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The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37000 Slides (photographs) (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Garden Club of America was established in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the Garden Club of Philadelphia and eleven other garden clubs met to create a national garden club. Its purpose is to foster the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and gardening and conservation efforts. The GCA was incorporated in Delaware in 1923, with its headquarters established in New York City. Today, local clubs are organized under twelve regional zones. The GCA continues its tradition of hosting flower shows and publishing material related to gardening in the United States.

The GCA's glass lantern slides were used by The GCA for presentations and lectures about notable gardens throughout the United States dating back to colonial times. An effort was made in the late 1980s, in preparation of the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of America's founding, to collect the disbursed slides. These slides were to eventually form the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. The informational value of this collection is extensive since a number of images of the more than 4,500 gardens represented show garden designs that have changed over time or no longer exist. While the majority of images document a range of designed upper and upper-middle class gardens throughout the U.S., the scope of the collection is expanding as volunteers photograph and document contemporary gardens including community and vernacular gardens.

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
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.
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 -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
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The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb617385372-1028-4cb7-b07d-04fea2e51c47
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca
Online Media:

Providence -- Rochambeau House

Former owner:
Sharpe, Mary Elizabeth, 1884-1985  Search this
Sharpe, Henry Dexter  Search this
Landscape designer:
Sharpe, Mary Elizabeth, 1884-1985  Search this
Architect:
Rice, Arthur  Search this
Parker, Thomas & Rice  Search this
Landscape architect:
Coffin, Marian Cruger, 1876-1957  Search this
Cautley, Marjorie Sewell, 1891-  Search this
Restoration architect:
Dinneen, Ralph E.  Search this
R. E. Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc.  Search this
Gardener:
Brannon, Kevin  Search this
Grounds superintendent:
Vetere, Pat  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rochambeau House (Providence, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Providence County -- Providence
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, copies of garden designs with planting plans, black and white photographs of the garden, black and white and color photocopies of images of the garden and Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, photocopies of articles about the house and garden, an unpublished 1990 paper by Lisa Hartjen entitled "The Gardens of 84 Prospect Street," notes on the garden by Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, a photocopy of Marjorie Sewell Cautley's 1937 consultant report, and correspondence and other information relating to the garden and Mary Elizabeth Sharpe.
General:
Situated on an irregular two-thirds acre lot, this garden's development began in 1929 under the supervision of its owner, Mary Elizabeth Sharpe, and continued over a period of 55 years. It is now in full maturity. Following Mrs. Sharpe's death in 1985, the property passed to Brown University, where it is now the home of the French Studies and Hispanic Studies departments. It was renamed Rochambeau House for Jean de Vimeu, Comte de Rochambeau, Maréchal de France and commandant of French forces encamped at Providence during the American Revolution. Although some features have changed and trees have been replaced, the design concept still remains one of a French-style garden composed of plants chosen for year-round green interest. Features include a formal, boxwood-edged lawn, paved teraces, stone-paved courts, stone steps and ornaments, paths of diamond pavers, espaliers on house walls, and spring flowering trees surrounding a handsome house. The long, narrow sequence of the west garden descending from formal to naturalized areas and woodland is a highlight.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Mary Elizabeth Sharpe (former owner and landscape designer, 1929-1985); Henry Dexter Sharpe (former owner, 1929-?); Arthur Rice (architect, 1929); Marian Cruger Coffin (landscape architect, 1934); Marjorie Sewell Cautley (landscape architect, 1937); Ralph E. Dinneen (restoration architect, 1985-1987); Kevin Brannon (gardener, 1980 to date); Pat Vetere (Brown University grounds superintendent, current); Parker, Thomas & Rice (architects, 1929); and R. E. Dinneen Architects & Planners, Inc. (restoration architects, 1985-1987).
Related Materials:
Rochambeau House related holdings consist of 3 folders (33 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 -- Rhode Island -- Providence  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI073
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61167c205-51fd-4f38-9d0d-dafeaed1376a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10578

Nashville -- The Craighead House and Garden

Sculptor:
Bennyworth, Steve  Search this
Ralston, Bill  Search this
Garden designer:
Sirls, Steve  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Nashville  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Craighead House and Garden (Nashville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson -- Nashville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
A natural wood picket fence along the street opens to a brick pathway through a shade garden and lawn with a contemporary sculpture, "Merging Steel" by Steve Bennyworth, ending at the front door of an historic Federal style brick house. Like other period homes there is no driveway between the house and the street. Fences enclose the entire one acre, with lushly planted deep borders around three distinct lawns, under the shade provided by mature trees. There are tropical plants in pots that are moved to a greenhouse in the winter, as well as flowering shrubs, vines and perennials. A circular brick terrace next to the house and several brick walkways were built from bricks made on the property by slaves in the 19th century, and are laid in "chicken grit" ground granite to protect the tree roots underneath. The foundation of the old kiln where the bricks were fired was discovered by a previous owner and converted into a water feature. In the service area at the rear of the property there is a kitchen garden for vegetables and herbs entered through an arch with espaliered pear trees. The greenhouse is located at the end of the pea gravel path, with a cutting garden for flowers as well as fruit trees and espaliered grapes on a toolshed nearby. Even the designated car park is utilized for beehives, blackberries, and pots of succulents.
The original four room Federal style brick house built circa 1810 has been significantly enlarged by subsequent owners, and the 194 acre farm that comprised the original property has been reduced to a one-acre lot in an historic Nashville subdivision. Earlier gardens were laid out by a previous owner, Frances Moore Ewald, and have been redesigned starting in 1998. The house and gardens are frequently opened for tours and entertaining. Craighead House is listed on the Tennessee Register of Historic Places, is included in the Tennessee conservation easement program through Historic Nashville, and won an architectural award from the Historical Commission of Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County in 1999. One of the hackberry trees in the garden won first place in a Nashville big old tree contest in 2000.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Brown Craighead and family members (former owner, 1818-1890); Samuel A. Murphy (former owner, 1890 -1905); Richland Realty company (former owner and sub-divider of property, 1905-1914); W.E. and Sarah Watson (former owners, 1914-1915); Homer T. Derryberry (former owner, 1915-1934); Bonnie A. McGraw (former owner, 1934-1954); Jack and Sarah Gillaspy (former owners, 1954-1957); W.E. and Frances Moore Ewald (former owners, 1957-1971); John and Ann Nixon (former owners, 1971-1973); Dr. and Mrs. George V. Mann (former owner, 1973-1997); Carl Hasty (former owner, 1997-1998); Steve Bennyworth (sculptor, 1998); Bill Ralston (sculptor, 1996, 1999); Steve Sirls (garden designer, 1998-present)
Related Materials:
The Craighead House and Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (27 digital images)
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 TN085
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/kb6fecacbbc-9ea0-4688-a712-8fc72a81711c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10965

Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art

Sculptor:
Mallony, Frances  Search this
Landscape designer:
Donelson, Frances  Search this
Landscape architect:
Green, Robert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Tennessee -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
05/01/1985
General:
Copyright.
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
Museums  Search this
Columns  Search this
Arcades (Architecture)  Search this
Relief  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN033001
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN033: Memphis -- Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63e420953-39bb-41e8-b08c-670542967e93
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11149

Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art

Sculptor:
Mallony, Frances  Search this
Landscape designer:
Donelson, Frances  Search this
Landscape architect:
Green, Robert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Tennessee -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
05/01/1985
General:
Copyright. Facing south from building. First section of azaleas.
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
Azaleas  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Flowering shrubs  Search this
Museums  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN033002
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN033: Memphis -- Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64073f938-13ae-46e4-a02d-41c92461d6f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11150

Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art

Sculptor:
Mallony, Frances  Search this
Landscape designer:
Donelson, Frances  Search this
Landscape architect:
Green, Robert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Tennessee -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
05/01/1985
General:
Facing north from park.
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
Museums  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Box  Search this
Allées  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN033003
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN033: Memphis -- Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b432c0d5-915b-422a-b02e-524b2f37a488
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11151

Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art

Sculptor:
Mallony, Frances  Search this
Landscape designer:
Donelson, Frances  Search this
Landscape architect:
Green, Robert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Tennessee -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
05/01/1985
General:
American Holly hedge.
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
Hollies  Search this
Courtyards  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gates -- Iron  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN033004
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN033: Memphis -- Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a80e1e07-b307-47db-9fd2-010db4006d39
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11152

Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art

Sculptor:
Morgan, Francis Mallory  Search this
Landscape designer:
Donelson, Frances  Search this
Landscape architect:
Green, Robert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Tennessee -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
05/01/1985
General:
Bronze fountain by Francis Mallory Morgan. Bronze
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
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN033005
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN033: Memphis -- Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b25f2c1a-d6f6-4d4e-9b5d-5eceabc0af57
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11153

Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art

Sculptor:
Morgan, Francis Mallory  Search this
Williams, Wheeler  Search this
Landscape designer:
Donelson, Frances  Search this
Landscape architect:
Green, Robert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Tennessee -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
05/01/1985
General:
The three figures represent growing seasons by Wheeler Williams.
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
Arches  Search this
Niches (Architecture)  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN033006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN033: Memphis -- Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6621f1723-bd4c-44e1-a526-a11df8f75220
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11154

Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art

Sculptor:
Morgan, Francis Mallory  Search this
Landscape designer:
Donelson, Frances  Search this
Landscape architect:
Green, Robert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Tennessee -- Memphis
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
05/01/1985
General:
Holly court garden.
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
Sculpture  Search this
Pedestals  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN033007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN033: Memphis -- Memphis Brooks Museum Of Art
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f37be422-d8f2-4ce4-bcd0-6f57af42ed1e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11155

Charleston -- Jones Garden

Former owner:
Brooks, Charles  Search this
Brooks, Mary Frances  Search this
Jones, George Jr.  Search this
Jones, Patty  Search this
Landscape designer:
Schwartz-Barker, Lynne  Search this
Sculptor:
Blumenstein, Mark  Search this
Fetty, Jeff  Search this
Provenance:
Kanawha Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jones Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and historical information.
General:
Although the 1949 white clapboard house was sited far back from the road one of the principle aims of the garden design for this approximately one acre property has been to provide privacy from the road and from neighboring properties. Beginning work in 1988 the owners developed new garden areas by: adding hardscape features including a deck behind the house and newly-designed curved wall patios in front of the house, grading to direct water run-off away from the house and garden beds, re-purposing a small former playhouse as a potting shed at the end of a new bluestone path, and installing an irrigation system. Then more extensive plantings could be installed, focusing on creating four seasons of interest, using more native plants, attracting songbirds, butterflies and wildlife, developing a seamless tapestry of all the garden areas, and providing views of the vernacular garden from the house, patios, covered porch and deck. The view from the street was also considered and a timber terraced perennial bed was installed on the street side of the shrub screen bed.
A small oval perennial bed in front of the house was enlarged to wrap around the side of the house, forming an L-shaped shrub, rose and mixed perennial garden. Pansies provide winter bloom, followed by spring bulbs, peonies, spireas and iris. In summer and fall perennials include day-lilies, bee balm, hibiscus and Shasta daisies. Shrub roses were added to the old roses from previous plantings that were re-positioned. Another smaller L-shaped bed along the side driveway includes a tower of stacked large flower pots that are planted with seasonal annuals. A shade border follows the curve of the other patio and because this side of the house is downhill and wetter plantings include red twig dogwoods and marsh marigolds. Two large oasis flower beds were installed around trees in the front lawn, a crimson king maple and a mature oak, with hellebores for winter, and narcissus, ferns, hostas, and Japanese anemones for successive blooms and foliage.
The roadside garden has a screen of native cedars, forsythias, hydrangeas and lilacs, under-planted with hostas, perennial hibiscus and daffodils. A white garden that can be viewed across the lawn from the house at the end of the day includes a white flowering redbud tree, white bleeding heart, woodland phlox, wood asters, candytuft and tiarella. The potting shed garden was overgrown with shrubs and vines that were cleared away, to be replaced by transplanted rhododendrons and a tree peony, perennials and hydrangeas as well as the bluestone path, a native stone wall, and a bench. At the back of the house the entire back yard was regraded and had drains installed, the latticework under the deck was replaced with planters, and a stone patio was built for sitting in the perennial and shrub garden with roses that is bordered by boxwood. At the back end of the property there is a wooded area with a ravine.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles and Mary Frances Brooks (former owners, 1947-1954); George and Patty Jones Jr. (former owners, 1954-1987); Lynne Schwartz-Barker (landscape designer, 2002-2015); Mark Blumenstein (sculptor); Jeff Fetty (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Jones Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 digital images)
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 -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV019
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6720a420d-c3f6-49b1-a58f-53932bd0e062
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11860

Malden -- Kanawha Salines

Former owner:
Dickinson, William Sr.  Search this
Dickinson, WIlliam Jr.  Search this
Dickinson, John Quincy  Search this
Dickinson, John Quincy, Mrs.  Search this
Dickinson, Charles C.  Search this
Dickinson, Charles C., Mrs.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Harman, May S.  Search this
Dillon, Frances  Search this
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Hoffman, Holly  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kanawha Salines (Malden, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Malden
General:
"The gardens at Kanawha Salines are particularly interesting as the product of female owners Nelle Coleman Alderson Dickinson and her daughter, Mary Price Dickinson Ratrie, as well as female designers and gardeners." The gardens include an immense American Elm, planted by Mrs. Ratrie as a child and a parterre with box hedges, rosebeds, and herbaceous perennial borders."
"Salt was produced here from 1817 until 1945, and shipped by the Kanawha River and later rail as far as New Orleans and Pittsburgh. The farm fields pasture a small herd of Belted Galloway cattle and a number of 'family' horses and ponies. Mrs. Ratrie's garden center and nursery, 'Terra Salis', is located on the edge of the farm."
"The property features a glorious vista of wooded hills, another of the Kanawha River, and an all-white pond garden reached by an allée of Prunus campanulata 'Okame'. There is a viburnum collection of 16 species/varieties; a 60-foot hemerocallis and narcissus border; several beds of species roses and syringa varieties; many specimen trees, both deciduous and evergreen; and a terrace, overlooking tennis courts, sheltered by a 40-foot pergola covered with wisteria, floribunda, and clematis. The house and outbuildings, including a 'garden' building, barns, storehouses, and cottages, are part of a historic property in continuous ownership by the Dickinson family since the early 1800's."
Persons associated with the property include: William Dickinson, Sr., (former owner, 1840-1863); William Dickinson, Jr. (former owner, 1863-1865); Mr. and Mrs. John Quincy Dickinson (former owners, 1865-1896); Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Dickinson (former owners, 1896-1958); May S. Harman (landscape designer, 1927-1929); Frances Dillon (landscape designer,1958-1969); Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape designer, 1980 to date); and Holly Hoffman (landscape designer, 1989-1995).
Related Materials:
Kanawha Salines related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 -- West Virginia -- Malden  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a5a40c58-86e8-4025-a08b-b48565415f27
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11861

Dallas -- Maclay Garden

Landscape designer:
Lambert Landscape Company  Search this
William Pardoe & Associates  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Maclay Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, and landscape architecture plans.
General:
Located on a property that dates back to 1932, the Maclay Garden was established beginning in 1974 when the current owners purchased the property and began the work of transforming a garden that had been left to grow wild. Encouraged to design a garden that would be easy to maintain and offer year-round beauty, azaleas were chosen to feature prominently throughout the property, providing bright washes of color in spring and lush greenery throughout the year. Deep beds of evergreens and azaleas protect the property from its busy surroundings, both from the front of the house as well as framing the perimeter of the back garden. A walk along the side of the residence leads through a gated wall and shaded garden path to the main garden. The main garden features a large lawn framed by azaleas, a swimming pool, and two terraces offering garden seating and an outdoor dining area.
Entities associated with the garden include: King Burney Hughes (former owner, 1932-1934); the Praetorian family (former owners, 1935-1936); Mollie F. Hall (former owner, 1936); Mrs. Frances Hall McCracken (former owner, 1936-1974); William Pardoe & Associates (landscape design, date unknown); Mike Kirkpatrick (role and date unkown); and Lambert Landscape Company (landscape design, 1985).
Related Materials:
Maclay Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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 -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX101
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f0ac416b-c1e1-4d00-9634-605c0280cacf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13486

Aldie -- Oak Hill (VA)

Former owner:
Gouveneur, Mrs.  Search this
Quimby  Search this
Littleton, Frank  Search this
Delashmutt, Thomas, Mr.  Search this
Delashmutt, Thomas, Mrs.  Search this
Monroe, James, 1758-1831  Search this
Architect:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Landscape architect:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Designer:
Hoban, James Capt  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Oak Hill (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Scope and Contents:
Folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
General:
President James Monroe built Oak Hill as a retirement property in Loudon County in 1823. The plans are said to have been drawn by Thomas Jefferson. The property became a Virginia Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark.
Persons associated with the property include: President James Monroe (former owner, 1831); Mrs. Gouveneur (former owner, 1831-1850); Colonel John Fairfax (former owner, 1850-); Dr. Quimby (former owner); Henry Fairfax (former owner), ?-1920); Frank Littleton (former owner, 1920-1948); Mr. and Mrs. Thomas DeLashmutt (former owners, 1948-?); Thomas Jefferson (supposed architect); Captain James Hoban (designer, 1823); and Henry David Whitfield (architect of wing extensions, ca. 1920).
Related Materials:
Oak Hill (VA) related holdings consist of 3 folders (3 glass lantern slides and 18 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Perry Wheeler Collection
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 -- Virginia -- Aldie  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb622a14d96-2fd3-407b-97b5-dbda8b733714
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18784

Alexandria -- River Farm

Former owner:
Washington, George, 1732-1799  Search this
Clifton, William  Search this
Resident:
Lear, Tobias, 1762-1816  Search this
Owner:
American Horticultural Society  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
River Farm (Alexandria, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Alexandria
Scope and Contents:
There are three 35 mm. slides depicting horticultural details which were not catalogued.

The folder includes a work sheet, site analysis map-1985, article copy and brochure.
Former Title:
Wellington

Walnut Tree Farm

Cliftons Neck
General:
River Farm was first called Piscataway Neck by Margaret and Captain Giles Brent in 1653. During William Clifton's ownership, the property was known as Cliftons Neck. George Washington bought the property in 1760 to lease. The largest track at this time was called "River Farm." Tobias Lear, a renter, had called the property Walnut Farm. In 1859, a century after Washington purchased the property from Clifton, Charles Augustine Washington sold 652 acres of River Farm to three Quaker brothers, Stacey, Isaac, and William Snowden of New Jersey in order to acquire lumber for the ship building. The Snowdens divided the acreage, then known as Wellington, into three sections. In 1866, 280 acres including the present-day River Farm were sold to three men known as "The Syndicate." A writer from The Washington Sunday Star visited the estate in 1904 and referred to it as "this broken and pathetic house." The Wellington property was subsequently purchased in 1912 by Miss Theresa Thompson, a member of a prominent local family. Miss Thompson made changes and improvements at Wellington, but is was for Malcolm Matheson, who bought the property in 1919, to transform it into the early-20th century country estate we know today. The American Horticultural Society purchased River Farm in 1973 and made it their headquarters. The Society maintains display and test gardens on the 27 acre site. The 1757 main house is furnished in period; and the gardens offer identified plants.
Persons associated with the property include: Captain Giles Brent (former owner, 1653); Giles Brent (former owner); George Brent (former owner); Cliftons of Chotank (former owners 1739); George Washington (former owner, 1760); Charles Augustine Washington (former owner); Stacey, Isaac, and William Snowden (former owners, 1859); "The Syndicate" (former owners, 1866); Miss Theresa Thompson (former owner, 1912); Malcolm Matheson (former owner, 1919); and the American Horticultural Society (owners, 1973-present).
Related Materials:
River Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (3 glass lantern slides and 10 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 -- Virginia -- Alexandria  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA110
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6de036a2b-ea32-4acd-9a21-8c288309c490
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18786

Charles City -- Hickory Hill

Former owner:
Wickham, Henry T. Mrs  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hickory Hill (Charles City, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Charles City County -- Charles City
Scope and Contents:
Folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
General:
Hickory Hill was once an addition to Shirley-on-the-James. The house and garden were begun in 1820, when William Fanning Wickham and his wife, Anne Carter, moved on the estate. The grounds and garden were laid out on broad and long lines with avenues lined with cedar and box. The garden is a rectangular plot 355 feet by 440 feet. (Christian and Massie, 1962) A central focal point is a "box-walk" of Sempervirens boxwood. The gardens were damaged during the Civil War when armies swept over the property, but subsequent attempts were made at restoration.
Persons associated with the property include: William Carter Wickham (former owner); Captain Williams Carter Wickham (former owner); and Mr. and Mrs. Henry T. Wickham (former owners).
Related Materials:
Hickory Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 glass lantern slides and 1 35 mm. slide)
See others in:
Hollerith Collection, ca. 1970?
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 -- Virginia -- Charles City  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60a98f7c7-8483-4ff9-853f-653730aff973
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18801

Charlottesville -- Morven

Former owner:
Short, William Col  Search this
Higginbotham, David  Search this
Marshall, Samuel H. Mrs  Search this
Stone, Charles Mr Ms  Search this
Stone, Whitney Mr Mrs  Search this
Landscape architect:
Flanders, Annette Hoyt  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Virginia -- Charlottesville
Morven (Charlottesville, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Charlottesville
Scope and Contents:
Folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
General:
The gardens seen today began in the 1890s. A restoration project for the gardens began in 1926 with Annette Hoyt Flanders of New York as the landscape architect. Morven's gardens are made up of several areas in order to break up the expanse of lawn. Wall and hedges of boxwood and euonymus enclose different portions of the garden. Flower beds are laid out in regular patterns.
Persons associated with the property include: Colonel William Short (former owner, 1796-1813); Martin Thacker (builder); David Higginbotham (former owner); Samuel H. Marshall (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stone (former owners, 1926); Mr. and Mrs. Whitney Stone (former owners); Annette Hoyt Flanders (landscape architect, 1920's); and Thomas Thacker (gardener).
Related Materials:
Morven related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides and 5 glass lantern 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 -- Virginia -- Charlottesville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA025
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66f099b58-ed12-47e7-b042-1816a9d4a0f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18807

Greenwood -- Mirador

Former owner:
Funsten, Mary Mrs  Search this
Langhorne, Chiswell D.  Search this
Langhorne, Chiswell D., Mrs.  Search this
Newhall, Morton Mr  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mirador (Greenwood, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- Greenwood
Scope and Contents:
Folders include work sheets and copy of article.
Mirador related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 glass lantern slides and 3 35 mm. slides)
General:
"Mirador was built between 1825 and 1830 by Colonel James Bowen on land said to have been granted to his grandfather, Richard Bowen, for services in the French and Indian Wars....Colonel Bowen's daughter, Mary (Mrs. O. R. Funsten), is thought to have made the first flower garden when she lived at Mirador with her widowed mother..." (Christian and Massie 1962) During Mr. and Mrs. Tree's ownership in the 1920's, extensive changes were made to the house and garden.
Persons associated with the property include: Colonel James Bowen (former owner, 1825-?); Mary Funsten (former owner, 1890); Mr. and Mrs. Chiswell Langhorne (former owners, 1890-?); Mrs. Robert Brand (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Tree (former owners, early 1920s); and Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Marran and Morton Newhall (former owners, 1952-?).
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 -- Virginia -- Greenwood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA039
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d7e8e8cf-a3fc-489e-b21f-275b813de9bd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18809

Forest -- Poplar Forest

Architect:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Landscape architect:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Former owner:
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826  Search this
Jefferson, Martha Wayles Skelton, 1748-1782  Search this
Hutter family  Search this
Watts, James O., Jr. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Poplar Forest (Forest, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Bedford County -- Forest
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles about the site, site plans, brochures, and additional information about the house and garden.
General:
Situated between Lynchburg and Bedford, Virginia, Poplar Forest was a nearly 5,000-acre plantation inherited by Thomas Jefferson and his wife Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson from her father, John Wayles, in 1773. Martha Jefferson died in 1782, and it was only in 1806 that Thomas Jefferson began to design and build the Palladian-influenced house and gardens that still exist today. Serving as a retirement retreat during Jefferson's lifetime, the property was sold in 1828, two years after his death. It remained in private ownership until 1983, when a nonprofit corporation acquired it and began a process of archaeological and documentary research leading to its ongoing restoration. Jefferson's landscape design featured a circular road lined by paper mulberry trees, earthen mounds flanking the house, oval shrub beds, and a sunken lawn. Native trees, such as the tulip poplars from which the property takes its name (several of which survive from Jefferson's time), were planted throughout the grounds. The three images in the Archives of American Gardens' collection document the property at the time when it was still a private residence owned by the Hutter family and somewhat altered from Jefferson's original design. In addition, land sales over the years have reduced the size of the property to a mere fraction of its original size.
Persons associated with the property include Thomas Jefferson (architect, landscape architect, former owner, 1773-1826); Martha Wayles Skelton Jefferson (former owner, 1773-1782); the Hutter family (former owners, ca. 1828-1946); and Mr. and Mrs. James O. Watts, Jr. (former owners, 1946-1983).
Related Materials:
Poplar Forest related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 lantern 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 -- Virginia -- Forest  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA068
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6019f343b-0ba6-49dd-8ed8-5fab1a2cc47a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18821

Greenwood -- Rose Hill

Former owner:
Massie, William R. Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Bottomley, William Lawrence A.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rose Hill (Greenwood, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Albemarle County -- Greenwood
Scope and Contents:
Folders include work sheets and copies of articles.
General:
In 1903, Mrs. Massie purchased the property called Rose Cottage, which later became Rose Hill. The original house burned in 1930. The new house, a Georgian mansion, was designed by William Lawrence Bottomley. Boxwood, holly and magnolias provide a background to the flower beds planted in front.
Persons associated with the property include: William Lawrence Bottomley (architect, 1930); Mrs. William Massie (former owner, 1903); and Mrs. James Gordon Smith (former owner).
Related Materials:
Rose Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 glass lantern 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 -- Virginia -- Greenwood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA027
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6568f662a-020b-4b5c-a0b6-d1909d73582d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18832

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