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Millburn -- Wallbridge Garden

Former owner:
Taylor, John, Mrs.  Search this
Gazebo architect:
Heintz, Robert B.  Search this
Owner:
Township of Millburn, New Jersey  Search this
Garden designer:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Planter:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Gardener:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Provenance:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wallbridge Garden (Millburn, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and write-ups of the property's history.
General:
The Wallbridge Garden, approximately one acre, is located at the entrance to Taylor Park in Millburn, New Jersey. The garden is an ongoing community project of the Short Hills Garden Club. The garden features hybrid tea and grandiflora roses planted in concentric rings in wedge-shaped beds hedged with boxwood. At the center is a gazebo, with paths radiating out between and around the beds. Naturalized plantings of spring bulbs, ferns and sweet woodruff, specimen trees, yew hedges and lawns comprise the rest of Wallbridge Garden.
The garden is named for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Wallbridge, whose bequest provided the initial funds for the garden club's renovation. Planning for the garden began circa 1980 during a drought that limited water use, and a trickle hose system was installed in the rose beds that uses non-potable water stored in a tank. The rose beds are mulched with shredded leaves collected in the park.
An earlier garden at that location centered on a bandstand that had become derelict and was removed. Dead trees, deteriorating plants and wire waste baskets were removed, and sturdy wooden benches and trash receptacles were installed. Paths that had been blacktopped were revived with a covering of pea gravel set with hot oil. The original Wallbridge bequest has been supplemented through fund-raising activities of the garden club.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor (former owners prior to 1924); Township of Millburn, New Jersey (owner, May 1924 to present); Robert B. Heintz (architect of the gazebo, February 1981); Short Hills Garden Club (garden designers, planters and maintainers, 1981 to present).
Related Materials:
Wallbridge Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 14 digital images)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Millburn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ180
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Moorestown -- Townhouse

Architect:
Tucker, Art  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Townhouse (Moorestown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- Moorestown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on one acre, this garden borders the house presumably built by Art Tucker in 1970. The main feature of the garden is a brick patio with a large seating area. Garden features include a lily pond surrounded by rocks and plantings. The acre property is bordered by woodlands and shrubs. Flower beds and foundation plantings are featured in the front of the house and along the brick walkway that leads to garden in the back of the house.
Persons associated with this garden are Art Tucker (architect, 1970).
Related Materials:
Townhouse related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Moorestown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ508
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
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Archives of American Gardens
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Moorestown -- English Garden

Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
English Garden (Moorestown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- Moorestown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
A property which has been in the same family for three generations, English Garden was established in the 1930's on one third of an acre. The garden is situated on a long narrow piece of land located behind the house.
Hedges, perennials and naturalized plantings follow the edge of the property, forming the garden's boundaries. An arbor opens into the central lawn where a sculpture serves as the focal point in the heart of the garden. A second arbor, flanked by low picket fencing and flower beds, provides the structure of an outdoor room on the far end of the garden. Roses are prominently featured throughout.
The garden is on the registry of the National Wildlife Federation's Certified Wildlife Habitats, it received a Distinguished Garden Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, and a Certificate of Commendation from the Garden Club of New Jersey Landscape Design Critics Council. It has also been featured in the filming of New Jersey Network (NJN) Public Television production, "Gardens Great and Small."
Related Materials:
English Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Moorestown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ514
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
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Archives of American Gardens
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Moorestown -- Century Garden

Former owner:
Hinchman, Samuel  Search this
Hinchman, Rebecca  Search this
Dubel, Michael  Search this
Strawbridge, Edward  Search this
Strawbridge, Esther  Search this
Sutton, Batholomew J.  Search this
Sutton, Carrie F.  Search this
Froelicher, Anna S.  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Century Garden (Moorestown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- Moorestown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Located on less than an acre, Century Garden was once a part of Pinehurst Estate. A historical plaque placed on the property by the Historical Society of Moorestown indicates the oldest portion of Pinehurst Estate dates back to 1849. The home on Century Garden property was a tenant house for the estate and has now been in the same family for three generations. The property has been divided into sections for landscaping and each section has gone through different uses. During World War II, a victory garden was planted to the rear of the house. The entire yard was always used for children's imaginative play and games.
Today the garden features two patios separated by a serpentine stone path, a small tree shaded room, a circular flower bed bordered by a stone path, a small bowl shaped pond with surrounding ivy covered brick walls that was rescued from a property being demolished nearby and three arbors. Other features include: benches, birdbaths, trails, a tool shed and plant containers.
There are very old plantings on the property including a silver maple, holly, wisteria, hydrangeas, peonies, forsythia, azaleas, mock orange, wegelia and privet hedge. Also, many grasses and perennials and wildflowers have been planted in recent years.
Previous owners of the property are: Samuel and Rebecca Hinchman (1849-1862), Michael Dubel (1862), Edward and Esther Strawbridge (pre-1903), Bartholomew J. and Carrie F. Sutton (post-1903), Anna S. Froelicher (pre-2005)
Related Materials:
Century Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 4 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Moorestown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ515
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Morristown -- Horseshoes Stable Garden, Morristown, New Jersey

Former owner:
Colgate, Henry  Search this
Fairfield, Theodore  Search this
Landscape designer:
Smith, John  Search this
Garden designer:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Horseshoes Stable Garden (Morristown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Morristown
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, planting lists, and additional information.
General:
This 5.8-acre property was once the outbuilding and stable area of the former Henry Colgate estate. The residence was converted from the property's U-shaped stables, forming the courtyard that houses the main garden. Formerly a gravel paddock used to cool horses, the main garden is now grassed and surrounded by a perennial border and vines climbing the stable overhang. In addition to the main garden, the property features a small herb-knot garden, as well as a terrace and pool surrounded by a rose border. Raised vegetable beds, fruit trees, a meadow, and woodlands are beyond.
Because it is surrounded on three sides the main garden receives three distinct angles of sun exposure, allowing for east, west and south facing beds. The single garden accordingly features a diverse variety of plants appropriate to each level of available light.
Covered walkways surrounding the courtyard feature wood bricks which had originally been used to protect horses hooves, serving as a softer material than clay bricks.
Persons associated with the garden include: Henry Colgate (former owner, 1928-1948); Theodore Fairfield (former owner, 1948-1961); John Smith (landscape designer, 1970); and Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Horseshoes Stable Garden, Morristown, New Jersey related holdings consist of 2 folders (10 35 mm. slides (photographs); 23 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 -- New Jersey -- Morristown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ131
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
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Archives of American Gardens
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Princeton -- New Jersey Woodland Property

Former owner:
Stanley, Thomas Mr.  Search this
Stanley, Thomas Mrs.  Search this
Heins, Katharine P.  Search this
Heins, John J.  Search this
Architect:
Bauhan, Rolf William, 1892-1966  Search this
Bennett, Robert S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Lenker, David M.  Search this
Bencze, S. Lawrence  Search this
Olejnik, Barbara J. CLA  Search this
Doerler Landscapes  Search this
Sculptor:
Mallory, Ann  Search this
Ditarando, Roger  Search this
Stokes, Charlotte C.  Search this
Provenance:
Stony Brook Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New Jersey Woodland Property (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Princeton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and write-ups of the property's planting scheme.
Varying Form:
Frog Pond
General:
The New Jersey Woodland Property comprises 3.5 acres, a Colonial Revival house designed by architect Rolf W. Bauhan (1892-1966) in 1959, and ten distinct garden areas that the owner has been developing since 1981. Among the first area encountered is wooded lot bordered by preserved open space, a spring-fed pond, a swimming pool, and a graceful curving entry with bluestone steps and mature rhododendron and mountain laurel. Problems to overcome included a huge native deer population, undeveloped areas where invasive plants thrived, heavy clay soil, a cinder block retaining wall near the swimming pool, and the competing roots and canopies of mature trees that had to be accommodated in the landscape designs. The owner undertook a three-year course of study at the Barnes Arboretum, installed a six-foot tall deer fence around the property, and found the right plant for the right place, taking into account light, soil conditions and terrain. The style of the gardens is naturalized, with different species intermingling, rather than formally planted garden beds.
The entry courtyard was improved by replacing black asphalt with stone pavers, installing a brick retaining wall and piers, and planting bulb, perennial and shrub gardens under existing trees. The front path to the main entrance of the house is a bluestone walkway bordered by rhododendron and mountain laurel under planted with hosta, tiarella, euonymous and other ground covers. The pool terrace is in full sun, and features a 50-year-old wisteria that wraps around the house, Chippendale style gates lead to the pool, and vistas of the other gardens, pond and woodlands due to its higher elevation. Dwarf conifers are planted under the overhanging roof.
A perennial garden that replaced grass on the south side of the house was the owner's first project, with stone retaining walls defining the space. The eastern border of the property features unusual rhododendron. `The cryptomeria garden is a small woodland screen that features naturalized plantings. The woodland garden was designed with a meandering stone path and beds of naturalized perennials and shrubs but the soil was poor and needed yearly additions of leaf compost. A tennis court and outdoor room were installed in 1987 near Stony Brook and the designated open space. The banks of the pond created from a spring by the previous owners are accessible for bass fishing, with the outer perimeter planted in trees and shrubs that screen the property from the street.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stanley (former owners, 1959-1981); Rolf W. Bauhan (architect, 1959); Robert S. Bennett (architect, 1997, 2008); David M. Lenker (landscape architect, 1959); Doerler Landscapes (landscape architect, 1973, 1975); S. Lawrence Bencze (landscape architect, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1995); Barbara J. Olejnik, CLA (landscape architect, 2000-2002); Ann Mallory (sculptor of "Forest Pool"); Roger Ditarando (sculptor of "Bird's Nest"); Charlotte Calwell Stokes (sculptor of "Francis of Assisi")
Related Materials:
New Jersey Woodland Property related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 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 -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ519
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Princeton -- Stony Wood Garden

Former owner:
Weeder, Erica  Search this
Fillo, Elizabeth  Search this
Coucill, Chris  Search this
Garden designer:
McCoy, Richard A.  Search this
Stone mason:
McCoy, Richard A.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Princeton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stony Wood Garden (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer -- Princeton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The woodland gardens were created out of three and one-half acres of woods and rocks and nurtured constantly for about thirteen years. With many years of previous experience gardening a sunny seven and one-half acre estate the owner had to learn gardening in the shade, specifically which shrubs and trees would survive as understory. Since it backed up to 125 acres of preserved woods the first undertaking was to have the entire property enclosed by an eight-foot tall deer fence. Next paths were laid out, rocks and stones were excavated, and terraced beds were designed and filled with topsoil. At first the stones were dumped in piles along the walkways but eventually were used to build walls or line those paths. Thirteen dogwoods were planted along a new macadam driveway with mixed success; the owner found that kousa dogwoods were more successful but still was able to cultivate specimen trees. Various ground cover plants were tried out, including ajuga, vinca, epimedium, sweet woodruff, wild ginger and pachysandra, and whatever succeeded was divided and used to fill in other locations. Tens of thousands of daffodils, scillas and mertensia were planted. Mosses and ferns, brunneras and many varieties of hostas grew very well in this woodlands garden. On the sunnier south side of the house there was an herb garden and there were pots and trellises of summer flowers, usually in shades of pink, purple, blue and white on the deck and along the walk.
The entire property was gardened organically and all the organic material that came out of the garden was composted and put back in; trees that fell or died were turned into mulch for the numerous paths. Deer still came in from the driveway and some years voles and rabbits devoured plantings that were in their prime. With so many trees the property suffered considerable damage from winter storms and Hurricane Sandy - but when trees fell a sunny spot might open up for different plants. When plantings lost their looks - too many brown leaves or too straggly - they were replaced. Varieties of trees and shrubs with yellow or variegated leaves were sought after to lighten the shade. Climbing hydrangeas and clematis succeeded in disguising the fences. Old Christmas trees and damaged trees and shrubs were grouped together in a bed known as Tapestry Row that would have varying shades of green when the plants filled out.
The owner noted that gardens are not for having but for doing. Garden work would start at the highest elevation, the entrance to the driveway, proceed downhill to the bottom of the garden then start at the top all over again. There were twenty different garden beds on the property that were planted, tended and replanted whenever that became necessary.
Persons associated with the garden include Erica Weeder (former owner, 1980-2000); Elizabeth Fillo and Chris Coucill (former owners, 2000-2014); William K. Doerler (garden designer, 1999-2001); Richard A. McCoy (garden designer and stone mason, 2001-2014).
Related Materials:
Stony Wood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 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 -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ670
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Red Bank -- Gardenside

Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gardenside (Red Bank, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Red Bank
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Under development by its owner-designers since 1995, this approximately half-acre garden is a pristine small property with interesting features. A circular rose garden, topiary work, extensive container gardening, and elaborate espaliers are but some of its highlights. Additional enjoyment and variety is provided by a river view of water and boats.
Related Materials:
Gardenside related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Red Bank  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ513
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Short Hills -- Repton

Provenance:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Repton (Short Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex -- Short Hills
Scope and Contents:
The file includes worksheets and photocopies of historic photographs.
General:
The first garden borders attempted by the owner of this 1929 half-timbered Tudor style house were filled with fifty roses, species day lilies, hollyhocks and delphiniums inside low stone walls that had been cleared of brambles and debris and repaired. Hot, humid summer weather and voracious deer necessitated a rethinking of this design. Through trial and error the English-born owner found plants that deer do not eat. Perennials include foxglove, peony, iris, nepeta, astilbe, clematis, lavender, salvia, Russian sage, ferns and honeysuckle. Boxwood shrubs have thrived, replacing damaged yews and disguising deer damage to the lower branches of mature western cedar trees. Two roses remain: one in the back garden climbing on the playhouse and a rambler next to the lamppost near the street. The one-acre property includes a large expanse of lawn with perennial and shade gardens all bordered by stone, and a small pond and waterfall with a water garden. A spring riding horse set in the lawn came with the property; the owner also has a collection of vintage metal watering cans on display. Stone animals including rabbits, hedgehogs and a pig decorate the garden and steps. There are numerous birdhouses, a shaded birdbath and winterberry to welcome birds to this garden.
The property was originally part of the four and one-half acre Charlecote estate (AAG Garden #NJ023) that was subsequently subdivided; that estate's gardener lived in the house on this property. A forty-foot long greenhouse and furnace house were sited on the property but later demolished due to their deteriorated condition.
Persons associated with the garden include: Erling D. and Elinore F. Naess (former owners until 1945); John and Hazel Laird (former owners, 1945-1955); Hazel Laird (former owner, 1955-1960); Richard E. and Anne B. Fowler (former owners, 1960-1979).
Related Materials:
Repton related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 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 -- New Jersey -- Short Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ668
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
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Archives of American Gardens
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Spring Lake -- Round House

Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Round House (Spring Lake, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Spring Lake
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Located on less than an acre, Round House Garden sits across the street from the Atlantic Ocean. The garden surrounds a residence with shrubbery hedges, flowers and ornamental grasses giving privacy to the owners but still allowing them ocean views. The architecture of the house was inspired by a Florida light house.
Related Materials:
Round House related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 2 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Spring Lake  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ512
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Summit -- Pflieger's Garden

Landscape designer:
Bayse, Margaret  Search this
Provenance:
The Summit Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pflieger's Garden (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union County -- Summit
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, landscape designer's artist statement, and additional information; accompanying site plans are located in oversized storage.
General:
Located on a .75 acre lot, Pflieger's Garden was established in 1997 using colonial design principles to complement the colonial-style construction of the property's main house, built in 1996. A close collaboration between the owners and designer Margaret Bayse inspired the garden's creation and informed the thoughtfully drafted design plans that serve as its backbone and highlight the owners' extensive plant collection acquired over thirteen years.
The property features a courtyard garden, a rose garden, a woodland garden including woodland walkways, a viburnum collection garden, an arbor, a children's playhouse garden, an herb circle and kitchen garden, composting area and plantings framing the property fences and front and side of the house. Curving bluestone walkways edged in row-lock brick frame the expansive lawn. Plantings include roses, perennials, flowering shrubs including rhododendron and azalea, and assorted ornamental trees and shade trees.
Persons associated with the garden include Margaret Bayse (landscape designer, 1996-2009).
Related Materials:
Pflieger's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 35 mm. slides (photographs))
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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Summit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ518
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West Orange -- Woodlands Stables, Llewellyn Park

Former owner:
Burke, John, 1880s-1892  Search this
Babcock, John, 1955-1968  Search this
Robbins, Charles, 1967-1999  Search this
Provenance:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Garden Club of the Oranges  Search this
Landscape architect:
Morrison, Mark K., 2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Woodlands Stables, Llewellyn Park (West Orange, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex -- West Orange
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and historical information.
General:
The residence originally was a horse stable built circa 1880 and the gardens now include an enclosed courtyard, designed in the 1960s during the conversion of the residence, and kitchen, vegetable and shade gardens, on about two acres, with another two acre lot kept as a mowed meadow for horseback riding and jumping. The original courtyard garden contained specimen trees including Sir Harry Lauder walking stick and two white birches, no longer existing. Ornamental features include brick and ironwork gates with a sandstone carving of a horse's head, the original horses' water trough converted into a fountain, and brick walls. Trees planted by another previous owner that are still growing include star magnolias along a split rail fence and a giant sequoia and dawn redwood that have grown to impressive heights. The current owners are growing vegetables in raised beds, containers, and hay bales. Their kitchen garden has perennials, shrubs, a peach tree, berries and herbs; both areas are fenced to keep out deer. The shade garden between the house and meadow has been augmented with more ferns, mountain laurel, viburnum and a wisteria arch, and bluestone and brick walkways. In the courtyard garden the drainage has been redone and new trees and shrubs planted, including hawthorn, kousa dogwood, redbud, elms, maples, Norway spruce, and fruit trees.
The large estate mansion was built in the late nineteenth century by a member of the Guinness family, John Burke, who emigrated from Ireland to market Guinness stout in the United State. The mansion was demolished, and the property was divided among family members of the next owners, with the stables eventually given to a granddaughter as a wedding present. In addition to the house there are two studios for photography and ceramics, a garage and woodworking shop enclosing the courtyard. Llewellyn Park was one of the first planned suburbs in the United States, noted for naturalized plantings and specimen collections of trees.
Persons associated with the garden include John Burke (former owner, circa 1880s-1892); Mr. and Mrs. William Scheerer (former owners); John Babcock and Mary Scheerer Babcock (former owners, circa 1955-1968); Charles and Margaret S. Robbins (former owners, 1967-1999); possibly Lois Poinier (garden designer, 1950s-1960s?); Mark K. Morrison and Melissa IX (landscape architect, 2000); Claudia Thornton (landscape architect, 2008).
Related Materials:
Woodlands Stables, Llewellyn Park related holdings consist of 2 folders (12 35mm slides (photographs); 18 digital images, 4 digital prints)
See others in:
Lois W. Poinier slide collection, circa 1920-1999.
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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- West Orange  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ319
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Westfield -- Garden of Mandy and Telly Zachariades, The

Former owner:
Smith, Mr.  Search this
Smith, Mrs.  Search this
Callahan, Henry  Search this
Landscape designer:
Juliano, Charlie  Search this
Fraser, Susan  Search this
Fountain and pool designer:
Gallo, John  Search this
Landscaper:
Costello, Steve  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Westfield
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union County -- Westfield
The Garden of Mandy and Telly Zachariades (Westfield, New Jersey)
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 26 digital images. The folder includes worksheets and reference images.
General:
This suburban garden surrounding a 1912 stucco house was started in 2001 from a grassy hill and has evolved into an oasis of privacy for homeowners, wildlife, and evokes the feel of an English country house garden in suburban New Jersey.

Beginning in 2001 the owners installed a swimming pool and many retaining walls on their steeply sloping property and planted around the pool and house, eventually developing nine distinct garden rooms. The curved driveway bed is planted for privacy and to attract birds. The sunken gardens in front of the house have moss and slate checkerboards on either side of the portico, an English lead lion's head fountain, English boxwood, and a Lutyens style bench. Behind a tall cedar fence there are three rose and clematis covered arbors on an axis bisected by perennial borders supported by stacked stone retaining walls, and sunny lawns. Steps lead to native plant and woodlands gardens where paths meander and tons of boulders that were brought in help retain the soil, with plants in the crevices. Woodland plants include hosta, fern, Solomon's seal, bleeding heart, Virginia blue bells, celandine poppies, hydrangeas, and pin oaks, bottlebrush buckeye, shadbush, ostrich ferns and carex.
Planted terraces defined by more stacked stone walls overlook the swimming pool and cabana, with ornamental grasses providing a low border between the pool and woodlands. A curving bluestone dining terrace overlooks the pool; curving hardscape is a repeated motif of this property. Hidden behind the cabana there is a shed with its own blowsy English-style garden, birdbath and birdhouses, with winding herringbone brick walks. More stone steps lead up from the pool to a formal gateway garden with planted urns that borders the driveway. Plants for this property were chosen for year-round color, winter interest, food and cover for wildlife and birds, and to retain the slope which was subject to wash-outs before the gardens were installed. Visitors to the garden include foxes, coyotes, chipmunks, ducks, rabbits, a groundhog, many species of songbirds and deer.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mandy Zacharides (garden owner, designer and Master gardener), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (former owners, -1950); Mr. Henry Callahan (former owner, 1951-2001); Charlie Juliano (landscape designer, 2001); John Gallo (pool designer, 2001); Steve Costello (landscaper, 2001- ); Susan Fraser, inspiration for sunken pool, 2006).
Collection Restrictions:
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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, File NJ678
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Alpine -- Grey House

Former owner:
Brewster family  Search this
Braga family  Search this
Rionda family  Search this
Garden designer:
Braga, Mary  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Englewood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Grey House (Alpine, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen -- Alpine
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The five acre property, located on the western side of the top of the New Jersey Palisades, had a few old apple trees and pines when the current owners moved there in 1979 and began planting borders of trees around the perimeter for privacy. The major part of the property behind the house, originally built in 1872, is designed as an open space with a formal garden bordered by fastigiate Irish yews, species conifers planted in peninsula beds in the lawn and an orchard for heritage apple trees. Along one side there is a garden shed transformed into a folly with an arched door, two antique windows and a cupola. Nearby there is a large vegetable and pollinator plants garden that was used previously as a nursery for propagating trees and growing bonsai. Many of the mature trees and shrubs were acquired as cuttings or seeds from other gardens and were propagated here. Hundreds of rhododendrons acquired in trade were planted with conifers along the driveway and as a hedge in front of the house to shield parked cars from view.
The tree collection in this garden is extensive, including five-needle pines from Japan, about 80 Colorado blue spruce selected from the 1,000 cuttings grown by the owner, a hedge of arbor vitae also grown from cuttings, and an assortment of trees including birch, quince, crepe myrtle and musclewood grown for their interesting bark. Two peninsula beds in the open lawn are planted with five-needle pines and other conifers. The apple trees in the orchard and a cut-leaf beech are kept pruned to shapes derived from bonsai. Large trees frame views within the garden and towards mountains in the distance. Hedges of yellow bardzilla peonies and gold leaf spirea add color to the predominantly green palette.
An arch cut in the Irish yew hedge leads to the oval formal garden that has two crescent shaped beds of shrubs, roses and perennials. There is a circular bed in the center that has herbs planted in four quadrants bisected by brick walkways. A low stone wall to the side acts as a border and planting bed for a rock garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Brewster family (former owners, circa 1872- ); Braga/Rionda (former owners, until 1972); Mary Braga (garden designer, 1980's).
Related Materials:
Grey House related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 photographic prints; 26 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Alpine  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ669
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Bedminster -- Cedar Ridge Farm

Former owner:
Sloan, William  Search this
Lampheur, Salome  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude  Search this
Whitney, Richard  Search this
Grunwald, Edith  Search this
Grunwald, Martin  Search this
Sollmann, Adele  Search this
Sollmann, Carl  Search this
Landscape designer:
Dempsy, James  Search this
Dempsy, Kyle  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Somerset Hills  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cedar Ridge Farm (Bedminster, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Bedminster
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, other images and photocopies of historical information.
General:
Hay is still grown at Cedar Ridge Farm within its 27.9 acres but the outbuildings have been repurposed and most of the 268 acre working farm that was the summer home for the owner's grandparents has been sold. The property was once part of a 500 acre gentleman's farm that was a retreat from New York City, but its history can be traced back to colonial times. The fruit orchards, ornamental beds and foundation plantings around the various buildings were laid out by the current owners starting in 1996, whose first tasks were weeding, pruning and clearing out overgrowth from neglected gardens. A perennial and shrub garden next to the old pump house includes Siberian and bearded iris, viburnum, peonies, roses, boxwood, ferns, astilbe, hostas and spreading geraniums. Fruit trees including pears, plums and peaches grow in a nearby orchard and apple trees line the driveway. Closer to the Colonial style farmhouse an herb bed surrounds the well house, with boxwoods and miniature alpine spruce defining the space and adding winter interest. The former bunk house for summer farm workers has a wisteria vine supported by iron brackets under the roof and foundation plantings of boxwood and perennials.
Antique iron outdoor furniture and Victorian trellises are features along with a stone water trough for the pets. A shade garden next to the original part of the farmhouse was planted beneath old cedar trees and lilac and has vintage Japanese garden ornaments among various ferns, hostas, wild ginger and rhododendron, creating a quiet and cool space for hanging the hammock in summer.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Sloan (former owner, circa 1776); Salome Lampheur (former owner, 1893-1915); Richard and Gertrude Whitney (former owners, 1915-1935); Martin and Edith Grunwald (former owners, 1935 and 1941-1946); Carl and Adele Sollmann (1945-1996); James and Kyle Dempsy (landscape designers, 1997-1998).
Related Materials:
Cedar Ridge Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Bedminster  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ529
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Chatham -- Lagos Garden

Former owner:
Wallis, Helen  Search this
Wallis, Dave  Search this
Kran, Joan  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lagos Garden (Chatham, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Chatham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an article.
General:
The Lagos Garden features dwarf and standard conifers, an ornamental deer fence, and rock borders around the perennial beds that reference an old stone foundation in the woodland garden at the back of the property. A low bluestone wall along the front of the one-acre lot, which slopes towards the street, contains a border of dwarf conifers and broad-leaf evergreens. Bluestone is used again for steps that lead up to the woodlands. There are terraced perennials beds in the lawn behind one side of the house and a large bed of dwarf conifers, a dwarf Japanese maple, and shade perennials also edged with rocks on the other side. A red brick patio picks up the dull red siding of the barn, and the Adirondack chairs on the patio are painted slate blue to coordinate with the bluestone. The property is slightly less than one acre and the garden has been developing since 1973 so trees planted by the owner now are full sized, including a tulip tree, maples, flowering cherries and dogwood, red buds and a clump birch.
Specimen trees in the Lagos Garden include dwarf Alberta spruce, dwarf Japanese maple, dwarf Japanese cedar (cryptomeria Japonica), umbrella pine, weeping hemlock and weeping beech. Benches are placed around the garden for viewing from different angles. The dwarf conifer garden has a variety of foliage colors and textures. Fallen leaves are left in place in the woodlands garden as their brown color contrasts with the green of growing plants.
The deer fence adds a decorative element to the garden and has a wide double gate for easy access. The neighboring property installed a white architectural fence for climbing roses that is behind a bed of specimen trees in the Lagos Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Helen and Dave Wallis (former owners, 1958-1973); Joan Kran (garden designer, 1973-present).
Related Materials:
Lagos Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (28 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Chatham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ524
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Chatham -- Bent-McDowell Garden

Former owner:
Bendelius, Ronald  Search this
Bendelius, Nancy  Search this
Hinton, Douglas  Search this
Hinton, Kathryn  Search this
Garden designer:
McDowell, Marta  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bent-McDowell Garden (Chatham, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris -- Chatham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of the designer's website.
General:
The Bent-McDowell Garden shows how a professional garden designer may work her own half-acre. The garden was installed in nine stages over the course of ten years, beginning with a sunny flowerbed next to the house. Shrubs, bulbs and perennials were chosen to provide color from early spring into the fall in the next stage, which expanded the initial garden. Next a twenty-foot long rose garden was installed, with wisteria for early bloom and clematis for fall bloom in addition to the climbing roses. Foundation planting in front of the house features early pink spring blooms on a deciduous azalea and a Japanese plum tree and a white star magnolia tree. Stage five was the installation of a damp shade border nearly fifty feet long that included viburnum, oakleaf hydrangeas, a golden larch tree whose needles provide fall color, and perennials including bleeding heart, ferns and hosta. Two pre-existing woodland gardens at the back of the property were improved in the next stage, with the addition of many spring bulbs, featured garden seating and ceramics, and a meandering dirt path edged with tree branches. In stage seven bulbs, flowering shrubs and perennials were planted around a brick patio, leaving an unplanted side to view the woodland gardens. Next most of the front lawn was replaced by a dry shade garden with a native stepping stone walkway, unfenced and therefore planted with bulbs, perennials and ferns that deer dislike. Finally, a moon gate and fence were added, connecting the house and garage.
The original house, built in the 1930s, was a Sears catalog house, believed to be either "the Cedars" or "the Lorain". Former owners expanded the house, nearly doubling it in size, but retaining the cottage style. The garden is entirely fenced against deer and has two entrances, an arbor with a Chippendale style gate and the moon gate. Part of the fencing is architectural in style while the less visible portions are wire mesh that keeps out deer.
Persons associated with the garden include: Ronald and Nancy Bendelius (former owners, 1968-1986); Douglas and Kathryn Hinton (former owners, 1986-1990); Joan Eastman Bennett (gardener, 1970-1980); Marta McDowell (garden designer, 1990-2010).
Related Materials:
Bent-McDowell Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Chatham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ527
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Englewood -- Pam's Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Englewood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pam's Garden (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, plant lists, and other information.
General:
With time, energy and talent a steep one-third acre suburban lot was transformed into a private, leafy sanctuary terraced on three levels with stone steps, a brick patio, rambling walkways, three reflecting pools with a waterfall between two of them, and a distinctive collection of ericaceous ( acid-loving) shrubs, including some rhododendrons hybridized by the owner. The garden was overgrown and Norway maples, ashes, mulberries and other weed trees had to be cleared out before the transformation could begin. The grading was done by hand, with the owners moving soil in wheelbarrows. A brick patio was built directly behind the house and ground covers, rhododendrons, azaleas and mountain laurels were planted. Native rocks were gathered on excursions to the country, flagstones were reaped when the town replaced its sidewalks, and stone capstones were salvaged from an old school building that was to be demolished. The owners used the rocks to build the walls that define the terraces, built steps from the flagstones, and used the capstones as pedestals. Eventually they built and planted their first reflecting pool on the lowest level. A redwood tree was planted to disguise a telephone pole and English and American ivies were grown over chain link fencing as living borders that kept dogs out of the garden.
A long narrow driveway connects the house to the street and the bed running along one side was planted with spring bulbs, flowers, and shrubs. The rest of the perimeter of the property was planted with evergreen hemlock, rhododendrons, yew and English holly for privacy. There was a small patch of grass planted on each level of the garden that acted as a breathing space between dense foliage plantings. Since the soil was acidic most of the flowering in this garden was early in the season as rhododendrons, foxgloves, and other shrubs, bulbs, and trees bloomed sequentially from April until July. In the heat of summer the garden was a shady, green compilation of shapes and textures.
The owner built a Nearing frame for propagation of hybrid rhododendrons. The frame stays closed so the seedlings are kept warm and moist. Some grew to size and were planted in the garden. Evergreens and other trees were pruned up to let in light for under-plantings. Plants that thrived in Pam's Garden grew in mostly shady and acidic conditions, although heath did not survive the heat of the New Jersey summers.
Persons associated with the garden include Harden (former owner, 1940s-1956); Pamela and James Proctor (former owners, 1956-2010).
Related Materials:
Pam's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folder (34 35mm slides (photographs) + 19 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Englewood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ152
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Fair Haven -- Spinwood Garden

Architect:
Covias, Anthony  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Spinwood Garden (Middletown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Fair Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on one and one-half acres, this large plot is comprised mostly of woodlands with a garden bordering the house. The house, designed by Anthony C. Covias, has lawn and border gardens and simple paths with subtle plantings leading into the woodlands and stream which borders the property.
Persons associated with this garden are Anthony C. Covias (architect, 1971).
Related Materials:
Spinwood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Middletown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ509
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Fair Haven -- Eudymonia

Landscape designer:
Moreau, Joseph  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Eudymonia (Fair Haven, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Fair Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on less than one acre, this charming garden was designed by landscape designer, Joseph Moreau. Garden features include arbors, birdbaths, outbuildings, terraces, walkways, gates and treillage amongst flower beds, bulbs, plant containers and shrubbery.
Persons associated with this garden are Joseph Moreau (landscape designer, 1980).
Related Materials:
Eudymonia related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Fair Haven  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ510
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20079

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