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Georgia S. Vance Slides

Creator:
Vance, Georgia S.  Search this
Provenance:
The Augusta Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Scope and Contents:
This series of 35mm slides includes images of flower arrangements and various public and private American and European gardens visited by Georgia S. Vance. The collection covers the period from the 1950s to the 1990s with the bulk of images dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. Slides depicting flower arrangements represent both personal and professional arrangements by Vance; several appear in her book, The Decorative Art of Dried Flower Arrangement. The collection also includes images of Vance's own garden in Alexandria, Virginia.
Biographical / Historical:
Georgia Shank Vance (July 29, 1908 - November 17, 2002) was noted for her talent of preserving and arranging dried flowers. A native of Harrisonburg, Virginia, she married James Davis Vance, Sr., an Army Colonel, in 1935. Georgia Vance was a graduate of Hood College in Frederick, Maryland, and in the 1960s began a career in floral design. For more than 35 years, her flower arrangements decorated the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State as well as the White House and other historic homes. Her book, The Decorative Art of Dried Flower Arrangement, published in 1972, received the Helen S. Hull Award for Literary Horticultural Interest from the National Council of State Garden Clubs. She lectured nationally and conducted flower arrangement workshops at her home, Short Glade Farm, which she and her husband purchased in 1973 in Mount Solon, Virginia. Georgia Vance was a member of the Garden Club of America, the Garden Club of Virginia, the Garden Club of Alexandria (Virginia), and the Officer's Wives Garden Club of Fort Belvoir (Virginia). The Georgia S. Vance Award for Most Creative Arrangement, presented annually by the Garden Club of Virginia, was named in her honor.
Related Materials:
Georgia S. Vance Slides related holdings consist of approximately 430 35mm slides (photographs)
Documentation on Short Glade Farm, Vance's garden in Mount Solon, Virginia, is included in the Garden Club of America Collection at the Archives of American Gardens.
Provenance:
The slides were donated on behalf of the Augusta Garden Club of Staunton, Virginia to the Archives of American Gardens in September 2013.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Flower arrangement  Search this
Dried flower arrangement  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia  Search this
Gardens -- Florida  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Gardens -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Germany  Search this
Gardens -- Australia  Search this
Gardens -- Austria  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
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The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Tacoma -- Lakewold

Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Architect:
Platt, William, 1897-1984  Search this
Platt, Geoffrey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Tacoma
Lakewold (Tacoma, Washington)
Scope and Contents:
13 4 X 6in. photographic prints, 11 postcards, approximately 88 35mm slides (originals and reproductions), and 2 folders. Folder 1 includes extensive information about the garden (newspaper clippings, annual meeting brochures, etc.), correspondence between Mrs. Corydon Wagner, a copy of a 1930 booklet created by the Tacoma Garden Club for the 1930 Garden Club of America annual meeting, and Eleanor Weller and research on findings for the Olmsted Brothers.
Biographical / Historical:
Eulalie Merrill (1904-1991) was born on October 16, 1904 in Seattle to Dwight and Eula Lee Merrill. She was an avid golf player who held The Pacific Northwest Ladies title for three straight years. She and Corydon Wagner acquired the Lakewold property in 1938 and gardening became more important than golf. She received the Garden Club of America Medal of Merit in 1968, the Montague Award in 1978, the Creative Leadership award in 1984, and the Zone Horticultural Achievement Award also in 1984. Mrs. Wagner gave the gardens to The Friends of Lakewold, an organization with the specific purpose of assuming responsibility for its care.
Varying Form:
Inglewood, formerly known as.
General:
Located on ten acres, this garden is a collection of several gardens surrounding a Georgian home on Gravelly Lake in Lakewold, a suburb of Tacmoa. Mr. and Mrs. Cordydon Wagner purchased the estate in 1938. The perimeter fence, gate and brick walkway were part of the early design. However, the original designer is unknown. In the 1950s, landscape architect Thomas Church redesigned the gardens to include a quatrefoil-shaped swimming pool, a shade garden around a 200-year-old Douglas fir (considered a "wolf" tree), a lookout to the rock gardens, waterfalls and pools leading to the lake. Church discouraged the development of a rock garden since it would cause the neglect of the formal areas, but Mrs. Wagner insisted.

The property is dominated by giant Douglas Fir trees and features an extensive collection of rhododendron. It features a brick walkway leading to a vine-covered summer house. The walk is bordered by boxwood parterres, one shaped in a quatrefoil which repeats the design of the swimming pool. The pool is on an axis with a view of Mt. Rainier framed by trees across Gravelly Lake. The garden also features an Elizabethan knot garden planted with herbs, a rock garden, and an exotic tree collection. When the garden was redesigned in the 1950s by Thomas Church, 200 firs were felled to balance the woods with the openess of the site. Dressing rooms and a kitchen were added to the teahouse and gazebo, the port-cochere was removed from the house and a motor court was added to accomodate space for twenty cars, and a glassed-in room with a Plexiglass roof was added to the side of the house that faced the swimming pool.

Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Alexander (former owner, before 1924), Mrs. Evertt Griggs (former owner, 1924), Mr. and Mrs. Corydon Wagner, Jr. (former owner, 1938), The Friends of Lakewold Foundation (owner, circa 1989), Thomas Church (landscape architect, 1953)

There is no direct connection between Mr. and Mrs. Alexander and the Olmsted firm. A tenuous link may exist through E.C. Griggs (job number 3725). Mr. Everett Griggs wrote to the Olmsted firm, specifically to James Dawson, in January of 1911, sending them a topographical survey, which he had prepared for the property. He noted that he had been in touch with Alex MacDougall, superintendent of the Thorne estate who had worked on several Olmsted gardens in the area. The next letter in the file is from May 1923 from Alex MacDougall (working in the Highlands in Seattle) to James Dawson.
Related Materials:
Related materials are located with Mrs. Wagner's family, Tacoma Public Library, and Washington Historical Society.
Provenance:
Extensive garden documentation compiled by Eleanor Weller for the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. Updates were made by Mrs. Joseph L. Carman, III of Tacoma, Washington.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Tacoma  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA017
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Tacoma -- Northwest Native Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Tacoma
Scope and Contents:
26 35mm slides and 1 folder. The folder includes a brochure created by the Tacoma Garden Club, a copy of a sketch of a proposed totem pole for garden designed by Paul N. Luvera, Sr., and a small booklet titled, "Outline of Native Garden PT. Defiance Park" by Tacoma Garden Club.
Varying Form:
Point Defiance Park, part of
General:
Tacoma Garden Club developed the Northwest Native Garden as a civic and educational project in 1963. The garden was a finalist for the 1966 Founders Fund Award. Members of the Tacoma Garden Club have done planting and weeding and financed improvements to the garden. The garden was established with a variety of plant life in the Pacific Northwest featuring seven designated habitat areas: Meadow, Coastal Forest, High Apline and Scree, Sub-apline, Moisture and Bog, Eastern Cascade, and San Juan. The main feature of the garden is a cascading waterfall and pond designed by Ray Prentice.

Persons associated with the garden include: Tacoma Garden Club (1963), Metropolitan Park Department (owner), Ray Prentice (designer of waterfall and pond), E.H. Lohbrunner (landscape designer), Fischer? (landscape designer), Paul N. Luvera, Sr. (toem pole carver).
Related Materials:
Related materials located in a scrap book of the Tacoma Garden Club and possibly other scrapbook held by members.
Provenance:
Garden documentation prepared by Mrs. Joseph L. Carman, III of Tacoma, Washington.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Tacoma  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA018
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Newport -- Parterre

Former owner:
Belmont, August, 1813-1890  Search this
McLean, Evalyn Walsh, 1886-1947  Search this
Van Clief, Ray, d. 1945  Search this
Monroe, J. Edgar, 1897-1991  Search this
Gobb, Ray  Search this
Preservation Society of Newport County  Search this
Architect:
Bissinger, Frederick L. Jr  Search this
Landscape designer:
Purviance, Virginia Pepper  Search this
Toland, Julia Rush  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Parterre (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, write-ups of the property's history, a write-up of plans and inspiration for the garden, and an invoice for the original installation of the garden.
General:
Parterre comprises three acres of the former Belmont estate in Newport, Rhode Island, which had been maintained as parkland since the demolition of By-the-Sea in 1944. Mature trees were left in place, fronting the Normandy manor house designed by architect Frederick L Bissinger, and distinct formal garden rooms were installed by horticulturalist Virginia P. Purviance and landscape architect Julia R. Toland. The garden rooms are described as winter, black and white, potager, woodland and cutting, which provides material for the owner's award-winning floral designs. Specimen trees were planted as understory to the mature trees, and to soften the transitions between the different areas of the estate. The owner took inspiration from the elegant and understated garden designs of Russell Page (1906-1985) and the innovative and rule breaking style of Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932).
The black and white garden was originally conceived as a green and white garden, to be planted in shades of white, green and copper. Darker plant materials were introduced later. An orangerie is used for entertaining small parties, while large parties are held under a tent on the back lawn. The cutting garden beds are situated near the service area on the estate for convenience. The winter garden next to the house has a reflecting pool as well as hedges and Versailles containers and a dovecote in one corner. The shady woodland garden has a fall flame border planted with Japanese maple and a developing moss garden.
Persons associated with the garden include August Belmont (former owner, 1860-1924); Evalyn Walsh McLean (former owner, 1924-1944); Ray Van Clief (former owner, 1944-1947); J. Edgar Monroe (former owner, 1947-1971); Preservation Society of Newport County (former owner, 1971-1986); Ray Gobb (former owner, 1986-1994); George Champlin Mason (architect of "By-the Sea", previous residence on property which was demolished in 1944); Frederick L. Bissinger, Jr. (architect, F. L. Bissinger, Inc., dates unknown); Virginia Pepper Purviance (landscape designer and certified horticulturist, 1999) and Julia Rush Toland of Toland Landscape Design (landscape designer and certified horticulturist, 1998?).
Related Materials:
Parterre related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. reference slides and 22 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI166
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Newport -- Warren House-Tunnard Garden

Former owner:
Tanner Family  Search this
Gardner, Samuel F.  Search this
Lawton, Robert  Search this
Lawton, Penelope  Search this
Austin, Samuel Reverend  Search this
Henderson, Francis  Search this
Brinley, Fanny S.  Search this
Lawrence, Sallie C.  Search this
Paul, Allen G.  Search this
Paul, Florence S.  Search this
Warren, George  Search this
Warren, Katherine Urquhart  Search this
Preservation Society of Newport County  Search this
Gardener:
Pleitez, Eusebio  Search this
Landscape designer:
Tunnard, Christopher  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Warren House-Tunnard Garden (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles.
General:
This Modernist garden was created right after World War II, designed by Christopher Tunnard. It still survives today, perhaps the only existing commissioned landscape design by the man who influenced many of the United States most celebrated postwar architects and landscape architects. At only 65' x 42', the garden has an extreme austerity in design with a hint of luxury in its fountains, thick hedges and sculpture. The plants are cut and trimmed into an ordained shape, and the pattern is designed to be seen from the ground, where its curves interlock and turn back on themselves. Only two kinds of trees are used - lime (Tilia) and arbor vitae (Thuja); and three kinds of permanent plants - ivy (Hedera), box (Buxus) and yew (Taxus). The lime trees will eventually be pleached into an architectural block to throw the ground pattern into even greater contrast. The ivy is in slightly raised mounds, edged in places with small summer flowers. The bedding plants are purple and white petunias with carnations and lemon-yellow thunbergias." The sculpture, 'Chimerical Font,' by Jean Arp, is golden bronze centered on a plinth in a black lacquered rectangular pool. The other pools (two circular, one biomorphic) are shallow and painted white. Of note are the unusual shapes of the pruned boxwoods in the shapes of question marks and semi-colons; the colorful flowers; and the 6th linden along the left and end wall, now covered in Boston ivy, and originally painted white to complete a design that very much relied on strong figure-ground relationship.
Christopher Tunnard (1910-1979) was born in Canada, moved to England in 1929 and received a diploma from the Royal Horticultural Society the following year. The period of the eclectic Arts and Crafts movement (which he characterized as "romantic trivialization" of garden design) prompted him to introduce his Modernist views of landscape design. This approach avoided decoration, sentimentality and classical allusion "in favor of functional minimalist designs that provided a friendly and hospitable milieu for rest and recreation." After 10 years practicing garden and landscape work, he immigrated to America at the invitation of Walter Gropius to teach at Harvard's Graduate School of Design (1938-1943). Following the War, Tunnard taught city planning at Yale, advancing to professor and chairman of this department; he did little garden design from that point forward, making this 1949 garden probably one of his last commissions. For the final thirty years of his life, Tunnard put his energies into urban planning and the preservation of historic buildings; his publications in this area include "Man-made America: Chaos or Control?" (1963) which won the 1964 National Book Award in Science, Philosophy and Religion. It is perhaps ironic that Christopher Tunnard ended up of very much the same sentiment as his American patron, Mrs. George W. (Katherine) Warren, founder of the Preservation Society of Newport County (1945). In "Pioneers of American Landscape Design," (2000), Lance Neckar notes that "by the time of his death, he had come full circle to be identified with conservation-and-preservation-oriented attributes toward city revitalization which were antithetical to the Modern movement" that Tunnard had originally espoused.
Tunnard's patrons, George and Katherine Warren, who purchased the property on Mill Street in 1933, chose a part of Newport that was then considered "the other side of the tracks" by their social set, most of whom resided out on Ocean Drive. In New York, where the couple lived "off season," Katherine Warren collected modern art and was on the Advisory Committee of the Museum of Modern Art. Interesting to note that the garden was commissioned in 1949 and distinguished by its functional, minimalist modern design in sharp contrast with its early Federal-style house. The Warrens also added two glass-enclosed rooms on the first and second floors of their home on the garden side, presumably to enjoy this new garden to its full extent. Mrs. Warren died in 1976, bequeathing her home to the Preservation Society of Newport County, which moved its offices to this location in 1977. While the Preservation Society of Newport County owned the property, the garden was heavily shaded by a large beech tree and had become overgrown. It was maintained as they found it without major renovation. The current owner moved into the Mill Street house in 1994 and restored the Tunnard garden in 2001 and has proven to be a conscientious caretaker of this rare, nationally significant garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Tanner Family (former owners, 1776-1807); Samuel F. Gardner (former owner, 1807-1809); Robert Lawton (former owner, 1809-1810); Penelope Lawton (former owner, 1810-1822); Reverend Samuel Austin (former owner, 1822-1826); Francis Henderson (former owner, 1826-1857); Fanny S. Brinley (former owner, 1857-1863); Sallie C. Lawrence (former owner, 1863-1886); Allen G. Paul (former owner, 1886-1916); Florence S. Paul (former owner, 1916-1932); George and Katherine Warren (former owners, 1932-1977); Preservation Society of Newport County (former owner, 1977-1994); Christopher Tunnard (landscape designer, 1949); Eusebio Pleitez (gardener, 2001- ).
Related Materials:
Warren House-Tunnard Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 digital images)
Additional photographs are also located in the collections of the Preservation Society of Newport County.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI201
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Harbour Court

Creator:
Brown, John Nicholas, M/Ms  Search this
Brown, John Nicholas, Jr  Search this
Brown, Anne Seddon Kinsolving  Search this
Landscape architect:
Blossom, Harold Hill, 1879-1935  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Rhode Island -- Newport
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The slides were commissioned by Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss Sr. Phelps, Harriet Jackson. Newport in Flower. Newport, RI: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1979, p. 128-130. The garden was awarded the gold medal for Landscape Design at an Architectural League Exhibition. The Book of Gardens and Gardening. Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1924.
Historic plate number: "46; 61."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Streams  Search this
Garden houses  Search this
Trees  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Water lilies  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI028001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island / RI028: Newport -- Harbour Court
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Archives of American Gardens
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Harbour Court

Creator:
Brown, John Nicholas, M/Ms  Search this
Brown, John Nicholas, Jr  Search this
Brown, Anne Seddon Kinsolving  Search this
Landscape architect:
Blossom, Harold Hill, 1879-1935  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, 1822-1903  Search this
Olmsted, Olmsted, and Eliot  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Rhode Island -- Newport
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The slides were commissioned by Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss Sr. References: Phelps, Harriet Jackson. Newport in Flower. Newport, RI: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1979, p. 128-130. The Book of Gardens and Gardening. Garden City, N. Y.: Doubleday, Page & Co., 1924. Griswold, Mac and Weller, Eleanor. Golden Age of American Gardens. New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., in association with the Garden Club of America, 1991, p. 30. The garden was awarded the gold medal for Landscape Design at an Architectural League Exhibition.
Historic plate number: "45; 60."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Water lilies  Search this
Water jets  Search this
Containers  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI028002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island / RI028: Newport -- Harbour Court
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Lookout Mountain -- Jane's Garden

Landscape architect:
Stewart, Jimmy  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jane's Garden (Lookout Mountain, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Hamilton County -- Lookout Mountain
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, plant lists, photocopies of articles, and other information about Jane Davenport Jansen.
General:
Jane's Garden is named for the late Jane Davenport Jansen (1940-2000), a native of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee and the founder of Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen, California, a site that preserves and conserves rare plants collected in Asia as well as native flora. The 200 by 50 foot corner lot in her hometown that had been an eyesore with an abandoned house is now a public strolling garden with a concrete walking path, water fountain, raised garden beds with rockwork, a wall for sitting, and a shady gazebo. Garden designer Jimmy Stewart was employed to create the garden, working with members of Lookout Mountain Beautification. The plants in Jane's Garden include specimen Japanese maple trees and Chinese fringe trees, flowering and woody shrubs including varieties of hydrangea, cypress, juniper, rhododendron and spiraea, and perennial flowers and ground covers. The garden was planned to be interesting to visit year-round, with plants that are appropriate to the climate, disease and insect resistant, and relatively easy to maintain.
Jane Davenport Jansen was an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and received many honors and awards for her botanical and horticultural work. Jansen was a sponsor of 15 seed collecting expeditions to Asia that brought back many species of temperate zone trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials that can be found in arboreta and botanical gardens in the United States as well as in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and at the Howick Arboretum in England.
Persons associated with the garden include Geraldine and Norman Morrow (former owners, 1945-1999); Rodolph and Elizabeth Davenport (former owners, 1999-2003); Town of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee (owner since July 2003); Jimmy Stewart (garden designer, since 1999); Susan Bradley (Lookout Mountain Beautification, 1999-2009); May Mitchell (Lookout Mountain Beautification, 2010-present)
Related Materials:
Jane's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35mm slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN077
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
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10928
Online Media:

Nashville -- Cheekwood

Former owner:
Cheek, Mabel  Search this
Cheek, Leslie, 1908-  Search this
Sharp, Walter, Mrs.  Search this
Sharp, Walter  Search this
Architect:
Fleming, Bryant  Search this
Landscape architect:
Fleming, Bryant  Search this
Coile, W. James  Search this
Callicott, P. Duncan  Search this
Sartor, Carolyn S.  Search this
Kevin Tucker and Associates  Search this
Horticulturist:
Andrews, Jenny  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cheekwood (Nashville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the public gardens of the Tennessee Botanical Gardens and Fine Arts Center, located in Nashville, Tennessee. The folder includes a slide list, brochures of Cheekwood, plans of the property, excerpts from publications featuring the property, and a worksheet and description completed by GCA researchers Richard C. Page and Cynthia Wall.
General:
"Once the private estate of the Leslie Cheek family, of the Maxwell House Coffee forturne, Cheekwood is a stunning example of an elegant lifestyle. The three-story neo-Georgian mansion features architectural treasures from some of the great houses of Europe, selected by the Cheeks and their archictect, Bryant Fleming."
"Outstanding ornaments include towering mahogany doors, an Adam mantel of lapis lazuli, a magnificent staircase, brilliant chandeliers, and trompe l'oeil paintings to panel the walls. Today, the 55-acre Cheek Estate is a lasting tribute to one of the wealthiest eras in American history. Its stately mansion, built in 1929 with Tennessee limestone quarried on the property, is surrounded by breathtaking grounds designed by the Cheeks' landscape architect. The original gardens feature marble sculptures, water gardens, bubbling streams and grand vistas."
"Guests continue to marvel at the historical Bryant Fleming landscape. Surrounding his design are 11 principal botanical garden areas - the award winning Howe Wildflower Garden, an Herb Study Garden, the Wills Perennial Garden, the Carell Dogwood Trail and a traditional Japanese Garden. Botanic Hall features horticultural exhibits, flower shows, and the popular Trees of Christmas celebration every December. There is no better place to experience the season of Middle Tennessee."
Persons associated with the property include: Bryant Fleming (architect and landscape architect); W. James Coile (landscape architect); P. Duncan Callicott (landscape architect); Carolyn S. Sartor (landscape architect); Kevin Tucker and Associates (landscape architects); Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Cheek (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Walter Sharp (former owners); and Jenny Andrews (horticulturist).
The folders include two slides of Cheekwood brochures and two slides from an article in Country Life magazine.
Related Materials:
Cheekwood related holdings consist of 2 folders (44 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Nashville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN045
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Nashville -- The Craighead House and Garden

Former owner:
Craighead, John Brown  Search this
Ewland, Frances Moore  Search this
Sculptor:
Bennyworth, Steve  Search this
Ralston, Bill  Search this
Garden designer:
Sirls, Steve  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Nashville  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Craighead House and Garden (Nashville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson -- Nashville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
A natural wood picket fence along the street opens to a brick pathway through a shade garden and lawn with a contemporary sculpture, "Merging Steel" by Steve Bennyworth, ending at the front door of an historic Federal style brick house. Like other period homes there is no driveway between the house and the street. Fences enclose the entire one acre, with lushly planted deep borders around three distinct lawns, under the shade provided by mature trees. There are tropical plants in pots that are moved to a greenhouse in the winter, as well as flowering shrubs, vines and perennials. A circular brick terrace next to the house and several brick walkways were built from bricks made on the property by slaves in the 19th century, and are laid in "chicken grit" ground granite to protect the tree roots underneath. The foundation of the old kiln where the bricks were fired was discovered by a previous owner and converted into a water feature. In the service area at the rear of the property there is a kitchen garden for vegetables and herbs entered through an arch with espaliered pear trees. The greenhouse is located at the end of the pea gravel path, with a cutting garden for flowers as well as fruit trees and espaliered grapes on a toolshed nearby. Even the designated car park is utilized for beehives, blackberries, and pots of succulents.
The original four room Federal style brick house built circa 1810 has been significantly enlarged by subsequent owners, and the 194 acre farm that comprised the original property has been reduced to a one-acre lot in an historic Nashville subdivision. Earlier gardens were laid out by a previous owner, Frances Moore Ewald, and have been redesigned starting in 1998. The house and gardens are frequently opened for tours and entertaining. Craighead House is listed on the Tennessee Register of Historic Places, is included in the Tennessee conservation easement program through Historic Nashville, and won an architectural award from the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County in 1999. One of the hackberry trees in the garden won first place in a Nashville big old tree contest in 2000.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Brown Craighead and family members (former owner, 1818-1890); Samuel A. Murphy (former owner, 1890 -1905); Richland Realty company (former owner and sub-divider of property, 1905-1914); W.E. and Sarah Watson (former owners, 1914-1915); Homer T. Derryberry (former owner, 1915-1934); Bonnie A. McGraw (former owner, 1934-1954); Jack and Sarah Gillaspy (former owners, 1954-1957); W.E. and Frances Moore Ewald (former owners, 1957-1971); John and Ann Nixon (former owners, 1971-1973); Dr. and Mrs. George V. Mann (former owner, 1973-1997); Carl Hasty (former owner, 1997-1998); Steve Bennyworth (sculptor, 1998); Bill Ralston (sculptor, 1996, 1999); Steve Sirls (garden designer, 1998-present)
Related Materials:
The Craighead House and Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (27 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Nashville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN085
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Dallas -- Holland Garden

Sculptor:
Moroles, Jesús Bautista, 1950-2015  Search this
Architect:
Welch, Frank D., 1927-  Search this
Landscape architect:
Fields, Paul  Search this
Landscape design:
Lambert Landscape Company  Search this
Horticulturist:
Lambert Landscape Company  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Holland Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, architectural plans, and additional documentation.
General:
Situated on a narrow half acre property established in 2001, the Holland Garden serves as an excellent example of a small urban garden that maximizes limited space. Though the residence is only 25 feet on either side from neighboring homes, a sense of privacy is achieved with the use of hardscaping and architectural plantings. A cobblestone motor court at the front of the house greets visitors with raised flower beds and container plantings. A shade garden runs the length of the house along the east wall of the property, which also features two vertical gardens flanking the wall. Stepping stones lead through the shade garden to the main garden which features a limestone terrace and a raised 20-yard lap pool with spa tub and fountain.
Lambert Landscape Company received the 33rd Annual Environmental Improvement Grand Award from the Associated Landscape Contractors of America for their design of the Holland Garden. Designed to complement the contemporary Texas hill country architectural style of the home, the garden reflects the clean modern lines of the residence by incorporating limestone and salvaged brick hardscaping and architectural plantings of bamboo, equisetum and red yucca juxtaposed with native plantings of cedar elm, sumac, yaupon, leucophyllum, rudbeckia and hesperaloe to soften the lines of hardscaping and provide privacy screening.
Additional garden features include a granite sculpture carved by Texan artist Jesús Moroles, and stone planters designed by Frank Lloyd Wright which are used throughout the property.
Entities associated with the garden include: Frank Welch (architect, 2000-2001); Paul Fields (landscape architect, 2000-2001); Jesus Moroles (sculptor, 2006); and Lambert's Landscape (landscape design, horticulturists, 2001).
Related Materials:
Holland Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. 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 TX100
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Sewickley -- Wilpen Hall

Former owner:
Snyder, William Penn  Search this
Snyder, William Penn, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Pitkin, William, Jr.  Search this
Mott, Seward  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wilpen Hall (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Sewickley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, historical information and photocopies of the landscape architect's drawings for the 1924 garden.
General:
Wilpen Hall was built by architect George S. Orth (d.1911) in the late 1890's as a summer 'cottage' estate for the industrialist William Penn Snyder, with its original formal gardens designed by William Pitkin, Jr. and Seward H. Mott and in place by 1924. The original 162-acre property was a self-sustaining estate that employed twenty persons to maintain the terraced formal gardens and parterres based on Victorian English garden design, the sweeping lawns, a woodlands garden, proprietary gas and water resources, and planted fields.
Now 56 acres of the terraced property still feature distinct garden areas: a formal white garden planted with shrubs including boxwood, white pine and dogwood, iris and allium bulbs, perennial phlox and annuals including zinnia, nicotiana, cleome, dusty miller and petunias. A lengthy rose border along a wall is planted with floribunda climbing roses; a sloping rock garden is planted with arborvitae, dwarf cedar and dwarf Andromeda, and mounding perennials including stonecrop, sedums and lavender. Hydrangea standards and peony beds remain from the original 1920s gardens. Further from the house there are woodland gardens with gingko, maple, sycamore and paw paw forming the upper story that is under planted with bulbs, perennials and ground covers.
Wilpen Hall was listed in the National Register of Historic Places April 20, 2011 and was awarded an historic landmark plaque in 2001 from the List of Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Penn Snyder (former owner, 1898-1931); William Penn Snyder, Jr. (former owner, 1931-1975); William Pitkin, Jr. and Seward H. Mott (landscape architects, 1924); Donald Wilson (gardener, 1956-present); Cathy and Paul Kentzel (managers, 2006-present); Travis Wanner (arborist, 2006-present).
Related Materials:
Wilpen Hall related holdings consist of 1 folder (37 photographs (digital))
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Sewickley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA686
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Swarthmore -- Hedgleigh Spring

Former owner:
Cresson, Erza Townsend  Search this
Cresson, William James, Sr.  Search this
Cresson, Charles O.  Search this
Architect:
Casey, George W.  Search this
Furness, Evans and Co.  Search this
Provenance:
Providence Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hedgleigh Spring (Swarthmore, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Swarthmore
General:
"The 40 acre property was purchased in February 29, 1883 by Erza Townsend Cresson. He named the property Hedgleigh after the after the two long osage orange hedgerows." -memo from Charles O. Cresson, Consulting horticulturist / Garden Design.
"Today, the two acre garden is the unique product of family stewardship for over 100 years. The garden's design and older specimens for mostly date from between 1920 and 1950, while the plant collection has been greatly expanded within this framework since 1970. The house sits in a sweeping lawn surrounded by ancient oaks and black gum under planted with mature azaleas and dogwoods planted in 1948, along with the spring house, dating from the early 1800's. The central flower garden of roses and perennials contains over 100 feet of flower borders backed by a unique crescent shaped white picket fence,built in 1954." - Memo from Charles O. Cresson, Consulting Horticulturist / Garden Design.
A combination of stone retaining walls, grade changes and shrub plantings divide the property into intimate spaces and microclimates which include woodland gardens, a small pond, a creek with a waterfall, a vegetable garden and a lowland perennial meadow. The diverse plant collection provides bloom throughout the year. May is especially interesting for its variety of plants, particularly in the woodlands area." -Memo from Charles O. Cresson, Consulting Horticulturist / Garden Design.
"The flower garden of perennials and roses is most spectacular in early June. Other areas reach their peak at different times, with a remarkable resurgence of bloom in September. A brick patio behind the house is furnished with exotic potted plants." -Memo from Charles O. Cresson, Consulting Horticulturist / Garden Design.
"Charles Cresson is a garden designer, award winning author, nationally known lecturer and avid gardener. Before returning to rejuvenate the garden at Hedgleigh Spring, he attend the University of Vermont, University of Bath in England and worked for the Royal Horticultural Society. After working for W. Atlee Burpee Co., he authored 3 books: Charles Cresson on the American Flower Garden, Ornamental Trees, and Rock Gardening. As the garden consultant, he has helped many avid gardeners develop their own gardens. -Memo from Charles O. Cresson, Consulting Horticulturist / Garden Design.
Persons associated with the property include: George W. Casey (architect in 1910); Furness, Evans & Company (Architectural firm that George W. Casey worked for in 1910); Charles O. Cresson (horticulturist and author); Erza Townsend Cresson (former owner from 1883 to ?); William James Cresson, Sr. (former owner form 1909 to 1959).
Related Materials:
Hedgleigh Spring related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Swarthmore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA347
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Aldie -- Stoke

Former owner:
Harris, Eleanor Truax, 1868-1937  Search this
Harris, Floyd  Search this
Provenance:
Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stoke (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a brief description of the gardens from 1921.
General:
The garden has a broad lawn leading to the Mediterranean style house, alongside of which is an arcade of pillars with trellises, fronted by a flower border. There are flagstone and brick walkways and a balustrade wall. A formal flower garden is planted in bordered beds with a hedge surrounding it.
The property was purchased by Colonel Floyd Harris, a wealthy sportsman, in 1907. His wife, Eleanor Truax Harris was the first president of the Aldie Horticultural Society, founded in 1923. She developed a daffodil variety named "Stoke" after her home. The Garden Club of Virginia established a perpetual award in her honor in 1937, named the Eleanor Truax Harris Challenge Cups, which are awarded annually in three categories (Daffodil, Rose or Lily).
Persons associated with the garden include Colonel Floyd Harris and Eleanor Truax Harris (former owners, 1907-1937).
Related Materials:
Stoke related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 3 x 4 in. glass lantern slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Aldie  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA034
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Alexandria -- Carriage House Garden in Old Town

Creator:
Everts, Florence  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Alexandria  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Carriage House Garden in Old Town (Alexandria, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Alexandria
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
A walled formal garden in the English style was designed to complement the 1801 carriage house which retains its original façade and carriage doors, comprising less than an acre in an urban neighborhood. The garden is entered through a wrought iron gate next to a hedge of Nellie Stevens holly trees that provide privacy from the street. The other three sides of the garden are enclosed by high brick walls, including the neighbor's abutting wall draped with a massive trumpet vine. An allée of hornbeam trees under planted with perennial geraniums borders the brick walk that leads to the front door which is shaded by a rose arbor. The enclosed garden receives moderate sun and includes century-old boxwood, oak leaf hydrangeas, winter blooming camellias, a variegated Japanese maple, a bed of spirea, ferns, a European beech tree, and hellebores.
The Carriage House Garden in Old Town has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, received a local civic beautiful award in 2006, and has been opened to the public for Virginia's historic garden week on two occasions.
Persons associated with the garden include John Burke (former owner, 19thc.); Anita Barnes (former owner until 1989); Florence Everts (ASLA) (landscape architect, 1990); Robert Holland (garden designer, 1990-1991); Harry Braswell (addition to house, 1991)
Related Materials:
Carriage House Garden in Old Town related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35mm slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Alexandria  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA409
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Mount Solon -- Short Glade Farm

Former owner:
Howell, William  Search this
East, Lucy  Search this
Landscape architect:
Vance, Georgia S.  Search this
Gardener:
Knott, Teresa  Search this
Photographer:
Bumgardner, Deedy  Search this
Provenance:
The Augusta Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Short Glade Farm (Mount Solon, Va.)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Augusta County -- Mount Solon
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the private gardens located in Mount Solon, Virginia. The folder includes slide list, plans, plant list, articles, a list of awards received by the gardens, with a description and worksheet done by GCA researcher Elizabeth W. Mattox. The garden is noted for its roses and cut flowers used in arranging.
General:
"This garden includes rose and boxwood gardens. The grounds also feature a lovely wildflower garden, knot garden of herbs extended with a vegetable garden, and a gazebo offering views of open fields framed by woodlands. At the back of the house is a patio shaded by wisteria planted in the 1970s."
"The Greek Revival brick house was built in the 1840's. The outbuildings are used for arranging and drying cut flowers. There is an extensive old fashioned rose garden with English and hybrid tea roses planted among the flowering shrubs and perennial borders."
Persons associated with the property include: William Howell (former owner from 1850 to 1869); Lucy East (former owner from 1869 to 1908); Teresa Knott (gardener); Deedy Bumgardner (photographer).
Related Materials:
Short Glade Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Mount Solon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA259
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Dallas -- Hylands, The

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas County -- Dallas
The Hylands (Dallas, Texas)
Scope and Contents:
12 digital images (2014, 2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
The mock Tudor house was built by the owners of this small urban property in 1993 and the gardens include favorite plants that are mostly gray, pink, mauve or purple, an award-winning collection of cactus and succulents, and accessories from parents' gardens. The front garden has dwarf artemesia, lantana, dusty miller, crepe myrtle, pond cypress, holly and hawthorn with salvia and petunias adding more color. There is a lush curved border near the street that screens the house, planted with cypress, firebush, spirea, salvia and deep purple wandering Jew. Stepping stones lead to the back garden which features a Roman pool that is shallow at both ends. Flat Austin stone forms a patio at one end of the pool with a raised stone bed with knock-out roses along one side. There are many planted containers of cactus and bougainvillea, shaded beds with annual begonia, Lenten rose, azalea, ferns and hydrangeas, and a sunny wall with climbing silverthorn and cactus along the other side or the pool. Pots of succulents and cactus fill the back porch.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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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 TX201
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Portland -- The Jane K. Platt Garden

Former owner:
Platt, John, M/M  Search this
Landscape architect:
Painter, Richard  Search this
Architect:
Bulluschi, Pietro  Search this
Provenance:
The Portland Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Jane K. Platt Garden (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes site plans and work sheet.
General:
The house was built on the site of an old apple orchard. "There are two and a half acres of sweeping lawns surrounded by beds containing many rare plants, trees and shrubs...The garden is primarily Ms. Platt's design. Emphasis is on a succession of bloom and color throughout the year. Alpines from all over the world are included." (The Garden Club of America Annual Dinner Medal Award Program, 1984)
Persons associated with the property include: Pietro Bulluschi (architect, 1938); Richard Painter (landscape designer, 1958-1962).
Related Materials:
The Jane K. Platt Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR016
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Portland -- Vollum Garden

Landscape architect:
Underhill, Lawrence  Search this
Head gardener:
Senior, Priscilla  Search this
Contractor:
Riemers and Jollivet  Search this
Provenance:
The Portland Garden Club  Search this
The Portland Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Vollum Garden (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and two narrative descriptions of the garden and its sculpture, one of them by the owner. The garden is noted for its sensitive design, which integrates rich plantings, water features, and sculpture into the natural setting, while reflecting the owner's love of family (many plants were contributed by family members), dogs, and the outdoor world.
General:
Originally designed by landscape architect Lawrence Underhill in the 1950s, this is a true four-season garden. The perimeter of the garden is outlined by Douglas fir, red cedar, and Pinus contorta, while Magnolia macrophyllum, dwarf 'Ever Red' Japanese lace leaf maples, enkianthus, and Viburnum davidii fill the interior. Running water and a gentle pond attract birds and frogs, while the owner's collection of sculpture enhances the garden's design and plantings. Rhododendron, tulips, iris, lilies of the valley, peonies, roses, and poppies add color and fragrance in season, as do the Japanese maples and other flowering trees and shrubs. Groundcover plants such as Pachysandra terminalis provide a green carpet throughout.
The garden received the Oregon Gardeners' Association of Nurserymen first place award for landscape, and, in 1976-1977, the American Institute of Landscape Architects' first place award.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Lawrence Underhill (landscape architect, 1955 to date); Riemers and Jollivet (contractors); and Priscilla Senior (head gardener).
Related Materials:
Vollum Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR037
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Gladwyne -- Phyllis Williams' Garden

Former owner:
Williams, Phyllis  Search this
Williams, John  Search this
Architect:
Washboard Sam, 1910-1966  Search this
Myrick, Henry  Search this
Landscape architect:
Peck, Frederick W. G.  Search this
Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Phyllis Williams' Garden (Gladwyne, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Gladwyne
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans with plant names, a detailed description of the garden, a plant list with garden locations, photocopied images and photocopies of articles by Phyllis Williams, and other information.
General:
This two-acre garden, no longer extant, began its development in 1946 on a site with a striking Bauhaus modern house and many good trees: dogwoods, large beeches (one 150 years old), and oaks, including a 300-year-old white oak. Then-owner Phyllis Williams enrolled in courses to learn how best to garden on the site and she and her husband John hired landscape architect Frederick W. G. Peck to design a flagstone terrace with widely sweeping steps on the back side of the house. A 60 x 11 foot perennial border was laid out, thousands of bulbs were planted under a magnificent old beech tree, and the Williams's developed beds, drifts and masses of unusual trees, shrubs, and perennials in various combinations all over the property. Architect Henry Myrick was hired to design the ultimate tool shed on the site of a former chicken house. A hands-on gardener who won many horticultural awards, Phyllis Williams espoused double-digging and amending soil with compost and kept a microscope on her kitchen counter to examine bugs and leaves. Among the garden's features were a lacebark pine (Pinus bungeana) propagated from seed and a greenhouse full of prize-winning orchids. The property was sold around 2002, most of the plant material was removed, and the house and tool shed destroyed.
Persons associated with the garden include Phyllis and John Williams (former owners, 1946-2002); Robert Brown (architect, 1938); Frederick W. G. Peck (landscape architect, 1955); and Henry Myrick (architect, 1963).
Related Materials:
Phyllis Williams' Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Gladwyne  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA649
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16472

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