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J. Horace McFarland Company

Collection Creator:
W. Atlee Burpee Company  Search this
Burpee, W. Atlee (Washington Atlee), 1858-1915  Search this
Burpee, David, 1893-1980  Search this
James Vick's Sons (Rochester, N.Y.).  Search this
Wm. Henry Maule (Firm)  Search this
Container:
Box 269, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1926
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, W. Atlee Burpee & Company Records.
See more items in:
W. Atlee Burpee & Company records
W. Atlee Burpee & Company records / Series 2: Business Records / 2.3: Advertising and Promotions / 2.3.A: Records and Reports
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb613da4093-abba-41c0-a05b-3809a5b4aec2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-bur-ref1056

Philadelphia -- Krisheim

Former owner:
Woodward, Gertrude  Search this
United Presbyterian Church  Search this
Woodward, George, Dr.  Search this
Ornamental ironwork designer:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Creator:
Mercer, Henry  Search this
Sculptor:
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Selmer-Larsen, Johan  Search this
Landscape designer:
Fleming, Robert  Search this
Schneider, Nina  Search this
Landscape architect:
Dawson, James F. (James Frederick), 1874-1941  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Krisheim (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopy of articles and a DVD entitled, "John Selmer Larsen: The Truth of All Things Natural."
Varying Form:
Woodward Garden, formerly known as.
General:
The landscape design was planned for this property by the original owners and landscape architect James Frederick Dawson, consulting for 15 years before the half-timbered Jacobean Tudor mansion was finished. During that time Krisheim was an arboretum open to the public who could "respect the trees and shrubbery". Their vision was to create a garden suburb in the city comprising a densely wooded entrance with a long driveway leading to parkland in front of the house, sweeping lawns directly behind the house to give an unobstructed view of the Wissahickon Valley, formal gardens on three levels beside the house, more private lawn below as well as cutting and vegetable gardens, and woodland gardens. The massed trees and native Wissahickon schist used throughout for walls, paths and the house itself were to give the impression of a woodsy retreat rather than the great estate they actually built. The original 40 acre property has been reduced to 14 acres and beginning in 1988 features of the original Olmsted Brothers hardscape and plantings have been restored.
At the top level of the formal garden there is a long pool used for swimming laps, fed from the wall fountains above that are run by a contemporary recycling pump. Dogwood trees are espaliered on the Wissahickon schist wall behind the pool which has cantilevered steps so workers could climb in from the service area on the other side of the wall. A wooden arbor and benches in an alcove above that wall recently were rebuilt following the original Olmsted Brothers designs. The second level of the formal garden has a rectangular reflecting pool in the center planted with iris and tulips, with Walter K. Hancock's sculpture "Boy with Squirrel" placed on the rim of the pool. Four parterres surrounding the pool contain dogwood and crabapple trees with bordering boxwoods and clusters of arborvitae at the corners of the pool. The lowest level walled garden was designed for contemplation with a long bench and two large specimen euonymus trees. In the wall behind the bench a saying from the Songs of Solomon is carved: "Awake O North wind and come south. Blow upon my garden that the spices thereof may flow out." Walkways in the formal terraces are brick with a mosaic stone path at the upper level.
Other features include a log house copied from a vacation house in Wyoming under tall pine woodlands and a tea house at the end of a newly planted hydrangea walk at one side of the second formal terrace. Additional benches and Adirondack chairs are placed under the trees in the front park and around a fire pit. Artifacts from the Arts and Crafts era include a Moravian tile floor in the tea house depicting symbols of the zodiac, containers for planting, Samuel Yellin ironwork, and a bronze sculpture of a boy with a ball sited under the arbor, by Johan Selmer-Larsen.
Persons associated with the garden include Dr. George and Gertrude Woodward (former owners, 1895-1961); United Presbyterian Church (former owner, 1961-1983); Peabody & Stearns (architects, 1910-1911); James Frederick Dawson (1874-1941) (independent and with Olmsted Brothers) (landscape architect, 1895-1910); Samuel Yellin (ornamental ironwork designer); Henry Mercer (Moravian ornamental tiles in the tea house and house); Walter K. Hancock (1901-1998) (sculptor); Johan Selmer-Larsen (1876-1967) (sculptor); Robert Fleming (landscape designer, 1988-1989); Nina Schneider (landscape designer, 2011-2012).
Related Materials:
Krisheim related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide, 9 photographic prints mounted on board and 51 digital images)
Additional materials also located in Olmsted Archives, Brookline, Massachusetts (job number 03223).
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J. Horace McFarland company collection, 1899-1974.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA213
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67cd94566-f8c5-45c4-bee0-8c96e8fa40dc
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16520

Villanova -- Lands End

Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Creator:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Former owner:
Rauch, Rudolph S., Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lands End (Villanova, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Villanova
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, copy of brief article.
General:
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include:
American farmhouse landscaped by owner. The garden inlcuded a natural rock garden with stream, a small walled garden, and woods planted with wildflowers. Mrs. Rauch's garden by the brook, which incorporated bog plants, was begun in 1925.
Related Materials:
Lands End related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 35 mm. slide and 3 photoprints)
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J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Villanova  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA045
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a9f6faab-9dfc-4045-a309-7e937a026538
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16601

Cold Spring Harbor -- Nethermuir

Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Three Harbors Garden Club  Search this
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
New York (State) -- Cold Spring Harbor
Nethermuir (Cold Spring Harbor, NY)
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk County -- Cold Spring Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet, site map, copies of articles, plant list.
Former Title:
The Henry W. de Forest Estate.
General:
This property comprises lands formerly part of the Henry Wheeler de Forest estate. The buildings include Ballybung, built on site of the demolished mansion, and Airslie, a Federal-period farmhouse. Close to the water's edge, the de Forest family erected an Italianate-style house, which they called Nethermuir. The grounds slope down to the water, and were planted with rare trees such as cryptomeria, ginkgo, beeches, and fir. According to a 1921 visit to the garden by the Garden Club of America, the garden was an "old-fashioned walled garden" with best blooming times in May and June. Henry W. de Forest contracted with Olmsted Borthers to create the walled garden. Wooden arbors existed at the lower end, while a free-standing stone tea house and wrought-iron gates remain near the six planting quadrants. The specialty was dogwood and wall plantings. The formal walled garden was later subdivided into three separate parcels. Today, much of the box remains, but little, if any, other plant material survives. Several features include winding paths, open spaces with garden vistas, and the curved driveway at Airslie House.
Persons and organizations associated with this garden include:Henry W. deForest (former owner); The Jones family (former owners, 1785-1978); Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (owner, 1978-present); Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. (landscape architect, 1906, 1909); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects)
Related Materials:
Nethermuir related holdings consist of 3 folders (8 glass lantern slides; 2 b&w photoprints; and 6 35 mm. slides)
Many drawings and photographs exist at Fairsted, Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site.
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03175, Henry and Julia DeForest.
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J. Horace McFarland Company Collection, 1900-1961.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Cold Spring Harbor  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY074
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/kb60ee097af-e913-451e-84c4-9d08c2db2706
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26745

New York -- New York Botanical Garden

Landscape architect:
Everett, Thomas H.  Search this
Creator:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Brochures
Place:
New York (State) -- New York City -- Bronx
United States of America -- New York -- Bronx County -- New York -- Bronx
General:
unknown source.
Related Materials:
New York Botanical Garden related holdings consist of 1 slide (col.)
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
Plan views  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY211
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/kb69ba46411-c7e1-480e-ba98-f661a7c06d6d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26897

All View

Creator:
Iselin, C. Oliver, Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Books
Place:
New York (State) -- New Rochelle
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- New Rochelle
Date:
1930
General:
Ferree, Barr. American Estates and Gardens. New York. Munn and Company, 1904.
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
Rose gardens  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Flowerpots  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY184003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY184: New Rochelle -- All View
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60a8a5f62-d36f-4606-a7b8-ab72b24b71ed
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28286

All View

Creator:
Iselin, C. Oliver, Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New Rochelle
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- New Rochelle
Date:
1905
General:
Indoors and Out. 1905.
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
Rose gardens  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Flowerpots  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY184004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY184: New Rochelle -- All View
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6cf0fd4f0-3f51-489b-bfcc-003fbf29eaab
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28287

All View

Creator:
Iselin, C. Oliver, Mrs  Search this
Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New York (State) -- New Rochelle
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- New Rochelle
Date:
1905
General:
Indoors and Out. 1905. View from house.
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
Rose gardens  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Rivers  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Flowerpots  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Periodicals  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY184005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY184: New Rochelle -- All View
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb690d7dbd6-841b-4b7b-a872-8b5fafed5f41
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref28288

Bar Harbor -- Kenarden

Landscape architect:
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Garden designer:
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Sculptor:
Soderholtz, Eric E.  Search this
Former owner:
Kennedy, John Stewart  Search this
Dorrance, Ethel Mallincknot  Search this
Collet, Ethel Dorrance  Search this
Architect:
Rowe & Baker  Search this
Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kenarden (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folders includes worksheets, historical information about the property, and a garden tour description.
General:
The original gardens at Kenarden were designed by landscape architect Beatrix Jones Farrand (1872-1959) early in the last century and have been restored and replanted by the current owners. The gardens include a formal rose garden with boxwood edging that has a contemporary Lunaform urn at its center. The fomal sunken Italianate garden's balustrade and pergola were replicated by garden designer Dennis Bracale, and the flower beds were replanted. Urns created by Eric Ellis Soderholtz in the early 20th century are in situ in the Italianate garden as well as around the residence. Large cutting and vegetable gardens were installed in the same location as the historic gardens, alongside greenhouses. Many of the original outhouses remain on the property as well as mature specimens including a Japanese umbrella pine, a very large hawthorn tree, a mature gingko, and very mature pieris, kalmia and rhododendron. An iron fence surrounding the property was added with new perimeter plantings. The drive from the main entrance cuts through native woods that are maintained as a decorative feature.
Kenarden Lodge was one of the original summer properties built at the end of the 19th century in Mount Desert, Maine. The turreted mansion with its own electrical plant designed by New York architects Rowe and Baker in 1892 was torn down in the 1960s and another house was built in its place circa 1970 by the architectural firm Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen. The first owner of the property was financier John Stewart Kennedy; the estate was sold in the 1930s to Ethel Mallinckrot Dorrance, widow of Dr. John Thompson Dorrance, a chemist at Campbell who invented condensed canned soups.
Encouraged by Beatrix Farrand, Eric Ellis Soderholtz switched from photography to manufacturing garden urns and other ornaments, some of which remain at Kenarden.
Persons associated with the garden include John Stewart Kennedy and members of the Kennedy family (former owners, 1892-1933); Ethel Mallinckrot Dorrance (former owner 1933-1958); Ethel Dorrance Colket (former owner 1958-1966); Rowe and Baker (architects of original house, 1892); Beatrix Jones Farrand (landscape architect, circa 1915); Carroll, Grisdale & Van Alen (architects of current house, 1970-1972; firm in business 1946-1973 ); AB & JR Hodgkins, Inc. (builders of current house, 1970-1972); Dennis Bracale, Gardens by Design (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Kenarden related holdings consist of 3 folders (36 35 mm. slides; 15 digital images.; 4 photographic prints; 3 glass lantern slides)
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME044
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb638447c52-0b53-49c9-b91b-690e7e5929ef
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8150
Online Media:

[Radnor Valley Farm]: rockplants in steps

Former owner:
McFadden, J. Franklin  Search this
Photographer:
Gleason, Herbert Wendell, 1855-1937  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Rosemont
Date:
05/15/1914
General:
Mount reads: "Herbert W. G [rest obscured]."
Historic plate number: "2."
Historic plate caption: "Rockplants in steps, J. F. McFadden's garden."
See AAG Image #PA080005 in the J. Horace McFarland Company collection for a black and white print version.
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:
Rock gardens  Search this
Urns  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA080006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA080: Bryn Mawr (Rosemont) -- Radnor Valley Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63c755e3c-74ac-4162-b9b1-70dfc4de6dd7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17493

Beverly -- Rockmarge

Former owner:
Moore, William H.  Search this
Moore, Ada Small  Search this
Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rockmarge (Beverly, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex County -- Beverly
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of an article and other information.
General:
Rockmarge was the North Shore ocean-front estate of William Henry Moore (1848-1923) and Ada Small Moore (1858-1955). The flower beds were lavishly planted in geometric shapes edged by pruned hedges, connected by swaths of grass, some of which were walkways of considerable length. The estate also had a lily pond, lotus collection, willow walk, rock gardens, herbaceous borders, stone steps, walls and walkways, and wilder areas.
William H. Moore was known as a robber baron who, with his brother James Hobart Moore (1852 - 1916), bought, merged and sold companies, including the National Biscuit Company and the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railway. He took up horses in retirement and became a four-in-hand driver of international renown. Ada Small Moore was a member of the North Shore Garden Club and a patron of the arts.
The carriage house of the estate was renovated into a single family home in the 1960s.
Persons associated with the garden are: William H. Moore and Ada Small Moore (former owners, dates unknown).
Related Materials:
Rockmarge related holdings consist of 2 folders (4 glass lantern slides and 33 photographic prints)
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland Collection, 1900-1961
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Beverly -- Pride's Crossing  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA020
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:
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Agecroft Hall

Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Creator:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Morton, David C., Mrs.  Search this
Langley, John  Search this
Williams, Thomas C., Jr  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Agecroft Hall (Richmond, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Richmond County -- Richmond
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
Dogwoods  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Tudor Revival  Search this
Houses  Search this
Box  Search this
Gardens -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA146015
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA146: Richmond -- Agecroft Hall
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Archives of American Gardens
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Charlecote

Creator:
Stout, Charles H.  Search this
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New Jersey -- Short Hills
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn -- Short Hills
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The garden was demolished.
Mount reads: "J. Horace M[rest obscured]."
Historic plate number: "9 (16xx)."
Historic plate caption: "Primula japonica."
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:
Lily ponds  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Primroses  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ023002
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ023: Millburn -- Charlecote
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Charlecote

Creator:
Stout, Charles H.  Search this
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
New Jersey -- Short Hills
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn -- Short Hills
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The garden was demolished.
Mount reads: "J. Horace McFarland Company."
Historic plate number: "27; 12 (G 29-1)."
Historic plate caption: "Rock Garden, Charles H. Stout."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Spring  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Hosta  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ023004
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ023: Millburn -- Charlecote
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Charlecote

Creator:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Stout, Charles H.  Search this
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New Jersey -- Short Hills
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn -- Short Hills
Date:
1930
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:
Rock gardens  Search this
Waterfalls  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ023021
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ023: Millburn -- Charlecote
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Charlecote]: a small waterfall in the rock garden.

Former owner:
Stout, Charles H.  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Provenance:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Charlecote (Short Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn -- Short Hills
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Mount reads: "J. Horace McFarland Company, Harrisburg, Pa."
Historic plate number: "75."
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
Rock gardens  Search this
Waterfalls  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ023022
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ023: Millburn -- Charlecote
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Charlecote

Creator:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Stout, Charles H.  Search this
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
New Jersey -- Short Hills
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn -- Short Hills
Date:
1930
General:
The garden was demolished.
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:
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ023023
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ023: Millburn -- Charlecote
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Archives of American Gardens
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Roslyn -- Claraben Court

Former owner:
Havemeyer, F. C.  Search this
Provenance:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Havemeyer Garden (Roslyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Roslyn
General:
Image from the Architecture League of New York - 1929.
Related Materials:
Claraben Court related holdings consist of 1 slide (b&w., 35mm.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Garden structures  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Gardens -- New York -- Roslyn.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY118
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
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Archives of American Gardens
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Knollwood Farm

Provenance:
Rye Garden Club  Search this
Slide manufacturer:
J. Horace McFarland Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Rye
Date:
1926 May.
General:
Mount reads: "J. Horace McFarland Company, Harris[text obscured]."
Historic plate number: "2A."
Historic plate caption: "Narcissi. Knollwood farm, May 1926."
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
Daffodils  Search this
Daffodils  Search this
Trees  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Meadows  Search this
Gardens -- New York -- Rye  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NY131001
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York / NY131: Rye -- Knollwood Farm
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Pittsburgh -- Mellon Park (Walled Garden in Mellon Park)

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Photographer:
Seamans, Joe  Search this
Denmarsh, Alexander  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Mellon Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
31 digital images (2007-2019), 14 35 mm slides (circa 1980) and 2 file folders including copies of historic photographs (dates unknown, 1956, 1970, 1974) and a copy of the 1934 Country Life pictorial feature on the Mellon garden.
Varying Form:
Also known as Mellon Estate.
General:
Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
The half-acre walled garden was the renaissance garden situated behind the grand estate of the Mellon family; the mansion was demolished in 1940. Land was donated to Pittsburgh and maintained as a public park, but gardens inevitably declined. The nonprofit Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, members of the Garden Club of Allegheny County and master gardeners provided maintenance, but the restoration of this garden was impelled by the desire of the Seamans family to create a memorial for their daughter, Ann Katherine Seamans. Original features remained: the tapestry brick wall on three sides, limestone steps for the classical processional through the garden, two Samuel Yellin wrought iron gates, and the pink granite fountain by sculptor Edmond R. Amateis backed by a terrace and stone wall. A raised octagonal flower bed below the steps was reconstructed, and holly hedges partially form a fourth wall where the house stood. Restored flagstone walkways around the rectangular lawn are bordered by plantings on either side including allées of Japanese stewartia, sun and shade perennials, spring bulbs, black gum trees for shade, understory magnolia and serviceberry, and woody shrubs including oakleaf hydrangea and Delaware Valley azaleas. The walled garden was reopened as a public park in 2010.

The memorial is an art installation within the lawn: 150 fiber optic light sticks depicting constellations, planets and stars as they were over Pittsburgh on the day and time of Ann Seamans' birth. Each light is labeled on a small disk and there is an interpretive sign on a raised overlook with a limestone bench in one corner. Artist Janet Zweig conceived the project that was installed by wiring each light stick into conduits under the lawn. The garden has park benches around the perimeter and lightweight movable furniture on the terrace.

Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
Related Materials:
Related materials at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the James Van Trump Archives (Pittsburgh History and Landmark's Foundation?). See also the Archives of American Gardens' J. Horace McFarland Company 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA407
See more items in:
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
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