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Northwest gardens of Lord and Schryver /

Author:
Libby, Valencia  Search this
Issuing body:
Oregon State University Press  Search this
Subject:
Lord & Schryver (Firm : Salem, Or.)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 220 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates illustrations (some color) 26 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
History
Place:
United States
Oregon
Northwest, Pacific
États-Unis
Pacific Northwest
Date:
2021
20th century
Topic:
Women gardeners  Search this
Landscape gardening--History  Search this
Gardens--Design  Search this
Jardinières  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1163737

Zoo Jobs: Meet a Landscape Architect

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-09-28T14:00:01.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_3tJkOjXqQQM

The Wild Side of STEAM: Landscape Architect

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
Lectures
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-02-11T23:15:33.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_DNi8Tp8YcTE

Zoo Jobs: Meet Small Mammal Biologist at National Zoo

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-09-26T15:14:06.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_QWWLtG3J_TI

Career Connections: Landscape Architect

Creator:
National Zoo  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2023-10-19T18:55:28.000Z
YouTube Category:
Pets & Animals  Search this
Topic:
Zoology;Animals;Veterinary medicine;Animal health  Search this
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Data Source:
National Zoo
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNZP
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_vVRUsQ8WrW8

Creating Hypnotizing Horticultural Displays

Creator:
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-11-24T05:00:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianGardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_-4cnbU2p_U0

Celebrating Two Centuries of Beatrix Farrand

Creator:
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2022-03-28T14:46:50.000Z
YouTube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianGardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_51tP_LmGOdQ

Women Garden Designers of the Early Twentieth Century

Creator:
Smithsonian Gardens  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-09-08T18:58:44.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Gardens  Search this
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianGardens
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edanmdm:yt_DNts7hDlrF4

Behind the Scenes: National Design Awards Jury 2013

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2013-10-25T14:24:30.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_B0AR6yQetm4

Houston -- The Simmons Garden

Former owner:
Underwood, Milton  Search this
Underwood, Milton, Mrs.  Search this
Williams, Claude K.  Search this
Williams, Claude K., Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Briscoe, Birdsall  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gunn, Ralph Ellis  Search this
Steele, Johhny  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Simmons Garden (Houston, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Harris -- Houston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and a brochure.
General:
Elements of the original Country Place Era garden designed by Ralph Ellis Gunn have been preserved on the three- quarter acre property with a Georgian Style house designed in 1934 by architect Birdsall Briscoe. These features include a lead wall fountain in the east garden room, live oak trees that have matured, the fountain that was the focal point of the axis of the rear garden, and a serpentine brick wall covered in fig ivy that enclosed the south and west perimeters of the back garden. In 2000 landscape architect Johnny Steele designed a parterre garden to replace the struggling St. Augustine lawn in back that was overly shaded by mature trees. The parterres are bordered by low boxwood hedges and filled with ornamental seasonal plantings. Four jasmine columns trained on metal frames anchor the corners and an armillary sphere sits on a pedestal in the center. An understory of trees including Japanese maple and flowering cherry and shade-loving lower story plants, including ferns, strawberry begonia and cast iron plants, were added to the existing banks of azaleas and camellias. The basin of the lead wall fountain was raised slightly onto a layer of brick and trimmed on top with another row of bricks.
The front garden was redesigned after the demise of a large water oak. Two broad brick bordered steps were installed and planted with zoysia grass, with seasonal plantings in the beds flanking the sides of the steps beneath banks of G.G. Gerbing white azaleas. These formal additions were designed as evolutions of the original character of the house, garden and neighborhood.
The Simmons Garden has been included on the annual Azalea Trail event in Houston.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Milton R. Underwood (former owners, 1934-1965); Mr. and Mrs. Claude K. Williams (former owners, 1965-1985); Birdsall Parmenas Briscoe (1876-1971) (architect, 1934); Ralph Ellis Gunn (1908-1976) (landscape architect, 1934-1936); Johnny Steele (landscape architect, 1985--).
Related Materials:
The Simmons Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (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 -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX127
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6620d9435-f919-4d8e-a828-efcc27d3d393
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13511

Baltimore -- Rusty Rocks

Former owner:
Bouton, Edward H.  Search this
Bouton, Luella  Search this
Tormey, A.J.  Search this
Cloud, W.W.  Search this
Cloud, William Woodward, Mrs.  Search this
Minutilli, Joseph D.  Search this
Garden designer:
Bouton, Luella  Search this
Provenance:
Marty, Kenneth B.  Search this
Marty, Beatrice H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Place:
Rusty Rocks (Baltimore, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Baltimore
Scope and Contents:
Rusty Rocks related holdings consist of 2 folders and 173 lantern slides including 153 autochomes. Folder 1 includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and other information. Images 174-203 are autochromes.
General:
The two-acre property is situated in an abandoned rock quarry in Baltimore, Maryland. The home and terraces were created using rocks from the quarry; the unusual properties of the stone gave Rusty Rocks its name. The house was built in 1907 within Roland Park, an early planned suburb laid out by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and Edward H. Bouton, president of the Roland Park Company. Bouton and his wife, Luella, were the original owners of Rusty Rocks. Luella Bouton transformed the landscape there into a wildflower sanctuary. A series of terraces, shaded by giant oaks, sycamores, and dogwood, evoked the feel of extensive woodlands.
The garden included wisteria, wildflowers, mertensia, and violets. The space acted as a setting for community gatherings and wildflower preservation advocacy work by Luella Bouton.
Persons associated with the garden include Edward H. & Luella Bouton (former owners, 1907-1930s?), A. J. Tormey (former owner, 1940s?), Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Cloud (former owners, 1950s?), Joseph D. Minutilli (former owner, 1960s-1990s?).
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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e9f4d042-9c17-4879-bbfe-004edefe44f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14121

Tyrconnell

Former owner:
Gibbs, John Sears, Mrs.  Search this
Creator:
Linehan, Earl And Darielle  Search this
Villa d'Este  Search this
Owner:
Hopkins, David Luke  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Provenance:
Gibbs, Dixon, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Paul, Arthur Folsom  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Maryland -- Baltimore
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Date:
1930
General:
The gardens consists extensive rock gardens, terraces and formal gardens.
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
Aerial views  Search this
Trees  Search this
Fields  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD054004
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD054: Baltimore -- Tyrconnell
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6dc89734b-70b5-4dca-8bee-9a50e568e1aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14505

Tyrconnell

Former owner:
Gibbs, John Sears, Mrs.  Search this
Creator:
Linehan, Earl And Darielle  Search this
Villa d'Este  Search this
Owner:
Hopkins, David Luke  Search this
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine  Search this
Landscape architect:
Paul, Arthur Folsom  Search this
Provenance:
Gibbs, Dixon, Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Maryland -- Baltimore
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Date:
1930
General:
The gardens consists extensive rock gardens, terraces and formal gardens.
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
Box  Search this
Driveways  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Flags  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD054005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD054: Baltimore -- Tyrconnell
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb642284fba-1786-45c0-be8a-7f7039485405
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14506

Beaumont -- McFaddin-Ward House

Provenance:
Magnolia Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
43 35mm slides and 2 folders. 001-009 (1920-1940s; 1990s) and 034-035 (1997) are copies from the McFaddin-Ward House. 010-022 and 043 (photographer unknown). 023-033 (1997; Don Ritter, photographer); 036-042 (Odgen Robertson of Hickey-Robertson Photography)
General:
The garden was designed in 1982 by Neil Oldenwald, landscape architect from L.S.U. The garden was designed for a major display of spring color from historical type materials common to the climate and area.
Persons associated with the garden design include: Neil G. Odenwald (landscpae architect, 1984) and Kenneth Sanderfer (landscape supervisor, 1987- ).
Related Materials:
See the McFaddin Ward 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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65540f0d8-2199-404e-953c-3aee9f92282a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32449

The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37000 Slides (photographs) (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
The Garden Club of America Collection at the Smithsonian's Archives of American Gardens contains over 100,000 images (lantern slides, 35mm slides, photographs, and digital images) and garden files that document thousands of historic and contemporary gardens (public and private) across the United States. Each garden file includes a range of documentation such as descriptive information, photocopied articles from journals, newspapers, or books, planting lists, correspondence, and/or landscape plans and drawings. These files have been compiled by members of The Garden Club of America (GCA). Some of the gardens in the GCA Collection have been photographed over the course of several decades; others are documented at a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Garden Club of America was established in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the Garden Club of Philadelphia and eleven other garden clubs met to create a national garden club. Its purpose is to foster the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and gardening and conservation efforts. The GCA was incorporated in Delaware in 1923, with its headquarters established in New York City. Today, local clubs are organized under twelve regional zones. The GCA continues its tradition of hosting flower shows and publishing material related to gardening in the United States.

The GCA's glass lantern slides were used by The GCA for presentations and lectures about notable gardens throughout the United States dating back to colonial times. An effort was made in the late 1980s, in preparation of the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of America's founding, to collect the disbursed slides. These slides were to eventually form the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. The informational value of this collection is extensive since a number of images of the more than 4,500 gardens represented show garden designs that have changed over time or no longer exist. While the majority of images document a range of designed upper and upper-middle class gardens throughout the U.S., the scope of the collection is expanding as volunteers photograph and document contemporary gardens including community and vernacular gardens.

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
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.
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 -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb617385372-1028-4cb7-b07d-04fea2e51c47
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-gca
Online Media:

Dallas -- Cissy's Garden

Former owner:
Marcus, Edward  Search this
Marcus, Betty, Mrs.  Search this
Smith, Jerrie Marcus  Search this
Minna, John  Search this
Harris, Roger  Search this
Harris, Pinta  Search this
Minna , John, Mrs.  Search this
Creator:
Thomson, Hal B. architect, 1882-1974  Search this
Oglesby, Enslie O. architect  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cissy's Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas County -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a copy of an original plan.
General:
A 28-foot drop within this one-third acre urban property, the installation of a swimming pool and fish pond water features, and the desire to preserve existing trees and shrubs were design challenges when the owners began restoration work in 1998. It took two years to complete the landscape comprised of three terraces down the hillside behind the house with connecting steps of Texas stone dug on site. The 1929 house with 1970's revisions is set back from public view but has views of the gardens from every room. Two magnolia trees planted in 1956 were preserved, and other trees and shrubs were tried out in the hot, dry climate and moved or replaced as necessary.
Grounds that were overgrown are now lush, with azaleas around the dining terrace that overlooks the pools and hostas, oak leaf hydrangeas, jasmine and caladiums in the shaded garden.The fish pond next to the swimming pool is shaded and has a small water garden. An iron fence at the front property line was replaced with a brick fence that is covered with ivy and planted with roses, salvia, hydrangeas and an ornate wrought iron bench facing the crushed stone courtyard. A large pergola on painted cedar trunks was built outside the bay windows at the back of the house. Native perennials have replaced annuals, drip irrigation conserves water, and the gardens are filled with aromas, pollinators, birds and the sounds from rustling trees and fountains.
The present house was built in 1929. Edward and Betty Marcus purchased the home from its original owners after moving to Texas in 1946 in order for Edward to take his brother Stanley's previous job as a general merchandise manager in the family owned business, Neiman Marcus. Landscape Architects Marie and Arthur Berger, who designed the grounds of the DeGolyer Estate at White Rock Lake and other residential projects, were likely consulted on the Marcus' garden during the 1940s and 1950s. The two Magnolia trees still preserved in the garden were planted on the grounds in 1956 in honor of the birth of Stanley Marcus' twin children.
Persons associated with the garden include: Roger and Pinta Harris (former owners, 1929-1946); Edward and Betty Marcus (former owners, 1946-1984); Jerrie Marcus Smith (former owner, 1984-1990); Dr. and Mrs. John Minna (former owners, 1990-1998); Henry Bowers (Hal) Thomson (1882-1974) (architect, 1929); Enslie O. (Bud) Oglesby, Jr. (architect, 1972).
Related Materials:
Cissy's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (19 digital images and 1 photographic print (reproduction))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX197
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e36ad458-acc3-410f-92a7-dbeb89be5e73
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13493

Newport -- Beacon Hill, RI

Former owner:
James, Harriet Eddy [Hetty], 1868-1941  Search this
James, Arthur Curtiss  Search this
Gardener:
Greatorex, John  Search this
Rosarian:
Foote, Harriett Risley, 1863-  Search this
Contractor:
Peckham Brothers  Search this
Hempstead of Boston  Search this
Lantern slide maker:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Creator:
Powell, Alan, M/Ms  Search this
Hamilton, Samuel, Mrs  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Beacon Hill (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes correspondence, articles and information sheet compiled by GCA representative.
Biographical / Historical:
After Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James's deaths, the gardens, with their pergolas, pools, and walls, fell into disrepair, ravaged by time and invasive trees and shrubs. The estate was subdivided into 3.25-acre parcels in the 1970s, and sold by developers as single home sites—with the remnants of the Blue Garden on one of the sites. Through the generosity of Dorrance H. Hamilton, a Newport summer resident, philanthropist, and garden enthusiast, the Blue Garden was rescued from its demise and rebuilt in 2014. A team, led by Parker Construction, Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects, and Arleyn A. Levee, Olmsted Historian, restored the garden to its former glory, using as reference original Olmsted plans, drawings, photographs, and correspondence from the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, the Library of Congress, the Archives of American Gardens, and the Redwood Library, among other repositories. As the name suggests, the Blue Garden incorporates a palette of blues early in the season and transitions to lavender blues and purples, with touches of white, as the summer progresses. Over 250 evergreen trees and flowering shrubs enclose the garden, and contribute to its designation as an arboretum. The Blue Garden is known today as a classic example of American landscape art and a triumph of historic preservation. The garden is open for tours on Thursdays from mid-June through early October. Photographs of the restoration and information are available at thebluegarden.org.
General:
"There is an austere elegance about a green garden; pink or yellow or red are frivolous except as accents, but the garden that appeals to the romantic, universal soul is the blue garden. That is why the Blue Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James was the ultimate goal of so many Newport Pilgrims. A very stately garden it is with the iridescent quality which blue flowers that really are mauve and purple and grayish, rather than true, sharp blue, impart. Its irregular symmetry makes it difficult to describe without a ground plan. At the two far distant ends are colonnades with gray rocks and irregular green plantations beyond, and the lower end is a circle of matchless turf whose boundary is rock and shrubs. The upper part is a circle, too, formed by a rustic lattice of slender split branches over which grow Clematis Jackmanii, mauve Sweet-peas and other charming creepers, backed by Cedars and Pines. In the center are two pools fed by water that trickles from beneath the colonnade."
"A thousand foot rose garden was blasted out of granite rock. A long grass allee originated by the reflecting pool, was planted with 5,000 roses of many varieties. The allee ascended several levels of stone walls and steps and climaxed under a high granite cliff, where a splendid stone and ironwork balustrade and imposing pergola were located. Mr. James died in 1942, all the roses were dug and sold and nature moved in to sow her seeds."
Persons associated with the property include: Arthur Curtiss James (former owner, 1909-1940); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects); John Greatorex (superintendent of grounds and landscape gardener); Harriet R. Foote (garden designer and rosarian); Peckham Brothers (contractors for rose garden); Hempstead of Boston (landscape contractors/superintendent); Edward Van Altena (lantern slide maker).
Related Materials:
Beacon Hill, RI related holdings consist of 3 folders (5 hand colored glass lantern slides; 35 35mm slides (photographs); 5 8X10 glass plate negatives)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03558, Arthur Curtiss James.
See others in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection, 1900-1966. Perry Wheeler Collection, ca. 1880-1984. Richard Marchand historical postcard 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 -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI035
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c8ae0a2a-d3c7-4b67-9873-badab4bb3b2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10568

Newport -- Beacon Ridge South

Former owner:
James, Arthur Curtiss  Search this
James, Harriet Eddy [Hetty], 1868-1941  Search this
Cullen, Tom  Search this
James Foundation of New York  Search this
Roman Catholic Diocese of Rhode Island  Search this
Brainerd Snelling Trustees  Search this
James Trust  Search this
Castle Hill Construction  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Beacon Ridge South (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a property plan, and additional information about the Olmsted design and the restoration of the garden.
General:
This four-acre garden is the north section of the extensive rose garden of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James laid out on Beacon Hill between granite ridges beginning in 1921. The original, larger James estate was subdivided in the late 20th century. After 1981 the current owner restored many architectural features, including masonry pillars, walls, steps, and balustrades, some ironwork, and the pergola beams. Missing garden ornaments were replaced. The formality of the axial features has been retained, and new plantings of hybrid roses and climbers around these are in the spirit of the original lavish rose garden. Horticultural interest and variety are given by informal plantings at the edge of the lawns and on the rocks.
Persons, organizations, and firms associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James (former owners, 1910-1941); the James Foundation of New York (former owner, 1942-1951); the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rhode Island (former owner, 1951-1973); Brainerd Snelling Trustees and the James Trust (former owners, 1973-1978); Castle Hill Construction (Tom Cullen) (former owner, 1978-1981); and Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects (landscape architects, 1921-).
Related Materials:
Beacon Ridge South related holdings consist of 1 folder (34 35 mm. slides)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03558, Arthur Curtiss James.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI158
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb639210b15-5917-4c32-8e6a-e8855011c7d3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10571

Newport -- Untitled Garden

Former owner:
James, Harriet Eddy [Hetty], 1868-1941  Search this
James, Arthur Curtiss  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of New Haven  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Beacon Hill (Newport, Rhode Island)
Untitled Garden (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- New Port County -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
Varying Form:
Beacon Hill, formerly part of.
General:
One of four parcels of land that previously made up the Beacon Hill estate. Features from the original property include the wall fountain, the semi-circular pergola, and the area of the original rose garden including a terrace and oval pool. The garden is the north section of the rose garden of the original Beacon Hill estate of Arthur Curtiss James.
See also Beacon Hill (RI035000).
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James (former owners, 1910-1941); James Foundation of New York (former owner, 1942-1951); Roman Catholic Diocese of Rhode Island (former owner, 1951-1973); Brainerd Snelling Trustees, James Trust (former owner, 1973-1978); Castle Hill Construction (former owner?, 1978-1981); Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects (landscape architects, 1921-).
Related Materials:
Untitled Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 35mm slides (photographs))
Historic photographs and site plans are located at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03558, Arthur Curtiss James.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI159
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68117796e-c4fe-4831-802a-c3a4afea9dc9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10572

Beacon Hill (RI)

Creator:
James, Arthur Curtiss  Search this
Powell, Alan, M/Ms  Search this
Hamilton, Samuel, Mrs  Search this
James, Harriet Eddy [Hetty], 1868-1941  Search this
Landscape architect:
Greatorex, John  Search this
Foote, Harriett Risley, 1863-  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (black-and-white.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Rhode Island -- Newport
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Date:
1930
General:
Frances Benjamin Johnston Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress, Lot 12641. Carpenter shop with men.
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:
Garden houses  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Weather vanes  Search this
Relief  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Men  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI035013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island / RI035: Newport -- Beacon Hill, RI
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6382354bb-5cf1-4ba2-bbc1-3c78890819a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10729
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