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New Canaan -- Holy Ghost Retreat House

Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File CT243
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Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Connecticut
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Archives of American Gardens
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New Canaan -- Waveny Farm

Collection Collector:
Marchand, Richard  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Richard Marchand historical postcard collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MAR, File CT018
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Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides)
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection (35mm slides) / Connecticut
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Archives of American Gardens
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18c New York University Library single

Title:
Scott Catalogue USA 1928
Medium:
paper; ink (black, red); adhesive /
Type:
Postage Stamps
Place:
New York
United States of America
Date:
August 28, 1981
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Education & Teaching  Search this
U.S. Stamps  Search this
Credit line:
Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.
Object number:
1994.2027.435
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National Postal Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Postal Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/hm8d7f4cbbf-586e-46b9-b06f-5831f5e684d8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npm_1994.2027.435

The Connecticut Courant, Vol. LXXXVII, No. 4461

Title:
Newspaper with advertisement for Augustus Washington's photography business
Published by:
Hartford Courant, American, founded 1764  Search this
Subject of:
Augustus Washington, American, 1821 - 1875  Search this
Medium:
ink on newsprint
Dimensions:
H x W: 25 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. (65.4 x 49.5 cm)
Type:
advertisements
Place made:
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
July 20, 1850
Topic:
African American  Search this
Business  Search this
Mass media  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2010.52.2
Restrictions & Rights:
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Documents and Published Materials
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd500905a6c-a73f-49a2-a42b-a1e224cd3655
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.52.2
Online Media:

New York Flower Show

Creator:
Cassebeer, F. W.  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:
New York (State) -- New York City
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Date:
03/08/1948
General:
No Names for Picture. Class 1 - Picture. Arrangement of flowers in French manner in Alabaster container. 1st prize - Mrs. George Henry Stege and Mrs. W. Lawrence McLane, New Canaan, Connecticut.
Mount reads: "Color Transparency by F. W. Cassebeer, New York, N. Y."
Historic plate number: "28."
Historic plate caption: "New York Flower Show 1948; Thurs. -Class 1 - PICTURE; Arr. of flowers in French manner in alabaster container.; 1st Prize; By Mrs. W. Lawrence McLane; New Canaan, Conn."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY208059
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY208: New York -- New York Flower Show
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Archives of American Gardens
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Canaan -- Millstream

Horticulturist:
Foster, H. Lincoln  Search this
Former owner:
Foster, Laura Louise  Search this
Haven, Dorothy  Search this
Provenance:
Millbrook Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Millstream (Falls Village, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Litchfield County -- Canaan -- Falls Village
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and maps with features.
General:
Millstream is a six acre alpine, woodland, and wildflower garden. It is the creation of the late Laura Louise and H. Lincoln Foster, botanical artist and authors. Rhododendrons and azaleas overlook a variety of plants including phloxes, primroses, saxifrages, and ferns, naturalized in a setting accented by rocks, a brook, and trees.
Persons associated with the garden include: Dorothy Haven (former owner, 1934 - 1969); Laura Louise Foster (former owner, 1969 - 1988); and H. Lincoln Foster (horticulturist, 1950 -1988).
Related Materials:
Millstream related holdings consist of 1 folder (33 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Falls Village  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT284
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
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Darien -- The Rosenberry Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Darien  Search this
Former owner:
Bennet, Sara Hadley  Search this
Johnson, Peter  Search this
Lybrand, William M.  Search this
St. George, Lewis  Search this
Landscape architect:
Chamberlin, Noel  Search this
Arborist:
Johnson, Ned  Search this
Garden designer:
Sanford, Tad  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Rosenberry Garden (Darien, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Darien
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a written description of the garden, a garden features plan and key, a plant list, a side view plan, and photocopies of the garden and planting plans done by Noel Chamberlin.
General:
This two-acre property is located in northern Darien just south of the New Canaan border in a section originally known as Flatte (or Flatt) Ridge. In 1880 a small farmhouse was built by Lewis St. George. The house, with additions over the years, today bears a plaque from the Darien Historical Society designating it as the "St. George House 1880." William M. Lybrand, who acquired the house in 1932 from Sara Hadley Bennet, expanded the property to fifty acres and had the St. George House renovated for a caretaker. In connection with the design for the main house, he hired landscape architect Noel Chamberlin of New York City to landscape the grounds of the estate. Chamberlin was educated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was notably involved in the design of the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Coral Gables, Florida and the gardens of Applecross in Greenville, Delaware. Part of the plan for the St. George House included a large formal garden, designated for cuttings, situated around one of the original farm wells located in the western part of the property. It was surrounded by a yew hedge planted in a shield shape and accessed from the estate's driveway. In 1959, the estate was sold and divided. The St. George house on two acres, including the formal garden, was sold to Peter Johnson.
When the current owners acquired the property in 1979 the garden has been abandoned and allowed to deteriorate. The unsheared yew hedge had grown to 30 feet in some places. In the spring of 1980 Ned Johnson, the head arborist at the Bartlett Arboretum, freed the hedge and advised the owners on the necessary steps for its rejuvenation. With the hedge suggesting the bones of a garden, the current owners outlined, edged, dug, and planted beds, creating a secret garden. Initially it was a garden of roses, tree peonies, perennials, annuals, and vegetables.
A new garden for vegetables was created on the north side of the property. This eventually evolved into a garden divided into four quadrants of dahlias and asparagus anchored by a garden shed. With the assistance of Tad Sanford of Young's Nursery in Woodbury, Connecticut, they developed a woodland garden and meandering path to create space for shade-loving plants. Much of the lawn between the woodland and the house was allowed to become field, gradually filling in with wildflowers. The growing deer problem necessitated surrounding the secret garden with deer fencing and deer resistent plants outside the fence.
Persons associated with the garden include Lewis St George, (former owner, 1880-1919); Sara Hadley Bennet (former owner, 1919-1932); William M. Lybrand (former owner, 1932-1959); Peter Johnson (former owner, 1959-1979); Noel Chamberlin (landscape architect, 1939); Ned Johnson (Bartlett Arboretum arborist, 1980-1983); Tad Sanford (garden designer).
Related Materials:
The Rosenberry Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Darien  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT353
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Greenwich -- Grahampton

Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Engineer:
Greenleaf, James L., 1857-1933  Search this
Architect:
Johnson and Abbott  Search this
Janssen, Benno, 1874-1964  Search this
Contractor/builder:
Nye, William H.  Search this
Former owner:
Croft, Henry William, 1865-1947  Search this
Croft, Augusta  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Connecticut -- Greenwich
Grahampton (Greenwich, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Greenwich
Scope and Contents:
Grahampton related holdings consist of 2 folders, 6 photoprints and 32 digital images (1920-2017). The folders includes worksheets and copies of articles.
General:
Grahampton was purchased in 1916 and finished in 1917, the brick estate served as the retirement home of Pittsburgh's Henry William (Harry) Croft and his wife, Augusta Graham Croft, for whom Grahampton is named. The Crofts purchased five farms to create the property. The main house was completed in 1917 and sat on 287 acres of land. James L. Greenleaf designed the original garden, adjacent to the main house. The garden was originally the work of James Greenleaf, who worked closely with Mrs. Croft. Pastures, orchards, and marshy grounds were transformed into tended walks, stonework, and flowers. Greenleaf and Mrs. Croft created pools; boxwood-lined paths; flower beds of delphiniums, foxgloves, and irises; and steps leading up to a statue of Diana with her leaping dog. The Crofts later brought in Ellen Biddle Shipman to design another garden for the estate. Augusta Croft was a member of the Greenwich Garden Club. Her gardens were on tour at The Garden Club of America 1927 Annual Meeting in Rye, N.Y., and are described in the GCA Archives. Grahampton has since lost many of its designed spaces following its subdivisions over the years. The original house currently sits on a little more than five acres of land and the gardens surrounding it are primarily foundation plantings of Buxus, trees, flowering shrubs, and groundcovers. The 1920s oval driveway has been replaced with this rectangular portion of the driveway, lined with Amelanchier Canadensis is used as a parking area for guests. Pink rhododendron and Cornus kousa are visible just off the drive. There is a redesigned gate and set of stairs that leads to the lower backyard. The backyard features a large, rectangular pool near the back entrance to the house and a lawn that ends with a hedge of arborvitae to screen from the neighbor's property. Predominant plants on the property are Pachysandra, Rhododendron, Azalea, Peony, Boxwood, Cornus, Hemlock, Cedar, Pine and Japanese maple.
Persons and firms associated with the garden and property include: Henry and Augusta Croft (former owners); Johnson and Abbot (architect, 1916); William H. Nye (contractor, 1916); James L. Greenleaf (Landscape architect, 1916-); Ellen Biddle Shipman (Landscape architects, 1917-)
Related Materials:
Other documentation is located at Ellen McGowan Biddle Shipman papers, #1259. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Greenwich  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT095
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
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Archives of American Gardens
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Greenwich -- Khakum Wood

Landscape architect:
Olmsted, Frederick Law, Jr., 1870-1957  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Former owner:
Stokes, Issac Newton Phelps, 1867-1944  Search this
Creator:
Suydam, James, Captain  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Khakum Wood (Greenwich, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Greenwich
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and copy of article.
General:
The first section of their Tudor-style house was finished in 1908. From an advertisement selling the materials of a half-timbered Tudor manor house, called High-Low in English Country Life magazine, Stokes decided to buy it and add it onto his house. The Tudor manor house was built in 1597 near Suffolk, England. The building was finished in 1912. The land surrounding the house was developed into a typical English garden. Landscape features a walled garden, "pleasuance" pleached linden allee. The Stokes' named their property Khakum Wood after a spring. The house itself continued to be known as the High-Low House. In 1925, Stokes began to sell plots of his land according to a plan with Olmsted for a highly restricted residential estate. After Phelps Stokes death in 1944, his estate was bought for the property, and was torn down to make way for a modern structure.
Views taken during reconstruction. National Park Service, Frederick Law Olmsted Historical, National Historical Site.
Persons and firms associated with the garden and property include: Frederick Law, Jr. (landscape architect); and Issac Newton Phelps Stokes (former owner).
Related Materials:
Khakum Wood related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 02924, I. N. Phelps Stokes.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Greenwich  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT108
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
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Greenwich -- Three Oaks

Former owner:
Noble, Robert Peckham  Search this
McAtee, John  Search this
Staub, Claudio  Search this
Failing, Bruce  Search this
Landscape architect:
Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957  Search this
Cummins, Peter  Search this
Architect:
Barnum, Phelps  Search this
Fairfax & Sammons  Search this
Landscape designer:
Cohen, Susan  Search this
Taylor, Dan  Search this
Gardener:
Comes, Donald  Search this
Nurserymen:
D'Andrea Nursery  Search this
Rosedale Nursery  Search this
Provenance:
Green Fingers Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Three Oaks (Greenwich, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Greenwich
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, abbreviated site plans, and a photocopy of a book excerpt about the house and garden.
General:
Established in the 1930s, this 11-acre garden was originally designed by noted landscape architect Marian Cruger Coffin. There are many established plantings on the property, which once comprised 43 acres. There are several very large copper beech trees, two apple orchards, a walled rose garden, and a small rock garden with a small pool. The terracing in the rear of the house and the courtyard in the front were redone in 1998. Walls and another courtyard to the left of the garages were also added in that year.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Robert Peckham Noble and estate (former owner, 1929-1975); John McAtee (former owner, 1975-?); Claudio Staub (former owner); Bruce Failing (former owner, 1993-1997); Marian Cruger Coffin (landscape architect, 1930s); Phelps Barnum (architect, 1930s); Susan Cohen (landscape designer, early 1990s); Peter Cummins (landscape architect, 1998 to date); Dan Taylor (landscape designer, 1998 to date); Donald Comes (gardener, 1997 to date); D'Andrea Nursery (nurserymen, late 1980s); Fairfax & Sammons (architects, 1997 to date); and Rosedale Nursery (nurserymen, 1998 to date).
Related Materials:
Three Oaks related holdings consist of 2 folders (18 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Greenwich  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT109
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
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Archives of American Gardens
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New Canaan -- Whitehall

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT016
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
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Archives of American Gardens
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New Canaan -- Hiss Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT017
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New Canaan -- Waveny

Former owner:
Lapham, Lewis H. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Tubby, William B.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Owner:
Town of New Canaan  Search this
Provenance:
New Canaan Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Waveny (New Canaan, Connecticut)
Connecticut -- New Canaan
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, site plans, planting plan, and a photocopy of a book excerpt about the house and garden.
General:
In 1904, Lewis Lapham bought the property and added 170 acres. Tudor mansion, "Waveny," was designed by W. B. Tubby. The gardens were designed by the Frederick Law Olmstead firm. In 1967, this 350 acre parcel of land was deeded to the Town of New Canaan for the future use of its residents.
Rose Garden: Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr., originally designed the walled garden as a rose garden with tea house. The walled garden fell into disrepair. Major repairs to brick walls, roofing, treillage, tea house, and a brick path in this garden were completed in October, 1995. For practical reasons, the central space--formerly filled with roses--was newly designed to be a low maintenance garden around the perimeter. Benches, fountain, tea house, and urns were reconstructed according to Olmstead plans. Restoration was made possible by private donations and by the New Canaan Garden Club. The garden is currently used for weddings, receptions, concerts, and other ceremonies
Persons and firms associated with the garden and property include: Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lapham (former owner, 1904-1967); Town of New Canaan (owner, 1967-present); and Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects (landscape architects, ?-1917); and William B. Tubby (architect).
Related Materials:
Waveny related holdings consist of 2 folders (8 glass lantern slides and 7 35 mm. slides)
Drawings and plans are located in the Frederick Law Olmstead National Historic Site at 99 Warren St., Boston, MA. #3393.
Correspondence between former owners and Olmstead at Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03393, Mrs. Lewis H. Lapham.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT018
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
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New Canaan -- Watts Garden

Former owner:
Watts, Samuel H. Mrs  Search this
Landscape architect:
Clark, Agnes Selkirk, 1898-1983  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Watts Garden (New Canaan, Connecticut)
Connecticut -- New Canaan
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a catalog sheet.
General:
A series of grass terraces delineated by stone walls are featured in this small garden; graceful, curving stone steps lead to one lower level, a series of wide stone steps lead to the second level, which then opens to a grass quadrangle edged with perennial beds. A small, shingled cottage is located at the far end of the quadrangle along with a multi-storied bird house. A tall stone wall encloses the quadrangle; a wooden horse head is carved onto the enty post.
Persons and firms associated with the garden and property include: Mrs. Samuel Watts (former owner); and Agnes Selkirk Clark (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Watts Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (5 glass lantern slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT019
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New Canaan -- Cary Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT020
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New Canaan -- Davenport Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT021
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New Canaan -- Coit Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT022
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New Canaan -- Strett Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT024
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New Canaan -- Conant Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT057
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New Canaan -- Sun House

Landscape architect:
Slaughter, Allison  Search this
Former owner:
Ryder, John  Search this
Ryder, Harriet  Search this
Wright, Richardson  Search this
Provenance:
New Canaan Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sun House (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, detailed information about the garden's plants, photocopies of articles about the garden, background details from and about the owners, and additional information.
Varying Form:
Wright Garden, formerly known as.
General:
Located on 1.7 acres, this historic property with its Greek Revival style house was built for John and Harriet Ryder in 1842-1845. The Deering family, local farmers added a barn and several outbuildings. In 1919, Richardson Wright, founder and editor of 'House and Garden' magazine began to chronicle the house and garden. In Wright's time, the property included 7 acres. Wright wrote extensively about the garden which was comprised at that time of an orchard, arbor with concord grapes, specimen magnolias, elms and tree lilacs, rock gardens as well as a large peony and iris garden. Among other plantings included roses, astilbe, clematis, columbine, delphinium, aster, poppies, marigolds, salvia, hyacinth, narcissus and tulips for color.
The gardens were revitalized by the current owner who renovated the hardscape and restored some of the older gardens. A small gardener's cottage with a bank of daylilies is located at the entrance of the property including the original hitching post. Also at the front of the property is a garden designed by the owner in 2005 which is planted with hollies, sedum, lamb's ears, black-eyed susan, lavender, nepeta, siberian iris, perovskia, oregano, chives, artemesia and hydrangea 'Pee Gee.' To the right of the driveway is a a hedge of boxwood.
The rear garden includes a star magnolia, one of the largest specimens in Connecticut, a shade garden planted with sweet woodruff, ajuga, myosotis forget-me-nots, goat's beard, hosta, astilbe, geranium, lady's mantle, primroses, lamium, and narcissus. A long back of Euonymus flank the stone retaining wall. There is a large blue stone patio planted with creeping thyme at the back of the house added in 2003. The patio is bordered on one side by sweeps of miscanthus, butterfly bush, sedum, caryopteris and echinacea. The other side of the patio is a rock wall garden with English ivy and clematis paniculata that cascades over the walls. A stand of bamboo dates to the time of Richardson Wright who brought it back from China and hardened it in his greenhouse for five years before planting. It was not invasive until recently with the warmer climate.
Other garden features include a stone stairway dating from Wright's ownership, a swimming pool, radiating brick walkways, a walled garden, a pool side gazebo, a cedar greenhouse and pergola with climbing clematis paniculata and morning glory.
Persons associated with the garden include John and Harriet Ryder (former owner, 1842-1845); Richardson and Agnes Wright (former owner, 1919-1950); Allison Slaughter (landscape architect, 2013); "The Swede" (gardener, 1919-1950).
Related Materials:
Sun House related holdings consist of 2 folders (23 digital images + 3 photographic prints)
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland collection, 1900-1962.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT081
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