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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
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6982b4b6d-af93-4add-a39f-fb642fa584f3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12962

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:
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.
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb676d967bf-e803-43e7-9936-23337ec6f1d9
EDAN-URL:
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
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/kb6176069cc-f1fb-46ad-ad99-e9356d998461
EDAN-URL:
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
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/kb6e17a8764-cb6a-458f-af3b-2de77a1eb025
EDAN-URL:
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
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/kb62609258f-998f-4ccb-b3bc-3f68e278b360
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16430

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
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/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
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/kb657fb1363-cda7-41a8-bdb6-b48a70e1c95c
EDAN-URL:
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
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/kb69925ea75-f2f0-427e-951d-0c2e13d825ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16433

Ambler -- Tunnel Farm

Landscape designer:
Doering, Alice  Search this
Former owner:
Harvey, Edward  Search this
Clark, Charles J. Jr  Search this
Burpee, George  Search this
Jackson, Joseph M.  Search this
Architect:
Milner, John  Search this
Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tunnel Farm (Ambler, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Ambler
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets articles and lists of notable plants and shrubs.
General:
Located on approximately 24 acres, the property was named Tunnel Farm as a nod to a tunnel built for an extension of the North Pennsylvania Rail Road which opened in Gwynedd in 1856. Local red Triassic sandstone was used to build a two bay, two story gable roof house fronting the road. The house retained the footprint with minor alterations until ca.1930 when Mr. and Mrs. Edward Harvey added a keeping room and bedroom. Tunnel Farm was maintained as working farm until the 1950s and is currently a gentleman's farm with barn, other outbuildings and gardens. Many efforts have been made to preserve open space near Tunnel Farm including deeding over half of the property to the Natural Lands Trust as an easement. Tunnel Farm is a rare example of a country farm with extensive open land, a pond, stream, woodlands and gardens in an ever-growing suburban environment. The original farmhouse was built in approximately 1783.
Other features of the garden include beehives, birdbaths, cisterns, ha has, herb garden, native plant gardens, vegetable garden, walled gardens, woodland gardens and an orchard.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Harvey (former owners, 1926-1945), Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Clark, Jr. (former owners, 1945-1954), Mr. and Mrs. George B. Burpee (former owners, 1954-1957), Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Jackson (former owners, 1957-1961), Alice Doering (landscape designer, 1984-1994) and John D. Milner (architect, 1991).
Related Materials:
Tunnel Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (26 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of American collection, ca. 1920- [ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Ambler  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA697
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/kb6680b3e20-7bc7-4461-9406-2e95f5534e2c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16434

Ambridge -- Old Economy Village

Creator:
Harmony Society  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Ambridge
Old Economy Village (Ambridge, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Beaver County -- Ambridge
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and articles.
General:
The Harmony Society was founded in the early 18th century by George Rapp. He and his followers founded a community called "Economy" about eighteen miles from Pittsburgh. A large garden was laid out behind the leader's house. The geometric forms of the house are carried out in the garden beds. The property became the custody of the Harmony Society Historical Association and has been administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission since 1919. The site "Old Economy Village" consists of 18 of the original town built between 1824 and 1831.The Garden Club of Allegheny County had charge of the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include:
Related Materials:
Old Economy Village related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 glass lantern slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Ambridge  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA005
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/kb64b9ff2cf-6ab7-42ab-8c04-283e6509ebc6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16435

Ardmore -- Lloyd Garden

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 PA036
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/kb68b049474-7b4a-45d5-97e5-321edbdfb7ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16436

Ardmore -- Stout Garden

Former owner:
Stout, C. Frederick C., Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Architect:
Sellers, Horace  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stout Garden (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ardmore
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
General:
"The place, consisting of about four acres, is on a sloping piece of ground ...On going through the house one comes out onto a broad paved terrace from which is revealed a view over the descending landscape. Just below the terrace one sees a small garden containing attractive large box bushes and a small pool. This garden is reached by two small flights of steps which split around a small wall fountain, which in turn supplies the pool in the center of the garden...The boundaries of the property are so well screened that the whole place has much privacy and great unity...The most striking thing, horticulturally...is the great amount of broad-leaved evergreens..." (Sears 1929)
Thomas W. Sears was LA for tennis court, pool and upper garden.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. Frederick C. Stout (former owner); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect); and Horace Sellers (architect).
Related Materials:
Stout Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (3 35 mm. slides and 8 photoprints)
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 -- Ardmore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA037
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/kb6666f283b-7ae2-49ab-8b95-132641e21311
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16437

Ardmore -- Sears Garden

Former owner:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sears Garden (Ardmore, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ardmore
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Thomas Warren Sears (b.1880-1966) was a landscape architect who said his own garden in Ardmore, Pennsylvania was his favorite, and the formal style of his garden became his trademark design for private residences. The garden center was a sunken rectangular lawn, surrounded by low stone walls, terraces and flagstone walkways that were planted with a mixture of shrubs, perennial flowers, and ground covers, and separated from the stone house by a screen of trees. A tall stone wall at the end of the garden had a fountain inset.
Thomas Sears' formal garden was planted with more than fifty varieties of French lilacs, peonies and irises.
Sears was among the first landscape architects with a formal education, receiving the BS degree from the Lawrence Scientific School at Harvard University in 1906. During his professional career as a landscape architect Sears worked primarily in Maryland, North Carolina, New York, and Pennsylvania. He designed private gardens in the style of his own: sunken rectangular lawns with perennial and shrub borders that surmounted low walls and steps. Among his prominent commissions were Reynolda, home of tobacco magnate R. J. Reynolds, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, where the formal gardens Sears laid out in 1916 were later added to the campus of Wake Forest University; the amphitheater at Swarthmore College in 1942; Balmuckety in Pikesville, Maryland, placed on the Baltimore County Historic register in 1988; and the restoration of the Colonial Revival gardens at Pennsbury in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Sears was also known for his published photographs of gardens and natural settings in the US and other countries.
Persons associated with the garden include Thomas Warren Sears (former owner and landscape architect, ca.1930?-1960s) and Ella D. Finney (former owner, ca. 1930s?-1960s?).
Related Materials:
Sears Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (43 glass plate negatives and photographic prints)
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961

Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection, 1900-1966.
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 -- Ardmore  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA088
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/kb6df8ed8b0-3640-4dc9-bc81-1b92bc2e4c99
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16438

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

Berwyn -- Unidentified Garden in Berwyn, 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:
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 PA342
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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/kb6add3d710-6144-4bd0-8f6d-c7825d69e241
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16440

Berwyn -- Toad Hall

Landscape designer:
Wood, Sally  Search this
Gardener-horticulturist:
Stasen, Wendy  Search this
Former owner:
Willcox, James M.  Search this
Architect:
Hall, Arthur W.  Search this
Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Toad Hall (Berwyn, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Berwyn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, additional images of the house (including one of it under construction in 1930-31), and other information.
General:
Located on an 11.5 acre site, this garden surrounds Toad Hall, the house which sits at the crest of a hill. The current owners acquired the property in 1961 and have been developing the site and the gardens ever since. One owner grew up on an English estate, an experience that is reflected in her grasp of site planning, views and vistas, understanding of plants, love of roses, and the use of garden accents such as ornamental iron gateways, treillage, containers, brightly painted obelisks, fountains, and numerous metal and wood sculptures. Various established gardens are organized by axes and cross axes and include a woodland garden, a pergola and reflecting pool, a secret garden, and a vegetable garden with raised beds for tender tropicals. From the bottom of these gardens a long vista leads the eye to a fountain set in a small side terrace next to the house. At the rear of the house a flagstone terrace has a dramatic view down a sweep of meadow to the woodland edge below. Many of the mature trees are original to the property, while other plants, like native rhododendron, were added by the original owner. Along the entrance driveway and beneath the house large stone boulders and carpets of spring bulbs, native ferns, and wildflowers enliven the forest floor, accessible by woodland paths. Deer are kept at bay by high iron fencing and a cattle guard at the gate.
Persons associated with the property and garden include Sally Wood (landscape designer, 1979); Wendy Stasen (gardener-horticulturist); James M. Willcox (former owner, 1930-1961); and Arthur W. Hall (architect, 1930).
Related Materials:
Toad Hall related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Berwyn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA670
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/kb6e3b1b5b5-8127-40af-8584-7f3bb37afed7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16441

Chadds Ford -- Hill Girt Farm

Former owner:
Haskell, Harry G. Mrs  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Chadds Ford
Hill Girt Farm (Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Chadds Ford
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet.
General:
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Harry G. Haskell (former owner) and L. W. Leavitt, Jr. (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Hill Girt Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 glass lantern slides and 1 35 mm. slide)
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 -- Chadds Ford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA010
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/kb6a83366d6-6baa-46a8-9663-7853a4246233
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16442

Chadds Ford -- Farmhill

Former owner:
Rea, Henry R.  Search this
Garden designer:
Hiss & Weekes  Search this
Artist:
Frishmuth, Harriet W.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Farmhill (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Chadds Ford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and brief descriptions.

Of the 25 35 mm. slides, one is a duplicate of a glass lantern slide; ten from Arnold "Pleasures at Farmhill," 1937; five from Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation; three from Van Trump Archive, Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation; two from Country Life, September 1928; and four taken by Molly Adams, 1986.
General:
"The main garden is on the south side of the house. A tapis vert leads to a marble fountain and stone balustrade overlooking a lower level and an old wellhead. Beyond, a pergola, covered with climbing roses, affords a...view of the Ohio River...On each side of the wellhead terrace are flower-bordered grass panels leading, on the west, to a croquet court and indoor swimming pool; on the east, to a small enclosed garden with a bronze, designed by Harriet W. Frishmuth." (The Garden Club of America Annual Meeting, 1948). Current information on this property is unknown.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. Henry Robinson Rea (former owner); William Ross Proctor (architect, 1898); MacClure and Spahr (architects of additions); Hiss and Weekes (architects and garden designers); and Alexander Davidson (superintendent).
Related Materials:
Farmhill related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 glass lantern slides and 25 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 -- Sewickley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA012
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/kb665409b56-2c85-4a75-9588-62996e00459c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16443

Chadds Ford -- Treetops

Landscape architect:
Jones, Russell O.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Wilmington  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Treetops (Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Chadds Ford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and site plans.
General:
'Treetops' was designed with the intention of being low maintenance, yet formal enough to go with the house. The estate has a pool as well as three ponds, which the garden overlooks. The garden consists primarily of greenery with the exception of white azaleas in the spring, dogwood, and fringe trees.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Walter S. Laird, Sr. (former owners, 1986-2001); Richard L. Dayton (architect); and Russell O. Jones (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Treetops related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 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 -- Chadds Ford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA629
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/kb6ec638791-7d38-484d-ad46-81163e199c54
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16444

Chadds Ford -- Frog Pond

Landscape architect:
Frederick, Bill  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Wilmington  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Frog Pond (Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Delaware County -- Chadds Ford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and site plan.
General:
Established in 1992, Frog Pond is an informal country garden with a large pond, a wild meadow, and several mixed gardens. There are two terraces with views to the pond.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: David Kyle (builder of terraces); Bill Frederick (designer of fore court); Bob Raley (designer of deck and back terrace); and Kitty May (garden designer).
Related Materials:
Frog Pond related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 35 mm. slides)
Additional information located at Charles Willing Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of 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:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Chadds Ford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA644
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/kb67c22fa70-dfd4-4b53-bb0d-5d824bb353fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16445

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