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Pressure Suit, Apollo, A6-L, Kerwin

Manufacturer:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Astronaut:
Joseph P. Kerwin  Search this
Materials:
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - aluminum
Wrist locking rings - aluminum (red, blue)
Dimensions:
Approximately 67inches long x 32 inches wide x 11 inches deep. (170.2 x 81.3 x 27.9 cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA - Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19730577000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9eb13b2ab-9442-4bc4-a072-0d621ee6d5e8
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19730577000
Online Media:

Pressure Suit, Apollo, A6-L

Manufacturer:
ILC Industries Inc.  Search this
Materials:
Overall - beta cloth, rubber, nylon, plastic
Connectors - anodized aluminum (red, blue)
Neck ring - anodized aluminum
Wrist locking rings - anodized aluminum (red, blue)
Other: steel, velcro, brass
Dimensions:
Approximately: 67 inches high x 32 inches wide x 11 inches deep (170 x 82 x 28 cm)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Pressure Suits
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA Manned Spacecraft Center
Inventory Number:
A19730578000
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nv9ba495b49-92ca-4d95-b3e6-bb30d8bd6a05
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A19730578000
Online Media:

Barro Colorado Island, AVA tower_Solar Radiation, PAR

Author:
Paton, Steven  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2020
Citation:
Paton, Steven. 2020. [Dataset] Barro Colorado Island, AVA tower_Solar Radiation, PAR. Distributed by The Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.25573/DATA.10042412.V5.
Identifier:
155974
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.25573/DATA.10042412.V5
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_155974

Barro Colorado Island, AVA tower_Solar Radiation, Pyranometer

Author:
Paton, Steven  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2020
Citation:
Paton, Steven. 2020. [Dataset] Barro Colorado Island, AVA tower_Solar Radiation, Pyranometer. Distributed by The Smithsonian Institution. https://doi.org/10.25573/DATA.10042439.V5.
Identifier:
155975
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.25573/DATA.10042439.V5
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_155975

Oconomowoc -- Tatterdemalion

Former owner:
Cran, C. R.  Search this
Sherry, Avery  Search this
Beverung, William  Search this
Landscape architect:
Griggs, Judson  Search this
Consultant:
Sproule, Michael  Search this
Gardener:
Johnson, Kyle  Search this
Johnson, Trevor  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tatterdemalion (Oconomowoc, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Waukesha County -- Oconomowoc
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and narrative description, a copy of the garden plan, and a plant list. The garden is noted for its Edwardian strolling garden, boxwood plantings, and roses, all complementing the arts and crafts style lakeside cottage.
General:
The gardens of Tatterdemalion, situated on a two-acre site, are designed to complement this 1907 arts and crafts style lakeside cottage. The wrap-around porch is surrounded by a stone terrace edged with tea roses and a lavender hedge. Steps to the west lead across the drive to an Edwardian strolling garden, bordered by an antique 1850 wrought iron fence, acquired in Madison, Indiana. Gently curving paths radiate from a circular path which encloses a weeping crabapple tree surrounded by lamb's ears. A low box hedge curves around in a flowing line to define the lawn. A semi-circle of purple lilacs and white Blanc Double de Coubert roses frame a bronze statue of Mercury.
Hemlocks and viburnums screen the adjoining property and form the backround for antique rose bushes, the mainstay of the garden. Flowering continues throughout the summer with the addition of pastel old-fashioned flowers. A dooryard fern garden on the north side of the house faces a small orchard. To the east is a Victorian reflecting pool centered in a semi-circular enclosure of shrubs. A wisteria and rose-covered arbor frames the view into the garden.
Persons associated with the property include: C. R. Cran (former owner, 1907-1939); Avery Sherry (former owner, 1939-1957); William Beverung (former owner, 1957-1986); Judson Griggs (landscape architect, 1987-1998); Michael Sproule (consultant, 1995-1997); Kyle Johnson (hardscape gardener, 1998); and Trevor Johnson (hardscape gardener, 1998).
Related Materials:
Tatterdemalion 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 -- Wisconsin -- Oconomowoc  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI025
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/kb6032e5722-d790-4b94-940f-e5e9adb91e5f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11680

Mondawmin

Creator:
Brown, Alexander, General  Search this
Brown, Alexander, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Maryland -- Baltimore
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Date:
1834
General:
The marble fountain is the focal point of several gravel walkways which radiate off at right angles. Huge boxwood hedges line the walkways.
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
Boys  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Edging plants  Search this
Box  Search this
Children  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD164001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD164: Baltimore -- Mondawmin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ddba935a-e887-4206-8eda-fefd0a73940a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14570

Mondawmin

Creator:
Brown, Alexander, General  Search this
Brown, Alexander, Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Maryland -- Baltimore
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore
Date:
1834
General:
The marble fountain is the focal point of several gravel walkways which radiate off at right angles. Huge boxwood hedges line the walkways.
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
Gazebos  Search this
Roofs  Search this
Thatching  Search this
Hillsides  Search this
Garden houses  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Stones  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD164002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD164: Baltimore -- Mondawmin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63546cd7b-5ad6-44bd-9ce6-ccd44b29cecb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14571

[Reed Creek Farm]: radiating paths extend outward between the flowerbeds.

Photographer:
Arnot, Rhea I.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (digital) (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photograph (digital)
Digital images
Place:
Reed Creek Farm (Centreville, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Queen Anne's County -- Centreville
Date:
2009 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:
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 -- Centreville  Search this
Garden walks  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Phlox  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Walls, brick  Search this
Hibiscus  Search this
Lilies  Search this
Gates  Search this
Fences  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD243005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD243: Centreville -- Reed Creek Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68693b222-97a6-4a4c-b00b-687ac98f418e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14726

Beverly -- Grace Edwards Garden, The

Former owner:
Edwards, Grace M.  Search this
Edwards, Hannah M.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957  Search this
Shurcliff, Sidney Nichols, 1906-  Search this
Architect of original house:
Sleeper, Henry Davis, 1878-1934  Search this
Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Grace Edwards Garden (Beverly, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Beverly
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The original Massachusetts farmhouse expanded and glorified by architect Henry Davis Sleeper (1878-1934) was demolished but the bones of the late 1920s- early 1930s gardens designed by Arthur Asahel Shurcliff (originally Shurtleff, b.1870-1957) and Sidney Nichols Shurcliff (b. 1906-1981) remain, including the octagon garden, the lily pond and Chinese Chippendale style summer house, the octagonal Williamsburg style tool house, and the painted trompe l'oeil garden alcove. The original vegetable garden is much smaller, now fenced and planted in raised beds, with the rest of that garden room replaced by a swimming pool and pool house after 1980. The latticework fencing and treillage garden house in the octagon garden have been restored and left bare; once they were draped with vines and blue morning glories. Mature shaped yews and hydrangea borders are featured now in place of the old-fashioned flower gardens planted in the 1930s.
In the original design garden rooms surrounded the centrally-located house with paths radiating from that house; the current house is on the site of the carriage house in one corner of the 2.3-acre property, alongside the circular drive designed by the Shurcliffs. A summer porch on the current house overlooks the 75-foot long lily pond and a crabapple orchard that was planted on the site of the Sleeper house. The original pink marble fountain from the old-fashioned garden has new plumbing, the opening to the large lawn has been expanded to admit a riding mower, and the trompe l'oeil garden alcove has been restored.
Persons associated with the garden include: Grace M. Edwards and Hannah M. Edwards (former owners, 1917-1946); Russell and Katharine Burrage (former owners, 1946-1949); John and Florence Lindsay (former owners, 1949-1981); Leslie Huntoon (former owner, 1981-2001); Arthur Asahel Shurcliff (changed from Shurtleff), ASLA (landscape architect, 1928-1932); Sidney Nichols Shurcliff, ASLA (landscape architect, 1929-1932); Henry Davis Sleeper (architect of original house,1928-1932); Alton Bynum (gardener, 1981-2003).
Related Materials:
The Grace Edwards Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (8 35mm slides (photographs) + 20 digital images)
Archival materials located at Harvard University, Loeb Library, Sidney N. Shurcliff Archive.
See others in:
Lois W. Poinier slide collection, circa 1920-1999.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Beverly  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA399
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/kb66ffa3fa6-8813-415a-8417-73e81e08e170
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17557

Millburn -- Wallbridge Garden

Former owner:
Taylor, John, Mrs.  Search this
Gazebo architect:
Heintz, Robert B.  Search this
Owner:
Township of Millburn, New Jersey  Search this
Garden designer:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Planter:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Gardener:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Provenance:
Short Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wallbridge Garden (Millburn, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and write-ups of the property's history.
General:
The Wallbridge Garden, approximately one acre, is located at the entrance to Taylor Park in Millburn, New Jersey. The garden is an ongoing community project of the Short Hills Garden Club. The garden features hybrid tea and grandiflora roses planted in concentric rings in wedge-shaped beds hedged with boxwood. At the center is a gazebo, with paths radiating out between and around the beds. Naturalized plantings of spring bulbs, ferns and sweet woodruff, specimen trees, yew hedges and lawns comprise the rest of Wallbridge Garden.
The garden is named for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Wallbridge, whose bequest provided the initial funds for the garden club's renovation. Planning for the garden began circa 1980 during a drought that limited water use, and a trickle hose system was installed in the rose beds that uses non-potable water stored in a tank. The rose beds are mulched with shredded leaves collected in the park.
An earlier garden at that location centered on a bandstand that had become derelict and was removed. Dead trees, deteriorating plants and wire waste baskets were removed, and sturdy wooden benches and trash receptacles were installed. Paths that had been blacktopped were revived with a covering of pea gravel set with hot oil. The original Wallbridge bequest has been supplemented through fund-raising activities of the garden club.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. John Taylor (former owners prior to 1924); Township of Millburn, New Jersey (owner, May 1924 to present); Robert B. Heintz (architect of the gazebo, February 1981); Short Hills Garden Club (garden designers, planters and maintainers, 1981 to present).
Related Materials:
Wallbridge Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 14 digital images)
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 -- New Jersey -- Millburn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ180
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb611a8c353-9071-4da2-9b6e-34150f76e584
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20126

Darien -- Baylis Garden

Landscape designer:
Hagopian, Joanne  Search this
Architect:
Hauch, Neil  Search this
Landscape architect:
Keane, Marc Peter  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Darien  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Baylis Garden (Darien, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Darien
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, printouts of some slides, brochure, and plant list of perennial garden (2005).
Former Title:
Sunswyck source unknown.
General:
This property on Long Island Sound is designed to feature the natural properties of the landscape and the views of the Sound. The view side of the house has stone terracing, steps, and stone pathways leading to the sound. Rock outcroppings, native grasses, and herbaceous borders are combined with a formal herb garden located off the side of a screen porch. This small parterre garden features a central statue and four brick pathways radiating out from the center. Low stone walls, used for seating, give a sense of enclosure. Additional gardens include a white garden; a perennial garden; a woodland garden; and a rock garden. Two metal cranes in flight are situated in a garden near the water's edge.
Persons and firms associated with the garden and property include: Walter E. Sachs (former owner, 1925-1960); Louisa W. Robins (former owner, 1960-1977); Frank Sprole (former owner, 1977-1988); Neil Hauch (architect, 1989); Joanne Hagopian (landscape designer); and Marc Peter Keane (landscape architect, 1997-present).
Related Materials:
Baylis Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (39 35 mm. slides)
See others in:
Baylis Garden 1988-2005.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Darien  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Trough gardens  Search this
Moss gardens  Search this
Sculpture gardens  Search this
Herb gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT098
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b0944983-25c1-4213-aca2-db55e0520227
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21449

New Canaan -- Sun House

Landscape architect:
Slaughter, Allison  Search this
Former owner:
Ryder, John  Search this
Ryder, Harriet  Search this
Wright, Richardson  Search this
Provenance:
New Canaan Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sun House (New Canaan, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield -- New Canaan
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, detailed information about the garden's plants, photocopies of articles about the garden, background details from and about the owners, and additional information.
Varying Form:
Wright Garden, formerly known as.
General:
Located on 1.7 acres, this historic property with its Greek Revival style house was built for John and Harriet Ryder in 1842-1845. The Deering family, local farmers added a barn and several outbuildings. In 1919, Richardson Wright, founder and editor of 'House and Garden' magazine began to chronicle the house and garden. In Wright's time, the property included 7 acres. Wright wrote extensively about the garden which was comprised at that time of an orchard, arbor with concord grapes, specimen magnolias, elms and tree lilacs, rock gardens as well as a large peony and iris garden. Among other plantings included roses, astilbe, clematis, columbine, delphinium, aster, poppies, marigolds, salvia, hyacinth, narcissus and tulips for color.
The gardens were revitalized by the current owner who renovated the hardscape and restored some of the older gardens. A small gardener's cottage with a bank of daylilies is located at the entrance of the property including the original hitching post. Also at the front of the property is a garden designed by the owner in 2005 which is planted with hollies, sedum, lamb's ears, black-eyed susan, lavender, nepeta, siberian iris, perovskia, oregano, chives, artemesia and hydrangea 'Pee Gee.' To the right of the driveway is a a hedge of boxwood.
The rear garden includes a star magnolia, one of the largest specimens in Connecticut, a shade garden planted with sweet woodruff, ajuga, myosotis forget-me-nots, goat's beard, hosta, astilbe, geranium, lady's mantle, primroses, lamium, and narcissus. A long back of Euonymus flank the stone retaining wall. There is a large blue stone patio planted with creeping thyme at the back of the house added in 2003. The patio is bordered on one side by sweeps of miscanthus, butterfly bush, sedum, caryopteris and echinacea. The other side of the patio is a rock wall garden with English ivy and clematis paniculata that cascades over the walls. A stand of bamboo dates to the time of Richardson Wright who brought it back from China and hardened it in his greenhouse for five years before planting. It was not invasive until recently with the warmer climate.
Other garden features include a stone stairway dating from Wright's ownership, a swimming pool, radiating brick walkways, a walled garden, a pool side gazebo, a cedar greenhouse and pergola with climbing clematis paniculata and morning glory.
Persons associated with the garden include John and Harriet Ryder (former owner, 1842-1845); Richardson and Agnes Wright (former owner, 1919-1950); Allison Slaughter (landscape architect, 2013); "The Swede" (gardener, 1919-1950).
Related Materials:
Sun House related holdings consist of 2 folders (23 digital images + 3 photographic prints)
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland collection, 1900-1962.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- New Canaan  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT081
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fd233322-4329-453f-9b05-cf6efcb71a29
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21585

Augusta -- Cloister Garth

Former owner:
Thomas, L. A.  Search this
Clay, Harris  Search this
Sculptor:
Olivati  Search this
Nurseryman:
Berckman, P.J  Search this
Landscape architect:
Pray, Hubbard and White  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cloister Garth (Augusta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Richmond County -- Augusta
General:
The garden was spread over three acres and was arranged in a series of smaller formal garden rooms in an Italian villa theme. The estate contained several Italianate sculptures and the central section of the garden contained a sunken pool, which was surrounded by an oval wall.From the central pool, five different walkways radiated outward. The first long walk extended southward down through a geometric grove and ended in a small rectangular lily pool. Another walkways extended westward towards a formal garden which terminated in a loggia that featured elaborate mosaics. The third and fourth walkways led to the main house. The last walkway headed east through four square planting beds and ended in a small circular goldfish pool. The garden also featured a Chinese tea house and tennis courts. The garden once contained at least 30 Italian cypress, but as of the mid-1980s, very few remained. The garden design was a collaboration between P.J. Berckman of Fruitland Nursery, Mrs. Thomas (a former owner), and the landscape firm of Pray, Hubbard & White of Boston.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Landon Thomas (former owner); Harris Clay (former owner); PJ Berckman of Fruitlands Nursery (nurseryman); and Pray, Hubbard, and White (landscape architects).
Related Materials:
Cloister Garth related holdings consist of 1 folder (23 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Georgia -- Augusta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA029
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61bb5ad81-a039-4ca7-a7a9-9357dc9da2d4
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Carmel-by-the-Sea -- Little House

Former owner:
Rocca, Noala  Search this
Jensen, Missy  Search this
Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Little House (Carmel-by-the-Sea, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey -- Carmel-by-the-Sea
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, personal recollections and a photocopy of an article.
General:
Located on approximately 4,000 square feet of land in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, Little House was established in 2005. Little House is a small cottage garden encompassing two old, indigenous trees and a formal parterre. In the California style, the garden is an extension of the house. Each room has a different perspective on the garden and garden rooms. With a mild, Mediterranean climate, there is year round interest with all evergreen plants and touches of annuals and colors from Begonias and other flowering plants in the pots and parterre.
Plantings include ferns, shrubs, hedges, Quercus agrifolia, Magnolia, Pinus radiate, Buxus, Buxus sempervirens, Camellia, Camellia 'Red Apple,' Ligustrum texanum, Pittosporum tenuifolium, Pittosporum undulatum, Rhaphiolepsis umbellate 'Minor,' Rhododendron 'Catawbiense Grandiflorum,' Microlepia strigosa, Polystichum polypodium, Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby,' Ceanothus 'Carmel Creeper,' Euphorbia martini, Hellebore 'White Lady,' Hellebore 'Red Lady,' Hellebore 'Blue Lady,' Clematis Montana, Ficus pimula, and Rosa 'Cecile Brunner'
Garden features include benches, containers, decks, espaliers, fences, garden borders, a parterre, planting walls, window boxes, and topiary work.
Persons associated with the garden include: Noala Rocca (former owner, dates unknown); Missy Jensen (garden designer, 2005?-).
Related Materials:
Little House related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 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 -- California -- Carmel-by-the-Sea  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA539
See more items in:
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c7f71e76-1a99-49d5-9616-6995c9f22b7d
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24183

East Hampton -- Judith and Gerson Leiber Gardens

Garden designer:
Leiber, Gerson August, 1921-  Search this
Owner:
Leiber, Gerson August, 1921-  Search this
Leiber, Judith  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Judith and Gerson Leiber Gardens (Springs, New York).
United States of America -- New York -- Suffolk -- Springs
Scope and Contents:
The garden file includes a cataloging worksheet, an articleine, and 4 35mm slides.
General:
The original land, purchased circa 1970, was less than two acres with a modest house was meant to be a vacation home. The flat rectangular lot had been used as a dump and took two years to clear; the task of creating order evolved into creating a formal parterre garden with brick walkways, extensive treillage and hedges, a potager, and rose gardens. Primarily French in design the formal garden was laid out on a central axis with asymmetrical radiating paths with a Greek herm placed at one end of the axis. Three more acres were acquired; yew hedges were planted since there were no walls, in addition to the clipped boxwood hedges of the parterres. The property features a woodland modeled on English parks, swimming pool, dovecote and other sculptures placed throughout the garden rooms
Persons associated with the garden include Gerson Leiber (owner and garden designer, 1970s - ); Judith Leiber (owner, 1970s - ).
See others in:
Ken Druse garden photography collection 1978-2005.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Springs  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY518
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65b6e1f8e-603d-43df-9fdc-11a9f01645e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27133

Wilson -- Riverview Ranch

Former owner:
Riverview Ranch and Livestock Co.  Search this
Albrecht, Don  Search this
Garden designer:
MacLean, Marna  Search this
MacLean, Robert  Search this
Architect:
Lee, Vince  Search this
Builder:
Weber, Les  Search this
Provenance:
Bedford Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Gardens -- Wyoming -- Wilson
Riverview Ranch (Wilson, Wyoming)
United States of America -- Wyoming -- Teton County -- Wilson
Scope and Contents:
27 digital images (2010-2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
The property is 325 acres consisting of pasture, hayfields, a conservation area, and homestead with the Snake River flowing through it. The home was built in 1986 with the surrounding gardens and greenhouse in the original plan. The location dictated the "wagon wheel" design of the kitchen garden located inside a semi-circle between the driveway and greenhouse. The kitchen garden features a wooden fence, radiating stone paths from a central circular bed, raised vegetable beds, a small production greenhouse, and flower beds. Despite the short season and harsh Wyoming winters at an elevation of 6300 ft., the garden has proven to be a successful. The garden is designed to be viewed from the deck off the kitchen. Stone steps lead down to the greenhouse and garden. The greenhouse is used in the winter to house heirloom geraniums, ivy, a jade plant, a few orchids from Florida, and to start seedlings for the vegetable garden in the spring. The vegetables are planted in raised beds to discourage moles and voles and cloches are added as needed for frost and to deter chipmunks.
The contents of the garden has concentrated on flowers and vegetables that do well in Wyoming. The root crops and lettuces are very successful in this climate. Annuals are grown from seed collected in the fall as well as some new varieties each year. However, the owners also grow peonies and lilacs from relatives in Vermont as well as daffodils, Sweet Williams, and some special geraniums. The Hens and Chicks which grow between the stepping stones came from the owners' woodland property in New York. Also many of the spring bulbs were gifts from friends and relations which have continuously been divided and shared with others.
Persons associated with the garden include: Riverview Ranch and Livestock Co. (former owner, 1917); Don Albrecht (former owner); Robert and Marna MacLean (garden designers, 1986- ); Vince Lee (architect, 1986); Les Weber (log home builder).
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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Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WY002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wyoming
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ce2f14f5-2df7-43a0-babe-dbb4eaca3532
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32758

Little Rock -- Ruthie's Garden

Provenance:
Little Rock Garden Club  Search this
Landscape architect:
Jones, Wiley T.  Search this
Smith, P. Allen  Search this
Architect:
Withrow, Gene  Search this
Sculptor:
Coghlan, Cissy  Search this
Coghlan, Reg  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
12 Digital images
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
United States of America -- Arkansas -- Pulaski County -- Little Rock
Ruthie's Garden
General:
12 digital images and 1 folder.
The owners purchased this tree-shaded parcel of less than one acre in 1968, and had the one-story wood, glass and stone house built with cut-outs in the roofline and overhangs for nearby mature trees. Additional hardscaping was added over the years using indigenous rocks collected by the owners. Raised garden beds were built above walls of rocks or stacked railroad ties; plants were selected that would thrive under the shade of pine and oak. Soil had to be added and plants switched out: the zoysia lawn did not thrive in the shade and was replaced with hand-planted mondo grass. Native hawthorn and mahonia, yaupon holly, magnolia transplanted from a childhood home and holly fern are planted next to the house. A curving rock wall near the carport supports a bed planted with forsythia, iris, nicotiana, arum lilies, allium and columbine. Another low rock wall borders a koi pond; a serpentine stream winds between boulders. Eighteen inches of soil were added to the rear garden before it was planted with azaleas, ferns, hellebores, hydrangeas, dogwoods, and Japanese maples in addition to the oak and pine. The raised garden above the railroad tie wall has a perennial flower bed with a rock border growing iris, hellebores, coneflowers, hardy strawberry ground cover and two boxwood. The space between the house and the retaining walls is paved with native river stones collected by the owners, with one red stone from another childhood home. Within the house there is an open air atrium that divides public and private spaces. It contains a sculpture of a cattail plant, a sweet bay magnolia, holly ferns and more river stones set as radiating sunbeams.

Persons associated with the garden include: Wiley T. Jones, Jr. (1914-1991) (landscape architect, 1968-1991); P. Allen Smith (landscape architect, no dates given); Gene Withrow (architect, 1968); Cissy and Reg Coghlan (sculptors, 1973).
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 -- Arkansas -- Little Rock  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AR090
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arkansas
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a734d442-a0d5-4109-bea1-274bbabeee19
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Phoenix -- El Chaparral

Photographer:
Farrell, Patrick  Search this
Griego, Lenni  Search this
Todd, James W.  Search this
Owner:
Hulburd, Carrie  Search this
Hulburd, Jon  Search this
Landscape architect:
Long, John V.  Search this
Garden designer:
Ten Eyck, Christy  Search this
Architect:
Lendrum, Peter  Search this
Loomis, Edward  Search this
Sculptor:
Long, John V.  Search this
Provenance:
Arizona Columbine Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
United States -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Phoenix
El Chaparral (Phoenix, Arizona)
Scope and Contents:
22 digital images (2014, 2020-2021).
General:
el chaparral is located in the Citrus Homes subdivision and Burgess Lateral District of Phoenix, Arizona. Established in 1992, the 3-acre property features desert gardens, perimeter greenery, sculptures, and a view of nearby Camelback Mountain. The name for el chaparral (all lower case) was influenced by the owner's familial connection to the property and the American Southwest.
The garden is connected to the historical agricultural development of the surrounding central Arizona landscape. The property is sited on a former citrus grove, which was supplied water by the historic irrigation canals constructed in 1897. Entering the property one crosses the Burgess Lateral canal and passes behind a high oleander hedge and through the rusted iron gate. A circular crushed granite drive loops around a low, hedge-defined square of lawn whose symmetrical grass pathways radiate in four directions. Centered is a bronze "Snail Boy" Italian fountain within a circular pond, The visual center here is aligned with the 2700-foot peak of Camelback Mountain, about a mile to the north.
Numerous palm trees, cypress, and tree-size pittosporum, bottle brush, and myrtle remaining from the 1930s soften the organic texture of unsheathed brick walls painted a cool and creamy white. The perimeters of the garden are consistently green, with many varieties of tall trees providing both definition and privacy. Ficus, pomegranates, live oaks, and orchid trees fulfill their functions well.
Completing the garden, a gated white brick retaining wall separates the pool area from a lower-level 136-foot by 36-foot lawn that incorporates the entire back third of the property. The south perimeter is bookended on the east and west ends with small stands of citrus trees that memorialize the area's agricultural past. Tree-shaded, beehive-shaped stacked sandstone sculptures created by John V. Long, landscape architect, line the south boundary of the lawn (the west end grove contains real beehives).
North of the east citrus grove are six raised beds planted seasonally with vegetables and flowers. A potting shed complete with compost bins and a chicken coop border the farming plot. Adjacent to it, framing the northeast corner of the front yard, lies a spacious desert garden designed by Christy Ten Eyck called the "Hummingbird Garden." It contains cactus, succulents, rock, and John V. Long sculptures.
The design of the house was completed by Chicagoan Edward Loomis who had been the architect of Camelback Inn. It was completed by the winter of 1938. The property consists of a main house, guest house, garage, carport, and tractor barn, created in a Spanish-eclectic style similar to that of the Inn. It was later remodeled with the assistance of local architect Peter Lendrum.
Persons associated with the garden's design: John V. Long (landscape architect and sculptor, 1990s), Christy Ten Eyck (desert garden designer).
Provenance:
The Arizona Columbine Garden Club facilitated this garden documentation in 2022.
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 -- Arizona -- Phoenix  Search this
Desert gardens  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ031
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6552e0c3e-ba39-4615-b455-a20aae374c20
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33269

Des Moines -- Three Gates

Former owner:
Brooke, Dwight  Search this
Brooke, Margaret  Search this
Garden designer:
Heard, William R.  Search this
Lyford, Barbara  Search this
Architect:
Emory, Amos  Search this
Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Three Gates (Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and other information.
General:
The 2.5 acre property Three Gates has a 3,500 square foot gated garden surrounding a cottage-style house designed by architect Amos Emory in 1938, while the rest of the property has broad lawns, and woodland. After installing 8-foot iron fences in 1998 to keep out deer, garden designer Barbara J. Lyford laid out the main garden geometrically in a vesica picis (a common area shared by overlapping identical circles into which a pentad or five-pointed star is placed) centered on crossing walkways. Sixteen foundation plants were placed along axes radiating from the pentad with the seventy-two degree angles of the star determining placement and spacing. These structural plants include yew, arborvitae, peonies, hydrangea, and several roses. Numbers of the Fibonacci sequence determine the height and length of the fence and width of the flagstone walkways. The designer applied spiritually significant principles, such as the pentad (symbolic of life and regeneration), the Fibonacci series (a self-generating number sequence that mirrors the growth pattern of nature), and the golden spiral (outward growth reflecting organic growth), to create a unified and peaceful garden.
A White Entry Garden is planted outside the fence leading to the front of the house. It contains many deer-resistant perennials in white, silver or green shades, such as yarrow, bleeding heart, geranium, iris, and peonies. A European beech tree fills one corner, and ornamental grasses and evergreens are planted outside the fence. Peonies, planted in the 1940s on the neighboring property owned by the family of the builder of this house, Ted Lovejoy, were replanted at Three Gates. Other plantings outside the deer fence include ornamental grasses, juniper, spiraea, and hop. Box is planted on the top of the main garden walls, and in a tiny knot garden. Containers on the terrace are planted in summer with herbs, vegetables, and fruits, as well as flowers. Numerous varieties of annual flowers, perennials, shrubs and trees are planted throughout the property, and are labeled.
The pre-existing garden was designed Bill Heard when the property was owned by Dwight and Margaret Brooke.
Persons associated with the garden include Dwight and Margaret Brooke (former owners, 1938-1989); William R. Heard (garden designer, 1939-1989); Barbara J. Lyford (garden designer, 1989 to present) and Amos Emory (architect, 1938).
Related Materials:
Three Gates related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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 -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA020
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66e0b7a5b-2b1e-4861-a0a4-6d8f0b7c9a25
EDAN-URL:
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Prospect -- Longfield Farm

Provenance:
Glenview Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Kentucky -- Prospect
Longfield Farm (Prospect, Kentucky)
Scope and Contents:
22 digital images (2016-2017), 18 slides (1995) and 2 file folders.
General:
Longfield Farm is a 300 acre property with four acres of garden rooms, swimming pool, outbuildings and terrace surrounding a two-story frame farmhouse built in 1840 and remodeled. Starting in 1961 the owners installed a bluestone terrace directly behind the house that is bordered and shaded by thickly planted hydrangea, witch hazel, Japanese maple, lilacs, viburnum, dogwood and locust. Large potted 100-year-old gardenia standards and specimen plants that are wintered over in conservatories are placed around the terrace in warm weather. Other garden rooms radiate from the terrace in the style of an informal English garden. A shady area with a limestone walk and boulders from the larger farm is planted with ferns, sedums, hosta and summer azaleas. Undulating grass walkways lead past perennial borders planted with peonies, astilbe, and lilies backed by clipped yew hedges. Three steps lead to the sunken garden: two center beds each planted with tiny sedums and a hydrangea standard, a pea gravel walkway and side beds planted with white peonies, lilies, anemone, and small annuals with four tuteurs of trailing snapdragon and a trellis of clematis on a limestone ha-ha wall.

In the meadow gardens two curving sunny borders are planted with geraniums, salvias, iris, shrub roses and shadier island beds around mature trees have astilbe, dead nettle, sweet woodruff, oakleaf hydrangea, exbury azaleas and ferns with spring wildflowers. A man-made grotto nestled into a hillside contains a deep pool with limestone coping, koi and water plants and a nearby shady children's retreat. A garden bed known as the May garden has perennials that only bloom in May, such as coral bells, bleeding heart, and white redbud trees. Further afield in the meadow gardens there are two ornamental grass gardens, one planted with miscanthus that grows to twelve feet and in high summer conceals a meditation room with a stone bench. The other grass garden has both grasses and complementary perennials including Russian sage, achillea, salvia and milkweed with a turf walkway.

Other features include a swimming pool and pool house, a guest cottage, a secret garden for children, a rose and cutting garden enclosed by a boxwood hedge, a vegetable garden with eight-foot-high deer fencing, two conservatories and three cold frames. A seven foot arborvitae hedge encloses four beds of peonies in an area known as the green room, with teak benches at either end.

The garden rooms have been developed, refined and modified for almost sixty years. At one time the property was misidentified as Longview in print.
Persons associated with the garden include: Smith and Johnston families (former owners, 1871- ); J. N. and Lissa C. White (former owners, 1933-1950); Cooke family and V.V. Cooke Foundation (former owners, 1950-1960); Henry Fletcher Kenney (landscape architect, 1962-1977); Helen Hilliard McCarty (landscape designer, 1987-1992); Wayne Winterrowd (1941-2010) and Joe Eck (landscape designers and consultants); Tracy Williams (landscape designer and consultant, 2010- ).
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.
Rights:
The Glenview Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Topic:
Gardens -- Kentucky -- Prospect  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File KY018
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Kentucky
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64a74f775-35cf-4da8-ad2b-a0938f77db40
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref7681

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