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Radio program on Cuban Free Continent conference in Havana. Song and dance group from North Vietnam, Reel 1

Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Vietnamese  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Cuba
Vietnam
Contents:
Songs of the People--We are happy because we had a good harvest--South Vietnamese Children's lullaby--Song of emulation--Song against imperialist--Songs of the people--Korean interview
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-1552
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Recorded in: Cuba.
General:
CDR copy- Radio program on Cuban Free Continent conference in Havana. Song and dance group from North Vietnam
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
World music  Search this
Radio programs  Search this
Vietnam -- Songs and music  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-1552
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Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk502eeb100-0446-4dde-87db-12e7f4fed1ac
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20008

4 Korean and Filipino Numbers recorded in Hawaii by Jacob Feurring

Recorder:
Feuerring, Jacob  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Hawaiians  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
United States
Hawaii
Philippines
Korea (South)
Contents:
6 tracks
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-4945
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Music -- Hawaii  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-4945
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk50dd2e616-d300-43bf-9cc5-6b9c9a2bdb14
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref26630

[High Hatch]: closeup of Korean Buddha.

Photographer:
Jones, Sally McIntosh  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
High Hatch (Portland, Or.)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah County -- Portland
Date:
1997 May.
Scope and Contents:
"Closeup of Korean Buddha, about 100 years old. One piece of cast bronze."
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 -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Walls  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OR003020
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon / OR003: Portland -- High Hatch
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a567e63e-8525-415a-aca8-5b45ab2f9e31
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10278

[Old Loughborough]: front of stone home with wisteria on both wings; hedges of azalea and Korean boxwood.

Photographer:
Pipkin, James  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Chevy Chase  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Old Loughborough (Bethesda, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Bethesda
Date:
2005.
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:
Lawns  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Box  Search this
Trees  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Bethesda  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Houses -- stone  Search this
Foundation planting  Search this
Azaleas  Search this
Wisteria  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD216004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD216: Bethesda -- Old Loughborough
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66bf46ec1-55ac-46a7-961c-e3f2b899148d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14712

Akron -- Compact Urban and Japanese Garden at Twin Oaks

Designer:
Vittum, John  Search this
Garden installer:
Lewis, Wilson  Search this
Provenance:
Akron Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Compact Urban and Japanese Garden at Twin Oaks (Akron, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Summit -- Akron
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a features plan.
General:
The main feature of this property is a compact Japanese-style garden at the rear of the townhome built by the owners in 1991. Visits to Japan inspired the garden's creation in the approximately 0.06 acre space. Inspiration for the plant material came from the Portland Japanese Garden's trees and shrubs. A collection of 25 bonsai specimens represents 15 species with the oldest being 200 years of age. Other plantings include bamboo, a Japanese cherry tree, a Japanese maple, a Japanese white pine, a red pine, cedars, arborvita, azaleas, tree and herbaceous peonies, ferns, hosta, ornamental grasses, hydrangeas, an espaliered wisteria, and clematis.
Hardscapes, furnishings, and accents of the garden include two teak benches, a birdbath, a Pennsylvania bluestone patio with wrought iron table and chairs for dining, sculptures of cranes and a dragon, planter boxes, a Buddhist prayer bell, four stone Japanese lanterns and two smaller metal lanterns, a Zen garden with a coin basin and 20 ton of boulders. Water features include an upper pond containing a water iris that spills into a lower pond holding water lilies, water hyacinth and koi. Stairs made of marble gravel and granite pavers traverse the garden on its east side and lead through the garden from the dwelling to an exit gate. Other pathways in the garden are composed of stepping stones. There is a wooden fence with a gate and a small greenhouse.
At the front of the dwelling is a brick courtyard garden that the owners describe as English in inspiration. Foundation plantings and containers include seasonal annuals and herbs. Additional plant material includes ivy, azalea, rhododendron, hosta, Korean lilac and clematis. The courtyard was constructed around an old oak trunk that was struck by lightning. There is seating and accents including a sundial from Tuscany and a wall sculpture of the Greek god Bacchus.
Persons associated with the garden include: John Vittum (designer, 1991- ) and Wilson Lewis (garden installer, 1991).
Related Materials:
Compact Urban and Japanese Garden at Twin Oaks related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Akron  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH248
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6191cc457-f67d-4455-9928-405053e1cdf6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15378

Beverly -- Pompey's Garden

Former owner:
Loring, Charles Greely, 1828-1902  Search this
Shaw, Quincy A., 1869-1960  Search this
Shaw, Sarah Pemberton  Search this
Shaw, Lydia Codman  Search this
Codman, Samuel Eliot  Search this
Architect:
Emerson, William Ralph, 1833-1917  Search this
Little, Arthur  Search this
Browne, Herbert W. C.  Search this
Sculptor:
Crenier, Henri  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gibson, Laura  Search this
Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pompey's Garden (Prides Crossing, Beverly, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Beverly
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and historic information.
General:
Named after a slave who planted a flower garden on this rock ledge long before the town formerly known as Prides Crossing became popular for vacation homes for Bostonians, this property with its shingle style house was built in the 1880's with large windows facing the ocean view. However, the first owner did not install a garden. The second owner built a 3,400 square foot formal garden away from the house, walled with native stone and hidden from view on the four acre property. Comprised of a rectangle and a circle, the geometrically organized space was on two levels connected by stairs. In the 20th century the lower circular garden was shaded by a hemlock grove and featured a central pond with Henri Crenier's boy and turtle fountain sculpture. A flower border with anemones, foxgloves, lupines, gas plants, bugbane, iris and heliotrope was planted between the rough stone walls and patterned path of Majorcan pebbles that was installed, circa 1920. The rectangular upper garden had a wall fountain and tea house at one end with boxwood edged beds of roses, phlox, peonies and foxgloves with a heliotrope standard in the center. English ivy and climbing hydrangeas grew over the walls.
By 2012 when the most recent restoration of the garden was begun the rose and perennial beds were long gone, having been shaded out and replaced by lawn by an intervening owner. Shade loving perennials including astilbe, foxglove, lupine, and heliotrope were planted around the perimeter of that lawn. The lawn in the lower circular garden, now in full sun, was edged with pink dianthus and catmint. Korean dogwood and boxwood were planted on the rise between the two gardens, climbing roses were planted to climb the walls, and clematis was planted to climb the new arches over the gates. This restoration kept the hardscape walls, wall fountain, built-in bench and belvedere (tea house) and was completed in 2014.
Persons associated with the garden are General Charles Greeley Loring, Jr. (1828-1902) (former owner 1881-1902); Quincy Adams Shaw (former owner, 1902-1960); Sarah Pemberton Shaw (former owner, 1902-1945); Lydia Eliot Codman Shaw (former owner, 1947-1966); Samuel Eliot Codman (former owner, 1966-2008); William Ralph Emerson (1833-1917) (architect, 1881-1883); Arthur Little (1852-1925) & Herbert W.C. Browne (1860-1949) (architects of additions, 1903-1905); Henri Crenier (1873-1948) (sculptor, 1910); Laura Gibson (landscape architect, 2012- ).
Related Materials:
Pompey's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 glass lantern slide, 8 digital images, 1 print)
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  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA017
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63345d9d4-fc8c-40b8-8475-dcd9b7816e40
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17553

[Good Dogs Farm]: Shrubs, perennials, and ornamental grasses are planted together along a stone path; bluefescue grasses, spirea, and Korean spice viburnum.

Photographer:
Orthofer, H. S .  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Good Dogs Farm (Sheffield, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire -- Sheffield
Date:
2012 Jun.
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 -- Sheffield  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Ornamental grasses  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA409012
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts / MA409: Sheffield -- Good Dogs Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69cc42c82-4449-48d0-bad1-c57068e5e867
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18434

Leesburg -- Little Oatlands

Former owner:
Carter, George  Search this
Carter, George Mrs.  Search this
Carter, George II  Search this
Eustis, William Corcoran  Search this
Eustis, William Corcoran Mrs  Search this
Finley, David E. Jr.  Search this
Finley, Margaret Morton Eustis  Search this
Williams, Dick  Search this
Williams, Joan, Mrs  Search this
Sculptor:
Righetti, Francesco  Search this
Hancock, Walter  Search this
Manship, Paul, 1885-1966  Search this
Finley, Margaret Eustis  Search this
Provenance:
Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Little Oatlands (Leesburg, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun -- Leesburg
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and biographical information.
General:
Little Oatlands has a two-acre formal garden originally designed in the mid-1930's by the owners David and Margaret Finley, and the garden rooms, allées, stone walls, gazebo, statues and sculptures have been maintained with few changes for 80 years. The first garden room inside the main gate was installed in 1935 and has four parterres bordered with boxwood around a central fountain, originally a sundial. The original English boxwood borders have been replaced with Korean and American box cultivars in this and the other three rooms. Three more garden rooms were developed in 1937: two bisecting cedar allées that lead to a gazebo set over the stone wall, a flowering cherry allée that leads to a wall fountain, and another room with a large planted urn, a statue of St. Francis Assisi and a swath formerly used as a bowling green bordered by statues of the four seasons. A swimming pool was added in 1952. Boxwood hedges define the rooms within the perimeter of stone walls and ornamental iron gates provide entry to the different rooms. Some of the statues and fountains were copied from classical Italian pieces, and the gazebo was copied from one in England. Original sculptures include "Suzanna at the Bath" by Paul Manship and "The Little Shepherd Boy" by Walter Hancock. In addition to the main house there is a guest cottage on the property. Recent work in the gardens includes replanting long borders of ephemeral spring bulbs under the flowering cherry allée.
In the early 18th century this country house was a tenant farmer's stone cottage on the 63,093 acre estate known as Oatlands Plantation. In 1887 the Carter family was forced to sell the large property but continued to own a few cottages and 180 acres, and called it Little Oatlands. Members of the Eustis family have owned this property since 1927 and have enlarged this house and converted the Carter's vegetable garden into the existing formal garden. In 1965 Oatlands mansion, garden and more than 250 surrounding acres were deeded to the National Trust for Historic Preservation with easements for the family.
Persons associated with the garden include George Carter (former owner, 1798-1847); Mrs. George Carter (former owner, 1847-1897); George Carter II (former owner, 1897-1926); Mr. and Mrs. William Corcoran Eustis (former owner, 1927-1932); David E. Finley, Jr. (1890-1977) and Margaret Morton Eustis Finley (1903-1977) (former owners, 1932-1977); Dick and Joan Williams (former owners, 1977-2014); Paul Manship (sculptor, 1947); Francesco Righetti (sculptor); Walter Hancock (sculptor, c. 1960); Margaret Eustis Finley (sculptor, c. 1930)
Related Materials:
Little Oatlands related holdings consist of 2 folders (21 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Leesburg  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA445
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c15ea0bc-5111-4d8e-9aca-e4e55700c2b0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18840

Farmington -- The Gundy

Former owner:
O'Rourke family  Search this
Riddle, Theodate Pope, 1867-1946  Search this
Sloan, Theodore  Search this
Hill-Stead Museum  Search this
Landscape architect:
Cegan, Michael  Search this
Richter & Cegan, Inc.  Search this
Landscape contractor:
Green Designs  Search this
Masonry contractor:
Frank Volte and Sons  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Gundy (Farmington, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- Farmington
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, a garden plan, photocopies of two photographs of the garden, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
The Gundy garden was created in 1980 to reflect the era of the property's two linked houses of 1697 and 1730. Located in the historic district of Farmington, on property that formed part of the Hill-Stead estate until 1975, the house once belonged to the architect Theodate Pope (later Mrs. Alfred Riddle). She relocated the 1697 section of the house, had it linked to her 1730 house, and opened it in 1902 as a shop, which she named The Gundy, for the students at Miss Porter's School. Her parents moved from Cleveland to Farmington and built Hill-Stead (now a museum) on the hill above for their important art collection. Old and new brick paths behind the house lead uphill on a southeast slope to terraces with boxwood in the center, surrounded by gravel paths and beds of roses, bulbs and perennials. The terraces are set amongst flowering shrubs and trees, including magnolias, viburnums, old lilac clumps, dwarf evergreens, and a ring of matched standard Korean lilacs. A sundial on a stone base and a gazebo copied from a Williamsburg example add to the colonial period effect of this part of the garden. The swimming pool and loggia were built in 1992 to replace the vegetable garden of the 1980s. Warm grey stone is used for the poolside paving, accented by a vine-covered pergola and wall fountain. The owner plants up a collection of handsome containers for the loggia.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: the O'Rourke family (former owners, before 1896); Theodate Pope Riddle (former owner, ca. 1896-1946); the Hill-Stead Museum Estate (former owner, 1946-1975); Theodore Sloan (former owner, 1975-1979); Michael Cegan (landscape architect, 1980-1982); Green Designs (landscape contractor, 1980-1982); Richter & Cegan, Inc. (landscape architects, 1992-1994); and Frank Volte and Sons (masonry contractors).
Related Materials:
The Gundy related holdings consist of 2 folders (24 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Farmington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT157
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60d6aa7c8-7d97-4534-b2b5-08df8be00af2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21473

Ridgefield -- Farrington Garden

Former owner:
Farrington, Wesley  Search this
Farrington, Gertrude  Search this
Provenance:
Ridgefield Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Farrington Garden (Ridgefield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Ridgefield
Scope and Contents:
2 folder include worksheets, photocopies of articles, and three multi-year garden journals (1978 to 1992).
General:
Situated on 3.3 wooded acres at the top of a high wooded hillside overlooking a large pond below, the property was purchased by Mr. and Mrs. Wesley and Gertrude Farrington in 1981. Mrs. Farrington, who was an active member of the Ridgefield Garden Club, and her husband were avid gardeners. After the house was built in 1983, a deer fence was installed, and mature plantings from the former gardens at their previous property were moved to the new location. The move consisted of many varieties of azaleas and rhododendron, including the orange color rhododendron calendulaceum (flame azalea), which are still extant today. Others included in the move were Cornus kousa saplings (Kousa dogwood tree), mature juniperus horizontalis "Wiltonii" (blue rug juniper), iris ensata (Japanese iris), dianthus barbatas (Sweet William), and many roses. Tsuga (hemlock) trees were planted as seedlings, and continue to thrive. A viburnum carlesii (Korean spice viburnum) was also planted near the house. The picea glauca "Conica" (Alberta spruce) that was also planted is no longer there.
The gardens were mostly alpine rock gardens, given the rock and outcroppings that are natural to the property. Beyond the house and not far from the large rock outcroppings are five raised beds for roses transplanted from their other gardens. Nearby is a water spigot installed by the Farringtons, as there are two wells on the property, in addition to the well for the house. Further down the path once existed a water feature with a small pond and a fountain at the base of a rock outcropping. It was designed to pump water to the top of the rocks which then fell down into the pond below. The fairy garden ornament placed there has also disappeared.
Of note is the herb garden planted just outside the kitchen. A greenhouse was built at this location and was used to overwinter plants. Alchemilla mollis (lady's mantle) was also planted along the low rock wall that borders this area. On the other side of the house is a stone patio where a fountain and a statue of Pan with a flute once existed, but neither is there now. There was also a large butterfly garden which no longer exists. Today vestiges remain, primarily shrubs and trees, and some rock plantings.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Wesley and Gertrude Farrington (former owners, 1981-early 1990s).
Related Materials:
Farrington Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders and 5 slides (photographs).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Ridgefield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT131
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Oyster Bay -- Holly Pond

Architect:
Thompson, Benjamin  Search this
Myaido, Shogo J.  Search this
Architects Collaborative, Inc.  Search this
Gardener:
Parenti, Louis  Search this
Wenger, Charlie  Search this
Grannis, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Holly Pond (Oyster Bay, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Oyster Bay
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, photos of pages from an article about the house and garden, and other information about the garden and its owner.
General:
This garden shows the influence of its owner's trip to Japan in the 1950s in the irregular shape of the pond and use of flat rocks around its rim; the island of planting from which a small waterfall issues; and the recirculating stream which runs from the pond under the holly hedge. The path of irregular flat stones and the round grass shapes in the small pebbled surface were inspired by circles made with moss in Samkoin, Kyoto, Japan. There is also a purification basin. The pool house garden has a dry stream with a stone bridge and at the beginning a small memorial (standing stone) to a child with the image of Jizo, the patron saint of children, women in childbirth, and travelers. Above it are two Korean ancestor figures leading the way to the upper garden, which is filled with different varieties of lilacs.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Ben Thompson (architect and landscape architect, 1954-1955); Shogo J. Myaido (architect, 1970); Louis Parenti (gardener, 1954-1962); Charlie Wenger (gardener, 1963-1978); John Grannis (gardener, 1978 to date); and the Architects Collaborative (architects, 1954-1955).
Related Materials:
Holly Pond related holdings consist of 2 folders (30 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Oyster Bay  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY274
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West Hartford -- Doty Garden, The

Former owner:
Doty Family  Search this
Landscape designer:
Dumaine, Darlene  Search this
Garden assistant:
Holcombe, Anne S.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Doty Garden (West Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- West Hartford
Scope and Contents:
1 folder, 28 digital images and 4 prints. The folder includes worksheets.
General:
A suburban garden of about one-third acre that blends native plants with ornamental cultivars and illustrates fresh landscaping added to established perennial beds and mature trees on an inherited property, with the original house built in 1963. Landscaping was designed in 2000 for a terrace garden abutting a new patio, then revised when the current owner added another room and fish pond in 2004. About 75 varieties of perennials, shrubs, vines and trees include sentimental favorites: forget-me-nots, lilies of the valley and roses, German, Siberian, Japanese and Louisiana iris, and new favorites Korean wax bells and umbrella plant. Foundation beds in front of the house include daphne, rhododendron, climbing roses, kiwi vine, candytuft, creeping phlox, coral bells, and a Japanese snowbell. There are flower beds near the street under a massive conifer with plumbago and along the side fence line, with hydrangea, roses, trumpet lilies and daisies. An arched gateway to the rear garden leads to flower beds that spill over the walk, including peonies, clematis, salvia, geranium, coneflowers and iris. Purple coneflowers, blue and white iris, purple and white clematis, apricot daylilies, also dark blue salvia and annual coleus with boxwood anchors fill the narrow terrace bed above a stone wall.
Native plants are encouraged or planted in the back garden, including spice bush, skunk cabbage, red cardinal flower, Joe Pye weed, jewel weed, iris and ostrich fern. An ipe wood boardwalk was built in 2000 to the flooding stream behind the property. Nearby plants that thrive in wetland include swamp azalea and primroses. A row of hemlock along the other property sideline shades a walkway of stepping stones, hosta beds, rhododendron, ferns and astilbe. A sunnier bed has climbing hydrangea on a trellis against the house, white azaleas, peonies, bleeding heart and forget-me-not.
Persons associated with the garden include The Doty family (owners, 1963- ); Darlene Dumaine (landscape designer, 1999-2000); Anne Holcombe (garden advisor and helper, circa 2002- ).
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- West Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT756
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[The Old Place]: View from terrace of gardens through trees to allée and gazebo with a view of birdbath in a bed of bulbs. On either side of the path and steps are a semi-shade flower border and a Miss Kim Korean lilac.

Photographer:
Davies, Helen H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (color, TIFF.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Old Place, The (Stockbridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Berkshire County -- Stockbridge
Date:
2017 July 23
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Allées  Search this
Gazebos  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Lilacs  Search this
Hosta  Search this
Trees  Search this
Walkways, stone  Search this
Stairs, stone  Search this
Patios, flagstone  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Stockbridge  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MA639020
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[Sarah's Garden]: Korean boxwood borders the front walk; four boxwood in planters anchor the arbors creating an axis.

Photographer:
Salomon, Sarah Hood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (color, TIFF file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Sarah's Garden (Bethesda, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Bethesda
Date:
2014 February 1
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Bethesda  Search this
Houses  Search this
Winter  Search this
Snow  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Magnolias  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD368002
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Madison -- Borough of Madison Rose Garden Park

Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Designer:
Coutlas, Cathie  Search this
Landscape architect:
Burke, Brigitte  Search this
Horticulturist:
Critchley, Nancy  Search this
Wade, Alice  Search this
McDowell, Marta  Search this
Photographer:
Bent, Kirk  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Madison
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 17 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This public park established in 1994 is located on a formerly vacant ¼ acre lot alongside a busy city intersection. It sits across from the town's train station and historic Madison Borough Hall. Because of its modest size and urban location, it is considered a "pocket" or "vest pocket" park, reflecting the idea of a small park located in a highly developed area. The park features a central rose bed elevated by a stacked stone retaining wall, specimen trees, mixed borders, lawns, and a wide, pea gravel path throughout the space. The path is equipped with bluestone benches for visitors to escape the urban terrain and admire the central rose garden it surrounds.
The central garden is filled with dark red 'rotary roses'. The surrounding conifers, Serbian spruce, and white fur offer shade in the park. Other plantings include cherry, Korean dogwood, and Japanese snowbell from the original design, with native redbud that was added later. The west entrance to the park is lined with two winterberry hollies. The diverse array of shrubs within the park includes boxwoods, blue hollies, Korean spice viburnum, azaleas, and Virginia sweetspire. A vibrant mix of bulbs and herbaceous perennials such as snowdrops, squill, narcissus, and tulips occupy the grounds in spring, and coneflower, sedum, and Stella d'Oro daylilies are planted in the summertime. Though the park has maintained the integrity of its original design over the years, the growing interest in plant-pollinator partnerships has led to horticulturists adding many native shrubs and perennials to the gardens.
Persons associated with the garden include: Cathie Coultas (concept sketcher, 1994); Brigitte Burke (landscape architect, 1994); Nancy Critchley (horticulturist, 1994 – 2011); Alice Wade and Marta McDowell (horticulturists, 2012 – present).
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Madison  Search this
Borough of Madison Rose Garden Park (Madison, New Jersey)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ172
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Locust Valley -- Loblolly

Former owner:
Hopkins, Eustus Langdon  Search this
Rumbough, Stanley  Search this
Rumbough, Stanley  Search this
Wellington, Herbert G.  Search this
Architect:
Valentine, Charles A.  Search this
Landscape gardener:
Conn, Mervyn  Search this
Landscape architect:
Conn, David  Search this
Taylor, Nancy  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Locust Valley
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 56 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This was 5 ½ acre garden was established by the current owners in 1986. The garden features a formal Japanese water garden with descending ponds, bridges, and a tea house, as well as woodland areas with meandering paths, rooms, and specimen trees. The entrance to the property is marked by metal gates with fieldstone pillars flanked by Ilex crenata. The border to the entrance is planted with pachysandra, rhododendron, Canadian hemlock, and flowering dogwood. An island of rhododendron and Korean azalea lies between the driveway and the parking circle.
Major hardscape features on the property are the red Japanese Tea House and arch bridge with red and green railings. A lower pond lies at the bottom of the tea house with a nearby waterfall spilling into it. Surrounding the pond are iris and Japanese crabapple. A fountain terrace at the end of the lawn features a round pool with four cherubs seated around it. Two curbed flagstone terraces separated by a curved stone and flagstone bench are bordered with flowering dogwood, Japanese crabapple, Korean boxwood, and evergreen azalea. The view from the terrace features hinoki cypress and mixed hostas and ferns alongside descending ponds. Through the gazebo flanked by annual-filled urns and Rosa 'New Dawn' climbing roses lies a cutting garden divided into four quadrants. The garden is lined with flagstone paths and a circle in the middle featuring a column surrounded by daylily. The front two quadrants are mixed roses and the back are smooth hydrangea. Each exit has a wrought iron arch, two with Japanese honeysuckle and one with white climbing roses. A white oak grove stands at the east end of the house, featuring a thatched and timbered dog house modeled after the main house. Facing south is a large expanse of lawn bordered by banks of rosebay rhododendron with two Chippendale benches. The secret garden is enclosed by yew and features two stone benches that flank a circular bed of ilex with a statue in the center.
The upper pond is shaded by a large tulip tree and mixed oaks. A low arch bridge next to the Catawba rhododendron crosses the stream between the upper pond and the koi pond. The koi pond is surrounded by large boulders found on the property, as well as statuary and meandering stone paths planted with rhododendron. A large Japanese maple stands by the koi pond. A stone bridge engraved with a quote by Andrew Jackson, crosses back towards the koi pond. Conn Lane, named after one of the designers, starts at the stone utility structure with a gothic-arched door built into the berm. The roof is topped with pachysandra and a metal swan. Boxwood and English ivy create the border. The gravel path leading from north to south has a stone wall on the west side and is flanked by bigleaf hydrangea, mixed ferns, and ilex. Through the yew hedge is a garden room with rosebay rhododendron, astilbe, English ivy, mixed ferns and hosta. Natural-locust post stairs lead up the berm next to a giant shagbark hickory. The second garden room has a semi-circular stone walled area planted with trailing myrtle, astilbe, mixed ferns, hosta, and Korean boxwood.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. Eustus Langdon Hopkins (former owner, 1927-unknown); Mr. And Mrs. Stanley Rumbough (former owners, 1949-1950s); Mrs. Herbert Wellington (former owner, 1969-1974); Mr. Robert Strawbridge III (former owner, 1974-1985); Charles A. Valentine (architect, 1927); Mervyn Conn (landscaper, 1986-2013); Nancy Taylor, Innocenti and Webel (landscape architect, 1986-2019); David Conn (landscape architect, 1986-present).
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Locust Valley  Search this
Lobolly (Locust Valley, New York)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY658
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St. Paul -- Hols Garden

Former owner:
Van Slyck, George  Search this
Van Slyck , Emmalyn  Search this
Designer:
Holm and Olsen  Search this
Reed, Ed  Search this
Ross, Sally  Search this
Architect:
Olmsted, Kathryn  Search this
Gardener:
Hassing, Rose  Search this
Pojar, Madeline  Search this
Photographer:
Wahlstrom, JoAnne  Search this
Albertson, Dylan  Search this
Riedel, Michelle Mero  Search this
Provenance:
St. Paul Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Minnesota -- Ramsey County -- St. Paul
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 32 digital images and 1 folder. Images 029 and 032 are restricted.
General:
This .4 acre property features an urban residential garden landscape surrounding an English Tudor Villa style home. When the current owners purchased the property in 1968, the entire front landscape was obscured by a tall buckthorn hedge that lined the property. The current garden was established in 1972 after the owners replaced the hedge and massive trees with gardens. The owner is formally trained as a Master Gardener and enrolled in University of Minnesota horticulture and landscaping courses to expand their knowledge of landscape design. They also designed gardens for the Dale Street Greenhouse and started their own business as a garden writer and designer.
The garden design combines the formal hardscape elements of an English garden such as iron fencing, bluestone pathways, terrace, and brick wall, with the informal plantings indicative of English cottage gardens. The property features 8 garden areas: the front yard garden, the main garden, the east side woodland "wild garden," the back gardens, the herb garden, the terrace garden, conservatory indoor garden, and alley garden. The front yard garden, established in 1972, is surrounded by black iron fencing and garden beds edged in double running brick. This area features dwarf evergreen trees and shrubs, flowering deciduous trees, perennials and colorful annuals. Inside the front fence are 'White Lights' azaleas, "Jack Korbett' dwarf Korean pine, and a "Louisa" weeping crabapple that partially shades the perennials below. The main garden is bordered by Chicagoland Green boxwoods and features seasonal plantings. The "wild garden" along the east side of the home memorializes the owner's mother and features wildflowers and ferns inside its 80 by 20 square feet. The herb garden is structured with diamond shaped bluestone paths and a central armillary. The 40x23 foot, two-tiered bluestone terrace displays brick and ceramic planters of annuals. The conservatory indoor garden was designed by local architect Kathryn Olmstead and built in 2000. It features a collection of rhizomatous begonias and succulents. The 7-foot wide and 65-foot-long alley garden is edged in cobble stone and features Standing Ovation serviceberry. It also houses roses, flowering shrubs and prairie wildflowers.
Persons associated with the garden include: George Van Slyck (former owner, 1909); Emmalyn Van Slyck (former owner, 1909); Harold and Dorothy Nesbit (former owners, 1930 - 1940); Dorothy Nesbit and Paul Webster (former owners, 1940 - 1945); Ephraim and Grace Holmgren (former owners, 1945); David and Marjorie Hols (owners, 1968– ); Holm and Olsen (designer, 1972); Ed Reed (designer, 1975); Sally Ross and Marge Hols (designer, 1992); Rose Hassing (gardener, 2008- ); Madeline Pojar (gardener, 2008-present).
The garden submission includes an extensive bibliography.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Minnesota -- St. Paul  Search this
Hols Garden (St. Paul, Minnesota)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MN047
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Randolph Center -- The Hill Garden

Photographer:
Dworsky, Suzanne R.  Search this
Creator:
Michael, Menn  Search this
Provenance:
Cambridge Plant and Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
United States -- Vermont -- Orange -- Randolph Center
The Hill Garden (Randolph Center, Vermont)
Scope and Contents:
28 digital images (2015-2022) and 1 file folder.
General:
A blank canvas of about 100 acres with a woodlot, fields, big views and a stream that would be dammed to create a small swimming pond were purchased in 1972. The house designed by the owner, was built in 1974-1975 on a southwest facing slope that had maximum views; beginning in 1976 the garden was built in an English country design. Trees and shrubs were planted to define garden spaces and rooms and to shade the southwest facing terrace. A tall native stone retaining wall, a planting bed outlined with landscape timbers and eventually steps separate the flower beds surrounding the house from the slippery slope. A lawn was seeded on a flat area north of the house. The property's slopes mandated additional retaining walls for perennial beds. Shrubs and trees were planted on the north side to mitigate the impact of winter winds. Two barns and a shed were added and an additional house for the owners' daughter was built.

The owner, a professional landscape designer, determined that her garden style at home would be loose and informal: lushly planted beds with flowers to fill the house and a large vegetable garden. Unsightly areas such as the driveway and the compost were screened with shrubs and tall perennials including lilacs, baptisias, boltonia, and the tallest day lilies, with ninebark concealing the compost. A pollarded English elm in the driveway garden adds color and texture. The first square vegetable plot south of the lawn clashed with curving flower beds so eventually was dismantled, and new vegetable beds were dug beyond the pine trees that were the garden's original frame. More perennial flower beds were added in the newly available space, adding ornamental grasses and shrubs that require less maintenance. The early perennial beds were planted with day lilies, peonies and Siberian iris that were propagated and planted in new beds. Different varieties and more species and spring ephemerals were added over the years and the beds were kept fertile with weed-free manure. Although there is no strict planting scheme the colors yellow, purple and blue recur in all the flower beds, with spots of red from crab apples and cranberries.

There are varied plantings on each side of the house and outside the gray barn walls. The terrace is paved with irregular native stones with creeping thyme and moss growing in the crevices. On the western side facing the Green Mountains the flower border has short perennials and annuals with a stone-bordered water basin and jet as features. Pots of tuberous begonias and other tender plants line the broad steps up to the house. The flower bed on the south side is planted with day lilies, phlox, false indigo and bearded iris, and a shrubby, spiny yellow rose spills over the tall native stone retaining wall. The barn's flower beds feature warm colors including false sunflower, lady's mantle, coreopsis and clematis. Yellow sundrops contrast with the red berries of high bush cranberry and a Preston lilac marks the transition to a raspberry patch.

Surrounding the garden room there are densely planted borders with varieties of aster, day lilies, peonies, Siberian iris and phlox. Other plants include a white flowering crab apple, a mountain ash-pear hybrid, fothergilla, rugose rose, Korean viburnum, lavender flowered culver's root and yellow hollyhock. In the shade of fifty-year-old white pines are planted false spirea, plantain lily, Japanese spikenard, black-eyed Susan, Jacob's ladder and more day lilies and iris. Vegetables are planted in raised beds with small fruit nearby, including blueberries, currants, raspberries and gooseberries. An allée of lilac and viburnum lead the way to the daughter's house. A shrubbery that acts as a windbreak and visual barrier includes yellow-leaved ninebark, dwarf willow, flowering quince, cinquefoil, and hydrangea.

The retaining walls below the terrace are planted with ninebark, white rugose rose, elderberry, baptisia, tall ornamental grasses, Siberian iris, peonies and phlox. An air-conditioning unit is screened by panicle hydrangea and tall phlox varieties. There is a grapevine climbing to an upper deck. In every direction one finds lush plantings with texture, color and scent from familiar and unusual varieties of species and enough repetition to unify all the beds.

Persons associated with the garden's design: Suzanne R. Dworsky (1975- ).
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Topic:
Gardens -- Vermont -- Orange -- Randolph Center  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VT022
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Seal Harbor -- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden

Former owner:
Rockefeller, Abby Aldrich  Search this
Rockefeller, John D., Jr. Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Patterson, Robert W.  Search this
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, slide script, brochures, and copies of articles.
General:
A 1921 trip to China and a tour of Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, and the Philippines inspired Abby and John D. Rockefeller, Jr., to create the garden at Eyrie on the western hill of Seal Harbor. Beatrix Farrand, a fellow Mount Desert Island resident, was hired to design it. Lavish flower gardens and Western influences coexist with Eastern material objects. The garden is enclosed by a rose-colored serpentine wall capped with yellow tiles salvaged from a demolished section of wall around China's Forbidden City. The Spirit Path is lined with Korean tomb "procession" figures. The use of native shrubs and ground covers soften the stone sculptures. A lawn is the center of the sunken garden.
Persons associated with the garden and property include: Abby Aldrich and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (former owners, ca. 1928-1948); Beatrix Jones Farrand (landscape architect); and Robert W. Patterson (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 glass lantern slides+, 55 35mm 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 -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME043
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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/kb61011b517-850f-44dc-9184-1616c42ca70d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8198

[Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden]: walkway through stone sculptures.

Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  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:
Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden (Seal Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Seal Harbor
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The stone sculptures are Korean soldiers and scholars.
Historic plate number: "46."
Historic plate caption: "Mount [Desert], Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Soldiers & Scholars (antique Chinese)."
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
Walkways  Search this
Conifers  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Gardens -- Maine -- Seal Harbor  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item ME043002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine / ME043: Seal Harbor -- Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67de5ece6-b2ff-4336-91d0-d842655f2cc5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8460

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