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Dodge House 1916 (1965)

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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Howto & Style  Search this
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Art, American  Search this
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Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers, circa 1937-2020

Creator:
Grinstein, Stanley, 1927-2014  Search this
Grinstein, Elyse, 1929-2016  Search this
Subject:
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Glass, Philip  Search this
Hockney, David  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Citation:
Stanley and Elyse Grinstein papers, circa 1937-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Women architects  Search this
Theme:
Architecture & Design  Search this
Art Collectors  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17445
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)386714
AAA_collcode_grinstan
Theme:
Architecture & Design
Art Collectors
Art Market
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Archives of American Art
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Los Angeles -- Davis-Yust Garden

Former owner:
Davis, Francis Pierpont  Search this
Churchill Family Trust  Search this
Architect:
Davis, Francis Pierpont  Search this
Landscape architect:
Davis, Francis Pierpont  Search this
Provenance:
Hancock Park Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Davis-Yust Garden (Los Angeles, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Los Angeles
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans, photocopies of articles featuring the house and garden, and a plant list.
General:
Located in a 1920s neighborhood four miles west of downtown Los Angeles, this Italian-style garden is divided into four sections: a formal garden, a secret garden, a woods (including a shade garden), and an orchard. East/west and north/south axes set the basic structure of the garden. The plan of the square-shaped formal garden has changed little since its initial development. Plantings include myrtle hedges (thought to be original), hybrid tea roses, vintage pomegranates, dombeya, and citrus. Situated throughout are European artifacts imported by the original architect and owner. The secret garden, reached through the living room or from the woods, features an original Moorish-tiled wall and Corinthian capital that serves as a fountain. The woods lie along the southern edge of the property and include eucalyptus, fir, and native California oak remaining from the original plantings. The trees are arrayed along a wide gravel path in a long park-like "room" used for entertaining. North of the woods at the eastern edge of the property is the shade garden, which is divided into quadrants by one of the main axes and the gravel path. Its predominantly green plantings combine interesting textures with clipped hedges contrasting with bold foliage. Beyond the shade garden lie the orchard and service area.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Francis Pierpont Davis (former owner, architect, landscape architect, 1921-1930s) and the Churchill Family Trust (former owners, 1930s-1986).
Related Materials:
Davis-Yust Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 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 -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA451
See more items in:
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6152bc6b1-b87f-4de1-9be6-e183e8bf173e
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Los Angeles -- Crawford-deZonia Garden

Landscape architect:
Hanson, A. E. (Archibald Elexis)  Search this
Architect:
Coate, Roland E. Sr  Search this
Former owner:
Goldwater, Lemuel  Search this
Goldwater, Lemuel Mrs  Search this
Tuller, Antoinette  Search this
Fenton, Susan Rubin  Search this
Garrett, A.F.  Search this
Provenance:
Hancock Park Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Crawford-deZonia Garden (Los Angeles, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Los Angeles
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a narrative description of the garden, and other information.
General:
The Crawford-deZonia one-half acre property in Los Angeles has a two-story stucco house with a cantilevered balcony, designed in the Early California residential style in 1928-1929 by architect Roland E. Coate, Sr.(1890-1958). Landscape architect A.E. Hanson (1893-1986) designed the gardens in a classic, formal French style, including rose beds, a large patio, two parallel beds of grass with a gravel walkway between them, and a sunken parterre garden. The plant palette is primarily green, with roses contributing additional color.
Brick walls surround the property, and the terrace, patio and walkways are paved in brick. Mature trees and hedges provide shade and privacy. A sink built into a wall of the terrace and a fireplace on the patio facilitate outdoor entertaining, a popular feature of the southern California lifestyle at the time the house was built.
Persons associated with the garden include A.E. Hanson (landscape architect, 1928-1929); Roland Eli Coate, Sr. (architect, 1928-1929); A. F. Garrett (former owner, 1928-1929); Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Goldwater (former owners, 1929-1959); Antoinette Tuller (former owner, 1960-1975); Susan Rubin Fenton (former owner, 1975-2003).
Related Materials:
Crawford-deZonia Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 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 -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA464
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb691969814-66b9-4d71-90f0-f999dcc7656e
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Los Angeles -- Bennett Garden

Landscape architect:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Benner, Patricia  Search this
Landscape designer:
Tichenor, Brian M.  Search this
Horton, Judy M.  Search this
Provenance:
Hancock Park Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bennett Garden (Los Angeles, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles -- Los Angeles
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photo copies of articles.
General:
Located on 1/4 of an acre, the first Bennett garden in Los Angeles, designed in 1994-95, reflected the owner's Midwestern roots and love of English cottage gardens, with picket fences and lots of colorful flowers. In 2003, that garden was replaced with one that would be more appropriate to the Mediterranean climate of southern California. It included a terrace with a wisteria-crowned pergola and an outdoor fireplace for outdoor living. The Bennett Garden featured a limited palette, mostly shades of green, yellow and white, with contrasting textures. The lawn was reduced and perennials and bulbs spilled over the stone walkways and planted containers. Non-fruiting olive trees with soft green leaves gave height to the garden and an olive hedge disguised the vegetable and cutting garden that was planted behind the house in two wedge-shaped beds. A rectangular dark reflecting pool with steps forming a bridge was installed and filled with mosquito fish for insect and algae control. Fig trees were planted in front of a separate garden room and trained to grow together to provide shade for the outbuilding during the hot summer months and let in light in the winter, a passive solar design. This garden was maintained organically without pesticides or fertilizer.
The garden also features includes furniture purchased in England.
Persons associated with the garden include Robert Fletcher (landscape architect, 1987-1988); M. Brian Tichenor (landscape designer, 1988); Patricia Brenner (landscape architect, 1990); Judy Horton (landscape designer, 2003).
Related Materials:
Bennett 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 -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA468
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
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Archives of American Gardens
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Los Angeles -- La Casa de las Campanas

Former owner:
Meade, Willis H.  Search this
Meade, Willis H. Mrs.  Search this
Lamb, Lucile Meade Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Scherer, Lester G.  Search this
Milofsky, Barry  Search this
Provenance:
Hancock Park Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
La Casa de las Campanas (Lost Angeles, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles -- Los Angeles
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles and historical information.
General:
A 37-room mansion in Spanish Colonial Revival style was designed by architect Lester G. Scherer in 1927, adapting the concept of the daughter of the family that purchased the slightly more than one acre lot in the undeveloped Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Indigenous materials such as native stone were used in the original house and garden and for the renovations carried out by the current owner in 1987. The garden has mature trees and shrubs that were planted in the 1920s and includes both drought tolerant varieties and sub-tropical palms that are appropriate for the climate. The house encloses a courtyard garden with one of the property's fountains in the center with loggias one three sides where there is a tile mural in one of the walls. There is a swimming pool and another outdoor entertaining room with a fireplace nearly hidden by bougainvillea. Next to the garage there is a lath house that was originally used for growing orchids. There is a secret garden with another fountain tucked in one corner, with beds of roses, a stone bench, and a view of the neighboring golf course. Ornate ironwork gates and grilles, architectural arches and tiles add decorative elements to the outdoor rooms. Enormous terra cotta and glazed pots are used as containers for flowers and small trees while shrubs and deciduous trees have been trimmed to globe shapes or espaliered on walls.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. Meade (former owners, 1927--); Mrs. Lucile Meade Lamb (former owner, 1986); Lester G. Scherer (architect, 1927-1929); Barry Milofsky (architect, 1987); Thomas Cox.
Related Materials:
La Casa de las Campanas related holdings consist of 1 folder (28 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 -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA607
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cbd593e9-6e76-4376-a2f6-09924026d075
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Pasadena -- The Paul and Georgianna Erskine Garden

Former owner:
Miller, Morris  Search this
Miller, Morris, Mrs.  Search this
Nurseryman:
Miller, Morris  Search this
Miller, Morris, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Colby, Horace  Search this
Yoch, James J.  Search this
Architect:
Cox, Thomas Batchelor  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Paul and Georgianna Erskine Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and a garden plan.
General:
Established 1937, this one-acre garden is on a wedge-shaped site which was contoured to fit into a sloping hillside and configured to include all of the elements which are typically identified with outdoor California entertaining and living. Its original owner was a nurseryman interested in landscape design, and many of the landscape features date from his development of the property. Beds of azaleas and camellias were interspersed with a collection of ferns and gardenias. Liquid amber (gum) trees were planted to recall the fall foliage of the east and to complement the colonial southeastern style of the house. Since 1961 the current owners have made many changes to the original design. A brick terrace flush with the lawn with steps down from the house was added. In the 1980s damage from storms and falling trees led to the current design of "garden rooms." The rose garden has been enlarged to include an extended arbor and a folly has been constructed in the south beds. New varieties have been added to the azalea and camellia collections, including a Camellia reticulata 'Howard Asper'. Other plants include a lace-cap hydrangea brought as a cutting from a private garden off Cape Cod and a Vireya rhododendron from the Strybing Arboretum. The rose garden features many gift roses, but especially the cluster-flowered 'Iceberg'.
This garden was originally documented for the Archives of American Gardens in 2001. An update of the garden documentation was provided in 2012.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Morris Miller (former owners and nurseryman, 1937-1961); Horace Colby (landscape architect, 1937); James J. Yoch (landscape architect, 1981); and Thomas Batchelor Cox (architect, 1981).
Related Materials:
The Paul and Georgianna Erskine Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (8 35 mm slides; 6 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA260
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67dfb57a4-82bb-414f-88e8-ee0b4e7b596e
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24329
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Pasadena -- Brumder Garden, The

Former owner:
Spinks, Margaret  Search this
Architect:
Greene, Henry Mather  Search this
Greene, Charles Sumner, 1868-1957  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle Clara, 1934-  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Brumder Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, narrative descriptions of slides, garden map, and copies of architectural drawings.
General:
The California property is situated on 1 ½ acres overlooking the San Gabriel Mountains. The 'California Bungalow' house, a shingle-clad wooden house, was designed in 1909 by the Greene Brothers, Charles Sumner and Henry Mather Greene. The planting plans of the grounds were established in 1969 by a local garden designer. The designer introduced Vinca major as the primary ground cover in the arroyo and selected trees such as camphors, maples, flowering peaches, tabebuias, eucalyptus, crape myrtle, pittosporums, jacarandas, Liquidambar, and Albizia julibrissin to place around the property. The landscape design was enhanced by the addition of outdoor entertaining areas and gardens in 1989. Brick is an important element on the property. There are brick stanchions at either side of the west end of the driveway, the foundation of the house and related planter boxes and platforms are made of brick. Some of the brick is 'clinker' brick -- an especially hard-fired, misshapen brick the Greene Brothers used for its unique character.
Persons and organizations associated with the property: Margaret Spinks (former owner, 1909); Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz (former owners); Charles Sumner Greene and Henry Mather Greene (architects, 1909); John Catlin (landscape architect, 1969); Isabelle Greene (landscape architect, 1989)
Related Materials:
The Brumder Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA443
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67bd75bae-1bff-4ce7-aa74-c4f45c9866d6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24338

Pasadena -- The Barber Garden

Landscape architect:
Bashford, Katherine  Search this
Architect:
Coate, Roland E.  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Barber Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheet and site plans.
General:
In 1925, the owners commissioned architect Roland Coate to design a Monterey Colonial Revival style home. Less than an acre, the property is set on a bank of the Arroyo Seco. Katherine Bashford designed the gardens on this long, rectangular-shaped property. Bashford blended traditional European elements, with "California spirit." The front and back gardens are balanced on either side of the house and use an eclectic mix of materials. After several owners, the current owner added rounded concrete edging and renovated the gardens back to the original plan.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John Barber (former owner, 1925-1975); Mr. and Mrs. Michael Morris (former owners, 1975-1996); Mr. and Mrs. Richard Frank (former owners, 1996-2003); Roland Coate (architect, 1925); Katherine Bashford (landscape architect, 1926); Grayson Barber (gardener, 1926-1975); and Jolley Frank (garden designer, 1996-present).
Related Materials:
The Barber Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA453
See more items in:
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b581cb66-f26a-454b-9a5f-f91dee75a94e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24341

Pasadena -- Casa Contenta

Provenance:
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 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 -- 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
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ee69bab4-5025-44ba-9790-7b24059595ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24342

Pasadena -- Olin and Ann Barrett Garden, The

Landscape architect:
Bartos, Mark  Search this
Architect:
Offenhauser, Bob Ray  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Olin and Ann Barrett Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheet, narrative description and site plans.
General:
This 1.5 acre property is situated on the top of a hill with gardens on three sides of the main house. To the wet, a steep curving driveway lined with tall oleander trees and bordered with a variety of shrubs, plants and mature trees leads to the motor court edged with brick. The crushed granite of the motor court gives way to two "rugs" made of square paving stones interlaced with grass. Box hedges surround lemon trees on both sides of the front door--a theme repeated throughout the gardens. The lap pool in the swimming pool garden is adjoined by two ponds filled with aquatic plants, including papyrus, water lilies and cannas. Shrub borders surround the enclosed pool area. At the west end, a succulent bed with aloes and agaves makes a dramatic statement. A grapevine-covered pergola outside the fence is placed beside a small citrus groves. To the south, surrounded on three sides by the house, is a formal square courtyard garden, a quiet retreat dominated by the sound of water cascading into tiled basins. A stone and brick trellis covered with rose "Shot Silk" forms the fourth side of the square. The loggia on the east side offers shade during the hot summer months.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Bob Ray Offenhauser (architect, 1968) and Mark Bartos (landscape architect, 2001-2005).
Related Materials:
The Olin and Ann Barrett Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Courtyard gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA455
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ee63c5ed-051f-4ead-8d9c-ede1c9f50ab8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24343

San Marino -- Kully Garden

Former owner:
Schatzman, M.D., Mrs.  Search this
Schatzman, M.D., Mr.  Search this
Hind, Carla Barker  Search this
Hind, William O.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Hoffman, Charles  Search this
Caitlin, John  Search this
Bartos, Mark  Search this
Photographer:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Architect:
Kelley, H. Roy  Search this
Nurseryman:
Burkard, Frank  Search this
Artist:
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Ceramicist:
Meeker, Ray  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kully Garden (San Marino, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- San Marino
Scope and Contents:
Holdings consist of a garden file with a description of the garden, photocopies of articles, and other information (15 35mm slides).
General:
The garden and house were first designed in 1939 on a flat ¾ acre property in San Marino, a small suburb of Los Angeles 30 miles from the coast. The area has a Mediterranean-like climate that receives approximately 14 inches of rain per year, in the winter only. Original to the front is a large lawn with Viburnum suspensum hedges on each side. Past the driveway, original concrete blocks surround the courtyard, and continue around both sides of the house and the perimeter of the rear garden. The original rear garden was mostly lawn, edged by a narrow path, hedges of Viburnum suspensum and an assortment of trees, including three large Quercus agrifolia, the coast live oak most common to this area. Still in existence from 1939 are the mature Plantanus ramosa (California sycamore) at the courtyard entrance. The second owners, in the 1960s turned part of the back lawn into lathe houses for their camellia collection, replacing some of the Viburnum suspensum with camellia specimens, which still exist.
After the original owners sold the property in 1960, it was owned by a second family for nearly a decade before being sold a third time to the present owners in 1969. Since the present owners bought the property, the gardens have undergone multiple revisions by four landscape architects, including the notable Robert Fletcher, who worked intermittently with the owners between 1985-1995. In every revision to this estate's gardens, every effort was made to preserve and incorporate the very mature trees and shrubs which provide form, color and shade. While the estate has plantings in the front lawn and flanking the east and west sides of their home, the most impressive landscape features are in the rear of the property, particularly the borders surrounding the central lawn and the plantings along the 'Bouquet Canyon' stone path to the pool. In the 1970s landscape architect Chuck Hoffman designed the rear garden, emphasizing the desire for informal and naturalistic garden spaces for outdoor living around the French colonial-style house. He designed the swimming pool, two terraces, and created curving borders around the lawn, and added four Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip trees). In the 1980s landscape designer Robert Fletcher built on Hoffman's footprint, adding more distinctive plant material, installing six bullet-shaped Syzygium paniculatum to anchor the borders, and turned one terrace into a small stone patio after an addition to the house. Nurseryman Frank Burkard added Phormium tenax (New Zealand flax), roses and other shrubs in the 1990s.
Garden features at the entrance of the courtyard include an espalier Magnolia grandiflora, a four-part sculpture, "Kyoto Protocol" by Ray Meeker, which is surrounded by Ophiopogon (mondo grass), with an overhanging Olea europaea (olive) and Plantanus racemosa and a large collection of potted succulent varieties on the terrace selected by landscape architect John Caitlin in 1970 for their heat tolerance.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Schatzman (former owners, 1939-1960); Carla Barker Hind and William O. Hind (former owners; 1960-1969); H. Roy Kelley (architect, 1939); John Caitlin (landscape architect, 1970); Charles Hoffman (landscape architect, 1972); Robert M. Fletcher (landscape architect and photographer, 1985-1995); Frank Burkard (nurseryman, 1990); Mark Bartos (landscape architect, 1999); Peter Lodato (sculptor, 1991); Ray Meeker (ceramic artist, 2005).
Related Materials:
The present owners have Charles Hoffman and Mark Bartos plans.
H. Roy Kelley papers, #3864, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
See others in:
Robert M. Fletcher Collection ca. 1979-1995.
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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- San Marino  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA358
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Santa Barbara -- Van Horne Garden

Architect:
McCay, William Sutherland, d. 1948  Search this
Horticulturist:
Sodomka, Raymond R. Jr.  Search this
Garden designer:
Sodomka, Raymond R. Jr.  Search this
Harris, Donald  Search this
Harris, David  Search this
Provenance:
Hancock Park Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Van Horne Garden (Santa Barbara, California)
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Santa Barbara
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a magazine article.
General:
Located on 9/10 of an acre, this year round verdant property has evolved gracefully over the last three decades. When purchased in 1978, little remained of the original landscape aside from paths, walls, established trees and an orchard. The original garden drew from a Southern style to complement the New Orleans-style house, using ferns, ginger, wisteria, magnolias, sweet olive shrubs and honeysuckle throughout the property. Vestiges of that original 80 year old garden inspired the overall design which draws upon the harmonic relationship between house and garden. A mild local climate allows for a fluid transition as interior spaces gracefully merge with exterior. Expanding on this theme particular plants are featured throughout the various garden rooms, creating a sense of harmony throughout the landscape, while paths, hedges, and edging provide definition to each individual part of the garden. The garden rooms feature a wide array of evergreen plants, employing privet, boxwood, camellias, agapanthus, jasmines, viburnum, ivy, and campanula to create a lush verdant environment that remains vibrant throughout the year. Variegated foliage and a wide array of textures allow for variety amongst the greenery, and statues and garden furniture provide focal points within the garden.
Garden features include an outdoor fireplace, covered patio, spa, swimming pool and fountains.
Persons associated with the garden include Lloyd Aspinwall (former owner, 1932-); the Nagel family (former owners); the Daisy Family (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Earl Favor (former owners, -1978); William Sutherland McCay (architect, 1932); Raymond Sodomka (horticulturist, garden designer, 1984-present); Donald Harris (plantsman, garden designer, 1984-present); and David Harris (plantsman, garden designer, 1984-present).
Related Materials:
Van Horne Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Santa Barbara  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA469
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South Pasadena -- Tony Niven's Garden

Landscape architect:
Shellhorn, Ruth Patricia, 1909-2006  Search this
Former owner:
Brackenridge, William, Mrs.  Search this
Brackenridge, Maria Antonia  Search this
Brackenridge, William A., II  Search this
Niven, Maria Antonia  Search this
Gardener:
Mello, Lillian  Search this
Mello, Paul  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tony Niven's Garden (South Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- South Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a narrative description of the garden, and other information.
General:
This half-acre garden was designed in 1979 by noted landscape architect Ruth Patricia Shellhorn to complement the classic 1930s California Monterey Colonial on the site. Shellhorn used a green and white palette with simple lines in hardscape and plantings. Features include alders, a path of decomposed granite in front of the house, and extensive brickwork. A sitting wall hides an exercise pool, while a raised bed of 'Iceberg' roses draws the eye over the sitting wall to the rear of the property. Espaliered wisteria and magnolia are another feature, while a shaded area transitioning from the front to the back gardens includes a white marble birdbath filled with ivy and bacopa, along with white azaleas and white annuals.
Persons associated with the garden include Ruth Patricia Shellhorn (landscape architect, 1979); Mrs. William Brackenridge (former owner, before 1943); Maria Antonia and William A. Brackenridge, II (former owners, 1943-1975); Maria Antonia Niven [former Mrs. Brackridge, II] (former owner, 1975-2006), and Lillian and Paul Mello (gardeners, before 2006).
Related Materials:
Tony Niven's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- South Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA460
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UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

Creator:
Carter, Hannah  Search this
Guiberson, Gordon, Mrs.  Search this
Guiberson, Gordon  Search this
Aguilera, Gabriel  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Carter, Edward  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sakurai, Nagao, 1896-1973  Search this
Kawana, Koichi  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
California -- Los Angeles
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Los Angeles
Date:
09/01/1993
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:
Japanese gardens  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Trees  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA181001
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UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

Creator:
Carter, Hannah  Search this
Guiberson, Gordon, Mrs.  Search this
Guiberson, Gordon  Search this
Aguilera, Gabriel  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Carter, Edward  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sakurai, Nagao, 1896-1973  Search this
Kawana, Koichi  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
California -- Los Angeles
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Los Angeles
Date:
09/01/1993
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:
Japanese gardens  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Trees  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA181002
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24932

UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

Creator:
Carter, Hannah  Search this
Guiberson, Gordon  Search this
Guiberson, Gordon, Mrs.  Search this
Aguilera, Gabriel  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Carter, Edward  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sakurai, Nagao, 1896-1973  Search this
Kawana, Koichi  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
California -- Los Angeles
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Los Angeles
Date:
09/01/1993
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:
Japanese gardens  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Stone lanterns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Stones  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA181003
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA181: Los Angeles -- UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden

Creator:
Carter, Hannah  Search this
Guiberson, Gordon  Search this
Guiberson, Gordon, Mrs.  Search this
Aguilera, Gabriel  Search this
University of California, Los Angeles  Search this
Carter, Edward  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sakurai, Nagao, 1896-1973  Search this
Kawana, Koichi  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
California -- Los Angeles
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Los Angeles
Date:
09/01/1993
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:
Fish ponds  Search this
Fishes  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Stones  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA181004
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA181: Los Angeles -- UCLA Hannah Carter Japanese Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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Pasadena -- Vert Garden, The Paul and Charlene

Former owner:
Marshall, John Murray  Search this
Marshall, John Murray, Mrs.  Search this
Jones, Berkeley F., Mrs.  Search this
Jones, Berkeley F.  Search this
McInery, Robert T. , Mrs.  Search this
McInery, Robert T.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Yoch, James J.  Search this
Architect:
Coate, Roland E. Sr  Search this
Hunt, Myron  Search this
Gray, Elmer  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
The Paul and Charlene Vert Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Date:
2017
Scope and Contents:
20 digital images and 1 folder. The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The gardens have been redesigned over more than forty years of ownership to suit the changing lifestyle of the family: a large lawn for sports and a traditional English style border garden have been replaced by formal parterres and fountains connected by gravel and accented by crushed lava stone, unique features, and containers planted with combinations of drought tolerant succulents. The property, which is less than one-half acre, has a craftsman style shingle house built circa 1906 with a formal neo-Georgian portico added twenty years later. The current owners added fencing and a Eugenia hedge around the property as well as a swimming pool, spa pool and raised wooden dining deck in the back garden. Garden renovations start at the curbside where jasmine has been clipped into squared borders around the bases of palm trees. Boxwood parterres on one side of the front garden surround larger boxwood orbs inside Eugenia hedges now 40 feet tall. There are three fountains, four symmetrically placed Chinese ceramic garden stools, and black ceramic containers overflowing with free-form succulents. There is a mirror hung in a niche in the tall hedge and cast iron gates designed by a daughter of the family.
A narrow pea gravel path lined with dwarf mondo grass leads to the back garden, shaded by camellia trees, Japanese maples, cast iron and leopard plants. Trees and shrubs in the back garden include silk oak, ficus benjamina, Chinese elms, pittosporum, strawberry tree, bottlebrush, azaleas, hawthorn, and parlor palms. The back wall of the garden behind the spa is covered with ivy and is the backdrop to two massive black pots planted with agave, an antique French cast iron fire back, and two tall bronze obelisks. The aggregate pebble deck around the pool has cast iron furniture, also designed by the owner's daughter, and silver reflecting balls float in the water. Whimsical and unconventional planters and features, free-form combinations of succulents in the containers, and unusual pairings of plants provide contrast to the formal design of clipped hedges, geometric stone beds and axial pathways.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. John Murray Marshall (former owners, 1906-1932); Mr. and Mrs. Berkeley F. Jones (former owners, 1932-1964); Mr. and Mrs. Robert T. McInery (former owners, 1964-1975); Myron Hunt and Elmer Gray (architects, 1906); Roland E. Coate (architect, 1926); James J. Yoch, Jr. (landscape designer, 1998).
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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA622
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Pasadena -- Casa Favorita

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Architect:
Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury (Firm)  Search this
Owner:
Shoch, Elena Miller  Search this
Shoch, James Ray, III  Search this
Photographer:
Russell, Julie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Casa Favorita (Pasadena , California)
Scope and Contents:
18 digital images (2019) and 1 file folder.
General:
The half-acre property had a 1924 salmon colored Italian revival style house with three mature live oaks and tapestry hedges when the current owners moved there in 1996. They enclosed the front courtyard with matching stucco walls and wrought iron gates, changed the hardscape from asphalt to decomposed granite, and re-routed the walkway to the front door to showcase a live oak. Forest green is used as an accent color on shutters and large ceramic jars, and salmon-colored azaleas were planted in the foundation beds. Azalea standards, a matching climbing rose, and a collection of pink zonal geraniums in terra cotta pots create a unified palette in the front garden. Formal parterres were built along one side of the house and planted with pastel-colored hybrid tea and floribunda roses and lavender, with a fountain and small stone bench. On the same axis and through a small gate there is another set of four parterres planted with daffodils, delphinium or zinnia in season with a second fountain in the center.

More potted zonal geraniums are displayed on a low wall at one end of the pink stone terrace, succeeded by a patch of lawn and another live oak and sitting area. A 60-foot long vegetable garden for heirloom tomatoes at the back of the property has been replaced by a bocce ball court. A swimming pool was built with concrete planters at the corners for lemon and orange trees in keeping with the Mediterranean style. A salmon colored loggia with comfortable seating has been added along the side of the pool where there is a small waterfall. A shady side of the garden has a large mirror with ornamental banana plants, clipped boxwood, potted plants and two small statues. The owners named their property Casa Favorita honoring Mexican tradition.

Persons associated with the garden include: Hannah Nevin Shaw and Major Roy A. Shaw (former owners, 1923-1958); James Drake MacNeil (former owner, 1958-1968); Phillip Cushing McGrath (former owner, 1968-1996); James R. Shoch and Elena Miller Shoch (owners, 1996- ); Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury (architects, 1924); James J. Yoch (1938-2018) (landscape designer, 1996-1997); Thomas Batcheller Cox (landscape designer, 2007-2012).
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 -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA625
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