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Charleston -- Chafton Place

Architect:
Bengston, Ludwig T.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Innocenti, Umberto  Search this
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chafton Place (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, a garden plan, and a plant list.
General:
This garden is an example of what can be achieved in a small place. It has an interesting balance of paved and garden areas. Umberto Innocenti designed a terrace overlooking a thirty-two acre sloping woodland area of maple, walnut, beech, oak, poplar, and dogwood trees. A circular driveway was designed by Alice Ireys. A small perennial garden and a lap pool is defined by pierced brick walls.
Persons associated with the garden include: Umberto Innocenti (landscape architect, 1980); Alice Ireys (landscape architect, 1982); Ludwig Bengston (architect of house, 1952); and Lynne Schwartz-Barker (garden designer, 1986).
Related Materials:
Chafton Place 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 -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV011
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fac1160e-c5b2-4746-a419-7553de7666df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11857

Malden -- Kanawha Salines

Former owner:
Dickinson, William Sr.  Search this
Dickinson, WIlliam Jr.  Search this
Dickinson, John Quincy  Search this
Dickinson, John Quincy, Mrs.  Search this
Dickinson, Charles C.  Search this
Dickinson, Charles C., Mrs.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Harman, May S.  Search this
Dillon, Frances  Search this
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Hoffman, Holly  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kanawha Salines (Malden, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Malden
General:
"The gardens at Kanawha Salines are particularly interesting as the product of female owners Nelle Coleman Alderson Dickinson and her daughter, Mary Price Dickinson Ratrie, as well as female designers and gardeners." The gardens include an immense American Elm, planted by Mrs. Ratrie as a child and a parterre with box hedges, rosebeds, and herbaceous perennial borders."
"Salt was produced here from 1817 until 1945, and shipped by the Kanawha River and later rail as far as New Orleans and Pittsburgh. The farm fields pasture a small herd of Belted Galloway cattle and a number of 'family' horses and ponies. Mrs. Ratrie's garden center and nursery, 'Terra Salis', is located on the edge of the farm."
"The property features a glorious vista of wooded hills, another of the Kanawha River, and an all-white pond garden reached by an allée of Prunus campanulata 'Okame'. There is a viburnum collection of 16 species/varieties; a 60-foot hemerocallis and narcissus border; several beds of species roses and syringa varieties; many specimen trees, both deciduous and evergreen; and a terrace, overlooking tennis courts, sheltered by a 40-foot pergola covered with wisteria, floribunda, and clematis. The house and outbuildings, including a 'garden' building, barns, storehouses, and cottages, are part of a historic property in continuous ownership by the Dickinson family since the early 1800's."
Persons associated with the property include: William Dickinson, Sr., (former owner, 1840-1863); William Dickinson, Jr. (former owner, 1863-1865); Mr. and Mrs. John Quincy Dickinson (former owners, 1865-1896); Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Dickinson (former owners, 1896-1958); May S. Harman (landscape designer, 1927-1929); Frances Dillon (landscape designer,1958-1969); Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape designer, 1980 to date); and Holly Hoffman (landscape designer, 1989-1995).
Related Materials:
Kanawha Salines 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 -- West Virginia -- Malden  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a5a40c58-86e8-4025-a08b-b48565415f27
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11861

Short Hills -- Cornwall Garden

Former owner:
Bayard, Louis P.  Search this
Bayard, Louis P., Mrs.  Search this
Lutweiler, James C. Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Marron Dr. Mrs.  Search this
Coleman, Leslie  Search this
Coleman, Eloise  Search this
Green, Gilbert  Search this
Green, Gilbert, Mrs.  Search this
Eddy, Charles B., Jr.  Search this
Cornwall, Elizabeth E.  Search this
Creator:
Eddy, Charles B., Mrs., Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Provenance:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cornwall Garden (Short Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn -- Short Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, a list of the roses in the garden, photocopies of articles about the garden and Alice Recknagel Ireys, and a photocopy of a 1930s real estate brochure about the property.
General:
This 1908 house and garden have been continuously occupied by owners interested in gardening. The original plan was enhanced in the early 1950s by then-owner Eloise Coleman, a former Garden Club of American director, with the help of landscape architect Alice Recknagel Ireys. Ireys designed the garden to form rooms around the rear of the house, creating a perennial garden, terrace, and rose garden surrounded by brick walls and hedges, overlooking a large rear lawn. Other gardens planted by later owners include a wild garden, peripheral beds, and a sunken garden planted with daffodils, foxgloves, daylilies, and nasturtiums for bloom the entire season.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Louis P. Bayard (former owners, 1908-1921); Mr. and Mrs. James C. Lutweiler (former owners, 1921-1940); Dr. and Mrs. Marron (former owners, 1940-1949); Leslie and Eloise Coleman (former owners, 1949-1958); Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Green (former owners, 1958-1961); Mr. and Mrs. Charles B. Eddy, Jr. (former owners, 1961-1986); Elizabeth E. Cornwall (former owner, 1986-1999); and Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect, 1950s).
Related Materials:
Cornwall Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides; 3 photocopies of photoprints)
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 -- Short Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ290
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
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/kb6d36c66a3-d8c3-42a2-937e-4ac3772fdc9c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20127

Rumson -- Harding Garden

Former owner:
Harding, Charles B.  Search this
Harding, Dorothea  Search this
Landscape designer:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Harding Garden (Rumson, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Rumson
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and a photocopy of a book chapter about the garden which features a site plan, a detailed plan of the Japanese garden, and a plant list.
General:
With its garden established around 1926, this property was once the home of Charles and Dorothea Harding. Mr. Harding chaired the board of the New York Botanical Garden for many years. The site still has many unusual trees planted during the Hardings' ownership, including a copper beech, a large ginkgo, a Cedrus atlantica, and a variety of maples and ilex (holly). This is a mostly green space with interesting trees and shrubs and both white and Japanese gardens.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles B. and Dorothea Harding, (former owners, 1926-1954); and Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape designer, 1971 and 1989).
Related Materials:
Harding Garden related holdings consist of 3 folders (19 35 mm. slides and one 120 mm. negative strip)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Rumson  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ117
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
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/kb69fcce519-b49a-4fe4-938c-efbe460198af
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20215

Manhasset -- Kiluna Farm

Former owner:
Paley, William S.  Search this
Paley, Barbara Cushing  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Page, Russell  Search this
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Horticulturist:
Du Pont, Henry Francis, 1880-1969  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kiluna Farm (Manhasset, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Manhasset
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, photocopies of articles about the garden, and other information.
General:
Kiluna Farm was the Long Island country estate of Barbara and William S. Paley and featured work by several noted landscape architects including Alice Recknagel Ireys, Russell Page, Thomas D. Church, Henry Francis du Pont, and the firm of Innocenti & Webel. The garden's design focused on a dell "transformed into a well-defined, planted punch bowl, with a large oval pond in the center, set in an inner frame of lawn, with an outer frame of ground covers, low evergreens, flowering trees and shrubs." Azaleas, rhododendrons, and mountain laurel were underpinned by more than 20 varieties of ground cover plants. The property also featured a vegetable garden and greenhouses.
Persons associated with the garden include: Barbara and William S. Paley (former owners, ca. 1947-1990); Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect); Russell Page (landscape architect); Thomas D. Church (landscape architect); Henry Francis du Pont (landscape architect); and Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects).
Related Materials:
Kiluna Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (30 photoprints (including 3 contact sheets); 5 120 mm. slides; 17 35 mm. slides; 1 transparency)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Manhasset  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY384
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c8c9a5f8-afdf-4823-a8dc-a164eaf69e04
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26846

New York -- Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Gardens

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Cattell, Mary Deputy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Gardens (New York, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- New York
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and other information.
General:
Formerly known as the Abigail Adams Smith Museum, this site is located on East 61st Street in New York City and was once part of a 23-acre estate. Following the acquisition of the property by the Colonial Dames of America in 1933, landscape architect Mary Deputy Cattell was commissioned to design an 18th-century style garden that featured espaliered ivy trained on fences, and plant material, bulbs, and flowering shrubs typical of that period. Some years later, following expansion of the site through the purchase of an adjacent building, the garden was redesigned by Alice Recknagel Ireys into its present form.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mary Deputy Cattell (landscape architect, 1930s); and Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Mount Vernon Hotel Museum and Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (5 120 mm. slides; 5 35 mm. slides; 1 photoprint)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Manhattan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY407
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb682b692a4-1424-4284-a4d2-81b3189583b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26904

Southampton -- Currey Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Currey Garden (Southampton, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Southampton
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and other information.
General:
Alice Recknagel Ireys was the landscape architect for this property. Taking advantage of the site's water views, Ireys designed an expansive stone terrace that was used for dining and other outdoor living functions. A side of the home away from the water featured an allée of decorative trees that were underplanted with annuals in season. Planting immediately around the house appears to have been limited in order not to obstruct the water views, although a 2009 description mentions rose and iris beds, bsoxwood, a cutting garden, and daylilies.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect, ca. 1960-1972).
Related Materials:
Currey Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (3 slides (photographs); 6 contact prints)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Southampton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY512
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62d0b849d-e816-4589-9a93-70f3efcf85ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27124

Untitled Garden in East Hampton, New York

Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Untitled Garden (East Hampton, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- East Hampton
Date:
08/01/1983
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Box  Search this
Phlox  Search this
Walkways, brick  Search this
Fences -- wrought iron  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY347001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY347: East Hampton -- Untitled Garden in East Hampton, New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb622163db9-aa4e-41e3-b388-f085c1f4409a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27543

Untitled Garden in East Hampton, New York

Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Untitled Garden (East Hampton, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- East Hampton
Date:
08/01/1983
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Box  Search this
Phlox  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Sundials  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY347002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY347: East Hampton -- Untitled Garden in East Hampton, New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c00f106b-b588-46a1-9f09-7988c646005f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27544

Untitled Garden in East Hampton, New York

Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Untitled Garden (East Hampton, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- East Hampton
Date:
08/01/1983
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Box  Search this
Phlox  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Sundials  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Hydrangeas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY347003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY347: East Hampton -- Untitled Garden in East Hampton, New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c14cfd60-a21d-4727-9d85-242fd47c84e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27545

Untitled Garden in Locust Valley, New York

Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Untitled Garden (Locust Valley, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Locust Valley
Date:
10/01/1982
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Autumn  Search this
Patios, brick  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Chaises longues  Search this
Patios, flagstone  Search this
Begonias  Search this
Impatiens  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY383001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY383: Locust Valley -- Untitled Garden in Locust Valley, New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f72173e4-74c6-4254-9046-5a0fe5193995
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27920

Untitled Garden in Long Island, New York

Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Untitled Garden (Long Island, New York)
United States of America -- New York
Date:
1960
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Decks  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY391001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY391: Long Island -- Untitled Garden in Long Island, New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6aca07b75-9e8f-435b-bb8e-2b05bacb5e0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref29981

Centre Island -- Suzy and Carter Bales Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Owner:
Bales, Suzy  Search this
Bales, Carter  Search this
Collection Creator:
Druse, Kenneth  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cropthorn (South Euclid, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- South Euclid
General:
In 1978 the owners purchased a six-acre property with a Tudor-style house built in 1908 that, along with the gardens, had been neglected for 40 years. A dying apple orchard, fall-blooming species crocus and a few irises survived plus ivy and honeysuckle vines. The first garden they planted was a kitchen garden, followed by colorful azaleas as a foundation planting for the house. Their landscape architect, Alice Recknagel Ireys, removed the azaleas, famously saying they looked like a motel garden. The garden rooms Ireys designed include a formal walled perennial garden with a reflecting pool and small fountain, a crescent-shaped rose garden backed by a holly hedge and edged in front with dwarf boxwood; she connected these to the kitchen garden via an S-shaped lilac and peony walk. A small orchard was designed for the front of the property fenced by espaliered apples and pears. Two ponds were constructed with water draining from the smaller into a stream then down a waterfall to the larger pond to be pumped back to the first pond via an underground pipe. The former carriage yard was paved with flagstones placed far enough apart so groundcovers could grow between them. A swimming pool and tennis court also were designed by Ireys.

The owners replaced hybrid tea roses with antique, English and shrub varieties and filled in the lilac and peony walk with more plants for continuous bloom and fragrance from April to October. They planted a woodland walk with spring bulbs and ephemerals, shade-loving perennials and shrubs for summer bloom, and included other plants for their fall color. The courtyard garden has a dogwood tree, sunflowers growing between the flagstones, and five-foot-deep garden beds with mixed perennials and bulbs. Climbing vines were planted to adorn the walls of several outbuildings. Trees that were planted in front of the house are surrounded by "petticoats" of flowering perennials or annuals that grow into island beds to replace grass. Salty sea breezes were a challenge that has been mitigated by the holly hedge, four-foot tall stucco walls, and the woodlands. The owner is an award winning garden writer, lecturer and advisor to public gardens.

Persons associated with the garden include: Suzy and Carter Bales (1978- ), Alice Recknagel Ireys (1911-2000) (landscape architect, ca. 1980- ).
Related Materials:
See also Syringa File in the Druse collection.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- South Euclid  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ken Druse garden photography collection
Identifier:
AAG.DRU, File NY981
See more items in:
Ken Druse garden photography collection
Ken Druse garden photography collection / Series 1: Garden Images by Site / United States of America / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c3ddeb3b-838a-4bc0-a831-e0cfee71bfed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-dru-ref691

New Vernon -- Chilcott Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Chilcott, James Clemens, b. 1897  Search this
Chilcott, Ruth Hackney, 1909-1999  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chilcott Garden (New Vernon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- New Vernon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Alice Recknagel Ireys began to design this garden in 1953, soon after the property was purchased by James Clemens and Ruth Hackney Chilcott. Ireys had already worked for the Chilcotts at their former home in Bernardsville, New Jersey. For this new garden, which featured an in-ground swimming pool, Ireys designed colorful garden borders backed by hedges for privacy. Lawns surrounded the house, while a terrace for outdoor dining and entertaining had an open view of the pool and nearby woodlands. A wide grass path bordered with lilacs outlined the area between the entrance court and a rose garden. A whimsical feature, pictured in Ireys' 1967 book, was a two-tiered shell fountain providing water for birds as well as the five Chilcott dogs. Molly Adams's photographs show the property at different seasons. Two of the contact print sheets are clearly dated October 1965, while other images are assumed to date from the same year. Additional documentation relating to the Chilcott Garden may be found in the Ireys papers in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect, 1953-) and James Clemens and Ruth Hackney Chilcott (former owners, 1953-1999).
Related Materials:
Chilcott Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (53 contact prints)
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 -- New Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ468
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb629292c29-43e3-487e-b7d7-d11fc5ea5044
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1087

Rumson -- Harding Garden

Former owner:
Harding, Charles B.  Search this
Harding, Dorothea  Search this
Landscape designer:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Harding Garden (Rumson, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Rumson
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and a photocopy of a book chapter about the garden which features a site plan, a detailed plan of the Japanese garden, and a plant list.
General:
With its garden established around 1926, this property was once the home of Charles and Dorothea Harding. Mr. Harding chaired the board of the New York Botanical Garden for many years. The site still has many unusual trees planted during the Hardings' ownership, including a copper beech, a large ginkgo, a Cedrus atlantica, and a variety of maples and ilex (holly). This is a mostly green space with interesting trees and shrubs and both white and Japanese gardens.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles B. and Dorothea Harding, (former owners, 1926-1954); and Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape designer, 1971 and 1989).
Related Materials:
Harding Garden related holdings consist of 3 folders (19 35 mm. slides and one 120 mm. negative strip)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Rumson  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ117
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63bea6078-e6fc-427b-9919-4dc7e07cd34e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1144

Short Hills -- Auchincloss Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Auchincloss, Jean, 1904-1991  Search this
Auchincloss, William Stuart  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Auchincloss Garden (Short Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Short Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Designed by Alice Recknagel Ireys, this garden belonged to William Stuart and Jean Auchincloss. Mr. Auchincloss was president of the Schnell Publishing Company, while Mrs. Auchincloss played a major role in the development of the Milburn Library in the 1930s. Ireys' plan for the grounds around the Tudor-style house featured stone walls, walks, and patio. Mature trees, both evergreen and deciduous, provided anchorage for a lawn area surrounded by garden borders, some of which were outlined in box. Ground cover plants, rhododendrons, and other shrubs softened the stone work and with the trees gave the garden an atmosphere of privacy and intimacy.
A contact sheet duplicating images NJ467015 through NJ467019, as well as images of NJ488, has been filed under the latter garden number. Additional documentation relating to the Auchincloss garden is in the Alice Recknagel Ireys papers in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect, 1965-1973) and William Stuart and Jean Auchincloss (former owners, circa 1965-1973).
Related Materials:
Auchincloss Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 safety film negatives; 27 contact prints)
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 -- Short Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ467
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb652d01d39-2a9c-4d48-9c54-bc9d5aedeca7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1159

Short Hills -- Laporte Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Laporte, John Henry  Search this
Laporte, Donna  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Laporte Garden (Short Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Short Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Alice Recknagel Ireys began design work for this garden around 1969 and appears to have continued her association over the next ten years. The Dutch colonial house, built in 1928, was in a wooded setting with spacious lawns. Ireys utilized both brick and stone to create a walled patio and took advantage of the property's elevation change to design stone stairs leading to a slightly higher level above the patio. Several images show the project during the installation phase. The 1971 date is assumed from the date shown on the verso of one of the proof sheets for another garden whose images share that proof sheet with some of the Laporte property. Additional documentation relating to the Laporte Garden may be found in the Ireys papers in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect, circa 1969-1979) and John Henry and Donna Laporte (former owners, circa 1960-1979).
Related Materials:
Laporte Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 contact prints)
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 -- Short Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ488
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb652ee58f0-70b3-40dc-9fa8-a4941fda3484
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1165

Brooklyn -- Broughton Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Broughton, Philip F., 1893-1974  Search this
Broughton, Esther T., b. 1896  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Broughton Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Located in Brooklyn Heights, this home garden was designed by Alice Recknagel Ireys. Working within a narrow, confined space, she prepared a design that provided variety in texture and plant material. A more formal bricked area near the house featured urns and a cast-iron bench. Beyond this was a more naturalistic part of the garden, with white birch trees marking the division between the two spaces. Wooden fencing and latticework provided support for climbing plants and the background for a large birdhouse.
Related Materials:
Broughton Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 contact prints; 2 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY1023
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69a6d2664-c9d9-49dc-8ef8-3ac1e182e5db
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1276

[Broughton Garden]: landscape architect Alice Ireys in the garden.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Contact print (black-and-white, 2 x 2 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Contact prints
Place:
Broughton Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Date:
1964 Sep.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Benches, iron  Search this
Urns  Search this
Women designers  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Geraniums  Search this
Birch  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Contact prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NY1023002
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Massachusetts / NY884: Cedarhurst -- Jackson Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb696f0c38a-01ed-4916-b0bc-2c25a25c10e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1277

Brooklyn -- Ireys Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ireys Garden (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings County -- Brooklyn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Molly Adams photographed landscape architect Alice Recknagel Ireys' home garden on two separate occasions. The first was in September 1964, while the second was in 1965, probably in high summer. Working within a narrow, confined space, Ireys incorporated variety in texture and plant material into her design. A brick patio area near the house that provided room for outdoor living led to a slightly raised flagstone terrace toward the rear. Although the entire property was bounded by wooden and chain link fencing, the effect was softened by the use of shrubs, climbing plants, and small trees suitable to the shady location. There was a small water feature and the 1965 images show the addition of a striking piece of sculpture at the far end of the garden.
Related Materials:
Ireys Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 contact prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NY813
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60699172c-d52e-4c7a-8623-295eb6c2d886
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1284

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