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Englewood -- Low Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Low, Donald, Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Low Garden (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Designed by Alice Recknagel Ireys, this was obviously one of her favorite gardens, for it appeared on the front of the dust jacket of her 1967 book. Mrs. Donald Low was the owner of this property, which featured the extensive use of stone in both house and garden walls. Behind the high stone wall separating the garden from the driveway Ireys created a spacious informal setting for a variety of trees and shrubs as well as perennials and a lawn. The dust jacket illustration (reproduced inside the book as well) showed part of the garden in early spring with its bleeding hearts, Virginia bluebells, and primroses under a flowering cherry. Brick and natural surface paths wound through the site; boxwood was used extensively as a border. A stone garden house and statue of St. Francis added decorative touches, while seating near the house and in other locations provided ample opportunity for relaxation and contemplation of this lovely garden.
Related Materials:
Low Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 contact prints; 2 film transparencies)
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 -- Englewood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ440
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref780

[Low Garden]: flowering cherry and spring flowers in formal garden, with stone garden house beyond.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Film transparency (col., 4 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film transparency
Film transparencies
Place:
Low Garden (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Date:
1964.
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 -- Englewood  Search this
Cherry  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Garden houses  Search this
Primroses  Search this
Bleeding heart (flower)  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Box  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ440013
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ440: Englewood -- Low Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref784

[Low Garden]: flowering cherry underplanted with spring flowers; stone wall beyond.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Film transparency (col., 4 x 5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film transparency
Film transparencies
Place:
Low Garden (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Date:
1964.
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 -- Englewood  Search this
Cherry  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Primroses  Search this
Bleeding heart (flower)  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Box  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ440014
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ440: Englewood -- Low Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref785

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