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Seattle -- Greer Garden

Former owner:
Greer, Robert Popin  Search this
Greer, Robert, Robert Popin, Mrs.  Search this
Gardener:
Holmdahl, Otto  Search this
Ester, Oliver  Search this
Kenyon, John  Search this
Ohata, Ossie  Search this
Aselton, Don  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Greer Garden (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, plant lists, and a photocopy of an article about the garden.
General:
This garden is composed of two parts: an upper garden and a lower garden. The lower garden is a Japanese garden enclosed by a high brick wall. A small stream framed with plants winds through the lawn in view of the house. It originates from a natural spring on the upper level, forming a waterfall as it fills the pool below. The pool is surrounded by a rockery planted with azaleas, dwarf Japanese maples, and pine trees. A Colorado spruce cascades over the waterfall. In the spring the upper level is a mass of blooming daffodils and narcissus bulbs. These give way later to flowering rhododendrons, azaleas, etc., which are planted in beds surrounding the lawn. On either side of the upper lawn are native trees and shrubs, such as elms and huckleberry. A pink dogwood and Prunus dominate this part of the garden in the fall.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Robert Popin Greer (former owners, 1913-1954); Otto Holmdahl (landscape gardener, 1930); Oliver Ester (landscape gardener, 1950-1960); John Kenyon (landscape gardener, 1950-1960); Ossie Ohata (gardener, 1960-1990); and Don Asalton (gardener, 1993 to date).
Related Materials:
Greer Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA029
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65cab7909-5ca4-467b-92e5-b610dc758531
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11421

Seattle -- Reed Garden - Shinka Suru

Owner:
Reed, William G., Jr.  Search this
Reed, Victoria  Search this
Photographer:
Rosen, Jo Anne  Search this
Turner, Mary M.  Search this
Reed, William G., Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Welch, Terry  Search this
Scott, Cameron  Search this
Provenance:
Seattle Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Reed Garden - Shinka Suru (Seattle, Washington)
Scope and Contents:
11 digital images (2014-2016, 2022) and 1 folder (digital).
General:
The owners refer to their garden as "Japanese Fusion", meaning the application of Japanese landscape design principles on a property in the Pacific northwest. Their lakefront location and view of Mount Rainer provide two important Japanese garden elements, water and mountains. The property comprises just over one acre and is roughly rectangular with a "handle" to Lake Washington. The garden, first installed in 2009, is curvilinear surrounding the house with layers of colors and textures. The Japanese term Shinka Suru translates to unfolding which incorporates an empathic response to nature and location. This includes acknowledgment and expression of the seasons with a dwarf crab apple that berries in winter. Cloud pruning is another technique employed as a visual expression of the sky on earth. Structure is achieved through the selection and placement of stones and boulders which provide elevation, irregularity, texture, and viewing platforms.

Two other hardscape features are meaningful in this garden. A moon gate in a side garden separates two symbolically different planting schemes. One approaches the moon gate under a canopy of golden bamboo that feels protective and emerges in the "mountains and water" symbolized by moss covered boulders that lead to an arc of white birch. The other structure is an asymmetrical bridge over two ponds that leads to the front door with a hidden fountain adding the sound of water. Japanese millstones are giant steppingstones in grass. There are more than 200 different trees, shrubs, ferns, perennials and herbs in the design including 52 different varieties of rhododendrons and azaleas. The plant selection near the sandy shoreline is limited by the county but blueberries are allowed and are grown there. In 2013 a vegetable garden was installed in custom designed nonlinear Cor-ten steel raised beds that are visually impactful as well as practical.

Persons associated with the garden's design: Terry Welch, landscape architect (2008); Cameron Scott, landscape architect for update of vegetable garden (2013).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Gardens, Japanese  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA065
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6aaf1b542-abf7-46ec-848f-654356bf1328
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33316

The view from Federal Twist a new way of thinking about gardens, nature and ourselves James Golden

Author:
Golden, James  Search this
Subject:
Federal Twist  Search this
Physical description:
240 pages color illustrations 26 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Ouvrages illustrés
illustrations (layout features)
Illustrated works
Pictures
Images
Place:
New Jersey
Date:
2021
Topic:
Gardens--Design  Search this
Natural gardens  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Jardins--Architecture  Search this
Jardins naturels  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1163321

Little Compton -- Read Garden

Provenance:
Little Compton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Read Garden (Little Compton, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Little Compton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plan, and plant list.
General:
The original gardens were designed to divide the chauffeur's cottage from the main house. One garden includes peonies, nepeta, iris, and penstemon in pink and blue shades. Another garden has yellow and white flowers, best in July. Once a lawn, the field is mowed annually in fall. A croquet lawn exists between the two houses.
Persons, organizations, and firms associated with the garden include: Edwin Wheeler Winter (former owner, 1904-1930); Virginia P. Purviance (garden designer, 1993-1996); Lloyd Lawton (garden designer, 1970); and Joyce Brousseau (landscape gardener, 2005- ).
Related Materials:
Read Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Little Compton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI164
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/kb6d269b3e6-7bc7-4836-a25f-e5a2f2e22b3a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10540

Newport -- Beacon Hill, RI

Former owner:
James, Harriet Eddy  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

Aiken -- Rose Hill (SC)

Photographer:
Wiedenman, Charlotte  Search this
Garden designer:
Phelps, Claudia (Claudia Lea)  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Aiken (Aiken, South Carolina )  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Slides (35mm transparencies)
Place:
Rose Hill Estate (Aiken, South Carolina)
United States of America – South Carolina – Aiken County – Aiken
Scope and Contents:
1 35mm slides (1942), 24 digital images (2023) and 2 file folders (one physical, one digital).
General:
Rose Hill was the estate of Sheffield and Claudia (nee Lea) Phelps. The 4.14 acre estate encompasses an entire city block at one of the highest points in Aiken, South Carolina. It was built as a winter retreat for the Phelps family of Teaneck, New Jersey on the site of an antebellum plantation that had burned. Aiken is situated in the western sand hills of South Carolina, a high sandy ridge situated across the midlands of the State. It is known for its sandy, rapidly draining soil and thus a lower annual humidity compared to other areas in South Carolina. The sandy soil also provides excellent footing for equestrian pursuits. Due to its favorable climate, Aiken became a health and sporting retreat in the late 1800s to early 1900s and thus a "Winter Colony" of wealthy Northerners was formed. Those that could afford a second home would build estates that were typical of the English Country aesthetic with pleasure grounds having both formal and woodland areas using native trees and shrubs as well as exotic ornamentals that looked as if they naturally belonged.

Mrs. Phelps designed her garden after the house was constructed in 1901. The front half of the property includes the home, the garden and a former tennis court; the back half was the working portion of the property with a large stable, dog kennel, carriage house and dependency cottages. Claudia Phelps was both a gardener and keen plant collector. She sourced plants from around the globe through familial connections, her travels abroad and through trade with fellow gardeners. Fruitlands Nursery in Augusta, Georgia, now the home of the Augusta National, was a local source for many of the plants at Rose Hill. Mrs. Phelps was a highly regarded Camellia japonica collector and Rose Hill has many old varieties that one does not typically see in the large retail garden centers. She produced a pamphlet on camellia cultivation and kept detailed lists of her collection. Her botanical book collection was donated to the Thomas Cooper Library of the University of South Carolina. Most notable in the collection were the rare books about camellias.

The garden demonstrates strong axes with hedges of cherry laurel and azaleas that line the garden paths. The pathways lead to water features and a summer tea cottage. Situated between the walkways are expanses of lawn that are dotted with ornamentals especially winter blooming plants like camellias and native azaleas. She made use of the iron cemented sandstone that is unique to the sand hills region. It is frequently found in old Aiken gardens. She used it to edge pathways and beds, to build seating areas, pediments, fountains, planters, and pond edging. The former tennis courts were converted by Mrs. Phelps first to a boxwood maze and then later to a lawn with a brick gazebo in the center. Legend recounts that the tennis court encouraged too much drinking and gambling so she converted the court into a garden area and placed a gazebo in the center.

In 1924, Mrs. Phelps invited 24 women to Rose Hill to form the Garden Club of Aiken, South Carolina's first garden club. In 1930, she would go on to help found the Garden Club of South Carolina and would be elected its first president and only lifetime president. She patterned many of the endeavors of the Garden Club of Aiken after those of the Garden Club of America.

The Rose Hill garden fell into considerable neglect in the late 1980s. Using garden notes from Mrs. Phelps' lead gardener, her great-granddaughter, Stephanie Wilds, was able to return the garden to much of its original layout. Today Rose Hill retains many relics that were described in the 1935 book, Carolina Gardens, by E.T.H. Shaffer. He remarks that Mrs. Phelps beautifully combines plants native to South Carolina, the Southeast and those from far off places. Mrs. Phelps died in 1955. Her daughter, Claudia Lea Phelps, also an active member of the Garden Club of Aiken and the Garden Club of South Carolina, lived at the property her entire life. She died in 1974. Rose Hill is a private property that has operated as an inn and events facility for the past twenty years.

Persons associated with the garden's design: Claudia Phelps (nee Lea) (plant collector, designer, gardener, 1898-1955); Claudia Lea Phelps (gardener, 1924-1974); Stephanie Wilds (gardener, 1991-2003).
Related Materials:
Home movies of the garden are located in the Phelps sisters collection, The University of South Carolina University Libraries in Columbia, South Carolina.
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 -- South Carolina -- Aiken  Search this
Private gardens  Search this
Landscape gardens  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Historic landscapes  Search this
Allées  Search this
Benches  Search this
Containers  Search this
Exedrae (site elements)  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Garden walks  Search this
Sculptures  Search this
Teahouses  Search this
Tennis courts  Search this
Terraces  Search this
Wall fountains  Search this
Pools  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Slides (35mm transparencies)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC016
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a0bd962f-9976-4567-a25f-1bfb413d6a6a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12433

Murrells Inlet -- Brookgreen Gardens

Former owner:
Huntington, Archer M., 1870-1955  Search this
Huntington, Anna Hyatt, 1876-1973  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Brookgreen Gardens (Murrells Inlet, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Georgetown County -- Murrells Inlet
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, brochures incorporating a garden map, photocopies of correspondence, a fact sheet about the gardens, and other information.
General:
Founded by Archer M. and Anna Hyatt Huntington in 1931, Brookgreen Gardens is both a sculpture and landscape garden and a botanical preserve focusing on plants and animals of the Southeast. Located on the site of former indigo and rice plantations, Brookgreen encompasses over 9,000 acres and includes eight distinct habitat areas: beach and dunes, salt marshes, maritime forest, loblolly pine swamps, long-leaf pine ridges, river terrace, freshwater cypress-gum swamps, and abandoned rice fields. There are over 500 works of sculpture, making it the largest permanent outdoor exhibition of American sculpture in the world. Likewise, the botanical collection includes over 2,000 species and subspecies of plants native and adapted to the Southeast. Ponds and other bodies of water complement the more formal plantings which include several arboreta, a palmetto garden, a dogwood garden, and a magnolia allée. The gardens are open to the public.
Persons associated with the garden include: Archer M. and Anna Hyatt Huntington (former owners, 1930-1973).
Related Materials:
Brookgreen Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (34 35 mm. slides (photographs))
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- South Carolina -- Murrells Inlet  Search this
Sculpture gardens -- South Carolina  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC063
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b6e6a1c4-df99-436a-8526-d532a994f39e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12491

Fort Washington -- The Highlands

Architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Landscape architect:
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Creator:
Highlands Historical Society  Search this
Former owner:
Sheaff Family  Search this
Roosevelt, Nicholas Guy, 1883?-1965  Search this
Roosevelt, Emily Wharton Sickler, 1884-1970  Search this
Sinkler, Caroline, 1860-1949  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Highlands (Fort Washington, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Fort Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, narrative history, copies of articles, Garden Club of America correspondence, and copy of "The Highlands Preservation Master Plan" by George E. Patton (December 1977).
General:
The Highlands lies on the old Skippack Pike in the White Marsh Valley. The English-style stone house was built by Anthony Morris in 1796. The Sheaff family developed the garden with two stone walls--one being crenelated. During Caroline S. Sinkler's ownership after 1915, the garden was renovated closely following the original existing features. Along both walls, there used to be lean-to greenhouses. These were removed by Sinkler and used to create a new wall. The plan of the garden had two axes that formed four separate gardens, one of them a parterre with a large sundial. Small pools, Italian sculptures, and garden ornaments were placed in the garden during Sinkler's time. Decay of the garden began after the death of Mrs. Roosevelt; subsequently the property was bequeathed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Anthony Morris (former owner, 1796); George Sheaff (former owner); John Sheaff (former owner, ?-1915); Caroline Sinkler (former owner, 1917-1941); Nicholas G. and Emily Roosevelt (former owners, 1941-1957); Archie Coutts (gardener); Wilson A. Eyre (landscape architect, 1917); George Saylor (gardener); Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (owners, 1957-); and the Highlands Historical Society.
Related Materials:
The Highlands related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 glass lantern slides and 7 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
The Highlands, ca. 1930.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Fort Washington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb691f7754a-ff9c-4dd3-aeb8-58101872598f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16467

Gladwyne -- Rocky Crest

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rocky Crest (Gladwyne, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Gladwyne
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans, and narrative history.
General:
Rocky Crest contains over fifteen acres that overlook Mill Creek. The lower 5.9 acres are known as the Alberta and Joseph Pew Memorial Preserve, protected in perpetuity under a conservation easement held by Natural Lands Trust. The upper 9.5 acres, also under an easement, contain the residence, carriage house, swimming pool, tennis courts, greenhouses, and gardens. The gardens were begun in 1905 by James S. Austin (1857-1919). Deeds at this time named the property "Rocky Crest." Austin used the name and applied it to a new, three-story, Colonial Revival stone estate that was built on the site by 1908. Existing features by Thomas Sears include a stone semicircular pool that leads to a raised rectangular garden; a stone terrace that serves as an overlook to the swimming pool and vista below; niche with fountain; integrated stone walls and steps; and small pools that feed into larger ones. In 1994, Christopher Masson replaced flagstone paving with block paving in the courtyard (later replaced by a gravel finish). Masson also designed a formal garden using a pattern of scalloped squares.
A large, gravel courtyard balances the front of this home. The courtyard leads through a wrought iron gate to a terrace from which to view formal garden beds enclosed by old stone walls. The double border sets off a pool house, which is graced by a trellised entry arch. To the left of the walled garden, the pool is fed by a Moorish-style waterway. The large brick and flagstone terrace behind the house boasts a box-edged parterre and oversees rolling lawn in the English landscape garden style.
Persons associated with the garden include: James S. Austin (former owner, 1905); Joseph N. and Alberta Pew, Jr. (former owners, 1919-1988); Mr. and Mrs. Christopher Burch (former owners, 1989-1994); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect, 1934); and Christopher Masson (landscape architect, 1994).
Four Counties Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Related Materials:
Rocky Crest related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Gladwyne  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA634
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60166658d-7532-4fe2-ad47-28befea73c6b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16470

Philadelphia -- St. Andrews

Landscape architect:
Farley, Alice Hamilton  Search this
Architect:
Farley, Richard J.  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
St. Andrews (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a write-up of the property's history.
General:
In 1978 a landscape architect and architect began clearing their 2/3-acre lot, formerly part of a golf course that had gone to invasive weeds and weed trees. Four red oak, two American beech, a tulip and three green ash that remained were the start of their garden, along with bushels of daffodils and many dogwood planted to hold the sloping ground while the modern style house was built. The landscape style of the mostly shady garden includes hundreds of trees and shrubs and thousands of smaller plants allowing the owner to experiment for her business while creating an environment for her family. Wissahickon schist is their native stone that, when mixed with composted forest duff and left to decompose, provides rich loam. Larger stones were used to build steps to navigate steep slopes. After the garden matured both disease and natural events took a toll, forcing redesign.

Two mature oaks in front of the house succumbed to oak scorch and obscure scale and were removed, exposing the underlying shade garden to new conditions. A grove of birch was planted successfully that shades the understory and ground level garden. In 2011 an L-shaped unheated lap pool was installed down a slope amid a landscaped garden, with only a Franklinia lost. Deer and groundhog co-exist with the owners with some measures taken to deter them. Vigorous foliage growth is controlled by pruning from May to September to keep walkways and stairs open, to let in light, maximize flower production, and modify shapes and sizes in a natural garden design. In June 2020 a derecho uprooted two huge oak, an American beech, and a huge mature ash near the lower perimeter and dumped them on the neighbor's yard and house. Within six weeks the newly open area was cleared and replanted with an arc of sweet bay magnolia around a small terrace as well as native shrubs and grasses planted down another slope. The garden is so full that new plantings only can replace, not extend. The owners are introducing more native plants and minimizing spraying and non-natural pest control.

More than thirty varieties of exotic trees are planted at Saint Andrews including six different dogwood, six varieties of maple, dove tree, two types of magnolia, and two varieties of cryptomeria. Shrubs include dwarf needleleaf evergreens, more than twenty varieties of holly including miniatures, at least thirty rhododendron cultivars, at least forty azalea cultivars, daphne, aralia, paperbush, and more. There are more than twenty different clematis, too. A stone sculpture from South Africa and several statues and columns are placed around the garden.

Persons associated with the garden's design: Alice C. H. Farley and Richard J. Farley
Related Materials:
57 digital images (2004-2009; 2017, 2020-2023) and 2 file folders (1 digital).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA683
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6531216d1-7022-4c25-8f14-11de8b843be9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16536

Orange -- Little Yatton

Former owner:
Taylor, James  Search this
Williams, Lewis B.  Search this
Williams, William Clayton Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gillette, Charles F.  Search this
Architect:
Craven, Thomas  Search this
Hale, Billy  Search this
Provenance:
Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Little Yatton (Orange, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Orange County -- Orange
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, a plant list, a photocopy of a 1987 article about the garden from Garden Design, and copies of correspondence about the garden and its documentation.
General:
This garden in rural Virginia was established in 1936 and is one of the earliest gardens designed to showcase wildflowers and woodland plants in a naturalistic setting. The focal point is a sunken garden to which one descends from the house. A glade with steep banks of azaleas, wildflowers, and shade-loving plants, it surrounds an ornamental pool with a delicate, bird-shaped fountain. A wooden gazebo provides a sheltered area for sitting, while tall, deciduous trees provide a naturalistic structure and open views to pastures and the surrounding countryside.
Persons associated with the property include: James Taylor (former owner, 1722); Lewis B. Williams (former owner, 1843); Mr. and Mrs. William Clayton Williams (former owners, before 1940); Charles Gillette (landscape architect, 1940-1960); Thomas Craven (architect); and Billy Hale (architect, 1937).
Related Materials:
Little Yatton related holdings consist of 2 folders (9 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Orange  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA254
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/kb609234de1-e109-4724-ba6b-78a15c9bab49
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18866

Cobham -- Castle Hill

Former owner:
Walker, Thomas Dr  Search this
Walker, Judith Page  Search this
Rives, Alfred Landon Col  Search this
Rives, Amelia  Search this
Lawrence, Clark J., Col.  Search this
Lawrence, Clark J., Mrs.  Search this
Bird, Michael Donald, Mrs.  Search this
Cabell, William Mr Mrs  Search this
Cabell, William, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hopkins, Alden  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Castle Hill (Cobham, Virginia)
Scope and Contents:
Folder includes work sheet, brochures, garden map, grounds tour, and copies of articles.
General:
The mansion consists of two parts--the first built in 1764 by Dr. Thomas Walker and the second in 1824 by Senator and Mrs. William Cabell Rives. An hour-glass lawn and giant boxwood hedges make up a part of the landscape. Garden "rooms" were also created. In 1930, the landscape was described as "a great square, bounded on the north side by a high brick wall against which stand fig bushes, and enclosed on the other three sides by a Colonial arrowhead picket-fence. The garden lies in four deep terraces." (Potts 1930) The estate was open to the public from 1972 until ca. 1990. About ten years later the house was sold separate from the property. The house was subsequently moved off its foundations to a different location.
Persons associated with the property include: Dr. Thomas Walker (former owner, 1764); Senator and Mrs. William Cabell Rives (former owners, 1864); Col. Alfred Landon Rives (former owner); Amelie Rives (former owner); Col. and Mrs. Clark J. Lawrence (former owner, 1947); Mrs. Donald-Michael Bird (former owner, 1972); Wayne Newton (former owner); Alden Hopkins (landscape architect, 1947); and Judith Rives (designer of front lawn, 1832).
Related Materials:
Castle Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 35 mm. slides and 5 glass lantern slides)
See others in:
Castle Hill, ca.1930-1984.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Cobham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA026
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/kb67fc0eab6-736c-409a-951d-16f63a0e8253
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18940

Newport -- Salt Marsh House

Photographer:
Whitney, Kate Lucey (Kathryn Lucey)  Search this
McBean, Edith  Search this
Garden designer:
Skelly, David  Search this
Sculptor:
Dongre, Anita  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Salt Marsh House (Newport, Rhode Island)
Scope and Contents:
20 digital images (2020-2021).
General:
The house built in 1929 is sited on Goose Neck Cove 14 feet above sea level and surrounded on three sides by tidal marshland. There were no specific plans for gardens within the 4.13 acre property when a young gardener was hired in 1992 - just instructions to add a vegetable and cutting garden. What has been developed since are garden rooms, including a Japanese room, a certified arboretum with 85 different specimen and native trees including a grove of paperbark maples, distinctive hedgerows with openings to hidden garden rooms, and significant coastal restoration of the marshes. That work on this property began with hand removal of invasive phragmites (grasses) and purple loosestrife followed by the planting of native spartina grass, broadleaf cattail, milkweed, shadbush, and bayberry to create a rich coastal ecosystem. Now the natives bordering the salt marsh meld into the cultivated landscape.

The tree collection includes buckeye and horse chestnut, a pollarded catalpa, an espaliered Anjou pear, a big leaf magnolia at the front of the house that faces the street, and around the perimeter of the property there are willow, cedar, umbrella pine and crabapple. Hurricane Sandy felled a 55-foot giant sequoia but the gardeners have replanted two more on higher ground. The Japanese room, inspired by the owner's travel, is planted with azaleas and has a pond and a Thai wooden temple. Sculpture in the gardens include a Buddha head and a Dappu JuJu elephant sculpted by Anita Dongre. An art collection is housed in a barn built near the house.

Other garden rooms include two vegetable patches and a cutting bed, a meditation garden, an informal herb garden, and a sundial island garden planted with boxwood, santolina, sedums and astilbe. A cattail trail leads to a high viewing platform over the marsh. Through plant choice and design the collaboration of owner and manager have created an evolving landscape in this coastal location that will withstand both weather events and climate change.

Persons associated with the garden's design: Edith McBean (owner, gardener, art collector, 1992- ); Devin Skelly (estate gardener and designer, 1992- ).
Provenance:
The Newport Garden Club facilitated the 2021 submission.
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
Arboretums  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Marshes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI139
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/kb6c21c9de3-7e7f-41e4-9775-953428bed903
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33272

MS 2435 English-Alabama and Alabama-English dictionary

Creator:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Sylestine, Harden  Search this
Extent:
5,400 Items (cards )
4 Boxes
Culture:
Alibamu  Search this
Coushatta (Koasati)  Search this
Alabama Indians  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Dictionaries
Date:
1906-1913
Scope and Contents:
Alabama-English, 2433 typed cards in 2 boxes; English-Alabama, approximately 3000 typed and autograph A. cards in 2 boxes. Includes terms written in pencil and marked "(K)," which may be terms in Koasati. Informants are Harden Sylestine and others.
Swanton's arrangement of the Alabama-English section is generally alphabetical, with many terms grouped together by stesm. The cards have been stamped with consecutive numbers 1-2433, and Swanton's order has been preserved. Cards that had been clipped together now have a second number, beginning with 1 for the first in a clipped group (e.g., if cards 25-27 were found clipped together, they would now be numbered 25-1, 26-2, 27-3).
The Alabama-English section (with sequentially numbered cards) contains utterances identifiable by a following number in parentheses. If the number does not begin with zero, apparently if refers to Swanton's page numbers in his rough field notes (M 4151 "second set"). Numbers beginning with zero seem to refer to the"first set," MS 4151-- Karen Lupardus, August 18, 1978.
Biographical / Historical:
The note by Swanton preceding Alabama-English section reads? "The material marked (H) was furnished by an Alabama Indian, Harden Sylestine, who translated in his own way. His translation is usually preserved lest a mistake be made in altering; the material is to be corrected later. This includes all of my Alabama material except 12 pages of text by native informants and a vocabulary which for the most part duplicates what has been given."
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 2435
Place:
Texas Polk County
Other Archival Materials:
Related Collection: Manuscript 4151
Related Collection: Manuscript 7360
Related Collection: Manuscript 7361
Topic:
Language and languages -- Documentation  Search this
Indians of North America -- Southern states  Search this
Genre/Form:
Dictionaries
Citation:
Manuscript 2435, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS2435
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3a7cf5734-ebaa-4e0c-82f2-e8a0b15d0fe6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms2435
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Online Media:

Rocks

Collection Photographer:
Druse, Kenneth  Search this
Extent:
166 Photographs
Type:
Archival materials
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:
Rockwork  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Succulent plants  Search this
Planting (Plant culture)  Search this
Gardening  Search this
Stone walls  Search this
Sempervivum  Search this
Wall gardens  Search this
Aubrieta  Search this
Sedum  Search this
Boulders  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Alpine garden plants  Search this
Alpine gardens  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Vines  Search this
Campanula  Search this
Primroses  Search this
Asarum  Search this
Lathyrus  Search this
Hillside planting  Search this
Cerastium  Search this
Carex  Search this
Carex  Search this
Container gardening -- Equipment and supplies  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Trough gardens  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Flower gardening  Search this
Pinks (Plants)  Search this
Ornamental evergreens  Search this
Chamaemelum  Search this
Pulsatilla  Search this
Hosta  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Container gardening  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Lamium  Search this
Moss gardens  Search this
Public gardens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Phlox  Search this
Yarrow  Search this
Purple loosestrife  Search this
Lythrum  Search this
Lavenders  Search this
Roses  Search this
Landscape gardening  Search this
Daffodils  Search this
Daylilies  Search this
Parthenocissus  Search this
Garden walks  Search this
Cactus  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Linum  Search this
Flax  Search this
Veronica  Search this
Geraniums  Search this
Woodland garden plants  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Mosses  Search this
Ipomopsis  Search this
Papaver  Search this
Poppies  Search this
Dicentra  Search this
Daphnes (flower)  Search this
Waterfalls  Search this
Violets  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Pine  Search this
Retaining walls  Search this
Muscari  Search this
Hyacinths  Search this
Oxalis  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Bamboo  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Bodies of water  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Astilbe  Search this
Stachys  Search this
Lamb's ears  Search this
Mulleins  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ken Druse garden photography collection
Identifier:
AAG.DRU, File DRU090
See more items in:
Ken Druse garden photography collection
Ken Druse garden photography collection / Series 2: Garden Images by Subject
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb696f7925b-e266-43d0-879c-822e3804966c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-dru-ref85

Asheville -- "Kinkaku-Ji" Garden

Former owner:
Graniere, Bobby  Search this
McCall, Cary Lawson  Search this
Architect:
Samsel, Jim  Search this
Turner, Deborah  Search this
Landscaper:
Hoots, Mark  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
"Kinkaku-Ji" Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans, and photocopies of articles.
"Kinkaku-Ji" Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder and 41 digital images (2013, 2022).
General:
Created in 2010 and 2011 this Asian dry-landscape garden features more than 200 bonsai and overlooks a stone house and courtyard garden within a one and one-quarter acre hillside property in North Carolina. The owners named their garden after the Temple of the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto, Japan, and installed a pavilion used for entertaining, winter storage of some of the bonsai collections, and for storing gardening supplies. The rectangular garden and adjacent lawn are enclosed by low stone walls where the smaller bonsai containers are displayed, each sitting on a revolving stone to facilitate watering and sun exposure. The surface of the dry garden is brown crushed gravel, with islands of mondo grass and stonecrop planted with Japanese maples, boxwood, dwarf hosta, rockwork, and two large boulders echoing Tenryuji's boulder arrangement in Kyoto. There is a waterfall boulder from which water feeds into a meandering stream that ends at a stone-lined small pond, with a statue of Buddha alongside. The pond and stream are lined with pebbles and usually kept dry. A brass Burmese temple gong hangs at the pavilion.

The owners became interested in bonsai and Asian design while living in New York, and have been active in the National Bonsai Friendship Foundation, the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington DC, and the World Bonsai Federation. Two ancient trees in their collection were gifts for service to the federation.

Persons associated with the garden include: Jim Samsel and Deborah Turner (pavilion architects); Mark Hoots (landscaper).
The owners became interested in bonsai and Asian design while living in New York, and have been active in the National Bonsai Friendship Foundation, the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington DC, and the World Bonsai Federation. Two ancient trees in their collection were gifts for service to the federation.
Persons associated with the garden include: Bobby Graniere and Cary Lawson McCall (former owners, 2006-2010); Jim Samsel and Deborah Turner (architects); Mark Hoots (landscaper).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Asheville  Search this
Japanese gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC081
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6121df320-3e07-466b-abf0-59f5005c25ca
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12963

Mansfield -- Kingwood Center

Landscape architect:
Seward, William  Search this
Pitkin & Mott  Search this
Architect:
Hahn, Donald V. Senour  Search this
Mack, Clarence  Search this
Creator:
King, Charles Kelley  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ohio -- Mansfield
United States of America -- Ohio -- Richland County -- Mansfield
General:
Further sources of information include: 1. Your Garden. February, 1930, page 16. 2. Your Garden. May, 1930, page 32. Thatched shelter by D. V. S. Hahn. 3. Your Garden. April, 1930, page 21. 4. Your Garden and Home. February, 1932, page 42.
Twenty-seven acres of landscaped gardens and twenty more acres of woodlands.
Related Materials:
Kingwood Center related holdings consist of 1 slide (col.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Sunken gardens  Search this
Rockwork  Search this
Pavilions  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Tools  Search this
Pitchforks  Search this
Gates  Search this
Benches  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH167
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/kb6875cb8af-c0d3-471a-9b8d-05519f74f76a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15536

Kingwood Center

Landscape architect:
Seward, William  Search this
Pitkin & Mott  Search this
Architect:
Hahn, Donald V. Senour  Search this
Mack, Clarence  Search this
Creator:
King, Charles Kelley  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Ohio -- Mansfield
United States of America -- Ohio -- Richland County -- Mansfield
Date:
1930
General:
Further sources of information include: 1. Your Garden. February, 1930, page 16. 2. Your Garden. May, 1930, page 32. Thatched shelter by D. V. S. Hahn. 3. Your Garden. April, 1930, page 21. 4. Your Garden and Home. February, 1932, page 42. Twenty-seven acres of landscaped gardens and twenty more acres of woodlands.
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
Plan views  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH167001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH167: Mansfield -- Kingwood Center
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bf1bfe47-7537-4479-aa90-f5b1a55ad096
EDAN-URL:
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Bolton -- Misty Meadows

Provenance:
Worcester Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Misty Meadows (Bolton, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Worcester County -- Bolton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and stroll map.
General:
Misty Meadows has a variety of offerings, including a wooden pavilion planted with peonies. A Japanese garden and tea house sits on the edge of a pond. In the opposite corner of the garden, the Japanese influences continue with a Japanese Screen Garden. Misty Meadows also has a woodland garden and a flag pole garden.
People associated with the garden include: Dr. R.H. Hooker (landscape gardener, 1964-84) and Nancy W. Norseen (landscape gardener, 1984-1999).
Related Materials:
Misty Meadows related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Bolton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA325
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
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Brookline -- Holm Lea

Former owner:
Sargent, Charles Sprague, 1841-1927  Search this
Lee, Thomas  Search this
Gardener:
Sander, Charles  Search this
Provenance:
Chestnut Hill Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Holm Lea (Brookline, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Brookline
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and several photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
Established in 1869, this now mostly vanished garden was the 150-acre estate of Harvard professor and Arnold Arboretum director Charles Sprague Sargent (1841-1927). An amalgamation of several older holdings, Holm Lea was noted for its size, the variety of its trees and shrubs, its broad expanses of lawn and meadow, and its vistas and natural woods. As noted by Andrew Jackson Downing in the second edition of his work on landscape gardening published in 1844, much of the groundwork was laid by Thomas Lee, an owner prior to Sargent, who planted trees and shrubs such as rhododendron and kalmia. By the early 1900s the garden's collection of these plants was considered to be outstanding. A later writer noted that Holm Lea "is the most inspiring estate in the United States and the best specimen of landscape-gardening in America because every department of country life is here represented in due proportion without extravagance or faddism, and all are blended into a beautiful and useful picture which is nothing short of exquisite." Among Holm Lea's other features were a rock garden, a pond, and a small herd of cows that added to the picturesque aspect of the landscape. Charles Sander, Holm Lea's gardener for more than 30 years, was a recognized plantsman and Massachusetts Horticultural Society award winner. Although the estate was subdivided after Sargent's death, elements of the garden, including the now algae-choked pond and overgrown rock garden, still survived in the 1990s.
Persons associated with the garden include: Thomas Lee (former owner, ca. 1825-ca. 1864); Charles Sprague Sargent (former owner, 1869-1927); and Charles Sander (gardener, 1875-ca. 1910).
In addition to the 41 original images, there are 16 additional black and white 35 mm. slides, copies of photographs in The Public Library of Brookline, 361 Washington Street, Brookline, MA 024445.
Related Materials:
Holm Lea related holdings consist of 4 folders (41 35 mm. slides, glass slides, photoprints, and photonegatives)
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 -- Brookline  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA031
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/kb6a9530940-77b7-4edf-b9cb-584145d647de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17568

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