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Helmet (jingasa)

Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
Diam (overall): 37 cm (14 9/16 in)
Type:
Weapon and Armament
Origin:
Japan
Date:
early 17th-late 19th century
Period:
Edo period
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Edo period (1615 - 1868)  Search this
Japan  Search this
Japanese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1909.406
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3badb92c2-5a37-4d76-b55d-a862e1836e2a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1909.406

[Holly Cottage Garden]: classical stone fountain planted with aquatic grasses; hedge and house in background.

Photographer:
Davis, Lindsey  Search this
Provenance:
The Gertrude Windsor Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Holly Cottage Garden (Tyler, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Smith County -- Tyler
Date:
2005 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Tyler  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Dragons -- Design elements  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Houses  Search this
Ornamental grasses  Search this
Aquatic plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX057009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX057: Tyler -- Holly Cottage Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb652adacea-4fab-4a10-ad4e-07b2a4c19032
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14097

[Royal Oaks]: the backyard pool with a stone dragon fish that spouts water; the smaller pool was once a lily pond.

Photographer:
Berkley, Scott  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file, color)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Royal Oaks (Tyler, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Smith -- Tyler
Date:
2011 Mar.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Tyler  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX165014
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX165: Tyler -- Royal Oaks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb644324f85-2420-41e8-810e-be5f6ef91047
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14099

[Royal Oaks]: a close-up view of the colorful stone dragon fish.

Photographer:
Berkley, Scott  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file, color)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Royal Oaks (Tyler, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Smith -- Tyler
Date:
2011 Mar.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Tyler  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Container gardening  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX165016
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX165: Tyler -- Royal Oaks
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb630c3f04b-300e-43cd-ba89-f1a1cdcbdae1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14101

Akron -- Compact Urban and Japanese Garden at Twin Oaks

Designer:
Vittum, John  Search this
Garden installer:
Lewis, Wilson  Search this
Provenance:
Akron Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Compact Urban and Japanese Garden at Twin Oaks (Akron, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Summit -- Akron
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a features plan.
General:
The main feature of this property is a compact Japanese-style garden at the rear of the townhome built by the owners in 1991. Visits to Japan inspired the garden's creation in the approximately 0.06 acre space. Inspiration for the plant material came from the Portland Japanese Garden's trees and shrubs. A collection of 25 bonsai specimens represents 15 species with the oldest being 200 years of age. Other plantings include bamboo, a Japanese cherry tree, a Japanese maple, a Japanese white pine, a red pine, cedars, arborvita, azaleas, tree and herbaceous peonies, ferns, hosta, ornamental grasses, hydrangeas, an espaliered wisteria, and clematis.
Hardscapes, furnishings, and accents of the garden include two teak benches, a birdbath, a Pennsylvania bluestone patio with wrought iron table and chairs for dining, sculptures of cranes and a dragon, planter boxes, a Buddhist prayer bell, four stone Japanese lanterns and two smaller metal lanterns, a Zen garden with a coin basin and 20 ton of boulders. Water features include an upper pond containing a water iris that spills into a lower pond holding water lilies, water hyacinth and koi. Stairs made of marble gravel and granite pavers traverse the garden on its east side and lead through the garden from the dwelling to an exit gate. Other pathways in the garden are composed of stepping stones. There is a wooden fence with a gate and a small greenhouse.
At the front of the dwelling is a brick courtyard garden that the owners describe as English in inspiration. Foundation plantings and containers include seasonal annuals and herbs. Additional plant material includes ivy, azalea, rhododendron, hosta, Korean lilac and clematis. The courtyard was constructed around an old oak trunk that was struck by lightning. There is seating and accents including a sundial from Tuscany and a wall sculpture of the Greek god Bacchus.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Vittum (designer, 1991- ) and Wilson Lewis (garden installer, 1991).
Related Materials:
Compact Urban and Japanese Garden at Twin Oaks related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 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 -- Ohio -- Akron  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH248
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/kb6191cc457-f67d-4455-9928-405053e1cdf6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15378

Philadelphia -- Waterman Garden

Landscape architect:
Gale, Charles H.  Search this
Former owner:
Levis, Mrs.  Search this
Levis, Mr.  Search this
McCausland, Peter, Mrs.  Search this
McCausland, Peter, Mr.  Search this
Architect:
Gilchrist, Edmund B., 1885-1953  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Waterman Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and site plans.
General:
In 1929, the Levis family commissioned architect Edmund B. Gilchrist to build two connected Norman style houses on approximately one acre for its extended family. Only one house remains today with a large garden designed by past and current owners which has evolved into an extensive series of garden rooms.
Upon entering the front courtyard flanked by a pair of watchful dragons under planted with sweet autumn clematis, there is a Japanese weeping maple and a border of Carefree Delight roses accentuating a holly hedge. Along the pathway to the front door are garden beds containing dwarf crabapples and sedum autumn joy edged with crimson pygmy barberry. Climbing hydrangea is on either side of the front door, and a dolphin fountain is to the right of an espaliered magnolia tree. Opposite the front door is a walkway through an arbor created by espaliered apple trees and climbing hydrangeas which leads one to a grassy field with massed borders of perennials and cutting gardens.
A doorway in the stone wall to the left of the front door opens to the rear yard featuring an azalea room and brick terrace edged with Japanese lilac trees, dwarf boxwood, allium, tulips, hosta and Knockoff roses. Wisteria is trained around the back of the house and there is a magnificent magnolia grandiflora. A woodland area room is filled with crocus and bleeding hearts in the spring followed by hosta, astilbe, Solomon seal and mayapples. Beyond this is the first of several gardens framed by yew hedges. The fishpond garden is a sunny perennial and rugosa rose border. Beyond the fishpond is a shade garden called the "mount" anchored by large birch trees with shrubs, ferns, geraniums and heuchera also planted. To the left of the fishpond garden is a stepped walkway edged with daylilies, leading to a swimming pool surrounded by endless summer hydrangeas and carefree Wonder roses. Opposite the pool is a garden area with Hawthorne trees under planted with cherry laurels, spirea and deutzia. Exiting through the garden door across from the "mount" there is a view of the kitchen garden filled with David Austin roses.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles H. Gale (landscape architect, 1989 to date); Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. F. Hemsley Levis (former owners, 1933-before 1985); Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCausland (former owners, 1985-1995); and Edmund B. Gilchrist (architect, 1933).
Related Materials:
Waterman 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:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA623
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/kb6fc49666f-ed39-4824-9597-56cbf6778088
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16530

Brookline -- Lower Faulkner

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lower Faulkner (Brookline, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes information sheet, garden plan and slide list.
General:
"Behind the house is a conventional garden, enriched by three variously shaped pools, each with a fountain. A connecting path leads to a New England version of a Japanese stroll garden. From an overgrown wooded area a magnificent rock of conglomerate stone, commonly known as Roxbury pudding stone was uncovered. A pool was built underneath it and water is circulated to run over the rock. Several Japanese touches were incorporated: black sea washed stones under a dogwood, moss, a whimsical dragon 17 feet long made of climbing hydrangea, Japanese lanterns, a splendid stand of Hinoki cypress (Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Nana'), unusual azaleas, hosta and grasses. The garden received the Albert Cameron Burrage Gold medal in 1984 from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society."
Persons associated with the property include: Lower Faulkner (property name).
Related Materials:
Lower Faulkner related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 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 -- Massachusetts -- Brookline  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA143
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66745d176-9296-4f98-acfb-b9158e85e91f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17571

[Lower Faulkner]: facing hydrangea dragon.

Photographer:
Engle, Corliss Knapp  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Massachusetts -- Brookline
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Date:
1995 May.
Scope and Contents:
Topiary dragon made from climbing hydrangea (Hydrangea petiolaris) trained over supports.
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 -- Brookline  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Mulching  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA143015
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA143: Brookline -- Lower Faulkner
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cbacbdbb-9472-45f5-9d31-f9277f878859
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17845

Stonington -- Captain Amos Palmer House

Former owner:
Palmer, Amos Captain  Search this
Palmer, George E. Dr.  Search this
Palmer, Lillian MacNeill  Search this
Palmer family  Search this
Stuart, Rodney Mrs.  Search this
Benét, Stephen Vincent, Mrs.  Search this
Benét, Stephen Vincent  Search this
Architect:
Jones, L. Irwin  Search this
Provenance:
Stonington Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Captain Amos Palmer House (Stonington, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New London County -- Stonington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet with additional information about the history of the property and its owners, garden plans, and a photocopied illustration from an article about the garden.
General:
A childhood home of artist James A. M. Whistler, the Captain Amos Palmer House garden takes its name from a former owner, whose original marble tombstone stands in the garden among English ivy (his present grave is in the local cemetery). The entrance to the garden off Main Street has granite stairs that rise past a head-high fence topped by Chippendale fretwork. There is an outbuilding that acted as a summer kitchen and cool winter buttery and is now a potting shed. A wide stone path inset in gravel passes the house and enters the full rectangular garden, a winter garden built atop the hummock edged by Wall Street. The long side bed with perennial plants has rounded 'Newport Blue' boxwood and a small fishpond with a circulating waterfall over flat granite stones. The corner linden tree, planted after the hurricane of 1938, rises from a bed of ivy. The most striking feature is a red Chinese gazebo. Boxwood hedges (Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa')--thick, vigorous, and trimmed knee high--frame the four central, brick-edged squares that are each of a slightly different size. Four other species of boxwood grow in large round shapes to counterbalance the square hedge framing; gravel paths are laid between. The smallest square has a hedge of Ilex crenata 'Compacta' with a raised central festoon of mixed flowers in summer replaced with a shell birdbath in winter. The present layout plan and plantings were begun in the 1980s by the current owners.
The approach to and from the garden door of the house is from the central hallway. Adjacent is an area of natural flat stones, laid sometime after the War of 1812 bombardment that damaged the house. This stone area is the site for a summer table and umbrella. Repeating the Chinese feeling in the garden is an ornate red railing next to an area of chrysanthemums. The stone-lined pit beneath it is rumored to have been the hiding place for Captain Palmer's share of privateer's bounty taken during the American Revolution. The Wall Street entrance is a stone stairwell. Topping it, a low red wooden fence supports a lengthy climbing rose named 'White Dawn'. Half a dozen 100-year-old glazed Chinese egg pots embellished with flying dragons hold topiary junipers and there are Inuit sculptures from the Canadian Arctic made of old bone, stone, and ceramic. Round baskets planted with annuals placed at the height of the boxwood edges are multi-colored accents for six months of the year as are a few roses, dahlias and lilies. The perennial green boxwood, ilex, and azalea shape a pleasing winter garden that can look quite enchanting when laced with snow.
Persons associated with the house and garden include: Captain Amos Palmer (former owner, 1787-1816); Dr. George E. Palmer (former owner, 1833-1868); the Palmer family and Lillian MacNeill Palmer (former owners, 1869-1936); Mrs. Rodney Stuart (former owner, 1936-1939); Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Vincent Benét and heirs (former owners, 1940-1983); and L. Irwin Jones (architect, 1936-1937).
Related Materials:
Captain Amos Palmer House related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Stonington.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT282
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/kb6f42ccea2-8c7c-42fc-b23c-f0335084925f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21641

Rye -- Rye Nature Center

Urban farming installation:
Nurick, Jacob  Search this
Director and conservation:
Letaka, Taro  Search this
Horticulturist:
Hein, Annette  Search this
Former owner:
Parsons family  Search this
Owner:
City of Rye  Search this
Rain garden design and installation:
Nature's Cradle  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Rye  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rye Nature Center (Rye, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester -- Rye
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article and other materials.
Varying Form:
Parsons Garden, formerly known as.
General:
The mission of the Rye Nature Center is to promote conservation and environmental education within an urban forest and preserve. The 47 acre site, once a private estate, is comprised of three distinct gardens: a 300 square foot educational garden inside a deer fence, a rain garden, and a native plant garden, an educational center with two classrooms in the former carriage house of the estate, woodlands with natural water features and an outcropping of volcanic gneiss, more than two miles of hiking trails, a seasonal butterfly house, and two children's playgrounds and a sunflower maze. Classes are given for pre-school and school age children, summer campers, and adults on water conservation and storm water management, plant lifecycles including decomposition, and gardening techniques that are beneficial to the environment and wildlife. The teaching methods are hands on, encouraging participants to sample organically grown produce while planting or hand-picking insects that will be fed to the bearded dragons housed in the educational center. Rain water is collected and channeled to the rain garden's ferns, Joe Pye weed, milkweed, blue flag iris, cardinal flower and shrubs. A roof garden with self-watering containers also demonstrates how rain water can be captured and used.
Food grown in the gardens is used for cooking demonstrations and leftover food from the campers is turned into compost for the vegetable garden. Logs from the woodlands, straw and wood chips are inoculated with several varieties of mushroom spawn, also demonstrating how decomposition aids food production. Tomatoes and squash are planted in straw bales that were used for autumn decorations and an old wash basin is repurposed as a bog garden containing Venus flytraps, pitcher plants, cranberries and sphagnum moss. The native plant garden, established by the Little Garden Club of Rye in 1988, includes an edible forest garden shaded by sweet gum trees growing native perennials, trees, shrubs and ground covers that provide food for wildlife and humans. Also a bee-friendly garden is being planned by the nature center staff.
The Friends of Rye Nature Center was first founded as the Rye Conservation Society in 1964 and has been managed by the non-profit Friends since 2006. It has been certified as an urban wildlife sanctuary by the National Institute for Urban Wildlife.
Persons associated with the garden include: Parsons family (former owners 1902-1942); City of Rye (owner, 1959- ); Nature's Cradle (rain garden design and installation, 2011); Jacob Nurick (urban farming installation, 2013); Taro Letaka (director of conservation, 2013- ); Annette Hein (horticulturist, 2014- ).
Related Materials:
Rye Nature Center related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide and 26 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 -- New York -- Rye  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY135
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ca5dcee6-ecf6-4c61-92fe-3b8a606fca8b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27063

[Innisfree Garden]: "The Point," showing rocks called the Owl, Dragon, and Turtle.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Innisfree Garden (Millbrook, N.Y.)
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Millbrook
Date:
1983.
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 -- New York -- Millbrook.  Search this
Autumn  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY397004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY397: Millbrook -- Innisfree Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb665fdf632-64a3-4907-9b77-3fbea673f733
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28074

[Innisfree Garden]: "The Point," showing rocks called the Owl, Dragon, and Turtle.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Innisfree Garden (Millbrook, N.Y.)
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Millbrook
Date:
1983.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Millbrook.  Search this
Summer  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Trees  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY397005
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY397: Millbrook -- Innisfree Garden
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28075

[Innisfree Garden]: channel view to south, with Owl, Dragon and Turtle rock sculpture in foreground.

Photographer:
Collins, Oliver  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Innisfree Garden (Millbrook, N.Y.)
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Millbrook
Date:
1998.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Millbrook.  Search this
Trees  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Autumn  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY397024
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28094

Lisburne Grange

Creator:
Philipstown Garden Club  Search this
Sloan, Samuel & Kitty  Search this
Landscape architect:
Steele, Fletcher, 1885-1971  Search this
Photographer:
Weber, Paul J.  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Lisburne Grange (Garrison, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Putnam County -- Philipstown -- Garrison
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Fletcher Steele borrowed the idea for the swimming pool from The Dragon fountain at the Villa d'Este. The iron rings were "for the comfort of the comfort of the bathers."
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena, 71-79 W. 45th St., N.Y.C."
Historic plate number: "17; 72."
Historic plate caption: "Mrs. Samuel Sloan."
Photographer attribution from Famous Gardens Selected by Country Life, p. 41. New York: Country Life - American Home Corporation, 1937.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Spring  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Cascades  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Gates  Search this
Italian gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY129001
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Indianapolis -- Jipson Place

Former owner:
Lilly, Josiah K., Jr.  Search this
Lilly, Ruth  Search this
Eastman family  Search this
Hanley family  Search this
Muller, Paul F., Dr.  Search this
Muller, Ruth L.  Search this
Kramer, Michael D.  Search this
Kramer, Mona  Search this
Elliott, William C.  Search this
Elliott, Elizabeth  Search this
Owner:
Butler, Richard  Search this
Street, Jamie, Dr.  Search this
Hardscape designer:
Swift, Kyle  Search this
Landscaper:
Heath Outdoors Landscape  Search this
Sculptor:
Lulu's Petals  Search this
GRT Glass Design  Search this
Custom Made Palm Tree Co.  Search this
Creator:
Star Tile Works  Search this
Provenance:
Indianapolis Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jipson Place Garden (Indianapolis, Indiana)
United States of America -- Indiana -- Marion County -- Indianapolis
Scope and Contents:
22 digital images (2016-2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
The gardens at Jipson Place are primarily deep borders of hosta arranged into rooms according to the names of the varieties, augmented with statuary and other features. The one-and-one-half acre property has an historic house built in Victorian style in 1896-1897, used as a summer house with wraparound porches on a wooded 40 acre lot. Remodeled to Colonial Revival style by the second owners circa 1920 the property lost more than ten mature trees to a tornado in 1992, leaving open spaces that sparked the current owners' interest in developing gardens. Brick and stone paths lead into the perimeter patios and garden rooms that have poured concrete edging. More than 1,400 varieties of hosta have been planted with heuchera, ferns, acanthus, blue fescue, and ageratum; more than 45 varieties of Japanese maple, conifers and old oaks. Large urns and other containers are planted with annuals or left empty as focal points, particularly a collection of bright red pots. Statuary includes two Chinese armed warriors and other antique pieces that were rescued from the site of the Three Gorges Dam, a contemporary Rose sculpture comprised of four free standing glass panels and roses, metal palm trees, several Greek figures, and a Purdue University basketball player commemorating the owners' alma mater. A turn of the 20th century trolley waiting station used as a children's playhouse now serves as a bar for weddings and other events, in view of a large hippopotamus fountain with "the works" concealed by large rocks.
Some of the hosta varieties are rare and four have been registered by the owners: "Jipson Place Summer Solstice", "Jipson Place City Shadows", "Jipson Place Meteor Crater" and "Jipson Place Tree Top Lover". The property is situated in an historic district that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008.
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph A. Eastman (former owners, 1897- ); Josiah K. Lilly, Jr. and Ruth Lilly (former owners, 1919- ); Mr. and Mrs. William A. Hanley, Sr. (former owners, 1940- ); Dr. Paul F. and Ruth L. Muller (former owners, 1956- ); Michael D. and Mona Kramer (former owners, 1971- ); Richard Butler and Dr. Jamie Street (owners, 1983- )William C. and Elizabeth Elliott (former owners, 1975- ); Kyle Swift (hardscape designer, 1992- ); Heath Outdoors Landscape (landscape design, 1992- ); GRT Glass Design/Lulu's Petals (sculpture); Custom Made Palm Tree Co. (sculpture); Star Tile Works (Chinese red dragon chimney pot).
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Topic:
Gardens -- Indiana -- Indianapolis  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IN069
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Sarasota -- Gulistan

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Owner:
John Ringling Estates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Mario Nievera Design Incorporated  Search this
Jackman, Matt  Search this
Architect for addition to house:
Soler, Jim  Search this
Construction:
Perez Brothers  Search this
Interior designer:
Hart, Joyce  Search this
Designer:
Droney, Dan  Search this
Architect:
Hebda, Pat  Search this
Photographer:
Morgan, Nancy G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Florida -- Sarasota County -- Sarasota
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 18 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
Completed in 2020, this Eastern-inspired garden in St. Armands Key includes various elements indicative of an ancient Persian garden, including a pavilion, water features, and mosaics depicting Islamic Mughal motifs. The design of this 8,731 square foot property is formal and symmetrical. Its name derives from a 1258 poem written by Persian poet, Sa'di. The garden took more than three years to complete, with most of the work being preparatory; the soil had to be replaced, the engineering, plumbing, and electrical work for the garden and central fountain all had to be implemented before they could add the plants, pathways, benches, and medallions. All materials used to create the garden, pavilion, and tile mosaics were sourced in Florida.
The owner has been a docent at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution for 30 years, and has remained a scholar of eastern art, architecture, and literature, especially that of the Persian Mughal Empire. In 2009, she purchased a historically designated Mediterranean revival winter home on St. Armands Key and in 2012 purchased the lot next door. Though she had not originally envisioned putting a garden in the space, the idea grew when she met the landscape architect Mario Nievera at a Founders Garden Club of Sarasota Flower Talk in 2016. Her ideal garden was one tailored to the size of the lot, climate and soil conditions of the area of Florida. The owner and Nierva assembled a team including Matt Jackson, the Perez Brothers who created the pavilion, Joyce Hart, an interior designer, Dan Droney, the designer and fabricator of hand-made tiles, and Pat Hebda of Treasure Cove in Sarasota who provided custom architectural elements for the pavilion. The garden owner's daughter contributed by researching details about ancient Persian Gardens.
Surrounding the property is a high, cream-colored, concrete wall with an ornate iron gate marking the entrance. The main focal point of the garden is a 1,000 sq. foot cream-colored limestone pavilion of Persian Mughal-style architecture with a ceiling-high mosaic patterned with Islamic Mughal motifs. This building features three triangular archways facing the front and two archways on either side, with eight columns supporting the structure. The pavilion also operates as a one-bedroom apartment that faces the rear of the property, which was mandated by the city to meet their building code. In front of the pavilion is a central courtyard with a fountain in the center. The design of the fountain is a star lined with blue, yellow, and white tiles, within a quatrefoil of various solid green and patterned tiles. Marble pathways with narrow strips of confederate jasmine in their center lead from the fountain to two elaborate tile medallions on either side of the fountain. The east medallion features a five-clawed Chinese Imperial Dragon on a yellow background, while the west medallion depicts on a blue background, a Simurgh, or mythical bird from Persian mythology. Each medallion is surrounded by a ring of confederate jasmine and a long marble bench on one side. A short marble pathway directly in front of the central fountain leads to a tile Persian rug crafted from handmade red, blue, orange, green, and white, tiles with star and floral patterns.
All plants were carefully considered in terms of their size, color, their perfume, appropriateness to the location, balance and symmetry in the space. The property features three varieties of palm trees, as well as Geiger trees, cypress, citrus, bamboo, and pomegranate. Two vivid colors of Granada roses were used, along with apricot drift, coral drift, and new dawn.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Ringling and Owen Burns t/a John Ringling Estates (former owners, 1917 – 1948); Arthur Vining Davis t/a Arvida Corp. (former owner, 1948 – 1976); Kathryn N. Mason (former owner, 1976 – 1992); Joergen and Maria Haher (former owners, 1992 – 1996); Bretley and Mona Koth (former owners, 1996 – 1998); Matthew Gribbon (former owner, 1998 – 2008); Thomas R. Olin, Jr. (former owner, 2008 – 2012); Mario Nievera (landscape architect, 2016 – 2020); Matt Jackman (landscape architect, 2017 – 2020); Jim Soler (pavilion architect, 2015); Perez Brothers (construction co., 2015 – 2020); Joyce Hart (interior designer, 2015 – 2020); Dan Droney (designer/fabricator of tiles, 2018 – 2020); Pat Hebda (treasure core custom architectural elements, 2015 – 2020).
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Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Sarasota  Search this
Gulistan (Sarasota, Florida)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL154
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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
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.
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.
Collection Restrictions:
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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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Villa D'este

Creator:
Ippoloito, Cardinal  Search this
D'este, Luigi Cardinal  Search this
D'este, Alssandro Cardinal  Search this
Hapsburg  Search this
Farnese, Alessandro  Search this
The State  Search this
Architect:
Liqurio, Pirro  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Italy -- Tivoli
Italy -- Lazio Region -- Tivoli
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
de Vita, Marcello, Dr. Arch. The Villa D'Este, Tivoli. Description of the Villa with 24 fotocolor and a general view. Rome: 1955. p. 40 - 43. The fountain of the Weathercocks or of the Dragons.
Mount reads: "Fratelli Alinari (I. D. E. A.); Italia - 8 Via Nazionale 8 - Firenze. (7); Serie Artistica."
Historic plate number: "6885."
Historic plate caption: "[manuscript text on label:] Villa dEste [printed text in image:] (Ed.?? Alinari) N.? 6885. Tivoli - Presso Roma. Villa dEste. Lo scalone che conduce al Palazzo. (Pirro di Ligorie 1549).`."
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Topic:
Fountains  Search this
Water jets  Search this
Balustrades  Search this
Urns  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Palaces  Search this
Men  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Flowerpots  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item IT026002
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Phoenix -- Las Palmas Altas

Former owner:
Rhuart, John Holmes  Search this
Shirley, Joseph  Search this
Shirley, Nancy Rhuart  Search this
Phillips, Janet  Search this
Rubin, H. Victor  Search this
Flores, Joe  Search this
Francis, Phil  Search this
Francis, Sue  Search this
Gardener:
Flores, Joe  Search this
Hernandez, Eduardo  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Las Palmas Altas (Phoenix, Ariz.)
United States -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Phoenix
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
The first gardens at Las Palmas Altas were the creation of John Rhuart, who noticed similarities in the climates of Arizona and South Africa and brought to Arizona tropical and subtropical varieties he had seen growing in South African gardens. The three acre property on the warmer side of Camelback Mountain was undeveloped until Rhuart moved there circa 1960, building a ranch style house and a swimming pool with glass mosaics of fish on the bottom. Fencing and garden artifacts were brought from his family home in Phoenix as well as 36 mature Mexican fan palms, now 100 feet tall. Boulders from road construction up the mountain were brought to this property and used to build nearly fifty small irregular terraces connected by a descending path. A redwood Japanese teahouse was moved from Phoenix to Las Palmas Altas and sited near the swimming pool. Hedges of oleander and olive protected more sensitive jacaranda, seven species of orchid trees, and 100 bougainvillea plants comprising 67 different species. Brightly colored beds of tropical and subtropical African daisies, anemones, nasturtium and ranunculi were planted in terraces contrasting with plantings of cacti, yuccas, agave and other desert plants.
Since 2002 the current owners have been researching and partly reconstructing Las Palmas Altas, consulting Rhuart family archives and photographs as well as records at the Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden. It took six months to remove 30 tons of overgrown plants and brush but they uncovered rare saguaro seedlings, dragon trees, bougainvillea with 12-inch diameter trunks and enormous agaves. Desert natives, South American cacti and South African aloes are grown now with more modest plantings of colorful annuals. Modern irrigation has been installed where practical in some parts of the garden but hand-watering is still a daily, time-consuming task.
John Holmes Rhuart and Joseph and Nancy Rhuart Shirley (former owners, 1962--); Janet Phillips and H. Victor Rubin (former owners, 1991-1998); Phil and Sue Francis (former owners, 1998-2002); Joe Flores (gardener, 1962-1989); Emigdio Hernandez (gardener, 2003--).
Related Materials:
Las Palmas Altas related holdings consist of 2 folders (12 35 mm slides and 10 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 -- Arizona -- Phoenix  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ003
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[Greenbough]: Olive jar parterre with garden room of house in the background with area of jasmine ground cover next to crape myrtle and flower beds of white snap dragons.

Photographer:
French, Flora  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Greenbough (New Orleans, Louisiana)
United States of America -- Louisana -- Orleans -- New Orleans
Date:
2015 Mar.
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 -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item LA103076
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Louisiana / LA103: New Orleans -- Greenbough
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb655cdb6b5-837c-4619-9478-45bf60435769
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref7929

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