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Dallas -- Elizabeth's Garden

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Elizabeth's Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an article.
General:
This small city garden is located on a corner lot of approximately one sixth of an acre overlooking the Dallas Country Club Golf Course. The garden was established in either 1991 or 1997 when the property was purchased by the current owners who downsized from a much larger two acre property. "Climbing Royal Sunset" roses are planted in all the beds and planters around the house. Some have climbed two stories tall and bloom until frost.
A walkway lined with topiaries lead to the stairs of the entrance of the house. Plantings include azaleas and roses. A stacked limestone rock wall borders the southern and eastern edge of the property and is planted with perennials and annuals.
The property includes two garden areas for seating and dining at the front and back of the house. The front garden (on the south end of the property) is protected by an 8 foot holly hedge which may be entered from the sidewalk through an arch in the hedge. The front garden features a blue stone slate terrace furnished with garden furniture for dining. The terrace is surrounded by beds planted with roses, hydrangeas, perennials such as irises, delphinium, daisies and tulips and daffodils in the spring. Two Japanese maples in planters provide year-round color.
The back garden (on the northwest corner of the property) is also bordered with roses and includes a terrace and patio, both of brick. A barbeque grill and smoker have been built into the eastern brick wall bordering the patio. A wooden pergola provides structure around the terrace seating area. Seasonally rotated perennials and annuals are planted in containers throughout the back garden.
Related Materials:
Elizabeth's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX090
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13478

Dallas -- Dr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Riggs, Jr. Residence

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas -- Dallas
Dr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Riggs, Jr. Residence (Dallas, Texas)
Scope and Contents:
33 digital images (2014-2016), 6 prints and 1 file folder
General:
In 2013 the owners remodeled the landscape of their half acre property with a mid-century modern house by building two terraces that fitted into the terrain behind the house, and a small stone terrace for fishing in the creek. To meet a FEMA requirement for their location in a 100 year flood plain they added a framed glass flood wall that would not obstruct the view. Views of Turtle Creek and the neighboring golf course were important, as well as sunset views that could be enjoyed during outside entertaining or quiet evenings. Another requirement was a heat tolerant garden that conserves water, solved by favoring native plants such as sedge, cypress and the existing mature pecan trees. The sedge, juncus and acorus watered with drip irrigation remain evergreen and are mowed only once each year.Additional plants include mondo grass, hellebores, wax myrtle and Japanese yew supplemented with crushed granite that was also used to pave over a defunct swimming pool. Gingko, Japanese maple, limelight hydrangea, holly, iris, and a water garden in a polished concrete fountain enhance the modern hardscape and refurbished Tennessee Crab Orchard stone that was reused for the patio and entry. The terraces with fire pit and water feature and patio with a concrete-topped dining table complement the original intention of the architect to meld indoor with outdoor spaces.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Gillis Thomas (former owners, 1971-2013); David Hayes (sculptor); William T. Arterburn (Tary) (landscape architect, 2013); Scott Wells Lyons (architect, -2011).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX200
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32839

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