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Bedford -- Wildflower Farm

Former owner:
Fisher, Laura  Search this
Howe, Henry Marion, 1848-1922  Search this
Garden designer:
Fisher, Laura  Search this
Lyman, Hitch  Search this
Gardener:
Perez, Salvador  Search this
Perez, Erick  Search this
Architect:
Babb, Cook & Welch  Search this
Provenance:
Bedford Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wildflower Farm (Bedford Hills, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Bedford County -- Bedford -- Bedford Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a detailed description of the garden (including plant names), copies of articles about the garden, and other information.
General:
Located in Westchester County, Wildflower Farm's comparatively new (since 1995) garden complements its century-old house surrounded by mature trees. Its design, including hardscaping, was carefully planned to unify the land with the house, for example by using hedges and shrubs to provide a transitional level to the landscape between the house and the trees. Several smaller gardens are situated throughout the nearly 20-acre site, among them a parterre (near the Classical Revival porch on the eastern side of the house), a peony garden, a rhododendron enclave, a Japanese-inspired azalea garden, and the studio garden, located outside the owner's design studio. Less formal features include a vegetable garden, cutting gardens, and an old apple orchard. Dogwoods, magnolias, sycamores, and Camperdown elms are but a few of the trees that are found throughout the property. The entire design and execution capitalizes on beautiful woodland views and the strong presence of the stone house. In addition to contemporary (2007) photographs of the garden, the file includes six copy prints made from images originally taken ca. 1906-1909, showing construction and early landscaping of the house.
Persons and firms associated with the site include Laura Fisher (creator of the garden and former owner, 1995-2007), Hitch Lyman (garden designer, 1995-2007); Babb, Cook & Welch (architects, 1906); Henry Marion Howe (former owner, 1906-1920); and Salvador and Erick Perez (gardeners, 1995 to date).
Related Materials:
Wildflower Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 film transparencies; 7 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 York -- Bedford Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY642
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26731

[Wildflower Farm]: swimming pool and pergola.

Photographer:
Felber, Richard  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Film transparency (col., 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film transparency
Film transparencies
Place:
Wildflower Farm (Bedford Hills, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Bedford County -- Bedford -- Bedford Hills
Date:
2007.
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 York -- Bedford Hills  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Diving boards  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Deck chairs  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY642001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY642: Bedford -- Wildflower Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27395

[Wildflower Farm]: pergola and walkway, with swimming pool on left.

Photographer:
Felber, Richard  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Film transparency (col., 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film transparency
Film transparencies
Place:
Wildflower Farm (Bedford Hills, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Bedford County -- Bedford -- Bedford Hills
Date:
2007.
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 York -- Bedford Hills  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Trees  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Deck chairs  Search this
Chairs -- wooden  Search this
Tables, wooden  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY642004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY642: Bedford -- Wildflower Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27396

[Wildflower Farm]: looking up the grand staircase from the pool area.

Photographer:
Felber, Richard  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Film transparency (col., 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film transparency
Film transparencies
Place:
Wildflower Farm (Bedford Hills, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Bedford County -- Bedford -- Bedford Hills
Date:
2007.
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 York -- Bedford Hills  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Trees  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY642007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY642: Bedford -- Wildflower Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27397

[Wildflower Farm]: the parterre de broderie, with the house in the background.

Photographer:
Felber, Richard  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Film transparency (col., 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film transparency
Film transparencies
Place:
Wildflower Farm (Bedford Hills, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Bedford County -- Bedford -- Bedford Hills
Date:
2007.
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 York -- Bedford Hills  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Porches  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY642012
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY642: Bedford -- Wildflower Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27398

[Wildflower Farm]: the parterre de broderie.

Photographer:
Felber, Richard  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Film transparency (col., 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Film transparency
Film transparencies
Place:
Wildflower Farm (Bedford Hills, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Bedford County -- Bedford -- Bedford Hills
Date:
2007.
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 York -- Bedford Hills  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Topiary work  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Genre/Form:
Film transparencies
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY642013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY642: Bedford -- Wildflower Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27399

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