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Second Year No.7

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Hastie, William, 1904-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
February 17, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa79dea4f92-2e07-4c01-97ac-5a290dbf5e11
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-10-012-3-ref11
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Second Year No.23

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Hastie, William, 1904-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
August 18, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa71342c73c-1814-4af7-93a0-fd57114c7df5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-10-012-3-ref19
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Second Year No.24

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Hastie, William, 1904-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
August 25, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa72fefb497-6fbb-4035-a18e-3b04e5f3ac35
EDAN-URL:
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Second Year No.25

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Names:
Hastie, William, 1904-1976  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
September 1, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7be23dd00-015f-4097-be43-69732ffc5be9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-10-012-3-ref21
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Second Year No.3

Creator:
New Negro Alliance (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Text
Advertisements
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
January 18, 1934
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist at ACMarchives@si.edu
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
African American newspapers  Search this
Activism  Search this
Discrimination in employment  Search this
Business enterprises  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Collection Citation:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
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New Negro Opinion newspaper
New Negro Opinion newspaper / Series 1: December 1933- December 1934
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa7e3f88d97-226a-4ed9-9135-bcbd8b5e3fb3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-acma-10-012-3-ref7
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Lookout Mountain -- Jane's Garden

Landscape architect:
Stewart, Jimmy  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jane's Garden (Lookout Mountain, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Hamilton County -- Lookout Mountain
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, plant lists, photocopies of articles, and other information about Jane Davenport Jansen.
General:
Jane's Garden is named for the late Jane Davenport Jansen (1940-2000), a native of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee and the founder of Quarryhill Botanical Garden in Glen Ellen, California, a site that preserves and conserves rare plants collected in Asia as well as native flora. The 200 by 50 foot corner lot in her hometown that had been an eyesore with an abandoned house is now a public strolling garden with a concrete walking path, water fountain, raised garden beds with rockwork, a wall for sitting, and a shady gazebo. Garden designer Jimmy Stewart was employed to create the garden, working with members of Lookout Mountain Beautification. The plants in Jane's Garden include specimen Japanese maple trees and Chinese fringe trees, flowering and woody shrubs including varieties of hydrangea, cypress, juniper, rhododendron and spiraea, and perennial flowers and ground covers. The garden was planned to be interesting to visit year-round, with plants that are appropriate to the climate, disease and insect resistant, and relatively easy to maintain.
Jane Davenport Jansen was an honorary member of the Garden Club of America and received many honors and awards for her botanical and horticultural work. Jansen was a sponsor of 15 seed collecting expeditions to Asia that brought back many species of temperate zone trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials that can be found in arboreta and botanical gardens in the United States as well as in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and at the Howick Arboretum in England.
Persons associated with the garden include Geraldine and Norman Morrow (former owners, 1945-1999); Rodolph and Elizabeth Davenport (former owners, 1999-2003); Town of Lookout Mountain, Tennessee (owner since July 2003); Jimmy Stewart (garden designer, since 1999); Susan Bradley (Lookout Mountain Beautification, 1999-2009); May Mitchell (Lookout Mountain Beautification, 2010-present)
Related Materials:
Jane's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35mm slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original 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 -- Tennessee -- Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN077
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb619029762-54cf-4d1f-8779-1d007c64aa93
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10928

Lake Geneva -- Allview

Former owner:
Rehm, Frank  Search this
Bengston, Merrill  Search this
Clarke, John C.  Search this
Lauritzen, Christian  Search this
Architect:
Schmidt, Richard E.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Allview (Lake Geneva, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Walworth County -- Lake Geneva
General:
Persons associated with property include: Frank Rehm (former owner from 1904-1945); Merrill Bengston (former owner from 1945-1949); John Carpenter Clarke (former owner from 1949-1955); Christian Lauritzen (former owner); Richard E. Schmidt (architect); Jens Jenson (landscape architect).
"Frank Rehm put in the mile long driveway lined with elms. When elm disease struck the allee ws replanted by maples. There are still several elms at the entrances."
"In 1945 when Merrill Bengston bought the house, he removed the two stories, the beautiful double staircase and a library."
"The landscaping by Jens Jenson never was changed, but it is a smaller version of Henry Ford's property in Grosse Point, MI."
Related Materials:
Allview related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 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 -- Wisconsin -- Lake Geneva  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bcaf74fa-a5f9-4b49-ba90-10de931696df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11666

Reisterstown -- Dinesti

Owner:
Diamond, Joanne H.  Search this
Pronesti, Frank  Search this
Former owner:
Potter, James  Search this
Potter, Virginia  Search this
Provenance:
Halten Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dinesti (Reisterstown, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Reisterstown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The Dinesti garden comprises 14 acres of which four acres are landscaped, ten acres are woodlands, and 1,000 square feet are fenced for growing vegetables, herbs and fruit. The large vegetable garden and pathways were added by the owners after 2003 to the already established landscape. Mature flowering trees and shrubs, some of which produce fruit for the owners and wildlife, shade expansive lawns. Varieties that add fall and winter color have been planted, including smoke bush, weeping spruce and Japanese red pine, and some older diseased trees have been replaced. There is a curving swimming pool with a curvy wooden retaining wall with a nearby stand of ornamental grasses to add movement. Brightly colored pool furniture, Adirondack chairs and whimsical garden art add spots of color in addition to the deeply planted beds of perennials, one sunny and one shady with native plants. Fragrant herbs and ornamentals are grown next to the screened porch and patio to add scent outside the house. Beds of daffodils along the driveway and throughout the garden provide spring color, followed by the flowering trees, spring and summer perennials, fall color from the trees and shrubs, and interesting shapes from evergreens in winter.
Persons associated with the garden include Joanne H. Diamond and Frank Pronesti (owners, 2003-present) and James & Virginia Potter (former owners, 1981-2003).
Related Materials:
Dinesti related holdings consist of 1 folder (51 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 -- Maryland -- Reisterstown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD365
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb608e63d5a-9322-482e-959a-8eaf26158d3f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14222

Broadview Heights -- Ruth & Don's Garden at Braemar Farm

Former owner:
Wiltshire, Alfred and Ann  Search this
Wiltshire family, 1853 - 1949  Search this
Hanck, Lester and Jesse, 1949-1963  Search this
Landscape designer:
Connelly, Ed  Search this
Connelly Landscaping Company  Search this
Provenance:
Akron Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ruth & Don's Garden at Braemar Farm (Broadview Heights, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Broadview Heights
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and a write-up of the garden.
General:
Ruth & Don's half-acre garden surrounds the old farmhouse on their 36-acre Braemar Farm property, which was established in 1853. The garden was started in 1963 with the decision to maintain the original farmland and woodlands guided by a plan from the U.S. Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service). Additional acres of conifers and other trees were planted, old diseased weeping willow trees were removed, low sandstone walls and foundation plantings were added, and three additions were made to the house. In 1989 the owners worked with The Connelly Landscaping Company to add structure to the garden by using hardscaping made of brick, sandstone found on the property, and wood to define garden rooms, accommodate sloping terrain, and create spaces for outdoor living. A small stone pond houses frogs and goldfish, an old millstone is at the center of an herb garden, and a large stone well cover found on the property is used as a landing for a set of stairs.
The garden's style is informal English with three deep borders planted with perennials, foliage, and grasses, shrubs and trees. There is a vegetable garden on the edge of the agricultural sector, near one of the two old barns on the property. The ornamental plants provide continuous color throughout the growing season, views from every window of the house, and meet the owners' desire to reduce maintenance. The owner is a trustee of the Cleveland Botanical Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Alfred and Ann Wiltshire and members of the Wiltshire family (former owners, 1853 - 1949); Lester and Jesse Hanck (former owners, 1949 - 1963); Ed Connelly, The Connelly Landscaping Company (landscape designer, circa 1990).
Related Materials:
Ruth & Don's Garden at Braemar Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 photographs(digital))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Broadview Heights  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH238
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6dc9c23a7-ab13-46f8-9d03-4772c9ab378e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15380

Devon -- Brook View Farm

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Brook View Farm (Devon, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Devon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, narrative description of the garden and its history, and an abbreviated garden plan.
Former Titles:
Kemble/Wood Garden and Brookside Garden.
General:
The ca. 1758 stone house was part of a dairy farm during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Former owners, Francis and Emily Kemble, hired Thomas Sears to terrace the hillside with stone walls and steps. English boxwood marked the corners, and narrow grass paths defined rectangular beds lined with hosta and centered with matching clusters of peonies and phlox. Sears planted masses of "Congo" lilacs and an American elm in order to provide a canopy for the garden. A small orchard of apple and pear trees were planted to screen the house from the road. A meadow area was set aside for a large vegetable garden, cold frames and a hot frame. Sears converted several out-buildings into garden "follies" for tea parties and relaxing. The foundation of one of the buildings became a rose garden with a stepping stone path down the center. When the present owners purchased the property, invasive weeds overtook the garden beds and vegetable garden. Most of the boxwood succumbed to disease and many of the fruit trees were dead. The owners wished to adapt an old high maintenance garden to contemporary interests and a reasonable budget. Azaleas became the foundation of the woody plantings. They revived the vegetable garden and offered plots to friends. The garden is currently used as a laboratory to learn more about growing and combining various plants while overcoming problems, such as deer.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: William Wood (former owner, 1700s); Emily and Francis Kemble (former owners, 1920-1975); Thomas Sears (landscape architect, 1927-1930); and Brognard Okie (architect, 1928-1929).
Related Materials:
Brookside Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Devon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA451
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d044beda-74fe-4d55-98ce-ada2b94c4c54
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16453

Pittsburgh -- Smith Garden

Former owner:
Lloyd, John  Search this
Wagener, Adam  Search this
Lytle, Hays  Search this
Lytle, Letty  Search this
Follansbee, John H. Jr.  Search this
Architect:
Labarthe, Jules  Search this
Landscape architect:
Marshall, Melissa  Search this
Garden design and horticulturist:
Liberto, Richard  Search this
Designer:
Schenck, Mikell  Search this
Horticulturist:
Benusa, Joy  Search this
Gardener:
Skalski, Chuck  Search this
Skalski, Elaine  Search this
Stone mason:
Lombardi, Dave  Search this
Arborist:
Miller, Stephen W.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Landscape installation:
Kutchko Nursery, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Smith Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Installation of the Smith Garden was begun in 2011 on the two-acre property with a new L-shaped house and a smattering of mature trees; in 2013 this garden won their local Great Gardens Contest Large Garden Category award. Ornamental trees including holly, hemlock, Japanese maples, dogwood, serviceberry, spruce, oaks and pines were added to the standing white oak, beech, white pines, maples, tulip poplar, oaks and cucumber magnolia after other diseased and dead trees had been removed. The upper garden directly behind the house is entered through an arbor decked with rose and clematis. The center circle of lawn is surrounded by sun-loving perennials including day lilies, phlox, iris, and peonies. Throughout the garden there are repeated stands of smoke bush, lilacs, landscape roses, David Austin roses trained on obelisks and trimmed blue spruce with holly borders. Stands of holly and red twig dogwood create winter interest. Blue stone steps lead to the main patio and pergola; garden beds in this area are planted with dwarf conifers, sedums, spring bulbs, a succulent garden with a fountain, and a blue bush clematis the owner has moved from one garden to another for many years. On the lower elevation the shade garden has oak leaf hydrangea, hemlock, hostas, bleeding heart, spreading English yews, viburnum, rhododendron, spiraea, mountain laurel and buckeye.
Opposite the house across the driveway there is a stand of white pines with a mass of sumac for fall color. The walkway to the front door is composed of large flagstones that are permeable since underground springs have created problems in this garden. Planted areas with wet feet had to be raised. A bio-retention swale at a lower elevation planted with swamp white oak, bald cypress and other water tolerant plants collects the storm water run-off from the house and driveway. More property was purchased in 2013: close to one-half acre that was formerly woodlands but was inundated with wild rose, grape vine, honeysuckle, poison ivy and other invasive plants. This eyesore on the approach to the house was reforested with mostly native woody plants and herbaceous perennials, a wood chip walkway, wildflower meadow, wetland plants by a stream and grasses in the twenty foot set-back along the road required for utilities. Altogether 66 trees, 12 evergreens and 70 shrubs were planted, including beech, red maple, river birch, hawthorn, redbud, swamp azalea, dogwood, holly, and conifers. The wildflower meadow with coneflower, false indigo, bergamot, and aster attracts birds, honey bees and butterflies. Comprising the ground layer under the trees and shrubs are native plants including lobelia, swamp hibiscus, fern, and milkweed.
Persons associated with the garden include John Lloyd (former owner); Adam Wagener (former owner, 12/31/1883- ); Hays and Letty Lytle (former owners, 12/01/1925-); John H. Follansbee, Jr. (former owner, 2/20/1961-); Jules Labarthe, The Design Alliance (architect, 2009-2011); Melissa Marshall, MTR (landscape architect, 2009-2010); Richard Liberto (garden design and horticulturist, 2013-2015); Mikell Schenck (designer, 2008-2012); Joy Benusa (horticulturist, 2008-); Chuck and Elaine Skalski (gardeners, 2008-); Dave Lombardi (stone mason, 2008-); Stephen W. Miller, Bartlett Tree (arborist, 2009-); Kutchko Nursery & Eisler Landscapes (installation, 2010-2015).
Related Materials:
Smith Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (35 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA170
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bbe90a62-5d0e-4263-8815-81ce188edbb0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16542

Pittsburgh -- Catone Garden, The

Landscape architect:
Pitkin, William, Jr.  Search this
Mott, Seward  Search this
Garden designer:
Totten, Lindsay Bond  Search this
Former owner:
Arnott, Charles F.  Search this
Buchanan, John G.  Search this
Architect:
Ingham & Boyd--1927-1928  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Catone Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
The Catone Garden had deteriorated when the current owners had it cleared in 1986 and uncovered its intricacies. In 1927 landscape architects William Pitkin, Jr. and Seward H. Mott laid out the design for the three-quarter acre property, and the original hardscape, including brick walls and walks and an excedrae with a pond and fountain, still remain. Pittsburgh architects Charles Ingham and William Boyd installed an arched tunnel between the house and garage that heightens the drama of entering the side garden. Garden borders alongside the sizable rectangular lawn in the main garden directly behind the house are bisected by brick paths, which lead to less formal side gardens, including a cutting garden and a rock garden. Two boxwood topiaries of a tortoise and a hare have been maintained.
The owners have added 50 disease-resistant varieties of roses, broken up the linear perennial borders in the formal garden with asymmetrical swaths of color, added a cutting garden in raised beds along a new rock wall, and are growing vegetables in raised beds. Mature trees such as sweet bay magnolia, Norway maple and hawthorne from the original landscape shade the property. Perennial flowers and shrubs, such as daylilies, roses, rhododendrons and peonies were found growing on the property and were retained.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles Ingham & William Boyd (architects, 1927-1928); William Pitkin, Jr. & Seward H. Mott, Inc. (landscape architects of original garden, circa 1927); Charles F. Arnott (former owner, 1927-1928); John G. Buchanan (former owner, 1936-1986); Lindsay Bond Totten (garden designer).
Related Materials:
The Catone Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 digital images, 4 reference digital images + 2 reference photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA684
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Sewickley -- Topiary Folly

Former owner:
Robinson, Stewart, Mrs.  Search this
Devins, Harry  Search this
Devins, Harry Mrs  Search this
Woodland designer:
Smith, Elise Keely  Search this
Gardening services:
Vaccaro, Michele  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Topiary Folly (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Sewickley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of an article.
General:
The fenced one-acre property had a sloping terraced garden on three levels with a woodlands in back and a circa 1955 house with French-influenced styling. The holly foundation hedge was diseased, an arbor vitae hedge had grown out of bounds, the perennials and flowering shrubs on the terraces had become unsightly, and the woodlands, which were populated by deer, needed clearing and shaping. The first project was the woodlands: a meandering path and brick seating area were installed and the cleared understory was replanted with azaleas, rhododendrons and oak leaf hydrangeas. Below the woodlands a 30 by 60 feet open space was a trial area for roses and hydrangeas but now is planted with a circle of clipped boxwood surrounding yellow roses and an antique iron urn, with an outer circle of clipped white azaleas surrounding topiary balls.
The three terraces are marked off by low dry stone walls and feature alternating shapes of topiary boxwood and arbor vitae in beds approximately 100 feet long, separated by gravel paths. Occasional statues and planted containers enhance the formality of the terrace garden. At the end of these rows there is a rose arbor that marks the beginning of another garden, perpendicular to the terraces, that has more topiary shapes, roses, perennials and occasionally annuals planted in rows. In front of the house the foundation beds are planted with various shaped topiary, too.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. Stewart Robinson (former owner, 1955-1974); Mr. and Mrs. Harry Devins (former owners, 1974-2006); Elise Keely Smith (woodland designer, 2006); Michele Vaccaro (gardening services, 2006).
Related Materials:
Topiary Folly related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Sewickley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA739
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Middletown -- Belle Grove Plantation

Former owner:
Hite, Isaac, Jr  Search this
Hunnewell, F. W. (Francis Welles)  Search this
Brumback family  Search this
Restoration landscape architect:
Favretti, Rudy J.  Search this
Owner:
National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States  Search this
Creator:
Garden Club of Virginia  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Belle Grove (Middletown, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Frederick County -- Middletown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles about the property.
General:
Major Isaac Hite Jr., who fought with the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War, and his first wife Eleanor (Nelly) Conway Madison, a sister of President James Madison, built the Federal style house beginning in 1794, using limestone quarried on the 483 acre property. The landscape plan included groves of trees for shade and was influenced by the less formal 18th century English gardens that complement rather than contrast with the natural setting. The fields would have been planted in grain for livestock, including cattle and Merino sheep. During Hite's lifetime the property was expanded to 7,500 acres and included a distillery and several mills. The house has a south façade of dressed limestone, and is in the pavilion style favored by Thomas Jefferson. There are several outbuildings. The only records of the garden show light foundation plantings around the house and a latticework fence.
During the Civil War, Belle Grove Plantation was the setting of the Battle of Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864, in which Union General Philip Sheridan defeated Confederate General Jubal Early.
The Brumback family owned the property from 1907 to 1929. Francis Welles Hunnewell purchased the property in 1929 and bequeathed it to the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 1964.
In 1983, the Garden Club of Virginia voted to restore the gardens at Belle Grove Plantation, using funds raised in their annual garden walks. The gardens were restored to the style of circa 1820. University of Connecticut Professor Emeritus Rudy J. Favretti (Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects) designed the restoration. Restoration included pruning the trees to restore light to the house and open the view of the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains and replacing the large foundation plantings including diseased boxwoods with low-growing plants. In addition, an overgrown herb garden was converted to a demonstration garden comprised of plants used in cooking, medicine and commerce in the 19th century, with restored latticework fencing on three sides and post and rail fencing on the fourth side.
Belle Grove Plantation, now 283 acres, is operated by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and open to the public. Sites on the grounds include the ice house, old hall, dairy, smokehouse, blacksmiths shop, demonstration garden, slave cemetery, and agricultural fields. There is also a library of local, architectural, crafts and agricultural history, and an artifacts collection.
Persons associated with the property include Major Isaac Hite (former owner, 1794-1836) and descendents of the Hite family, the Brumback family (former owner, 1907-1929), Francis Welles Hunnewell (former owner, 1929), Rudy J. Favretti (1983, restoration landscape architect) and the National Trust for Historic Preservation (owner, 1964-present)
Related Materials:
Belle Grove Plantation related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 3 x 4 in. lantern slide and 3 35mm slides)
See also the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
See others in:
Hollerith Collection, ca. 1970?
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Middletown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA094
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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 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 -- 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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Avon -- The Howard Garden

Garden designer:
Powell, Robert P.  Search this
Lawn care:
Isakson, Dan  Search this
Woodlands management:
Cheney, Dexter  Search this
Pond designer:
Aquascapes of Connecticut  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Howard Garden (Avon, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Avon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a bibliography.
General:
The house, a popular Better Homes and Garden plan known as the "Maple Forest House", was built in 1997 and the first landscaping was put in that year. The two and one-fifth acre property is on a steep slope with rocky soil and surrounded by deep woods, while the garden and koi pond are close to the house with additional features further out in the lawn. The owners feel they live in the woods and must accommodate wildlife in their style of living and gardening. The lawn has not been treated with pesticides for ten or more years so in addition to grasses, ferns and mosses there are wildflowers and common weeds, including violets, white clover, dayflower, ground ivy, dandelions, smart weed, chicory, fleabane and thistle. Sunflowers and milkweed are encouraged to self-seed and provide food for birds and butterflies. Other wildlife seen on the property includes bears, foxes, chipmunks, rabbits, squirrels, coyotes, possums, skunks, bobcats, hawks, eagles, turkeys and deer that have lyme-disease ticks. The owners grow a small vegetable garden in plastic pots on one of the decks but are able to grow herbs in a raised bed next to the house. Annual flowers are grown in clay pots and hanging baskets, out of reach for digging dogs. The original koi pond was enlarged in 2015, a massive stone slab was installed as a bridge, and net screens attached to saplings and a plastic heron at the pond's edge keep predators away from the fish.
The garden owner is a former Garden Club of America club president.
Persons associated with the garden include Robert P. Powell (garden and pond design, 1997); Aquascapes of Connecticut (koi pond re-design and installation, 2015); Dan Isakson (lawn care, 2011- ); Dexter Cheney (woodlands and woodlot management, 2005- ).
Related Materials:
The Howard Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 digital images; 4 photographic prints)
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 -- Connecticut -- Avon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT750
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Fairfield -- Burrwood House

Former owner:
Whitehead, Elisabeth  Search this
Whitehead, Mather  Search this
Burr family  Search this
Architect:
Vincente, Paolo  Search this
Clark, Cameron  Search this
Landscape designer:
Ortloff, H. Stuart (Henry Stuart), 1896-  Search this
Raymore, Henry B. (Henry Bond)  Search this
Provenance:
Sasqua Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Burrwood House (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 37 digital images (which include digital reproductions of historic maps and photographs). The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, illustrated description of house and garden renovation, and owners' garden diary for one year.
Varying Form:
Whitehead Estate, formerly known as.
General:
Burrwood House is a historically significant house and gardens that has been owned by three generations of families since it was built in 1812. It evolved as a working farm under the Burr family, to a gentleman's farm with exquisite gardens in the 1940s with the Whitehead family (with gardens designed by the Ortloff and Raymore), to a genteel country home and gardens after being rescued from demolition by the current family.
When purchased by the current owners in 1997 the Greek revival farmhouse built in 1812 and twentieth century additions, outbuildings, and formal gardens installed by subsequent owners were in a dilapidated state, and development plans for the entire 15-acre property were in dispute. The house and original barn were granted historic status by the state but not legal protection. However when they bought the house and 2.3 acres the owners and developer agreed to save the house and not change its footprint, keep 3,500 feet of existing stone walls, protect 20 mature specimen trees, and preserve significant open space for wildlife. The owners, English ex-pats from the Cotswold region, determined they would blend the trees with understated English perennial gardens with unstructured borders, swathes of perennials beds in pastel colors, and hardscape salvaged from other parts of the estate before it was developed. Work has been ongoing for twenty years, first critical repairs and restoration, then new projects as dictated by nature. Trees that were damaged by storms or diseased, grown too big for their location or too close to the house were removed. Overgrown rhododendron and azalea foundation plantings in front of the house were replaced with more formal boxwood and hollies. Many trees were planted for privacy along the new property lines, including ironwood, laurel, and pine. Dry stone walls softened with climbing hydrangea, post and rail fences and deer fencing were installed.
A red barn for cows built in the 1950's was rebuilt as a garage for classic English cars with two bays around a central dog trot that leads to a raised bed vegetable garden. Rhododendron surrounding rear terraces were replaced with boxwood hedges and perennial beds. A bluestone paved island bed with a statue was built on the site of a defunct pond, and is encircled by more boxwood and flowering perennials. An unsightly greenhouse was replaced with a metal roofed summerhouse used for entertaining, a dense bank of rhododendron was removed and replaced with a patio and perennial bed planted with hyssop and ferns, and an arbor overweighted by wisteria was removed. Gravel with cobblestone edging was laid for the driveway, and gravel walkways were put down in the vegetable garden and leading to the wildlife preserve.
Persons associated with the garden include Lewis and Maritta Burr (former owner, 1812-1867); Burr family members (former owners, 1867-1946); Mather and Elizabeth Whitehead (former owners, 1946-1997); Henry Stuart Ortloff (1896-1967) and Henry Bond Raymore (1895-1984) (landscape architects, 1947); Charles Cameron Clark (1887-1957) (architect, 1947); Paolo Vicente (architect house and outbuilding, 2004 and 2008).
Related Materials:
Additional materials located in Fairfield History Center Library in Fairfield Connecticut and at the Yale University Library in New Haven, Connecticut.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT754
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Hartford -- Stout Garden

Former owner:
Blake, Charles  Search this
Garvin, Louise  Search this
Valashinas, Thomas  Search this
Budlong, Michael  Search this
Architect:
Barker, Russell F.  Search this
Landscape design:
Lloyd, Jackie  Search this
Nurseryman:
O'Brien, John  Search this
Garden designer:
Willard, Alice  Search this
Emma, Melissa  Search this
Landscape designer:
Schuster, Amy  Search this
Sargent, Samuel  Search this
Organic consultant:
Warner, Rusty  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stout Garden (Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Hartford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of historical information, images, invoices and plans.
General:
This is a three-quarter acre urban garden growing since 1987 around a 1926 Tudor-style house that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District property. The densely-planted gardens are described as an informal museum of perennials, native plants, shrubs and trees since the owners have created more gardens and kept adding plant materials for almost thirty years. The first foundation garden planted in front of the house included juniper, hollies, and rhododendrons, later filled in with dozens of perennials and more shrubs including azaleas, day lilies, hydrangea, iris, peonies, allium, hosta, mountain laurel, English ivy, geraniums and rhubarb. Now in front of the house there are perennial borders all the way to the street, alongside the driveway and in island beds around trees. In the first years of ownership a bluestone patio was built off the sun room, with a patio garden eventually planted with weigela, tree peony, ferns, ladies mantle, ginger and more. A long perennial border that contained only azaleas and a crabapple was amended with peonies, lilies, bachelor buttons, lady's mantle, anemone, coreopsis and more.
When two diseased hemlocks near the patio had to be removed a sunny garden area opened up that was planted with kousa dogwood, hydrangea, rhododendron and new varieties of hosta. A shaded woodland garden border was created for May apple, wood poppy, astilbe, ginger, lily-of-the-valley, Solomon's seal, blood root and a burr oak. Two raised beds for vegetables were added in the sunny lawn, growing tomatoes, peas, beans, squash, lettuce, carrots and basil.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles Blake (former owner, 1926-1946); Louise Garvin (former owner, 1946-1975); Thomas Valashinas (former owner, 1975-1978); Michael Budlong (former owner, 1978-1986); Russell F. Barker (architect, 1926); Jackie Lloyd (landscape design, 1987-1988); John O'Brien (nurseryman); Alice Willard (garden designer, 2009); Melissa Emma (garden designer, 2013-2015); Amy Schuster (landscape designer, 2014); Samuel Sargent (landscape designer, 2014); Rusty Warner (organic consultant, 2015-2016).
Related Materials:
Stout Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (35 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 -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT747
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67f0c6425-1a4d-4908-9323-25372af1caf4
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New Haven -- Phelps Triangle

Landscape designer:
Sampson, Amy E.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Phelps Triangle (New Haven, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New Haven County -- New Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, plant lists, and photocopies of articles.
General:
In 1824 Temple Street was extended to Whitney Avenue creating a triangular, detached piece of property at the intersection with Trumbull Avenue. In 1850 the owners, heirs of the Hillhouse Estate, presented the one-tenth acre "common" to the city which was fenced in and sodden the following year. The "common" was referred to as Temple Street Square or Temple Square until 1943 when it was renamed "Phelps Triangle" in honor prominent Yale professor William Lyon Phelps, whose house faced the triangle. Dutch elm disease killed the seven elm trees, which were replaced by three utility poles. Starting in 1968 the Garden Club of New Haven allocated its fund raising proceeds for a complete renovation of the Phelps Triangle to create a sitting park. The Garden Club worked on the planning, negotiating, and overseeing of the project in cooperation with the New Haven Parks Department. The city and utility company performed the preparatory site work, opening of the fence, and removal of the utility poles. All other work was performed by Glen Terrace Nurseries, a local landscape contractor. An in-ground fountain was built in the center of the pavement, and an irrigation system was installed as well. The fountain was vandalized after 1975 and it was filled with earth and replaced with a one foot tall planter. In 1992 two pink granite benches were installed on either side of the center piece. Four more pink granite benches were added in 2001 and 2003. In 2008 the triangle underwent a major overhaul. Landscape designer Amy Sampson created a four season interest component, whereas before the garden had been mainly a spring garden. Bricks and flag stones were replaced and the irrigation system was converted to a drip system. In 2011 a committee was formed with the intent to replace the planter and basin with a sculpture.
The landscape design incorporates continuously curved planting areas to soften the rigidity of the long site. Gently sculpted forms of low plantings reinforce this effect. Rhythm is established by textural contrasts of broad and narrow leaved evergreens, by trees spaced regularly and by the variation of tree heights. The paving with undulating edges of brick along the axial center was executed in brick and flagstone to give interest and subtle direction and relates in scale and context to the size of the park. An in-ground fountain was built in the center of the pavement. Six moveable benches which could be relocated into sunny or shaded areas were placed throughout the park. The original plantings included 12 Cherry trees, 140 rhododendrons, 78 azaleas, 150 cotoneaster, 1 pear tree and 96 yews. The cherry trees succumbed to pollution and severe weather and were replaced with pin oak, flowering pear, star magnolia, and hybrid crabapple. In 1995 a severe windstorm badly damaged two of the three flowering pear trees which were removed in 1996. In 1999 all rhododendrons had to be replaced. In 2008 the triangle was again under construction for a major overhaul. Ninety percent of the shrubs and ground covers had to be replaced. A lace bug and southern red mite infestation had attacked the azaleas and rhododendrons. In 2011 more ground cover plants were added like Deutzia, Rowdy Lamb Herb, Lentenrose, as well as daffodil bulbs in the fall.
Persons associated with the garden include Hillwood Estate (former owner, 1850); City of New Haven (current owner); Glen Terrace Nurseries (landscape company, 1969-2001); Amy E. Sampson of AES Landscape Design and Consultation (landscape designer, 2008).
Related Materials:
Phelps Triangle related holdings consist of 1 folder (39 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 -- Connecticut -- New Haven  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT147
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb659da8cca-3341-4ebb-94ca-045404f1d64e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21594

Stamford -- Bartlett Garden

Former owner:
Bartlett, Robert A.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Ericson, Tom  Search this
Doyle, James  Search this
Bilgore, Diane  Search this
Creator:
D. A. B. Designs, Inc.  Search this
Pine Meadow Gardens  Search this
F.A. Bartlett Tree Expert Company (Stamford, Conn.)  Search this
Landscape design firm:
James Doyle Design Associates  Search this
Provenance:
Stamford Garden Club (Connecticut)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bartlett Garden (Stamford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Stamford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a written description of the garden, site plans, garden areas plans, a features plan, a plant list, additional photos detailing features in the garden, and other information.
General:
Located in Stamford, Connecticut, this four-acre property consists of land that has been in the Bartlett family since it was purchased along with a large tract of land by Dr. Francis Bartlett in the 1920's. Planted on one side of the house is a Bartlett chestnut tree, named as such by the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 1934 for Dr. Bartlett's efforts in creating a disease resistant chestnut tree. Some of the land once owned by the family now comprises the Bartlett Arboretum and Gardens.
The current owners purchased the property in 1983 and began to clear the heavily wooded property in 1987. A terrace made of stone from around the property was installed next to the house, and by 1992 a large lawn area was established in the back of the property. The Liberty tree on the southeast side was planted in 1991 from seeds the owner collected during a visit to the 100th anniversary celebration of the Statue of Liberty. The seeds were propagated at the Bartlett Tree Laboratories in Charlotte, North Carolina and distributed to all fifty states. Forty trees were given to the city of Paris in recognition of their gift of the statue to the United States.
During this time a dwarf conifer and heather collection were planted to the southwest of the main garden, and in 1995 the one-hundred-foot perennial borders were created. Tom Erikson of Pine Meadows Gardens in Southbury, Connecticut was hired to give the garden design a sense of structure. The two pergolas were built, and the garden house installed. The garden house was originally a Bartlett Tree Company display at the 1996 New England Flower Show, for which the company received a gold medal. It was dismantled and rebuilt in the garden. Large bricks columns, a brick terrace, and a wooden pergola were constructed in front of it. The perennial border is mirrored by a rose garden backed by a yew hedge, and the second pergola separates the upper and lower gardens. Two sixteenth-century millstones, originating in Spanish Florida, were sunk into the walkways covered by the pergolas.
In 2000 the owners began extensive renovations to the house. They enlisted the services of James Doyle of James Doyle Associates in Greenwich and Diane Bilgore of DAB Designs, Inc. in Ridgefield. Together they added the "Lilac Walk" to the garden, inspired by the owners' many visits to Hidcote Manor in England. Also on the property are a gazebo, a shade garden, a fountain, and a sundial garden. The entire property is enclosed by a woodland area, and a stream and stone wall on the southeastern edge.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Bartlett, (former owners, 1959-1982); Tom Ericson, (garden designer, 1996-2001); James Doyle, (garden designer, 2004-present); Diane Bilgore (garden designer, 2005-present)
Related Materials:
Bartlett Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 35 mm. slides and 7 reference 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 -- Connecticut -- Stamford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT350
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6afc56fac-6c0c-4726-b63c-b0952b61c370
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21637
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