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Withyham -- Buckhurst Park

Architect:
Lutyens, Edwin Landseer Sir, 1869-1944  Search this
Garden designer:
Jekyll, Gertrude, 1843-1932  Search this
Former resident:
Benson, Robert Henry, 1850-1929  Search this
Benson, Evelyn Holford, 1857-1943  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Buckhurst Park (Withyham, East Sussex, England)
United Kingdom -- England -- East Sussex -- Withyham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an essay.
General:
Buckhurst Park, the home on Buckhurst Estate, dates from 1603 and was visited during the Garden Club of America's 1929 tour to England. An addition to the estate was made by the British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens in the early twentieth century. Lutyens designed the gardens with the help of Gertrude Jekyll who assisted with plantings. The Buckhurst Estate served as inspiration for author A. A. Milne in the creation of Winnie the Pooh and the Hundred Acre Wood.
In 1902-1903, Lutyens and Jekyll created a terraced garden consisting of three levels for then-lessors Robert Henry Benson and Evelyn Benson. The top level contained a sunken lily pond. Lutyens also built two stone pergolas on the lowest level of the terrace. Revisiting the historic plantings for this garden, the current owner replanted the terrace in 2011 with lavender, salvia, alchemilla, gorse, digitalis, and various roses.
A complete copy of the GCA tour itinerary was printed in the Bulletin of the Garden Club of America (Fourth Series, No. 5), September 1929, pp. 6-25.
Persons associated with the garden include Robert Henry Benson and Evelyn Benson (former owners, 1920s), Sir Edward Lutyens (architect, 1902-1903) and Gertrude Jekyll (garden designer, 1902-1903).
Related Materials:
Buckhurst Park related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 lantern slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- England -- East Sussex -- Withyham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ENG004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 2: International Garden Images / United Kingdom -- England
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Blanco -- Diamond G. J. Ranch

Former owner:
Bindseil, Herbert  Search this
Bindseil family  Search this
Landscape designer:
Lake, Sarah Westkaemper  Search this
Architect:
Brooks, Joe  Search this
Provenance:
Alamo Heights-Terrell Hills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Diamond G. J. Ranch (Blanco, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Blanco
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The multi-acre property along the Little Blanco River was ranched and farmed for five generations by members of the Birdseil family before the current owners acquired it and began renovating a native stone house, a half-timbered and adobe house, and outbuildings for their ranching and a quarter horse operation. The gardens they have installed include native plants and other species adapted to a generally hot and dry climate with unpredictable rainfall. The modernized buildings, outbuildings, stone wall and fencing blend with the landscape and make use of native cedar, rocks and fossils found on the property. Shade is provided by fig trees planted by the owners, live oaks and arbors constructed of rough cedar logs. A native garden to the east of the main house includes Mexican plum, native persimmon, acacia, Mexican salvia, agave cactus and prickly pear. On the south side of the house a bird sanctuary and herb garden contain more drought tolerant salvias, daisies, prairie clovers, silver germander, allium, rosemary, thyme and sage, with an old livestock watering trough now used by birds. A bird bath centers a circular old-fashioned garden with beds of larkspur, poppies, catnip, Shasta daisies, old roses, salvia, gaura and euphorbia. Stockade fences are draped in morning glory and queen's crown vine, another native plant.
Along the entrance road there is a circa 1870 cemetery with the remains of six members of a pioneer family that drowned trying to cross the Little Blanco River.
Persons associated with the garden include: Herbert Bindseil and members of the Bindseil family (former owners, 1860-1991), Joe Brooks (architect, 1991-present), Sarah Westkaemper Lake (landscape designer, 2000-present).
Related Materials:
Diamond G. J. Ranch related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Blanco  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX098
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
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Archives of American Gardens
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Dallas -- Hollies, The

Architect:
Shelmire, Overton  Search this
Landscaper:
McCarthy, David, 1960-  Search this
Texas flora expert:
Morelock, John  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Hollies (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes an information sheet, a features plan, a slide view plan, a slide list and a plant list.
General:
The Hollies is an approximately one acre garden in Dallas, Texas, established in 1999, one year after the house was built. The front courtyard is planted with high holly hedges around a circular driveway. Low boxwood hedges are planted on either side of the entrance and rose trees are planted at either side in front of the house. Two paths lead to a symmetrical garden at the back of the house. At the center of the garden is a long and rectangular pool and a summer house is at its far end. Rectangular perennial garden beds were designed so that they run parallel to the pool. A large garden room located on the left-hand side of the central garden is planted with two rose beds of many varieties. The garden is planted with irises, lilies, foxglove, delphinium, dahlias, cleome, salvias and daylilies. Trees on the property include a large American elm, a Chitalpa tree, pear trees, red bud trees, magnolias, a cottonwood tree and red oak trees.
Persons associated with the property include: Overton Shelmire (architect, 1998), David McCarthy (landscaper, 1999) and John Morelock (Texas flora expert, 1999).
Related Materials:
The Hollies related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides; 1 6x4 in. postcard)
See others in:
˜The œHollies, 2002-2007.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX083
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
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Archives of American Gardens
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Dallas -- Neels Garden

Landscape designer:
Neels, Carl  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Neels Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and articles.
General:
Established in 1974, this Highland Park garden was modeled after an eighteenth-century English cottage garden. A longtime landscaper and garden designer in Dallas, the Carl Neels transformed the small flat 60 by 129 foot plot beginning with no trace of a garden into a lush landscape offering colorful displays in every season. The addition of two feet to the soil level at one corner, and building steps up to an elliptical lawn gave greater dimension to the landscape, and the appearance of a larger garden was achieved by creating sight lines which run diagonally from corner to corner. Features include a parterre, a pond, a cloister, and a woodland area, as well as various focal points provided by garden sculptures and outdoor furniture. In addition to creating a serene retreat in the naturalistic garden rooms at the back of the residence, the owner maintains the beds at the front of the property and public easements around his home, offering lovely garden views to members of the local community to enjoy as they pass by on their daily activities.
Maximizing the respite from the heat of summer, the garden is design to be enjoyed particularly in winter. It features over twenty varieties of arborvitae, and chamaecyparis, Japanese maple, juniper, cedars and over fifteen other evergreens serve as a year-round backdrop and provide winter interest. Plantings such as violets, lavender, stock, cyclamen, and white heath offer additional color in cooler months. In summer impatiens and begonia thrive in the regions of the garden dominated by wet soil, and in drier parts of the garden marigolds, periwinkles, salvia, ageratum and blue haze provide quick carpets of color. The owner has a particular fondness for perennials and has found lythrums, Coreopsis verticillata, coneflowers, peachleaf bellflower, and Achillea ptarmica to consistently perform well in the Texan summer.
Persons associated with the garden include: Emmy Hill (former owner, 1952-1984); Carl Neels (landscape designer, 1974-present; and owner,1984- present).
Related Materials:
Neels Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm slides (photographs); 3 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Cottage gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX103
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13488
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Dallas -- Cissy's Garden

Former owner:
Marcus, Edward  Search this
Marcus, Betty Mrs  Search this
Smith, Jerrie Marcus  Search this
Minna, John  Search this
Harris, Roger  Search this
Harris, Pinta  Search this
Minna, John Mrs  Search this
Creator:
Thomson, Hal B. architect, 1882-1974  Search this
Oglesby, Enslie O. architect  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cissy's Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas County -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a copy of an original plan.
General:
A 28-foot drop within this one-third acre urban property, the installation of a swimming pool and fish pond water features, and the desire to preserve existing trees and shrubs were design challenges when the owners began restoration work in 1998. It took two years to complete the landscape comprised of three terraces down the hillside behind the house with connecting steps of Texas stone dug on site. The 1929 house with 1970's revisions is set back from public view but has views of the gardens from every room. Two magnolia trees planted in 1956 were preserved, and other trees and shrubs were tried out in the hot, dry climate and moved or replaced as necessary.
Grounds that were overgrown are now lush, with azaleas around the dining terrace that overlooks the pools and hostas, oak leaf hydrangeas, jasmine and caladiums in the shaded garden.The fish pond next to the swimming pool is shaded and has a small water garden. An iron fence at the front property line was replaced with a brick fence that is covered with ivy and planted with roses, salvia, hydrangeas and an ornate wrought iron bench facing the crushed stone courtyard. A large pergola on painted cedar trunks was built outside the bay windows at the back of the house. Native perennials have replaced annuals, drip irrigation conserves water, and the gardens are filled with aromas, pollinators, birds and the sounds from rustling trees and fountains.
The present house was built in 1929. Edward and Betty Marcus purchased the home from its original owners after moving to Texas in 1946 in order for Edward to take his brother Stanley's previous job as a general merchandise manager in the family owned business, Neiman Marcus. Landscape Architects Marie and Arthur Berger, who designed the grounds of the DeGolyer Estate at White Rock Lake and other residential projects, were likely consulted on the Marcus' garden during the 1940s and 1950s. The two Magnolia trees still preserved in the garden were planted on the grounds in 1956 in honor of the birth of Stanley Marcus' twin children.
Persons associated with the garden include: Roger and Pinta Harris (former owners, 1929-1946); Edward and Betty Marcus (former owners, 1946-1984); Jerrie Marcus Smith (former owner, 1984-1990); Dr. and Mrs. John Minna (former owners, 1990-1998); Henry Bowers (Hal) Thomson (1882-1974) (architect, 1929); Enslie O. (Bud) Oglesby, Jr. (architect, 1972).
Related Materials:
Cissy's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (19 digital images and 1 photographic print (reproduction))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX197
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Houston -- Chapman Garden

Former owner:
Cronin, Thomas Dr  Search this
Architect:
Nunn, Stayton  Search this
Sasser, Shannon  Search this
Landscape architect:
Henry, Steve  Search this
Landscape designer:
Baldridge, Cedar  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chapman Garden (Houston, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Houston -- Houston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The Chapman Garden is located on the approximately one half acre site of the Griswald House, which was designed by architect Stayton Nunn in 1929. The present garden was started in 2002 when the current owners moved in and removed the original plant material.
The front garden is an expanse of St. Augustine grass with linear shrubbery borders aligning the house. The beds consist of Asiatic jasmine ground covers, azaleas, and Japanese boxwood. The back garden, accessible through the house or through one of two white garden gates on the east and west sides of the house, includes a fountain flanked with foxtail ferns, monkey grass, alyssum, kale, and variegated liriope. The fountain serves as the focal point and sets apart the small garden from the larger back garden. This entire area is hedged with cherry laurel to create a wall of privacy. The main garden is separated by ligustrum, Japanese viburnum, and Japanese boxwood. The larger back garden is accessible through an iron gate flanked by brick columns capped with antique white urns of foxtail ferns. The basket weave patio is aligned with a bed of Dwarf gardenia, flax lily, white salvia, and lantana. To the south of this bed is a rectangle of St. Augustine grass that is bordered by a two foot high brick wall with plantings of azaleas, Japanese boxwood, Dwarf gardenia, flax lily, boxwood topiaries, Japanese ewe topiaries, night blooming jasmine, and spiraea. Seasonal white annuals are introduced at the forefront of the brick wall. Petunias, kale, alyssum, and geraniums are often planted. The grassy area was named the badminton court by architect Shannon Sasser in 2001 when he worked on the remodeling of the house with the owners because it is the perfect regulation size for a badminton court. Two circular brick patios flank the grassy area with curved iron benches outlining the space, both which are original to the garden, along with two limestone based tables centered on each. The limestone table bases are actually birdbaths. Underneath the arbor of roses is a shaded patio with planters of topiaries of English ivy flanking French doors into the game room.
The current owners bought the house in 2001 and sought to rehabilitate both the house and the garden. Many people have thought the garden was designed by Pat Fleming, but there is no documentation to prove this. The original plans for the show the brickwork for the garden. The patio between the house and the "badminton court" was added at some point. The entire back of the house is open to the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Cronin (former owners, 1962-2001); Stayton Nunn (architect 1929, 1933-additions); Shannon Sasser (architect-renovations, 2001/2002); Steve Henry (landscape architect, 2001/2002); Cedar Baldridge (landscape designer, 2006).
Related Materials:
Chapman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX105
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13509

[Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle]: a view of the house from the street, showing summer plantings.

Photographer:
Dunklin, Elsie Norman  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Date:
2007 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Walkways, concrete  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Begonias  Search this
Nasturtiums  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Houses  Search this
Porches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX086004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX086: Dallas -- Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13683

[Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle]: front porch as seen from front lawn.

Photographer:
Dunklin, Elsie Norman  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Date:
2007 Oct.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Begonias  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Houses  Search this
Porches  Search this
Roses  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX086006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX086: Dallas -- Home of Mr. & Mrs. Jon Mosle
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Archives of American Gardens
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Dallas -- Hylands, The

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas County -- Dallas
The Hylands (Dallas, Texas)
Scope and Contents:
12 digital images (2014, 2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
The mock Tudor house was built by the owners of this small urban property in 1993 and the gardens include favorite plants that are mostly gray, pink, mauve or purple, an award-winning collection of cactus and succulents, and accessories from parents' gardens. The front garden has dwarf artemesia, lantana, dusty miller, crepe myrtle, pond cypress, holly and hawthorn with salvia and petunias adding more color. There is a lush curved border near the street that screens the house, planted with cypress, firebush, spirea, salvia and deep purple wandering Jew. Stepping stones lead to the back garden which features a Roman pool that is shallow at both ends. Flat Austin stone forms a patio at one end of the pool with a raised stone bed with knock-out roses along one side. There are many planted containers of cactus and bougainvillea, shaded beds with annual begonia, Lenten rose, azalea, ferns and hydrangeas, and a sunny wall with climbing silverthorn and cactus along the other side or the pool. Pots of succulents and cactus fill the back porch.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX201
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32879

Auton House

Architect:
Hoppin, Francis L. V.  Search this
Creator:
Quail Tree House  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:
Rhode Island -- Newport
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The slides were commissioned by Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss Sr. Reference: Phelps, Harriet Jackson. Newport in Flower. Newport, RI: Preservation Society of Newport County, 1979, p 71-73.
Historic plate number: "21; 29."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Walkways, gravel  Search this
Delphinium  Search this
Foxgloves  Search this
Monarda  Search this
Phlox  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Pinks (Plants)  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Satyrs (Greek mythology)  Search this
Arches  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Benches  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI016002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island / RI016: Newport -- Auton House
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10627

[World War II Memorial Garden]: purple salvia, roses, and daylilies add color to the landscape.

Photographer:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
World War II Memorial Garden (Erie, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie County -- Erie
Date:
2011 Aug.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Erie  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Roses  Search this
Lilies  Search this
Sidewalks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA693002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania / PA693: Erie -- World War II Memorial Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16749

[Four Oaks Farm]: garden border in late summer.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Four Oaks Farm (Somerville, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Somerville
Date:
1982 Oct.
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Four Oaks Farm, 1982-1992.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Somerville  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Dahlias  Search this
Marigolds  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ217011
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ217: Somerville -- Four Oaks Farm
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Four Oaks Farm]: cutting garden with house and greenhouse beyond.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Four Oaks Farm (Somerville, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Somerville
Date:
1982 Oct.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Somerville  Search this
Trees  Search this
Cutting gardens  Search this
Houses  Search this
Greenhouses  Search this
Walkways, grass  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Dahlias  Search this
Marigolds  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Plant supports  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ217016
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ217: Somerville -- Four Oaks Farm
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Archives of American Gardens
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[Schley Garden]: Patio.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Outdoor furniture
Place:
Schley Garden (Somerset Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Somerset Hills
Date:
1982 October
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Somerset Hills  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Trees  Search this
Box  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Begonias  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Houses  Search this
Patios, brick  Search this
French doors  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Espaliers  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Wisteria  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Outdoor furniture
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ457003
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ457: Somerset Hills -- Schley Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33870

[McDonnell Garden]: Vegetable and flower garden with scarecrow in center.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm. )
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
McDonnell Garden (Peapack, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Peapack
Date:
1987 September
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Peapack  Search this
Flower gardening  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Scarecrows  Search this
Baskets  Search this
Trees  Search this
Garden houses  Search this
Morning glories  Search this
Roses  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Beans  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ197007
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ197: Peapack -- McDonnell Garden
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Archives of American Gardens
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[McDonnell Garden]: Vegetable and flower garden in high summer.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slide., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
McDonnell Garden (Peapack, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Peapack
Date:
1986 September
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Peapack  Search this
Trees  Search this
Flower gardening  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Garden houses  Search this
Morning glories  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Marigolds  Search this
Sunflowers  Search this
Latticework  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Weather vanes  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Birds  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ197031
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ197: Peapack -- McDonnell Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref4707

[Johnston Garden]: Garden borders looking toward hillside.

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
1 Slides (photographs) (color, slides., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Johnston Garden (New Vernon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- New Vernon
Date:
1985 June
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- New Vernon  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Edging, brick  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Roses  Search this
Astilbes  Search this
Salvia  Search this
Hillsides  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Animal sculpture  Search this
Rabbits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, Item NJ351044
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / New Jersey / NJ351: New Vernon -- Johnston Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref33811

Winston-Salem -- Reynolda Gardens

Owner:
Wake Forest University  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Horticulturalist:
Conrad, Robert  Search this
Architect:
Keen, Charles Barton  Search this
Former owner:
Reynolds, Katharine Smith, 1880-1924  Search this
Reynolds, R. J. (Richard Joshua), 1906-1964  Search this
Creator:
Buckenham & Miller  Search this
Collection Creator:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Sears & Wendell  Search this
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reynolda Gardens (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Forsyth -- Winston-Salem
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes photocopies of articles, images, transcript of a lecture and thesis by Sherold D. Hollingsworth, brochures, and other information.
General:
Reynolda was the county house estate of the founder of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, Robert Joshua Reynolds, and his wife, Katharine Smith Reynolds, comprising nearly 1,100 acres that included a 38,000 square foot house built for them by architect Charles Barton Keen. Reynolda was primarily conceived by Katharine Reynolds to include a family home with gardens, a village within the estate that housed the twenty families that worked on the self-contained estate, a 350-acre dairy, grain and vegetable farm, a 19-acre golf course with grazing sheep, and woodlands with thousands of daffodils. Before the house and formal gardens were built, Lord and Burnham constructed commercial greenhouses and a large glass conservatory on the property in 1913. Mrs. Reynolds decided to site a four-acre formal garden next to the greenhouses, near the public road, for the benefit of passersby. The first garden designers on the estate were Miller and Buckenham, and then Thomas Sears was brought in to design the viewable greenhouse garden, as well as gardens at the house and boathouse. The boathouse was sited beside the 16-acre artificial Lake Katharine created by Miller and Buckenham's stone-faced dam. The lake has since partially filled with silt and become a wetlands habitat.
Thomas Sears' 1917 formal greenhouse garden was divided into two rectangles, an approximately two-acre formal rose and perennial garden, and next to it another two-acre garden for fruit, flowers and vegetables. Grass panels that divided and surrounded the formal gardens were known as the sunken garden. The original rose garden was divided into four parterres, two planted with roses, one for blue and yellow flowers and the last for pink and white flowers. There were grass panels between the parterres with a double row of Japanese cedar trees on the horizontal axis. Rows of Japanese weeping cherry trees and southern magnolias were planted as a perimeter; later the trees shaded the rose garden to the extent that it had to be replanted when the garden was restored in 1997. Each axis of the two formal gardens ended in an attractive terminus, a feature of many of Sears' designs. These included pergolas and Japanese-styled teahouses for Katharine Reynolds, who wanted to include trees and features from Japanese gardens. Like the rose garden, the design of the fruit and vegetable garden was geometric with a central feature. At the time of its restoration, a large section of this garden was replanted with All-America selection roses, other flowers and herbs.
In the 1930's daughter Mary Reynolds Babcock and her stockbroker husband Charles Babcock bought her siblings' shares in the house and rehired Thomas Sears to redesign the gardens. Renovations to the house included moving the original central entrance to the side of the house, and new gardens were needed in front. A tulip and chrysanthemum garden was designed, with pink, white, blue and purple tulips and forget-me-nots complementing the colors of the new flagstone terrace. Summer flowers included heliotrope, plumbago, salvia, nicotiana, snapdragons and annual phlox, although heliotrope did not flourish in hot weather. Red, yellow, bronze, copper and terra cotta chrysanthemums were planted in autumn. Sears suggested poinsettias, camellias, chrysanthemums, gardenias and begonia semperflorens for a winter garden, but they were not winter hardy and were used for holiday decorations inside the house. Sears also designed a study garden in 1916, which comprises a patio with a recessed pool, stone benches and extensive plantings of rhododendrons and other flowering shrubs, a canopy of flowering magnolias, dogwood and crape myrtles, and an understory of ground covers, lilies, hosta, ferns and daffodils.
Reynolda is now the Reynolda House Museum of American Art. The gardens were donated to Wake Forest University in the 1960's by the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation.
Persons associated with this property include R.J. (Robert Joshua) Reynolds (c. 1850-1918) and Katharine Smith Reynolds Johnston (1880-1924) (former owners, 1909-1924); Mary Reynolds Babcock and Charles Babcock (former owners, 1935-1953); Wake Forest College, later University (owner beginning in 1958); Louis L. Miller and Horatio R. Buckenham (landscape designers, 1911-1913); Thomas Warren Sears (1880-1965) (landscape architect 1915-1917, 1930s); Robert Conrad (horticulturalist, c. 1910-1960); Charles Barton Keen (architect, 1912-1917).
Related Materials:
Reynolda Gardens related holdings consist of 3 folders (61 glass plate negatives, and 4 35mm slides)
Additional materials also located in the Library and Estate Archives of the Reynolda House at Wake Forest University.
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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:
For information or study purposes only. 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.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, File NC010
See more items in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic Images / United States / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-srs-ref4207

Unidentified Garden in Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Unidentified Garden (Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Cumberland -- Shiremanstown
Date:
08/26/1946
General note:
Scabiosa and Salvia.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Trellises  Search this
Annuals (Plants)  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item PA225002
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J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Pennsylvania / PA225: Shiremanstown -- Unidentified Garden in Shiremanstown, Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref14487

McCreary Garden

Creator:
Mccreary, R. D.  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Virginia -- City of Williamsburg -- Williamsburg
McCreary Garden (Williamsburg, Virginia)
Date:
05/28/1941
General note:
Anthemis nobilis; Salvia officinalis.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images 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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Herb gardens  Search this
Spring  Search this
Herbs  Search this
Sage  Search this
Gardeners  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item VA150002
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland Company collection
J. Horace McFarland Company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Virginia / VA150: Williamsburg -- McCreary Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref15279

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