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The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37000 Slides (photographs) (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Garden Club of America was established in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the Garden Club of Philadelphia and eleven other garden clubs met to create a national garden club. Its purpose is to foster the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and gardening and conservation efforts. The GCA was incorporated in Delaware in 1923, with its headquarters established in New York City. Today, local clubs are organized under twelve regional zones. The GCA continues its tradition of hosting flower shows and publishing material related to gardening in the United States.

The GCA's glass lantern slides were used by The GCA for presentations and lectures about notable gardens throughout the United States dating back to colonial times. An effort was made in the late 1980s, in preparation of the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of America's founding, to collect the disbursed slides. These slides were to eventually form the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. The informational value of this collection is extensive since a number of images of the more than 4,500 gardens represented show garden designs that have changed over time or no longer exist. While the majority of images document a range of designed upper and upper-middle class gardens throughout the U.S., the scope of the collection is expanding as volunteers photograph and document contemporary gardens including community and vernacular gardens.

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
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.
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 -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
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The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb617385372-1028-4cb7-b07d-04fea2e51c47
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca
Online Media:

Beverly -- Tea House Garden, Moraine Farm

Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Former owner:
Phillips, John Charles  Search this
Phillips, Anna Tucker  Search this
The Trustees of Reservations  Search this
Owner:
Project Adventure  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Kirkwood, Grace  Search this
Wirth, Thomas  Search this
Gibson, Laura  Search this
Photographer:
Gibson, Lolly  Search this
Mason:
Watson, John H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Beverly
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 2 folders, 2 35mm slides (1987), 11 digital images and 3 photographic prints (2020).
General:
The Tea House Garden is a small sunken flower garden that occupies 1/4 acre on the 175 acre Moraine Farm. The tea house itself is an octagonal shape with fluted columns and a shingled dome on top of a fieldstone grotto. It features a vast lawn that extends south from the house and terrace, as well as a circular pool. The east and west walls of the lawn are constructed of trees, shrubs, and dragon tooth. The property overlooks a panoramic view of Wenham Lake from a terrace that spans the length of the house.
Frederick Law Olmsted was involved in the development of the property between 1879 and 1880 when John C. Phillips acquired several small farms to renovate, including this one. Olmsted worked with the architectural firm Peabody and Stearns to determine the position of the house, as well as its visual and physical connection with the naturalistic landscape adjacent to the house and along the road. Though the first owner desired a vibrant flower garden, Olmsted discouraged his client from clashing the brilliance of a colorful garden with the native shrubs and trees. He ultimately decided to place the flower garden within the rock-bound framework of the residential landscape, and out of sight of the house.

John W. Watson of Lawrence Watson and Son built a stone wall and terrace on the property in 1880.
The original owner continued to take interest in the Tea House Garden after her husband's death in 1885. In 1907, she commissioned Beatrix Jones [Farrand] to design a water garden. While Jones' original plans depicted a horseshoe shaped pond amongst perennials, photographs taken that year prove that the water garden created did not reflect Jones' plan. The idea for a shrubbery bed was replaced by a circular lily pond and fountain. After the original owner's death in 1925, her children sold the property to George and Katherine Batchelder Jr. In 1928, the new owners removed the grape arbor, kept the circular pond, and designed a new trap rock path system that reflected the horseshoe shape of the dragon tooth wall. In 2017, the Moraine Farm Landscape Committee asked member Lolly Gibson to simplify the garden to reduce maintenance requirements and make upkeep more sustainable. Her alterations are reflected in the current documentation of the garden, such as the added mulched maintenance paths in the large beds.
Inside the dragon tooth wall are azaleas, andromeda, laurel, white rose of Sharon, Summersweet and Lilacs that form a backdrop for summer blooming Astilbe, Fairy Candles, Hosta, Lysimachus, Sedum, Thalictrum, Thermopsis, and Turk's Cap Lily. European Ginger, Lady Ferns, Maidenhair Ferns, and Trillium lie beneath the shrubs. Roses, lilacs, sweetspire, and anemones frame the grotto of the teahouse. The circular pond is surrounded by roses, catmint, and peonies, and behind it are germander edged perennial beds. One can see azaleas through the tea house windows. Moss continues to cover the stone used as the tea house foundation as it did in Olmsted's day.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Charles and Anna Tucker Phillips (former owners, 1878 – 1885, 1885 – 1925); John Charles Phillips Sr., and William Phillips (former owners, 1925 – 1928); George Lewis Batchelder Jr., and Katherine Tiffany Abbot Batchelder (former owners, 1928 – 1977); George Lewis Batchelder III and Wilhelmina VanLier Batchelder (former owners, 1977 – 1999); Batchelder Trust (former owner, 1991 - present); Project Adventure (74 acres including garden area); (owner, 1999 to present); The Trustees of Reservations (37 acres) (owners, 2010 – present); Frederick Law Olmsted/ Olmsted Bros. (landscape architects, 1879 – 1884/ 1948 – 1968); Beatrix Jones {Farrand} (landscape architect, 1907); Grace Kirkwood (landscape architect, 1960); Thomas Wirth (landscape architect, 1986); Laura Gibson (landscape architect, 2017).
Related Materials:
Related materials include Tea House Garden Ledgers, correspondence, plans: The Trustees of Reservations, Archives and Research Center, Sharon, Massachusetts; Plans: Fairsted, Brookline, Massachusetts, National Park Service; Correspondence: Library of Congress; Frederick Law Olmsted, Designing the American Landscape, Charles E. Beveridge and Paul Rocheleu, Rizzoli; The Papers of Frederick Law Olmsted, Vol. III, page 203.
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 -- Beverly  Search this
Tea House Garden, Moraine Farm (Beverly, Massachusetts)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA169
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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/kb612039030-a3fc-458e-aa41-f6cf49a0b8cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33239

Frank Harmon Myers papers

Creator:
Myers, Frank Harmon, 1899-1956  Search this
Names:
Bunker, John  Search this
Myers, Ella Price  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1891-1976
bulk 1908-1960
Summary:
The papers of painter Frank Harmon Myers measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1891 to 1976, with the bulk of the records dating from 1908 to 1963. The records shed light on the artist's career in Ohio and California through biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, artwork, printed materials, and photographic materials.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Frank Harmon Myers measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1891 to 1976, with the bulk of the records dating from 1908 to 1963. The records shed light on the artist's career in Ohio and California through biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, artwork, printed materials, and photographic materials.

Biographical materials include Myers' resume, letters that confirm some of the courses he studied and taught, one membership list and meeting minutes of the Carmel Art Association, notes from a Myers art lecture on Sante Fe, one sales ledger, and drafts and notes of "And The Glory," a biography on Myers written by his wife, Ella Price Myers. Correspondence is a mixture of personal and professional letters, shedding light on Myers' freidnships, personal and professional relationship with his wife, and his travels. Correspondents include artists Sheldon Dixie and Albert Berne, poet and advertiser John Bunker, Myers' nephew Sheldon, and his son Frank. The series also includes a map that of the United States on which Myers traced his sketching trips, 1926 to 1950, a cartoon by Herman Wessel, and clippings related to John Weis. Printed materials include newspaper and magazine clippings concerning Myers' artwork, career, and exhibitions, a series of advertisements illustrated by Myers, two lithographs of his artwork, and some exhibition ephemera. Artwork consists of childhood drawings by Myers of Native Americans, holiday themes, and portraits; later sketches, mostly in charcoal and pencil, include figure and portrait studies, city scenes, and several still lifes; one 1916 landscape painting by Myers, cloth with a linoleum block design, paint samples from Myers' studio, and small sketches and doodles drawn on scraps of paper. Photographic materials depict Myers' artwork, portraits of the artist, his family and friends, and his home in Pacific Grove.

A fair amount of the collection's files include notes with contextual information written by Ella Price Myers.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1891-1976 (Box 1; .2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1921-1973 (Box 1-2; 1 linear feet)

Series 3: Printed Materials, 1924-1963 (Box 2, OV 3; .5 linear feet)

Series 4: Artwork, circa 1908-1956 (Box 2, OV 4; .6 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographical Materials, 1910-1962 (Box 2; 4 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Frank Harmon Myers (1899-1956) was an impressionist painter and art educator who lived in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Pacific Grove, California. Myers was born in Cleves, Ohio, and moved to Cincinnati around 1907. His interest in art took off prior to his teenage years, illustrating a series of body-length portraits of Native Americans, several landscapes, and art with holiday themes. Myers studied at the Art Academy of Cincinnati under Frank Duveneck, H. H. Wessel, and John Ellsworth Weiss; took a summer course at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts under Daniel Garber, Hugh Henry Breckenridge, and Joseph Thurman Pearson Jr.; and the School of Fine Arts at Fontainebleau, France, under Jean Despujols and Gourguet. Myers began showing his art at the Closson Galleries circa 1920 and taught at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from 1921 to circa 1941. In 1932, Myers spent a year on sabbatical in Sante Fe, New Mexico, painting animals, people, ranches and farms, villages, and landscapes. He and his wife, Ella Price Myers, moved to Pacific Grove, California, in 1940 so that Myers could pursue painting full-time. His work was frequently exhibited at the Carmel Art Association from this point onwards, with additional solo shows at Pebble Beach Galleries, San Jose State College, M. H. De Young Museum, Crocker Art Gallery, and others. Myers paintings were featured in group exhibitions at The Salon, Paris, Harlow Galleries, New York, St. Louis City Museum, Missouri, Alright Museum, New York, and more. Myers served as president of the Carmel Art Association in 1953.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds one scrapbook of Frank Myers publicity, circa 1925-1945, lent for microfilming on reel D42. Loaned materials were returned to Ella Price Myers and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Ella Price Myers, Myers' widow, from 1960 to 1974. An addition was donated in 1994 by Myers' daughter-in-law Patricia Clarke Myers, ex-wife of Myers' only son Frank P. Myers.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Educators -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Landscape painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Painters -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Painters -- California -- Monterey  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Impressionism (Art) -- United States  Search this
Citation:
Frank Harmon Myers papers, 1891-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.myerfran
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Frank Harmon Myers papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9077c2193-4a6b-4502-a980-af9b71db1d43
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-myerfran

Ary Stillman papers

Creator:
Stillman, Ary, 1891-1967  Search this
Names:
Stillman-Lack Foundation  Search this
Stillman, Frances Fribourg  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Interviews
Diaries
Date:
1924-1983
Summary:
The papers of Ary Stillman measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1924 to 1983. The papers document his career as a painter through reminiscences, a diary, and other writings on art; a video recorded conversation with Frances Stillman on her husband Ary, a documentary on Stillman's art career, correspondence, a file of photographs of artwork, list of artwork, and other professional activity; clippings, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Ary Stillman measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1924 to 1983. The papers document his career as a painter through reminiscences, a diary, and other writings on art; a video recorded conversation with Frances Stillman on her husband Ary, a documentary on Stillman's art career, correspondence, a file of photographs of artwork, list of artwork, and other professional activity; clippings, exhibition catalogs, and other printed material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into three series.

Series 1: Writings, 1928-1952 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Professional Activity Files, 1944-1983 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Printed Material, 1924-1979 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
Biographical / Historical:
Ary Stillman (1891-1967) was painter in New York, N.Y. He was born in Russia and emigrated to the United States as a child. He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Academy of Design. In 1921 he moved to Paris and participated in numerous exhibitions there over the next twelve years. Stillman returned to the United States in 1933. When the horrors of the Holocaust were revealed, Stillman shifted his focus to abstract works, and by 1948, his work was completely non-objective. Stillman died in 1967. The Stillman-Lack Foundation was founded after his death in accordance with his wishes.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm material lent for microfilming (reels 1772-1773) including correspondence, 1976-1979, between Frances Stillman and Clement Greenberg regarding Ary's work; a 109 page reminiscence, dictated by Stillman and supplemented by Frances, covering his early life, his move to the United States, and subsequent trips abroad; excerpts from Frances' diary; and Stillman's remarks about his art. Loaned materials were returned to the Stillman-Lack Foundation in Houston, Texas and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Papters were donated in 1967 and 1980 by Frances Stillman, Ary Stillman's widow and president of the Stillman-Lack Foundation (http://www.stillmanlack.org/); she donated the videos in 1985. Material on reel 1772 and the scrapbook on reel 1773 were lent for microfilming by the Stillman-Lack Foundation, 1980.
Restrictions:
Reel 1772: ACCESS RESTRICTED: written permission required.
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Interviews
Diaries
Citation:
Ary Stillman papers, 1924-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.stilary
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Ary Stillman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw982ddcda8-3409-40be-82cc-64e78a0285e4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-stilary

Amy Jones papers

Creator:
Jones, Amy, 1899-1992  Search this
Names:
United States. Department of the Treasury. Section of Fine Arts  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
2.9 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1930-2005
Summary:
The papers of painter, muralist, and educator Amy Jones measures 3.5 linear feet and 2.90 GB and date from 1910s-2015, with the bulk of the records dating between 1930s-1992. The papers document Jones' career through biographical material, several recorded interviews and talks, correspondence, subject files, printed and digital material, photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter, muralist, and educator Amy Jones measures 3.5 linear feet and 2.90 GB and date from 1910s-2015, with the bulk of the records dating between 1930s-1992. The papers document Jones' career through biographical material, some recorded interviews and talks, correspondence, subject files, printed and digital material, photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks.

Biographical materials include awards and certificates, audio and video recordings from interviews and talks, resumes, inventories of works, membership cards, and writings. Correspondence pertains to Jones' dealings with galleries, museums, collectors, and also includes Christmas cards illustrated by Jones. Subject files include records of the sale and exhibition of her artwork; custodial history of her archive; project files; and some papers relating to her work as an art educator. Printed materials include newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements, catalogs, and posters, and publications that reproduced Jones' work. Photographs depict Jones as well as many of her watercolor landscapes, still lifes, and portraits. Artwork consists of loose sketches and drawings as well two sketchbooks. Scrapbooks contain correspondence, photographs, notes and sketches, contracts, expenses, and printed material documenting three of Jones' mural paintings between 1937-1941 as part of the U.S. Treasury Relief Art Project.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1950s-2015 (Box 1; .5 linear feet, ER01; 2.90 GB)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1943-2000 (Box 1; 8 folders)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1941-1993 (Box 1-2; .6 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1930s-1992 (Box 2-3; 1 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, 1910s, 1930s-1980s (Box 3; 9 folders)

Series 6: Artwork, circa 1930s-1980s (Box 3; 9 folders)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1935-1943, 1980 (Box 3-5; .6 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Amy Jones (Frisbie) (1899-1992) was a painter, printmaker, sculptor, and art educator in New York.

After attending Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, New York, Jones studied under Xavier Gonzalez, Ben Wolf, and Anthony di Bona at the Pratt Institute. She left school early and moved to Buffalo, New York with her new husband, Blair Jones, and they had a daughter, Lucy. Jones continued to work on her art over the next few years designing Christmas cards and painting still lifes, portraits, and landscapes. Jones completed three murals between 1937-1941 for the U.S. Treasury Relief Art Project in Winsted, Connecticut; Painted Post, New York; and Scotia, New York. Jones established herself as a watercolorist in the U.S. and internationally by the 1940s. Her solo exhibitions include those held at Mount Holyoke College, Galleria Santo Stefano in Venice, Italy, a 10-year survey at New Britain Museum of American Art, and Katonah Gallery; and group exhibitions at National Gallery of Art, Corcoran Gallery, American Institute of Arts and Letters, and Albright-Knox Art Gallery. Her work may be found in the collections of the Ford Motor Company, Springfield College of Illinois, New Britain Museum of American Art, and the homes of many private collectors.
Provenance:
A portion of the collection was donated by Amy Jones in 1985, and the remainder was donated in 2015 by Lucy Jones Berk, Amy Jones' daughter.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State)  Search this
Muralists -- New York (State)  Search this
Printmakers -- New York (State)  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Topic:
Federal aid to the arts  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women muralists  Search this
Women printmakers  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Amy Jones papers, 1910s-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.joneamy
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Amy Jones papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95080e7e9-a352-45e2-b823-7d78b3cb5812
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-joneamy

Bainbridge Island -- Agate Nursery

Former owner:
Nelson, Nels  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Agate Nursery (Bainbridge Island, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Kitsap County -- Bainbridge Island
General:
"Seven acres on Bainbridge Island across from Puget Sound started as a woods and play area for five children and grew patch by patch into a absolutely beautiful garden."
"There is a serene pond (from ground water) with appropriate plantings, a planted terrace overlooking Puget Sound, paths winding charmingly between various planting areas, a walled garden, native material en masse, a grass garden with many varieties, a succulent plant area, a swimming pool surrounded by fences and trellises draped with plants."
"It is a horticultural gem - hundreds of varieties of plants from the Northwest and all over the world. Interestingly, the plants have determined the garden design rather than the reverse."
Persons associated with the property include: Nels Nelson (former owner from 1930 to 1953).
Related Materials:
Agate Nursery related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Bainbridge Island  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA024
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/kb6d5e5edfe-b1a3-4029-bc4a-7576d7aec870
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11406

Bainbridge Island -- Topsfield

Former owner:
Gould, Carl Freylinghuysen, 1873-1939  Search this
Gould, Dorothy Fay  Search this
Gould, Carl Freylinghuysen, Jr.  Search this
Gould, Carl Freylinghuysen, Jr., Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Gould, Carl Freylinghuysen, 1873-1939  Search this
Landscape designer:
Price, Charles  Search this
Withey, Glen  Search this
Masonry designer:
Wein, Terry  Search this
Builder:
Wein, Terry  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Topsfield (Bainbridge Island, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Kitsap County -- Bainbridge Island
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, a plant list, and a photocopy of a 1998 Japanese-language article about the garden, with English translation.
General:
An English cottage-style garden, Topsfield has been described as a "bowlfull of flowers." Created by its owner especially for the months of July and August, it has two sections. The formal enclosed garden off the kitchen has a western exposure. Facing east and south, the other side of the house has a perennial/annual garden and lawn with views of Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier. The property is surrounded by Douglas fir and other native trees on the northwest and southern perimeters. The house was designed by Carl Gould as a honeymoon cottage for his bride, Dorothy Fay, in 1915. Summer perennials, annuals, and climbing roses comprise the major plantings of this "summer" garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Carl Frelinghuysen and Dorothy Fay Gould (former owners, 1915-1976); Mr. and Mrs. Carl Frelinghuysen Gould, Jr. (former owners, 1976-2000); Charles Price (landscape designer, 1997); Glen Withey (landscape designer, 1997); and Terry Wein (masonry designer and builder, 2000).
Related Materials:
Topsfield related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Bainbridge Island  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA030
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Bainbridge Island -- The Fisken Garden

Landscape designer:
Price, Charles  Search this
Withey, Glen  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Fisken Garden (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 magazine clippings.
General:
The house was built as a summer house prior to 1919. The garden plan consists of simple outlines to harmonize with the design of the house. No one feature stands out as a focus. A wide stance of lawn dotted with flowering shrubs and trees sits in front of the house. At the back of the house, a wide open terrace overlooks Puget Sound. Since the creation of the garden, more flower beds have been added. The gardens are planted out with northwest natives along with bulbs and perennials common to an English garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alexander McEwen (former owner, 1912-1940); David Adams (courtyard in front of house); and Charles Price & Glen Withey (landscape designers, flower beds).
Related Materials:
The Fisken Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Bainbridge Island  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA032
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Bellevue -- Bowman Garden

Landscape architect:
Chittock, Robert W.  Search this
Gardener:
Hensel, Ellie  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bowman Garden (Bellevue, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Bellevue
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, a plant list, and a photocopy of an article about the garden.
General:
The 4.5-acre Bowman Garden was designed by landscape architect Robert Chittock in 1982. The driveway is lined with a high boxwood hedge on one side and a small orchard on the other leading to a circular planting of towering magnolias, cedars, rhododendrons, peonies, and other plants. The surrounding brick walkway is enhanced by 'Seafoam' tree roses in large planters with petunias and variegated vinca. Passing under a grape arbor, one enters the boxwood garden, each bordered area a masterpiece of design, filled with white roses and seasonal white flowers. Antique pear trees stand as sentinels on all four sides of the boxwood garden, which is centered by a cloverleaf pool. Up ivy-lined brick stairs is the sundial garden with surrounding dogwoods. Beyond is a clay tennis court with a glass-ceilinged arbor and small lion fountain, serving as a rest pavilion. Beautiful plantings of specimen magnolias, cedars, maples, and a gum sapwood surround the home, with a magnificent lawn sweeping down to the water's edge to views of Mt. Rainier and Seattle.
Persons associated with the garden include: Robert W. Chittock, Landscape Architect (1982); and Ellie Hensel (gardener).
Related Materials:
Bowman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides; 7 photoprints (1 b&w, 6 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Bellevue.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA028
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Gig Harbor -- Pampas Point Garden

Gardener:
Turner, Timothy  Search this
Landscape designer:
Yamasaki, Dick  Search this
Sculptor:
Granum, Douglas  Search this
Nelson, Erick  Search this
Kennebrew, Joseph  Search this
James, Clayton  Search this
Ecklund, Don  Search this
Altina  Search this
Kagan, Rod  Search this
Hollender, Siri  Search this
Bernhard, Betz  Search this
Gorman, R. C.  Search this
McFaddon, Katy  Search this
Provenance:
Tacoma Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pampas Point (Gig Harbor, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Gig Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes plans, a GCA information sheet and a copy of a magazine article.
General:
The grounds are designed in patterns of groundcover to house a collection of over 50 Japanese maples and pieces of outdoor sculpture.
Persons associated with the property include: Timothy Turner (gardener); Dick Yamasaki (landscape designer); Douglas Granum (sculptor); Erick Nelson (sculptor); Joseph Kennebrew (sculptor); Clayton James (sculptor); Don Ecklund (sculptor); Altina, (sculptor); Siri Hollender (sculptor); Betz Bernhard (sculptor); R. C. Gorman (sculptor); and Katy McFaddon (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Pampas Point Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 35 mm. slides.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Gig Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA023
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Gig Harbor -- Hillside Gardens

Landscape architect:
Adams, R. David  Search this
Provenance:
Tacoma Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hillside Gardens (Gig Harbor, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Gig Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a garden plan, and narrative description by owner.
General:
Two major loops form the design of this two-acre garden. The first begins at the pond that fronts the Asian-style home. Inside the gate, is a "Sweet Pea Teeppee," several Peony trees and samples of cement art made by the owner. A series of planned plateaus provides places for roses, strawberries, verbena, and vegetables.These plateaus, as well as the entire garden, are managed by a 26 zone sprinkling system, two wells and a large holding tank. A waterfall ends in a natural looking pond surrounded by a rock garden to form the entry garden.
Person(s) associated with the garden include: R. David Adams (landscape architect, 1994).
Related Materials:
Hillside Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Gig Harbor  Search this
Water gardens  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA035
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Orting -- Chase Garden

Landscape architect:
Zumwalt, A. Rex  Search this
Provenance:
Tacoma Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chase Garden (Orting, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Orting
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a garden plan, copies of articles and brochures about the garden, and other information.
General:
This 4.5 acre garden is on a seven-acre site developed and maintained over the years by the property's owners. The site was purchased in 1943, but moved there in 1959. The area immediately around the house was designed by A. Rex Zumwalt in 1962 and evokes the spirit of a Japanese garden, while the adjacent second-growth woodland of fir, western red cedar, and hemlock hosts a variety of native plants. Other features include a meadow, mixed shrub beds, an allée of Lewisia cotyledon, cultivated pines and firs, and a magnificent view of Mount Rainier. The property is affiliated with The Garden Conservancy.
Persons associated with the garden include: A. Rex Zumwalt (landscape architect, 1962).
Related Materials:
Chase Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Orting  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA034
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Poulsbo -- Elverhøj

Former owner:
Brauer, Uno Noll, b. 1860  Search this
Brauer, Sara Elizabeth Peterson, b. 1870  Search this
Fluke, John  Search this
Landscape contractor:
Robinson, Daniel  Search this
Gardener:
Kelly, Denise  Search this
Landscape designer:
Yamasaki, Dick  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Elverhøj (Poulsbo, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Kitsap County -- Poulsbo
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, and copies of articles about the garden and the Brauers.
General:
Established in 1980, this ca. 2.5 acre garden lies on a peninsula jutting into Liberty Bay, an arm of Puget Sound. The site was originally homesteaded in 1889. The garden is informal and incorporates as many different species of trees and shrubs as possible, including many dwarf trees. Several large grassy areas include a meadow that is cut two times a year. Above the beach is a long, winding perennial garden that is gradually evolving into a shade garden. Because many of the trees and shrubs are grown from seeds or cutting from friends of the owner or exchanges, the feeling of the garden is changing all the time; it may even eventually evolve into a mixed forest. Challenges with which the owners have had to contend in developing the garden include brush, junk left from previous uses, soil consisting of heavy blue clay and fine glacial silt, and a constant struggle to maintain the view of the sound and the Olympic Mountains. Raised planting areas, a variety of plants resulting in year-round bloom, and the use of evergreen ground covers and dwarf shrubs in many different hues and textures have led to a result that respects and builds on the natural setting, yet incorporates such highlights as water features and a bonsai collection.
Persons associated with the garden include: Uno Noll Brauer and Sara Elizabeth Peterson Brauer and family (former owners, 1889-1975); John Fluke (former owner, 1975-1979); Daniel Robinson (landscape contractor, 1982-1983); Dick Yamasaki (landscape designer, 1980-1981); and Denise Kelly (gardener, 1983 to date).
Related Materials:
Elverhøj related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Poulsbo  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA027
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Seattle -- Norcliffe

Former owner:
Stimson, Charles W. Mrs  Search this
Pigott, Paul  Search this
McCone, John Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Cutter, Kirkland Kelsey  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sturtevant, Butler Stevens  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Norcliffe (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheets and copies of articles.
General:
The house at Norcliffe was completed in 1914. The gardens at this time were designed by Olmsted Brothers. During the late 1930s or 1940s, the Pigott's hired Butler Stertevant of San Francisco as their landscape architect. A vegetable garden, cutting garden, and perennial border were added.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles and Harriet Stimson (former owners, 1914-1936); Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pigott (former owners, 1936-1961); Mrs. John McCone (former owner and formerly Mrs. Paul Pigott, -1993); Olmsted (landscape architect, 1914); Butler Sturtevant (landscape architect, 1945-1948); and Kirkland Kelsey Cutter (architect, 1914).
Related Materials:
Norcliffe related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 35 mm. slides and 1 glass lantern slide)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03491, C. D. Stimson; The Highlands.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA004
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Seattle -- 310

Former owner:
Griffiths, M.  Search this
Jensen, William  Search this
Moseley, Furman  Search this
Moseley, Susan B.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Reckard, Terry  Search this
Welch, Terry  Search this
Link, Russell  Search this
Philip, Ken  Search this
Prendergast, Tim  Search this
Arborist:
Jacobson, Arthur Lee  Search this
Consultant:
Robson, Mary  Search this
Turnbull, Cass  Search this
Gardener:
Kane, Mike  Search this
Ames, Paula  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
310 (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a site plan, an abbreviated plant list, and additional descriptive information about the garden.
General:
This expansive, three-acre garden lies on the west shore of Lake Washington. The lawn stretches east from the house to the water. It is bordered by deep flower beds anchored by broadleaf evergreen and deciduous shrubs, flowering trees, and towering conifers. On the north side a separate vine-covered garage with living quarters above is finished with the same pale pink stucco as the main house. A butterfly garden and vegetable and fruit orchard lead to the water. A lushly planted path defines the south side of the property, opening out into a flower and shrub border that ends at the lake. A bamboo grove is placed here for privacy. A basalt fountain just outside the front door on the west side echoes the serenity felt throughout the property. The land slopes upward to the street above and is dominated by a large American hornbeam tree, spring bulbs, and camouflaged tennis courts.
Persons associated with the garden include: M. Griffiths (former owner, 1928-1946); William Jensen (former owner, 1946-1966); Furman and Susan B. Moseley (former owners, 1966-2000); Terry Reckard (landscape designer, late 1960s); Terry Welch (landscape designer, late 1960s); Russell Link (landscape designer, late 1980s); Ken Philip (landscape designer, late 1980s); Tim Prendergast (landscape designer, late 1980s); Arthur Lee Jacobson (arborist, 1989); Mary Robson (consultant, 1991); Mike Kane (gardener, 1990-2000); Cass Turnbull (consultant, 1999); and Paula Ames (gardener, 2000-).
Related Materials:
310 related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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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
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Seattle -- The Merrill House

Landscape designer:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Shipman, Ellen Biddle, 1869-1950  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Merrill House (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, narrative history by Mrs. Corydon (Eulalie) Wagner and copies of articles.
Reproduction Note:
Two slides copied from Washington State Historical Society collections, Tacoma, Washington; four from Mrs. Corydon Wagner collection; two from Treasury of American Gardens; one from The American Woman's Garden; and three from unknown sources. One photoprint is copy of original 1928 photoprint.
General:
According to Mrs. Corydon (Eulalie) Wagner, the one acre, European-style garden, was seen at its best when seen from above. A city garden enclosed by high cement walls, it consisted of formal pathways of white pebbles; eight flower beds outlined with dwarf box; and a round pool surrounded by a square qrass bed and parterres. The beds displayed various color schemes of tulips, followed by a "Mille Fleur" perennial garden in the summer. Tea roses were added during the 1920s. After the death of Mrs. Merrill in the 1930s, the family opened the house for charitable organizations, particularly those in which she took an active part. During World War II, Victory Garden vegetables filled in where lilies and holly-hocks grew. The perennial borders were slightly transformed by using annuals, and after the bay trees died in the wooden boxes, they were replaced with tree-tiered topiaries of Ficus. During the 1960s, the Merrill family visited Versailles and its box borders. In order to eliminate the upkeep of the "Mille Fleur" summer garden, Thomas Church designed a box parterre, a miniature version of those at Villandry--eliminating much of Shipman's perennial borders. Kevin Harvey currently plants strongly-shaped and colored perennials into the gravel beds to add year-round interest.
Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Dwight Merrill (former owner, 1910-1964); Eulalie Wagner (former owner, ?-1991); The Merrill Foundation (owners of 1/2 the original property); Charles A. Platt (architect, landscape designer, 1910); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, 1915); Thomas Dolliver Church (landscape architect, 1960s); and Kevin Harvey (gardener and designer, 2004).
Related Materials:
The Merrill House related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 35 mm. slides and 4 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:
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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 WA012
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Seattle -- Miller Garden

Architect:
Lament, David  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Miller Garden (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photo copies of articles about the project, and other information.
Varying Form:
Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden.
General:
Located on a four-acre site purchased in 1948, this garden is situated on a bluff edging the Puget sound within view of the Olympic Mountain Range. The property descends two hundred feet from woodland to an open arid area at the top of the bluff. The garden was developed in 1950 as a collector's garden. In 1977, it held over 5,000 different species endemic to thirty-five countries from the arctic to subtropical region. Of interest are the ericaceae and evergreen oak collections and heavy use of Northwest native plantings. In 1994 the Elisabeth Carey Miller Trust was established to preserve and continue the Miller Garden, now referred to as the Elisabeth C. Miller Botanical Garden.
Elizabeth Carey Miller was born in Montana and attended the University of Washington. A word-renowned horticulturist, she was a member of twenty-five horticultural organizations and was instrumental in the creation of the Center for Urban Horticulture and the Elisabeth C. Miller Library at the University of Washington Botanical Gardens as well as the Seattle Chinese Garden. Miller was a founder of the Northwest Horticultural Society and an active member of the Garden Club of America and served on numerous boards and as a facilitator of civic projects.
Persons associated with the property include Elizabeth C. Miller (horticulturist and former owner, 1948-), John W. Fieker (sp?) (landscape designer, 1950-1907), Steven Blint (sp?) (landscape designer, 1958-1987), Daniel E. Lament (architect, date unknown).
Related Materials:
Miller Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (31 photographs (slides))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Botanical gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Native plant gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA013
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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/kb61f1902f0-c629-4bf2-9053-991f92ad32a1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11420

Seattle -- Halewood

Former owner:
Jerome, Timothy  Search this
Jerome, Timothy, Mrs.  Search this
Clarke, Casper Mrs.  Search this
Garden designer:
Gambrill, Kenneth  Search this
Sonneman, Lynn  Search this
Lighting designer:
Gambrill, Kenneth  Search this
Berger, Tom  Search this
Gardener:
Lawley, Frank  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Halewood (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and site plan.
General:
The garden is a collection of plants that the owner has acquired in travels as well as from friends. To the east of the house lies a sloping Heather bed with year-round bloom supported beyond by Rhododendrons and a small pinetum. To the north are formal herbaceous borders flanked by lawn. A lilac walk north to the road is under planted with Hellebores, Snowdrops, and Lily of the Valley. To the west is a former orchard planted with trees emphasizing fall color. Some apple trees have been retained here from a previous orchard.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Timothy Jerome (former owners, 1923-1945); Mrs. Casper Clarke (former owner, 1945-1957); Kenneth Gambrill (garden designer, 1987); Lynn Sonneman (garden designer, 1990); Tom Berger and Ken Gambrill (lighting design, 1991); and Frank Lawley (gardener, 1988-present).
Related Materials:
Halewood related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA031
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/kb6a35b7a69-e02f-40e6-be1d-7c0bb684886b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11422

Seattle -- Green Garden

Architect:
Silk, Stuart  Search this
Consultant:
Kennedy, Anne  Search this
Landscape designer:
Kemper Iversen, Ltd.  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Green Garden (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
When their collection of more than 200 species of rhododendron outgrew their previous garden, the owners had a new mediterranean style house built on a steep ¾-acre parcel with views of Lake Washington. The rhododendrons were dug up, wrapped, and stored at a nursery while the site was prepared for planting in 2002. Preparations included three terraces built with basalt rock and stabilized with trees. There are three distinct gardens with different soil mixtures: the azalea and rhododendron garden at the upper level, a tropical garden that includes a patio, and a perennial garden that uses blue geraniums as ground cover under pastel pink, peach, coral, and yellow peonies; roses; and camellias. A basalt rock retaining wall along one side of the property is softened with shade plants including ivy, dicentra, and ferns. Along the other side is a woodland garden with walkways and basalt stone stairs down to the street at the bottom of the property.
Persons associated with the garden include: Stuart Silk (architect, circa 2000); Kemper Iversen, Ltd. (landscape designers, 2002); and Anne Kennedy (landscape consultant, 2017).
Related Materials:
Green Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (30 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 -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA061
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/kb64930b4bb-fc64-414b-9173-a9d27ea65331
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11423

Tacoma -- Thornewood

Former owner:
Thorne, Chester Mr Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Cutter, Kirkland Kelsey  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted, John Charles, 1852-1920  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Provenance:
Tacoma Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Thornewood (Tacoma, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- Pierce County -- Tacoma
Scope and Contents:
Thornewood related holdings consist of 2 folders (43 glass lantern slides, 24 35 mm. slides, and 12 photoprints). The folders include copies of articles.
General:
A 400 year old Elizabethan manor in England was purchased by Chester Thorne and dismantled and shipped from England to be included in the building of Thornewood. Thornewood, built in 1911, once covered 100 acres, from the American Lake shore to the Tacoma Country and Golf Club. The mountain served as the inspiration for the landscape design. "The mountain at a distance has been brought into the picture by means of long, horizontal lines, by the general contrivance of walks, borders, boundary walls, by the preservation of certain natural trees..." (Howe, 1915) The garden terminated with two arbors united with balustrades. A Japanese garden was planted in two corners near a water garden. Most of the estate was divided into 30 home sites in 1959. In 1982, the house was named to the National Register of Historic Places. By 1988, the property was reduced to three acres on the lake. The current owners use the house, "Thornewood Castle," and property as a bed and breakfast.
Persons associated with the garden include: Chester Thorne (former owner, 1910-1927); Perry and Connie Palmer (former owners, 1965-1988?); John C. Olmsted of Olmsted Brothers, Landscape Architects (landscape architect, 1910).
Reproduction Note:
Three slides reproduced from American Country Houses To-Day; six slides reproduced from hand-colored photographs by Asahel Curtis; four slides reproduced from collections in Washington State Historical Society; one slide reproduced from House Beatuiful (1926); and three slides reproduced from Lewis and Shelon Plate (1921).
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03494, Chester Thorne.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA005
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/kb62a47bcef-790d-4432-92cd-2a7e4bbc16ce
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11425

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