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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:

J. Horace McFarland Company collection

Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Names:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Mount Pleasant Press  Search this
Extent:
30 Cubic feet (2718 photographs: black and white; 450 glass lantern slides; 41 glass negatives; color records; plant patents; publications. )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Breeze Hill (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
Pennsylvania -- Harrisburg
Date:
1899-1974
Summary:
The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 3,100 photographic images of private and public gardens throughout the United States, as well as some from foreign countries, dating from 1899 to 1963. Many of these images, generated for Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), were used to illustrate trade catalogs published by the firm as well as journal and newspaper articles. The collection also contains color records that were used as reference aids during the printing process, plant patents, and various publications of the McFarland Company.
Scope and Contents note:
The J. Horace McFarland Collection includes over 2,700 black and white mounted photographs, 448 glass lantern slides, and 41 glass plate negatives of gardens throughout the United States dating from 1899 to 1963. A small number of images show gardens in Austria, Canada, England, Mexico, Scotland and Wales. Many of the images, which were generated and used by the J. Horace McFarland Company to illustrate trade catalogs and journal and newspaper articles, indicate the publication(s) in which they appeared. A series of portraits of rosarians, many of them featured in Modern Roses 6, rounds out the image collection. The McFarland Collection also includes color records, plants patents, and miscellaneous publications. Color records are plant 'portraits' that were painted by McFarland Company staff artists in watercolor. They were referenced by the printing department in order to render illustrations of plants in colors as close to the originals as possible. The plant patents are patents for plants issued by the United States Patent Office. They include the plant name, source, filing and patent dates, patent number, and growth characteristics. Most are accompanied by a colored image of the plant identified in the patent. The miscellaneous publications are various pamphlets and booklets published by the J. Horace McFarland Company.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 5 series:

1) Garden images (including mounted photographs, glass plate negatives, and glass lantern slides)

2) Portraits of Rosarians

3) Color Records

4) Plant Patents

5) Miscellaneous Publications
Biographical/Historical note:
Dr. J. Horace McFarland (1859-1948) was an influential civic leader, author, publisher, horticulturist, and authority on roses. His printing company, Mount Pleasant Press (later the J. Horace McFarland Company), was based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It published many of the seed and nursery trade catalogs in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century and was one of the first to apply color processes to commercial print applications. J. Horace McFarland Company staffers photographed thousands of different gardens and plant specimens throughout the United States. These images were used to illustrate numerous nursery and seed catalogs, journals and books. Among its many services, the firm sold various themed lectures illustrated by sets of hand-colored glass lantern slides.

McFarland wrote over 200 articles in popular journals as well as a dozen books on roses and gardening. He served as the first president of the American Civic Association from 1904-1924 and led several local and national campaigns to protect communities and scenic areas from urban blight and overdevelopment including the city of Harrisburg and Niagara Falls. McFarland, who served as the president of the American Rose Society (1930-1932) and helped establish a standardized rose identification and registration method, used the gardens on his own 2.5 acre property in Harrisburg, "Breeze Hill," to test hundreds of varieties of roses and plant cultivars. "Breeze Hill" was used as the backdrop for many photographs taken by McFarland's firm.
Related Materials:
The Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania includes the J. Horace McFarland Company Records (Manuscript Group 453) and the J. Horace McFarland Papers (Manuscript Group 85).

The Historical Society of Dauphin County in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania includes the J. Horace McFarland Collection (MG 229).
Separated Materials note:
The Smithsonian Institution's Botany and Horticulture Library includes seed and nursery trade catalogs, books, and published materials from the J. Horace McFarland Company.

The United States Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland has various photographic images, nursery catalogs, publications and miscellaneous records from the J. Horace McFarland Company in its J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Provenance:
Donated in 1992 by James W. Walsh, who purchased the J. Horace McFarland Company from its founder's heirs. (The business was later renamed the Roebuck Printing Company.)
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:
Printers -- United States  Search this
Horticulturists  Search this
Printers -- Pennsylvania  Search this
Gardening -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Seeds -- Catalogs  Search this
Seed industry and trade -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Seed industry and trade -- Catalogs  Search this
Rose breeders -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Black-and-white photographs
Lantern slides
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69dd45f0c-ce66-4097-bc0f-68f5be9a5b11
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-mcf
Online Media:

Lewis & Valentine company records

Creator:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Donor:
Lewis, Hewlett Withington  Search this
Names:
Lewis & Valentine Company  Search this
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pa.)  Search this
Rodin Museum (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Lewis, Harold Carman  Search this
Owner:
Auchincloss, Hugh D.  Search this
Du Pont, Eugene  Search this
Kahn, Otto Hermann, 1867-1934  Search this
Schwab, Charles M., 1862-1939  Search this
Stotesbury, Edward Townsend, 1849-1938  Search this
Woolworth, F. W.  Search this
du Pont, Pierre S.  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Cubic feet (documents, 366 photographs, 1 videotape.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videotapes
Brochures
Books
Lists
Correspondence
Trade catalogs
Photographs
Place:
New York (State) -- Greenvale
New York (State) -- Roslyn
Date:
1916-1971
Summary:
The Lewis & Valentine Company Collection contains records of the Lewis & Valentine Company dating from 1916 to 1971 including photographs, negatives, brochures, books, trade catalogs, company papers, letters from clients, customer lists and a history of the company written by Harold Carman Lewis. Photographs document the Rodin Museum in Philadelphia, estates in Long Island, New York, and the properties of Hugh D. Auchincloss, Eugene du Pont, Walter P. Chrysler, Otto H. Kahn, F. W. Woolworth, Pierre S. du Pont (Longwood Gardens), Charles M. Schwab and Edward T. Stotesbury. This collection contains only a sampling of the records of Lewis & Valentine and should not be considered comprehensive.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged into 3 series:

Series 1: Documents Series 2: Photographs Series 3: Videotape
Biographical/Historical note:
Specializing in moving and replanting large trees, Lewis & Valentine was one of the most prominent landscape contracting companies in the eastern United States during the first half of the twentieth century. The Lewis & Valentine Company was formed by five brothers whose father had hoped that his sons would grow up to be lawyers. Instead, the Lewis brothers formed a landscape design, installation and nursery firm that specialized in developing "successful methods for transplanting full-grown trees." Their success was based on "doing well the task which is usually considered impossible."

The company was the inspiration of H.C. Lewis, the oldest of seven brothers, who believed that estate owners should have the luxury of immediate landscapes, rather than waiting decades for their landscapes to mature. The Lewis brothers started their business in the early 1900s. Shortly afterwards, a Mr. Valentine, roommate of Albert Addison Lewis at the Amherst Landscape School in Massachusetts, invested in the business. After three years Mr. Valentine moved on and the Lewis brothers bought back his interest, but continued to keep Valentine part of the company's name.

Lewis & Valentine was the largest firm in America devoted to transplainting mature trees in the years leading up to the Great Depression. It claimed to be "the most experienced and most versatile, backed by an intimate knowledge of horticulture and the development of fine estates." The company was noted as a leader in providing complete landscape services, from selling and guaranteeing the plants, to designing and installation, requiring that its staff be men "of good character and not afraid of hard work." This was evident in the firm's principle of no limitations to the size of trees that they were willing to deliver. The trees were often full-grown and ranged in age from twenty to a hundred years old. Many were so large that 20 or more tons of earth had to be moved during the relocation process.

During its first 25 years in business, Lewis & Valentine opened nineteen offices east of the Mississippi serving such notable clients as Charles A. Schwab and Pierre du Pont at his estate, Longwood. The business was set up as an organization of independent companies. Each was incorporated under the laws of the state in which it operated. The offices were located in Connecticut (Darien), Florida (Palm Beach), Illinois (Chicago), Maryland (Baltimore), Massachusetts (Boston and Hanover), Michigan (Detroit), Pennsylvania (Ardmore and Pittsburg), New Jersey (Ashbury Park and Morristown), New York (Buffalo, Roslyn-Long Island, Rye, Valley Stream-Long Island, New York City), North Carolina (Winston-Salem) and Ohio (Cleveland and Cincinnati). Although no longer owned by any members of the Lewis family, the company still exists and operates in Long Island under the name Lewis & Valentine Nurseries.
Separated Materials:
Dozens of historic photographs from the Lewis & Valentine Co. were found In the Eleanor Weller Collection at AAG amongst images that had been amassed by Weller for possible use in The Golden Age of American Gardens: Proud Owners, Private Estates, 1890-1940. These photos were removed from the Weller Collection and added to the Lewis and Valentine Co. Records.
Provenance:
Gift from Hewlett Withington Lewis, former owner of Lewis & Valentine Nurseries.
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:
Nurseries (Horticulture) -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- New York (State)  Search this
Tree moving  Search this
Landscape gardening -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videotapes
Brochures
Books
Lists
Correspondence
Trade catalogs
Photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lewis & Valentine Company Records.
Identifier:
AAG.LVC
See more items in:
Lewis & Valentine company records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b87d85b6-90fe-4657-96f1-2b4c381715e0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-lvc
Online Media:

Unidentified Landscape: woodlands with covered bridge

Collection Donor:
Hiller, John  Search this
Extent:
1 Autochromes (photographs)
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Autochromes (photographs)
Date:
circa 1910-1920
General:
Although no specific location has been identified for this image, covered bridges were concentrated in North America, especially states like Vermont, Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania.
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:
Forests  Search this
Covered bridges  Search this
Streams  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, John Hiller lantern slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HLR, Item HLR171
See more items in:
John Hiller lantern slide collection
John Hiller lantern slide collection / Series 1: Gardens and Sites / Unidentified Locations / Unidentified Gardens and Landscapes
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e7dc00e5-53d3-4f96-9b61-8ac618b4af21
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-hlr-ref679

"Alexander von Humboldt and the United States: Art, Nature, and Culture" Curator's Video Tour

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-04-20T13:59:25.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_D-p96np-Pw4

Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge - Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2017-12-12T17:40:01.000Z
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_355YAVT8JhM

Ballad and Songs of the Blue Ridge Mountains: Persistance and Change- Master

Recorder:
Davidson, Eric H., 1937-2015  Search this
Finch, Caleb, 1939-  Search this
Newman, Paul, 1937-  Search this
Producer:
Davidson, Eric H., 1937-2015  Search this
Finch, Caleb, 1939-  Search this
Newman, Paul, 1937-  Search this
Performer:
Joines, Paul, 1926-1979  Search this
Hawkes, Sarah  Search this
Porter, Granny  Search this
Joines, Polly  Search this
Reeves, Kilby  Search this
Gravely, Spud  Search this
Neaves, Glen  Search this
Melton, Ivor  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Anglo-American  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Songs and music
North Carolina
United States
Sparta (N.C.)
Pennsylvania
Nottingham (Pa.)
Virginia
Twin Oaks (N.C.)
Hillsville (Va.)
Galax (Va.)
Baywood (Va.)
Track Information:
101 Hanging of Georgie (Georgie)(Geordie) (Child No. 209) / Paul Joines.

102 Pretty Fair Miss in the Garden (Returning Sweetheart) / Sarah Hawkes.

103 Barbara Allen (Child No. 84)/ Granny Porter.

104 Young Men and Maids / Paul Joines.

105 Cruel War (The War is A-Raging) / Polly Joines.

106 Green Willow Tree, The (Lowlands Low)(Golden Vanity) (Child No. 286) Paul Joines.

107 Ho Lilly Ho / Sarah Hawkes.

108 Walkin' in the Parlor / Kilby Reeves. Fiddle.

109 Cumberland Gap / Kilby Reeves. Fiddle.

110 Little Sparrow (Come All You Fair and Tender Ladies) / Sarah Hawkes.

111 County Jail (Long Lonesome Road) / Kilby Reeves. Fiddle.

112 Pig in a Pen / Spud Gravely. Fiddle,Guitar.

113 Poor Ellen Smith.

114 Roving Ranger / Paul Joines.

115 Pretty Polly / Glen Neaves, Ivor Melton. Mandolin.

116 George Allen / Spud Gravely. Guitar.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-3678
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Galax (Va.), Hillsville (Va.), Twin Oaks (N.C.), Virginia, Nottingham (Pa.), Pennsylvania, Sparta (N.C.), United States, North Carolina, 1968.
General:
CDR copy- Disc 475/6
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Folk songs -- United States  Search this
Ballads  Search this
Fiddle tunes  Search this
Bluegrass music  Search this
Violin  Search this
Guitar  Search this
Mandolin  Search this
Railroads  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-3678
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk5f24c0c02-3bfc-4b39-a624-d132bf54ea4e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref25117

Knoxville -- Rostrevor

Former owner:
Ross, William C.  Search this
Ross, William C., Mrs.  Search this
McNabb, Helen R.  Search this
Plantsman:
Adams, Paul  Search this
Architect:
Barber & McMurry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rostrevor (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox County -- Knoxville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheets, copies of a talk by W. R. McNabb on Knoxville gardens, photocopies of correspondence regarding Rostrevor and other Knoxville gardens, copies of the "routine of work" for Rostrevor, and other information.
General:
Rostrevor was the garden of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ross; its elements were installed primarily between 1911 and 1928. In the latter year the Rosses added a formal garden largely of their own design, said to be based on one they had admired at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Terraces and a pergola provided the framework for plantings in bloom from March until November. The 12-acre site also included a rock garden made by Paul Adams, extensive lawns bordered by flowering shrubs, elms for shade, and a swimming pool. Most of the images are copies of originals commissioned about 1935 by Mrs. Ross.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. William C. Ross (former owners, 1911-1968); Helen R. McNabb (former owner, 1968-1972); Paul Adams (plantsman); and Barber & McMurry (architects, ca. 1911-1928).
Related Materials:
Rostrevor related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 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 -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN028
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb601331749-4fb7-499d-8177-cf552dbaa50d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10910

Milwaukee -- Pickerel Run

Provenance:
Green Tree Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pickerel Run (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County -- Milwaukee
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans, and narrative description.
General:
The decorative arts and architecture from 17th century New England served as inspiration for this garden. The site for the garden was prepared in fall of 1981 and built in spring 1982. The layout of the raised geometric beds, gravel paths, and picket fence was modeled after early Colonial designs. The central beds are devoted to herbs. The outer beds hold perennial flowers, similar to those of Colonial New England. By contrast, the garden beds around the house are filled with native plants. A knot garden of green velvet boxwood, inspired by an inlay design on an early 18th century Pennsylvania chest, was added to the kitchen terrace. The beds adjacent to the knot garden, composted only of green and white white, service as a "restful haven under the shade of the the surrounding giant oak trees."
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Aimee Scott Sheets (horticulturist, 2001-?).
Related Materials:
Pickerel Run related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Herb gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI037
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f2fc2669-b301-43b2-a06d-12f0417ef893
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11677

Miami -- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Former owner:
Deering, James, 1859-1925  Search this
Designer:
Chalfin, Paul, 1874-  Search this
Architect:
Hoffman, Francis Burrell, 1882-1980  Search this
Landscape designer:
Suarez, Diego, 1888-1974  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Miami, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Miami-Dade County -- Miami
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, copies of correspondence, brochures, photocopies of articles and book chapters about the site, and other information.
General:
Situated along Miami Bay, Vizcaya was the 1916-1925 winter home of industrialist James Deering. With overall supervision by Paul Chalfin, development of the site included a mansion designed by architect Francis Burrall Hoffman, Jr., and extensive gardens created by Colombian-born Diego Suarez. The gardens combined Italian Renaissance and French design elements and took seven years to complete. They were conceived as one vast outdoor room whose individual parts were integrated into a complementary whole. Garden features included many fountains, a central pool surrounding an elevated island, the elevated "Mound" with its small house or "Casino," statuary, and several themed gardens. Over the years hurricanes, humidity, and salt air took a toll on both the mansion and gardens, and much of the original property was sold for development. The site is now owned by Miami-Dade County, is open to the public, and continues to undergo extensive restoration. A recent garden addition is the David A. Klein Orchidarium to the north of the main house.
Persons associated with the property include: James Deering (former owner, 1916-1925); Paul Chalfin (designer); Francis Burrall Hoffman, Jr. (architect); and Diego Suarez (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Vizcaya Museum and Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide; 111 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL083
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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
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62b972fb7-d58e-4196-9e94-cce82fd02778
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11972

Asheville -- Owen Garden

Former owner:
Owen, Charles Dexter  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Owen Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, publications and feature plans.
General:
The 3 1/2 acre property is a collection of over 40 varieties of rhodendron. The house is situated on the back third of the property with a full wall of rhododendron cascading over a 50 foot long brick wall on the parking area. The front terrace of the house looks out onto a huge outdoor "room" surrounded by a five foot holly hedge. Perennial beds in each corner soften the view. Beyond the hedge are raised beds for tomatoes, which are hidden from view. Total privacy is maintained in the garden by 60 foot trees around three sides of the property. On the street side, scattered trees remain with rhododendrons throughout. Only the side of the house is visible from the street.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Charles Dexter Owen (former owner, 1933-1970); Anthony Lord (architect, 1933 and 1970); Charles Owen Dexter (plants, 1933-1970); De La Terre Landscapes (fences, 2003); Allen Roderick (tool shed, 2006); and Nexus (greenhouse, 2006).
Related Materials:
Owen Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC074
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6982b4b6d-af93-4add-a39f-fb642fa584f3
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Akron -- Compact Urban and Japanese Garden at Twin Oaks

Designer:
Vittum, John  Search this
Garden installer:
Lewis, Wilson  Search this
Provenance:
Akron Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Compact Urban and Japanese Garden at Twin Oaks (Akron, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Summit -- Akron
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a features plan.
General:
The main feature of this property is a compact Japanese-style garden at the rear of the townhome built by the owners in 1991. Visits to Japan inspired the garden's creation in the approximately 0.06 acre space. Inspiration for the plant material came from the Portland Japanese Garden's trees and shrubs. A collection of 25 bonsai specimens represents 15 species with the oldest being 200 years of age. Other plantings include bamboo, a Japanese cherry tree, a Japanese maple, a Japanese white pine, a red pine, cedars, arborvita, azaleas, tree and herbaceous peonies, ferns, hosta, ornamental grasses, hydrangeas, an espaliered wisteria, and clematis.
Hardscapes, furnishings, and accents of the garden include two teak benches, a birdbath, a Pennsylvania bluestone patio with wrought iron table and chairs for dining, sculptures of cranes and a dragon, planter boxes, a Buddhist prayer bell, four stone Japanese lanterns and two smaller metal lanterns, a Zen garden with a coin basin and 20 ton of boulders. Water features include an upper pond containing a water iris that spills into a lower pond holding water lilies, water hyacinth and koi. Stairs made of marble gravel and granite pavers traverse the garden on its east side and lead through the garden from the dwelling to an exit gate. Other pathways in the garden are composed of stepping stones. There is a wooden fence with a gate and a small greenhouse.
At the front of the dwelling is a brick courtyard garden that the owners describe as English in inspiration. Foundation plantings and containers include seasonal annuals and herbs. Additional plant material includes ivy, azalea, rhododendron, hosta, Korean lilac and clematis. The courtyard was constructed around an old oak trunk that was struck by lightning. There is seating and accents including a sundial from Tuscany and a wall sculpture of the Greek god Bacchus.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Vittum (designer, 1991- ) and Wilson Lewis (garden installer, 1991).
Related Materials:
Compact Urban and Japanese Garden at Twin Oaks related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 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 -- Ohio -- Akron  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH248
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6191cc457-f67d-4455-9928-405053e1cdf6
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15378

Pennsylvania

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  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:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb676d967bf-e803-43e7-9936-23337ec6f1d9
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16427

Philadelphia -- Cathedral Village

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  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, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA734
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
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Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6176069cc-f1fb-46ad-ad99-e9356d998461
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16428

Abington Township -- Hidden Glen Farms

Former owner:
Conger, Fred  Search this
Conger, Betty  Search this
Landscape designer:
Gale, Charles H.  Search this
Architect:
Brumbaugh, G. Edwin  Search this
Milner, John  Search this
Landscape architect:
Peck, Frederick W. G.  Search this
Owen B. Schmidt & Sons  Search this
Provenance:
Huntingdon Valley Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hidden Glen Farms (Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Abington Township -- Meadowbrook
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a copy of the garden plan, and three photos of the original Charles H. Gale installation from ca. 1983 (two of the same view). The garden is noted for its incorporation of colonial (eighteenth-century) design elements in a contemporary setting.
General:
"This garden was designed to enhance an eighteenth-century landscape and house setting. Landscape architect Charles H. Gale, Sr., was inspired by the architectural and horticultural research done at Colonial Williamsburg. He created a half acre of colonial gardens terraced to separate the formal flower and herb garden from the vegetable and fruit garden. The upper tier is in geometric subdivisions using English boxwood to edge and enclose spring bulbs, annuals, biennials, and perennials. Included are lilies, aquilegia, digitalis, delphinium, coreopsis, gallardia, phlox, astilbe, stokesia, Shasta daisies, yarrow, candytuft, alyssum, veronica, comfrey, and medicinal as well as cooking, and sweet-smelling herbs, the latter lining one side of the garden fence.
In each of the four geometric shapes is a five-foot, classical lead statue made in England. . . . The center circle has an eighteenth-century sundial. Fieldstone retaining walls, which contain the hill, and a sitting niche and bench with herbs underfoot utilize eighteenth-century ideas of garden construction. The vegetable and fruit garden, four stone steps down, is bordered on two sides by espaliered dwarf apple trees and grape vines. The small hill on the side of the steps is covered with lilies and strawberries. In one corner the fences join a garden tool house, which has a cedar shingled roof to match the family house and pool house roofs. Williamsburg clay birdhouses hang from one side of this house. The sheep pasture is adjacent to the garden. Fields and lower orchard go behind the garden. The tennis court,pool, woods and creek follow the lawns to the right."
Persons associated with the property include: Fred and Betty Conger (former owners, 1937-1963); Frederick W. G. Peck (landscape designer, 1967); Charles H.Gale (landscape architect, 1982); G. Edwin Brumbaugh (architect, 1937, 1966, 1969); Owen B. Schmidt & Sons (landscape architects, 1968); and John Milner (architect, 1981 and 1989).
Related Materials:
Hidden Glen Farms related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Meadowbrook  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA348
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e17a8764-cb6a-458f-af3b-2de77a1eb025
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16429

Abington Township -- Hidden Glen

Former owner:
Conger, Fred  Search this
Conger, Betty  Search this
Architect:
Brumbaugh, G. Edwin  Search this
Milner, John  Search this
Landscape designer:
Gale, Charles H.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Peck, Frederick W. G.  Search this
Owen B. Schmidt & Sons  Search this
Provenance:
Huntingdon Valley Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hidden Glen Farms (Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Abington Township -- Meadowbrook
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a copy of the garden plan, and three photos of the original Charles Gale installation from ca. 1983 (two of the same view).
General:
Like its neighbor, Hidden Glen Farms (PA348), Hidden Glen features design work by landscape designer Charles Gale. Although a basic garden was in place at the time of Gale's 1983 design, he incorporated the vegetable garden into the overall site plan, while adding a side garden and improving planting around the foundation of the house. Folk art ornaments and sculptures of birds and animals accented the plant material. The garden is noted for its incorporation of colonial (eighteenth-century) design elements in a contemporary setting.
Persons associated with the property include: Charles Gale (landscape designer, 1982); G. Edwin Brumbaugh (architect, 1937, 1966, 1969); Owen B. Schmidt & Sons (landscape architects, 1968); and John Milner (architect, 1981 and 1989).
Related Materials:
Hidden Glen related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Meadowbrook  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA350
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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/kb62609258f-998f-4ccb-b3bc-3f68e278b360
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Abington Township -- Top of the Hill

Landscape architect:
Krager, Robert H.  Search this
Provenance:
Huntingdon Valley Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Top of the Hill (Abington, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Abington Township
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, and site plan.
General:
This garden is designed to have year-round interest. Focus begins with azaleas, dogwood and wisterias, then to an enclosed vegetable and cutting garden, and then to early fall daylilies and hybrid lilies.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Archibald Todd Johnson, Esq. (former owner, 1928); Gilbert High, Sr. (former owner, 1948); Wesley Lesher Blithe (architect, 1928); and Robert H. Krager (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Top of the Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Abington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA646
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb646d3984c-de88-4ad4-be93-9ff3f2b18b05
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16431

Ambler -- Dawesfield

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dawesfield (Ambler, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ambler
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and brief descriptions.
General:
The stone house of Dawesfield was built in 1728. It was the scene of the court-martial and acquittal of General Anthony Wayne and served as George Washington's temporary headquarters in 1777. The flower and vegetable gardens antedate the American Revolution. A high stone wall encloses the garden on the north end. On the lower side, a long path leads down between box hedges. A broad terrace extends along the upper portion of the garden; and the vista is terminated by a small garden house. The property, up to 1929, passed from mother to daughter for eight generations. National Register site 03/29/1991 91000318.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: James Cheston, IV. (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. George J. Cooke (former owner).
Related Materials:
Dawesfield related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 35 mm. slides)
Additional images located in General Collection, Athenaeum of Philadelphia.
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 -- Ambler  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA014
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb657fb1363-cda7-41a8-bdb6-b48a70e1c95c
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16432

Ambler -- Forge Farm

Former owner:
Kline, C. Mahlon  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gale, Charles H.  Search this
Gale, Charles H., Jr.  Search this
Sculptor:
Hostetler, David  Search this
Harris, Allen  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Forge Farm (Ambler, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ambler
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans and other information.
General:
Originally part of the Dawsfield plantation this property was divided into 15 acres of farmland and named Forge Farm in 1953. The first gardens were established in 1958. A portion of the farm was subsequently sold and. Forge Farm consists of 3.2 acres. There is a driveway leading to a courtyard with flagpole and Zelcova trees. Nearby is a boxwood garden with a sculpture by David Hostetler. Rose and herb gardens are located next to the house. Near the pool area is a Allen Harris sculpture of the goddess Diana with climbing 'New Dawn' roses. Dogwood trees and spring bulbs grace the northwest corner of the property along with perennial beds. The woodland garden at the back of the property serves as the backdrop for the birding garden which features birdhouses, feeders and birch trees with many seasonal bird attracting plants. A stucco-tree lined wall borders the west side of the property. The east side has a barn and Juniper hedge tunnel leading to vegetable gardens where fruit trees, roses, strawberries and vegetables grow. Next to the garden is a pasture for sheep to graze.
Persons associated with the garden and site include: C. Mahlon Kline (former owner, 1946-1967), Charles H. Gale, (landscape architect, 1983-1998), Charles H. Gale, Jr., (landscape designer 1983-present), David Hostetler (sculptor) and Allen Harris (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Forge Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides (photographs))
See others in:
Forge Farm, 2007-2008.
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 -- Ambler  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA671
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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/kb69925ea75-f2f0-427e-951d-0c2e13d825ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16433

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