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Cai Guo-Qiang Makes a 40-Foot-Tall Pine Tree Explode

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
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Education  Search this
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[Overview of river channel and pine trees.] photonegative

Topic:
WESTERN TRIP '04
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
H.C. White Co.  Search this
Photographer:
White, C. W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (3-3/4" x 7".)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Stereoscopic photographs
Place:
Colorado -- 1900-1910
Date:
1904
Local Numbers:
RSN 814
General:
Currently stored in box 1.1.6 [146], moved from [30]. Orig. no. 396-2.
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Rivers -- Colorado  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Black-and-white negatives -- Glass
Stereoscopic photographs
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 1: H. C. White glass plates / 1.1: H.C. White Negatives / RSN Numbers 774-863
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
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Hauling logs over the pine-grown sand levels at Daytona. 5710 Interpositive

Topic:
FLORIDA
Publisher:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Underwood & Underwood  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (4" x 5")
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
Daytona (Florida)
Florida
Local Numbers:
RSN 26750
General:
Currently stored in box 3.2.51 [114].
Collection Restrictions:
The original glass plate is available for inspection if necessary in the Archives Center. A limited number of fragile glass negatives and positives in the collection can be viewed directly in the Archives Center by prior appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Cows -- Florida  Search this
Lumber industry -- Florida  Search this
Pine trees -- Florida  Search this
Roads -- Florida  Search this
Sand -- Florida  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- 1900-1910 -- Interpositives -- Glass
Collection Citation:
Underwood &Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection
Underwood & Underwood Glass Stereograph Collection / Series 3: Underwood & Underwood glass plates / 3.2: Underwood and Underwood Positives / RSN Numbers 26705-26809
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
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Loblolly Pine tree

Collection Creator:
Speck, Frank G. (Frank Gouldsmith), 1881-1950  Search this
Collection Source:
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic)
Culture:
Rappahannock  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Date:
1919
Scope and Contents:
View of a large Loblolly Pine (pinus taeda) standing next to a harvested cornfield, with four men posed at its base near Indian Neck, Virginia.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center. Please submit a written request to nmaiphotos@si.edu. For personal or classroom use, users are invited to download, print, photocopy, and distribute the images that are available online without prior written permission, provided that the files are not modified in any way, the Smithsonian Institution copyright notice (where applicable) is included, and the source of the image is identified as the National Museum of the American Indian. For more information please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use and NMAI Archive Center's Digital Image request website.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Frank Speck photograph collection, Photo Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.001.032, Item N12711
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Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection
Frank Gouldsmith Speck photograph collection / Series 9: Virginia and Maryland: Rappahannock, Chickahominy, Pamunkey, Mattaponi, Nansemond, Potomac, Accomac, Powhatan / 9.3: Rappahannock
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
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[Ford Garden]

Creator:
Ford, Bruce  Search this
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Collection Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Date:
[1930?]
General:
This photograph shows Lewis & Valentine Co.'s planting of white pine trees to screen the view of Mount Saint Mary Seminary.
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:
Pine  Search this
Trees  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Groves  Search this
Rail fences  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC, Item PA334001
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Lewis & Valentine company records
Lewis & Valentine company records / Garden Images / United States of America / Pennsylvania / PA334: Philadelphia -- Bruce Ford Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-lvc-ref854
Online Media:

Explosion Event by Cai Guo-Qiang

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-12-05T19:35:54Z
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Youtube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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Special Event: Explosion Event by Cai Guo-Qiang

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2012-12-01T02:16:38Z
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianVideos
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Seattle -- Greer Garden

Former owner:
Greer, Robert Popin Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Landscape gardener:
Holmdahl, Otto  Search this
Ester, Oliver  Search this
Kenyon, John  Search this
Gardener:
Ohata, Ossie  Search this
Aselton, Don  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Greer Garden (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, plant lists, and a photocopy of an article about the garden.
General:
This garden is composed of two parts: an upper garden and a lower garden. The lower garden is a Japanese garden enclosed by a high brick wall. A small stream framed with plants winds through the lawn in view of the house. It originates from a natural spring on the upper level, forming a waterfall as it fills the pool below. The pool is surrounded by a rockery planted with azaleas, dwarf Japanese maples, and pine trees. A Colorado spruce cascades over the waterfall. In the spring the upper level is a mass of blooming daffodils and narcissus bulbs. These give way later to flowering rhododendrons, azaleas, etc., which are planted in beds surrounding the lawn. On either side of the upper lawn are native trees and shrubs, such as elms and huckleberry. A pink dogwood and Prunus dominate this part of the garden in the fall.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Popin Greer (former owners, 1913-1954); Otto Holmdahl (landscape gardener, 1930); Oliver Ester (landscape gardener, 1950-1960); John Kenyon (landscape gardener, 1950-1960); Ossie Ohata (gardener, 1960-1990); and Don Asalton (gardener, 1993 to date).
Related Materials:
Greer Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA029
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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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.
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 PA405
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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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16546

Nantucket -- Blue Fish Inn Garden

Provenance:
Nantucket Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Blue Fish Inn Garden (Nantucket, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket County -- Nantucket
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans, plant list, copies of title, history, and copies of articles.
General:
In 1970, an acre of land was purchased in Nantucket. It was covered with scrub oak, beach plum bushes and pine trees. The house, Blue Fish Inn, was built in the northeast corner. The garden was created around the house. A lawn and herbaceous border were enclosed first with pine trees. When the trees succumbed to the pine beetle, a decision was then made to plant only trees that thrived on the island and to surround the property with flowering trees. The owners surrounded the entire garden with a four foot solid wooden fence. White Hibiscus syriacus 'Red Heart' was planted around the perimeter of the garden and Kwanzan Japanese cherry trees were planted along the border of the road. Ten Bradford pear trees were planted inside the southern boundary. In 1990, the garden was extended to surround a swimming pool and a new small cottage named Beach Plum Cottage. To hide a required chain fence, the owners planted honeysuckle, Lonicera periclymenum, on the pool side of the Althea hedge.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Russell Pope (landscape gardener, 1970); Michael Glowacki (landscape gardener, 1990).
Related Materials:
Blue Fish Inn Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 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 -- Massachusetts -- Nantucket  Search this
Cottage gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA351
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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[Kingsview]: propped ip black pine tree and ferns in front garden.

Photographer:
Gangemi, Martha L.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 slides (photographs) (col., JPG.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Digital images
Place:
Kingsview (Cohasset, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Bristol County -- Westport
Date:
2009 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 -- Cohasset  Search this
Edging  Search this
Pine  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA012013
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA012: Westport -- Kingsview
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Orange -- Grelen

Former owner:
Gregg, Will R., Jr. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957  Search this
Horticulturist:
James, John F.  Search this
Nurseryman:
Gregg, Dan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Grelen (Orange, Va.)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Orange County -- Orange
Scope and Contents:
This folder includes plans, plant list for herb garden, tree inventory, plant list, garden description and worksheet done by GCA researcher Patricia M. Dunnington.
General:
"The land around the main house includes approximately fifteen acres of naturally and formally planned landscape. Naturalized areas feature a vast variety of ornamental and native Virginia trees and shrubs. Grelen features two planned gardens. The formal garden covers approximately two acres and is a four-level walled sunken garden. It is located to the west of the main house and can be approached through the mall-- a boxwood and hemlock tree lined lawn approximately 75 yards long (the garden is half way down the mall) - or from a blue stone walk leading from the back terrace. The top level is a tripartite formal space with brick walks leading to raised corner overlooks. The focal point is a brick paved overlook located on a central axis that runs through the garden and into the vista beyond. To either side of this overlook are brick stairways that lead to the lower levels."
"The second level of this garden features eight perennial beds, while the third and fourth levels are grassed. Opposite the garden entrance off the mall is a boxwood-lined mew with a millstone as the focal point. Specimen trees, including a Cedars of Lebanon, a Blue Atlas Cedar and a Deodora Cedar further accentuate this transept."
"The kitchen garden, a two-level 52' by 52' space on the east end of the house, is in line with the back terrace and the walk to the formal garden. This garden has a center circular bed surrounded by four corner sections and is divided into two levels by a stone retaining wall."
"Beyond the formally constructed garden, vistas were created by plantings of large hardwood trees. This technique was used on the mall, on the axis beyond the formal garden, and on the main drive up to the house. The front drive is bordered by tulip poplar trees and the edges of the front lawns are defined by the white pine trees. The mall uses boxwood for the vista close to the house, and then hemlock trees lead the eye on out toward the neighboring hillside. As one stands at the overlook in the formal gardens and faces cow pastures, a line of trees far beyond the fenced area carries the theme of cultivated grounds past the manicured lawns."
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Will R. Gregg, Jr. (former owners, 1934-1990); Arthur Asahel Shurcliff (landscape architect, 1936-1940); John James (horticulturist in 1996); and Dan Gregg (nurseryman).
Related Materials:
Grelen related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Orange  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA257
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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[Smedberg Garden]: a winterscape of pine trees in the snow.

Photographer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 in. x 4in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Smedberg Garden (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Summit  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Snow  Search this
Winter  Search this
Trees in winter  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ051007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ051: Summit -- Smedberg Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21187

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
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21439

[Eudy Garden]: brick garden walls; small barn and pine trees at the edge of the property.

Photographer:
Key, Deborah  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., TIFF file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- West Hartford
Eudy Garden (West Hartford, Connecticut)
Date:
2017 June
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 -- West Hartford  Search this
Snow  Search this
Winter  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Outbuildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CT755021
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut / CT755: West Hartford -- Eudy Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23025

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
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Pasadena -- Casa Contenta

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Casa Contenta (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheet and site plans.
General:
The present owners transformed this space with landscaped gardens. The cylindrical shaped lot was contoured to include a large sloping hillside in back. The gardens in front and back include "all the elements of outdoor California entertaining and living." On the upper back level of the property, the large open patio was redesigned to overlook rolling grass and a linear lap pool. Beyond the pool, an intimate garden for two with table, chairs and umbrella was designed. The purpose of this garden was to create a garden room within the formal garden surrounded by perennials, shrubs and grasses. When standing on the upper patio, the tall oak tree draws one's eyes beyond the formal gardens into the far distance of pine trees creating a park-like setting for the property. The variety of plants in this area include: blue westringia, stachy byzantina, rosemary, variegated eulalia grass,...etc. A large space in front of the house was enclosed to create a lush walled garden with water fountain.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Stan Hahn (former owners, 1957-?); Robert Coberly (former owner, ?-1998); Jock Sewall (architect, 1998); Rick Button (landscape designer, 1998); and Albert Barrios (gardener, 1998); Robert Perry (pool designer, 1998).
Related Materials:
Casa Contenta related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA454
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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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[Hebert Family Home]: front of the Hebert house, showing latticed ivy, window boxes of impatiens, and pine trees.

Photographer:
Wolfe, Frances B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Hebert Family Home (Piedmont, California)
United States of America -- California -- Alameda County -- Piedmont
Date:
1999 Sep.
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 -- Piedmont.  Search this
Houses  Search this
Streets  Search this
Walls  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Impatiens  Search this
Window boxes  Search this
Trees  Search this
Pine  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA379001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA379: Piedmont -- Hebert Family Home
Archival Repository:
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