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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
See more items in:
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:

John Hiller lantern slide collection

Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
0.75 Cubic feet (216 lantern slides:, color autochromes; , 3.25 x 4 inches.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lantern slides
Autochromes (photographs)
Date:
circa 1910-1920
Summary:
The John Hiller Lantern Slide Collection contains 216 glass autochromes dated circa 1910-1920 documenting homes and gardens, house interiors, scenes from domestic and foreign travel, flower arrangements, and people in Europe and unidentified locations.
Scope and Contents Note:
The John Hiller Collection contains 216 glass autochromes dated c. 1910-1920. The images cover a wide array of subjects and regions, with many of them showing landscapes and travel destinations. Some show house interiors, flower arrangements, or casual groups of people. Several of the autochromes show historic towns and ruins in Greece and Switzerland along with some in Croatia, Italy, Bulgaria and Austria. Scattered amongst these are slides of various unidentified sites and gardens. It is not known if any of the unidentified images show sites in the United States.

The photographer(s) of these images is unknown. The uniformity of the type of tape used to seal each of the autochromes suggests that the images are likely the work of one photographer or photo studio rather than a collection compiled by an individual from multiple sources.
Provenance:
John Hiller, an employee in the Smithsonian's Office of Exhibits Central, donated the collection to the Archives of American Gardens in 2005. The collection had been on deposit in the Archives for a few years prior to it being formally donated.
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 -- Europe  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Seascapes  Search this
Flower arrangement  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Autochromes (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HLR
See more items in:
John Hiller lantern slide collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b87bd2c9-2a57-4d86-b7cd-731e6d77d5aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-hlr
Online Media:

Meet the Artist: Enrico David - Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-07-24T18:37:07.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
See more by:
hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_d80lchBTpkE

Italy

Collection Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
See more items in:
John Hiller lantern slide collection
John Hiller lantern slide collection / Series 1: Gardens and Sites
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62c210de1-4874-4af4-9191-77ecf781ff9b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hlr-ref572

Naples, Italy -- shoreline with Mount Vesuvius in the distance

Collection Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Autochromes (photographs)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Autochromes (photographs)
Place:
Naples (Italy)
Mt. Vesuvius
Mediterranean
Date:
circa 1910-1920
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:
Cities and towns  Search this
Volcanoes -- Italy  Search this
Shorelines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HLR, Item HLR094
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John Hiller lantern slide collection
John Hiller lantern slide collection / Series 1: Gardens and Sites / Italy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb629d20550-9079-46d7-bdd3-cc5dd9950e4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hlr-ref573

Venice, Italy -- St. Mark's Square

Collection Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Autochromes (photographs)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Autochromes (photographs)
Place:
Piazza San Marco (Venice, Italy)
Italy -- Venice
Date:
circa 1910-1920
General:
St. Mark's Square is also known as Piazza San Marco. In this view the Campanile San Marco is on the left and the basilica on the far right.
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:
Public squares  Search this
Campaniles -- Italy  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HLR, Item HLR053
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John Hiller lantern slide collection
John Hiller lantern slide collection / Series 1: Gardens and Sites / Italy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a865d620-ae2f-45b0-8a19-fcaddafcbd3f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hlr-ref574

Venice, Italy -- Bridge of Sighs

Collection Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Autochromes (photographs)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Autochromes (photographs)
Place:
Italy -- Venice
Bridge of Sighs (Venice, Italy)
Date:
circa 1910-1920
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:
Bridges -- Italy -- Venice  Search this
Canals -- Italy -- Venice  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HLR, Item HLR055
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John Hiller lantern slide collection
John Hiller lantern slide collection / Series 1: Gardens and Sites / Italy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67289e8fc-55a9-44cb-9ed0-a963934cd90d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hlr-ref575

Venice, Italy -- beach on the Lido

Collection Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Autochromes (photographs)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Autochromes (photographs)
Place:
Italy -- Venice
Date:
circa 1910-1920
General:
The Lido is an island in the Venice lagoon noted for its beaches and hotels.
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:
Beaches -- Italy  Search this
Umbrellas  Search this
Banners  Search this
Bathhouses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HLR, Item HLR056
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John Hiller lantern slide collection
John Hiller lantern slide collection / Series 1: Gardens and Sites / Italy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69fb97895-de26-4bcf-83bf-e44c8f6b0dc9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hlr-ref576

Venice, Italy -- beach on the Lido

Collection Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Autochromes (photographs)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Autochromes (photographs)
Place:
Italy -- Venice
Italy -- Veneto Region -- Venice
Date:
circa 1910-1920
General:
The Lido is an island in the Venice lagoon noted for its beaches and hotels.
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:
Beaches -- Italy  Search this
Benches  Search this
Umbrellas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HLR, Item HLR059
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John Hiller lantern slide collection
John Hiller lantern slide collection / Series 1: Gardens and Sites / Italy
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c158e748-2edc-4e3e-97f9-2dddd21cfc0d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hlr-ref577

[Buzzy's Surprise Garden]: the side garden features a sculpture modeled after one in Florence, Italy.

Photographer:
Lewis, Vance  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., TIF file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Buzzy's Surprise Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Date:
2012 Apr.
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 -- Memphis  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Laurel  Search this
Lilies  Search this
Naturalized plantings  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Crape myrtle, Common  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN081019
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN081: Memphis -- Buzzy's Surprise Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cc827bbe-a91d-4ca4-bd2d-701738480597
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11215

Palm Beach -- El Mirasol

Architect:
Mizner, Addison  Search this
Former owner:
Stotesbury, Eva Roberts Cromwell  Search this
Stotesbury, Edward Townsend, 1849-1938  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
El Mirasol (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes correspondence and articles.
General:
"About 1917, Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury of Philadelphia tired of the old-fashioned shingle cottages and yellow frame hotels, and called upon Addison Mizner to build for her a suitable home. Addison Mizner had impeccable taste and a genius for creating beauty, and he built for Mrs. Stotesbury the first of the great villas which now line the shores of Palm Beach island. The patio of this house is more Italian than Spanish feeling. The house was designed primarily for entertaining and has a large loggia in which a hundred or more guests can be seated for lunch or dinner. Inside the house there is a large dining room and reception rooms. Beyond the house a lawn runs to the Ocean."
"Turning to look westward toward Lake Worth, we see the patio from the house. Notice the tall, columnar cypresses used at each corner of the fountain. They create an illusion of far away Italy. there are always many pots of flowering plants adding color to the patio. In the far distance can be seen the guest house on Lake Worth."
"The property runs from ocean to lake. The house is Spanish style and patio is Italianate."
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Stotesbury (former owner in 1930's); Addison Mizner (architect in 1920's).
There are some duplicate 35-mm. slides from the Mattie Edwards Hewitt Collection.
The Stotesbury's also owned Whitemarsh Hall in Chestnut Hill, Pennsylvania.
Related Materials:
El Mirasol related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 slides:, lantern, hand colored.)12 slides (col.) (35 mm.)
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 -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62b972fb7-d58e-4196-9e94-cce82fd02778
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11972

El Mirasol

Creator:
Stotesbury, Eva Roberts Cromwell  Search this
Stotesbury, Edward Townsend, 1849-1938  Search this
Architect:
Mizner, Addison  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Florida -- Palm Beach
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Turning to look westward toward Lake Worth, we see the patio from the house. Notice the tall columnar cypresses used at each corner of the fountain. They create an illusion of far away Italy. There are always many pots of flowering plants adding color to the patio. In the far distance can be seen the guest house on the Lake Worth. There is an oriental carpet laid on the patio.
Historic plate number: "45."
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:
Patios  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Tiles  Search this
Cypress  Search this
Containers  Search this
Loggias  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL001003
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL001: Palm Beach -- El Mirasol
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb649a1401f-60e1-4699-b319-2c6ce19c960b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12175

Dallas -- Ravine Garden

Architect:
Oglesby, Enslie O.  Search this
Landscape architectural firm:
Naud Burnett & Partners  Search this
Boyd Heiderich Bargas, Inc.  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ravine Garden (Dallas Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an article.
General:
Ravine Garden is a two-acre private residence in Dallas, Texas, with a deep ravine and creek running through the property, with a hidden rose garden across the ravine that is accessed via stone steps and paths. There are several seating areas within the garden for dining and visiting. A Camellia House (greenhouse) designed by Dallas architect Enslie O. Oglesby sits atop a round concrete cistern that provides water for the plants inside. One area of the garden has children's play equipment which the owners will change eventually.
The carport planted with wisteria and climbing roses is modeled after an arbor the owners admired in Italy. Family heirlooms are featured in the garden, including a monogrammed iron gate and a Chinese sculpture.
The owner's wanted a garden that suits the topography of the property. As such, they have left woodlands intact by the ravine and as a screen for the children's play area. The rose garden was planted for beauty, scent and cutting.
Persons associated with the garden include Naud Burnett & Partners (landscape architect of rose garden, dates unknown); Boyd Heiderich Bargas, Inc. (landscape architect for front, patio and terrace gardens, dates unknown); Enslie O. Oglesby (architect for Camellia greenhouse, dates unknown).
Related Materials:
Ravine Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 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 TX091
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/kb6621025ce-50b4-49e0-9e62-78e06f4ef4b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13479

Bensalem Township -- Andalusia

Former owner:
Craig, John  Search this
Biddle, Nicholas, Mrs., 1786-1844  Search this
Biddle, Charles J. (Charles John), 1819-1873  Search this
Architect:
Latrobe, Benjamin Henry, 1764-1820  Search this
Walter, Thomas Ustick, 1804-1887  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Andalusia (Bensalem, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Bucks County -- Bensalem Township -- Bensalem
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet; brief descriptions; and web pages from www.philadelphiabuildings.org.
General:
Andalusia is a National Historic Landmark. The main portion of Andalusia was built in 1794-1795 by John Craig as a summer residence for his wife and daughter. The latter became Mrs. Nicholas Biddle. In 1833, the "Big House" was built with Grecian porticoes--the porticoes being an exact copy of the Greek temple of Neptune at Paestum in Italy. The garden was famous for its grapes grown in forcing houses designed by Thomas U. Walter. The Biddle family harvested grapes from the hothouses until the 1870's. The estate also became known as an experimental farm. The first Guernsey cattle were brought to Andalusia. A 20th century feature of the grounds is the Green Walk with ornamental dwarf evergreens. According to the "List of Gardens of the Members of the Garden Club of America," 1921, Andalusia was typed as an old-fashioned walled garden with specialties being wisteria and white hawthorn trees.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Craig (former owner, 1794-1811); Mrs. Nicholas Biddle (Jane Craig) (former owner, 1814); Charles J. Biddle (former owner); Benjamin Latrobe (architect, 1800); and Thomas U. Walter (architect of Greek Revival additions and Gothic "ruin," 1811).
Related Materials:
Andalusia related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 glass lantern slides and 4 35 mm. slides)
Architectural plans located at John M. Dickey Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
Registered by HABS (Historic American Building Survey): PA-1248-B.
Additional images located at Mellor, Meigs & Howe Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Bensalem  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb652900920-1a7b-40cc-a423-34a48adabcd6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16439

Hershey Rose Gardens

Creator:
Hershey, Milton S.  Search this
Hotel Hershey  Search this
Landscape architect:
Erdman, Harry L.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Hershey
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Dauphin County -- Hershey
Date:
1930
General:
Fountain - "Boy in Leaking Boot" Cast in Italy, 100 years ago. There are 20 other known in Canada and the United States.
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:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA072073
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA072: Hershey -- Hershey Rose Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c0fabe75-165c-4551-bb17-01a5053e9142
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16820
Online Media:

Fairfield -- The Rossetti Garden

Former owner:
Sanford, Virginia Mrs.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Jamison, Scott  Search this
Horticulturist:
Jamison, Scott  Search this
Garden maintenance:
Janisch, Paul  Search this
Mason:
Marca, Anthony  Search this
Gardener:
Murphy, Meg  Search this
Provenance:
Sasqua Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Rossetti Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of an article.
General:
The owners had lived on this four acre property for nearly six years when, after touring gardens in Tuscany and the Lake District of Italy, they decided to create an Italianate garden in their woodlands. Called the Upper Garden it is perpendicular to the smaller parterre garden and pavilion they had installed years earlier directly behind the 1960's colonial style house. The geometric layout of the Upper Garden followed classical proportions without being strictly formal, and the plant material that was chosen emphasized repetition, texture and the color green with mostly pink and purple flowers including roses, clematis, hydrangea and catmint. Since this part of the property was at a higher elevation two long arcing stone lawn steps, steps at the entrance and a retaining wall were the first projects. Groves of river birches were planted at the entrance with under plantings of shade garden perennials hostas, ferns and coral bells. An enormous urn planted with colorful annuals was sited in the center of the first garden room. Behind the urn an archway built into the stone wall with antique gates leads to a secret garden. To the right there is an allée of hornbeams pruned to resemble Italian cypress trees that are interspersed with hydrangeas in beds edged with boxwood. At the end of this double row of trees and shrubs an arbor gate leads to a vegetable garden that features an espaliered pear tree. A hedge along the far side separates the allée from the formal rose garden planted around an oval patch of lawn. Climbing roses and clematis cover four large trellises interspersed with arbovitae pruned to resemble Italian cypress. Three standard lilacs and three more trellises for climbing roses and clematis back up to the vegetable garden which is protected by fences.
There had been no gardening nor landscaping on the four acre property since the colonial style house was built in 1963, and by 1995 when the current owners moved in the original shrubs were overgrown, underbrush needed clearing and many dead and fallen trees had to be removed. Their first projects were installing a motor court alongside the house, two parterre gardens with urn features directly behind the house and a shady pavilion with seating inside and pergolas at each end. The front of the property sloped downwards to a small vernal pond and was planted with cuttings of pachysandra that have naturalized filling the space with a low maintenance ground cover that prevents soil erosion. A hedge of arborvitae was planted for privacy at the rear of the property that also disguised a green chain link fence to keep deer out. The property had poor drainage as well as poor soil so drains were installed and compost and leaf mold from the deciduous trees was used to amend the soil. The remaining approximately one and one-half acres were planted with grass with surrounding woodlands.
Persons associated with the garden include Mrs. Virginia Sanford (former owner, 1963-1995); Scott Jamison (landscape designer, horticulturist, 1997-present); Paul Janisch (garden maintenance, 1997-present); Anthony Marca (mason, 2000-2005); Meg Murphy (gardener, 2008- ).
Related Materials:
The Rossetti Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (22 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 -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT743
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d8b9d07a-9f0c-4bcb-a6ec-8738b5e5a41e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21468

[Swan House]: cascade.

Photographer:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm. slide.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Swan House (Atlanta, Ga.)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Date:
1984 Jan. 4.
Local Call Number(s):
GA066008, 12405
General:
Cascade, similar to one at Viscaya, is copied from one at Palazzo Consine in Italy.
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 -- Georgia -- Atlanta  Search this
Spring  Search this
Cascades  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Walls (building)  Search this
Finials  Search this
Box  Search this
Hand-railing -- Iron  Search this
Niches (Architecture)  Search this
Containers  Search this
Pediments  Search this
Urns  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GA066008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia / GA066: Atlanta -- Swan House
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66e4ac2a1-c143-4681-92ff-753efeadfe82
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23307

Untitled Garden

Creator:
Denny, Daniel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Georgia -- Savannah
United States of America -- Georgia -- Chatham County -- Savannah
Date:
10/01/1973
General:
Mrs. George Ray - provenance. Statue of vicenza stone carved in Florence, Italy. Garden designed by Daniel Denny.
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:
Autumn  Search this
Edging plants  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Camellias  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GA122001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia / GA122: Savannah -- Untitled Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ecd130c7-c00e-46f1-be8c-70e2258331f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23912

Untitled Garden

Creator:
Denny, Daniel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Georgia -- Savannah
United States of America -- Georgia -- Chatham County -- Savannah
Date:
10/01/1973
General:
Mrs. George Ray - provenance. Statue of vicenza stone carved in Florence, Italy. Garden designed by Daniel Denny.
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:
Autumn  Search this
Patios, brick  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Water jets  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Women  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GA122002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia / GA122: Savannah -- Untitled Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6dcd994b0-268b-438c-ad81-3f5ef45fe791
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23913

Untitled Garden

Creator:
Cobb, Katherine E.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Georgia -- Savannah
United States of America -- Georgia -- Chatham County -- Savannah
Date:
04/14/1993
General:
No Names for Picture. Mrs. George Ray - provenance. Statue of vicenza stone carved in Florence, Italy. Garden designed by Daniel Denny. Image the property of Southern Living.
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
Patios, brick  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Water jets  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item GA122003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia / GA122: Savannah -- Untitled Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb696fc61e0-67a9-4f1b-88f4-2615c05952e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23914

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