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[Miscellaneous Sites in Japan]: looking across the Yokuryuchi Pond to the Rinun-tei (Cloud Touching Arbor) pavilion at the Shugaku-in Imperial Villa in Kyoto.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Shugaku-in Imperial Villa (Kyoto, Japan)
Japan -- Kyoto
Japan -- Kyoto prefecture -- Kyoto
Date:
1935 May.
General:
This part of the garden features a hill combined with a pond and stream a feature typically given the name Tsukiyama-sansui--hill and water.
Historic plate number: "23."
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:
Ponds  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Pavilions  Search this
Gardens -- Japan -- Kyoto  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item JA006016
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / Japan / JA006: Kyoto -- Miscellaneous Sites in Japan
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Archives of American Gardens
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Saint Cloud -- Schneider Garden

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 FR016
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / France
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Schneider Garden]: tea house and roses.

Former owner:
Schneider, Eugene Madame  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
France -- Saint Cloud
Schneider Garden (Saint-Cloud, France)
France -- Ile-de-France -- Hauts-de-Seine -- Saint-Cloud
Date:
1936 Jul.
General:
Historic plate number: "38."
Historic plate caption: "French Gardens."
The garden was visited on July 1, 1936, by the Garden Club of America during its French garden tour.
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:
Rose gardens  Search this
Teahouses  Search this
Arches  Search this
Urns  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Gardens -- France -- Saint-Cloud  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FR016002
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / France / FR016: Saint Cloud -- Schneider Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Schneider Garden]: tea house and planted urns.

Former owner:
Schneider, Eugene Madame  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Lantern slide (col., 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Place:
Schneider Garden (Saint-Cloud, France)
France -- Saint Cloud
France -- Ile-de-France -- Hauts-de-Seine -- Saint-Cloud
Date:
1936 Jul.
General:
Historic plate number: "37."
Historic plate caption: "French Gardens."
The garden was visited on July 1, 1936, by the Garden Club of America during its French garden tour.
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:
Rose gardens  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Teahouses  Search this
Arches  Search this
Urns  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Gardens -- France -- Saint-Cloud  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FR016001
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / France / FR016: Saint Cloud -- Schneider Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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[The Whim]: cloud topiary boxwood punctuate perennial borders.

Photographer:
Whitney, Kate Lucey (Kathryn Lucey)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
The Whim (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Date:
2009 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 -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Benches  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Ocean  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI174010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island / RI174: Newport -- The Whim
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Archives of American Gardens
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Nashville -- The Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Robinson Jr. Garden

Architect:
Asmus, Christian A.  Search this
Clark, Richard R.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Page, Ben  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Nashville  Search this
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Robinson Jr. Garden (Nashville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson -- Nashville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
The garden and residence of Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Robinson represents one of the first "Country Place Era" gardens in Nashville. The Neoclassical home, designed by architects A. Christian Asmus and Richard R. Clark, was built in 1929 by F.J. McCarthy and his wife Mary Byrd McCarthy. When the current owners assumed ownership of the property in 1987, the garden areas near the house were primarily lawns surrounded by towering boxwood hedges, formal and static in design. With the desire to allow more light into the Neoclassical style house as well as to create terraces to accommodate an eight foot change in elevation and a garden room for a swimming pool, the owners turned to their sons-in-law, landscape architect Ben Page (ASLA) and architect Stephen P. Rick (AIA) to renovate the property. The four garden rooms that were designed are arranged laterally alongside and below the house with surrounding high walls and interior low walls. A pre-existing 50-foot antique wrought iron fence and a pergola built on massive piers were incorporated into the design and separate the garden rooms from the natural garden that comprises the rest of the property. The first room is a large terrace that can be tented for special events, with steps down to a more intimate sunken terrace for family use, followed by more steps to a formal parterre rose garden with a pool and fountain in the middle and pear trees espaliered against one wall, and lastly a landscaped pool and new pool house converted from a three car garage with cutting and vegetable gardens nearby. A door in the garden wall closes off the swimming area when it is out of season.
This garden features plant material and hardscape with provenance, starting with the Seven Sisters climbing roses that were transplanted from another family property in the 1930s. Peonies planted by the current owner's mother still thrive below the pool house and border the cutting and vegetable gardens. The antique wrought iron fence was salvaged from another Nashville property and bricks used for the walks once comprised East Nashville sidewalks laid in the late 1800s. A Charlie Hunt sculpture "Dove of Peace" was carved from a foundation stone salvaged from an East Nashville church, Saint Ann's Episcopal (1882-1998). Native limestone and Tennessee Crab Orchard stone are local materials used for the walls and terraces.
In early spring a row of Yoshino cherry trees blooms along one side of a brick walkway just inside the high limestone wall with tulips blooming on the other side. Pansies and tulips surround the fountain in the rose garden for early color. In summer Annabelle hydrangeas border the swimming pool, and perennial flower beds come into bloom.
The gardens on the estate provide ample opportunities for a wide variety of social, civic and charitable events. One such event was the 1993 Swan Ball Patron's Party for the benefit of Cheekwood Botanical Barden and Museum of Art. The current owner has also hosted a series of literary salons to benefit the Nashville Public Library. Numerous local non-profits have benefited from fundraisers and garden tours hosted at the estate.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. F.J. and Mary Byrd McCarthy (former owners, 1929-1931); Mr. Edwin Wilson Craig and Elizabeth Wade Craig (former owners, 1931-1987); Christian A. Asmus and Richard R Clark (architects, 1929-1939); Ben Page, ASLA (landscape architect, 1988-1990); Stephen P. Rick (architect, 1988-1990); William Ralston (sculptor); Charlie Hunt (sculptor); Pink Ray (groundskeeper, 1931-1958); Mark Owen (groundskeeper, 1948-1971); Roy Goddard (groundskeeper, 1972-1981); Malcolm Campbell (grounds manager, 1981-1990); Norman David Pugh (grounds manager, 1990-present); Michele Webber (gardener, 2010-present).
Related Materials:
The Mr. and Mrs. Walter M. Robinson Jr. Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (69 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 -- Tennessee -- Nashville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN076
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
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Archives of American Gardens
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Dallas -- Gibson Garden

Landscape designer:
Finsley, Rosa  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gibson Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder contains a work sheet; site plans; six books of garden diary information and magazine and newspaper publication copies; and dvd.
General:
The purpose of this garden was to create an oasis of serene beauty, incorporating four outdoor rooms that offer hospitality and peace. The "Cottage Garden" at the front of the house includes a walk through the woods. In spring, layers of white "cloud nine" dogwood make a display with tulips, azaleas and wild mountain laurel. This garden also shows bright colors in summer and autumn. The second room, called the "Natural Springs Garden" reveals a Japanese-style garden with koi ponds and a waterfall. A Japanese teahouse serves as the focal point of the space. The "Oak Lawn Garden," the third room, consists of memorabilia, such as a blue glass bottle tree, stone carved angels, and a Portuguese roundel, from the owner's former home in the Oak Lawn area of Dallas. "The Back Yard" garden receives the most sun of all the outdoor rooms. Five foot azalea borders hide the compost area. Most of the 900 square feet of The Back Yard garden is grassed on two levels with a symmetrically spreading native pecan tree holding a high hung double porch swing.
People associated with this property include: Ferne and Arthur Koch (former owners, early 1960s-1971); and Rosa Finsley (landscape designer, 1971-present).
Related Materials:
Gibson Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 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 -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Water gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX079
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Tyler -- Tapestry Garden

Provenance:
The Gertrude Windsor Garden Club  Search this
The Gertrude Windsor Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Johnston Family (TX)  Search this
Roper Family (TX)  Search this
Norton Family (TX)  Search this
Garden designer:
Babin, Wayne  Search this
Horticulturist:
Breedlove, Laurie  Search this
Photographer:
Bufe, Dee Dee  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Texas -- Smith County -- Tyler
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 17 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This 1/3 acre residential garden was established in 1995. The landscape was designed by a friend of the current owners, Dr. Wayne Babin, an experienced landscape and garden designer. He and his wife, Kathy, also a Gertrude Windsor Garden Club member, are accomplished horticulturists. Its distinct garden areas, antique artifacts and planters, and consistency of shades and shapes of green, all interconnected by paths of crushed granite, pea gravel, stone and brick.
In the front part of the garden, the pea gravel pathway bordered by dwarf yaupon hedges creates a horizontal allee that bisects the entire space and contrasts with the vertical lines of the home with its symmetric entry and Mansard roofline. Beds of Asian jasmine are juxtaposed with beds of leafier English ivy. The groundcover here is Blue Atlas Cedar and a 'Green Hornet' maple sits amidst the hardwoods and dogwood on the perimeter. The entrance features crushed granite and wire topiaries, with the doorway guarded by antique concrete reclining lions. A small gravel garden to the left of the entry and outside the dining room's window is lined with clipped boxwood and features an antique terracotta planter. Along the driveway, privacy from the street is created by a brick and treillage pergola draped in wisteria. An English terracotta planter on stand and faux bois table and bench are also featured here. More crushed granite lies between brick borders ending at the homeowner's raised herb garden. A cloud hedge of yaupon borders the driveway. Square planters with clipped boxwood globes are placed throughout the brick terrace. Along the far side of the drive, two concrete planters with globe shaped boxwood are interspersed with aspidistra, yaupon hedges and camellias.
The original back terrace's half-rounded shape allowed for Dr. Babin's use of triangular beds with aerial hedges of Savannah hollies under planted with dwarf mondo grass. Down two steps and past this hedge is a flagstone terrace and then an octagonal shaped gravel garden adorned with a pair of antique obelisks and centered with an iron dolphin whose shell shaped container is planted with lemon balm sedum. Surrounding these rooms are a row of Cherry laurels planted along the back fence and pruned yearly to keep their height contained, also varieties of azaleas, including some from the original garden planted in the 1970's, dogwood, pittosporum, viburnum, a needlepoint holly and a small stand of little gem magnolias. In a prominent spot nestled among the azaleas blooms is an immense 'Gunsmoke' camellia planted in the late 1960's. In contrast to the verdant abundance at eye level, pale concrete planters of varying shapes and sizes all hold clipped boxwoods rounded to perfection. A series of dwarf yaupons also rounded are planted in the beds next to the terraces.
Persons associated with the garden include: Johnston Family (former owners, 1965-1966); Roper Family (former owners, 1966-1980); Norton Family (former owners, 1980-1983); Dr. Wayne Babin (garden designer, 2000-present); Laurie Breedlove (horticulturist, 2008-present).
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 -- Texas -- Tyler  Search this
Tapestry Garden (Tyler, Texas)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX207
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Fort Washington -- The Highlands

Former owner:
Roosevelt, Nicholas Guy Mr Mrs, 1883?-1965  Search this
Architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Landscape architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Creator:
Highlands Historical Society  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Highlands (Fort Washington, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Fort Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, narrative history, copies of articles, Garden Club of America correspondence, and copy of "The Highlands Preservation Master Plan" by George E. Patton (December 1977).
General:
The Highlands lies on the old Skippack Pike in the White Marsh Valley. The English-style stone house was built by Anthony Morris in 1796. The Sheaff's developed the garden with two stone walls--one being crenelated. During Caroline S. Sinkler's ownership after 1915, the garden was renovated closely following the original existing features. Along both walls, there used to be lean-to greenhouses. These were removed by Sinkler and used to create a new wall. The plan of the garden had two axes that formed four separate gardens, one of them a parterre with a large sundial. Small pools, Italian sculptures, and garden ornaments were placed in the garden during Sinkler's time. Decay of the garden began after the death of Mrs. Roosevelt, when the property was bequeathed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Anthony Morris (former owner, 1796); George Sheaff (former owner); John Sheaff (former owner, ?-1915); Caroline Sinkler (former owner, 1915-); Nicholas G. and Emily Roosevelt (former owners, ?-1970); Archie Coutts (gardener); Wilson A. Eyre (landscape architect, 1917); George Saylor (gardener); Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (owners, 1970); and Highlands Historical Society.
Related Materials:
The Highlands related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 glass lantern slides and 7 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
The Highlands, ca. 1930.
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 -- Fort Washington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA008
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 -- Laverock Hill

Creator:
Starr, Isaac Tatnall Mr Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Laverock Hill (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia -- Chestnut Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and brief descriptions.
General:
The garden, 100' by 180' is placed on one side of the house and is enclosed by a brick wall with balustrading occurring at intervals. The plan of the garden is cruciform, two axes marked by turf strips crossing in the center at a round pool. The four sections are square beds. A broad turf path extends across the garden to a covered pavilion.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Tatnall Starr (former owners); Charles Adams Platt (architect and landscape architect); and Ellen Shipman (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Laverock Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 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 PA017
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16503

Pittsburgh -- Reverie

Former owner:
Scaife, Jenny Boyle  Search this
Scaife, Marvin F.  Search this
Krieger, Karl F.  Search this
Krieger, Janet F.  Search this
Gray, Edna  Search this
Designer of lily pond and pergola:
Sturgeon, Everett  Search this
Owner:
Macpherson, Trevor  Search this
Macpherson, Antonia  Search this
Horticulturalist:
Burgess, Joseph O.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Morton, Burt  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reverie (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopy of an article, and other information.
General:
From the street one can tell that Reverie was the work of a creative gardener: the yew hedges have been sculpted in a crenellated pattern. A flagstone walkway leads to the house with garden beds on either side containing ferns, ivy, toadflax and pachysandra ground covers, boxwoods and other evergreen shrubs. To one side the driveway is studded with cobblestone patches, and on the other side there is a moss garden with shade-loving perennials and shrubs including hosta and bleeding heart, hydrangeas, hollies and mountain laurel. Creeping thyme with a pink flower was used extensively as a ground cover in the entry garden, and boulders were placed around the perimeter. The gardens behind the two-story stucco house are entered through a wrought iron gate. A patio was laid with three large sandstones and randomly placed cobbles. Stone and cobble walkways lead to different parts of the garden and ground covers grow over and around the walkways. Further down in the garden there is a large rectangular koi pond flanked by two pergolas with espaliered fruit trees. A small cobblestone patio was installed next to the garage. Additional straight line hedges marking off garden beds are clipped in button and cloud patterns. In all the garden areas perennials, ground covers and evergreen and deciduous shrubs are featured.
The previous owners created this garden beginning in the 1970s with the help of landscape architect Burt Morten. In 2009, the owners worked with Joseph Burgess, a horticulturist to make changes and as employed help managing the pond for koi, gold fish, frogs and plants. The owners have made every effort to maintain the symmetry of the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Marvin F. and Jenny Boyle Scaife (former owners, 1916-1923); John F. and Rachel Mellon Walton (former owners, 1924-1929); Gladys D. Ober (former owner, 1929-1960); James and Edna Gray (former owners, 1960-1970); Karl F. and Janet F. Krieger (former owners, 1970-2007); Burt Morton (landscape designer, 1970s); Trevor and Antonia Macpherson (2007- ); Everett Sturgeon (designer of lily pond and pergola, 1987); Joseph O. Burgess (horticulturalist, 2002- ).
Related Materials:
Reverie related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 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 -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA690
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16551

Radnor -- The Villanova Conference Center

Former owner:
Townsend, John Barnes, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Paul And Ford  Search this
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Paul, Oglesby  Search this
Architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Montrose (Radnor, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Radnor
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets and copies of articles. Three 35 mm. slides are not catalogued.
Former Title:
Montrose
General:
Under the ownership of Mr. and Mrs. John Townsend, the property covered about 36 acres. It was planned and planted by Oglesby Paul in 1915. The property was sold in 1977 to Sun Co. for use as a management training center for the company and its subsidiaries. Additional buildings were erected on the site. In 1998, Villanova University bought the site and renamed it The Villanova Conference Center.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barnes Townsend (former owners, 1914-?); Oglesby Paul (landscape architect); Wilson Eyre (architect); Sun Company (former owner, 1977-1998); and Villanova University (owner, 1998-present).
Related Materials:
The Villanova Conference Center related holdings consist of 3 folders (4 35 mm. slides and 5 photoprints)
Additional images located in Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
See others in:
Lewis & Valentine Collection, 1918-1970

J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
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 -- Radnor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA048
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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[The Meadow Club of Southampton]: clubhouse viewed from privet arch.

Photographer:
Hyde, Dana  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
The Meadow Club of Southampton (Southampton, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Southampton
Date:
2008 Aug.
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:
Lawns  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Hydrangeas  Search this
Clubhouses  Search this
Clouds  Search this
Gardens -- New York -- Southampton  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY443005
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY443: Southampton -- Meadow Club of Southampton, The
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Kummer Garden]: woodland garden: 'Cloud 9' dogwoods and white pine.

Photographer:
Voorhees, Reed I.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Kummer Garden (St. Louis, Missouri)
United States of America -- Missouri -- St. Louis
Date:
1998 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Missouri -- St. Louis  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Pine  Search this
Trees  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MO018006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Missouri / MO018: St. Louis -- Kummer Garden
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[Kummer Garden]: south garden: pink dogwoods, "Cloud 9" dogwoods, boxwood, and iris.

Photographer:
Voorhees, Reed I.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Kummer Garden (St. Louis, Missouri)
United States of America -- Missouri -- St. Louis
Date:
1998 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Missouri -- St. Louis  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Box  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Edging (inorganic)  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MO018007
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Missouri / MO018: St. Louis -- Kummer Garden
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[Sea Meadow]: banks of Rugosa roses form an entrance to the beach.

Photographer:
Ozols, Anna  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file, color)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Sea Meadow (Beverly, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Beverly
Date:
2011 Jul.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Beverly  Search this
Beaches  Search this
Bays  Search this
Roses  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Clouds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA620014
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA620: Beverly -- Sea Meadow
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Archives of American Gardens
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Baltimore -- Rusty Rocks

Former owner:
Bouton, Edward H.  Search this
Bouton, Luella  Search this
Tormey, A.J.  Search this
Cloud, W.W.  Search this
Cloud, W.W. Mrs  Search this
Minutilli, Joseph D.  Search this
Garden designer:
Bouton, Luella  Search this
Provenance:
Marty, Kenneth B.  Search this
Marty, Beatrice H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Place:
Rusty Rocks (Baltimore, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Baltimore
Scope and Contents:
Rusty Rocks related holdings consist of 2 folders and 173 lantern slides including 153 autochomes. Folder 1 includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and other information. Images 174-203 are autochromes.
General:
The two-acre property is situated in an abandoned rock quarry in Baltimore, Maryland. The home and terraces were created using rocks from the quarry; the unusual properties of the stone gave Rusty Rocks its name. The house was built in 1907 within Roland Park, an early planned suburb laid out by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and Edward H. Bouton, president of the Roland Park Company. Bouton and his wife, Luella, were the original owners of Rusty Rocks. Luella Bouton transformed the landscape there into a wildflower sanctuary. A series of terraces, shaded by giant oaks, sycamores, and dogwood, evoked the feel of extensive woodlands.
The garden included wisteria, wildflowers, mertensia, and violets. The space acted as a setting for community gatherings and wildflower preservation advocacy work by Luella Bouton.
Persons associated with the garden include Edward H. & Luella Bouton (former owners, 1907-1930s?), A. J. Tormey (former owner, 1940s?), Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Cloud (former owners, 1950s?), Joseph D. Minutilli (former owner, 1960s-1990s?).
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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD009
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
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[Shadowlawn]: Front yard, facing south, trees and shrubs.

Photographer:
Chase, Lynda M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Shadowlawn (Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
Date:
1989 May.
Scope and Contents:
Front yard, facing south, trees and shrubs, foreground L to R-Tina Crabs, Dwarf Mugo Pines. Midyard-Lace Bark Pine. Background-White Cloud Crabswith neighbor's Concolor Spruce behind.
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 -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Pine  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Crabapples  Search this
Spruce  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item IA008003
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa / IA008: Des Moines -- Shadowlawn
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Archives of American Gardens
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Winnetka -- House in the Garden

Architect:
Beeby, Thomas H.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Nevins, Debrorah  Search this
Arborist:
Bartlett Tree Experts  Search this
Landscape architect:
Mariani Landscape  Search this
Provenance:
Lake Geneva Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
House in the Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook -- Winnetka
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
The three acre property was cleared of all but two trees and graded so that the house, nine garden rooms, and even the walk into the woodland garden would be accessible to people with differing physical abilities. The house is styled after a 16th century French manor house without stairs that might impede anyone from entering. Garden rooms are enclosed by tall clipped yew hedges in the neoclassical style. The formal motor court in front of the house has a double row of pleached linden at the perimeter and a central medallion of clipped boxwood, English ivy, lawn and four sphere shaped yews. The terrace behind the house is edged with petunias in summer leading to a lawn and a woodland garden planted with evergreens and wildflowers. Along one side of the central lawn there is an alleĢe of honey locust with large containers filled with tulips in spring and hydrangeas in summer backed by a perennial and shrub garden with a white garden at one end that includes roses, cosmos and tree peonies. Parterres planted with roses and varieties of herbs that would have been found in monastery gardens, topiaries shaped like swans, and a pergola covered by wisteria were inspired by a 16th century French engraving. West of the house in one of the few pitched areas there is a paved patio with boxwood clipped to resemble billowing clouds, known as the amphitheater. A wetlands known as the dells was constructed to retain run-off from heavy rainfall.
Throughout the property the walkways are wide and flat so that a person in a wheel chair could have another person walking beside them. Fragrance also was an important quality when choosing plants. An antique maple shades a provincial fountain, redbuds, violas, and ferns, and the other historic tree on the property is an elm. The property attracts wildlife, including more than 120 bird species that feed on the berries, breeding mallards, and a fox family. Various evergreen and deciduous trees around the perimeter are enclosed by woven willow branch wattle fencing.
Persons associated with the garden include Thomas H. Beeby (architect, 1990); Deborah Nevins (landscape designer, 1992); Bartlett Tree Experts (arborist, 2016- ); Mariani Landscape (landscape architects, 2016- ).
Related Materials:
House in the Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (23 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 -- Illinois -- Winnetka  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL183
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
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Archives of American Gardens
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[House in the Garden]: boxwood are shaped like clouds in the amphitheater garden that rises above a paving block patio.

Photographer:
Bryan, Linda Oyama  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
House in the Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook -- Winnetka
Date:
2011 May.
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 -- Illinois -- Winnetka  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Crabapples  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Patios  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item IL183022
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois / IL183: Winnetka -- House in the Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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