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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:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Slides (photographs)
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
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Ken Druse garden photography collection

Photographer:
Druse, Kenneth  Search this
Extent:
18.75 Cubic feet (15 boxes, Approximately 45,000 images: 35,000 transparencies + 10,000 35mm slides.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notes
Slides (photographs)
Articles
Transparencies
Date:
1978-2005
Summary:
The Ken Druse Garden Photography Collection contains approximately 45,000 film transparency and 35mm slide images, dating from 1978 to 2005, of gardens, garden features, and flora photographed by garden writer and photographer Ken Druse. The photographic images document numerous private and public gardens throughout the United States and a few in Canada. Many have appeared in Druse's own books and articles as well as those by other writers. Approximately half of the collection is arranged according to specific garden, the other half by garden feature. A small portion of the collection consists of slide lectures given by Druse. Some images are identified with general captions and dates. Images documenting specific gardens are sometimes accompanied by handwritten notes, garden descriptions, and articles. Annotations appearing on certain images indicate the publication in which they appeared. The collection includes 'outtakes' or bracketed images that give insight into Druse's photo shooting process.
Biographical Note:
Ken Druse is a garden photographer and author of over a dozen books and numerous newspaper and magazine articles on garden-related topics. His images appear in his own books and articles as well as those by other writers. He received the Sarah Chapman Francis Medal for Literary Achievement from the Garden Club of America in 2004 for his garden writing. He highlights the work of numerous gardeners, garden designers, and horticulture experts on his website and podcast.

Druse's books include Making More Plants: The Science, Art, and Joy of Propagation; Planthropology: The Myths, Mysteries, and Miracles of My Garden Favorites; The Collector's Garden: Designing with Extraordinary Plants; and The Passion for Gardening: Inspiration for a Lifetime.
Provenance:
Ken Druse donated his collection of garden transparencies and slides to the Archives of American Gardens in 2013.
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 -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Canada  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notes
Slides (photographs)
Articles
Transparencies -- 20th century
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ken Druse garden photography collection
Identifier:
AAG.DRU
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Ken Druse garden photography collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6766010f8-2336-463d-b952-a88e27fd06bc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-dru
Online Media:

Eleanor Weller collection

Compiler:
Weller, Eleanor  Search this
Names:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
36 Cubic feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Publications
Notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Date:
circa 1978-2006
bulk 1981-1991
Summary:
The Eleanor Weller Collection dates from circa 1978-2006 and consists of photographic images and research files relating to The Garden Club of America's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens (later donated to the Smithsonian Institution as The Garden Club of America Collection) and the book, The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940, co-written by Weller and Mac Griswold, as well as thousands of photographic images of historic and contemporary gardens compiled or taken by Weller. Materials include correspondence, research notes, clippings, brochures, lecture scripts, photocopied images from archival repositories, and original and duplicate 35mm slides.
Scope and Contents note:
The core of the collection consists of thousands of 35mm slide images photographed or amassed by Eleanor Weller. The latter come from numerous sources including books, magazines and archival repositories. The images document thousands of private gardens and public spaces (including parks, historic sites, and sculpture gardens) throughout the United States. Duplicates of a significant number of images from the Eleanor Weller Collection can be found in The Garden Club of America Collection at the Archives of American Gardens. There is also a smaller grouping of photographs of gardens taken by Weller. Complementing this collection of images are numerous vertical files with magazine and newspaper clippings and brochures, etc. relating to hundreds of public and private gardens in America. A significant number of the files relate to gardens profiled in the book co-authored by Weller, The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940. The collection also includes correspondence regarding the recompilation of The Garden Club of America's collection of historic glass lantern slides as well as correspondence and research materials relating to the compilation of 35mm slides for the GCA's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens from both public and private sources.

Another portion of the collection documents the research and image compilation for The Golden Age of American Gardens manuscript. While similar in nature to the research materials relating to the GCA Slide Library, the portion of the collection encompassing the book's preparation represents a change in focus from collecting a representative sampling of 35mm slides for gardens throughout the U.S. to gathering specific high quality images intended for The Golden Age of American Gardens. This portion of the collection also contains a nearly complete draft of the manuscript as well as drafts of the footnotes and appendix. Because of the similar nature of the GCA Slide Library and The Golden Age of American Gardens book projects and the fact that they overlapped for a time, the files frequently intertwine closely. Some files identified with one project may include documents for the other project and visa versa. An example of this is seen in The Golden Age of American Gardens' Image Reference Files arranged according to Archival Repository. The files include packets from archival repositories throughout the U.S. with photocopies of select images in their collections. These images were used to facilitate both the selection of images for The Golden Age of American Gardens book project and the GCA Slide Library, and are occasionally annotated. In some cases, a review of both series may be necessary to ensure that relevant files are not overlooked.

Other noteworthy aspects of this collection are materials that deal with the origins and operations of the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens, including correspondence regarding one of its future collections, The Chimneys Collection. Also present are several slide scripts corresponding with the GCA's historic glass lantern slide collection, as well as materials in the GCA Slide Library (now The Garden Club of America Collection).

It should be noted that while the creator of this collection is Eleanor Weller, significant portions of the files relating to the GCA Slide Library and The Golden Age of American Gardens were compiled by Helen Rollins in her position as research assistant for The Golden Age book project. It is possible that Rollins also helped compile the files in The Golden Age of American Gardens' Image Reference Files arranged by state.

Lastly, the collection includes contemporary color photographs of historic sites and gardens taken by Richard Marchand. Weller had previously worked with Marchand, the donor of the Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection at the Archives of American Gardens, to compile historic garden images for the GCA Slide Library.
Biographical/Historical note:
Eleanor Weller Reade is a horticulturist, garden lecturer, interior designer, and co-author of the book The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940. As a member of The Garden Club of America, she played a ciritical role in the compilation of the GCA's Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens which was subsequently donated to the Archives of American Gardens as The Garden Club of America Collection.
Provenance:
Donated by Eleanor Weller Reade to the Archives of American Gardens in 2006, 2009, 2011 and 2012.
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 -- History  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Parks -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Publications
Notes
Clippings
Correspondence
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Eleanor Weller Reade collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ECW
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Eleanor Weller collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb625937a95-310e-4e98-8a04-45d544ecdd7b
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-ecw
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Montclair -- Erwin Park

Former owner:
Funk, Eleanor  Search this
Funk, Wilfred  Search this
Landscape architect:
Cautley, Marjorie Sewell, 1891-  Search this
Landscape designer:
Campbell, Avis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Erwin Park (Upper Montclair, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Montclair -- Upper Montclair
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of images.
Former Title:
Funk Garden.
General:
This large garden featured rose beds, a formal boxwood garden and paths leading to a pool, a greenhouse, perennial borders, and seating areas. The garden no longer exists.
Persons associated with the garden include: Wilfred and Eleanor Funk (former owners, 1912-?); Eleanor Funk Landsbury (former owner, ? - 1984); Mr. and Mrs. George Bornstein (former owners, 1984-1998); Marjorie Cautley (landscape architect, 1920s?); and Avis Campbell (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Erwin Park related holdings consist of 2 folders (17 photonegatives; 13 photoprints)
See others in:
Garden Club of America 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 -- New Jersey -- Upper Montclair  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ424
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63021aa18-6859-4d6b-986c-b8e2d80364ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1013

New Canaan -- Glass House

Architect:
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Former owner:
Johnson, Philip, 1906-2005  Search this
Whitney, David, 1939-2005  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Glass House (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Fairfield County -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
An iconic structure of glass and steel created by architect Philip Johnson, Glass House was completed in 1949. The house has no interior walls and provides uninterupted views of the landscape from all four sides of the structure. The original property as it was purchased in 1946 spanned five acres. Glass House and its companion structure, Brick House, were the inaugural architectural projects to be built on the property. Over the next fifty years Philip Johnson and David Whitney acquired additional land expanding the holding to 47 acres, and fourteen architectural structures. The Philip Johnson Glass House, once the architect's personal residence, is now a National Trust Historic Site.
Persons associated with the property include: Philip Johnson (former owner, architect, 1949-2005); David Whitney (former owner, -2005).
Related Materials:
Glass House related holdings consist of 2 folders (3 35mm slides; 6 safety film negatives; 1 photographic print)
For more information about the Glass House, please consult the National Trust for Historic Preservation and The Philip Johnson Glass House, 199 Elm Street, New Canaan, Ct 06840, website: http://philipjohnsonglasshouse.org email: glasshouse@nthp.org
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Garden Club of America 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 -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File CT145
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c14402b5-7142-4d07-82b0-6322c0307d9e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1046

Peapack -- Ellistan

Former owner:
Johnson, Francis E.  Search this
Paterniti, Carmen  Search this
Architect:
Hyde, Musgrave  Search this
Landscape designer:
Mellick, Shelby D.  Search this
Mellon, John  Search this
Landscape architect:
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ellistan (Peapack, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Peapack
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets and narrative descriptions.
General:
Ellistan is a country property with views of the surrounding open fields and hills. The name came from Ellistan Boy, the horse that dropped dead after jumping a fence on the property during the Jersey Hunt Cup Race in 1919. Originally, the estate was a self-contained farm with no trees. Trees were planted in the 1930s. The garden areas consist of the formal garden including the water lily pool, the terrace garden, and the children's garden. The main garden is an "old-fashioned" formal garden with straight paths, walls, hedges and deep herbaceous borders. To the east, a hurdle fence with Coral Dawn and Eden roses frames the perennial bed. The terrace garden, at the back of the main house, is designed as an evening garden.
Related Materials:
Ellistan related holdings consist of 3 folders (17 35 mm. slides; 9 photoprints)
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Garden Club of America 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 -- New Jersey -- Peapack  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ104
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb647e65ba0-813a-46a8-a0f0-3756f480f976
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1109

Peapack -- Vernon Manor II

Former owner:
Gambrill, Edith Blair  Search this
Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Architect:
Halsey, William  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Vernon Manor II (Peapack, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Peapack
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, designs and planting plans from 1971-1973 and 1975, correspondence, and photocopies of an article about the property.
General:
Vernon Manor II was built around 1970 by Edith Blair Gambrill, whose former home, Vernon Manor I (she retained the name for her new home) is also included in the Archives of American Gardens (see NJ107). The gardens were designed by Nelva M. Weber and featured a marble fountain (brought from Vernon Manor I) in the midst of formal gardens and terraces, as well as plantings to provide cover and food for birds (reflecting a primary interest of the property owner).
The 1989 closing date reflects the date of duplication of some of the slides; original images were created between 1971 and 1979.
Related Materials:
Vernon Manor II related holdings consist of 2 folders (25 35 mm. slides; 35 negatives; 17 photoprints)
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Garden Club of America 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 -- New Jersey -- Peapack  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ227
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61b82bb6b-eb7d-4e48-9a02-b43c81e32c38
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1115

Gladstone -- Vixen's Lair

Garden designer:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Former owner:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Poinier, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Vixen's Lair (Gladstone, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Peapack-Gladstone -- Gladstone
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, correspondence, and other information.
General:
Vixen's Lair was the home of landscape architect Lois W. Poinier and her husband John between 1971 and 1992. Lois Poinier was responsible for the design and placement of all of the key elements of the garden including a putting green and bank, front (formal) garden, rear terrace, woodland azalea garden, vegetable garden, and toolshed.
Persons associated with the garden include Lois W. Poinier (garden designer and former owner, 1971-1992) and John Poinier (former owner, 1971-1987).
Related Materials:
Vixen's Lair related holdings consist of 3 folders (23 35 mm. slides; 5 photoprints)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Lois Poinier slide collection, circa 1920-1999.
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 -- New Jersey -- Gladstone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ162
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb640c19cab-8c81-4254-a427-3544df8f4c8c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1124

Rumson -- Harding Garden

Former owner:
Harding, Charles B.  Search this
Harding, Dorothea  Search this
Landscape designer:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Harding Garden (Rumson, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Rumson
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and a photocopy of a book chapter about the garden which features a site plan, a detailed plan of the Japanese garden, and a plant list.
General:
With its garden established around 1926, this property was once the home of Charles and Dorothea Harding. Mr. Harding chaired the board of the New York Botanical Garden for many years. The site still has many unusual trees planted during the Hardings' ownership, including a copper beech, a large ginkgo, a Cedrus atlantica, and a variety of maples and ilex (holly). This is a mostly green space with interesting trees and shrubs and both white and Japanese gardens.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles B. and Dorothea Harding, (former owners, 1926-1954); and Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape designer, 1971 and 1989).
Related Materials:
Harding Garden related holdings consist of 3 folders (19 35 mm. slides and one 120 mm. negative strip)
See others in:
Garden Club of America 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 -- New Jersey -- Rumson  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ117
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63bea6078-e6fc-427b-9919-4dc7e07cd34e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1144

Rumson -- Sorensen Garden

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sorensen Garden (Rumson, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Rumson
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and related materials.
General:
This garden has been designed by one of its owners and has been under development since the early 1980s. The site features a raised garden with flowering shrubs, trees, and perennials; espaliered fruit trees; roses on a pergola; and even a chicken coop. The plantings are salt tolerant because of the garden's location near the Atlantic coast.
Related Materials:
Sorensen Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (16 35 mm. slides)
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Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Rumson  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ209
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Somerville -- Four Oaks Farm

Former owner:
Eccles, Mary Hyde, Viscountess, 1912-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Geiffert, Alfred, 1890-1957  Search this
Gardener:
Knapp, George  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Four Oaks Farm (Somerville, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Somerville
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, correspondence, a photocopy of a book section about the garden, and other information.
General:
Four Oaks Farm was the home of noted bibliophile Mary Morley Crapo Hyde, Viscountess Eccles. Gardener George Knapp was responsible for much of the five-acre site's design, although Nelva M. Weber and Alfred Geiffert also contributed their expertise. Surrounding an 18th-century farmhouse with an added Greek Revival portico, the garden was started in 1946. Existing brick and cobblestone terraces provided a basis for the overall design, which involved the development of individual garden areas adjacent to the terraces, among other features. Water was highlighted in several locations, including a small pool overlooked by a statue of Shakespeare, a pond made by damming an old creek, and another creek whose banks were planted with Japanese iris, hemlock, and other shrubs. Individual garden areas included a walled garden, a crabapple garden, a vegetable and cutting garden, and the Bear Garden, named for a bear fountain set against the brick wall of this space. Shade trees and views of surrounding sheep and cow pastures and the Raritan River enhanced the rural setting of the site.
Related Materials:
Four Oaks Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (22 slides (photographs))
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Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Somerville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ217
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[Four Oaks Farm]: garden border in late summer.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Four Oaks Farm (Somerville, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Somerville
Date:
1982 Oct.
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Four Oaks Farm, 1982-1992.
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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Somerville  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Dahlias  Search this
Marigolds  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ217011
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Summit -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum, "The Clearing"

Former owner:
Wisner, John  Search this
Wisner, Isabelle  Search this
Reeves, Richard E.  Search this
Reeves, Susie Graham  Search this
Reed, Charles L., Jr  Search this
Reed, Ann Reeves  Search this
Landscape architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Shipman, Ellen, 1869-1950  Search this
Pilat, Carl F.  Search this
Provenance:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
The Summit Garden Club  Search this
Architect:
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Garden designer:
Wodell & Cottrell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, maps and other information.
Varying Form:
The Clearing, formerly known as.
General:
During the Revolutionary era, the area was part of a farm. An estate, once known as The Clearing, was created on the site in 1889 by John Hornor Wisner. He built the present Colonial revival residence, which now serves as the administrative and educational center for the Arboretum. Mr. Wisner plotted the original gardens and Mrs. Wisner planted the first daffodils. Each April the daffodil display, enlarged from earlier times, is a major Arboretum attraction. In 1916, the new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reeves, hired a New York landscape architect to develop an overall design for the property. Mrs. Reeves was also a member of the Summit Garden Club. The Reeves family increased the daffodil plantings and, around 1925, started the rose garden. The Charles L. Reed family became the last private owners in the 1960s, adding the herb garden and creating the woodland trails.
The property became a public institution, the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, in 1974, when Summit citizens acted to protect the 12.5 acres of woodlands, glacial contours and dells, rolling lawns, and inspired gardens from encroaching development.
Persons associated with the garden include John and Isabelle Wisner (former owners, 1888-1918); Richard E. Reeves and Susie Graham Reeves (former owners, 1918-1968); Charles L. Reeves, Jr. and Ann Reeves Reed (former owners, 1968-1974); Calvert Vaux (landscape architect); Ellen Shipman (landscape architect); Carl F. Pilat (landscape architect, 1925); Babb, Cook & Willard (New York City, architect); Wodell & Cottrell (garden designers).
Related Materials:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum related holdings consist of 5 folders (9 lantern slides, 2 4x5 negatives, 1 8x10 photographic prints, 2 35 mm slides (duplicates))
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Garden Club of America collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Lois W. Poinier slide collection, circa 1920-1999.
Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1981-2006.
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 -- Summit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ052
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Summit -- Moore Garden

Former owner:
Keller, Karl  Search this
MacKechnie, Ruth A.  Search this
MacKechnie, John A.  Search this
Keller, Gretchen K.  Search this
Gardener:
Zotti, Anthony  Search this
Ahlers, Franz  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Moore Garden (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union County -- Summit
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a garden plan, a photocopied page from The Garden Club of America, Visiting Gardens Guide, 1967, and a worksheet.
General:
Also known as the Keller Garden for its original owners, this is an ericaceous garden, at its peak from May 1 to July 1, with many outstanding rhododendrons and azaleas backed by outstanding trees, both deciduous and evergreen. It also includes a magnificent rose garden on the east side of the house.
Persons associated with the property include: Karl and Gretchen K. Keller (former owners, 1917-1978); John A. and Ruth A. MacKechnie (former owners, 1978-1995); Franz Ahlers (gardener, 1950s-1978); and Anthony Zotti (gardener, 1978-1995).
Related Materials:
Moore Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (11 35 mm. slides; 16 negatives; 2 tranparencies)
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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 -- Summit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ123
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Tewksbury Township -- Finderne House Farm

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Finderne House (Oldwick, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Hunterdon County -- Tewksbury -- Oldwick
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of articles about the garden, and additional information.
General:
This site is noted for its fenced vegetable garden, with two plantings per year. The vegetables are closely planted in a geometrical scheme, and are complemented by garden borders and fruit trees, such as apples and pears. Lavender edging, morning glories climbing back porch posts, and a colonial picket fence complete the design.
Related Materials:
Finderne House related holdings consist of 2 folders (28 35 mm. slides, 4 photoprints; 5 transparencies; 16 negatives)
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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 -- Oldwick  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ191
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Gladstone -- Hamilton Farms

Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen, 1869-1950  Search this
Creator:
Huyler, estate manager  Search this
Blackburn, Benjamin, dendrologist  Search this
Gardener:
Bryant, Al  Search this
Former owner:
Brady, James C.  Search this
Cutting, Suydam, Mrs.  Search this
Brady family  Search this
Architect:
Flagg, Montague  Search this
Rosborg, F. G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hamilton Farms (Gladstone, New Jersey)
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes an information sheet, copies of Ellen Biddle Shipman's plans (including plant lists), a tree list, and copies of articles and photographs concerning the garden.
General:
This Ellen Biddle Shipman-designed garden is notable for a number of features, including terraces, a tea house, a wall garden, and a pool. The property was the largest working farm in New Jersey at one point.The original house with 75 rooms burned down in 1923. A second house was built in 1924 on the foundation that remained. John C. Brady died in 1926. His widow remarried and became Mrs. Suydam Cutting. Twelve acres of the property are now occupied by the U.S. Equestrian Team. Photographs and Shipman's drawings for this garden are at Cornell University.
Persons associated with the property include Mrs. Suydam Cutting and the Brady family (former owners, 1926-1978); James C. Brady (former owner, 1900-1926); Montague Flagg and F. G. Rosborg (architects, 1925); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, 1924); Huyler (estate manager, 1912-1968); Benjamin Blackburn (dendrologist, 1930-1970); Al Bryant (gardener).
Related Materials:
Hamilton Farms related holdings consist of 2 folders (5 35 mm. slides and 1 photoprint)
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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 -- New Jersey -- Gladstone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ124
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Bedminster -- Dunwalke East

Architect:
Schmidt, Mott B., 1889-1977  Search this
Former owner:
Dillon, C. Douglas (Clarence Douglas), 1909-  Search this
Landscape architect:
Smith, John Charles  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dunwalke East (Bedminster, New Jersey)
Scope and Contents:
The folders include an information sheet and Sotheby's realty pamphlet.
Reproduction Note:
There are two slides numbered NJ137009. One is a copy of the other taken by Molly Adams. Some slides of NJ137001-014 are copies of plans and other images.
General:
Dunwalke East encompassed nearly 33 acres, with 14 1/2 acres assessed for farmland. In 1991, the gardens consisted of a sunken rose garden with fountain, stone-walled tulip garden, birch and spring bulb garden, fruit orchard, large vegetable garden, and raspberry row. A covered stone terrace extends along the south side of the residence. The property was purchased by Princeton University.
Persons and institutions associated with the property include C. Douglas Dillon (former owner, 1938-1992); Princeton University (present owner); Mott B. Schmidt (architect, 1938); and John Charles Smith (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Dunwalke East related holdings consist of 2 folders (21 35 mm. slides)
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Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Bedminster  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ137
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Bedford -- Lockwood Garden

Former owner:
Lockwood, Henrietta Sedgwick  Search this
Lockwood, John E.  Search this
Bulloch family  Search this
Horticulturist:
Zitter, Robin  Search this
Gardener:
Zitter, Robin  Search this
Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lockwood Garden (Bedford, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Bedford
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, an abbreviated garden plan, a plan of the parterre garden, photocopies of articles about the garden, and a letter from Henrietta Lockwood to Nelva M. Weber.
General:
This garden in Westchester County was established in 1938 on an old farm. The owners, John and Henrietta Lockwood, began a process of remodeling, design, and land development that continued for over 60 years until Mrs. Lockwood's death. Growing places may be found throughout the multi-acre property (of the eventual 100+ acres all but 13 have been deeded to a local nature conservancy). A lean-to greenhouse on the north end of the kitchen wing provides the winter display area for streptocarpus, camellias and other potted plants. It is here that seeds of all sorts are sown and grown under fluorescent light until they are large enough to be taken to the much larger greenhouse across the drive. A winding path through a grassy meadow planted with apple trees leads from the house to the flower and vegetable gardens. The site now features a patterned design based on a medieval, four-part parterre garden--two diamond shapes and two round--using bricks as edging for the beds, and also includes four iron umbrella tripods that serve as supports for clematis. Beyond the flower garden is an extensive vegetable garden and berry patch that produce fresh summer harvests for the table as well as the freezer. Many varieties of clematis are found tumbling informally atop stone walls, weaving through bushes and climbing obediently up the tan house walls, reflecting the owner's passion for this plant. Daphne is another particular favorite.
Each fall on the east side of the guest house an ingenious portable greenhouse is erected to house many tender potted plants, particularly winter-flowering camellias. Nearby a rock ledge forms a terrace for the guest house; beyond is a severe drop into the cool, dark woods. Featured plants in this area include yellow corydalis, mimosa trees, ferns, and woodland flowers. Just outside the guest house potted fig trees and an arbor of grapes provide shade. Inside the main house is a tiny greenhouse. To the rear of the house, along the edge of the brick terrace, blue pansies bloom with spring flowers and are later joined by pots of standard fuchsias and roses. The old well house still stands in the middle of a brick terrace surround by white alyssum volunteers. Beautiful clay pots of unusual collected plants are everywhere. This is a perfect country garden with its meadow views and unusual plant combinations, a tribute to its owners' lifelong devotion to its design, development, and care.
Persons associated with the garden include: John E. and Henrietta Sedgwick Lockwood (former owners, 1938-2001); the Bulloch family (former owners, before 1938); Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect); and Robin Zitter (horticulturist and gardener, 1984 to date).
Related Materials:
Lockwood Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (19 35 mm. slides; 2 photoprints; 1 120 mm. transparency; 29 negatives)
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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 -- New York -- Bedford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY464
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Islip -- Twyford

Former owner:
Webster, Charles D., d. 1998,  Search this
Webster, Natalie Peters  Search this
Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Twyford (Islip, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Islip
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, a 1963 description of the garden by Charles D. Webster, a garden plan, a map of the area, and a copy of an article about the property.
General:
Twyford was the home of Charles D. and Natalie Peters Webster on the south shore of Long Island. Although the entire property encompassed nearly 200 acres, the gardens, house, and outbuildings were confined to 10 acres, which in turn was part of a 30-acre tract of open fields, marshland, and woods. The Websters began gardening in 1936, when they moved to the late 19th-century house. Formal beds and paths and other designs were complemented by a greenhouse, potting house and tool shed, and an octagonal lathhouse. Other features included a swimming pool, extensive borders and planting of broad-leaved evergreens, lawns, a waterfowl pool, and a farmyard. The property was given by the Websters to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 1968 (with life tenancy). The house and other buildings were demolished in 2002 despite the efforts of several preservation groups to save them.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Charles D. Webster (former owner, d. 1998); Natalie Peters Webster (former owner); and Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, c. 1960-1973).
Related Materials:
Twyford related holdings consist of 2 folders (18 35 mm. slides; 2 120 mm. slides; 29 photoprints; 143 negatives)
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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 -- New York -- Islip  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY299
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
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Manhasset -- Kiluna Farm

Former owner:
Paley, William S.  Search this
Paley, Barbara Cushing  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Page, Russell  Search this
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Horticulturist:
Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kiluna Farm (Manhasset, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Manhasset
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, photocopies of articles about the garden, and other information.
General:
Kiluna Farm was the Long Island country estate of Barbara and William S. Paley and featured work by several noted landscape architects including Alice Recknagel Ireys, Russell Page, Thomas D. Church, Henry Francis du Pont, and the firm of Innocenti & Webel. The garden's design focused on a dell "transformed into a well-defined, planted punch bowl, with a large oval pond in the center, set in an inner frame of lawn, with an outer frame of ground covers, low evergreens, flowering trees and shrubs." Azaleas, rhododendrons, and mountain laurel were underpinned by more than 20 varieties of ground cover plants. The property also featured a vegetable garden and greenhouses.
Persons associated with the garden include: Barbara and William S. Paley (former owners, ca. 1947-1990); Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect); Russell Page (landscape architect); Thomas D. Church (landscape architect); Henry Francis du Pont (landscape architect); and Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects).
Related Materials:
Kiluna Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (30 photoprints (including 3 contact sheets); 5 120 mm. slides; 17 35 mm. slides; 1 transparency)
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Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Manhasset  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY384
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection. / Series 1: Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ab0ca785-9c87-40ee-aed6-4824b4158ba9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1342

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