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Alexandria -- Mount Vernon

Owner:
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Mount Vernon Ladies' Association of the Union  Search this
Restoration garden designer:
Williams, J. Moreley  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen, 1869-1950  Search this
Extent:
1 Film negative
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Film negative
Place:
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon (Mount Vernon, Virginia)
Date:
1937
General:
The Washington title to Mount Vernon dates from the original land grant (known as Little Hunting Creek) of 1674 to John Washington. Augustine Washington acquired the property in 1726. The land was then deeded to his son, Lawrence, and renamed Mount Vernon in 1743. The title passed to George Washington, Lawrence's half brother, in 1761. The house and gardens were repeatedly changed over the course of ownership. The rectangular upper garden was established in 1763 to mirror the garden to the south, which was laid out in 1760. The design followed popular European landscape trends. As design trends changed from the formal to naturalistic, so, too, did Mount Vernon change. The upper garden was expanded and changed in 1785 to a shield shape. The gardens became pleasure gardens as well as utilitarian. After the estate was bought by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, restoration attempts began to bring the estate back to the time of George Washington. The Museum is open to the public. Persons associated with the property include: John Washington (former owner, 1674); Augustine Washington (former owner, 1726); Lawrence Washington (former owner, 1743); George Washington (former owner, 1761-1799); Bushrod Washington (former owner); John A. Washington, Jr. (former owner, ?-1858); and Mt. Vernon Ladies Association of the Union (owners, 1858-present).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Mount Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ellen Shipman garden photography collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SHP, File VA001
See more items in:
Ellen Shipman Garden Photography Collection
Ellen Shipman Garden Photography Collection / Gardens / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69164d884-deb6-4488-a955-9f6f3b5cee75
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-shp-ref57

Concord -- Buttrick Mansion

Landscape architect:
Blossom, Harold Hill, 1879-1935  Search this
Owner:
United States. National Park Service  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Buttrick Mansion (Concord, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Middlesex County -- Concord
Scope and Contents:
MA179042-MA179047, taken in 1988 by Anne Wardell, are close-ups of irises.

The folders include worksheets, inventories of images, a typed copy of a 1925 planting plan, and copies of articles.
Varying Form:
Minute Man National Historical Park

Stedman Buttrick Estate
Reproduction Note:
35 mm. slides MA179001-MA179021 are images or copies of photographs, plans, or transparencies.
General:
Mr. and Mrs. Stedman Buttrick developed extensive perennial gardens with irises being emphasized. Several acres of land were terraced with iris, peonies, hemerocallis, lilies, phlox, and other perennials. There were nearly 200 varieties of bearded irises. Many of Buttrick's white and blue varieties were displayed in American and British flower shows. In the 1950s, National Geographic published a feature article on the gardens. In 1965, the National Park Service bought the property and are currently in a state of disrepair.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Stedman Buttrick (former owners, ca. 1925-1965); National Park Service (present owners, 1965-present); James Purdon (architect, ca. 1911); Charles Wheeler (landscape designer, 1911); and Harold Blossom (landscape designer, 1923 and 1925).
Related Materials:
Buttrick Mansion related holdings consist of 2 folders (48 35 mm. slides, 2 4 x 5 col. transparencies, 2 8 x 10 photoprints, and 5 strips (4 images each) of 120 mm. negatives)
Images, plans and plant lists are located at Minute Man National Historical Park.
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Massachusetts -- Concord  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File MA179
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Garden Images by Subject / 1.9: Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6744a8de8-bbe0-4812-9830-bbaea3585fef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref685

Better Homes and Garden

Collection Collector:
Orth, Edward J.  Search this
Exhibition Collectors Historical Organization  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1939-1939
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Researchers must handle unprotected photographs with gloves. Researchers must use reference copies of audio-visual materials. When no reference copy exists, the Archives Center staff will produce reference copies on an "as needed" basis, as resources allow. Viewing film portion of collection requires special appointment, please inquire. Do not use when original materials are available on reference video or audio tapes. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair
Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair / Series 7: Publications / 7.1: Magazines
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8e93810b6-a96c-420d-957e-8e9694d3e1bb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0560-ref3680

Phyllis Diller’s Gag File

Manufacturer:
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
Diller, Phyllis  Search this
Art Steel Company, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
steel (overall material)
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
adhesive (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 48 in x 40 in x 17 1/4 in; 121.92 cm x 101.6 cm x 43.815 cm
Object Name:
file
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
ca 1962 - 1994
Subject:
Humor  Search this
Comedians  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Phyllis Diller
ID Number:
2003.0289.01.01
Accession number:
2003.0289
Catalog number:
2003.0289.01.01
See more items in:
Culture and the Arts: Entertainment
Popular Entertainment
Phyllis Diller
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-40b6-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1218385
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Hartford -- Elizabeth Park

Former owner:
Pond, Charles  Search this
Provenance:
Meehan, Kathryn  Search this
Landscape architect:
Wirth, Theodore  Search this
Owner:
City of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Elizabeth Park (Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- Hartford
Date:
1904-1941
Scope and Contents note:
The folders include catalog sheets and articles.
General note:
Charles Pond, a wealthy businessman, bequeathed his estate to the City of Hartford in the late 1800s to be used as a horticultural park and named it after his wife, Elizabeth. In 1897, the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden was one of the first municipal rose gardens established in America. The rose garden was designed by Theodore Wirth, a Swiss landscape architect hired by the Olmsted firm, who finished training at London's Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. In 1904, the rose garden was constructed and planted. In 1912, the American Rose Society recognized its splendor and significance and requested that a half acre semi-circle be added and used as this country's first test rose garden. The garden was originally famous for its variety of Hybrid Perpetuals (eight original beds continue to bloom). By the 1960s the park became so neglected and weed filled that the American Rose Society would no longer recognize it as an accredited testing grounds. In 1977, the Friends of Elizabeth Park was formed and they hired a rosarian. A restored garden replanted with new vintage plants was installed. The American Rose Society reinstated Elizabeth Park as a test garden. Today, the garden has 15,000 rose bushes of about 800 varieties--mainly Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, Floribundas, shrubs, polyanthas, and minis. In 1990, the All-American Rose Selections awarded Elizabeth Park the most outstanding garden award. Other gardens in the park include an annual garden; a perennial garden; an herb garden; a rockery; a Dahlia garden; and a large number of rare and unusual trees and shrubs.
This collection is made up of glass lantern slides, photo prints (color and b&w), glass plate negatives, and postcards. The images include the construction of the garden and early visitors. They also depict the pond and bridge; rose gardens; perennial beds; an aerial view; and expanses of lawn.
Persons and entities associated with the property and garden include: Charles Pond (former owner); City of Hartford and Town of West Hartford (present owners); and Theodore Wirth (park designer and supervisor, 1897).
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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:
Urban parks  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File CT060
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61cba81bd-9b36-4bf1-8fe6-9873b4265953
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref7510

Boston -- James P. Kelleher Rose Garden

Landscape architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Massachusetts)
James P. Kelleher Rose Garden (Boston, Massachusetts)
Date:
1935-1951
Scope and Contents note:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopied photo of the garden, and a brochure with a generalized site and planting plan.
General note:
As part of the transformation of the wetlands of the Back Bay Fens into urban parkland, in 1930 landscape architect Arthur A. Shurtleff (a.k.a. Shurcliff) designed a circular formal rose garden. Located opposite the Museum of Fine Arts, the garden was intended as a place for both the general public and rose enthusiasts to learn about and enjoy roses. The garden was expanded in 1933 and in 1975 was named the James P. Kelleher Rose Garden to honor the Boston Parks and Recreation Department's Superintendent of Horticulture. Prior to its formal naming in honor of Kelleher, the garden area was variously identified as "The Fenway," "Back Bay Fens," "The Riverway, "The Parkway," "The Emerald Necklace," and "Fenway Rose Garden." In 2001 the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, in concert with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, developed a master plan for the garden's restoration and renewal. This project was completed in 2008. Currently the garden contains nearly 1,500 plants in over ten classes and 200 varieties of roses.
Persons associated with the garden include Arthur A. Shurtleff (landscape architect, 1930).
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File MA057
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d8cbb36a-7091-467a-8705-694c11d9edd8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref8894

Falmouth -- Edwin Sibley Webster Garden

Creator:
Foote, Harriett Risley, 1863- (horticulturist)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Innocenti, Umberto  Search this
Former owner:
Scherer, Mrs.  Search this
Webster, Edwin Sibley  Search this
Webster, Edwin Sibley, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Kellaway, Herbert J.  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- Massachusetts -- Barnstable County -- Falmouth -- Quissett, Woods Hole
Webster, Edwin Sibley, Garden (Quissett, Massachusetts)
Date:
1951
Scope and Contents note:
The folders include worksheets, a copy of the garden plan, and photocopies of articles and other information about the garden.
General note:
This was a five-acre summer home site along the shore of Buzzard's Bay and was famous for its roses and perennial plantings. In addition, the garden featured a mixture of colorful annuals such as petunias, zinnias, pinks, and alyssum. Statuary, including a cigar-store type Indian figure (now at Heritage Plantation in Sandwich, MA), complemented the garden designs of Umberto Innocenti and Herbert J. Kellaway. Development of the rose garden occurred in the 1930s; the house was torn down in 1971.
Persons associated with the property include: Mrs. Scherer (former owner, 1894); Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sibley Webster (former owners, 1902-1971); Herbert J. Kellaway (landscape designer); Harriett R. Foote (horticulturist); Umberto Innocenti (landscape architect); and Innocenti and Webel (landscape architects).
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Holdings:
Edwin Sibley Webster Garden related holdings consist of 4 folders (9 35 mm. slides; 2 photoprints)
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 -- Massachusetts -- Quissett  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, File MA096
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e0fc9151-0eff-48c7-8593-ae2cf1fb799a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref9374

Hartford -- Elizabeth Park

Former owner:
Pond, Charles  Search this
Landscape architect:
Wirth, Theodore  Search this
Provenance:
Meehan, Kathryn  Search this
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Owner:
City of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Elizabeth Park (Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- Hartford
Scope and Contents:
The folders include catalog sheets and articles.
General:
Charles Pond, a wealthy businessman, bequeathed his estate to the City of Hartford in the late 1800s to be used as a horticultural park and named it after his wife, Elizabeth. In 1897, the Elizabeth Park Rose Garden was one of the first municipal rose gardens established in America. The rose garden was designed by Theodore Wirth, a Swiss landscape architect hired by the Olmsted firm, who finished training at London's Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew. In 1904, the rose garden was constructed and planted. In 1912, the American Rose Society recognized its splendor and significance and requested that a half acre semi-circle be added and used as this country's first test rose garden. The garden was originally famous for its variety of Hybrid Perpetuals (eight original beds continue to bloom). By the 1960s the park became so neglected and weed filled that the American Rose Society would no longer recognize it as an accredited testing grounds. In 1977, the Friends of Elizabeth Park was formed and they hired a rosarian. A restored garden replanted with new vintage plants was installed. The American Rose Society reinstated Elizabeth Park as a test garden. Today, the garden has 15,000 rose bushes of about 800 varieties--mainly Hybrid Teas, Grandifloras, Floribundas, shrubs, polyanthas, and minis. In 1990, the All-American Rose Selections awarded Elizabeth Park the most outstanding garden award. Other gardens in the park include an annual garden; a perennial garden; an herb garden; a rockery; a Dahlia garden; and a large number of rare and unusual trees and shrubs.
This collection is made up of glass lantern slides, photo prints (color and b&w), glass plate negatives, and postcards. The images include the construction of the garden and early visitors. They also depict the pond and bridge; rose gardens; perennial beds; an aerial view; and expanses of lawn.
Persons and entities associated with the property and garden include: Charles Pond (former owner); City of Hartford and Town of West Hartford (present owners); and Theodore Wirth (park designer and supervisor, 1897).
Related Materials:
Elizabeth Park related holdings consist of 3 folders (55 photoprints, glass lantern slides and glass negatives; 6 postcards)
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
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:
Urban parks  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT060
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b9d0c860-5826-4cb8-b4ca-f48d51daf585
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21524

Washington -- Maddygreen

Former owner:
Trowbridge, C. H.  Search this
Nichols, Charles  Search this
Russell, Helen  Search this
Proudfit, Isabel  Search this
Niles, Mrs.  Search this
Anthony, Carol  Search this
Provenance:
Washington Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Maddygreen (Washington, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Litchfield County -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet with an abbreviated garden plan and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
Situated on three acres, this garden, which was established in 1983, reflects the creativity and ingenuity of its artist-owners. A whimsical cottage garden is enclosed by a rustic fence of branches and saplings. Overflowing beds of vegetables, herbs, and annuals are in a geometric layout between used-brick paths. A vine-covered pergola and a retractable awning between a gazebo and its twin shed shade the outdoor dining area. The raised pool with wood siding and edging, fences, outbuildings, twig gates, scarecrows, sculpture, and plant pots were all created by the artist-owners. An old stone wall and steps lead to mixed borders (fragrant flowering shrubs and fruit trees, perennials and annuals) on each side of a path, forming a contrasting garden area around the house, while another stone wall defines the west boundary of the property.
Persons associated with the garden include: C. H. Trowbridge (former owner); Charles Nichols, (former owner, ca. 1895); Helen Russell (former owner); Isabel Proudfit (former owner, ca. 1935); Mrs. Niles (former owner, ca. 1940); and Carol Anthony (former owner, ca. 1981).
Related Materials:
Maddygreen related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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 -- Connecticut -- Washington.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT207
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62d96d87f-cde3-424e-9a2a-94ee464407c3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21657

Casa Amesti

Creator:
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Old Capital Club  Search this
Elkins, Frances Adler, 1888-1953  Search this
Amesti, Don Jose  Search this
Architect:
Alder, David  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Casa Amesti (Monterey, California)
California -- Monterey
United States of America -- California -- Monterey County -- Monterey
Date:
05/01/1964
General:
Better Homes and Gardens. America's Gardens. Des Moines: Meredith 1964. p.12.
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:
Spring  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Porches  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA209001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA209: Monterey -- Casa Amesti
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67fda55b7-7f37-40c3-a215-b508a2bd1168
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref25129

Bainbridge Island -- Froggy Bottom

Landscape architect:
Berg, Bart  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Froggy Bottom (Bainbridge Island, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Kitsap County -- Bainbridge Island
Scope and Contents:
The folder contains a work sheet, garden features plan, and article copies.
General:
This 1 1/2 acre garden is intensely planted with a mixture of exotic and native plants in an informal style within a definite structure characterized by various axes and vistas throughout the garden. The planting style relies more on foliage colors and shapes than on flowers. Large-leafed plants are used throughout the garden in contrast to grasses and bamboos.
Persons associated with the garden include: Bart Berg (landscape architect, 1994-1995); Little & Lewis (concrete sculptures); Georgia Gerber (lioness sculpture); and Earle Blevins (garden gate).
Related Materials:
Froggy Bottom 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 -- Washington (State) -- Bainbridge Island  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA036
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a0200ab8-5c42-4f4f-a7a9-ccc93cd40fca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11409

Miami -- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former owner:
Deering, James, 1859-1925  Search this
Designer:
Chalfin, Paul, 1874-  Search this
Architect:
Hoffman, Francis Burrell, 1882-1980  Search this
Landscape designer:
Suarez, Diego, 1888-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Miami, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Miami-Dade County -- Miami
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, copies of correspondence, brochures, photocopies of articles and book chapters about the site, and other information.
General:
Situated along Miami Bay, Vizcaya was the 1916-1925 winter home of industrialist James Deering. With overall supervision by Paul Chalfin, development of the site included a mansion designed by architect Francis Burrall Hoffman, Jr., and extensive gardens created by Colombian-born Diego Suarez. The gardens combined Italian Renaissance and French design elements and took seven years to complete. They were conceived as one vast outdoor room whose individual parts were integrated into a complementary whole. Garden features included many fountains, a central pool surrounding an elevated island, the elevated "Mound" with its small house or "Casino," statuary, and several themed gardens. Over the years hurricanes, humidity, and salt air took a toll on both the mansion and gardens, and much of the original property was sold for development. The site is now owned by Miami-Dade County, is open to the public, and continues to undergo extensive restoration. A recent garden addition is the David A. Klein Orchidarium to the north of the main house.
Persons associated with the property include: James Deering (former owner, 1916-1925); Paul Chalfin (designer); Francis Burrall Hoffman, Jr. (architect); and Diego Suarez (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide; 111 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL083
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63870babe-f287-43d1-96b3-9524d22a1884
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11967

Charleston -- Isaac Motte Dart House

Landscape designer:
Johnson, Eugene Gaillard  Search this
Conservator of the house:
Marks, Richard  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Isaac Motte Dart House (Charleston, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Charleston -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Most gardens in Charleston, South Carolina's historic district are small pocket gardens: this property has a half-acre divided into seven distinct garden rooms in addition to the 1806 Federal style house and the 1823 Gothic Revival style brick carriage house. When the current owners found this property in 1993 both buildings were derelict and nothing remained of the historic garden which was an asphalt parking lot. After the buildings were restored the owners removed the asphalt and underlying cobblestones, brought in topsoil and compost, and installed boxwood and other hedges and picket fencing painted dark green to divide the property into garden rooms. Although influenced by French and Baroque styles the formal structure predominantly resembles Italianate style gardens, with a color palette of green and white with accents in pink and purple from azaleas, camellias, crape myrtles and roses. Walkways are comprised of dark gray crushed slag, old bricks found on the property and elsewhere are stood on end and used as edging, and a brick Gothic style folly used as a garden shed was built.
The long driveway is the main axis, comprised of two cobblestone runways set in St. Augustine grass with globe-shaped boxwood hedges on either side. A formal parterre garden is along one side (opposite the main house) with two beds in the shape of Celtic crosses, a repeating shape in other garden rooms. There are Luytens benches at either end, and a hedge of alternating holly and cypress along the property line. The next room is known as the sitting garden where there is another Luytens bench under an arbor of confederate jasmine, a wall sculpture of Bacchus and a table and chairs for dining. In the back corner of the property there is a shade garden with tropical plants in a looser, less rectilinear style than the other rooms with irregular bluestone paving. The car park garden at the end of the driveway has the Gothic folly, brick edging and wrought iron gates with the same quatrefoil design as the carriage house.
The carriage house faces the formal garden which has four quadrants edged in boxwood, each with a standard bay tree, with a circular bed of crossed boxwood hedges in the center. The rose garden, outlined with boxwood, is in the shape of a teardrop or paisley motif and has a 19th century Celtic cross used as a trellis for noisette roses. The herb garden with remnants of the brick wall of the historic kitchen outbuilding is tucked between the carriage house and the main house.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Harleston (former owner, before 1795); John Rutledge (former owner, circa 1795); Isaac Motte Dart (former owner, 1801-1815); Edward Washington North (former owner, 1824-1845); members of the Simons family (former owners, 1845-1859); American Missionary Association (former owner, 1930-1950); Palmer College (former owner, 1954-1973); Historic Charleston Foundation (former owner, until 1993); Richard Marks (conservator of the house, 1993-1996); Eugene Gaillard Johnson (landscape designer, 1993- ).
Related Materials:
Isaac Motte Dart House 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 -- South Carolina -- Charleston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC111
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb691a40672-3ffd-4679-a5bd-b5a34fbc5752
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12464

Dallas -- Coke Garden

Gardener:
Gonzalez, Roberto  Search this
Landscape architect:
Neels, Carl  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Coke Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folders include garden plan, narrative description, copies of photographs, oral history sheet, copies of articles, and work sheet.
General:
Featured in this garden: leaded conservatory, mosaic garden, perennial borders, parterres, gazebo, rose gardens, woodland garden, and white garden. What began with the design with Carl Neels was a series of garden rooms. The first room consisted of a rockerty, then another larger rockery with a pool and small waterfall, so that the sound of water could be a feature of the garden. Next came a potager with parterre and surrounding hedge. A cutting garden is at the right of a gazebo with "Flora," and an annual garden with box parterres is at the right, making a short vista to the gazebo. There are four wooden tuteurs in the four corners of the boxwood parterres. The owners call this garden "The Victorian Garden". A bronze stature of three life-sized putti holding up an urn is in the center of this area. The "room" next to the vegetable garden is a children's garden. A bordered path leads to a playhouse. The White Garden, inspired by Sissingurst, includes brick wall with niches.
Persons associated with the property include: Will Lang (architect, 1946?); Roberto Gonzalez (gardener, 1986); and Carl Neels (landscape architect, 1991);.
Related Materials:
Coke Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (33 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Container gardening  Search this
Children's gardens  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Cutting gardens  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
White gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cf8f543a-dca6-4c6e-bf74-b84625afc86a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13462

Cincinnati -- Garden of Beth and Jay Karp Garden

Garden designer:
Karp, Elizabeth  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garden of Beth and Jay Karp (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on three acresthe garden is divided into smaller gardens with different themes. Garden designer Elizabeth Karp began the project by erecting seven brick pillars joined by four foot boxwood hedges on the north and south side of the entryway that enclose a blue and white garden. Continuing around to the rear of the residence, a patio garden room was created by building two mirror English-style patios with sitting walls featuring numerous moveable containers. A stone pathway leads to another room of naturalized plantings grown behind a box hedge. On the other side of the back patio is a parterre with a pathway around a knot garden. Due to seasonal standing water on the south side, drainage ditches were dug that eventually became a winding U-shaped stone path next to multi-level ponds with a wide grass lane and gazebo. Around the property are several other garden rooms planted with fruit trees, vegetables and herbs, ferns, roses, hostas, hellebores and conifers.
Amongst the gardens are several sculptures, statues, benches, pergolas and fountains, a sundial, urns, a weather vane, wood chip and stone trails. The property is surrounded by nylon deer fences, shrubs, trees, Norway Spruce, and Alberta Spruce.
Persons associated with the site include: Elizabeth Karp (garden designer).
Related Materials:
Garden of Beth and Jay Karp Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 35 mm. slides (photographs))
See others in:
Karp Garden, 2007.
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 -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH229
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64d57624a-187b-40bd-8d3d-60ce0292269e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15433

Cleveland -- Cleveland Cultural Gardens

Creator:
Cleveland Culture Gardens  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ohio -- Cleveland
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
General:
The garden represents many cultures and civilizations of people for a city that is made of many people from all different places. Further sources of information include: 1. C. Lederer. Their Paths are Peace. 1954. German Garden, est. 1929. 2. Better Homes and Gardens. 1957.
Related Materials:
Cleveland Cultural Gardens related holdings consist of 1 slide (col.)
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:
Spring  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Urns  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Children  Search this
Benches  Search this
Women  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH096
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6657d4472-6265-41a3-bfaa-1ab3ae7512a9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15445

Zoar State Memorial

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Drawings
Place:
Ohio -- Zoar
United States of America -- Ohio -- Tuscarawas County -- Zoar
Date:
[1930?]
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:
Greenhouses  Search this
Picket fences  Search this
Publications  Search this
State parks  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH185001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH185: Zoar -- Zoar State Memorial
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c95de9cf-2695-4cb3-87da-a8ab81a0ed71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16424

Philadelphia -- Old Orchard

Former owner:
Blum, Jerome, 1884-1956  Search this
Blum, Marilyn  Search this
Landscape designer:
Olienick, Barbara  Search this
Landscape architect:
Peck, Frederick W. G.  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Old Orchard (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, garden plan, and copies of magazine and newspaper articles.
General:
The stone house was built in 1931 to look like a country farmhouse. The landscape was overgrown when the present owners decided to do a major restoration. The large mature shrubs and trees, including all the foundation plantings, were moved to the perimeters of the two-acre property. The current garden was designed to open up and use the entire property, allowing long vistas from the patio area. The previous perennial garden was transformed from a closed-in four-square Williamsburg garden to an open space with heaths and heathers, a pond and rock garden, a vegetable garden, and a community garden tended by a neighbor. The property has been designed to be low maintenance, since the owners do all of the gardening themselves, except for the lawn work.
Persons associated with the garden include:Jerome and Marilyn Blum (former owners, 1958-1984); Frederick W. G. Peck (landscape architect, 1960s); and Barbara Olienick (landscape designer, 1995-1999).
Related Materials:
Old Orchard related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA628
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f97b5aa6-3a9a-4e14-acfa-37c327a36403
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16532

Wyndmoor -- Wyndmoor House

Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wyndmoor House, (Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Wyndmoor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on less than an acre, Wyndmoor House is a colloector's garden planned entirely by the owners who purchased the property in 1984. Casual garden spaces have been created with walkways and an informal flagstone terrace. Original plantings include an ash tree and two dogwoods.
The perennial and shade gardens are planted with evergreens such as dwarf rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, and osmanthus collection of over six species, Daphnes, hollies, boxwoods, nandina, Evergreen Magnolias and pieris. Perennials include hostas (despite the nusiance of deer) and hellebores. The owner particularly loves collecting edgworthia, daphniphyllum, Robinia, Ionicera piliata, dwarf Hydrangea, acer griseum, different stewartias, pterostyrax, carpinus japonica etc.Special attention has been made to build paths to allow for better plant viewing.
The front yard has cutting gardens filled with an assortment of annuals and perennials, flowering shrubs and hedges around the border of the house and along the street. An informal terrace, rock garden and deck flank the back of the house with a retaining wall that separates the terrace and the backyard. Stone steps built into the retaining wall lead to the backyard where the owner has built a design studio and vegetable garden opposite a pond.
Garden features include: fish pond, a flagstone terrace, benches, birdbaths, a flagpole, picket fences, gates and sculptures.
Related Materials:
Wyndmoor House related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Wyndmoor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA681
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6361138eb-ee9c-4d95-b6ce-232909a1745e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16591
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Boston -- James P. Kelleher Rose Garden

Landscape architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
James P. Kelleher Rose Garden (Boston, Massachusetts)
Emerald Necklace (Boston, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopied photo of the garden, and a brochure with a generalized site and planting plan.
General:
As part of the transformation of the wetlands of the Back Bay Fens into urban parkland, in 1930 landscape architect Arthur A. Shurtleff (a.k.a. Shurcliff) designed a circular formal rose garden. Located opposite the Museum of Fine Arts, the garden was intended as a place for both the general public and rose enthusiasts to learn about and enjoy roses. The garden was expanded in 1933 and in 1975 was named the James P. Kelleher Rose Garden to honor the Boston Parks and Recreation Department's Superintendent of Horticulture. Prior to its formal naming in honor of Kelleher, the garden area was variously identified as "The Fenway," "Back Bay Fens," "The Riverway, "The Parkway," "The Emerald Necklace," and "Fenway Rose Garden." In 2001 the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, in concert with the Boston Parks and Recreation Department, developed a master plan for the garden's restoration and renewal. This project was completed in 2008. Currently the garden contains nearly 1,500 plants in over ten classes and 200 varieties of roses.
Persons associated with the garden include Arthur A. Shurtleff (landscape architect, 1930).
Related Materials:
James P. Kelleher Rose Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 photographic prints; 2 slides (photographs))
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA057
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60b436627-b1bc-4a14-b818-aa913eeca01a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17563

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