by its owner especially for the months of July and August, it has two sections. The formal enclosed garden off the kitchen has a western exposure. Facing east and south, the other side of the house has a perennial/annual garden and lawn with views of Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier. The property is surrounded by Douglas fir and other native trees on the northwest and southern perimeters. The house was designed by Carl Gould as a honeymoon cottage for his bride, Dorothy Fay, in 1915. Summer perennials, annuals, and climbing roses comprise the major plantings of this "summer" garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Carl Frelinghuysen and Dorothy Fay Gould (former owners, 1915-1976); Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frelinghuysen Gould, Jr. (former owners, 1976-2000); Charles Price (landscape designer, 1997); Glen Withey (landscape designer, 1997); and Terry Wein (masonry designer and builder, 2000).
Related Materials:
Topsfield related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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 -- Washington (State) -- Bainbridge Island  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA030
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a037292b-3dd1-440f-abc1-c5dd2ff873f4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11407

Orting -- Chase Garden

Landscape architect:
Zumwalt, A. Rex  Search this
Provenance:
Tacoma Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chase Garden (Orting, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Orting
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a garden plan, copies of articles and brochures about the garden, and other information.
General:
This 4.5 acre garden is on a seven-acre site developed and maintained over the years by the property's owners. The site was purchased in 1943, but moved there in 1959. The area immediately around the house was designed by A. Rex Zumwalt in 1962 and evokes the spirit of a Japanese garden, while the adjacent second-growth woodland of fir, western red cedar, and hemlock hosts a variety of native plants. Other features include a meadow, mixed shrub beds, an allée of Lewisia cotyledon, cultivated pines and firs, and a magnificent view of Mount Rainier. The property is affiliated with The Garden Conservancy.
Persons associated with the garden include: A. Rex Zumwalt (landscape architect, 1962).
Related Materials:
Chase Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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 -- Washington (State) -- Orting  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA034
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69feb0872-85f9-490c-9a65-b43b62e0fd78
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11413

Lake Geneva -- Windwood Garden

Former owner:
Crane, R. T.  Search this
Gartz, A. F.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Byron, Scott  Search this
Arborist:
Bader, Brian  Search this
Provenance:
Lake Geneva Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Windwood Garden (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Walworth County -- Lake Geneva
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, historical pictures and information regarding previous owners, historical timeline of property, planting lists, planting plans, and landscape design.
General:
Located on approximately 100 acres, Windwood Garden was originally part of a 90-plus acre property that dates back to 1879 when R.T. Crane purchased it. During the early 1900s, the property was operated as the Crane's family compound with fruit orchards, vegetable gardens, a bakery laundry building and four greenhouses. The property was subdivided in 1933 to Maxwell House and A. F. Gartz. The western side of the divided property was purchased in 1948 by the current owner from A. F. Gartz and included the original house, vegetable garden, orchard and large expanses of lawn with a few flowers or shrubs. When the property was purchase, the property was very basic and showed signs of neglect. Brian Bader, arborist consultant, and Scott Byron, landscape architect, assisted the owners in creating a plan to conserve and transform the property into a small arboretum and then to further develop vistas from many different angles across the entire property.
The property includes woodlands and meadows populated with native spring wildflowers and large beds of daffodils. The wooded areas have many varieties of oaks, beech, maple, hemlock, walnut, hickory, lindens and butternut trees. A white okay tree is marked with a plaque by a University of Wisconsin arborist as the largeest white oka in Southeast Wisconsin. Decorative sculptures, benches, bridges, fountains, ponds and trails with plantings of trees, shrubs, perennials and wild grasses are also featured on the property.
In a 2014 garden tour handout for the Garden Club of America, the following areas were described as distinct areas of the home and garden: the manor House, the Country House, the Green Carriage House, the Caretaker's House, teh Stable, the Woodland Cottage, the White Oak Savannah, the Vegetable Garden, the Cooler House, the Pond, the Boat Deck, West Pier and East Pier.
Persons associated with the property include: R. T. Crane (former owner, 1879-1933); A. F. Gartz (former owner, 1933-1948); The Griffith family (owner, 1948- ), Scott Byron (landscape architect, 1985-present); Brian Bader (arborist consultant, University of Wisconsin, Madison Arboretum, 1996-1998).
Related Materials:
Windwood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 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 -- Wisconsin -- Lake Geneva  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI038
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66267a6a1-3cfd-486d-9c17-53edb5d2ad56
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11669

[Thomas Garden]: shrubs and trees at the western edge of the property.

Photographer:
Thomas, James R., II  Search this
Thomas, Clara C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Thomas Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Charleston
Date:
[between 1990 and 1999]
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 -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Hydrangeas  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WV006040
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia / WV006: Charleston -- Thomas Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65c42819d-8369-409a-8074-5b374603ae82
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11895

Unidentified -- Western View

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA086
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/kb619af351b-ff2c-4cca-b086-d5ee503495d5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18953

Western View

Creator:
Hayes, John Green, M/Ms  Search this
Hayes, John Green, Mrs.  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:
Western View (Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia
United States of America -- Virginia
Date:
04/21/1931
General:
Glass slides are poor quality and very dark.
Mount reads: "Max Freydeck; Medical College of Va."
Historic plate caption: "Apr. 21-31. J. G. Hayes; Western View; John G. Hayes."
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  Search this
Spring  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA086001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA086: Unidentified -- Western View
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6dbae7d59-a621-4e44-b0c4-85508c4fcbcc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20012

Western View

Creator:
Hayes, John Green, M/Ms  Search this
Hayes, John Green, Mrs.  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:
Western View (Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia
United States of America -- Virginia
Date:
04/21/1931
General:
Glass slides are poor quality and very dark.
Mount reads: "Max Freydeck."
Historic plate number: "3."
Historic plate caption: "Apr. 21-31. J. G. Hayes."
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  Search this
Spring  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Roses  Search this
Trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA086002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA086: Unidentified -- Western View
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64db6394a-32b8-468a-8b26-bc663eade32a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20013

Western View

Creator:
Hayes, John Green, M/Ms  Search this
Hayes, John Green, Mrs.  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:
Western View (Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia
United States of America -- Virginia
Date:
04/21/1931
General:
Glass slides are poor quality and very dark.
Mount reads: "Max Freydeck; Medical College of Va."
Historic plate number: "4."
Historic plate caption: "Apr. 21-31. J. G. Hayes."
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  Search this
Spring  Search this
Grape arbors  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Vegetables  Search this
Bulbs  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 VA086003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA086: Unidentified -- Western View
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61d190f02-6e6d-4b7f-8004-bacf05924823
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20014

Edisto Island -- Oak Island Plantation

Creator:
Seabrook, William E.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oak Island Plantation (Edisto Island, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Edisto Island
General:
See the Western Reserve Historical Society for the original images.
Further sources of information about Oak Island Plantation include: Garden Club of America. Gardens of Colony and State: Gardens and Gardeners of the American Colonies and of the Republic before 1840. New York: C. Scribner's sons, 1931-1934.
Related Materials:
Oak Island Plantation related holdings consist of 4 35mm slides (photographs) and 1 file folder.
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:
Garden houses  Search this
Aerial views  Search this
Porticoes  Search this
Colonnades  Search this
Men  Search this
Civil war -- South Carolina  Search this
Plantations  Search this
African Americans  Search this
Agriculture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC056
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6738c8990-e7a8-4a38-a7f1-b0d874bb022f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12500

[The Hill School Arboretum]: along a driveway to Hill School there is a stand of western red cedars with a grove of persimmons on the other side.

Photographer:
Cheatham, Daphne W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file, color.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
The Hill School Arboretum (Middleburg, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun -- Middleburg
Date:
2015 Jun.
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 -- Middleburg  Search this
Arboretums  Search this
Trees  Search this
Cedar  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Oak  Search this
Driveways  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA490019
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA490: Middleburg -- The Hill School Arboretum
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69d812c03-64d2-4bc1-89e8-222794b1e4f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19416

McKean -- Raku Place

Artist:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Sculptor:
Kemenyffy, Steven, 1943-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Raku Place (McKean, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- McKean -- Erie
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a copy of a book of Susan Hale Kemenyffy's drawings dedicated to Carrie T. Watson Garden Club member Lynn Perry Alstadt, and a copy of "Drawing: The Purpose," edited by Leo Duff and Phil Sawdon. The latter includes a chapter by Susan Hale Kemenyffy titled, "Landscape - Drawing - Drawiing - Landscape' (2008).
General:
The 47 acre property in western Pennsylvania had been logged, stripped of topsoil and used as a dump for garbage and burned out cars when the land and 1950's house were obtained in 1974 by two artists. Mature trees, weeds and enormous mud puddles comprised the landscape. The site has been developed with 18 named gardens, channeled water courses with a string of pools and two ponds to ameliorate the property's tendency to flood every spring, numerous hand-built bridges, and intersecting paths totaling about one mile of walkways. Outbuildings include a chicken house, a Hungarian Tea House cantilevered on a cliff in a conifer forest that overlooks one of the pools, and two artists' studios. Garden structures and outdoor furniture are painted in blues and greens that contrast with and stand out from the lushly planted grounds while sculptures created by the owners have been nestled into the landscape. Hundreds of rocks, slabs and boulders have been dug up and re-positioned to form or edge paths and ponds. Positions have been found for objects including discarded aluminum playground horses that rear up among the trees. Ceramic tiles and sculptures made by the artists contribute to the unique landscape.
An early entrance garden included climbing hydrangea, bergenia lining the walkway, pachysandra and ferns to obscure the front of the house. Later a wider walkway was dug and laid with slabs of Pennsylvania bluestone over gravel, decking and brick walls were built, and 100 feet of climbing hydrangea have been trained around the house and deck. The owners describe their highly personal gardens as naturalized Arts and Crafts designed to suit the topography. They have given fanciful names to their gardens, such as giraffe's place, polka dot garden, alpine forest, great meadow, sky garden, primrose-less path, and Steven's mountain with an elevated metal sculpture "Sirius Dog House" to mark the juncture of earth and sky and the conclusion of the garden.
Raku Place has been shared with many groups for events and has participated in Garden Conservancy Open Days.
Persons associated with the garden include Donald and Sharon Williams (former owners, 1966-1974); Steven Kemenyffy (sculptor, 1974- ); Susan Kemenyffy (artist and landscape designer, 1974- ).
Related Materials:
Raku Place related holdings consist of 1 folder (85 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 -- McKean  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA825
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/kb67f88ddab-9fb8-40f4-a766-11835601428f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16460

Erie -- Wolf Bend Garden

Former owner:
Yahn, Elizabeth J.  Search this
Yahn, Walter S.  Search this
Architect:
Patterson, Chester A.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Maloney, Brett  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie -- Erie
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 20 digital images. The folder includes worksheets, historical and biographical information, and images.
General:
A canopy of mature trees, tall hedges and foundation plantings around the 1940's traditional style house were the backbones for the colorful and textural gardens the current owners have created over twenty years. Spring flowering trees and shrubs including dogwood, crabapple, redbud, ornamental cherries, azaleas and rhododendron were planted throughout the six acre property to celebrate the end of the long, gray winters in western Pennsylvania. Additional gardens were designed beginning in 1998 after the house was enlarged, including a brick patio with a fountain in front of the wide but narrow house that defines the entrance. Tall hedges are kept trimmed and define garden rooms close to the house while newer asymmetrical beds have been added further afield. These beds were planted with daffodils, ornamental grasses and shrubs that deer avoid; since the property is not fenced deer deterrents include a row of colorful ceramic balls to block their path as well as combinations of plants deer do not eat, such as alliums, with the hosta collection. Hanging planters, tuteurs and sculpture that add height and visual interest include three metal spheres that are moved around the garden rooms to highlight blooming. A hedge of crabapple and arborvitae along the road was planted for privacy.
In addition to 45 varieties of hosta and ten varieties of ornamental grasses the twelve garden rooms contain numerous perennials in beds, borders and containers, and collections of sedum, ground cover plants, and hydrangea. The chosen plants have to be hardy enough to survive without special care, and increasing shade from all the trees that were planted dictates more part-sun or shade perennials in the garden beds. Wrought iron furniture from the 1940's was painted purple while vintage cast iron urns were painted white and planted with red annuals. A bed of rocks and a row of ball-shaped boxwood were features inspired by visits to gardens in Japan.
Persons associated with the garden include Walter S. and Elizabeth J. Yahn (former owners, 1940-1980); Chester A. Patterson (architect, 1940); Michael Grab (architect, 1997); Brett Maloney (landscape designer, 1997- ); .
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
Wolf Bend Garden (Erie, Pennsylvania)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA835
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
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Philadelphia -- Casamura

Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Casamura (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information about the house and garden.
General:
Casamura, meaning house within walls, was created by noted Philadelphia architect John Sabatino. Sabatino acquired the site which contained the walled ruins of a nineteenth century Tudor mansion to design and build his residence. The ruins consist of large stone walls, stone columns, limestone lintels and a multistory arch, an intriguing template for the construction of a contemporary residence and garden.
The residence was constructed within the walls in a manner which bifurcate the site, thereby creating two garden opportunities. The highest walls and arch were preserved on the north and east perspective. A large courtyard, the piazza, was created and a hemispheric pond incorporated at the entrance to the residence. The piazza space landscape is highlighted by towering Cryptomeria japonica and Larix deciduas. Groves of Magnolia virginiana were incorporated with an under story planting of Buxus and Hydrangea. Arborvitae and specimen Acer japonica were used to apportion a smaller piazza space outside the master bedroom pavilion. A triad of century old Cedrus Atlantica were preserved outside the walled garden. The palate of this garden incorporated blue and purple hardscape paths highlighted by seasonal planting material.
The southern and western perspective was largely undeveloped until 1995. A plan was conceptualized to create a large pergola enclosed space reflecting the classic plan of the north and eastern perspective while introducing less formal plantings and an entirely different texture and palate. Inside the pergola space, three garden sections were created for kitchen, herbal and aroma gardens with Fig trees planted in each to unify texture. Climbing roses wrap around the interior columns then cross the cover of the pergola to meet Wisteria floribunda.
Other plantings include: Buddleia davidii (ensuring butterfly visitations), Lavender edging, yellow suffused with pink broom and generous use of terra cotta planters planted with pink, coral and white geraniums that provide architectural transition to the house. The landscape provides views from every room in the house and invites one into the garden.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Georgia Doyle (landscape designer, 2000 to present), Joyce de Quantomora (sculptor, 2005).
Related Materials:
Casamura related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA682
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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 allée, 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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Unionville -- Doe Run

Former owner:
Thouron, John Rupert Hunt, 1907-2007  Search this
Thouron, Esther duPont, d. 1984  Search this
Plantsman:
Thouron, John Rupert Hunt, 1907-2007  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Wilmington  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Doe Run (Unionville, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, a site plan, copies of articles about the garden, photocopies of correspondence, and additional information about Sir John Thouron and the property.
Varying Form:
Glencoe.
General:
Doe Run was the home/horse farm/garden of Sir John and Lady Esther (duPont) Thouron. Once known as "Glencoe," it was renamed by Sir John, who was an internationally renowned plantsman and the first to produce a clear yellow clivia. Development of the gardens, which encompassed about 15 acres of the 220-acre estate, began around 1960. Inspired by memories of his native Scotland, Sir John transformed open fields into a series of individual areas including an Alpine rock garden, water features, and English-style cottage gardens (albeit somewhat larger than those associated with the typical cottage). One highlight was a broad, 75-foot-long stone path flanked by herbaceous borders. There were also several greenhouses with orchids and flowers. Unusual plants, such as scarlet willows, a special variety of sweet bay, and new rhododendrons, were acquired from a variety of exotic and foreign sources, including Sir Peter Hutchison's 1978 expedition to China. Sir John passed away in 2007 (Lady Esther had preceded him in 1984). The property was sold in 2008.
Persons associated with the property include Sir John Thouron (former owner and plantsman, ca. 1960-2007) and Lady Esther duPont Thouron (former owner, ca. 1960-1984).
Related Materials:
Doe Run related holdings consist of 2 folders (38 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Unionville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA421
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Sewickley -- Mary's Moveable Feast

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Former owner:
Cerminaro, Anthony  Search this
Owner:
Vann Odom, Mary  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
20 Digital images (color, JPEG files.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Mary's Moveable Feast (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Sewickley
Scope and Contents:
20 digital images and 1 file folder.
General:
Located in western Pennsylvania, this 106' by 65' container garden was started in 1998. The property's main features include a gravel driveway, detached garage, and a large brick patio behind the house. The expansive hardscape provides the foundation for numerous containers arranged by the owner who is also a trained horticulturist. Various plants in plastic and clay pots surround are arranged around arborvitae planted in a twenty-inch Italian clay pot used as the main focal point of the garden. Container gardening allows for the owner to experiment with soil type, sun exposure, and plant material since most plants can moved and transplanted easily in and out of the containers.

The garden is constantly adjusted daily and annually with the growth and variety of the plants. During the fall and winter, the tropical plants, cacti, and houseplants are moved indoors. When the owner began the container garden in 1998, the Plant Hardiness Zone was a Zone 5. In 2019, it had warmed to a Zone 6.

Persons associated with the garden include: Anthony Cerminaro (former owner, 1986-1998); Mary Vann Odom (owner and gardener, 1998- ).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Sewickley  Search this
Container gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA844
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Asheville -- W. K. Symmes Residence

Architect:
Adams, Junius  Search this
Former owner:
Adams, Junius  Search this
Adams, Junius, Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Symmes, W. K., Residence (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a copy of the property plat, a photocopy of a published photograph of the potting shed, and other information.
General:
This two-and-a-half acre garden is located at 2,200 feet altitude in Biltmore Forest, a residential suburb of Asheville in the mountains of western North Carolina. The placement of house and garden take full advantage of the privacy afforded by backing to the 8,000-acre Biltmore estate. The house is approached by a rhododendron-lined lane off the main road and is not visible from the street. A full acre of roadside property remains a mature woods of pine and hardwood, providing it a rural setting. A rock garden is nestled on a slope behind the house and can be viewed from the breakfast room and bedrooms; it also serves as an entrance garden to the guest cottage. Off the living room a circular terrace overlooks three levels of lawn which slope to the vast woods adjoining. An herb garden surrounds the terrace and a rhododendron thicket borders the upper level of the lawn, which is often used as an outdoor dining room. Outbuildings include a 19th century-style, octagon-shaped well house used as a potting shed and a "play house" at the end of a secluded path through the thicket.
Persons associated with the property include Mr. and Mrs. Junius Adams (architect and former owners, 1939-1988).
Related Materials:
W. K. Symmes Residence related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC042
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Asheville -- English Country Garden in Western North Carolina

Former owner:
Adams, Junius  Search this
Architect:
Parker, Charles  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
English Country Garden in Western North Carolina (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, plat; site map; garden tour pamphlet; and Judge Junius G. Adams House: An Architectural History for nomination in National Register of Historic Places, by Daniel J. Vivian.
General:
The Judge Junius G. Adams house is a Tudor Revival-style residence built in 1921 in the Asheville development, Biltmore Forest. The landscape retains many of its historic features. A curvilinear driveway leads from Stuyvesant Drive to the rear of the house and terminates in a circle. Several mature oak trees stand in the front yeard. A dense band of trees wraps along the east side of the property, providing a visual buffer from passing traffic ; and the rear of the property is also heavily forested. Areas around the main house--the gardener's residence and the pool house--are landscaped with a variety of rhododendrons, mountain laurels, azaleas, forsythias, and boxwoods. Along the west side of the pool house is a terrace with flowerbeds.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Judge Junius Adams (former owner, 1921-1933); Burnham S. Colburn (former owner, 1933-1938); Daniel and Eleanor McCarthy (former owners, 1933-1979); Peter Hall (former owner, 1980-1998); Charles N. Parker (architect, 1921); and Anthony Loid (architect of renovations, 1940).
Related Materials:
English Country Garden in Western North Carolina related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC070
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Highlands -- Neese Garden

Former owner:
Neese, Martha Plowden  Search this
Kuckleburg, Ray  Search this
Canning, Robert  Search this
Contractor:
Picklesymers Builders  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Neese Garden (Highlands, N.C.)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Highlands
General:
"The garden is located at 4,000 feet altitude in a primarily summer resort town in the mountains of western North Carolina. Mrs. Neese spent 12 years in Japan and transformed a mountain stream into a Japanese Garden. The stream was dammed to provide a waterfall which can be heard from the porch of the house. Japanese statuary abounds in the garden in typical simplicity and quiet. A moss garden remains a symbol of eternity. There are few flowering plants aside from the native rhododendron hedges that secure privacy. When the garden was first developed only the owners house was near. Now several homes have been built on high slopes above the garden to take advantage of the view.
Mrs. Neese was a writer and Ikebana enthusiast who was awarded for her work by the government of Japan. A garden has been built as a memorial to Martha Neese in front of the Husdon Library in the Highlands.
Persons associated with the property include: Martha Plowden Neese (former owner from 1978 to 1989); Ray Kuckleburg (former owner from 1989 to 1994); Robert Canning (former owner from 1994 to 1997); Picklesymers Builders (contractors).
Related Materials:
Neese Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Highlands  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC038
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Fairview -- Hickory Nut Gap Farm

Former owner:
McClure, James Gore King, Jr. Mr. and Mrs, 1916-1956  Search this
Phillips Judge, 1912-1916  Search this
Spaugh Captain USN Ret, 1908-1912  Search this
Reclaimed property:
Sherrill, Bedford, 1874  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hickory Nut Gap Farm (Fairview, North Carolina)
Scope and Contents:
Folder includes Archives of American Gardens Information Sheet, site plan, and photocopied articles. Garden is noted for several features including boxwood hedges, stone walls, circular paved stone terrace, rock garden, tennis court, vegatable garden, arbor, and apple orchard. Site includes large spring house with water flowing through and a log fort built in 1897. Property features a view of the mountains in western North Carolina.
Biographical / Historical:
Property known as Sherrill's Inn, 1834-1909.

Mrs. James G. K. McClure, Jr. began developing the gardens in 1917 and added more gardens until 1942. She was an artist who had studied in France and England. Some of her paintings are featured in the house.
General:
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. James Gore King McClure, Jr. (former owners, 1916-1956); Judge Phillips (former owner, 1912-1916); Captain Spaugh, USN Ret. (former owner, 1908-1912); Bedford Sherrill (reclaimed property in 1874).
Property was designated a Historic Preservation Property by the North Carolina Cultural Resources Commission in 1975.
Related Materials:
Hickory Nut Gap Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Fairview  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC039
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