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Newport -- Parterre

Former owner:
Belmont, August, 1813-1890  Search this
McLean, Evalyn Walsh, 1886-1947  Search this
Van Clief, Ray, d. 1945  Search this
Monroe, J. Edgar, 1897-1991  Search this
Gobb, Ray  Search this
Preservation Society of Newport County  Search this
Architect:
Bissinger, Frederick L. Jr  Search this
Landscape designer:
Purviance, Virginia Pepper  Search this
Toland, Julia Rush  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Parterre (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, write-ups of the property's history, a write-up of plans and inspiration for the garden, and an invoice for the original installation of the garden.
General:
Parterre comprises three acres of the former Belmont estate in Newport, Rhode Island, which had been maintained as parkland since the demolition of By-the-Sea in 1944. Mature trees were left in place, fronting the Normandy manor house designed by architect Frederick L Bissinger, and distinct formal garden rooms were installed by horticulturalist Virginia P. Purviance and landscape architect Julia R. Toland. The garden rooms are described as winter, black and white, potager, woodland and cutting, which provides material for the owner's award-winning floral designs. Specimen trees were planted as understory to the mature trees, and to soften the transitions between the different areas of the estate. The owner took inspiration from the elegant and understated garden designs of Russell Page (1906-1985) and the innovative and rule breaking style of Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932).
The black and white garden was originally conceived as a green and white garden, to be planted in shades of white, green and copper. Darker plant materials were introduced later. An orangerie is used for entertaining small parties, while large parties are held under a tent on the back lawn. The cutting garden beds are situated near the service area on the estate for convenience. The winter garden next to the house has a reflecting pool as well as hedges and Versailles containers and a dovecote in one corner. The shady woodland garden has a fall flame border planted with Japanese maple and a developing moss garden.
Persons associated with the garden include August Belmont (former owner, 1860-1924); Evalyn Walsh McLean (former owner, 1924-1944); Ray Van Clief (former owner, 1944-1947); J. Edgar Monroe (former owner, 1947-1971); Preservation Society of Newport County (former owner, 1971-1986); Ray Gobb (former owner, 1986-1994); George Champlin Mason (architect of "By-the Sea", previous residence on property which was demolished in 1944); Frederick L. Bissinger, Jr. (architect, F. L. Bissinger, Inc., dates unknown); Virginia Pepper Purviance (landscape designer and certified horticulturist, 1999) and Julia Rush Toland of Toland Landscape Design (landscape designer and certified horticulturist, 1998?).
Related Materials:
Parterre related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. reference slides and 22 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI166
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb681baaf62-d23c-4643-a79b-81ddcdfd59a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10573
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Knoxville -- Craiglen

Consultant:
Verey, Rosemary  Search this
Landscape architect:
Lester, Charles F.  Search this
Former owner:
Craig, John J., Mrs.  Search this
Craig, John J.  Search this
Garden designer:
Spengler, Mary  Search this
Architect:
Barber & McMurry  Search this
Creator:
Knoxville Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Craiglen (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox County -- Knoxville
Scope and Contents:
Copies of original photographs are included in file.

The folder includes a work sheet, garden plans, photo copies of articles, nursery invoices, correspondence, and booklet on Craig family and Candoro Marble Company.
General:
Charles I. Barber, of Barber and McMurry, designed the house in 1926 for Mr. John J. Craig, III., one of the owners of Candoro Marble Company. Landscape architect Charles F. Lester was hired to mold the surrounding eighty acres to complement the strongly Italianate house. Lester laid out green terraces on a slope between the north front of the house and a man-made lake below and created a large formal garden to the west. Developers purchased the property in 1971, with the intent of demolishing the residence and constructing a subdivision. The house and several acres, however, were preserved with the remaining being developed into the Westlands and Westchase condominiums and Craigland subdivision. The current owners of the existing property have restored and renovated the gardens and remaining two acres of property, which combine formal and naturalistic elements. In 1998, a wall was added to define the north side of the formal garden, which features ponds and stone benches original to the property, concrete sculptures, boxwoods, and espaliered "Smoothee" apple trees. To the east of the house is a large lawn surrounded by woods of mature dogwoods, maples, tulip poplars, magnolias, hackberries, walnuts, oaks, and hemlocks. A cottage garden is kept behind the garage. The owners planted an herb garden in large clay pots just outside the kitchen door.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John J. Craig, III. (former owners, 1926-1945); Mrs. John J. Craig, III. (former owner, 1945-1971); Mrs. and Mrs. Calvin Walter (former owners, 1971-1992); Charles F. Lester (landscape architect, 1926); Charles I. Barber (architect, 1926); Albert Milani (marble sculpture, 1926); Mary Spengler (garden designer, 1992-1998); Rosemary Verey (garden consultant, 1995); and Peter Thevenot (plant supplier, 1998).
Related Materials:
Craiglen related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 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:
Courtyard gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Cottage gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN064
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/kb68eb85b97-30ff-4321-b07b-2b585be168da
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10919

Tryon -- High Holding

Former owner:
Holt, Ellen Hubbard  Search this
Webster, Elizabeth  Search this
Landscape architect:
Flanders, Annette Hoyt  Search this
Architect:
Wolcott, Russell S.  Search this
Meriweather, Shannon  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
High Holding (Tryon, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Polk County -- Tryon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet; photocopies of the original garden plan, landscape architect's report and a planting invoice; and photocopies of articles about the house and garden.
General:
This 3.5-acre garden is located in Tryon, North Carolina, 45 miles south of Asheville in a thermal belt that has less severe winters than most of the mountains. True to North Carolina tradition the house and garden are laid out with the view as the focal point, in this case a back view over the garden and walls to Hog Back Mountain across the valley. The property falls off steeply in back and is held in place by a 20-foot retaining wall that serves as a boundary for the back of the garden. Today the garden is maintained only on the upper level by the house and is still planted with myrtle and ivy as planned in 1939. The remainder of the garden has been allowed to naturalize. There is also an additional one-acre plot across the street from the house which, although not maintained as a garden, affords the entire property remarkable privacy.
Persons associated with the garden include: Ellen Holt (former owner, 1939-1992); Elizabeth Webster (former owner, 1939-1992); Annette Hoyt Flanders (landscape architect, 1939-1940); Russell S. Wolcott (architect, 1938-1939); and Shannon Meriweather (architect, 1938-1939).
Related Materials:
High Holding related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 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 -- Tryon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC050
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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/kb6d91bdb6e-59b7-4d6c-8051-88c8062dbc52
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12979

Dallas -- Phelps Garden

Former owner:
Webb family  Search this
Owner:
Phelps family  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Arthur S.  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Phelps Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a survey plat with detail for location of garden features, articles about the designer and photographer, invoices from 2003 garden purchases, articles about Arthur Berger.
General:
Situated on one acre, the Phelps Garden was designed in 1959 by landscape architect Arthur Berger. The garden contains brick original to the 1959 construction, and was designed to offer space for live performances. Garden features include lanterns, temples, and sculptures. The garden features include ponds with water lilies and an outdoor stage. Plantings include tropical plants, ferns, irises, ginger, and a bamboo grove.
Landscape architect Arthur Berger received his degree from Harvard in 1928, beginning a career in landscape architecture and design. Berger officially established a residence in Dallas, Texas in 1939 and began designing gardens in the area. His wife, Marie Berger, began designing gardens with him after their marriage in 1946 and became known for their design techniques. Arthur Berger died in 1960, soon after the design of the Phelps Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include the Webb Family (former owner, 1959-2001), the Phelps Family (owner, 2002- ), and Arthur Berger (landscape architect, 1959).
Related Materials:
Phelps Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 35mm slides (photographs))
Additional materials also located in the Photo Archives of the Huntington Library in San Marino, California.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX122
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63dace4ad-536e-4335-a1ac-9537e2f1df3d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13490
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Grafton -- Brigham Hill Farm

Landscape architect:
Foster, Jim  Search this
Leach, Warren  Search this
Provenance:
Worcester Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Brigham Hill Farm (North Grafton, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Worcester County -- Grafton -- North Grafton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans, plant list, invoices, and copies of articles.
General:
Brigham Hill Farm was established in 1975 on over 13 acres. the gardens are entered either through the granite slab driveway or down the bluestone walk. an herb garden near the kitchen includes boxwood hedges, water trough, and fountain. This garden is set off seasonally with potted herbs and flowers. A vegetable garden exists behind the house. The raised beds were made with Milford pink granite beds, which match the home's foundation. Just past the vegetable garden is a small space, Gertrude's Garden. A small fountain/bird bath and boxwood hedges surround a lawn. The perennial gardens consist of several island beds and borders . A circle of Malus "Sugar Tyme' crab apple trees is being trained to create a bower in the garden for a shady sitting area. The owners placed a small rustic arbor made from red cedar cut for the property. A moon garden is located in a corner with white-flowering and silver foliaged plants. The water/wild garden begins past the pool area with a series of ponds and waterfalls cut into the native granite outcropping that provide water for plant and animal life. A small semi-circular council ring allows a seating area. Other garden features include several cut flower beds, small fruit beds, a chicken house with green roof, and shrub borders.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Jim Foster (landscape architect, 1993); Warren Leach (landscape architect, 1997-present); John Carlson (gardener, 1993-present); Jim Bengtson (stone mason, 1997-present); John Mapel (horticulturist, 2002-2007); Burnham Maintenance (lawn care, 1991-2007); and Bartlett Tree Experts (tree care, 1993-2007).
Related Materials:
Brigham Hill Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 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 -- Massachusetts -- North Grafton  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Cutting gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA352
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f06f3e3d-a75f-478a-ae6c-0430c84791f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17605

Warrenton -- Carl Braun's Dwarf Conifer Garden

Former owner:
Bouligny, Lea M.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Braun, Carl  Search this
Gardener:
Braun, Carl  Search this
Provenance:
The Warrenton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Carl Braun's Dwarf Conifer Garden (Warrenton, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fauquier County -- Warrenton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a copy of the property plat, copies of plant purchase invoices, an article about the garden from Fauquier Magazine, and additional information provided by Carl Braun. The garden is noted for its dwarf conifers, Japanese maples, and overall design.
General:
This one-acre site in the heart of historic Old Town Warrenton features a unique, informal collection of dwarf conifers. Since 1965 its owner has been designing, planting, and caring for a miniature arboretum of unusual trees and shrubs such as Cedrus atlanticus, Cryptomeria, Sophora japonica, Fagus sylvatica, Acer japonica, and other varieties. According to the owner, "All are placed with an eye to creating a natural, informal setting for the whole." Creative design has resulted in the use of perpendicular accents to avoid monotony, the illusion of spaciousness on a small site, and vistas offering different perspectives.
Integrated into the design are five "islands," each of which is a miniature forest. In addition, Japanese-style tree sculpting (landscape "bonsai") gives a unique appearance to individual dwarf trees and helps to keep them in scale with the rest of the landscape.
Persons associated with the property include: Lea M. Bouligny (former owner) and Carl Braun (landscape designer and gardener).
Related Materials:
Carl Braun's Dwarf Conifer Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Warrenton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA266
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6120b41c3-c474-4e94-8026-8fae5b104219
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18922

Englewood -- Wales

Landscape designer:
Garrison, Elisha Ely, b. 1871  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wales (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet; writings on landscape design by "Colonel Elisha E. Garrison;" and correspondence and plant invoice (1932).
General:
In a piece of correspondence to Mrs. Wales, dated 1932, Elisha Ely Garrison of Greenwich, Connecticut suggested planning six "coves." Garrison writes, "I thnk that Rudbeckia at the points where the cove outlines come to the front of the border with viola, Jersey Gem, just in front of the Rdbeckia would make excellent accents and would help with structural effects as well." Each cove was to have a different color.
Person(s) associated with the property include: Mrs. (Katherina Gillett) Charles Marshall Wales (former owner, ca. 1932- ?) and Elisha Ely Garrison (landscape designer)
Related Materials:
Wales related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 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 -- New Jersey -- Englewood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ491
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69ec166f3-e0fa-4abc-be6c-9404ab3afe3d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20072

Princeton -- Pierce House

Landscape architect:
Furlong, Ethelbert Ely, d. 1993  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pierce House (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer County -- Princeton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plan, and copies of plant receipts and work invoices (1925-1926).
General:
This property was designed by Ethelbert Furlong five years after he opened his own office. This design has a strong Italianate feeling with its levels of terraces leading down to the garden paths and ending with a pool and fountain. The cross axis leads to an exceedingly long rose arbor and then up steps to the pool area. (The pool is a newer addition.) In the original plan, the arbor abutted a long pergola, combining to make the two structures into a "T" shape. Today, its trees have matured and completely hidden the house from the street. Some few changes have been made, but it is still true to Furlong's plan and a tribute to his talents so early in his career.
Persons associated with the garden property include: Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Pierce (former owners, 1925-?); Mr. and Mrs. Mulholland (former owners, ?-1969); Mr. and Mrs. Forwood Wisner (former owners, 1969-1974); Mr. and Mrs. Swartz (former owners, 1974-1999); Ethelbert Furlong (landscape architect, 1925); Henry Wilkinson and Maxwell Hyde (architects, 1925).
Related Materials:
Pierce House 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 -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ393
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d611442d-380c-4fc5-ab0e-ca595feaa8c8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20200

Hartford -- Stout Garden

Former owner:
Blake, Charles  Search this
Garvin, Louise  Search this
Valashinas, Thomas  Search this
Budlong, Michael  Search this
Architect:
Barker, Russell F.  Search this
Landscape design:
Lloyd, Jackie  Search this
Nurseryman:
O'Brien, John  Search this
Garden designer:
Willard, Alice  Search this
Emma, Melissa  Search this
Landscape designer:
Schuster, Amy  Search this
Sargent, Samuel  Search this
Organic consultant:
Warner, Rusty  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stout Garden (Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Hartford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of historical information, images, invoices and plans.
General:
This is a three-quarter acre urban garden growing since 1987 around a 1926 Tudor-style house that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District property. The densely-planted gardens are described as an informal museum of perennials, native plants, shrubs and trees since the owners have created more gardens and kept adding plant materials for almost thirty years. The first foundation garden planted in front of the house included juniper, hollies, and rhododendrons, later filled in with dozens of perennials and more shrubs including azaleas, day lilies, hydrangea, iris, peonies, allium, hosta, mountain laurel, English ivy, geraniums and rhubarb. Now in front of the house there are perennial borders all the way to the street, alongside the driveway and in island beds around trees. In the first years of ownership a bluestone patio was built off the sun room, with a patio garden eventually planted with weigela, tree peony, ferns, ladies mantle, ginger and more. A long perennial border that contained only azaleas and a crabapple was amended with peonies, lilies, bachelor buttons, lady's mantle, anemone, coreopsis and more.
When two diseased hemlocks near the patio had to be removed a sunny garden area opened up that was planted with kousa dogwood, hydrangea, rhododendron and new varieties of hosta. A shaded woodland garden border was created for May apple, wood poppy, astilbe, ginger, lily-of-the-valley, Solomon's seal, blood root and a burr oak. Two raised beds for vegetables were added in the sunny lawn, growing tomatoes, peas, beans, squash, lettuce, carrots and basil.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles Blake (former owner, 1926-1946); Louise Garvin (former owner, 1946-1975); Thomas Valashinas (former owner, 1975-1978); Michael Budlong (former owner, 1978-1986); Russell F. Barker (architect, 1926); Jackie Lloyd (landscape design, 1987-1988); John O'Brien (nurseryman); Alice Willard (garden designer, 2009); Melissa Emma (garden designer, 2013-2015); Amy Schuster (landscape designer, 2014); Samuel Sargent (landscape designer, 2014); Rusty Warner (organic consultant, 2015-2016).
Related Materials:
Stout Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (35 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT747
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67f0c6425-1a4d-4908-9323-25372af1caf4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21531

Washington -- Herter Garden

Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H., 1914-1989  Search this
Former owner:
Herter, Christian Archibald, 1895-1966  Search this
Herter, Mary Caroline Pratt, 1895-1980  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Herter Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, copies of magazine and newspaper articles featuring the garden, orders and invoices, correspondence, and other information.
General:
The Georgetown garden of Christian A. Herter and Mary Caroline Pratt Herter involved Perry Wheeler for a period of about 10 years. Wheeler's association began in 1954, when he provided additions to an original plan (with plant names) by Cary Millholland Parker, and lasted until at least 1964, when he created a new design for the garden's pool. Typical of Georgetown gardens, the Herter Garden occupied a relatively small space behind its Federal period house, situated cheek by jowl with its neighbors. Privacy was provided by brick walls, a bamboo fence, and shrub and tree plantings. A wide brick walkway led to a small ornamental pool at the back of the garden, while smaller brick walkways provided additional circulation. Azaleas, magnolia, boxwood, spring bulbs, and other plantings amply filled the garden space, while seating was provided on a terrace area near the pool.
Persons associated with the garden include Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect, 1954-1964) and Christian Archibald and Mary Caroline Pratt Herter (former owners, 1943-1980).
Related Materials:
Herter Garden related holdings consist of 3 folders (30 slides (photographs); 2 photographic prints; 1 safety film negative; 10 plans; 3 drawings; 1 blueprint)
See others in:
Perry Wheeler Collection, ca. 1880-1984.
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 -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC020
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / District of Columbia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65b678957-6690-48c7-b2b7-28f6968e78e8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5928

Pass Christian -- Middlegate Japanese Gardens

Former owner:
Hecht, Rudolph S., 1885 - 1956  Search this
Landscape architect:
DeBuys, Rathbone, 1875-1960  Search this
Provenance:
New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Middlegate Japanese Gardens (Pass Christian, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Harrison County -- Pass Christian
Scope and Contents:
This folder includes: photographs, correspondences, drawings, invoices, purchase orders, garden designs, newspaper articles, magazine articles, a thesis, and party invitations.
General:
Located on three acres in the town of Pass Christian, Mississippi is the site of Middlegate Japanese garden. Its original owners, Rudolph and Lynne Watkins Hecht were inspired by a 1924 trip to Japan and began cultivating their own Japanese-style garden upon their return. Middlegate was opened to the public in the mid-1930s. In addition to public visiting hours, the Hechts frequently held private family events and even hosted dignitaries from abroad in their sunken garden. Private family events included an annual Easter egg hunt, weddings, and 4th of July celebrations.
An azalea lined path at the entrance of the garden led to a Torri gate, revealing a Shinto temple and a jasmine covered arbor. A bamboo walk featured a fountain, two monumental Japanese stone lanterns, and Japanese sculpture. A small red, lacquered "wishing" bridge led to a blue-tiled tea house with a Buddha sitting on a lotus blossom elevated twenty feet in the air sittings opposite the bridge. A large sunken garden with a fountain, fronting a guesthouse included lotus blooms, shrubs and trees. Traditional Japanese garden features and furnishings included stone lanterns, a Torri gate, a Buddha shrine, a rickshaw, sculptures, bridges, and stone pagodas. Other garden features included gazebos, arbors, terraces, a guesthouse, two teahouses, and a bath house. Water features such as waterfalls, a swimming pool, lakes, fish and lily ponds, and reflecting pools were scattered throughout the grounds.
In August 1969, Middlegate Japanese garden suffered damage when Hurricane Camille struck the Gulf coast. In August 2005, Middlegate Japanese garden was extensively damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
The garden possessed a variety of trees, shrubs, and vines, both native and imported. Plantings included forsythia, boxwood, weeping willow, English ivy, white and yellow jasmine bushes, timber bamboo, giant bamboo, Japanese cherry trees, Japanese maple, Mediterranean fan palm, Japanese plum trees, magnolia trees, pine trees, peach trees, almond trees, pecan trees, live oaks, lotus blossoms, azaleas, and Camellia japonica.
Persons associated with the property include: Mrs. Lynn Boyd Watkins (former owner, 1911-1923); Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph S. Hecht (former owner, 1923-1961); Rathbone DeBuys (architect, 1920s-1930s), Obata Takumi (sculptor, 1735)
Related Materials:
Middlegate Japanese Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 35mm. slides (photographs) + 134 digital images)
Additonal documentation is located in the Billy Bourdin Historical Collection, Pass Christian Historical Society.
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 -- Mississippi -- Pass Christian  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS040
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Mississippi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c6c8d6f6-08a0-4b0a-838b-b03bfdd33c37
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9174

Jar

Medium:
Glazed clay
Dimensions:
H x Diam (overall): 32.1 x 22 cm (12 5/8 x 8 11/16 in)
Style:
Pewabic ware
Type:
Vessel
Origin:
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Date:
ca. 1914
Topic:
Pewabic ware  Search this
United States  Search this
glazed  Search this
American Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1914.117
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3cb22dc97-f633-46cc-965e-85675de1f237
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1914.117
Online Media:

Octagonal mirror with animals, flowerets, and floral scrolls

Medium:
Cast bronze and applied gold plaque with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration
Dimensions:
Diam x D: 5.6 x 0.8 cm (2 3/16 x 5/16 in)
Type:
Mirror
Origin:
China
Date:
late 7th–first half of the 8th century
Period:
Early or mid-Tang dynasty
Topic:
animal  Search this
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1935.6a-b
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Freer Gallery 16: Center of the World: China and the Silk Road
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3c95a23ee-66e9-4b2e-91ea-25687b40415e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1935.6a-b
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Lobed ladle with floral scrolls

Medium:
Hammered silver with repoussé, chased, and ring-punched decoration
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 31 x 6.1 x 4.5 cm (12 3/16 x 2 3/8 x 1 3/4 in)
Type:
Tool and Equipment
Origin:
Probably Xi’an, Shaanxi province, China
Date:
late 7th-early 8th century
Period:
Early or mid-Tang dynasty
Topic:
Tang dynasty (618 - 907)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1944.58
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
On View:
Freer Gallery 16: Center of the World: China and the Silk Road
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye356b3e618-2537-41ac-a083-97ea1aa63a97
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1944.58
Online Media:

Imperial Noblewoman’s Summer Surcoat

Medium:
Silk gauze with silk and metallic thread embroidery
Dimensions:
H x W: 135.3 x 145.7 cm (53 1/4 x 57 3/8 in)
Type:
Costume and Textile
Origin:
Suzhou, Hangzhou, or Nanjing, China
Date:
1821-1850
Period:
Qing dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Qing dynasty (1644 - 1911)  Search this
Daoguang reign (1821 - 1850)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
couching  Search this
counted thread embroidery  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — funds provided by an anonymous donor
Accession Number:
S1992.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3dc043344-65f0-4bb4-a041-77dfa501eeee
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S1992.7

Stolephorus indicus

Collector:
Dr. Bruce B. Collette  Search this
Expedition:
Moro Expedition  Search this
Ocean/Sea/Gulf:
Pacific, Gulf of Papua  Search this
Vessel:
Alpha Helix  Search this
Depth (m):
0 - 1
Place:
Inside shore, Ravao Island, Hall Sound, Papua New Guinea., Papua New Guinea, Pacific
Collection Date:
8 Jun 1979
Taxonomy:
Animalia, Chordata, Vertebrata, Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii, Neopterygii, Osteoglossomorpha, Clupeiformes, Clupeoidei, Engraulidae
Published Name:
Stolephorus indicus
Accession Number:
350179
USNM Number:
404506
See more items in:
Vertebrate Zoology
Fishes
Data Source:
NMNH - Vertebrate Zoology - Fishes Division
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/3ac478979-945b-4529-920b-2b741c716def
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhvz_10135277

Behind the Design | The Thread of the Story: The Dorothy Liebes Papers

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-09-15T05:21:57.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more by:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_QKA8kyT0_xA

Dagger-axe (ge 戈)

Medium:
Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) blade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 34.5 x 17.5 x 5.4 cm (13 9/16 x 6 7/8 x 2 1/8 in)
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
dragon  Search this
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty (ca. 1300 - 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1940.10a-e
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3b8efe2a7-6505-4c05-bc69-24b8293d09fb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1940.10a-e

Axe (yue 鉞)

Medium:
Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) blade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 21.3 x 7.9 x 2.1 cm (8 3/8 x 3 1/8 x 13/16 in)
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty (ca. 1300 - 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1941.4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3620e3631-8fc7-4dee-80fc-6c0d39535ce0
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1941.4
Online Media:

Dagger-axe (ge 戈)

Medium:
Bronze with turquoise inlay and jade (nephrite) blade
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 10.6 × 41.9 × 0.9 cm (4 3/16 × 16 1/2 × 3/8 in)
Type:
Ceremonial Object
Origin:
Anyang, probably Henan province, China
Date:
ca. 1300-ca. 1050 BCE
Period:
Late Shang dynasty
Topic:
Anyang period, Late Shang dynasty (ca. 1300 - 1050 BCE)  Search this
China  Search this
Chinese Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1941.5
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Google Cultural Institute
Jades for Life and Death
See more items in:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Collection
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3fd66e07d-3be2-434d-b7f7-0bf142b7a20a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1941.5
Online Media:

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