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Charleston -- Giltinan Garden

Former owner:
Shamblen, Earle Dr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Bengston, L. T.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Hoffmann, Holly  Search this
Wigginton, Brooks  Search this
Horticulturist:
Viette, Mark  Search this
Nurseryman:
Viette, Mark  Search this
Provenance:
Kanawha Garden Club  Search this
Kanawha Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Giltinan Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a garden plan with some plant specifications , and a copy of an article about the garden from Southern Living magazine.
General:
This two-acre garden site is in hilly terrain. A naturalistic garden, it features dry shade, bog, and butterfly gardens and extensive plantings of Rhododendron maximum. There is a 30-year-old Hydrangea petiolaris on the north wall of the house, and the following specimen ornamental trees: Magnolia loebneri 'Merrill'; Koelreuteria paniculata; Acer palmatum 'Sango-kaku'; Cornus kousa var. chinensis; Poncirus trifoliata; Fagus grandifolia; Tsuga canadensis; Amelanchier arborea; Sorbus alnifolia; and Malus coronaria. There are very large specimens of Rhododendron calendulaceum, as well as Rosa eglanteria, Rosa 'Cecile Brunner', and Rosa 'Constance Spry'. There are also Hamamelis (witch-hazel) and Viburnum collections. The garden has been designated a National Wildlife Federation wildlife habitat since 1996, and is home, with the surrounding woods and creek, to myriad songbirds, woodpecker species, owls, and raptors. The bog garden contains Primula japonica, Iris kaempferi, Iris virginica, Iris sibirica, and Iris pseudacorus, as well as many native plants and ferns.
Persons associated with the garden include: Dr. and Mrs. Earle Shamblen (former owners, 1941-1970); L. T. Bengtson, AIA (architect, 1939-1941); Holly Hoffmann (landscape designer, 1994); Brooks Wigginton, ASLS (landscape designer, 1976); and Mark Viette (horticulturist and nurseryman, 1989-1991).
Related Materials:
Giltinan Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 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 -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Charleston -- Jones Garden

Former owner:
Brooks, Charles  Search this
Brooks, Mary Frances  Search this
Jones, George Jr.  Search this
Jones, Patty  Search this
Landscape designer:
Schwartz-Barker, Lynne  Search this
Sculptor:
Blumenstein, Mark  Search this
Fetty, Jeff  Search this
Provenance:
Kanawha Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jones Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and historical information.
General:
Although the 1949 white clapboard house was sited far back from the road one of the principle aims of the garden design for this approximately one acre property has been to provide privacy from the road and from neighboring properties. Beginning work in 1988 the owners developed new garden areas by: adding hardscape features including a deck behind the house and newly-designed curved wall patios in front of the house, grading to direct water run-off away from the house and garden beds, re-purposing a small former playhouse as a potting shed at the end of a new bluestone path, and installing an irrigation system. Then more extensive plantings could be installed, focusing on creating four seasons of interest, using more native plants, attracting songbirds, butterflies and wildlife, developing a seamless tapestry of all the garden areas, and providing views of the vernacular garden from the house, patios, covered porch and deck. The view from the street was also considered and a timber terraced perennial bed was installed on the street side of the shrub screen bed.
A small oval perennial bed in front of the house was enlarged to wrap around the side of the house, forming an L-shaped shrub, rose and mixed perennial garden. Pansies provide winter bloom, followed by spring bulbs, peonies, spireas and iris. In summer and fall perennials include day-lilies, bee balm, hibiscus and Shasta daisies. Shrub roses were added to the old roses from previous plantings that were re-positioned. Another smaller L-shaped bed along the side driveway includes a tower of stacked large flower pots that are planted with seasonal annuals. A shade border follows the curve of the other patio and because this side of the house is downhill and wetter plantings include red twig dogwoods and marsh marigolds. Two large oasis flower beds were installed around trees in the front lawn, a crimson king maple and a mature oak, with hellebores for winter, and narcissus, ferns, hostas, and Japanese anemones for successive blooms and foliage.
The roadside garden has a screen of native cedars, forsythias, hydrangeas and lilacs, under-planted with hostas, perennial hibiscus and daffodils. A white garden that can be viewed across the lawn from the house at the end of the day includes a white flowering redbud tree, white bleeding heart, woodland phlox, wood asters, candytuft and tiarella. The potting shed garden was overgrown with shrubs and vines that were cleared away, to be replaced by transplanted rhododendrons and a tree peony, perennials and hydrangeas as well as the bluestone path, a native stone wall, and a bench. At the back of the house the entire back yard was regraded and had drains installed, the latticework under the deck was replaced with planters, and a stone patio was built for sitting in the perennial and shrub garden with roses that is bordered by boxwood. At the back end of the property there is a wooded area with a ravine.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles and Mary Frances Brooks (former owners, 1947-1954); George and Patty Jones Jr. (former owners, 1954-1987); Lynne Schwartz-Barker (landscape designer, 2002-2015); Mark Blumenstein (sculptor); Jeff Fetty (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Jones Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV019
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Giltinan Garden]: rose arbor, with Rosa 'Cécile Brunner', Rosa 'Eden', Clematis paniculata, and 'Clematis Jackmanii, leading to "old" borders and butterfly haven.

Photographer:
Allsopp, Jean  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Giltinan Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Charleston
Date:
1997 Jun.
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 -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Rose arbors  Search this
Trees  Search this
Hosta  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WV010008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia / WV010: Charleston -- Giltinan Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Miscellaneous Flower Arrangements]: a still life arrangement of fruits and vegetables in an urn.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 in. x 4in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Miscellaneous Flower Arrangements (Summit, New Jersey)
United States -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
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 -- New Jersey -- Summit  Search this
Fruit  Search this
Vegetables  Search this
Urns  Search this
Butterflies  Search this
Nests  Search this
Eggs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GCA039007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Unidentified Garden Images / United States / New Jersey / GCA039: Summit -- Miscellaneous Flower Arrangements
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Miscellaneous Flower Arrangements]: an arrangement of fruits and vegetables in a display case.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 in. x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Miscellaneous Flower Arrangements (Summit, New Jersey)
United States -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
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 -- New Jersey -- Summit  Search this
Fruit  Search this
Vegetables  Search this
Urns  Search this
Butterflies  Search this
Nests  Search this
Eggs  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GCA039008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Unidentified Garden Images / United States / New Jersey / GCA039: Summit -- Miscellaneous Flower Arrangements
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Archives of American Gardens
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Knoxville -- Hays Gardens

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

Seattle -- 310

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

Former owner:
Hunt, Jefferson Davis Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Blalock, J. M., Mrs.  Search this
Blalock, J. M.  Search this
Murray, William J.  Search this
Murray, William J., Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Betsill, George  Search this
Provenance:
The Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina  Search this
The Palmetto Garden Club of South Carolina  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Foster/Murray Garden (Columbia, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Richland County -- Columbia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and abbreviated garden plan.
General:
This two-acre garden site is on the grounds of the old Heathwood Hall mansion, which later became a school. The neighborhood was planted in native red and whte oaks that have matured to give interesting architectural structure to the area. The garden was planted in 1948 by the first owners of the house, Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Davis Hunt. Their basic design continues today. The foundation planting was laid out as well as the terraces and other beds. At that time it was primarily an azalea, flowering tree, and camellia garden with paths and two center beds forming a figure eight as the focal point. The garden was enclosed by extensive decorative wrought iron fencing. Mr. and Mrs. William J. Murray returned to Columbia, their former home, in 1960, and bought the house. In 1961 George S. Betsill, a gifted landscape architect, who went on to a long career with the prestigious landscape architectural firm of Innocenti and Webel, redesigned paths and center beds. Mrs. Murray added more azaleas, camellias, a selection of bulbs, and a rose garden. She and Betsill also cut in shady paths edged by mountain laurel and hedges of hydrangeas. Mrs. Murray collected outdoor statuary that is displayed throughout the garden. Following Mrs. Murray's death at age 99 the property passed to the current owners, who renovated existing plantings which had become neglected and added significantly to the plants while retaining the original design. In 1993 a massive oak tree's fall during a storm created the opportunity for a sunny garden along the once shady paths. This is now a butterfly garden filled with herbaceous perennials designed to attract wildlife. There is a strong focus on old roses, which are planted throughout the entire garden, and which have been rooted mostly by the owner. There is also a woodland garden filled with many natives and wildflowers.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Davis Hunt (former owners, 1948-1956); Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Blalock (former owners, 1956-1960); Mr. and Mrs. William J. Murray (former owners, 1960-1990); and George S. Betsill (landscape architect, 1961).
Related Materials:
Foster/Murray Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (14 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 -- South Carolina -- Columbia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC052
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Foster/Murray Garden]: the path leading to the butterfly garden.

Photographer:
Chapman, Rachel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Foster/Murray Garden (Columbia, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Richland County -- Columbia
Date:
2000 Mar.
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 -- South Carolina -- Columbia  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Liriope  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item SC052009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina / SC052: Columbia -- Foster/Murray Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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Dallas -- Sealy Garden

Former owner:
Heath, Richard  Search this
Heath, Jinger  Search this
Landscape designer:
Moore, Marshall  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sealy Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas County -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
In 2005, the current owners acquired a home in a new suburb, the Broadmoor Parks Addition, established in 2002 or 2003. Their 1.2 acre property offered the new owners the chance to develop its garden features. The formal garden is composed of long stretches of lawns, clipped hedges, and stone garden walks. Magnolias add shade to the property, and azaleas are well established. Lawns surround the property, bordering the circle drive at the home's entrance, and growing adjacent to the family's pool at the rear of the estate. Numerous planter boxes at the rear of the property create visual interest through their varying heights, establishing a more complex topography for this naturally flat sight.
Fennel and dill plantings and their blossoms attract butterflies in the spring.
Garden features include a brick fountain, a bronze sculpture fountain ("Fauna Flutur"), a wall fountain, gated arbor, shaded slate terrace, and a waterfall.
Persons associated with the garden include: Richard and Jinger Heath (former owners, 2003-2005); Marshall Moore (landscape designer, 2003?).
Related Materials:
Sealy Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (19 35mm slides (photographs); 2 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX097
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
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13484
Online Media:

Highland Park -- Weber Garden

Landscape design company:
Caldwell Design Company  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Weber Garden (Highland Park, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas -- Highland Park
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and plans.
General:
The half-acre property established in 2010 features clipped trees and shrubs, boxwood parterres at the foundation of the house, a custom-designed swimming pool fed by a seven-foot tall wall fountain, and two antique wrought iron chairs in a courtyard. Large urns in front of the house are filled with seasonal flowers and more seasonal flowers are grown next to the parterres on either side of the bluestone walk. Along the west side of the house there is a bed of azaleas and two Labrador topiaries while on the east side there is a rose garden filled with antique roses transplanted from another vanished garden. An eight-foot tall terra cotta statue of a Chinese warrior oversees the back garden where a courtyard of bluestones pavers is surrounded by hydrangeas, two dogwoods and two maple trees. Other trees include magnolias and 25 foot white crape myrtles for privacy at the back of the garden and a fragrant sweet olive tree next to a covered terrace. Butterfly weed was planted to attract migrating monarch butterflies.
Persons associated with the garden include Caldwell Design Company, LLC (landscape design company, 2013); Lambert Landscape Company (garden maintenance, 2010- ); Distinctive Pools, Inc. (swimming pool and wall fountain design, 2010).
Related Materials:
Weber Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35mm 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 -- Texas -- Highland Park  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX123
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13496
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Houston -- Bayou Bluff

Former owner:
Carter, W.T. Jr.  Search this
Carter, W.T. III  Search this
Carter, Victor N.  Search this
McCormick, Sanford  Search this
Steenland, Nelson  Search this
Samuels, Jan  Search this
Samuels, David  Search this
Searls, David T.  Search this
Abercrombie, Catherine Searls  Search this
Landscape architect:
Steele, McDugald  Search this
Conservationist:
Hershey, Terese Tarlton  Search this
Horticulturist:
Ruckstuhl, Eric  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Houston  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bayou Bluff (Houston, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Harris -- Houston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The 7.75 acres property was part of 100 acres the W.T. Carter family purchased as a weekend retreat from the city of Houston in 1929. Later subdivided into smaller parcels, the current owners have bought neighboring properties as they came on the market in order to triple the size of their property and recreate a native habitat along Buffalo Bayou. Invasive plants and vines have been removed from otherwise undisturbed areas above the bayou, including non-native ornamental escapees from previous gardens. The hydrology of the property was another concern: the formal landscaped areas had to be able to withstand occasional flooding and the high bank above the bayou that was going native needed to be stabilized. Native trees including burr oak, Live oak, and Mexican plum were planted to stabilize the soil for butterfly and wildflower gardens and were augmented with walking trails. A wooden retaining wall was installed. Native wood fern, Turk's cap, American beauty berry, lantana and butterfly bush were planted in the organized beds on the adjacent properties. Gravel that allows run-off has replaced hardscape in the formal courtyards and gravel swales for run-off throughout the property double as walking paths when dry.
The circa 2005 house replacing the original house on the lot is approached over a small bridge spanning a ravine then entered through formal contemporary courtyards with high walls draped with ivy and bougainvillea and bordered by hedges of jasmine and camellias. Behind the house there is a reflecting pool plaza with massive container plantings of geraniums, variegated ivy and foxtail ferns. The lawn in back is bordered by colorful azaleas planted in the 1990's bordered by a low stone wall and featuring a small stone Hindu temple. A swimming pool with a contemporary sculptural fountain was added when the house on one adjacent property was demolished.
Local conservationist Terry Hershey is a neighbor and was instrumental in preserving Buffalo Bayou in the 1960's. She encouraged all the neighbors to leave the land adjacent to the bayou in a natural state that would support wildlife, and organized the Bayou Preservation Association. The formal plaza and landscaped azalea garden of this property transition to native plantings for the benefit of local wildlife, including armadillos, raccoons, barn owls and other birds, butterflies, and possibly coyotes.
Persons associated with the garden include W. T. Carter, Jr., W.T. Carter, III & Victor N. Carter (former owners, 1929-1956); Sanford McCormick (former owner, 1980-1993); Nelson Steenland (former owner, 1956-1986); Jan & David Samuels (former owners, 1986-2006); David T. Searls (former owner, 1957-1972); Catherine Searls Abercrombie (former owner, 1972-1998); McDugald Steele (Landscape Architect, 2010- ); Terry Hershey (conservationist, 1993- ); Eric Ruckstuhl (horticulturist and hydrologist, 2005- ).
Related Materials:
Bayou Bluff related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX194
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Bayou Bend Gardens

Creator:
Hogg, Ima  Search this
Museum Of Fine Arts  Search this
Bayou Bend Garden  Search this
Landscape architect:
London, Ruth  Search this
Fleming, C. C. Pat, d. 1996  Search this
Architect:
Staub, John F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Texas -- Houston
United States of America -- Texas -- Houston
Date:
1970
General:
Blooming native white dogwood in woods, Indica azaleas 'Elegans' on each side of path leading to the butterfly garden. Facing east from lawn.
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:
Spring  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Liriope  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX005078
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Bayou Bend Gardens

Creator:
Muir, Robert  Search this
Hogg, Ima  Search this
Museum Of Fine Arts  Search this
Bayou Bend Garden  Search this
Landscape architect:
London, Ruth  Search this
Fleming, C. C. Pat, d. 1996  Search this
Architect:
Staub, John F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Texas -- Houston
United States of America -- Texas -- Houston
Date:
1980
General:
Butterfly garden, wings of a butterfly in Kurume azaleas in shades of pink and red: 'Christmas Cheer', 'Hexe', 'Hinodegeri' and 'Coral Bell'. Facing east from path.
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 -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Spring  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX005079
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Bayou Bend Gardens

Creator:
Haywood, Nancy  Search this
Hogg, Ima  Search this
Museum Of Fine Arts  Search this
Bayou Bend Garden  Search this
Landscape architect:
London, Ruth  Search this
Fleming, C. C. Pat, d. 1996  Search this
Architect:
Staub, John F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Texas -- Houston
United States of America -- Texas -- Houston
Date:
1986
General:
Rustic garden bridge crossing ravine, leading to Butterfly garden. Indica azaleas 'Southern Charm, 'Judge Solomon'. Facing south from path.
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:
Spring  Search this
Bridges  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Ravines  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rustic work  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX005083
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[Bayou Bluff]: a butterfly garden is tucked into a terrace on the retaining wall with a wildflower garden above.

Photographer:
Brennan, Fran  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., TIFF file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Bayou Bluff (Houston, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Harris -- Houston
Date:
2014 Mar.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Vines  Search this
Retaining walls  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Butterfly gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX194011
See more items in:
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Charlottesville -- Periwinkle Cottage

Horticulturist:
Burrell, Cole  Search this
Harris, Leslie  Search this
Architect:
Wells, Marshall S.  Search this
Rinehart, Jack  Search this
Gardener:
Ernest, Donna  Search this
Landscape architect:
Goffinet, Francois  Search this
Stick, Charles J.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Periwinkle Cottage (Charlottesville, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Albemarle -- Charlottesville
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 16 digital images. The folder includes worksheets and a copy of an article.
General:
Located on two acres, this property has been owned and gardened by members of the same family since 1940, and consists of a series of all season garden rooms each with it's own unique purpose. At first Scotch broom had to be dug up, the farmland had to be improved, paths were laid, and periwinkle dug from the woods was planted as ground cover. There were few trees - a sweet gum tree was planted for quick shade - and a Victory Garden and fruit orchard were planted during World War II. The house, designed by architect Marshall Swain Wells in 1939, was apttered after a dependeny at the Colonial Williamsburg Palace. In 2005 landscape architect Charles J. Stick designed a formal entry garden paved in brick with four boxwood parterres surrounding white crape myrtles. Belgian landscape architect Francọis Goffinet designed an English style cottage garden that spans the front of the center of the house, filling beds with continuous summer blooms, with arched gateways at either end smothered in roses. Behind the house Stick replaced overgrown boxwood that defined mid-century garden rooms with a flagstone terrace. Goffinet also designed a formal allée of four boxwood-edged beds filled with flowering perennials and shrubs that terminates in a grove of crape myrtle.
The kitchen garden, also formal, has four smaller parterres growing herbs with espaliered apple trees as wall on one side. The chapel walk passes a dog cemetery that has stone benches and markers, leading to a stone chapel modeled on a gazebo at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. A meditation garden at one end of the cottage garden has a low stone wall, white sand floor, and a large espaliered camellia. The white garden was redesigned in 2017, pruning back 75-year-old boxwood and adding white peonies and ephemeral bulbs. A log cabin built circa 1830 was relocated to this property, placed so the porch faces west for viewing sunsets over the Blue Ridge Mountains. Paths through the wooded areas lead to the pollinator garden for bees and butterflies, the birch walk inspired by groves seen in England, a secret garden, and a cabin walk and cabin garden. The periwinkle outside the cabin had succumbed to fungal disease so a dry stream, stone wall, and plantings including dwarf Japanese maples, dogwood, hellebores, astilbe, ferns and hosta comprise a newer garden room. More natives including wildflowers have been planted along the original winding paths and in woodlands.
Persons associated with the garden include Birney and Irene Sims (former owners, 1938-1973); Marshall Swain Wells (architect, 1939); M. Jack Rinehart, Jr. (architect, 1991, 2005); Francọis Goffinet (landscape architect, 1993); Charles J. Stick (landscape architect, 2006); C. Colston Burrell (horticulturist, 1991-2017); Leslie Harris (horticulturist, 1991-2017); Donna Ernest (gardener, 1991-2017).
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 -- Charlottesville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA491
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[The Hill School Arboretum]: hickory trees were planted when they were small saplings; milkweed in bloom in the foreground attracts monarch and other butterflies.

Photographer:
Janes, Alice R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file, color.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
The Hill School Arboretum (Middleburg, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun -- Middleburg
Date:
2010 Jun.
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 -- Virginia -- Middleburg  Search this
Hickories  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Meadows  Search this
Trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA490003
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Beaumont -- James and Lula Potter Garden, The

Provenance:
Magnolia Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Edson, E.G.  Search this
Johns, J.J.  Search this
Owner:
Potter, James  Search this
Potter, Lula  Search this
Garden designer:
Potter, James  Search this
Gardener:
Al Cook's Nursery  Search this
Nursery:
Shell's Nursery  Search this
Design consultant:
Thompson & Hanson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
18 Digital images
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
The James Lula Potter Garden (Beaumont, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Jefferson -- Beaumont
Scope and Contents:
18 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
In 1994 Lula and James Potter purchased a mid-century house on one-half acre that they rebuilt in a French-influenced New Orleans style in 1999. New gardens were designed: a walled and covered courtyard, a formal garden with a fountain and statuary, and a border garden around the parking area that features confederate jasmine espaliered in a diamond pattern. A rectangular plot beyond the guest house is planted with vegetables, herbs, and flowers for cutting and butterflies. The brick courtyard is furnished with iron tables and chairs and shaded by magnolia and holly with boxwood hedges, white azaleas and liriope edging. Other beds are planted with a river birch and a redbud as well as viburnum, azaleas, pink camellias, irises and seasonal flowers. Antique fencing leads to the formal back garden with an open lawn of St. Augustine grass, clipped white azalea hedges interspersed with statues of the four seasons, and large white crape myrtle and holly. Other plants include four citrus trees in beds of confederate jasmine and agapanthus surrounding the fountain. The walled parking area garden has dwarf native yaupon holly, hydrangea, roses, hawthorn and lilies. French doors on the buildings including the garage provide views and easy access to the gardens. Over the years the owners have maintained these gardens despite damaging hurricanes in 2005, 2008 and 2017.

Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. E.G. Edson (former owner, 1949-1957); Mr. J.J. Johns (former owner, 1957-1994); Lula and James Potter (owners, 1994- ); James Potter (garden design, 2000); Al Cooks Nursery (gardeners, no date given); Shell's Nursery (nursery, no dates given); Thompson + Hanson (design consultant and nursery, no dates given).
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 -- Texas -- Beaumont  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX202
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Downingtown -- Culp Garden

Former owner:
Guie family  Search this
Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Culp Garden (Downingtown, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Downingtown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, a detailed narrative description of the garden, a plant list, and clippings and photocopies of articles about the garden and its designer.
General:
Established in 1991, this one and an eighth-acre garden reflects the ambience of the 1790 William Penn yeoman's house located on the site. Autonomous gardens weave together through unique plant combinations that form a yearlong drama of varying color, intensity, and emotion. Plants can be found everywhere on the site, from flowers in the gravel of the drive to bulbs in the footpaths. A hillside features hellebores in a fantasy woodland, while a ruin/trough garden is located on the former site of an above-ground pool. Foliage provides the backbone to the garden's overall design, while containers are changed each season to create striking new combinations. Although there is a traditional four-square fenced garden plot surrounded by perennials, the overall effect is not focused on strict historic restoration. Loose drifts of plant material always have something else in them, and many plants are placed to give a self-seeded appearance. Color and form based on texture are repeated and shapes are placed carefully, being repeated to achieve unity. Plant material is appropriate for limited water resources, while fertilizer and pesticide use is curtailed in order to encourage birds and butterflies. Although there are many rare individual species and varieties in this garden the overall effect is one of harmonious, ebullient, and naturalistic design.
Persons associated with the property include: the Guie family (former owners, 19th century).
Related Materials:
Culp Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Downingtown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA622
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
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