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Sidney Robertson Cowell Recordings UC-7

Producer:
Cowell, Sidney Robertson.  Search this
Artist:
Ford, Warde H., 1906-1979  Search this
McReady, Pen  Search this
Graham, George Vinton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
Anita Dormondy--The young explorer; Warde Ford--Alderman of the ward--Barefooted in front and no shoes on behind; Ben Pitts--Eliza Jane, whoa I tell you; Flora Earnson--Simon slick (the mule was a kicker); Warde Ford- Derby ram--Tinbrooks and Molly; Pat Ford--Pat McCluskey--Erin go bragh; Warde Forde--Wild irish boy; Pat Ford- We're anchored by the roadside--As I staggered from home yesterday morning; John McCready--My name is Bill Stafford (State of Arkansas); John Stone-- Georgia wagonner; George Vinton Graham--True lover of mine; William Day--Little Mohee; John Stone--Dr. Ridge's food--Charlotte MacInnes--Four Marys--Hieland Mary
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-0944
General:
CDR copy From 1938 - 1940, Sydney Robertson Cowell, under the auspices of both the WPA (of President Roosevelt's New Deal) and the University of California - Berkeley, headed a project called the WPA Northern California Folk Music Project of which these recordings are a part. Thirty-five hours of music, in twelve languages, were recorded. For in-depth information about the Project as a whole and the songs on this and the related tapes (FW-ASCH-7RR-0938 through -0947, among others, go to the Library of Congress website: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/afccchtml/cowhome.html. Tape -0942 and -0943 feature Warde and Pat Ford of Shasta Valley, CA, who had come to California from Wisconsin, to work on the Shasta Dam; FW-ASCH-0943 also includes one song sung by Leon Ponce. FW-ASCH-7RR-0942 was recorded on 12/26/1938; recording dates of -0943 and -0944 not provided, but based on Library of Congress information (see below), they were recorded between 1938 & 1940. Tape -0944 includes Warde & Pat Ford, Anita Dormody, Ben Pitts, Flora Earnson, John McCready, John Stone, George Vinton Graham, William Day and Charlotte MacInnes. Tape boxes are consecutively labelled UC5, UC6 and UC7. -0944 also is labelled Reel No. 3413 and has a date of 4/15/54 (presumably the dubbing date - see below). These three tapes, and the other related tapes, consist of dubs of 78's, many or all of which are in the possession of the CFCH Archives in the form of aluminum discs. In addition, the same recordings are at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress, where they've been incorporated into the Library's American Memory Project, available to the public on the Center's website, under the title of "California Gold". Also on the website (see below) is a lot of additional information about these recordings, the performers, recording dates, as well as transcriptions of the lyrics of many of the songs. See other sheets for listing of songs and their durations.
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-0944
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk585ef780d-9496-41dd-91fc-a6e4e76775b4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19442

Arlington -- Barbara's Garden

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Barbara's Garden (Arlington, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Arlington County
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes an information sheet, a features plan, a slide plan, a slide list and a plant list.
General:
Located in the suburbs of the Washington, D.C. metro area in Virginia, the brick rambler on the property dates to the 1950s. The current owner re-designed the garden in 1998 and the backyard garden redesigned in 2005 by the owner. Barbara's garden achieves the contemporary urban ideal of low-maintenance and functional beauty.
The house is situated at the top of a small hill with a sloping lawn which leads down to the sidewalk and street. The not-so-secret terraced front garden is practically maintenance-free and a stone retaining wall gives the front garden structure. A large crepe myrtle and two dogwoods anchor the front garden along with cherry laurel, azaleas and ornamental grasses with perennials for seasonal color. The backyard garden suits the owner who wants a serene beautiful space for entertaining and outdoor dining plus space for her small dog.
Garden features include a large deck for dining, a small lawn area with a garden border planted with trees and perennials, a small shed and an enclosed vegetable and herb garden.
Related Materials:
Barbara's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Arlington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Gardens field collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SGF, File VA378
See more items in:
Smithsonian Gardens field collection
Smithsonian Gardens field collection / Gardens in the United States / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb669018477-64a1-412d-99c7-a9648b7e248f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-sgf-ref530

Portland -- Jardin de mis Sueños

Architect:
McBride, Richard "Mac"  Search this
Hardscape designer:
Platt, Kaella  Search this
Landscape designer:
Simpson, Nan  Search this
Provenance:
The Portland Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jardin de mis Sueños (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans, and an aerial view of the site.
General:
This half-acre garden lies on a long, narrow lot on a steep hillside. There are two primary garden areas: a small courtyard garden on the upper street-entry level, and a more extensive rear garden that incorporates the sloping site. The latter features steps down from the lower part of the deck, a small level lawn, rock work, a rock-bordered pond, a pool house, and a swimming pool with an "infinity" edge that appears to be dropping into the valley beyond. Stone retaining and ornamental walls anchor the site.
Persons associated with the garden include: Richard "Mac" McBride (architect, 2001-2002); Kaella Platt (hardscape designer, 2001); and Nan Simpson (landscape designer, 2001).
Related Materials:
Jardin de mis Sueños related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR048
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb613ef2ab4-9b65-4d64-b526-8fc81a4ff22a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10144

Knoxville -- Hays Gardens

Gardener:
Brown, Chester  Search this
Provenance:
Knoxville Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hays Gardens (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox -- Knoxville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes design plans, a scrapbook showing the construction of the gardens, and a newspaper article.
General:
Located on over ten acres of land, Hays Gardens was installed in 1992 and completed in 2001. The Hays Garden is a large, lakeside property with a variety of gardens, including a rose garden, a cottage garden, and a moon garden. The site was formerly a part of a rock quarry that operated over 80 years ago and large boulders still remain on the property. The house was built in the middle of a hillside that goes down to the lake. In 1992, the owners began the woodland garden, which is located at the side of the house and includes a pond and waterfall from rock outcroppings. In 1996, Chester Brown helped the owners install the half round rose garden and moon garden. A rose covered arbor marks the entrance to the rose garden with walkways lined by boxwood and germander. The moon garden contains white and pale blue flowers. The property includes a guest house with a cottage garden. The cottage garden contains a wide variety of herbs, perennials, and annuals and is anchored by four evergreens. A tall bird house is located at the center and at one end is a rose covered pergola.
Garden features includes arbors, balustrades, benches, birdhouses, boat houses, butterfly gardens, containers, cutting gardens, decks, doorways, driveways, split rail fences, picket fences, garden walks, gates, a lake, ornamental grasses, a pergola, a pond, a waterfall, stepping stones, urns, and sculptures.
Other plantings include hydrangea, azaleas, wildflowers, ferns, roses, crepe myrtles, herbs, and evergreens.
Persons associated with the garden include: Chester Brown, (gardener, 1996-1997)
Related Materials:
Hays Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (36 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN083
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb695e0cddf-c9e0-44b0-ace3-c45c9175f9a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10923

[Bowlin Price Lewis Garden]: view from terrace of boxwood garden anchored by four Styrax obassia (fragrant snowbell) trees, with pool fountain in distance marking the back axis of the design.

Photographer:
Bowlin, Ruth Lewis Price  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Bowlin Price Lewis Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
2008 Mar.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Edging (inorganic)  Search this
Snow  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Containers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN069006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN069: Memphis -- Bowlin Price Lewis Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb692fd484a-afa6-4c5b-8c9d-a9c9554ad0b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11190

Seattle -- 310

Former owner:
Griffiths, M.  Search this
Jensen, William  Search this
Moseley, Furman  Search this
Moseley, Susan B.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Reckard, Terry  Search this
Welch, Terry  Search this
Link, Russell  Search this
Philip, Ken  Search this
Prendergast, Tim  Search this
Arborist:
Jacobson, Arthur Lee  Search this
Consultant:
Robson, Mary  Search this
Turnbull, Cass  Search this
Gardener:
Kane, Mike  Search this
Ames, Paula  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
310 (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a site plan, an abbreviated plant list, and additional descriptive information about the garden.
General:
This expansive, three-acre garden lies on the west shore of Lake Washington. The lawn stretches east from the house to the water. It is bordered by deep flower beds anchored by broadleaf evergreen and deciduous shrubs, flowering trees, and towering conifers. On the north side a separate vine-covered garage with living quarters above is finished with the same pale pink stucco as the main house. A butterfly garden and vegetable and fruit orchard lead to the water. A lushly planted path defines the south side of the property, opening out into a flower and shrub border that ends at the lake. A bamboo grove is placed here for privacy. A basalt fountain just outside the front door on the west side echoes the serenity felt throughout the property. The land slopes upward to the street above and is dominated by a large American hornbeam tree, spring bulbs, and camouflaged tennis courts.
Persons associated with the garden include: M. Griffiths (former owner, 1928-1946); William Jensen (former owner, 1946-1966); Furman and Susan B. Moseley (former owners, 1966-2000); Terry Reckard (landscape designer, late 1960s); Terry Welch (landscape designer, late 1960s); Russell Link (landscape designer, late 1980s); Ken Philip (landscape designer, late 1980s); Tim Prendergast (landscape designer, late 1980s); Arthur Lee Jacobson (arborist, 1989); Mary Robson (consultant, 1991); Mike Kane (gardener, 1990-2000); Cass Turnbull (consultant, 1999); and Paula Ames (gardener, 2000-).
Related Materials:
310 related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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 WA009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b9d75454-cfdd-4813-a91d-29279aaf99f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11418

Daytona Beach -- Eubank Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of the Halifax Country  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Eubank Garden (Daytona Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Volusia County -- Daytona Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, detailed slide descriptions with plant names, and additional information about the garden.
General:
This six-acre property is located on the Halifax River, two blocks west of the Atlantic Ocean. It is unique because of its size (quite large for Florida), but especially because it has been maintained in its natural state as hammock land. It has hundreds of trees, including oak, bay, pine, magnolia, palm, cedar, and Florida orchid (the latter now considered invasive), and stands of bamboo, palmetto, sea grape, fern, and mangrove. It is home to numerous species of birds, including owls, osprey, and herons, and to butterflies, rabbits, possums, raccoons, and turtles. Over the years the effects of hurricanes as well as the growth of invasive vines have led the owners to initiate careful yet aggressive practices aimed at ensuring the growth of more desirable trees, such a live oaks, and the native flora. Natural dunes, another feature of the site, are aided in their survival by maintenance of lush vegetation and healthy trees as anchors and stabilizers. A "trail" to allow access to and viewing of this remarkable site has been created by the owner, its highlight being a view of the river upon nearing its end.
Related Materials:
Eubank Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Daytona Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL166
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb601f38778-1999-4d7e-8014-aba275d9531d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11951

Asheville -- Meadow Rue

Architect:
Griffin, Robert S.  Search this
Former owner:
Hughes, Roger  Search this
Landscape architect:
Balowyk, Michael  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Meadow Rue (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and feature plans.
General:
The gardens are located primarily within a fenced-in area. The back wall of the garden is a stepped wall with "antique" garden art built into it, serving as a backdrop for the boxwood parterre. Surrounding the gardens are woods-screening the garden and home from the neighbors. Espaliered trees create small fences, breaking up sections of the gardens. In the blue garden, the wisteria arbor anchors the garden with purple, blue, and lavender flowers surrounding it.
This garden was re-documented in 2013. The formal boxwood parterres in the walled garden now contain urns, statuary and other garden ornaments. White-flowered container plants and topiary boxwood in containers are featured, but vegetables, herbs and other colored flowers are no longer planted. Plants with family connections have been transplanted from a previous home, including rhododendrons that were installed outside the walled area along the driveway and peonies. The two acre property has a woodlands garden surrounding the walled garden, where the native trees and shrubbery have matured, forming an evergreen privacy screen. An open porch has been added that blends seamlessly with the country French style of the house, provides space for outdoor entertaining and contains urns of boxwood and topiary.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hughes (former owners, 1994-2006); Robert Griffin, ATA (architect, 1994); and Michael Balowyk (landscape architect, 1994- ).
Related Materials:
Meadow Rue related holdings consist of 2 folders (10 35 mm. slides (photographs); 17 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC061
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bd0da2f9-7378-4e90-8c9b-1cf6a14c9db3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12955
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Beaumont -- Garden of Mrs. Ralph Leaf

Garden designer:
Leaf, Ralph Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
Magnolia Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garden of Mrs. Ralph Leaf (Beaumont, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Jefferson County -- Beaumont
Scope and Contents:
The folder contains a work sheet and site plan.
General:
This twenty year old small house and garden on a 62'x150' lot in a gated community has a Charleston-style side courtyard entered through two large mahogany black painted doors. Outside the kitchen window is a wrought iron screen covered in vines and a birdbath. Continuing through another pair of mahogany doors, one enters the potting and work area and exits through a gate to the rear driveway area and back gardens. An area of the driveway is planted with a crepe myrtle and a large salix under planted with dwarf mondo grass bordered with St. Augustine grass and low wrought iron fencing. The main garden is situated on the back of the house with views from the master bedroom and library. The master bedroom window frames a large crepe myrtle and a round brick fountain. Large wax myrtle trees anchor each back corner, under planted with President Clay azaleas. All beds are bordered in clipped Asian jasmine. Espaliered pyracantha in a diamond pattern mirrors the fork pattern on the opposite wall, giving three seasons of change--flowers, berries and green. The twelve-columned brick wall surrounding the garden gives privacy and a sense of tranquility.
People associated with this property include: Mrs. Ralph Leaf (garden designer, 1983) and Hermes Mallea (architect of garden walls, 1989).
Related Materials:
Garden of Mrs. Ralph Leaf related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Beaumont  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX078
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e6a333c8-c4fa-446f-b539-fa8e4be1cb6b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13458

Dallas -- L. F. Corrigan Garden

Landscape designer:
Burnett, Naud  Search this
Luedeman, James  Search this
Former owner:
Corrigan, Leo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
L. F. Corrigan Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder contains a worksheet and site plan.
General:
This medium-sized urban garden has an unstructured woodland appeal. Mature plantings of azaleas and hydrangeas--punctuated by Japanese maples, dogwood, yoshino cherry and "soulangiana" magnolia--anchor the garden design. Free form beds of annual color compliment drifts of fern and hosta. Features include: a wall fountain draped with wisteria; a free-form swimming pool with rock outcroppings and stone foot bridge; a water fountain with rock rapids adjoining the pool; antique Balanese palace door surround; a bronze sculpture of granddaughter and pet; and a hexagonal glass conservatory with seating and working areas.
The garden was re-documented in 2011. Three significant changes to the garden have been made since 2003 including the growth of yaupon hollies clipped to look like one large chicken and two smaller chicks and the addition of a large collection of succulents in the solarium and a new design for the front courtyard in 2009.
People associated with this property include: William Morris (former owner, 1930-1958), Arthur Berger (landscaping, 1959); Naud Burnett (pool and landscape, 1972); Armstrong-Berger, Inc. (solarium, 1993); James Luedeman (landscaping, 1993-2007);and Barvo Walker (sculptor).
Related Materials:
L. F. Corrigan Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (23 35 mm. slides, 12 photographic prints + 29 digital images (reference only))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX077
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6250225f0-757b-4997-a781-51968ba19346
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13468

Dallas -- Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle

Architect:
Burson, Rodger  Search this
Landscape architect:
Finsley, Rosa  Search this
Neels, Carl  Search this
Plantsman:
Morelock, John  Search this
Neels, Carl  Search this
Gardener:
Gonzalez, Roberto  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans with plant names, copies of articles about the garden, and additional information provided by the garden owner.
General:
First planted in 1984, this small (1/3 acre), friendly garden is located on a winding little street in the midst of the many manicured and pristine gardens and lawns of University Park, directly across from the Dallas Country Club. It complements the site's Cape Cod-Norman French hybrid gray-shingled cottage with wide covered front porch, grey shingles, and blue shutters. Taking advantage of the east exposure in order to combat the wilting heat of Dallas summers, the design provides color year-round and features casual flower beds with a variety of heights, textures, and colors. The garden is famous for its spectacular display of blue hydrangeas, specimen trees, flowering trees, bulbs, perennials, annuals, and what its owner calls "old-fashioned flowers." Two large flower beds anchor the corners of the front yard. The arbor-covered back porch enables the owners and their guests to enjoy looking out on a small circular lawn and an adorable garden house. It reflects the encouragement that legendary gardener Rosemary Verey gave the owner during her two visits to the garden to plant more flowering vines for "vertical color."
Persons associated with the site include Rodger Burson (architect); Rosa Finsley (landscape architect); John Morelock (plantsman); Carl Neels (landscape architect and plantsman, 1990 to date); and Roberto Gonzalez (gardener, 1996 to date).
Related Materials:
Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX086
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Houston -- The Simmons Garden

Former owner:
Underwood, Milton  Search this
Underwood, Milton Mrs.  Search this
Williams, Claude K.  Search this
Williams, Claude K. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Briscoe, Birdsall  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gunn, Ralph Ellis  Search this
Steele, Johhny  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Simmons Garden (Houston, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Harris -- Houston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and a brochure.
General:
Elements of the original Country Place Era garden designed by Ralph Ellis Gunn have been preserved on the three- quarter acre property with a Georgian Style house designed in 1934 by architect Birdsall Briscoe. These features include a lead wall fountain in the east garden room, live oak trees that have matured, the fountain that was the focal point of the axis of the rear garden, and a serpentine brick wall covered in fig ivy that enclosed the south and west perimeters of the back garden. In 2000 landscape architect Johnny Steele designed a parterre garden to replace the struggling St. Augustine lawn in back that was overly shaded by mature trees. The parterres are bordered by low boxwood hedges and filled with ornamental seasonal plantings. Four jasmine columns trained on metal frames anchor the corners and an armillary sphere sits on a pedestal in the center. An understory of trees including Japanese maple and flowering cherry and shade-loving lower story plants, including ferns, strawberry begonia and cast iron plants, were added to the existing banks of azaleas and camellias. The basin of the lead wall fountain was raised slightly onto a layer of brick and trimmed on top with another row of bricks.
The front garden was redesigned after the demise of a large water oak. Two broad brick bordered steps were installed and planted with zoysia grass, with seasonal plantings in the beds flanking the sides of the steps beneath banks of G.G. Gerbing white azaleas. These formal additions were designed as evolutions of the original character of the house, garden and neighborhood.
The Simmons Garden has been included on the annual Azalea Trail event in Houston.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Underwood (former owners, 1934-1965); Mr. and Mrs. Claude K. Williams (former owners, 1965-1985); Birdsall Parmenas Briscoe (1876-1971) (architect, 1934); Ralph Ellis Gunn (1908-1976) (landscape architect, 1934-1936); Johnny Steele (landscape architect, 1985--).
Related Materials:
The Simmons Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX127
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[Diamond G. J. Ranch]: a livestock trough anchors the bird and herb garden.

Photographer:
Lake, Sarah Westkaemper  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (digital) (JPEG file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photograph (digital)
Digital images
Place:
Diamond G. J. Ranch (Blanco, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Blanco
Date:
2011 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Blanco  Search this
Rustic work  Search this
Birdhouses  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Watering troughs  Search this
Herb gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX098018
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Lanham -- Capitol Car Distributors, Ltd.

Landscape architect:
Furlong, Ethelbert Ely, d. 1993  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Capitol Car Distributors, Ltd. (Lanham, Maryland).
Scope and Contents:
Folder includes work sheet.
General:
This landscape was awarded the Albert & Mary Lasker Award in 1966, presented by First Lady Lady Bird Johnson to Mr. Furlong for his Japanese Garden. The garden features a free-form pond with a walkway and gardens surrounding. Two bridges and a garden house anchor the garden.
Persons associated with the property include: Capitol Car Distributors, Ltd. (former owners, 1964); Mills, Petticord and Mills (architects, 1964); and Ethelburt Furlong (landscape architect, 1964-66).
Related Materials:
Capitol Car Distributors, Ltd. related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD201
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Dayton -- Eleanore Shulman Garden

Garden designer:
Petersons, Zigrida  Search this
Fullmer, Lloyd  Search this
Renovation architect:
Slager, James  Search this
Builder:
Gaddie, James C.  Search this
Forth Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Bollinger, Donald D.  Search this
Provenance:
Akron Garden Club  Search this
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Eleanore Shulman Garden (Dayton, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Montgomery County -- Dayton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on less than one acre, Eleanor Shulman Garden in Dayton, OH was created from a grassy backyard slope where no previous garden had existed. In 1973 the owners terraced the slope in preparation for a new landscape design to reflect French, English and Italian influences taken from their travels to European gardens. This gradually evolved into four distinct areas which include: a shady front garden, a cutting garden, an upper level patio garden and connecting mid and lower level garden rooms.
The front garden features groundcover edged with boxwood hedges and topiary, hellebores, bulbs, flowering crabs, a Japanese umbrella pine and cut leaf maple. The cutting garden is planted along the west-facing apple espaliered wall of the house and screened from neighbors by a pleached hedge. The backyard slope was transformed into a three-tiered strolling garden entered through a black wrought iron gate and rose trellis on the patio level. The upper level beds of perennials and roses are edged by low box hedges or campanula anchored by conically pruned taxus. As the visitor descends to the middle and lower levels by way of wide stairs the landscape takes on an English cottage garden feel. Along the mid-level path, retaining walls constructed of railroad ties are covered with climbing hydrangea and are lined with more beds of perennials and roses. Descending to the bottom level, the visitor enters a series of distinct spaces. Surrounding a decorative armillary is a garden room furnished with a harmony of colorful perennials and roses enclosed on three sides with hedges of Spartan juniper, Bookwoodii viburnum and pleached pyrus calleryuna. Wandering further along the lower path, in a shady corner, a bench offers rest, contemplation and the enjoyment of spring blooming flowers and trees.
The great charm of this well ordered garden lies in its many changing vistas, its unusually large number of well selected and composed plants and the continuous bloom, color and fragrance the owner has achieved in such a little space.
Persons associated with the garden include: Zigrida Petersons (garden designer/installer, 1992-2011), James Slager (renovation architect, 1973), Forth Brothers (patio and terrace builders, 1973), Lloyd Fullmer (garden designer, 1973), James C. Gaddie (original builder, 1949), Donald D. Bollinger (original architect, 1949).
Related Materials:
Eleanore Shulman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 35 mm slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Dayton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH239
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Perrysburg -- Fall Garden

Architect:
Hoke, Karl B.  Search this
Former owner:
Thompson, Lawrence  Search this
Thompson, Kate  Search this
Landscape architect:
McKinney, Jo  Search this
Provenance:
Country Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Fall Garden (Perrysburg, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Perrysburg
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and an abbreviated garden plan.
General:
This Foxhill Road garden is a cottage garden in style. It surrounds a Cape Cod clapboard house. As the house is surrounded by a continuous road, the gardens are developed as rooms extending between the house and roadway. A free standing flagstone wall anchors the property and creates an interesting elevation. The living room bay window is the axis of the front perennial border.
Persons associated with the garden include: Lawrence and Kate Thompson (former owners, 1946-1977); Karl Hoke (architect, 1946); and Jo McKinney (landscape architect, 1977).
Related Materials:
Fall Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Perrysburg  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH208
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Waite Hill -- Old Orchard

Landscape architect:
Knight, Charles L.  Search this
Provenance:
Shaker Lakes Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Old Orchard (Waite Hill, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Lake County -- Waite Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets,.plans, newspaper article, and copy of aerial photograph.
General:
The garden originally consisted of a small formal garden facing the road. The rest of the property contained an old apple orchard. The owners cleared some of the trees and moved the garden farther to the back of the house in 1983 in order to use it as a way of defining a ravine edge, giving a sweeping view across the back acres. Large yew bushes provide an anchor and focal point in the winter. Perennial beds faded into flowering shrubs and trees backed by woods and the ravine. In 1991, a garden room addtion led to the creation of the water garden, now, the major feature of the property. The water garden was re-designed in 1997. Much of the design of the gardens has been done by the owner.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Brian Sherwin (former owner, ? - 1970); and Mr. Charles Knight (landscape architect, 1983).
Related Materials:
Old Orchard related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Waite Hill  Search this
Water gardens  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH192
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Erie -- Stout/Bestoso Garden

Former owner:
Stout, Donald F.  Search this
Metcalf, John  Search this
Landscape designer:
Wayside Gardens  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stout/Bestoso Garden (Erie, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie -- Erie
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans, a planting list, historical images, and photocopies of garden tour directories.
General:
This six acre property had been farmland before it was purchased and developed by the Stout family, who built a ranch style house in 1956 and installed trees, shrubs, and foundation plantings. Circa 1962 a formal garden of French style was designed by Wayside Gardens, laid out symmetrically in four quadrants hedged in by privet and viburnum, and anchored by four blue spruce trees at the corners. The French garden remains today but two of the spruce trees and some of the privets were removed to open the formal garden to other parts of the property. Gardens that have been added over time include vegetable and herb gardens with boxwood hedges, a swimming pool and surrounding garden containing rosa rugosa, rhododendron, ornamental grasses and tropical plants, an all-white secret garden behind privet hedges, a 115-foot long perennial border, a vineyard, and a grove of bamboo.
The 1960s plan included an orchard, still existing but replanted with fruit trees, black walnut, chestnut and hazelnut trees, black raspberries, black currants and hundreds of naturalized daffodils. Originally four acres were left as field and brush-hogged twice each year; now there are three acres of field populated by redwing black birds, monarch butterflies, deer, turkeys and pheasants, designated an official Backyard Wildlife Habitat in 1994 by the National Wildlife Federation.
The Stout/Bestoso Garden has participated in the Garden Conservancy's Open Days, and the owner is active in the Carrie T. Watson chapter of the Garden Clubs.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Metcalf (former owner, -1955) and Donald F. Stout (former owner, 1955-1986).
Related Materials:
Stout/Bestoso Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 digital images; 1 photographic print)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Erie  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA732
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Harrisville -- Blackwood

Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Garden designer:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Garden consultant:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Blackwood (Harrisville, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Butler County -- Harrisville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, and photocopies of articles.
General:
Blackwood is a forty-acre property that serves as a performance venue for a restored Art Deco theater pipe organ. The gardens were designed for strolling after the performances. The owners purchased part of their property, which borders mining areas, in 1970 and built a simple structure so they could obtain electricity. Other buildings were constructed and the nearby gardens in the 1970s and 1980s were planted with colorful annuals. Walkways were paved for easy access. Perennial garden beds were designed in the 1990s and planted first with more than seventy varieties of daylilies in raised beds with large rocks from the property anchoring the garden and interplanted with herbs, followed by plantings of sedum, hibiscus and hydrangeas to extend the season of blooms. Next to a swimming pool a 30-foot long pergola supports wisteria, beyond which there is a shade garden of ligularia, cimicifuga and ostrich ferns. A circular garden that is about sixty feet in diameter sits in a sunny meadow. That garden is divided into quadrants, each with distinct plantings of colorful spring bulbs and summer perennials. A spring house and pond are connected by an arced bridge to a fern garden with native and cultivated varieties, perennial geranium and snakeroot for color and nearby flowering shrubs that add fragrance. Beyond there is a woodland garden with oak, maple and wild cherry trees and naturalized Spanish bluebells.
Future plans include a meditation garden comprised of a 40-foot diameter labyrinth of stones with grass walkways that will be sited near the woodland garden. Another feature on the property is a 70-foot tall clock tower with an antique Seth Thomas clock.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Susan Kemenyffy (garden consultant and designer, 2000-2013).
Related Materials:
Blackwood related holdings consist of 1 folder (36 photographic prints; 15 digital images)
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Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Harrisville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA714
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Philadelphia -- Waterman Garden

Landscape architect:
Gale, Charles H.  Search this
Former owner:
Levis, Mrs.  Search this
Levis, Mr.  Search this
McCausland, Peter, Mrs.  Search this
McCausland, Peter, Mr.  Search this
Architect:
Gilchrist, Edmund B., 1885-1953  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Waterman Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and site plans.
General:
In 1929, the Levis family commissioned architect Edmund B. Gilchrist to build two connected Norman style houses on approximately one acre for its extended family. Only one house remains today with a large garden designed by past and current owners which has evolved into an extensive series of garden rooms.
Upon entering the front courtyard flanked by a pair of watchful dragons under planted with sweet autumn clematis, there is a Japanese weeping maple and a border of Carefree Delight roses accentuating a holly hedge. Along the pathway to the front door are garden beds containing dwarf crabapples and sedum autumn joy edged with crimson pygmy barberry. Climbing hydrangea is on either side of the front door, and a dolphin fountain is to the right of an espaliered magnolia tree. Opposite the front door is a walkway through an arbor created by espaliered apple trees and climbing hydrangeas which leads one to a grassy field with massed borders of perennials and cutting gardens.
A doorway in the stone wall to the left of the front door opens to the rear yard featuring an azalea room and brick terrace edged with Japanese lilac trees, dwarf boxwood, allium, tulips, hosta and Knockoff roses. Wisteria is trained around the back of the house and there is a magnificent magnolia grandiflora. A woodland area room is filled with crocus and bleeding hearts in the spring followed by hosta, astilbe, Solomon seal and mayapples. Beyond this is the first of several gardens framed by yew hedges. The fishpond garden is a sunny perennial and rugosa rose border. Beyond the fishpond is a shade garden called the "mount" anchored by large birch trees with shrubs, ferns, geraniums and heuchera also planted. To the left of the fishpond garden is a stepped walkway edged with daylilies, leading to a swimming pool surrounded by endless summer hydrangeas and carefree Wonder roses. Opposite the pool is a garden area with Hawthorne trees under planted with cherry laurels, spirea and deutzia. Exiting through the garden door across from the "mount" there is a view of the kitchen garden filled with David Austin roses.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles H. Gale (landscape architect, 1989 to date); Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. F. Hemsley Levis (former owners, 1933-before 1985); Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCausland (former owners, 1985-1995); and Edmund B. Gilchrist (architect, 1933).
Related Materials:
Waterman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials 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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA623
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fc49666f-ed39-4824-9597-56cbf6778088
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16530

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