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Pittsburgh -- Hartwood County Park

Architect:
Hopkins, Alfred  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greely, Rose, 1887-1969  Search this
Stiles, Ezra C.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hartwood County Park (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopy of articles about Mrs. John Lawrence, and other information.
General:
Originally called Hartwood Farm, this 629 acre property (originally 480 acres) was established in 1927 and owned by Mr. and Mrs. John Wheeler Lawrence. The Tudor style house with Gothic influences was designed by Alfred Hopkins. Mary Flynn Lawrence, wife of John Wheeler, was instrumental in the development of the gardens on the property including a formal garden and arboretum. The driveways, lawns and original formal gardens were designed by Ralph Griswold of Nicolet & Griswold Inc of Pittsburgh. Griswold's plan was not fully implemented. An additional survey and design was completed by two more landscape architects until 1938 when Rose Greely of Washington, DC was hired to bring the property into a unified plan. In the 1930s, Mrs. Lawrence had over 93,000 pine tree seedlings.
Persons associated with the garden include Alfred Hopkins (architect, 1927-1929), Ezra Stiles (landscape architect, 1930s), Rose Greely (landscape architect, 1930s), Agnes Selkirk Clark (landscape architect, 1930s), Stanley Preston (gardener, 1947-1960), Dave Weslie (gardener, 1950s), John Wheeler Lawrence and Mary Flynn Lawrence (former owners,1924), Allegheny County (current owner, 1969-present).
The property was opened to the public in 1976.
Related Materials:
Hartwood County Park related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 35mm slide (photograph); 9 digital images)
Archival materials about Hartwood are located in the Rose Greeley architectural drawings and papers at the University of Virginia's Alderman Memorial Library. Historic photographs and documents are held in Hartwood Mansion's files.
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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 PA405
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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Madison -- Twin Pines

Landscape designer:
Griffin, Rick  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Jackson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Twin Pines (Madison, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Madison County -- Madison
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Twin Pines was named for a pair of pine trees growing in front of the Georgian style house which are remnants of the timber forest and pasture that preceded this one-acre property and adjoining golf course. Many of the plants came from cuttings and bulbs from family gardens, their own previous gardens, or were traded with friends. Although the gardens including hardscape were designed when the house was built in 1992, work is ongoing and plantings are redesigned and replaced as light levels, deer predations, and calamitous weather events require. Behind the house there is a formal brick terrace with walkways dividing parterres, low walls and steps, and a bubbling fountain; there is also a round dining patio and a round brick bordered rose bed on the same axis, inspired by great Mississippi Delta gardens. Despite the straight lines of the brick terrace, the rectangular beds are softened by less formal plantings of perennials with boxwood in the corners. The lawn below the terrace leads to the open lawns of the golf course, with a border between planted with perennials that deer do not favor, such as salvia, canna, lemon balm, sedum, ornamental grass, iris, and spirea.
In the front yard there is a pine grove under planted with azaleas, with pine straw instead of grass except against the curb. Sasanqua camellias, aspidistra, daffodils, magnolia, sweet gum and cedar line the curving driveway and screen the neighboring house. A shade garden along one side of the house has azaleas, ferns, holly, hostas, leopard plant, Solomon seal, and mahonia leading to a fountain with a pineapple ornament. Miniature mondo grass serves as lawn grass in the shade. Along the other side of the house there is a dry creek bed that is connected to the drainage system and flower beds with daffodils, daisies, ligularia, yellow daylilies, iris and hostas along the drive to the two-car garage. A new dawn climbing rose is growing up the side of the garage over a fenced service area where empty pots and gardening tools are stored.
Persons associated with the garden include: Rick Griffin (landscape designer, 1992-1996).
Related Materials:
Twin Pines related holdings consist of 1 folder (37 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 -- Mississippi -- Madison  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS069
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Pass Christian -- Middlegate Japanese Gardens

Former owner:
Hecht, Rudolph S., 1885 - 1956  Search this
Landscape architect:
DeBuys, Rathbone, 1875-1960  Search this
Provenance:
New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Middlegate Japanese Gardens (Pass Christian, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Harrison County -- Pass Christian
Scope and Contents:
This folder includes: photographs, correspondences, drawings, invoices, purchase orders, garden designs, newspaper articles, magazine articles, a thesis, and party invitations.
General:
Located on three acres in the town of Pass Christian, Mississippi is the site of Middlegate Japanese garden. Its original owners, Rudolph and Lynne Watkins Hecht were inspired by a 1924 trip to Japan and began cultivating their own Japanese-style garden upon their return. Middlegate was opened to the public in the mid-1930s. In addition to public visiting hours, the Hechts frequently held private family events and even hosted dignitaries from abroad in their sunken garden. Private family events included an annual Easter egg hunt, weddings, and 4th of July celebrations.
An azalea lined path at the entrance of the garden led to a Torri gate, revealing a Shinto temple and a jasmine covered arbor. A bamboo walk featured a fountain, two monumental Japanese stone lanterns, and Japanese sculpture. A small red, lacquered "wishing" bridge led to a blue-tiled tea house with a Buddha sitting on a lotus blossom elevated twenty feet in the air sittings opposite the bridge. A large sunken garden with a fountain, fronting a guesthouse included lotus blooms, shrubs and trees. Traditional Japanese garden features and furnishings included stone lanterns, a Torri gate, a Buddha shrine, a rickshaw, sculptures, bridges, and stone pagodas. Other garden features included gazebos, arbors, terraces, a guesthouse, two teahouses, and a bath house. Water features such as waterfalls, a swimming pool, lakes, fish and lily ponds, and reflecting pools were scattered throughout the grounds.
In August 1969, Middlegate Japanese garden suffered damage when Hurricane Camille struck the Gulf coast. In August 2005, Middlegate Japanese garden was extensively damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The garden possessed a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, both native and imported. Plantings included forsythia, boxwood, weeping willow, English ivy, white and yellow jasmine bushes, timber bamboo, giant bamboo, Japanese cherry trees, Japanese maple, Mediterranean fan palm, Japanese plum trees, magnolia trees, pine trees, peach trees, almond trees, pecan trees, live oaks, lotus blossoms, azaleas, and Camellia japonica.
Persons associated with the property include: Mrs. Lynn Boyd Watkins (former owner, 1911-1923); Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph S. Hecht (former owner, 1923-1961); Rathbone DeBuys (architect, 1920s-1930s), Obata Takumi (sculptor, 1735)
Related Materials:
Middlegate Japanese Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 35mm. slides (photographs) + 134 digital images)
Additonal documentation is located in the Billy Bourdin Historical Collection, Pass Christian Historical Society.
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 -- Mississippi -- Pass Christian  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS040
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi
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Ridgeland -- McLennan Garden

Landscape architect:
Brown, Carter  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Jackson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
McLennan Garden (Ridgeland, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Madison County -- Ridgeland
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 23 digital images. The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
In 2003 the Italian style house on a zero lot line property of less than one acre was purchased and since the owners were avid gardeners they planted vegetable and ornamental gardens. Deer and other wildlife came in from nearby woods and ate whatever was growing. The adjacent lot was vacant and could not be built on due to a gas line running through it. The owners purchased that lot in 2010, hired landscape architect Carter Brown, and created a New Orleans style garden with a vegetable, herb and flower potager. Discreet rebar fencing encloses the potager which provides an abundance of produce and has a conversation and fire pit in one corner. A paved courtyard behind the house was enlarged to contain a new lap pool as well as patio seating. The original property had mature oak and pine trees, and the new planting scheme included many typically southern trees and shrubs such as crape myrtle, cypress, magnolia, sasanqua, camellia, cleyera, and oleaster.
Sinuous crushed limestone paths bordered with lush banks of liriope separate ornamental beds from the zoysia grass lawn and continue through the potager. The entrance garden is shaded so is planted with ferns, palmetto palm, azaleas, hosta, and hydrangea; the walkway leads to a garden swing opposite a birdbath. A sunny bed against the stucco courtyard wall has zinnias and elephant ears in summer, a redbud, boxwood and hydrangea, and a large fountain basin. Antique Italian double doors provide an entrance from the garden, and additional doors made from old iron fencing separate the courtyard from the service area and driveway. The potager has a statue of St. Francis of Assisi ringed with seasonal flowers. The vegetable beds contain lettuces, kale and celery in winter and tomatoes, okra, green beans and cucumbers grown on tuteurs, as well as eggplant, squash, and bell peppers in summer. Run-off at the south end of the property is controlled by plantings of cypress and Louisiana iris.
Persons associated with the garden include Carter Brown (landscape architect, 2009).
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 -- Mississippi -- Ridgeland.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS071
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Winnetka -- Haynes Garden

Landscape architect:
Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951  Search this
Root & Hollister  Search this
Architect:
Otis & Clark  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Guild of Winnetka  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Haynes Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
Timberleigh (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook -- Winnetka
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets articles and lists of notable plants and shrubs.
Varying Form:
Timberleigh formerly known as.
General:
Located on 1.8 acres, this property is located on the shore of Lake Michigan in an area called Hubbard Woods. The Italian Renaissance revival style house was originally built in circa 1925-1926 by Otis and Clark for Frank Brach of the famous candy company. According to the Garden Club of America's 1933 annual meeting book, Jens Jensen designed the original plan for the grounds, Hollister and Root designed the small formal garden while the owners designed the perennial garden. At that time, the garden was designed for spring effect with a strip of woods on either side of the drive planted with clumps of daffodils and mertensia and bordered with primroses in shades of yellow and bronze. The small formal garden located directly to the south of the house was designed for a green garden in winter and beds planted entirely of pansies from April until mid-June. A tennis court and swimming pool beyond the fornal garden were approached by a grass walk bordered by an arborvitae hedge.
Between 2007 and 2008, the gardens were revamped after a complete renovation of the house. The hydrangea bed at the front of the house was enhanced and hydrangeas were added to the borders on the north and south property lines where pine trees and arborvitae were planted to provide more privacy. Existing walls were elongated, the driveway modified by curving it to make the approach more dramatic, a large parking court in the front of the house was constructed, French drains were added to improve drainage, and trees were planted to disguise the entrance to the garage. A gate was also constructed to separate the front and back gardens. A side shade garden leads to two blue stone terraces, one overlooking the pool and another lower terrace overlooking Lake Michigan.
Garden features on the lakeside garden include a classically styled wooden trellised pergola which houses one of the many garden statues.
In 2011, this garden won the President's Award for residential design from the Illinois chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Gold Award for residential design from PLANET. The garden has been featured on the Garden Conservancy's Open Days. In addition to private parties, the garden has been the host of meetings of the Garden Guild of Winnetka, Town and Country Arts club and the Woman's Board of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brach (former owner, 1925-1931), Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Scott (former owners, 1933);; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Haynes (former owners, 2005-2012); Otis and Clark (architects, circa 1925); Jens Jensen (landscape architect of grounds, 1920s or 1930s); Hollister and Root (landscape architect of formal garden, 1920s or 1930s); Mariani Landscaping (landscapers, 2007-2012); .
Related Materials:
Haynes Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide; 20 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 -- Illinois -- Winnetka  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL037
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Winnetka -- The Metzler Garden

Landscape designer:
Mariani, John ASLA  Search this
Architect:
Beman, Spencer Solon  Search this
Former owner:
Kostbade, Charles J.  Search this
Packard Mr.  Search this
Ellis, Robert M. Mr.  Search this
Ellis, Robert M. Mrs.  Search this
Werth family  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Mark Mr.  Search this
Fitzpatrick, Mark Mrs.  Search this
Newman, Richard Mr.  Search this
Newman, Richard Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Guild of Winnetka  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Metzler Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook County -- Winnetka
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles about the property, the area, and the architect, and other information.
General:
The Metzler Garden comprises two acres in the flood plain of the Skokie River and is prone to flooding from the nearby Skokie Lagoons during periods of heavy rainfall. The property is also vulnerable to deer living in the Lagoons. The owners added a wedge shaped lot on the north side of their original property and commissioned John Mariani, ASLA, to design a wide border of prairie plants, perennial flowers and shrubs that deer do not like to eat. Behind the perennial border a screen of pine trees was planted along the perimeter of the property to block the view of the larger houses that are replacing the smaller, original homes built in the 1930s in this planned community. A cutting garden was created nearer to the house that is protected by a picket fence but deer repellant sprays are also employed.
The plant selection in the deep border includes ligularia, bee balm, ajuga, rudbeckia, catmint, astilbe, Joe Pye weed, chelone, and shrubby barberry, chosen for their tolerance of wet conditions and deer resistance. The cottage-style fenced cutting garden is bisected by crossing slate walkways with boxwoods planted in the central corner of each garden bed. There is a children's play house and a small playground for grandchildren with shredded bark mulch ground cover to reduce muddiness. Foundation plantings at the house and play house include roses, peonies, Annabelle hydrangeas, catmint, euonymous and garden begonias.
The Skokie Lagoons were built by the Civilian Conservation Corps beginning in 1933. Previously the marsh land of the Skokie River's flood plain had been drained by farmers who grew horseradish successfully in the peaty soil. The peat fields flooded in the spring rains and would catch on fire in dry conditions. The Lagoons are made up of seven miles of interconnected waterways and kept free of wastewater due to the later installation of pipes, pumps and channels. The Lagoons also were dredged and deepened to improve the fish habitat, and are used as a recreation area for fishing, birding, and small craft boating.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles J. Kostbade, Jr. (former owner, 1929-1941); Mr. Packard (former owner, circa 1941-1948); Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Ellis (former owners, 1953); Werth family (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Mark Fitzpatrick (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Richard Newman (former owners of lot added to property); Spencer Solon Beman (Architect, 1929); John Mariani ASLA, (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
The Metzler Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 IL127
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Athens -- Frierson Garden

Landscape architect:
Angell, Thomas  Search this
Gardener:
Ransom, Kim  Search this
Sculptor:
Smith, Dennis  Search this
Provenance:
Junior Ladies Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Frierson Garden (Athens, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Clarke -- Athens
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of an article and a garden tour description.
General:
Originally an older home and clay tennis court, the half-acre Frierson Garden was established in 2006 when the owners added the adjoining lot to their property and installed a formal Italian-style garden with the assistance of landscape architect Thomas Angell (ASLA). The Italian Renaissance-style of this garden is evident from the street, with clipped holly hedges lining the crushed gravel and brick walkways to a centrally placed planted urn in the area known as the espy, or viewing area looking out to the garden. Next the water feature is comprised of a circular fountain with a runnel edged in flower beds, ending in a diamond shaped reservoir. The symmetry of this garden is evident in two rows of raised planting boxes on either side of the water feature that are used for seasonal flowers and vegetables. Rockwork steps lead to a lawn of zoysia grass with more steps down to a veranda for outdoor entertaining. Italian cypress trees evoke the Mediterranean influence of this garden's design.
Next to the house on the original property there is a formal herb garden entered through white picket fences with a grass walkway between two beds planted with boxwood, pansies, violets and pittosporum as well as herbs. Twelve varieties of roses are planted along another picket fence along the edge of a zoysia grass lawn known as the 'green beach' and used the grandchildren to play football. Sculptures are placed around the entire garden, including one of a child playing tennis by Dennis Smith. Container-planted ferns, roses, a grapefruit tree and a pine tree and espaliered apple and pear trees are other features of this garden.
The Frierson Garden has been open for the Piedmont Gardeners Annual Garden Tour and has been featured in a garden tour benefitting the Athens Children's Choir.
Persons associated with the garden include Thomas Angell, ASLA (landscape architect, 2005-2007); Kim Ransom (gardener, 2007-present); Dennis Smith (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Frierson Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 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 -- Georgia -- Athens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA191
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Lookout Mountain -- Steven & Susan Bradley Garden

Former owner:
Bradley, Susan  Search this
Bradley, Steven  Search this
Landscape designer:
Lea, Patricia  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Steven & Susan Bradley Garden (Lookout Mountain, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Dade County -- Lookout Mountain
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and garden tour guides.
General:
Steven and Susan Bradley worked for nearly thirty years to transform six of their thirty-three acre property into a coherent garden that accommodates a steep terrain, displays unusual and colorful plants, and is seamless with the natural surroundings including distant views of the Smoky Mountains. During the early years of their ownership the woodlands needed to be cleared of fallen limbs and dead trees, including many dogwood trees that had succumbed to anthracnose blight. The forest floor was opened up to more light, allowing wild flowers and native pinxter to thrive, and the Bradleys added naturalized beds of spring bulbs. Their sustainable practices of using cow dung and leaf mold as fertilizers and severely limiting the use of herbicides and pesticides has encouraged birds, salamanders and beneficial insects onto the property. Walkways wide enough for two people were installed to make the terrain passable, with plantings of shrubs alongside blocking steep drops that might be dangerous. A severely eroded slope next to the house was improved by channeling and containing the overflow of water from a neighbor's property and installing water-loving plants nearby. There are mature oak, hemlock, buckeye and pine trees as well as native mountain laurel, azaleas and rhododendron, oak leaf hydrangea and viburnum planted throughout the property, the dogwood have reappeared, and a stand of Japanese maples the Bradleys planted reminded them of a previous residence in Japan.
An underground water system of nearly two miles was installed and electric and telephone wires were run underground. Boulders were dug out of planting beds. Perennials including black-eyed Susan and phlox were allowed to self-sow and spread to ground that had been improved with composts, and Siberian iris have been divided and replanted to fill a steep bank next to the house that was dangerous to mow when planted in grass. The combination of native, common and unusual plants provides bloom for nine months of the year. One bed holds Exbury azaleas, species Rhododendron bought in Steven Bradley's native Washington state, and an Alabama snow wreath that in 2009 was awarded the Catherine Beattle medal for excellence in horticulture by the Garden Club of Lookout Mountain.
All the land in the area was inhabited by the Cherokee Nation prior to their displacement in 1838. The vacant land was then auctioned to the surviving widows and orphans of soldiers who fought in the War of 1812, and the property the Bradley's owned and gardened was passed down through one family before they purchased it.
This garden has been featured in many garden tours. Proceeds from tours have supported the work of The Garden Conservancy and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
Persons associated with the garden include Ashley and Ruth Purse (former owners, 1948-1960); Robert and Helen Davenport (former owners, 1960-1980); Steven and Susan Bradley (former owners, 1980-2009); Patricia Lea (garden designer, 1985-2009)
Related Materials:
Steven & Susan Bradley Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (26 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 -- Georgia -- Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA187
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
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Archives of American Gardens
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Sagle -- The Lady of the Lake

Provenance:
Broadmoor Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lady of the Lake, The (Sagle, Idaho)
United States of America -- Idaho -- Bonner County -- Sagle
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans, and additional information about the garden and its site.
General:
This two-acre garden lies on the shore of Lake Pend Oreille in northern Idaho. Stone and brick form an integral part of the home and garden design, including a long flight of stairs leading from the main residence to the beach and dock area. The gardens, designed by the property owner, include a variety of perennials, annuals, and grasses. Among the featured plants are roses, columbine, lupine, and poppies, as well as fir and pine trees. Anchoring it all is the lake itself, a peaceful refuge of sight, sound, and wildlife.
Related Materials:
The Lady of the Lake related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 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 -- Idaho -- Sagle  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ID005
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Idaho
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Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6697

Avon -- The Garden of Thomas F. and Elinor R. Oakes

Landscape designer:
Stevenson, Holly  Search this
Former owner:
Oakes, Thomas F.  Search this
Oakes, Elinor R.  Search this
Architect:
Huntington, John  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Garden of Thomas F. and Elinor R. Oakes (Avon, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Avon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, personal recollections and a photocopy of an article.
General:
The Oakes property in Connecticut had gardens designed to be viewed in spring and fall from the many windows of the 1949 modernist house they built on the 24-acre property. Dogwood trees near the house were featured in spring along with naturalized daffodil plantings on a hillside along the driveway. Shrubs planted near the house included lilacs, purple and white clematis, pyracantha, holly, and roses, with tall hedges, flowering trees and more daffodils, tulips and a large patch of bluebells. A large flat swath of lawn west of the house had a greenhouse with a small pea stone patio, and a swimming pool. There was a fenced 20 by 40 foot vegetable garden with blueberry bushes nearby, and a U-shaped cutting and perennial garden. Further from the house the property descended into woods and included a stand of white pine trees and there were two streams in ravines at the borders. The garden style was natural but well-tended in a setting that provided variety and long views over the hills.
In the 1980s a pond was dug in a wetlands area that became a refuge for mallard ducks, blue herons, Canada geese, red-tailed hawks, and wood frogs. The area around the pond and the path into the woods were filled with native and transplanted wildflowers. Other wildlife has been seen on the property in recent years including deer, bobcats, bears and coyotes. About nine acres near the south ravine were given as an easement to the Avon Land Trust in 1990.
Thomas F. Oakes and Elinor R. Oakes (former owners,1947); John Huntington (architect, 1948-1949; 1954; 1964); Holly W. Stevenson (landscape architect, 1957).
Related Materials:
The Garden of Thomas F. and Elinor R. Oakes related holdings consist of 1 folder (52 digital images; 2 photographic prints)
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 -- Connecticut -- Avon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT704
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EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21439

Pebble Beach -- Hedges

Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hedges (Pebble Beach, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey County -- Pebble Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a narrative description of the garden, and other information.
General:
Hedges comprises one-third acre near the central California coast, developed beginning in 1990 when large quantities of soil were spread over the native granite and sand. A Monterey cypress hedge that is 20 feet tall and 100 feet in length provides a border and natural deer barrier for the east side of the garden, with walls surrounding the rest. The property features broad green lawns with well-defined borders and gardens rooms, including a rose garden, a shade garden, and decorative shelves for award-winning bonsai plants.
The owners' bonsai also are placed around the property atop boulders and aged stumps. A topiary Monterey cypress is a stand-out in a garden room that features bonsai and statuary. Large boulders, some original to the site, and granite outcroppings have been incorporated into the garden design. There is a 100-year-old pine tree anchoring the rose garden and a redwood tree in another corner.
Related Materials:
Hedges related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Pebble Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA119
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Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24345

Paradise Valley -- Harold Garden

Former owner:
Connor, John F.  Search this
Connor, John F. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Drake, Blaine  Search this
Gardener:
Matsusaki, Paul  Search this
Bonsai gardener:
Park, Thomas  Search this
Provenance:
Columbine Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Harold Garden (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa -- Paradise Valley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and additional images.
General:
Native rocks, gravel and cacti and a contemporary block style house with some floor to ceiling windows, a view of Camelback Mountain, and a decade of living in Japan inspired the owner to create a Japanese style garden in the American desert. A source of water on the property was channeled into a small pond, with the water cascading over rocks. Other native trees and shrubs were shaped according to bonsai principles and groups of columnar cacti add focal points to the design. The property comprises three acres and in addition to cactus has native pine trees, mesquite, ironwood, myrtle and bougainvillea, which along with the red-dyed concrete indoor-outdoor floor adds color. Brittle bush, agave and morea are lower growing elements planted around the fountain within the walled entry and around the pond. A small walled Japanese garden outside a wing added to the house features a massive boulder; other Japanese ornaments include lanterns and a gong that substitutes for a doorbell.
The original architect of the house Blaine Drake (1911-1993) studied with Frank Lloyd Wright at the Taliesin West School of Architecture. From the Harold Garden there is a clear view of the praying monk red sandstone formation on Camelback Mountain.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John F. Connor (former owners, 1954-1957); Blaine Drake (1911-1993) (architect, 1957); Paul Matsusaki (gardener, 1958-1968); Thomas Park (bonsai gardener).
Related Materials:
Harold Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ025
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5479

3p Massachusetts Colonial Issue embossed revenue stamped paper on document

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA RM3
Medium:
paper; ink (black)
Dimensions:
Height x Width: 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. (16.5 x 21 cm)
Type:
Revenue Stamps
Place:
United States of America
Date:
May 1, 1755
Topic:
Colonial Era (1607-1776)  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Object number:
0.276929.1
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National Postal Museum Collection
On View:
Currently on exhibit at the National Postal Museum
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm82daa81da-17c6-4d7b-86ff-8bdf88859ba1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_0.276929.1
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Po nebesnymʺ volnamʺ valʹsʺ muzyka I. Matkovskago

Composer:
Matkovskīĭ, I. V. http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/cmp  Search this
Author:
Bella C. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Sheet Music (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Physical description:
1 score (7 pages) 34 cm
Type:
Songs and music
Sheet music covers
Sheet music
Place:
Russia
Date:
191u
1911-1920
1910-1920
Topic:
Flight  Search this
Piano music  Search this
Popular instrumental music  Search this
Waltzes  Search this
Biplanes  Search this
Lakes & ponds  Search this
Pines  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Russian  Search this
Call number:
M1 .B4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_982357

The Liberator, Vol. XXV, No. 47

Created by:
The Liberator, American, 1831 - 1865  Search this
Edited by:
William Lloyd Garrison, American, 1805 - 1879  Search this
Published by:
Isaac Knapp, American, 1808 - 1858  Search this
Printed by:
J.B. Yerrington & Son, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 24 15/16 × 17 7/8 in. (63.3 × 45.4 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
November 23, 1855
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Antislavery  Search this
Journalism  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Slavery  Search this
Social reform  Search this
Societies  Search this
United States--History--1815-1861  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2016.166.41.8
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd560c2e9e6-47fa-458c-a9b8-14cb02cfcd43
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.166.41.8
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Poa secunda subsp. juncifolia var. ampla (Merr.) Soreng

Biogeographical Region:
74 - North-Central U.S.A.  Search this
Collector:
W. L. Tolstead  Search this
Place:
Dawes County, In ravine beneath pine trees., Nebraska, United States, North America
Collection Date:
21 Jun 1940
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa secunda subsp. juncifolia var. ampla (Merr.) Soreng
Barcode:
04063742
USNM Number:
1818529
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3002ab482-d755-442b-aa75-3d9d6f75c3cf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15869769

Poa compressa L.

Biogeographical Region:
72 - Eastern Canada  Search this
Collector:
William G. Dore  Search this
Place:
Rock beach of Lake Huron, Bruce Peninsula. Pine Tree Point, Burce County., Ontario, Canada, North America
Collection Date:
27 Jul 1948
Common name:
Canada blue grass
Canada bluegrass
flat-stemmed blue grass
Taxonomy:
Plantae Monocotyledonae Cyperales Poaceae Pooideae
Published Name:
Poa compressa L.
Barcode:
04056196
USNM Number:
2014031
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Botany
Flowering plants and ferns
Data Source:
NMNH - Botany Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3461333d9-e503-432d-8389-c743952c24d5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhbotany_15854323

Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
Art dealers -- France -- Paris  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- France -- Paris  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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Merchants of medicines the commerce and coercion of health in Britain's long eighteenth century Zachary Dorner

Author:
Dorner, Zachary http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut  Search this
Physical description:
1 online resource
Type:
Electronic resources
Electronic books
Place:
England
Date:
2020
Topic:
Pharmacy--History  Search this
Drug Industry--history  Search this
HISTORY / General  Search this
Call number:
RS67.G7 .D67 2020 (Internet)
Restrictions & Rights:
1-user
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1145695

Maine Centennial Half Dollar (1820-1920)

Artist:
Anthony de Francisci, born Palermo, Italy 1887-died New York City 1964  Search this
Medium:
struck silver
Dimensions:
1 1/4 in. (3 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
1920
Topic:
Figure group\male  Search this
Occupation\industry\fishing  Search this
Occupation\farm\farmer  Search this
Emblem\seal  Search this
Object\foliage\pine  Search this
Object\other\money  Search this
History\United States\Maine  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mrs. Anthony de Francisci
Object number:
1966.51.82
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk74d0bc8a4-e521-4e53-b74d-2297d061d0a0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.51.82

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