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Blues Harp Instruction

Artist:
Glover, Tony  Search this
Collection Creator:
Asch, Moses  Search this
Distler, Marian, 1919-1964  Search this
Folkways Records  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound recording (sound-tape reel, analog, 7 in.)
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Place:
Minnesota
United States
Contents:
Tone layout -- Single note exercises -- 1st & 2nd position - Explanation and examples -- Cross harp -- Simple rhythm exercise -- More complex rhythm exercise -- 12-bar rhythm exercise -- Varying rhythms, tonal effects -- Bending notes -- Transitional bends, 10-bar exercise -- 3rd position - Explanation and examples -- 4th position - Explanation and examples -- Combined effects - Two examples.
Local Numbers:
FW-ASCH-7RR-2091
General:
CDR copy
Restrictions:
Restrictions on access. No duplication allowed listening and viewing for research purposes only.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish materials from the collection must be requested from the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections. Please visit our website to learn more about submitting a request. The Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections make no guarantees concerning copyright or other intellectual property restrictions. Other usage conditions may apply; please see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for more information.
Topic:
Blues (Music)  Search this
Harmonica  Search this
Collection Citation:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.ASCH, Item FW-ASCH-7RR-2091
See more items in:
Moses and Frances Asch Collection
Moses and Frances Asch Collection / Series 9: Audio Recordings / CD / CDR copy
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/bk559bc0aa0-bc58-495f-a013-e3c3f7ad9f25
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-asch-ref20439

[Halewood]: looking west toward Puget Sound showing the layout of orchard and wild flower beds.

Photographer:
Frink, Noreen R.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Halewood (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Date:
2001 May.
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
Perennials  Search this
Spring  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Trees  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Daffodils  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Orchards  Search this
Panoramas  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Fruit trees  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item WA031012
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington / WA031: Seattle -- Halewood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f082ee50-6659-4d0f-95e1-58d12fe127a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11549

Milwaukee -- Pickerel Run

Provenance:
Green Tree Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pickerel Run (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County -- Milwaukee
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans, and narrative description.
General:
The decorative arts and architecture from 17th century New England served as inspiration for this garden. The site for the garden was prepared in fall of 1981 and built in spring 1982. The layout of the raised geometric beds, gravel paths, and picket fence was modeled after early Colonial designs. The central beds are devoted to herbs. The outer beds hold perennial flowers, similar to those of Colonial New England. By contrast, the garden beds around the house are filled with native plants. A knot garden of green velvet boxwood, inspired by an inlay design on an early 18th century Pennsylvania chest, was added to the kitchen terrace. The beds adjacent to the knot garden, composted only of green and white white, service as a "restful haven under the shade of the the surrounding giant oak trees."
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Aimee Scott Sheets (horticulturist, 2001-?).
Related Materials:
Pickerel Run related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 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 -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Herb gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI037
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f2fc2669-b301-43b2-a06d-12f0417ef893
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11677

Wilmington -- Untitled Garden

Horticulturist:
Sawada, K.  Search this
Landscaper:
Gillette, Charles F.  Search this
Designer:
Clarke  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Untitled Garden (Wilmington, N.C.)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- New Hanover County -- Wilmington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a sketch of the garden layout, plant list, and detailed description of the garden "rooms", as well as a worksheet compiled by GCA researcher Helen Pickney. The garden is noted for its series of garden rooms and its outstanding collection of camellias and azaleas.
General:
"This garden was designed and developed over a long period of time. It was designed for the pleasure of the blooming plants throughout the year. Light effects were studied during all hours of the day and beautiful shadow gardens were the result. One of the most interesting aspects of the garden is that it was developed as a series of small rooms. The gardens have outstanding collections of camellias and azaleas.
Persons associated with the property include: the late Barbara Rehder (designer); Charles F. Gillette (landscaper; supervised overall planting in the 1960's); Clarke (designer); K. Sawada (camellia consultant in the 1950's); Helen Pickney (researcher and photographer).
Related Materials:
Untitled 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 -- North Carolina -- Wilmington  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC034
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/kb619d40eda-0737-48b4-b59d-9f644a9fcc10
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12986

Bethesda -- Lee Garden, The

Former owner:
Lee, Frederic P.  Search this
Lee, Frederic P., Mrs.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Lee, Frederic P.  Search this
Lee, Frederic P., Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Lee Garden (Bethesda, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Bethesda
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, slide view plan, map, history of The Landon School, sample of azalea work by Frederick P. Lee, biography of Frederick P. Lee, plant list, and dedication ceremony of Lee Azalea Garden at the US National Arboretum.
General:
The house was built in 1927. The garden was begun at the same time and is divided into a series of outdoor rooms. The reflecting lily pool, which begins from the patio of the house and terminates with a small fountain, is a focal point of a small private garden. The garden, designed by Frederic P. Lee, a lawyer and author of The Azalea Book, features an abundance of azalea varieties, some of which were imported from Japan. Lee was most interested in the science of plant growth, and tended to crowd in as many specimens as possible. The current owners have made no additions to the garden. The original layout is the same and the majority of the foundation trees are still alive.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Frederic P. Lee (former owners, 1927-1968).
Related Materials:
The Lee 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 -- Maryland -- Bethesda  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD207
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/kb6bab018e9-ae7b-4dd0-adb0-7bb1295bf839
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14158

Bethesda -- Old Loughborough

Landscape architect:
Kiley, Dan (Dan Urban)  Search this
Evans, Matthew  Search this
Landscape designer:
Kehoe, Kathy  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Chevy Chase  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Old Loughborough (Bethesda, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Bethesda
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, history of property up to 1961, copies of articles, tree list (1984), and site plans.
Former Title:
Milton I.
General:
The original estate consisted of 800 acres and stretched from the District of Columbia into Montgomery County, Maryland. Lucille Ezekiel and Dan Kiley created the basic layout of the gardens. Today, there is a driveway approaching the historic home from the northeast. The current owners added a pond to the rear of the house and walkways in 2005.
Persons associated with the garden and property include: Nathan Loughborough (former owner, 1806-1847); Loughborough family (former owners, 1847-1925); Albert Walker (former owner, 1925-1933); Mordecai and Lucille Ezekiel (former owners, 1933-1983); Dan Kiley (designer, 1939-1944); Matthew Evans (landscape architect, 1986-1990); Kathy Kehoe (designer, 1995-2000); Syd Porterfield (designer, 2000-present); and Richard Keugle (designer of pond, 2005).
Related Materials:
Old Loughborough related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Cutting gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Maryland -- Bethesda  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD216
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/kb69d1cf6d2-b137-4298-8e33-14bd81da7946
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14160

Lutherville -- Duncuttin

Landscape architect:
Baetjer, Edward Bruce  Search this
Hardscape designer:
Oehme, Wolfgang  Search this
Landscape design consultant:
Keim, Gary  Search this
Provenance:
Guilford Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Duncuttin (Lutherville, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore County -- Lutherville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and slide view plan and magazine article.
General:
The garden started in 1958 from an existing woodland property using material from Henry Hohman's Nursery. Small pieces of sculpture were purchased for the shade garden beginning in the 1960s. In 1970, a tennis court was added; and development of the lawns and borders began. This garden is the result of the marriage of two growers; one an artist, the other a horticulturist. "The collections of trees, shrubs, perennials, bulbs and sculpture are incorporated into a cohesive work of art."
Persons associated with the garden include: Bruce Baetjer (landscape architect, 1958); Wolfang Oehme (hardscape addition, 1990); Rose Wolford (pond design consultation, 1990); Gary Keim (landscape design consultation, 1995-present); Mary Pat Neff (bed layout consultation, 2000); and sculptors listed in folder.
Related Materials:
Duncuttin related holdings consist of 1 folder (29 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 -- Maryland -- Lutherville  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Sculpture gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD213
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/kb6cf07665e-de07-4dbe-98d7-6eb48c31768c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14200

Columbus -- Woodland Garden

Landscape architect:
Reiner, John G.  Search this
Nurseryman:
Reiner, John G.  Search this
Architect:
Riat, William J.  Search this
Former owner:
Davis, Webster L.  Search this
Davis, Dorleskia M.  Search this
Provenance:
Little Garden Club of Columbus  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Woodland Garden (Columbus, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Franklin County -- Columbus
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Situated in the Sessions Village area of Columbus, the house and garden on this .36 acre site were completely renovated in 1998. The house was originally constructed by a local builder in the 1950s; the renovation created a formal façade, an entry courtyard of parterres, a semi-sheltered patio living area, and a woodland garden. The layout of the lot and the separation of the various areas make this unique combination of styles work. The tiered courtyard is a study in symmetry with a balanced placement of elements, boxwood parterres, and well-placed verticals of the trees. A narrow side path is typical of the Sessions Village neighborhood and serves as a transition area between the formal entry and the next part of the garden. Some of the same plant material is used in this area as in the formal entry, but in an informal style, while the gate entirely closes off the view. The informal area features a family outdoor living/entertaining space with seating and mixed plantings adjacent to the house. It opens to an expanse of lawn, trees, and naturalized plantings. Spring is the peak season for this section of the garden with a proliferation of bluebells, an array of wild flowers,tulips, and a lawn sprinkled with spring beauties.
Persons associated with the property include John G. Reiner (landscape architect, nurseryman,1998); William J. Riat (architect, 1998); Webster L. Davis (former owner, 1956-1969); and Dorleskia M. Davis (former owner, 1968-1997).
There is additional documentation of other gardens in Sessions Village. See OH226000, OH230000-233000, and OH235000.
Related Materials:
Woodland Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Columbus  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH234
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/kb64df84301-3883-4ec2-bee2-a44191f46e7c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15505

Chestnut Hill -- Ashby Garden

Landscape architect:
Wirth, Thomas  Search this
Stonemason:
Hopkins, Roger  Search this
O'Hara & Griffin Ltd.  Search this
Provenance:
Chestnut Hill Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ashby Garden (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and photocopies of three detailed garden plans (landscape, layout and materials, and planting).
General:
In 1988 the property owners retained Thomas Wirth to redesign their 8,400 square-foot suburban garden. He created a series of rooms, surprises as the visitor rounds each corner, and curving shapes in grass or stone bounded by the straight lines of walls, fences, and paths. The view from inside the house was also an important part of the design. Shrubs and perennials were chosen to provide privacy, contrasting textures, continuous bloom from April to October, and color interest in the autumn. Special features include drystone walls, granite steps and patio, and a small pool beside natural outcroppings of Roxbury puddingstone.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Thomas Wirth (landscape architect, 1988-1989); Roger Hopkins (stonemason, 1989-1990); and O'Hara & Griffin Ltd. (stonemasons, 1989-1990).
Related Materials:
Ashby Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (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 -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA318
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/kb6edd165af-c94a-4915-ae64-c51850d3f8c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17591

Manchester -- Apple Trees

Landscape architect:
Bowditch, Ernest W.  Search this
Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Apple Trees (Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex County -- Manchester
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet, site plans, sample plant list, and copies of articles.
General:
The layout of the original estate is primarily intact, with several new garden areas added by the current owners. The original sunken formal garden from the early twentieth century was re designed and simplified in the mid-1980s; and renovated again in the 1990s. Newer garden gardens (ca. 1998-2004) include a cottage garden, a parterre rose garden, a shady shed garden, and a kitchen garden. The property includes original old specimen trees and shrubs--most at least 75 years old. .
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Gerard Bement (former owner, 1896-1903); Stephen Van Rensselaer and Henrietta Grew Crosby (former owners, 1903-1957); Mr. and Mrs. George Carr (former owners, 1957-1963); Mrs. and Mrs. Parsons (former owners, 1963-1968); Dr. Richard Head (former owner, 1968-1972); Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kaloost (former owners (1972-1980); Morrison & Rockley (builders, 1896); Ernest W. Bowditch (landscape architect, ca. 1910); Bruno Toss (head gardener, ca. 1925-1958); and Louise Jewett (garden designer, ca. 1985).
Related Materials:
Apple Trees related holdings consist of 2 folders (13 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Perry Wheeler Collection, ca. 1900-1980.
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:
Cottage gardens  Search this
Raised bed gardening  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Sunken gardens  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Manchester-by-the-Sea  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA140
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/kb6f654aceb-828f-45a3-8d88-65b10aa56425
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17623

South Dartmouth -- Jardim Escondido

Provenance:
Garden Club of Buzzards Bay  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jardim Escondido (South Dartmouth, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Bristol County -- South Dartmouth
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, narrative description, partial plant list and garden plans.
General:
Prior to 1900, the 2 1/2 acre garden was farmland and the present house was a barn. The former owners began designing flower and vegetable gardens in 1937. After 1954, the Taxus around the patio were pruned into topiaries. The present owner designed small seating areas and paths through the woodlands. Specimen and flowering trees were added. Since the older garden was quite formal and European in design, the present owner decided to create a more casual, natural atmosphere in the newer acquired areas. The newer areas include a cutting garden, berry patches, and wildflowers. Most of the older, formal garden areas are completely screened and hidden, hence the name Jardim Escondido, meaning "Hidden Garden" in Portuguese. The garden now has a European flavor with its formal layout and use of garden ornamentation. It is an example of Portuguese gardens with their hallmark elements of fruit trees, herbs, berries and vegetables. Vivid and abundant color from masses of flowers, shrubs and trees also reflect Portuguese gardening.
People and/or firm(s) associated with this property include: Emily and James Perry, Sr. (former owners and garden designers, 1936-1954); and James Perry, Jr. (garden designer).
Related Materials:
Jardim Escondido related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- South Dartmouth  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Meadows  Search this
Cutting gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA338
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/kb6f9926c35-54be-42f3-8ba0-037c60685877
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17664

Richmond -- Tuckahoe

Landscape architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957  Search this
Gillette, Charles F.  Search this
Spell, William  Search this
Former owner:
Randolph, Thomas  Search this
Wights family  Search this
Allen family  Search this
Coolidge family  Search this
Consultant:
Steele, Fletcher, 1885-1971  Search this
Architect:
Lee, Duncan  Search this
Provenance:
Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tuckahoe (Richmond, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Richmond County -- Richmond
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the private garden located in Richmond, Virginia. The folder includes a slide list, excerpts from publications describing the property, with a description and worksheet done by Susan C. Thompson. The garden is noted for being one of the best examples of the Colonial plantation left in America.
General:
"Outstanding plantation street layout, simple vegetable garden spaces- rectilinear, modern herb/kitchen garden on plantation street, recent emphasis on plant diversity and native plants."
Persons associated with the property include: Thomas Randolph and descendants (former owners, 1712- 1820); the Wights family (former owners, 1820-1850); the Allen family (former owners, 1850-1898); the Coolidge family (former owners, 1898-1935); Edith Tunis Sale (author); Arthur Shurcliff (landscape architect); Fletcher Steele (consultant, 1941); Duncan Lee (architect, 1935); Charles F. Gillette (landscape architect, 1949); and William Spell (landscape architect, herb garden).
Tuckahoe was the boyhood home of Thomas Jefferson for seven years.
Related Materials:
Tuckahoe related holdings consist of 1 folder (34 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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA032
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Roanoke -- Douthat Garden

Owner:
Douthat, Anderson Wade, Mrs., III  Search this
Douthat, Anderson Wade, III  Search this
Photographer:
Jewell, Paul W.  Search this
Contractor:
Wickham, Boyce  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Douthat Garden (Roanoke, Va.)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Roanoke
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes garden description and information sheet. One 35-mm slide is uncataloged.
General:
"A contained garden with complete privacy and easy maintenance for in town living. A haven for grandchildren. Mahogany gates with custom made hinges. Boxwoods and unique plantings."
Persons associated with the property include: Mrs. Frank Boxley (helped with the garden layout); Boyce Wickham (landscape contractor in 1990); Paul W. Jewell (photographer).
Related Materials:
Douthat Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Roanoke  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA262
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Red Hill

Creator:
Henry, Patrick  Search this
Harrison, Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Virginia -- Lynchburg
United States of America -- Virginia -- Lynchburg
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The burial place of Patrick Henry.
Historic plate number: "96."
Historic plate caption: "caption on label: Red Hill; Garden Plan. caption printed on glass: Layout of Grounds Alterations & Additions to Red Hill, Charlotte Co. VA. for Mrs. Harrison."
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Plan views  Search this
Planting plans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA045001
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Morris -- George Griswold Frelinghuysen Arboretum

Former owner:
Frelinghuysen, George Griswold  Search this
Frelinghuysen, Matilda E.  Search this
Owner:
Morris County Park Commission  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sauer, Leslie  Search this
French and Perillo  Search this
Zion & Breen Associates  Search this
Architect:
Parker Group  Search this
Schemata Architectural  Search this
Pellet, Glen W.  Search this
Rotch and Tilden  Search this
Master planners:
Andropogon Associates  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
George Griswold Frelinghuysen Arboretum, (Morris Township, N.J.)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Morris
Whippany Farm
Scope and Contents:
George Griswold Frelinghuysen Arboretum holdings consist of 1 folder including plans, information sheet, garden description and slide descriptions and (10) 35 mm. slides)The folder .
General:
"Whippany Farm was owned by George Griswold Frelinghuysen and his descendants from 1891 until the Morris County Parks Commission acquired the property in 1969. Today, the Arboretum includes 127 acres of park and gardens, and constitutes a wonderful example of adaptive re-use of a historic property."
"By the early 1990's, the increasing number of visitors resulted in the need for additional parking facilities, enhanced drainage systems, improved lighting and safety provisions, revised layout of roads and trails, ADA (Americans with Disablities Act) compliance and improved signage."
"Sixteen garden or display areas have been defined, each with a distinctive theme and treatment. As of April, 1997, the conceptual plan existed for the major areas, and detailed planting plans and actual implementation have commenced. The Arboretum's target is to implement the entire plan by 1999."
Persons associated with the property include: George Griswold Frelinghuysen (former owner from 1891 to 1936); Matilda E. Frelinhuysen (former owner from 1936 to 1969); Morris County Parks Commission (owner from 1969 to present); Rotch & Tilden (architects for house in 1891); Andropogon Associates (master planning in 1981); Zion & Breen (landscape architects in 1982); Leslie Sauer (landscape architect for entrance in 1982); Parker Group (architect for Haggerty Education Center in 1987); French & Perillo (landscape architects, engineers for Expanded Visitor Service area); Schemata Architectural (designers for Observation Deck; Glen W. Pellet (from Schemata Architectural Designers).
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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Morris Township  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ121
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[Buena Vista]: section of the secret garden with its formal layout and informal plantings.

Photographer:
Clarke, Diane B.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Buena Vista (Rumson, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Rumson
Date:
1995 Jul.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Trees  Search this
Hydrangeas  Search this
Irises (Plants)  Search this
Sunflowers  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Rumson  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NJ287010
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Fairfield -- The Harborage

Landscape architect:
Erskine, Sylvia  Search this
Smith, Alice Orme, d. 1980  Search this
Provenance:
Sasqua Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Harborage (Southport, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield -- Southport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, biography of Alice Orme Smith, narrative description, tree list, terrace plan (1968); and garden plan.
General:
The Harborage was built in 1843 on the site of the homestead of merchant and politician, Oliver H. Perry; and remained in the Perry family until 1962. The house was known in its day as "The Sycamores" and "The Harborage." The garden comprises a large front lawn sloping down to Southport Harbor with lawns and borders behind the house surrounding terraces, paths, outbuildings and a pool with a woodland garden at the rear. In 1968, Alice Orme Smith built a flagstone terrace with a surrounding low wall at the rear of the house to inlcude an existing giant white pine and a dogwood tree. A freeform pool and waterfall were built beyond a rock ledge on the rear lawn between 1985 and 1990. In 1991, the present owners worked with Sylvia Erskine to design the layout of the garden as it exists today. The arbor vitae hedge along the front picket fence was removed and several crabapple trees were planted. A bluestone walk was built joining the house with the cottage, carriage house and garage. In 1993, the adjoining 1.2 acre lot beyond the garage was purchased and laid out as a woodland garden. The garden has evolved with the addition of a sunken courtyard, fountain, and the removal of the giant White Pine on the terrace.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Oliver H. Perry and family (former owners, 1843-1950); Charlotte Perry (former owner, 1950-1962); Lawrence Hughes (former owner, 1962-1983); Roy and Mary Norton (former owners, 1983-1985); Morton Rutherford (former owner, 1985-1991); Alice Orme Smith (landscape architect, 1968); Sylvia Erskine (landscape architect, 1991-1992); Kenneth Twombly (horticulturist, 1993-1998); Paul Janisch (gardener, 1995-1999); and Russell Janisch (landscape gardener, 2000-present).
Related Materials:
The Harborage related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Southport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT328
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Fairfield -- The Rossetti Garden

Former owner:
Sanford, Virginia Mrs.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Jamison, Scott  Search this
Horticulturist:
Jamison, Scott  Search this
Garden maintenance:
Janisch, Paul  Search this
Mason:
Marca, Anthony  Search this
Gardener:
Murphy, Meg  Search this
Provenance:
Sasqua Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Rossetti Garden (Fairfield, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- Fairfield
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of an article.
General:
The owners had lived on this four acre property for nearly six years when, after touring gardens in Tuscany and the Lake District of Italy, they decided to create an Italianate garden in their woodlands. Called the Upper Garden it is perpendicular to the smaller parterre garden and pavilion they had installed years earlier directly behind the 1960's colonial style house. The geometric layout of the Upper Garden followed classical proportions without being strictly formal, and the plant material that was chosen emphasized repetition, texture and the color green with mostly pink and purple flowers including roses, clematis, hydrangea and catmint. Since this part of the property was at a higher elevation two long arcing stone lawn steps, steps at the entrance and a retaining wall were the first projects. Groves of river birches were planted at the entrance with under plantings of shade garden perennials hostas, ferns and coral bells. An enormous urn planted with colorful annuals was sited in the center of the first garden room. Behind the urn an archway built into the stone wall with antique gates leads to a secret garden. To the right there is an allée of hornbeams pruned to resemble Italian cypress trees that are interspersed with hydrangeas in beds edged with boxwood. At the end of this double row of trees and shrubs an arbor gate leads to a vegetable garden that features an espaliered pear tree. A hedge along the far side separates the allée from the formal rose garden planted around an oval patch of lawn. Climbing roses and clematis cover four large trellises interspersed with arbovitae pruned to resemble Italian cypress. Three standard lilacs and three more trellises for climbing roses and clematis back up to the vegetable garden which is protected by fences.
There had been no gardening nor landscaping on the four acre property since the colonial style house was built in 1963, and by 1995 when the current owners moved in the original shrubs were overgrown, underbrush needed clearing and many dead and fallen trees had to be removed. Their first projects were installing a motor court alongside the house, two parterre gardens with urn features directly behind the house and a shady pavilion with seating inside and pergolas at each end. The front of the property sloped downwards to a small vernal pond and was planted with cuttings of pachysandra that have naturalized filling the space with a low maintenance ground cover that prevents soil erosion. A hedge of arborvitae was planted for privacy at the rear of the property that also disguised a green chain link fence to keep deer out. The property had poor drainage as well as poor soil so drains were installed and compost and leaf mold from the deciduous trees was used to amend the soil. The remaining approximately one and one-half acres were planted with grass with surrounding woodlands.
Persons associated with the garden include Mrs. Virginia Sanford (former owner, 1963-1995); Scott Jamison (landscape designer, horticulturist, 1997-present); Paul Janisch (garden maintenance, 1997-present); Anthony Marca (mason, 2000-2005); Meg Murphy (gardener, 2008- ).
Related Materials:
The Rossetti Garden related holdings consist of 1 folders (22 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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Fairfield  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT743
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Stonington -- Captain Amos Palmer House

Former owner:
Palmer, Amos Captain  Search this
Palmer, George E. Dr.  Search this
Palmer, Lillian MacNeill  Search this
Palmer family  Search this
Stuart, Rodney Mrs.  Search this
Benét, Stephen Vincent, Mrs.  Search this
Benét, Stephen Vincent  Search this
Architect:
Jones, L. Irwin  Search this
Provenance:
Stonington Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Captain Amos Palmer House (Stonington, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- New London County -- Stonington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet with additional information about the history of the property and its owners, garden plans, and a photocopied illustration from an article about the garden.
General:
A childhood home of artist James A. M. Whistler, the Captain Amos Palmer House garden takes its name from a former owner, whose original marble tombstone stands in the garden among English ivy (his present grave is in the local cemetery). The entrance to the garden off Main Street has granite stairs that rise past a head-high fence topped by Chippendale fretwork. There is an outbuilding that acted as a summer kitchen and cool winter buttery and is now a potting shed. A wide stone path inset in gravel passes the house and enters the full rectangular garden, a winter garden built atop the hummock edged by Wall Street. The long side bed with perennial plants has rounded 'Newport Blue' boxwood and a small fishpond with a circulating waterfall over flat granite stones. The corner linden tree, planted after the hurricane of 1938, rises from a bed of ivy. The most striking feature is a red Chinese gazebo. Boxwood hedges (Buxus sempervirens 'Suffruticosa')--thick, vigorous, and trimmed knee high--frame the four central, brick-edged squares that are each of a slightly different size. Four other species of boxwood grow in large round shapes to counterbalance the square hedge framing; gravel paths are laid between. The smallest square has a hedge of Ilex crenata 'Compacta' with a raised central festoon of mixed flowers in summer replaced with a shell birdbath in winter. The present layout plan and plantings were begun in the 1980s by the current owners.
The approach to and from the garden door of the house is from the central hallway. Adjacent is an area of natural flat stones, laid sometime after the War of 1812 bombardment that damaged the house. This stone area is the site for a summer table and umbrella. Repeating the Chinese feeling in the garden is an ornate red railing next to an area of chrysanthemums. The stone-lined pit beneath it is rumored to have been the hiding place for Captain Palmer's share of privateer's bounty taken during the American Revolution. The Wall Street entrance is a stone stairwell. Topping it, a low red wooden fence supports a lengthy climbing rose named 'White Dawn'. Half a dozen 100-year-old glazed Chinese egg pots embellished with flying dragons hold topiary junipers and there are Inuit sculptures from the Canadian Arctic made of old bone, stone, and ceramic. Round baskets planted with annuals placed at the height of the boxwood edges are multi-colored accents for six months of the year as are a few roses, dahlias and lilies. The perennial green boxwood, ilex, and azalea shape a pleasing winter garden that can look quite enchanting when laced with snow.
Persons associated with the house and garden include: Captain Amos Palmer (former owner, 1787-1816); Dr. George E. Palmer (former owner, 1833-1868); the Palmer family and Lillian MacNeill Palmer (former owners, 1869-1936); Mrs. Rodney Stuart (former owner, 1936-1939); Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Vincent Benét and heirs (former owners, 1940-1983); and L. Irwin Jones (architect, 1936-1937).
Related Materials:
Captain Amos Palmer House 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Stonington.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT282
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Atlanta -- Turner Lynch Garden

Architect:
Smith, Francis Palmer, 1886-1971  Search this
Pringle, Robert Smith, d. 1937  Search this
Provenance:
Peachtree Garden Club  Search this
Cherokee Garden Club (Atlanta, Ga.)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Turner Lynch Garden (Atlanta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Fulton -- Atlanta
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The Turner Lynch Garden is located on a 3.08 acre property in the historic district of Peachtree Heights Park. The architecture firm Carrère & Hastings planned the district's street layout, a curvilinear design that incorporates the natural terrain of the region. In keeping with this plan, a long winding driving driveway leads to the Mediterranean style house which is sited at the crest of a gently sloping hill. While preserving the bones of the original landscape, the Turner Lynch Garden features a series of garden rooms that have been developed by the present owner. These include a formal rose garden, a Japanese woodland garden, a conifer garden, and a children's playhouse garden. Original to the property, a perennial garden dates back to the early 1920's when it was termed a "round garden." The four quadrants of the garden, which mirror each other, have been enlarged to accommodate a larger planting area, and annual plants are added to provide color in late summer.
The front of the house features a large fescue lawn framed with border plantings offering the architectural features of the house as the focal point of that view. A terrace at the back of the house features a knot garden that overlooks a reflecting pool below, with a view of the perennial garden beyond. From the terrace and the perennial garden the sloping property continues down to a wooded area featuring rock walls and tile paths that wind through the trees and a recirculating stream and three ponds accented with small wooden bridges and stone benches.
Persons associated with the garden include: Harold O. Rogers (former owner, 1923-1927); J.W. (Wick) Goldsmith (former owner, 1927-1928); Clarence Haverty (former owner, 1928-1986); A. Emmett Barnes IV (former owner, 1986-1989); Pringle and Smith (architects, 1921); and T.C. Wesley (contractor/builder, 1922/1923).
Related Materials:
Turner Lynch Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Georgia -- Atlanta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA194
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