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Miss Foley's Fountain

Publisher:
Centennial Photographic Co., Philadelphia  Search this
Sculptor:
Foley, Margaret, 1827-1877  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b/w)
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Date:
circa 1876
Scope and Contents:
similar to STR051001. on back: handwritten: M. G. Poole 12
General:
Historic Series title : International Exhibition, 1876

Historic Image #: 7012
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. 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:
Public buildings  Search this
Exhibitions  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Palms  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR051008
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / World's Fairs and Expositions / Centennial Expostion (1876, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) / PA372: Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Centennial Exhibition
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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[Marble Fountain, Horticultural Hall]

Sculptor:
Foley, Margaret, 1827-1877  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b/w)
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Date:
circa 1876
Scope and Contents:
back: list of views for the International Exhibition, Philadelphia, 1876.
General:
Historic Series title : Centennial Exhibition, Philadelphia 1876
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. 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:
Exhibitions  Search this
Public buildings  Search this
Interior views  Search this
Palms  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Centennial Exhibition (1876 : Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR051030
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / World's Fairs and Expositions / Centennial Expostion (1876, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) / PA372: Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Centennial Exhibition
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-str-ref3534

Scenery in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia [Pegasus sculpture]

Publisher:
James Cremer, Photographer and Publisher, Philadelphia  Search this
Photographer:
James Cremer, Photographer and Publisher, Philadelphia  Search this
Sculptor:
Pilz, Vincenz, 1816-1896  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (black and white)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Date:
circa 1876-1900
Scope and Contents:
On back: description of Fairmount Park and Water Works, Philadelphia. Handwritten on back: 513 Literature & Music (Bronze Statues). Name of sculpture is Pegasus Tamed by the Muses Erato and Calliope.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. 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:
statues  Search this
Pedestals  Search this
Horses  Search this
Women  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR019015
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / Gardens and Landscapes / United States / Pennsylvania / PA184: Philadelphia -- Fairmount Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Scenery in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia [Night sculpture]

Publisher:
James Cremer, Photographer and Publisher, Philadelphia  Search this
Photographer:
James Cremer, Photographer and Publisher, Philadelphia  Search this
Sculptor:
Stauch, Edward, b. ca. 1830  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (black and white)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Date:
circa 1872-1895
Scope and Contents:
back: Fairmount Park and Water Works, Philadelphia. back handwritten: 221 Statue of Night, Georges Hill
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. 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:
statues  Search this
Women  Search this
Pedestals  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR019019
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection / Gardens and Landscapes / United States / Pennsylvania / PA184: Philadelphia -- Fairmount Park
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Archives of American Gardens
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Scenery in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia [Pegasus sculpture]

Publisher:
James Cremer, Photographer and Publisher, Philadelphia  Search this
Photographer:
James Cremer, Photographer and Publisher, Philadelphia  Search this
Sculptor:
Pilz, Vincenz, 1816-1896  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (black and white)
Container:
Box 2
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Date:
circa 1876-1900
Scope and Contents:
On back: description of Fairmount Park and Water Works, Philadelphia. Handwritten on back: 164 Pegasus--The Winged Horse. Name of sculpture is Pegasus Tamed by the Muses Erato and Calliope.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. 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:
statues  Search this
Women  Search this
Horses  Search this
Pedestals  Search this
Trees  Search this
Pegasus (Greek Mythology)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR019023
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / Gardens and Landscapes / United States / Pennsylvania / PA184: Philadelphia -- Fairmount Park
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 Lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

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

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

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
Restrictions:
Access to original 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.
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 -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Philadelphia -- Krisheim

Former owner:
Woodward, Gertrude  Search this
United Presbyterian Church  Search this
Woodward, George, Dr.  Search this
Ornamental ironwork designer:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Creator:
Mercer, Henry  Search this
Sculptor:
Hancock, Walker Kirtland, 1901-1998  Search this
Selmer-Larsen, Johan  Search this
Landscape designer:
Fleming, Robert  Search this
Schneider, Nina  Search this
Landscape architect:
Dawson, James F. (James Frederick), 1874-1941  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Krisheim (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopy of articles and a DVD entitled, "John Selmer Larsen: The Truth of All Things Natural."
Varying Form:
Woodward Garden, formerly known as.
General:
The landscape design was planned for this property by the original owners and landscape architect James Frederick Dawson, consulting for 15 years before the half-timbered Jacobean Tudor mansion was finished. During that time Krisheim was an arboretum open to the public who could "respect the trees and shrubbery". Their vision was to create a garden suburb in the city comprising a densely wooded entrance with a long driveway leading to parkland in front of the house, sweeping lawns directly behind the house to give an unobstructed view of the Wissahickon Valley, formal gardens on three levels beside the house, more private lawn below as well as cutting and vegetable gardens, and woodland gardens. The massed trees and native Wissahickon schist used throughout for walls, paths and the house itself were to give the impression of a woodsy retreat rather than the great estate they actually built. The original 40 acre property has been reduced to 14 acres and beginning in 1988 features of the original Olmsted Brothers hardscape and plantings have been restored.
At the top level of the formal garden there is a long pool used for swimming laps, fed from the wall fountains above that are run by a contemporary recycling pump. Dogwood trees are espaliered on the Wissahickon schist wall behind the pool which has cantilevered steps so workers could climb in from the service area on the other side of the wall. A wooden arbor and benches in an alcove above that wall recently were rebuilt following the original Olmsted Brothers designs. The second level of the formal garden has a rectangular reflecting pool in the center planted with iris and tulips, with Walter K. Hancock's sculpture "Boy with Squirrel" placed on the rim of the pool. Four parterres surrounding the pool contain dogwood and crabapple trees with bordering boxwoods and clusters of arborvitae at the corners of the pool. The lowest level walled garden was designed for contemplation with a long bench and two large specimen euonymus trees. In the wall behind the bench a saying from the Songs of Solomon is carved: "Awake O North wind and come south. Blow upon my garden that the spices thereof may flow out." Walkways in the formal terraces are brick with a mosaic stone path at the upper level.
Other features include a log house copied from a vacation house in Wyoming under tall pine woodlands and a tea house at the end of a newly planted hydrangea walk at one side of the second formal terrace. Additional benches and Adirondack chairs are placed under the trees in the front park and around a fire pit. Artifacts from the Arts and Crafts era include a Moravian tile floor in the tea house depicting symbols of the zodiac, containers for planting, Samuel Yellin ironwork, and a bronze sculpture of a boy with a ball sited under the arbor, by Johan Selmer-Larsen.
Persons associated with the garden include Dr. George and Gertrude Woodward (former owners, 1895-1961); United Presbyterian Church (former owner, 1961-1983); Peabody & Stearns (architects, 1910-1911); James Frederick Dawson (1874-1941) (independent and with Olmsted Brothers) (landscape architect, 1895-1910); Samuel Yellin (ornamental ironwork designer); Henry Mercer (Moravian ornamental tiles in the tea house and house); Walter K. Hancock (1901-1998) (sculptor); Johan Selmer-Larsen (1876-1967) (sculptor); Robert Fleming (landscape designer, 1988-1989); Nina Schneider (landscape designer, 2011-2012).
Related Materials:
Krisheim related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide, 9 photographic prints mounted on board and 51 digital images)
Additional materials also located in Olmsted Archives, Brookline, Massachusetts (job number 03223).
See others in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection, 1899-1974.
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 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA213
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Philadelphia -- Schuylkill River Park Community Garden

Landscape architect:
Hough, John  Search this
Managers:
Center City Residents' Association  Search this
Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Schuylkill River Park Community Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, narrative description, copy of newsletter (Center City Residents' Association, February 2005), and site plan.
General:
In what was originally the Kelly Brickyard, an original community garden thrives today. In 1981, an organized group of neighbors petitioned the city for permission to use the vacated lot for gardening. The city of Philadelphia, under Mayor Wilson Goode, approved the construction budget for a community garden designed by landscape architect John Hough, inlcuding a pergola, walkways, fountain, iron fencing, and gates.After entering, the visitor proceeds down a long allee lined with sour cherry trees. The walkway leads to a central pergola with a cistern fountain enclosed by a trellis covered with four different kinds of grape vines. There are 72 raised bed plots of various sizes. "Tomato Lane," a 27 x 2 foot swath of land for tomato plants, was added in 2006.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: City of Philadelphia (owner, 1981-present); Center City Residents Association (managers, 1981-present); John Hough (landscape architect, 1981); and Greg and Lil Leavitt (sculptors, 1981-1982).
Related Materials:
Schuylkill River Park Community Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides)
Additional information located at Charles Willing Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
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 -- Philadelphia  Search this
Community gardens  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA647
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16533

Pittsburgh -- Plum Hill

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Plum Hill (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 23 digital images. The folder includes worksheets, historical and biographical information, and images.
General:
The 4.55 acre property with fields on rolling hills and surrounding woodlands was part of a plat given as remuneration to a Revolutionary War veteran in 1786. Later settlers built a small farmhouse circa 1897 and established prosperous orchards of apple, pear and plum trees; some of those trees still survive. The first gardens planted by the current owners about 50 years ago were flower and herb gardens around the farmhouse which is sited near the front of the property, and has since been renovated and enlarged. Since a hill rose directly behind the house it was carved out and supported with local stone to open up space for a large bluestone patio with an outdoor fireplace that is used year round. A dedicated vegetable garden is uphill from the house in the sunniest original field and orchard. A stone-bordered recirculating pond was added and a woodland garden planted. Old farm gates separate the fields from the gardens hidden behind the farmhouse. Adirondack chairs are placed in the fields for resting and bird watching. Both woodlands and fields provide habitat for wildlife, songbirds, butterflies and beneficial pollinators, and herbicides and pesticides are never used. Due to succession planting there is color and texture throughout the year.
Upon entering the property juniper, hemlock, white pine, rhododendron, boxwood and Allegheny viburnum line the driveway. Spring bulbs and blooms include columbine, daffodils and lungwort, followed in summer by St. John's-wort, clematis and peonies, then roses and verbena followed by autumn clematis on the rock retaining wall with wisteria growing over the garage entrance. A 75-year-old hedge comprised of lilac, privet and mock orange shields the property from the road. A gate opens to a field and woodlands of river birch, catalpa, wild cherry, tulip poplar and cucumber magnolia, with spring ephemerals, wildflowers and flame azaleas bordering the paths. Connecting the highs and lows of the fields and gardens is the fish pond, also home to frogs and water plants including lilies that bloom all summer. Plum Hill is known for its collection of herbs which grow amongst all the flowering perennials, vines, self-sowing annuals and shrubs, and for the owners' dedication to maintaining a sustainable environment for plants and animals.
Persons associated with the garden include Vincent M. Pelosi (land grant owner, 1786- ); Robert McPhilamy and family (former owners, 1831- ); Agnes and William Milligan (former owners, 1844- ); William Brown and family (former owners, 1848- ); Emma and John Bonshire (former owners, 1903- ); Laura and Thomas A. Robinson and family (former owners, 1928- ); D. Hageman (former owner, 1960); Phyllis and William Wilmot (former owners, 1962-1968); Anthony J. Stillson (1938-2016) (architect, 1978, 2012); Edward Anderson Nursery (horticulturist, landscaper, 1970-1998); Friday's Horticultural Landscaping (horticulturist, designer, landscape,(2008-2012); Lindsay Bond Totten (horticulturist, designer, 2013); Marion G. Alig (landscape architect, 2013); Eichenlau1968, 2009-2010, (landscaper, 2013-2017); Ann Mallory (sculptor, 2015).
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 -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA832
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Villanova -- Gardens of Red Rose

Former owner:
Mitchell, J. Kearsley  Search this
Mitchell, J. Kearsley Mrs.  Search this
Perkins, Chiswell  Search this
Perkins, Chiswell Mrs.  Search this
Wheeler, Arthur Mrs.  Search this
Wheeler, Arthur  Search this
Architect:
Durham, Walter K. (Walter Kremer), 1896-1978  Search this
Lederach, Philip  Search this
Shehab, Tara Kolff  Search this
Landscape designer:
Hallmark, Andrea  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Workers  Search this
Creator:
Holly Days Nursery  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gardens of Red Rose (Villanova, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery -- Villanova
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, plant lists, list of pieces and sculptures with names of sculptors and historical information.
General:
Native stone walls and sandstone steps from circa 1900 can be seen in some of the twelve distinct garden areas on this three and one-third acre property. The plant selections, sculptures and ornaments in each garden room provide four seasons of interest. Contoured paths and views connect the different rooms. At the entrance to the property there is a custom made hand-forged iron gate and hollies intended to keep deer away from the gardens. A substantial gravel court with a Vermont granite millstone in its center at the front of the house opens to a four-season garden with tulips, phlox and dianthus in the spring, blooming rock garden plants and pink azaleas in summer, asters and chrysanthemums in fall, and winter interest from yellow and red twig dogwoods and witch hazels. Across the courtyard the sandstone steps lead to the woodland garden that has a stepping stone path, rhododendrons, redbud, hosta, forget-me-nots, columbine and other shade perennials. The woodlands overlook the kidney-shaped swimming pool and its plantings including shrub roses, peonies, crepe myrtles, perennials and annuals along the surrounding rail fence. A red painted concrete giant pomegranate gives the name to the pomegranate garden which has Japanese maples, willow and gold spirea.
A sunken brick patio that was original to the property has child-sized wrought iron furniture, shaped cherry trees and a bronze fox sculpture. A fish pond has been added to another sunken area with an original fieldstone wall, with plantings that include hydrangea, skimmia and witch hazel. Nearby there is a fountain garden with a painted concrete mushroom tree with skimmia, mountain laurel and daffodils planted around this water source for birds. Next to the house there is the colorful inner view garden planted with hundreds of tulips and summer annuals in colors that complement the furnishings inside. A blue atlas cedar is espaliered on the house next to the rear patio; the bed across the patio includes smoke bush, viburnum, southern magnolia, hosta and ferns. A steeply sloping bank, known as the Red Rose Inn overlook garden, has a switchback path, native trees, daffodils and other native plants to encourage wildlife and birds. The garage and greenhouse outbuilding is used for orchids and over-wintering plants, with a perennial and annuals cutting garden that includes tree peonies, calla lilies and day lilies, shasta daisies, freesia and plumbago. A butterfly garden with a custom butterfly-shaped bench includes hosta, milkweed, allium, asters and catmint.
The Gardens of Red Rose has been designated a bird habitat by Audubon at Home, with many bird feeders, the watering fountain, native plants in the hillside overlook garden, and deer fencing that encourage visiting birds and small wildlife. The Garden Conservancy, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and the centennial celebration of the Garden Club of America have toured this garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. J. Kearsley Mitchell (former owners, 1911-1959); Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wheeler (former owners, 1955-1966); Mr. and Mrs. Chiswell Perkins (former owners, 1966-1978); Walter K. Durham (1886-1978)(architect, 1955); Philip Lederach (architect, 1988-1999); Tara Kolff Shehab (architect, 2006); Andrea Hallmark (landscape designer); Holly Days Nursery.
Related Materials:
Gardens of Red Rose related holdings consist of 1 folder (32 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Villanova  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA754
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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West Chester -- Frogmore

Landscape architect:
Frederick, William H. (William Heisler), 1926-  Search this
Sculptor:
Harvey, Andre  Search this
Berg, Eric  Search this
Hannah, Lois  Search this
Allen, William  Search this
Schweitzer, Kit  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Frogmore (West Chester, Pa.)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- West Chester
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes plans, drawings, articles, garden description and information sheet.
General:
"Spreading over 2 1/2 acres, this is a naturalistic stroll garden where planting areas blend easily into each other. Terraced perennial beds are a profusion of poppies, peonies, iris, phlox, rudbeckias, verbascums, daylilies, asters and grasses, all of which in their seasons flow into and around a three-tiered vegetable garden."
"Native plants, magnolias, rhododendrons, flowering trees and shrubs highlight a profusion of plantings in island beds. Woodland walks cut through carpets of spring flowers, while in summer winding paths meander through a colorful wildflower meadow."
"The angular lines of the house are softened with gently curving beds and specimen plants. The entire garden is effectively "contained" by a green screen of shrubs, conifers and small flowering trees. Frog, toad and grasshopper sculptures add a whimsical note."
Persons associated with the property include: William H. Frederick, Jr. (landscape architect, 1990); Andre Harvey (sculptor); Eric Berg (sculptor); Lois Hannah (sculptor); William Allen (sculptor); and Kit Schweitzer (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Frogmore related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. 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 -- Pennsylvania -- West Chester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA349
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Linganore

Creator:
Laughlin, Alexander  Search this
Architect:
Neale, Alice E.  Search this
Wood, Eric Fisher  Search this
Landscape architect:
Cowell, Arthur W.  Search this
Sculptor:
Ladd, Anna Coleman, 1878-1939 (sculptor)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Pennsylvania -- Sewickley
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Sewickley
Date:
1930
General:
Harvard University, School of Design, Boston MA.
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:
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Topic:
Plan views  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item PA077003
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Pittsburgh -- Mellon Park (Walled Garden in Mellon Park)

Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Photographer:
Seamans, Joe  Search this
Denmarsh, Alexander  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Mellon Garden (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
31 digital images (2007-2019), 14 35 mm slides (circa 1980) and 2 file folders including copies of historic photographs (dates unknown, 1956, 1970, 1974) and a copy of the 1934 Country Life pictorial feature on the Mellon garden.
Varying Form:
Also known as Mellon Estate.
General:
Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
The half-acre walled garden was the renaissance garden situated behind the grand estate of the Mellon family; the mansion was demolished in 1940. Land was donated to Pittsburgh and maintained as a public park, but gardens inevitably declined. The nonprofit Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, members of the Garden Club of Allegheny County and master gardeners provided maintenance, but the restoration of this garden was impelled by the desire of the Seamans family to create a memorial for their daughter, Ann Katherine Seamans. Original features remained: the tapestry brick wall on three sides, limestone steps for the classical processional through the garden, two Samuel Yellin wrought iron gates, and the pink granite fountain by sculptor Edmond R. Amateis backed by a terrace and stone wall. A raised octagonal flower bed below the steps was reconstructed, and holly hedges partially form a fourth wall where the house stood. Restored flagstone walkways around the rectangular lawn are bordered by plantings on either side including allées of Japanese stewartia, sun and shade perennials, spring bulbs, black gum trees for shade, understory magnolia and serviceberry, and woody shrubs including oakleaf hydrangea and Delaware Valley azaleas. The walled garden was reopened as a public park in 2010.

The memorial is an art installation within the lawn: 150 fiber optic light sticks depicting constellations, planets and stars as they were over Pittsburgh on the day and time of Ann Seamans' birth. Each light is labeled on a small disk and there is an interpretive sign on a raised overlook with a limestone bench in one corner. Artist Janet Zweig conceived the project that was installed by wiring each light stick into conduits under the lawn. The garden has park benches around the perimeter and lightweight movable furniture on the terrace.

Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
Related Materials:
Related materials at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the James Van Trump Archives (Pittsburgh History and Landmark's Foundation?). See also the Archives of American Gardens' J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA407
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West Chester -- Fox Hollow

Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- West Chester
Fox Hollow (West Chester, Pennsylvania)
Scope and Contents:
40 digital images (2014, 2016) and 1 file folder.
General:
The three acre property, the last to sell in a development in 1978, was densely wooded and sloping with heavy clay soil and an overgrown stream. The owners put up a brick colonial revival house and planted juniper on the slope circumscribed by the driveway but it did not thrive in the shade. Next they planted hydrangeas, upright Japanese barberry, spirea, hosta, Japanese forest grass and other perennials, creating a woodland garden. That sparked an interest in gardening that gradually led to almost 2-1/2 acres being planted and tended. Rocks and boulders that were dug up in every expansion were used as edging or focal points except for the bed at the front of the house that has a low brick wall. The first garden beds were around a perimeter that could be seen from the house with excavated soil dumped further away in the forest. The owner emphasized foliage texture and color combinations over flowers, influenced by her study of Englishwoman Beth Chatto. Closer to the house there are free-form beds connected by meandering grass paths rather than defined garden rooms. One island bed is a rock garden; a densely planted courtyard garden off the brick patio has a pergola and koi pond. The owner's welded art pieces dot the garden beds and line the driveway.

Year by year the gardens were expanded into the woodland of oak, poplar, shagbark hickory, beech, bramble and skunk cabbage. In the forest they found a creek bed and a berm, loamy soil and clay. Drainage channels were dug, the berm was enlarged, and a 20 by 10 foot, 18-inch deep pond was dug. Outbuildings include a garden shed/welding workshop and an old potting shed further out that functions as a folly. Varying height of the plants, including repeated use of the vertical Japanese barberry and the vertical Japanese holly "Sky Pencil", deep purple foliage as an accent, and many shapes and textures of chartreuse foliage are unifying features in all the garden areas.

Persons associated with the garden include: Dr. Charles M. Thomas and family (former owners, circa 1912-1930s); William H. Taylor and the Taylor Land Company (former owners, -1973); General Development Corporation (former owner, 1973-1978).
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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- West Chester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA841
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Ambler -- Forge Farm

Former owner:
Kline, C. Mahlon  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gale, Charles H.  Search this
Gale, Charles H., Jr.  Search this
Sculptor:
Hostetler, David  Search this
Harris, Allen  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Forge Farm (Ambler, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Ambler
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans and other information.
General:
Originally part of the Dawsfield plantation this property was divided into 15 acres of farmland and named Forge Farm in 1953. The first gardens were established in 1958. A portion of the farm was subsequently sold and. Forge Farm consists of 3.2 acres. There is a driveway leading to a courtyard with flagpole and Zelcova trees. Nearby is a boxwood garden with a sculpture by David Hostetler. Rose and herb gardens are located next to the house. Near the pool area is a Allen Harris sculpture of the goddess Diana with climbing 'New Dawn' roses. Dogwood trees and spring bulbs grace the northwest corner of the property along with perennial beds. The woodland garden at the back of the property serves as the backdrop for the birding garden which features birdhouses, feeders and birch trees with many seasonal bird attracting plants. A stucco-tree lined wall borders the west side of the property. The east side has a barn and Juniper hedge tunnel leading to vegetable gardens where fruit trees, roses, strawberries and vegetables grow. Next to the garden is a pasture for sheep to graze.
Persons associated with the garden and site include: C. Mahlon Kline (former owner, 1946-1967), Charles H. Gale, (landscape architect, 1983-1998), Charles H. Gale, Jr., (landscape designer 1983-present), David Hostetler (sculptor) and Allen Harris (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Forge Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides (photographs))
See others in:
Forge Farm, 2007-2008.
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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Ambler  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA671
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McKean -- Raku Place

Artist:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Kemenyffy, Susan Hale.  Search this
Sculptor:
Kemenyffy, Steven, 1943-  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Raku Place (McKean, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- McKean -- Erie
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a copy of a book of Susan Hale Kemenyffy's drawings dedicated to Carrie T. Watson Garden Club member Lynn Perry Alstadt, and a copy of "Drawing: The Purpose," edited by Leo Duff and Phil Sawdon. The latter includes a chapter by Susan Hale Kemenyffy titled, "Landscape - Drawing - Drawiing - Landscape' (2008).
General:
The 47 acre property in western Pennsylvania had been logged, stripped of topsoil and used as a dump for garbage and burned out cars when the land and 1950's house were obtained in 1974 by two artists. Mature trees, weeds and enormous mud puddles comprised the landscape. The site has been developed with 18 named gardens, channeled water courses with a string of pools and two ponds to ameliorate the property's tendency to flood every spring, numerous hand-built bridges, and intersecting paths totaling about one mile of walkways. Outbuildings include a chicken house, a Hungarian Tea House cantilevered on a cliff in a conifer forest that overlooks one of the pools, and two artists' studios. Garden structures and outdoor furniture are painted in blues and greens that contrast with and stand out from the lushly planted grounds while sculptures created by the owners have been nestled into the landscape. Hundreds of rocks, slabs and boulders have been dug up and re-positioned to form or edge paths and ponds. Positions have been found for objects including discarded aluminum playground horses that rear up among the trees. Ceramic tiles and sculptures made by the artists contribute to the unique landscape.
An early entrance garden included climbing hydrangea, bergenia lining the walkway, pachysandra and ferns to obscure the front of the house. Later a wider walkway was dug and laid with slabs of Pennsylvania bluestone over gravel, decking and brick walls were built, and 100 feet of climbing hydrangea have been trained around the house and deck. The owners describe their highly personal gardens as naturalized Arts and Crafts designed to suit the topography. They have given fanciful names to their gardens, such as giraffe's place, polka dot garden, alpine forest, great meadow, sky garden, primrose-less path, and Steven's mountain with an elevated metal sculpture "Sirius Dog House" to mark the juncture of earth and sky and the conclusion of the garden.
Raku Place has been shared with many groups for events and has participated in Garden Conservancy Open Days.
Persons associated with the garden include Donald and Sharon Williams (former owners, 1966-1974); Steven Kemenyffy (sculptor, 1974- ); Susan Kemenyffy (artist and landscape designer, 1974- ).
Related Materials:
Raku Place related holdings consist of 1 folder (85 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- McKean  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA825
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Gladwyne -- Henry Lane

Provenance:
The Gardeners  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Henry Lane (Gladwyne, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Gladwyne
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, list of bloom times, and site plan.
General:
Henry Lane was subdivided from a farm in 1949. The owners chose the two acre property because of its variety of conditions--a steep south-facing slope, a house on a ridge, a wooded hillside leading to a stream, a former farm pond, and a screen of Norway spruces. The renovation began with dry stone-walled terraces and loose stone patios laced with rock garden plants. Controlling erosion, and limiting lawn to flatter areas only, motivated the planting of many ground cover plants.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Crozer (former owners, 1949); Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Pemberton (former owners, ?); Fred Bissinger (house renovation architect, 1992-93); Camille and Corey Leavitt (sculptors of porch wall hangings, ca. 1997); and Richard MacDonald (sculptor of "Romeo," 2000).
Related Materials:
Henry Lane related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. slides)
Additional information located at Charles Willing Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania.
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:
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Gladwyne  Search this
Rock gardens  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA645
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North East -- Moments

Former owner:
Jenks Family  Search this
Mielke, Carl  Search this
Mielke, Mary Jane  Search this
Sculptor:
Sprague, Brian  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Moments (North East, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie -- North East
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, additional images and a bibliography.
General:
This property is perched on a plateau at 60 feet above a creek which feeds onto nearby Lake Erie. When the current owners purchased the property in 1998 the landscaping began with removal of formal plantings and replacing with shrubs like serviceberry, oak leaf hydrangea and spirea. To maintain a difficult terrain, flowers were planted on the steep hill about 3 feet from the house; and foundation stones were repurposed in a variety of shapes and sizes and placed on the hill for planting. A few trees were cut down over the years to provide more sun. One of the trees remained and an artist was commissioned to create a face/hand sculpture standing about 10 feet tall. A fence was built from locust posts which provides a backdrop for flowering plants such as climbing roses, gooseneck loosestrife, sunflowers, hydrangea, Scotch broom, and coneflowers.
The "island" in the backyard has evolved to include garden art of flowers made from fire nozzles, copper and aluminum which acts as a trellis for clematis, and home to a tall hydrangea. The northwest side of the property is bordered by the steep cliff to the creek. A six-foot edge of hostas and myrtle serves as a safety barrier. As one enters the creek side of the house, spirea hide the view of the creek until one passes thru pillars and is awed by the view. A planting of rugosa roses with an antique fence as a backdrop forms the setting for the parking area of the driveway. Beyond, a "moon gate" made out of steel welcomes one to a path in the woods where a suspension bridge provides a connection to a mile walk to nearby waterfalls.
Persons associated with the garden include members of the Jenks Family (former owners, until 1977); Carl and Mary Jane Mielke (former owners, until 1997); Brian Sprague (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Moments related holdings consist of 1 folder (27 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- North East  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA823
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Philadelphia -- Casamura

Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Casamura (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information about the house and garden.
General:
Casamura, meaning house within walls, was created by noted Philadelphia architect John Sabatino. Sabatino acquired the site which contained the walled ruins of a nineteenth century Tudor mansion to design and build his residence. The ruins consist of large stone walls, stone columns, limestone lintels and a multistory arch, an intriguing template for the construction of a contemporary residence and garden.
The residence was constructed within the walls in a manner which bifurcate the site, thereby creating two garden opportunities. The highest walls and arch were preserved on the north and east perspective. A large courtyard, the piazza, was created and a hemispheric pond incorporated at the entrance to the residence. The piazza space landscape is highlighted by towering Cryptomeria japonica and Larix deciduas. Groves of Magnolia virginiana were incorporated with an under story planting of Buxus and Hydrangea. Arborvitae and specimen Acer japonica were used to apportion a smaller piazza space outside the master bedroom pavilion. A triad of century old Cedrus Atlantica were preserved outside the walled garden. The palate of this garden incorporated blue and purple hardscape paths highlighted by seasonal planting material.
The southern and western perspective was largely undeveloped until 1995. A plan was conceptualized to create a large pergola enclosed space reflecting the classic plan of the north and eastern perspective while introducing less formal plantings and an entirely different texture and palate. Inside the pergola space, three garden sections were created for kitchen, herbal and aroma gardens with Fig trees planted in each to unify texture. Climbing roses wrap around the interior columns then cross the cover of the pergola to meet Wisteria floribunda.
Other plantings include: Buddleia davidii (ensuring butterfly visitations), Lavender edging, yellow suffused with pink broom and generous use of terra cotta planters planted with pink, coral and white geraniums that provide architectural transition to the house. The landscape provides views from every room in the house and invites one into the garden.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include Georgia Doyle (landscape designer, 2000 to present), Joyce de Quantomora (sculptor, 2005).
Related Materials:
Casamura related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA682
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Haverford -- Allgates

Former owner:
Lloyd, Horatio Gates Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Sellers, Horace W.  Search this
Eyre, Wilson, 1858-1944  Search this
Sculptor:
Zimmerman, Marie  Search this
Frishmuth, Harriet W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Geiffert, Alfred, 1890-1957  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Allgates (Haverford, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Haverford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheets, copies of articles, and Bulletin of the Garden Club of America, 1936.
General:
The estate began with an original purchase of twenty-five acres in 1910. The Lloyd's increased the size to seventy-five. Boxwood hedges surrounded the terrace edges. In 1929, there was a green garden; the perennial garden; a blue garden; rose garden; rock garden; and an iris garden. The design of the iris garden was a large bowl made by a succession of circular terraces. A housing development was later built on the property which destroyed the gardens.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Mrs. Mary Helen Wingate Lloyd (former owner, 1987); Wilson Eyre (architect, 1910); Horace W. Sellers (architect); Mr. and Mrs. Horatio Gates Lloyd (planting design); Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (landscape architect for quarry garden)
Related Materials:
Allgates related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 glass lantern slides and 15 35 mm. slides)
Wilson Eyre Collection, Architectural Archives of the University of Pennsylvania
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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Haverford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA061
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