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George Abbe poetry reading/Library of Congress

Artist:
Abbe, George, 1911-1989  Search this
Author:
Abbe, George, 1911-1989  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Contents:
George Abbe--Boyhood lake revisited--Horizon thing--The animal--The incandescant beach--I saw an army--The handcar--New York City--Thirst and dog running--The giants--Traffic quince--The icehouse--The top of my car, a hand, a keeper--The violation--From the motionless twig--Mint--Poems from dreams--The explanation--A fat man dies--Underground--A nourishment of memory--A waitress I coveted--Changed--Helmeted Madonna--Last patch of snow--Lone immortal car--Hunter with a jagged mouth--The dinner pail--The passer--I became soil--These hills flow downward--Elderly tutor--Tomorrow America pts. 1 and 2--Lost Land/Lost wand--The skull--Sunset and immortality--Water--Electric toaster--Train conductor--Alder red--Remembered cat--Halfback in the open--Mountain--We set the day at our left--The three men--The hockey forward and mankind--The blow--Kinship--Reunciation--My compact car--The steamroller
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1244
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Spoken word  Search this
Poetry  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1244
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk59388057f-78c0-49ac-b896-756f33a4333b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref19729

Ron Turner Demo

Performer:
Turner, Ron  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
New York
Texas
Contents:
Down on the highway--Keep your oen house clean--More better best--Hard working hands--Electric child of blue--Time like this--It would be nice--Ain't she lovely--Down on me--Inches and falling
Track Information:
105 Electric Child of Blue / Guitar.

106 Time Like This / Guitar.

107 It Would Be Nice / Guitar.

108 Ain't She Lovely / Guitar.

109 Down on Me / Guitar.

110 Inches and Fallin' / Guitar.

101 Down the Highway / Guitar.

102 Keep Your Own House Clean / Guitar.

103 More Better Best / Guitar.

104 Har Working Hands / Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-3858
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: New York, United States.
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folksong revival  Search this
Topical songs  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-3858
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5027535ae-d7c6-469a-bfce-6aeab3c7c144
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref25296

Nashville -- Woods' Côte

Provenance:
Garden Club of Nashville  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Woods' Côte (Nashville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and site plans.
General:
The house on this 15 1/2 acre property that makes up Woods' Côte was designed by Ed Keeble in 1941, but no landscape was created at that time. The present owners bought the property in 1972 and have created the gardens themselves. The features include stone retaining walls and stairs, a lily pond, a streambed planted with wildflowers, and a rose garden surrounded by a deer-proof electric fence.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. P. D. Houston (former owners, 1941-1972); and Stephen Wells (designer of entrance terrace and walkways, 2004).
Related Materials:
Woods' Côte related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Nashville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN065
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68ffe2b2f-2b1b-41d6-9ef7-d251c4ce3449
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10963

[Woods' Côte]: rose garden with deer-proof electric fence.

Photographer:
Nebhut, Judith M.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Nashville  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Woods' Côte (Nashville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Date:
2005 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Nashville  Search this
Houses -- stone  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Edging  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Roses  Search this
Fences  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN065004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN065: Nashville -- Woods' Côte
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6888be256-9eb4-487f-ba03-ccb8d3987f91
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11348

[Little House in the Big Woods]: may apples flourish in the woodlands, protected by the electric fence.

Photographer:
Anderson, Barbara B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Little House in the Big Woods (Mequon, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Ozaukee County -- Mequon
Date:
2013 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Mequon  Search this
Fences -- Wire  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WI045022
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin / WI045: Mequon -- Little House in the Big Woods
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f7e48e40-84ae-40a2-b345-01b03ec280d6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11736

Blowing Rock -- The Cottage Garden

Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Cottage Garden (Blowing Rock, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Blowing Rock
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and site maps.
General:
The property consists of 3.73 acres. The original house on the property was removed. A parking area and a few stone retaining walls remain from the previous owners. Access to the new Gothic-style house, located in the center of the property, required a series of stairs and walkways to connect the house to the existing parking area. The design called for stairs placed on an axis with the front door of the house for a grand vista in the classical style. The very top is a double switchback with stairs at a stone wall and niche for sculpture. The lower sets of stairs were built with cheek walls and a pedestal positions for urns or ornamentation. The final set of stairs were in a new retaining wall that created a level drive at the front door. Within the circular loop drive, perennial beds were laid out on semi-circular gravel paths. The property also incorporated a cottage garden and woodland garden. An "electric" mix of evergreens, deciduous flowering shrubs, groundcovers, perennials and annuals cover the landscape. "Organized chaos with an emphasis on organized" characterize the landscape designers' style.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Betsy Alexander Patterson (former owner, ?-1915); Mildred Patterson Beard (former owner, 1915-1980); Alexander Patterson Beard (former owner, 1980-1996); Sammy Greeson (architect); Laura Bischofs-Himmelman (landscape designer, 1997); Robert Arner Himmelman (landscape designer, 1997); and Virginia Bullman (sculptor for garden statuary)
Related Materials:
The Cottage Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Blowing Rock  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC065
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb677bb2f8b-e36a-44bb-aec6-1e1bdc045921
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12964

Bowling Green -- Bridge House

Architect:
Jacobsen, Hugh Newell  Search this
Landscape architect:
Jacobsen, Hugh Newell  Search this
Provenance:
Country Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bridge House (Bowling Green, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Wood County -- Bowling Green
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, landscape plan, copy of architect's drawings, history of Roche De Boeuf, and brochure of Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden at Toledo Museum of Art.
General:
This tree-lined estate property, located on the banks of the Maumee River in Northwest Ohio, overlooks the historic abandoned "Roche de Boeuf Bridge" (a.k.a. "The Old Electric Bridge" and "The Interurban Bridge"). The bridge was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. The twelve spans of Roman aqueduct arches set the stage for this "Bridge House" property landscape, sculpture garden, and home design. The architect's plan incorporated the bridge's arched aqueduct design into the upper exterior of the East wing of the home, such that the residence appears to echo the bridge over the reflecting waters below. Carefully pruned little leaf linden trees in allees on either side of this wing also appear to duplicate the geometry of the bridge's arches. Exterior lighting includes illumination of the bridge at night by the homeowners, with spotlights located in trees on the property near the river. The property also features a maple allee at the property entrance; a grove of green and blue spruce trees; raised bed gardens; and library terrace plantings with herbs and hawthorn.
Eight sculptures were donated to the Toledo Museum of Art in 2001. They are located at the "Georgia and David K. Welles Sculpture Garden" on the lawn in front of the museum. Six sculptures were at Bridge House as of 2002.
Person(s) associated with the property and garden include: Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA (architect and landscape architect, 1980s).
Related Materials:
Bridge House related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Bowling Green  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH213
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bfbf85d8-2e95-4288-8993-fbfa0011225f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15379

Cleveland -- Untitled Garden

Creator:
Brush, Charles F.  Search this
Architect:
Smith, George H.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Tiffany, Louis C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ohio -- Cleveland
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
General:
Further sources of information include: 1. Jedick, P. Cleveland: Where the East Coast meets the Midwest. page 24. Shows enormous windmill (c.1889) in backyard to generate electricity. First house in Cleveland to have electricity.
Related Materials:
Untitled Garden related holdings consist of 1 slide (col.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
People  Search this
Windmills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH095
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f3814845-c3b9-4517-86c1-c0789379b446
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15444

Harrisville -- Blackwood

Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Garden designer:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Garden consultant:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Blackwood (Harrisville, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Butler County -- Harrisville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, and photocopies of articles.
General:
Blackwood is a forty-acre property that serves as a performance venue for a restored Art Deco theater pipe organ. The gardens were designed for strolling after the performances. The owners purchased part of their property, which borders mining areas, in 1970 and built a simple structure so they could obtain electricity. Other buildings were constructed and the nearby gardens in the 1970s and 1980s were planted with colorful annuals. Walkways were paved for easy access. Perennial garden beds were designed in the 1990s and planted first with more than seventy varieties of daylilies in raised beds with large rocks from the property anchoring the garden and interplanted with herbs, followed by plantings of sedum, hibiscus and hydrangeas to extend the season of blooms. Next to a swimming pool a 30-foot long pergola supports wisteria, beyond which there is a shade garden of ligularia, cimicifuga and ostrich ferns. A circular garden that is about sixty feet in diameter sits in a sunny meadow. That garden is divided into quadrants, each with distinct plantings of colorful spring bulbs and summer perennials. A spring house and pond are connected by an arced bridge to a fern garden with native and cultivated varieties, perennial geranium and snakeroot for color and nearby flowering shrubs that add fragrance. Beyond there is a woodland garden with oak, maple and wild cherry trees and naturalized Spanish bluebells.
Future plans include a meditation garden comprised of a 40-foot diameter labyrinth of stones with grass walkways that will be sited near the woodland garden. Another feature on the property is a 70-foot tall clock tower with an antique Seth Thomas clock.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Susan Kemenyffy (garden consultant and designer, 2000-2013).
Related Materials:
Blackwood related holdings consist of 1 folder (36 photographic prints; 15 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of American collection, ca. 1920- [ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Harrisville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA714
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb611d959df-e3a8-4693-a2f7-1ef8aa30a960
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16473

Philadelphia -- Belfield

Former owner:
Wister Family  Search this
Starr, Sarah Logan Wister, 1873-1956  Search this
Wister, Sarah Logan Fisher, 1806-1891  Search this
Wister, John, d. 1900  Search this
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Belfield (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet; Wister articles by La Salle University; copy of written presentation by Mary R. E. Wister (November 4, 1909); and copy of letter from Coleman Sellers (grandson of Charles Wilson Peale) to Thomas Stewardson (March 21, 1900).
General:
The property, home of Charles Wilson Peale, lies on the outskirts of Germantown. Peale developed the estate from a one hundred acre farm, laying out his garden with box-bordered walks, lilacs, summer houses, arches, and pools. William Logan Fisher bought the property, which adjoined the Fisher estate (Wakefield) and the Logan estate (Stenton), in ca. 1825. He bought it for his daughter, Sarah on her marriage to William Wister. Sarah Logan Wister Starr, granddaughter of the former couple and daughter of John Wister inherited the estate. She added telepone and electricity with underground cables so that the garden would not be disturbed with poles. Sarah's husband, James Starr, added water and rock gardens, while she added a garden of 100 hybrid tea roses. A Chinese style garden was added after a trip to China in 1933.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles Wilson Peale (former owner, 1780); Sarah Logan Fisher Wister (former owner, 1823); John Wister (former owner); Sarah Logan Wister Starr (former owner, 1922-1956); and La Salle University (owners of portions of property and house, 1926, 1984).
PA006003 is 35 mm. copy of painting.
Related Materials:
Belfield related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 glass lantern slides and 2 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb635ae9776-662b-4845-a51f-550356edc866
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16500

Benton -- Spring Valley Farm

Garden design consultant:
Hopkins, Mary B.  Search this
Student garden assistant:
Feola, Grace  Search this
Provenance:
Four Counties Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Spring Valley Farm (Benton, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information about the house and garden.
General:
This 50-acre Pennsylvania farm has a colorful garden with large perennial beds and borders, designed, planted and maintained by the owner. The 1803 farm house was owned by members of the Hess family from the time it was built until 1966. The property features open vistas of the fields and woodlands, and is sympathetic to the informality of the farm by incorporating wildflowers in planted beds. Two ponds on the property used for swimming and fishing also support irrigation systems for the gardens.
A split rail fence planted with day lilies borders the long gravel driveway, which leads to a shaded parking area. There are seven older outbuildings on the property; one is now used for a horticultural library. Dwarf shrubs are mixed with perennials in a 75x25 foot border, which is separated by an electric fence from horse and cattle pastures. Animal sculptures are featured in some plantings.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Mary B. Hopkins (garden design consultant, 1966 to present); Grace Feola (student garden assistant, 1990 to present).
Related Materials:
Spring Valley Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Benton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA674
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb613d736e7-b936-4f7b-9b8d-d7d5f9cbd136
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16618

Rumson -- Rumson Hill

Former owner:
McCarter, Thomas N.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Brinley and Holbrook  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rumson Hill (Rumson, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Rumson
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, an abbreviated garden plan, and a photocopy of the 1913 garden design, including plant lists.
General:
The gardens on this now-vanished 220-acre estate were established in the early 1900s and appear to have survived intact until the 1950s. During that time the property was owned by Thomas N. McCarter. In 1913 a detailed plan for the formal garden was prepared by the landscape architectural firm of Brinley and Holbrook. This was a typical country estate of the period, a working farm situated on the highest point between two rivers, the Navesink and the Shrewsbury. In addition to the formal pergola garden, the garden's other main feature seems to have been a fantastic allée of buttonwood (sycamore) trees by the entrance drive. The house, located on Rumson Road, has survived, but most of the surrounding land has been sold.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Thomas N. McCarter (former owner, 1903-ca. 1950) and Brinley and Holbrook (landscape architects, 1913).
Related Materials:
Rumson Hill related holdings consist of 2 folders (11 35 mm. and glass slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Rumson  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ012
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Avon -- Northington Farm

Former owner:
Enders, Ostrom  Search this
Enders, Alice  Search this
Kershner, Bernard  Search this
Kershner, Bonnie  Search this
Architect:
Talcott & Talcott  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Northington Farm (Avon, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Avon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, extensive personal recollections and a photocopy of an article.
General:
Alice and Ostrom Enders called their 57-acre farm 'Northington' in recognition of an historic name of its Connecticut location. The couple commissioned Alice's brothers, Charles Hooker Talcott and Seth Talcott of Talcott and Talcott, to build their house in the latest International Style that had emerged from Europe. Cheviot sheep were raised on the farm and hay was grown in the surrounding fields, and near the barn there was a large vegetable garden with a cutting garden of flowers. In the 1950s a sunken 120-square-foot greenhouse was built onto the shed in which Mrs. Enders raised rare geraniums and other flowers. Three ponds were dug to attract wildfowl which were pinioned and protected by electric fences. Waterfowl were a particular interest of Mr. Enders who raised breeding pairs and incubated eggs in the basement starting in the mid-1950s. Several species were given to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. and the Bronx Zoo in New York. Along with Smithsonian Secretary S. Dillon Ripley, Mr. Enders bred Nene geese and after several years' efforts sent the hatchlings to Hawaii. In the 1970's a Duck House was built so the waterfowl could winter on the Connecticut property.
The original house was demolished circa 1998 and another house was built in its place. The greenhouse and a mature white oak tree still survive. The current owner has some of the garden and farm tools used by the Enders on display in her home and is interested in restoring the gardens. Ornamental trees have been planted recently.
Ostrom Enders added a three-room library to the original structure to house his collection of 6,000 ornithological and natural history books. The collection was donated to the Watkinson Library at Trinity College in 1982.
Persons associated with the garden include: Ostrom Enders and Alice Dudley Talcott Enders (former owners, 1931-1994); Bernard and Bonnie Kershner (former owners from 1996); Charles Hooker Talcott and Seth Talcott (architects, 1932-1933); William Spivey (caretaker); John Binders (caretaker); Mr. Pang (caretaker); Ray Shookus (caretaker).
Related Materials:
Northington Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (48 digital images; 4 photographic prints)
Photographic images of this garden are located in the Garden Club of Hartford at the Connecticut Historical Society in Hartford, Connecticut.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Avon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT705
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Newtown -- Echo Valley Garden

Garden designer:
Eddison, Sydney, 1932-  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Echo Valley Garden (Newtown, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Newtown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden plan.
General:
Echo Valley Garden was transformed from an old farm property over a 40-year time span. In the large garden behind the house, island beds are set at the north and west of a spacious lawn. To the west, a 100 ft. long border of bulbs, perennials and a collection of daylilies runs irregularly along a sloping bank. The fall of the land to the east is defined into upper and lower lawns by a long juniper hedge trimed close on the edge of the upper lawn to carry the eye along the vista. The lower lawn, once an orchard, is planted with flowering trees and shrubs around two old apple trees. Circling the property are old fieldstone walls with an electric deer fence. A feature of this garden is its many controlled contrasts of form and color. Island beds consist of of dwarf evergreens, variegated plants, flowering perennials, and ornamental grasses. Around the house is a seasonal display of small and large containers filled with colorful exotics and annuals.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: John H. Mulliken (former owner, 1911-1940); Isabel Y. Knox (former owner, 1940-1960); Elizabeth MacDonald (sculptor of ceramic and fountain globes); Emil Racenet (twig and metal gate); and Sydney Eddison (garden designer, 1960-present).
Related Materials:
Echo Valley Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (27 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Newtown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT327
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Lookout Mountain -- Steven & Susan Bradley Garden

Former owner:
Bradley, Susan  Search this
Bradley, Steven  Search this
Landscape designer:
Lea, Patricia  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Steven & Susan Bradley Garden (Lookout Mountain, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Dade County -- Lookout Mountain
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and garden tour guides.
General:
Steven and Susan Bradley worked for nearly thirty years to transform six of their thirty-three acre property into a coherent garden that accommodates a steep terrain, displays unusual and colorful plants, and is seamless with the natural surroundings including distant views of the Smoky Mountains. During the early years of their ownership the woodlands needed to be cleared of fallen limbs and dead trees, including many dogwood trees that had succumbed to anthracnose blight. The forest floor was opened up to more light, allowing wild flowers and native pinxter to thrive, and the Bradleys added naturalized beds of spring bulbs. Their sustainable practices of using cow dung and leaf mold as fertilizers and severely limiting the use of herbicides and pesticides has encouraged birds, salamanders and beneficial insects onto the property. Walkways wide enough for two people were installed to make the terrain passable, with plantings of shrubs alongside blocking steep drops that might be dangerous. A severely eroded slope next to the house was improved by channeling and containing the overflow of water from a neighbor's property and installing water-loving plants nearby. There are mature oak, hemlock, buckeye and pine trees as well as native mountain laurel, azaleas and rhododendron, oak leaf hydrangea and viburnum planted throughout the property, the dogwood have reappeared, and a stand of Japanese maples the Bradleys planted reminded them of a previous residence in Japan.
An underground water system of nearly two miles was installed and electric and telephone wires were run underground. Boulders were dug out of planting beds. Perennials including black-eyed Susan and phlox were allowed to self-sow and spread to ground that had been improved with composts, and Siberian iris have been divided and replanted to fill a steep bank next to the house that was dangerous to mow when planted in grass. The combination of native, common and unusual plants provides bloom for nine months of the year. One bed holds Exbury azaleas, species Rhododendron bought in Steven Bradley's native Washington state, and an Alabama snow wreath that in 2009 was awarded the Catherine Beattle medal for excellence in horticulture by the Garden Club of Lookout Mountain.
All the land in the area was inhabited by the Cherokee Nation prior to their displacement in 1838. The vacant land was then auctioned to the surviving widows and orphans of soldiers who fought in the War of 1812, and the property the Bradley's owned and gardened was passed down through one family before they purchased it.
This garden has been featured in many garden tours. Proceeds from tours have supported the work of The Garden Conservancy and the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
Persons associated with the garden include Ashley and Ruth Purse (former owners, 1948-1960); Robert and Helen Davenport (former owners, 1960-1980); Steven and Susan Bradley (former owners, 1980-2009); Patricia Lea (garden designer, 1985-2009)
Related Materials:
Steven & Susan Bradley Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (26 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Georgia -- Lookout Mountain  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA187
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Pebble Beach -- von Hasseln Garden

Architect:
Hasseln, Lee von  Search this
Sculptor:
Blackstone, Amy  Search this
Wood, Jim  Search this
Builder:
Trainor, Bernard  Search this
Garden designer:
Brooks, John  Search this
Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
von Hasseln Garden (Pebble Beach, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey County -- Pebble Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles about the project, and other information.
General:
Located on two acres in Pebble Beach, California the von Hasseln Garden is dedicated to ecological principles in electricity, water and heating and the use of sustainable materials. The absence of a lawn and the black bamboo and tree plantings (which do not require watering after the first year of planting) all contribute to the conservation of water on the property.
Upon entering the cloistered courtyard of this home and garden, there is a harmony enhanced by the warm sunny toned garden walls and broad patio with the house and garden flowing together in a perfect meld to create an effect of spacious, elegant simplicity. The entry garden tastefully combines sculpture, raised beds for rhizomes and vegetables, a greenhouse room, and a quiet pool enclosed by the high wall on three sides. There is a serene sense of oneness seen through the walls of glass to the vast back garden.
In the gardens surrounding the home a visual flow extends through thick Ultraviolet filtered glass to rear and side gardens with small ponds and rills. Beyond the side ponds lay artfully planted beds of black bamboo. Water conservation is present in over three hundred trees such as centuries old Coastal Oaks, redwoods, sycamores and cypress, which depend on rainfall to flourish. These surround the exuberant bed of thousands of S. Africa natives (geophytes that store water) iris and azaleas. For months in the spring it is a moving cloud of soft white blossoms accented by blue Dutch iris and yellow tulips.
Behind all this beauty, the main surprise is to learn of the owner/designer's passion for conservation. The integration of house and garden is a masterful marriage of state of the art conservation features with a keen awareness of classic proportions for beauty and love of horticulture.
Persons associated with the garden include: Lee von Hasseln (architect, 2001); John Brooks (garden designer, 2001); Jim Wood (sculptor, 2002); Amy Blackstone (sculptor, 2007); Walter Guthrie (builder, 2004); and Bernard Trainor (builder, 2006).
Related Materials:
von Hasseln Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Walled gardens  Search this
Gardens -- California -- Pebble Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA467
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[Innisfree Garden]: fountain jet (powered by electricity) in pine forest.

Photographer:
Collins, Oliver  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Innisfree Garden (Millbrook, N.Y.)
United States of America -- New York -- Dutchess County -- Millbrook
Date:
1999.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Millbrook.  Search this
Trees  Search this
Pine  Search this
Woodlands  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Water jets  Search this
Autumn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY397029
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Pittsburgh -- Choderwood

Former owner:
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers  Search this
Chimel, Stanley  Search this
Fahey, James P.  Search this
Rogers, Bryan  Search this
Rice, Cynthia  Search this
Creator:
Friday's Perennials  Search this
Kubrick brothers Garden Center  Search this
Zero Fossil  Search this
Pond designer:
Plumline Nursery  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Choderwood (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
26 digital images, 1 DVD and 1 file folder.
General:
The foursquare house on this ¾-acre property was built circa 1908 by the U.S. Army corps of engineers to be used by one of two lockmasters, preferably with large families, employed to maintain busy locks 24/7 on the Allegheny River. The federal government provided some landscaping in the 1930's and 1940's, and there is photographic evidence of a vegetable garden. There were mature white pine, catalpa, river birch, ash and silver maple and stands of invasive Japanese knotweed when the current owners began developing gardens in 2001. The entrance garden behind a nine-foot tall wooden fence was built first, with an arched wooden bridge over a bubbling waterfall and fish pond with koi, shaded by two river birches, a dwarf Japanese maple, oakleaf hydrangea, azaleas, and an understory of Solomon's seal, Japanese painted fern, hellebores and hosta. The shabby chic garden is more formal with intersecting boxwood hedges edging beds of flowering shrubs, roses, bulbs and perennials. The focal point is a two-level cement fountain set in another koi pond with a nearby statue of St. Francis of Assisi. A collection of stone statues of Buddha and a hot tub, with shade perennials and a view of the Allegheny River comprise the Buddha bed. The dam wall garden features an arbor created from fallen branches, stone steps descending 20 feet with ground cover, ferns and daylilies planted on the hillside, a fire pit on the riverbank but no vegetation on the dredged river sand and gravel.
On the main level there is a swimming pool inside a pool house/greenhouse with a retractable roof. Its shady garden has ferns, liriope, spotted dead nettle, ornamental grasses, heuchera, hosta, Joe Pye weed, a meandering stream and another pond with koi and ducks. The pool house walk has a wisteria-covered pergola and birdhouses. The gathering garden has a meditation hut cantilevered over the riverbank with plantings of hydrangea, mountain laurel, hosta, hellebores, astilbe, bellflowers, Japanese anemone and blueberry bushes shaded by white pine. The sunny farm or potager is comprised of raised beds separated by gravel walkways planted with perennial flowers, herbs, vegetables and rhubarb from grandmother's garden. Additional outbuildings include a chicken house with chickens free to roam, a duck house and a shed with solar panels that provide electricity for these buildings.
Choderwood is located between a defunct short line railroad and the Allegheny River, an urban oasis in a formerly industrial location, and is a certified wildlife habitat. The owners have participated in garden tours and host events as well as lodgers on two riverboats.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (former owners, 1908-1957); Stanley Chimel (former owner, 1957-1992); James P. Fahey (former owner, 1992-1994); Bryan Rogers and Cynthia Rice (former owners, 1994-2000); Friday's Perennials (entrance ponds and gardens, 2001); Kubrick brothers Garden Center (stone steps, potager beds, 2002); Plumline Nursery (pond designer and builder); Zero Fossil (garden shed solar panels, 2014)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA839
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Knoxville -- Savage Garden

Provenance:
Knoxville Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Savage, Arthur  Search this
Savage, Hortense  Search this
Savage Laughtery, Pearl  Search this
Present owner:
Dohm, Bill  Search this
Cooper, Patty  Search this
Stone mason:
Davis, Charles  Search this
Architect:
Barth, Bill  Search this
Woodwork designer:
Duncan, Dan  Search this
Garden designer:
Fortenberry, Eric  Search this
Watson, Terumi  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
17 Digital images (color, JPEG files. )
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Savage Garden (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox -- Knoxville
Scope and Contents:
17 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
The Savage Garden as it exists today is a large (1.7 acres), densely planted garden located in Fountain City, Tennessee, a suburb of north of Knoxville. The historic garden was established in 1917 by Arthur Savage, who emigrated from Leamington Spa, England to Knoxville in 1886. In 1895, Savage married Hortense Garrett and moved into a bungalow style house in Fountain City in July 1917. Soon after, Hortense planted a garden behind the house.

In 1920, Savage hired Charles Davis, a master stone mason and gardener to construct a sandstone perimeter wall. By 1921, two 18-foot stone water towers and a series of pools and ponds were constructed, to be joined later by streams connecting 3 additional ponds. By 1926, a sandstone Asian pagoda was built to house a 30-foot cistern and electric water pump. Pergolas and arbors led to the pagoda, followed soon after with a circular seating area, a stone tool shed, and a free standing sandstone arch overlooking the pagoda and pools. In the botanical garden, Savage collected a variety of plants, notably a Chinese pistache, a pond cypress, a fern-leaf beech, a Chinese parasol tree, and a Chinese fir. Savage's company produced machinery to cut stone, and this may explain why all of the garden's benches, steps, walls, water towers, outbuildings, and follies were made of stone.

In 1986, Bill Dohm and Patty Cooper purchased the property with the intention to restore and preserve the garden. Dohm ad Cooper restored the stone walls and borders, the Asian Pagoda, and other outbuildings. Architect Bill Barth used photos of original structures to redesign the arbors and entrance gate. Dan Duncan replicated the structures, which were fully installed by 1993. In 2018, gardeners at Savage Garden planted 12 pickup truck loads of trillium, Twin Sister daffodils, and 20,000 snowdrops. The garden rooms are connected by pathways lined by stone with each room layered with wildflowers, bulbs, and perennials, depending on the season.

Persons associated with the garden include: Arthur and Hortense Savage (former owners, 1917-1946); Hortense Savage (former owner, 1946-1953); Pearl Savage Laughtery (former owner, 1953-1986); Bill Dohm and Patty Cooper (owners, 1986-present); Charles Davis (Stonemason and gardener, 1920-1937); Bill Barth (Architect, 1990-1995); Dan Duncan (Master woodworker, 1990-1995); Eric Fortenberry (gardener and designer, 2007-present); Terumi Watson (gardener and designer, 2008-present).
Related Materials:
The Knoxville News Sentinel Newspaper Articles/Subject Files at the McClung Collection in the East Tennessee History Center.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN121
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Sarasota -- Gulistan

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Owner:
John Ringling Estates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Mario Nievera Design Incorporated  Search this
Jackman, Matt  Search this
Architect for addition to house:
Soler, Jim  Search this
Construction:
Perez Brothers  Search this
Interior designer:
Hart, Joyce  Search this
Designer:
Droney, Dan  Search this
Architect:
Hebda, Pat  Search this
Photographer:
Morgan, Nancy G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Florida -- Sarasota County -- Sarasota
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 18 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
Completed in 2020, this Eastern-inspired garden in St. Armands Key includes various elements indicative of an ancient Persian garden, including a pavilion, water features, and mosaics depicting Islamic Mughal motifs. The design of this 8,731 square foot property is formal and symmetrical. Its name derives from a 1258 poem written by Persian poet, Sa'di. The garden took more than three years to complete, with most of the work being preparatory; the soil had to be replaced, the engineering, plumbing, and electrical work for the garden and central fountain all had to be implemented before they could add the plants, pathways, benches, and medallions. All materials used to create the garden, pavilion, and tile mosaics were sourced in Florida.
The owner has been a docent at the Freer Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution for 30 years, and has remained a scholar of eastern art, architecture, and literature, especially that of the Persian Mughal Empire. In 2009, she purchased a historically designated Mediterranean revival winter home on St. Armands Key and in 2012 purchased the lot next door. Though she had not originally envisioned putting a garden in the space, the idea grew when she met the landscape architect Mario Nievera at a Founders Garden Club of Sarasota Flower Talk in 2016. Her ideal garden was one tailored to the size of the lot, climate and soil conditions of the area of Florida. The owner and Nierva assembled a team including Matt Jackson, the Perez Brothers who created the pavilion, Joyce Hart, an interior designer, Dan Droney, the designer and fabricator of hand-made tiles, and Pat Hebda of Treasure Cove in Sarasota who provided custom architectural elements for the pavilion. The garden owner's daughter contributed by researching details about ancient Persian Gardens.
Surrounding the property is a high, cream-colored, concrete wall with an ornate iron gate marking the entrance. The main focal point of the garden is a 1,000 sq. foot cream-colored limestone pavilion of Persian Mughal-style architecture with a ceiling-high mosaic patterned with Islamic Mughal motifs. This building features three triangular archways facing the front and two archways on either side, with eight columns supporting the structure. The pavilion also operates as a one-bedroom apartment that faces the rear of the property, which was mandated by the city to meet their building code. In front of the pavilion is a central courtyard with a fountain in the center. The design of the fountain is a star lined with blue, yellow, and white tiles, within a quatrefoil of various solid green and patterned tiles. Marble pathways with narrow strips of confederate jasmine in their center lead from the fountain to two elaborate tile medallions on either side of the fountain. The east medallion features a five-clawed Chinese Imperial Dragon on a yellow background, while the west medallion depicts on a blue background, a Simurgh, or mythical bird from Persian mythology. Each medallion is surrounded by a ring of confederate jasmine and a long marble bench on one side. A short marble pathway directly in front of the central fountain leads to a tile Persian rug crafted from handmade red, blue, orange, green, and white, tiles with star and floral patterns.
All plants were carefully considered in terms of their size, color, their perfume, appropriateness to the location, balance and symmetry in the space. The property features three varieties of palm trees, as well as Geiger trees, cypress, citrus, bamboo, and pomegranate. Two vivid colors of Granada roses were used, along with apricot drift, coral drift, and new dawn.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Ringling and Owen Burns t/a John Ringling Estates (former owners, 1917 – 1948); Arthur Vining Davis t/a Arvida Corp. (former owner, 1948 – 1976); Kathryn N. Mason (former owner, 1976 – 1992); Joergen and Maria Haher (former owners, 1992 – 1996); Bretley and Mona Koth (former owners, 1996 – 1998); Matthew Gribbon (former owner, 1998 – 2008); Thomas R. Olin, Jr. (former owner, 2008 – 2012); Mario Nievera (landscape architect, 2016 – 2020); Matt Jackman (landscape architect, 2017 – 2020); Jim Soler (pavilion architect, 2015); Perez Brothers (construction co., 2015 – 2020); Joyce Hart (interior designer, 2015 – 2020); Dan Droney (designer/fabricator of tiles, 2018 – 2020); Pat Hebda (treasure core custom architectural elements, 2015 – 2020).
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Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Sarasota  Search this
Gulistan (Sarasota, Florida)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL154
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb630e54dc5-f3e9-40ac-a05d-a0e3b71b0784
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