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Clifton Place

Creator:
Pillow, Gideon Johnson  Search this
Williams, Henry Melville  Search this
Ridley, J. W. S.  Search this
Architect:
Vaught, Nathan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Tennessee -- Columbia
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Maury County -- Columbia
Date:
1987
General:
Sketch by Clyde Seale "Restoration of greenhouse".
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Plan views  Search this
Landscape restoration  Search this
Plan views  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN021011
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN021: Columbia -- Clifton Place
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6630158c2-aef1-4930-9796-5cf6151a40ab
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10998

Clifton Place

Topic:
Landscape architecture
Creator:
Pillow, Gideon Johnson  Search this
Williams, Henry Melville  Search this
Ridley, J. W. S.  Search this
Architect:
Vaught, Nathan  Search this
Artist:
Seale, Clyde  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Tennessee -- Columbia
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Maury County -- Columbia
Date:
1987
General:
Clyde Seale aerial drawing, 1936 - Gardens at Clifton Place.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Plan views  Search this
Perspective drawings  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN021012
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN021: Columbia -- Clifton Place
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65af30259-7cff-4a85-bcdb-705aada0322d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10999

Clifton Place

Creator:
Pillow, Gideon Johnson  Search this
Williams, Henry Melville  Search this
Ridley, J. W. S.  Search this
Architect:
Vaught, Nathan  Search this
Artist:
Seale, Clyde  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Tennessee -- Columbia
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Maury County -- Columbia
Date:
1987
General:
The lawn provides the historical setting for Clifton Place.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Spring  Search this
Aerial views  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TN021013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee / TN021: Columbia -- Clifton Place
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c708833b-f09f-4075-8164-97e43dd565b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11000

[Villa Leoncini]: northwest corner of the upper rear garden.

Photographer:
Warwick, Mac  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Villa Leoncini (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Date:
1997 May.
Scope and Contents:
Red ribbedd Sealing Wax palm (Cyrtostachys) in the Northwest corner of rear upper garden.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Palms  Search this
Walls, concrete  Search this
Women  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL094005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL094: Palm Beach -- Villa Leoncini
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6939a5ab3-df59-4755-8371-649e8b9ca777
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12336

[Villa Leoncini]: north wall in the new garden, showing a lady standing beside the sealing wax palm (Crytostachys) and a bronze figure of Neptune.

Photographer:
Warwick, Mac  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Villa Leoncini (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Date:
1997 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Walls, concrete  Search this
Women  Search this
Palms  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL094014
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL094: Palm Beach -- Villa Leoncini
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a432a435-5f23-433c-b291-bf674952a8d6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12345

Little Switzerland -- Pipes of Pan

Former owner:
Newland, Margaret McDowell Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pipes of Pan (Little Switzerland, North Carolina)
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and garden plan.
General:
The 2.6 acre property is positioned at 3600 feet altitude. The house, a summer home, is near the main road and is a little English style country house of stone and wood looking out to Woods Mountains across the valley. The defining feature of the garden is its slope which is about 35 degrees straight down hill bordered on one side by a small creek. Near the house, the garden is primarily wildflowers and ferns in a heavily wooded area. Huge wild azaleas and foliage plants are used for color. Accents include Solomon Seal coming from crevices in the stone work and bits of fern in the edge of the steps. Below the terrace, the garden is designed off each side of a stone step "trunk path". There are seven levels going out from differing heights from each side of the path. The garden is entirely composed of raised beds made of stone and locust posts. Special interest is devoted to climbing plants, specifically roses and vines, due to the slope. The garden abounds with English and French iron grill work to hold plants and act as backdrops for vines. A lathe house is positioned near the base of the slope to provide privacy and support for roses.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. Margaret McDowell Newland (former owner, 1940-1970).
Related Materials:
Pipes of Pan related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- North Carolina -- Little Switzerland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC057
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb646f666e6-270b-4ea2-81e2-3e8a3d041995
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12995

[Holly Cottage Garden]: open post and lintel structure with solomon seal cast iron settee underneath.

Photographer:
Davis, Lindsey  Search this
Provenance:
The Gertrude Windsor Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Holly Cottage Garden (Tyler, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Smith County -- Tyler
Date:
2005 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Tyler  Search this
Trees  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Patios, brick  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Containers  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Urns  Search this
Palms  Search this
Settees  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX057001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX057: Tyler -- Holly Cottage Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fc773c69-8851-44d0-9d8d-3a32f9baafc6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14094

[Maryland/District of Columbia Stateline Marker]

Slide manufacturer:
Van Altena, Edward  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Maryland
Washington (D.C.)
United States of America -- Maryland
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Concrete column with Maryland and District of Columbia seals used at the boundary line between the two.
Mount reads: "Edward Van Altena."
Historic plate number: "79-13-28."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Columns  Search this
Signs and signboards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item MD156001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland / MD156: Unidentified -- Maryland/District of Columbia Stateline Marker
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb664a1dcf5-bf93-4677-8df5-3d34adfec44a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15080

Philadelphia -- Waterman Garden

Landscape architect:
Gale, Charles H.  Search this
Former owner:
Levis, Mrs.  Search this
Levis, Mr.  Search this
McCausland, Peter, Mrs.  Search this
McCausland, Peter, Mr.  Search this
Architect:
Gilchrist, Edmund B., 1885-1953  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Waterman Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia County -- Philadelphia
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and site plans.
General:
In 1929, the Levis family commissioned architect Edmund B. Gilchrist to build two connected Norman style houses on approximately one acre for its extended family. Only one house remains today with a large garden designed by past and current owners which has evolved into an extensive series of garden rooms.
Upon entering the front courtyard flanked by a pair of watchful dragons under planted with sweet autumn clematis, there is a Japanese weeping maple and a border of Carefree Delight roses accentuating a holly hedge. Along the pathway to the front door are garden beds containing dwarf crabapples and sedum autumn joy edged with crimson pygmy barberry. Climbing hydrangea is on either side of the front door, and a dolphin fountain is to the right of an espaliered magnolia tree. Opposite the front door is a walkway through an arbor created by espaliered apple trees and climbing hydrangeas which leads one to a grassy field with massed borders of perennials and cutting gardens.
A doorway in the stone wall to the left of the front door opens to the rear yard featuring an azalea room and brick terrace edged with Japanese lilac trees, dwarf boxwood, allium, tulips, hosta and Knockoff roses. Wisteria is trained around the back of the house and there is a magnificent magnolia grandiflora. A woodland area room is filled with crocus and bleeding hearts in the spring followed by hosta, astilbe, Solomon seal and mayapples. Beyond this is the first of several gardens framed by yew hedges. The fishpond garden is a sunny perennial and rugosa rose border. Beyond the fishpond is a shade garden called the "mount" anchored by large birch trees with shrubs, ferns, geraniums and heuchera also planted. To the left of the fishpond garden is a stepped walkway edged with daylilies, leading to a swimming pool surrounded by endless summer hydrangeas and carefree Wonder roses. Opposite the pool is a garden area with Hawthorne trees under planted with cherry laurels, spirea and deutzia. Exiting through the garden door across from the "mount" there is a view of the kitchen garden filled with David Austin roses.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles H. Gale (landscape architect, 1989 to date); Mr. and Mrs. Mrs. F. Hemsley Levis (former owners, 1933-before 1985); Mr. and Mrs. Peter McCausland (former owners, 1985-1995); and Edmund B. Gilchrist (architect, 1933).
Related Materials:
Waterman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA623
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fc49666f-ed39-4824-9597-56cbf6778088
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16530

Pittsburgh -- Cherrytree House

Architect:
Drake, Sarah  Search this
Button, Lamont Hartung  Search this
Landscape architect:
LeGall, Jöel C.  Search this
Metal work:
Weaver, Rob  Search this
Former owner:
Button, Lamont Hartung  Search this
Button, Blanche  Search this
Wiggins, Albert  Search this
Criss, Nicholas  Search this
Criss, Louise  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cherrytree House (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, copy of a Lamont Button Christmas card, and other photocopies.
General:
Architect Lamont H. Button built this house for his family in the late 1920s, on a 60 by 175 foot lot that had belonged to a farm with a cherry orchard on the edge of town. Re-using discarded Belgian blocks from a street project in Pittsburgh he built a tall house with European arts and crafts features such as the deeply inset arched front door with a ceramic tile attributed to Pewabic Pottery set in a millstone as the stoop. The house is adjacent to Frick Park and landscaping of the sloped site blurs the transition between its grounds and the park. The garden in front of the house is densely planted with Japanese maples, a weeping weigela, magnolia, holly, lace-cap hydrangea and Japanese snowbell. There are stone paths and a stone bridge across a dry river rock stream that leads to a stone bench set among white azaleas. Under plantings in the front yard include pachysandra, Lenten rose, geranium, epimedium, strawberry, spring bulbs, Japanese anemones, and daisies. The doorway is wreathed by ivy and a climbing rose arches over a bay window.
There is a narrow walkway to the rear garden between the house and a grape arbor. The bluestone patio is shady and has a wall fountain with a rill cut into the patio and down the steps to the park. Plants include hosta, fern, cyclamen, lilies, astilbe, and white climbing hydrangeas, with pots on the steps and a window box filled with colorful annuals. Wisteria and fall clematis grow on an iron trellis. Steps lead down to a lower green garden paved with river gravel with a bench between two green Asian rice pots. There is an ancient oak tree thought to be at least 125 years old anchoring this garden with an understory of Solomon's seal, jack in the pulpit, and ferns. Wind chimes in the trees and a hammock for reading are in another secret garden further down the hill.
Persons associated with the garden include: Lamont Hartung and Blanche Button (former owners, 1927); Albert and Wiggins (former owners, dates unknown); Nicholas and Louise Criss (former owners, 1958-1995); Lamont Hartung Button, AIA (architect, 1920s?); Sarah Drake, AIA (architect, 1995); Joel C. LeGall, ASLA (landscape architect); Rob Weaver (metal work)
Related Materials:
Cherrytree House related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA753
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69ea593a0-5af1-4371-b3b5-1f40c2fd3f2e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16555

Manchester -- Garden at Plum Hill, The

Creator:
Randall, Priscilla  Search this
Architect:
Velleco, Jim  Search this
Sculptor:
Brizzolesi  Search this
Ditarando, Roger  Search this
Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Photographer:
Bullen, Kate  Search this
Gibson, Laura  Search this
Beinecke, Gina  Search this
Runkle, Pauline  Search this
Garden designer:
Runkle, Pauline  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Garden at Plum Hill (Manchester, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Manchester
Scope and Contents:
32 digital images and 2 folders. The folders includes worksheets, additional photographs and photocopies of articles.
General:
Located on 4 acres this flower garden was originally a pig farm. Sometime after 1981, a devastating fire destroyed the house and killed surrounding vegetation. All that remained was the barn. The current owners purchased the property in 1984 and a year later eight trailer loads of loam were brought in and hand-sifted for garden beds and borders that wrap around the property and its natural granite elements. The garden includes a full sun perennial garden, a shade garden, an antique rose garden, a meadow garden, and a small orchard of miniature fruit trees. These gardens feature flowering shrubs, perennials, bulbs and self-sowing biennials that are harvested regularly during eight months of the year to provide distinctive materials for the owner's floral design business located in the barn. Second generation woodlands lay beyond the developed spaces.
Roses, hydrangeas, peonies, astilbes, lady's mantle, Solomon's seal, catmint, tulips and hosta leaves may be grown for commercial floral arrangements but the gardens are designed to enhance the setting rather than traditional cutting gardens planted in rows. Inside the farmer's stone wall along the road there is a deep border of perennials and flowering shrubs. A curving pea stone driveway is bordered by birches, pines and dogwoods under planted with shade loving perennials. A formal oval rose garden with antique varieties as well as David Austin and other hybrids is protected by a lilac hedge, with boxwood globes and an antique gate at three entrances. More flower borders line the driveway up to the house culminating in a rose covered trellis. There is an herb garden with lavender that is nearly 30 years old, and thorn less blackberries and a fruit orchard nearby that contains apple, plum, peach and pear trees planted in 1986. Another shade garden with hydrangea edging the path leads to the woodlands and a dining terrace.
Roses, hydrangeas, peonies, astilbes, lady's mantle, Solomon's seal, catmint, tulips and hosta leaves may be grown for commercial floral arrangements but the gardens are designed to enhance the setting rather than traditional cutting gardens planted in rows. Inside the farmer's stone wall along the road there is a deep border of perennials and flowering shrubs. A curving pea stone driveway is bordered by birch, pine and dogwood under planted with shade loving perennials. A formal oval rose garden with antique varieties, David Austin roses and other hybrids is protected by a lilac hedge, with boxwood balls at three entrances and an antique gate. More flower borders line the driveway up to the house culminating in a rose covered trellis. There is an herb garden with lavender that is nearly 30 years old. A fruit orchard of apple, plum, peach and pear and thorn less blackberries was started in 1986. Another shade garden with hydrangea edging the path leads to the woodlands and a dining terrace.
A sculpture of a goat and birdbaths by Roger DiTarando are placed in the gardens. Another feature is a sculpture of Beatrice by Brizzolesi.
In 2016 a raised bed garden for vegetables, cutting flowers and herbs was designed and built on a sunny slope behind the barn. It is fenced with birch poles and patterned panels with mesh and wires to support espaliered apples and keep out predators. There is a brick and stone custom made compass rose outside the gate, brick walkways between raised beds, and a tuteur sunk in gravel.
Persons associated with the garden include Nathaniel Hildreth (former owner, before 1854); Albert J. Lucas and Grace A. Lucas (former owners until 1947); Carl and Florence Wentworth Wilson (former owners, 1947-1983); Judson Wilson (former owner, 1982-1983); Architects Development Corporation (former owner, 1983-1984); Brizzolesi (sculptor, circa 1929); Jim Velleco (architect, 1984-1985); Priscilla Randall (trellis designer); Roger DiTarando (sculptor); Pauline Runkle (garden designer, 2017- ); Ed Mota (built birch fence and compass rose, 2017).
The North Shore Garden Club facilitated the 2014 and 2019 submissions of this garden's documentation.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Manchester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA601
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Richmond -- The Granby Garden

Former owner:
Bryce, Virginia  Search this
Provenance:
Tuckahoe Garden Club of Westhampton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Granby Garden (Richmond, Virginia)
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, planting lists, features plan, bibliography and other additional information.
General:
The Granby Garden, located on approximately one acre in Richmond, Virginia, is an urban garden which spans both public and private areas. Development of the garden began in 1975 with the purchase of the house, which included a garden comprised of fifty dying rose bushes and a grass path. Since that time the garden has matured and increased, with added components reflecting an interest in history, architecture, whimsy and community. The original path was paved with an assortment of brick, granite spalls and bluestone pavers in 1986. In 1993, adjacent property was leased and the garden was expanded. The public alleys on either side have also been incorporated. Among The Granby Garden's features are garden beds up to six feet deep, walkways, arbors, terra-cotta pottery, a Gothic-style toolshed inspired by an eighteenth-century drawing by William Kent.
The garden beds in the alleys were planted with divided plants from the private area of the garden. The owner, the creator of the garden, selects native, hardy, human and dog resistent plants.
The dense beds, filled with a variety of perennials and annuals, echo the cottage-style gardens of England. Plantings include primrose, daylilies, iris, Rudbeckia, oxalis, variegated Solomon's seal, rose and helleborus. Spiky trees, such as Juniper perfecta and cypress, punctuate the lush plantings. Various grasses, hosta and ferns add verticality and texture. Shrubs include varieties of hydrangea, althea, golden barberry, crape myrtle, globe arborvitae, photinia and Ligustrum. Mandevilla vine, caladiums, begonias and impatiens are planted annually for additional color.
Persons associated with the garden include: Virginia Bryce (former owner, 1940s-1974), John Melville Jennings (former owner, 1974-1975).
Related Materials:
The Granby Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
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Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Urban gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA439
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Hartford -- Stout Garden

Former owner:
Blake, Charles  Search this
Garvin, Louise  Search this
Valashinas, Thomas  Search this
Budlong, Michael  Search this
Architect:
Barker, Russell F.  Search this
Landscape design:
Lloyd, Jackie  Search this
Nurseryman:
O'Brien, John  Search this
Garden designer:
Willard, Alice  Search this
Emma, Melissa  Search this
Landscape designer:
Schuster, Amy  Search this
Sargent, Samuel  Search this
Organic consultant:
Warner, Rusty  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stout Garden (Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Hartford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of historical information, images, invoices and plans.
General:
This is a three-quarter acre urban garden growing since 1987 around a 1926 Tudor-style house that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as an Historic District property. The densely-planted gardens are described as an informal museum of perennials, native plants, shrubs and trees since the owners have created more gardens and kept adding plant materials for almost thirty years. The first foundation garden planted in front of the house included juniper, hollies, and rhododendrons, later filled in with dozens of perennials and more shrubs including azaleas, day lilies, hydrangea, iris, peonies, allium, hosta, mountain laurel, English ivy, geraniums and rhubarb. Now in front of the house there are perennial borders all the way to the street, alongside the driveway and in island beds around trees. In the first years of ownership a bluestone patio was built off the sun room, with a patio garden eventually planted with weigela, tree peony, ferns, ladies mantle, ginger and more. A long perennial border that contained only azaleas and a crabapple was amended with peonies, lilies, bachelor buttons, lady's mantle, anemone, coreopsis and more.
When two diseased hemlocks near the patio had to be removed a sunny garden area opened up that was planted with kousa dogwood, hydrangea, rhododendron and new varieties of hosta. A shaded woodland garden border was created for May apple, wood poppy, astilbe, ginger, lily-of-the-valley, Solomon's seal, blood root and a burr oak. Two raised beds for vegetables were added in the sunny lawn, growing tomatoes, peas, beans, squash, lettuce, carrots and basil.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles Blake (former owner, 1926-1946); Louise Garvin (former owner, 1946-1975); Thomas Valashinas (former owner, 1975-1978); Michael Budlong (former owner, 1978-1986); Russell F. Barker (architect, 1926); Jackie Lloyd (landscape design, 1987-1988); John O'Brien (nurseryman); Alice Willard (garden designer, 2009); Melissa Emma (garden designer, 2013-2015); Amy Schuster (landscape designer, 2014); Samuel Sargent (landscape designer, 2014); Rusty Warner (organic consultant, 2015-2016).
Related Materials:
Stout Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (35 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT747
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[Stout Garden]: the woodland border has may apple, hosta, solomon seal, wood poppy, ginger, ferns, bleeding heart under an old cherry tree.

Photographer:
Stout, Samuel D.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Stout Garden (Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford -- Hartford
Date:
2015 Jul.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Garden borders  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Gardening in the shade  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CT747022
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut / CT747: Hartford -- Stout Garden
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Philipstown -- Crescent Reach

Landscape designer:
Rich, Frederic C.  Search this
Architect:
Byrns, Stephen F. AIA  Search this
Architecture firm:
BKSK Architects (New York)  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Orange and Dutchess Counties  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Crescent Reach (Garrison, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Putnam County -- Philipstown -- Garrison
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets articles about the owner, and additional documentation.
General:
Crescent Reach, a ten-acre property on a granite bluff overlooking the Hudson River, has thin acidic soil and many outcroppings of rock yet it has been developed into 15 different garden rooms or areas since 1989. Native trees, shrubs and perennials, including white, red and chestnut oaks, Eastern white and red pines, viburnum, mountain laurels, grasses and ferns recur throughout the property. Other plants that thrive in the acidic soil and climate and are used repeatedly in different settings include magnolia, Japanese maple, oak leaf hydrangea, rhododendron, native azaleas and ferns. The plan gives coherence to the large property, creating a backdrop for the design elements and featured plants that distinguish each garden room. There are 2800 planted trees, shrubs, perennials and bulbs at Crescent Reach.
The overall plan for the garden began by appreciating the natural setting and developing ways to take advantage of the cliff side location, natural waterfalls and stream on the property. The first task was the removal of invasive plants and the building of walkways made of sustainably harvested locust that would unite disparate parts of the property. Stairs were installed to connect the stream bed to more formal garden areas near the house. Rooms and areas are divided by low stone walls, bamboo fencing, arbors and gates. Bark-on cedar and green trellis were used for deer fencing to preserve the rustic appearance.
Design features include a small temple, a Zen dry garden, a carved mermaid recovered from a Manhattan demolition site and set in a wall, a Chinese scholar's bench, Thai temple bells and a gong. In addition to the immersion in and appreciation of the natural setting there are rooms designed for specific purposes. An outdoor theater has a two tier stage, seating, and the only linear perennial borders on the property. An outdoor conference room has a twelve-foot round bluestone table and ergonomically-designed rustic chairs. A sacred grove with a stone and copper drip fountain and Buddhist prayer gong is tucked under a broken granite ledge. The Zen dry garden, developed in 2009, is approached through an oversize gate under native trees that had the lower limbs removed to create a contemplative, Cathedral-like atmosphere.
The shade garden has red pines pruned to resemble bonsai, Japanese maples, wild geranium and buddleia to attract Monarch butterflies in late summer. The woodland garden includes primulas, woodland peonies, iris, and varieties of Solomon's seal and blood root. The deep pond is planted with water lilies and native iris and features two waterfalls. A shaded valley houses the fern glen, which includes non-native varieties.
Persons associated with the garden include: Frederic C. Rich (landscape designer, beginning in 1989); Stephen F Byrns (role unknown, dates unknown); BKSK Architects, New York (architects of the house, 1998).
Related Materials:
Crescent Reach related holdings consist of 1 folder (49 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New York -- Garrison  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY248
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Seal Harbor -- Sea Bench

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME085
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Westfield -- Garden of Mandy and Telly Zachariades, The

Former owner:
Smith, Mr.  Search this
Smith, Mrs.  Search this
Callahan, Henry  Search this
Landscape designer:
Juliano, Charlie  Search this
Fraser, Susan  Search this
Fountain and pool designer:
Gallo, John  Search this
Landscaper:
Costello, Steve  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Westfield
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union County -- Westfield
The Garden of Mandy and Telly Zachariades (Westfield, New Jersey)
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 26 digital images. The folder includes worksheets and reference images.
General:
This suburban garden surrounding a 1912 stucco house was started in 2001 from a grassy hill and has evolved into an oasis of privacy for homeowners, wildlife, and evokes the feel of an English country house garden in suburban New Jersey.

Beginning in 2001 the owners installed a swimming pool and many retaining walls on their steeply sloping property and planted around the pool and house, eventually developing nine distinct garden rooms. The curved driveway bed is planted for privacy and to attract birds. The sunken gardens in front of the house have moss and slate checkerboards on either side of the portico, an English lead lion's head fountain, English boxwood, and a Lutyens style bench. Behind a tall cedar fence there are three rose and clematis covered arbors on an axis bisected by perennial borders supported by stacked stone retaining walls, and sunny lawns. Steps lead to native plant and woodlands gardens where paths meander and tons of boulders that were brought in help retain the soil, with plants in the crevices. Woodland plants include hosta, fern, Solomon's seal, bleeding heart, Virginia blue bells, celandine poppies, hydrangeas, and pin oaks, bottlebrush buckeye, shadbush, ostrich ferns and carex.
Planted terraces defined by more stacked stone walls overlook the swimming pool and cabana, with ornamental grasses providing a low border between the pool and woodlands. A curving bluestone dining terrace overlooks the pool; curving hardscape is a repeated motif of this property. Hidden behind the cabana there is a shed with its own blowsy English-style garden, birdbath and birdhouses, with winding herringbone brick walks. More stone steps lead up from the pool to a formal gateway garden with planted urns that borders the driveway. Plants for this property were chosen for year-round color, winter interest, food and cover for wildlife and birds, and to retain the slope which was subject to wash-outs before the gardens were installed. Visitors to the garden include foxes, coyotes, chipmunks, ducks, rabbits, a groundhog, many species of songbirds and deer.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mandy Zacharides (garden owner, designer and Master gardener), Mr. and Mrs. Smith (former owners, -1950); Mr. Henry Callahan (former owner, 1951-2001); Charlie Juliano (landscape designer, 2001); John Gallo (pool designer, 2001); Steve Costello (landscaper, 2001- ); Susan Fraser, inspiration for sunken pool, 2006).
Collection Restrictions:
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Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ678
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Pittsburgh -- Choderwood

Former owner:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers  Search this
Chimel, Stanley  Search this
Fahey, James P.  Search this
Rogers, Bryan  Search this
Rice, Cynthia  Search this
Creator:
Friday's Perennials  Search this
Kubrick brothers Garden Center  Search this
Zero Fossil  Search this
Pond designer:
Plumline Nursery  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Choderwood (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny County -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
26 digital images, 1 DVD and 1 file folder.
General:
The foursquare house on this ¾-acre property was built circa 1908 by the U.S. Army corps of engineers to be used by one of two lockmasters, preferably with large families, employed to maintain busy locks 24/7 on the Allegheny River. The federal government provided some landscaping in the 1930's and 1940's, and there is photographic evidence of a vegetable garden. There were mature white pine, catalpa, river birch, ash and silver maple and stands of invasive Japanese knotweed when the current owners began developing gardens in 2001. The entrance garden behind a nine-foot tall wooden fence was built first, with an arched wooden bridge over a bubbling waterfall and fish pond with koi, shaded by two river birches, a dwarf Japanese maple, oakleaf hydrangea, azaleas, and an understory of Solomon's seal, Japanese painted fern, hellebores and hosta. The shabby chic garden is more formal with intersecting boxwood hedges edging beds of flowering shrubs, roses, bulbs and perennials. The focal point is a two-level cement fountain set in another koi pond with a nearby statue of St. Francis of Assisi. A collection of stone statues of Buddha and a hot tub, with shade perennials and a view of the Allegheny River comprise the Buddha bed. The dam wall garden features an arbor created from fallen branches, stone steps descending 20 feet with ground cover, ferns and daylilies planted on the hillside, a fire pit on the riverbank but no vegetation on the dredged river sand and gravel.
On the main level there is a swimming pool inside a pool house/greenhouse with a retractable roof. Its shady garden has ferns, liriope, spotted dead nettle, ornamental grasses, heuchera, hosta, Joe Pye weed, a meandering stream and another pond with koi and ducks. The pool house walk has a wisteria-covered pergola and birdhouses. The gathering garden has a meditation hut cantilevered over the riverbank with plantings of hydrangea, mountain laurel, hosta, hellebores, astilbe, bellflowers, Japanese anemone and blueberry bushes shaded by white pine. The sunny farm or potager is comprised of raised beds separated by gravel walkways planted with perennial flowers, herbs, vegetables and rhubarb from grandmother's garden. Additional outbuildings include a chicken house with chickens free to roam, a duck house and a shed with solar panels that provide electricity for these buildings.
Choderwood is located between a defunct short line railroad and the Allegheny River, an urban oasis in a formerly industrial location, and is a certified wildlife habitat. The owners have participated in garden tours and host events as well as lodgers on two riverboats.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (former owners, 1908-1957); Stanley Chimel (former owner, 1957-1992); James P. Fahey (former owner, 1992-1994); Bryan Rogers and Cynthia Rice (former owners, 1994-2000); Friday's Perennials (entrance ponds and gardens, 2001); Kubrick brothers Garden Center (stone steps, potager beds, 2002); Plumline Nursery (pond designer and builder); Zero Fossil (garden shed solar panels, 2014)
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA839
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Southport -- Gould Garden, The

Provenance:
Fairfield Garden Club  Search this
Owner:
Gould, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Fairfield -- Southport
The Gould Garden (Southport, Connecticut)
Scope and Contents:
22 digital images (211, 2016-2018) and 1 file folder.
General:
The red brick Colonial revival house was built in 1913 as a memorial tribute to Jessup Wakeman and later converted to a private home. The gardens, other than historic trees and remaining shrubs on the half-acre property were designed and planted beginning in 2004. There is a rose garden against brick walls planted in the narrow strip that abuts the sidewalk. The remainder of the south-facing front garden is accessed by a staircase, divided by the front walk into two approximately 30 by 50-foot rectangles. Straight lines were softened with curving borders inside the fences that top the walls and as foundation plantings along the house. The chosen palette favors orange, purple and chartreuse and cultivars in assertive colors that also attract pollinators were planted, supplemented with annuals. One red Japanese maple and two purple smoke bushes are the anchors for brilliantly colorful displays that include castor bean, love lies bleeding amaranth, tithonia sunflower, butterfly weed, orange zinnias, purple salvias, purple and orange dahlias, and, for overwintering, ornamental kale and purple pansies.

Along the part-shade side of the house there is a mixture of shrubs and perennials leading to a cluster with magnolia, crabapple, Japanese white pine, hollies, hydrangeas and another Japanese maple. The shady rear garden features the approximately 90-year-old American elm, which has been recorded by Connecticut agencies, and a horse chestnut planted in the 1950's. Holly, rhododendron, and magnolia are underplanted with hosta. A hidden path leads to a small patio shaded by redbud, viburnum, kousa dogwood and high bush blueberry, with perennials that include primrose, bleeding heart, hellebore, acanthus, wild orchids, Virginia bluebells, ferns and Solomon's seal. A bed of coleus is planted every year. The selected plants are intended to peak in late summer and fall when the gardens are dense and colorful.

Persons associated with the garden include: Frances Wakeman and Cornelia Wakeman Crapo (former owners, 1913-1948); George Brett (former owner, 1948-1980); Packer and Laura Wilbur (former owners, 1980-2001); Richard B. Gould (former owner, 2001-2016); Ellen Gould (owner, 2016- ); Tom Farrington (designer and gardener, 2004- ).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Southport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT758
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Cambridge -- Brown Street Green Garden

Provenance:
Cambridge Plant and Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Howard, Emily  Search this
Nichols, Abbie  Search this
Sculptor:
Seamans, Beverly Benson  Search this
Donor:
Child, Julia, 1912-2004  Search this
Nurseryman:
Haskell, Allen C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Brown Street Green Garden (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Middlesex -- Cambridge
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 20 digital images.
General:
The owner's first project after obtaining the one-third acre garden in 1951 was to create a private space with tall wooden fences in back and trees: hemlock, spruce, pine, kousa dogwood, holly and amur cork. The front yard lawn has a granite boulder set in one side of a wide brick walk with hawthorn and cork on the other side, spreading yew mixed with pink and white azaleas in the foundation bed of the gray stucco Cape Cod house, and antique lead containers with seasonal planting. Alongside and behind the house there are three areas: the entry borders, the terrace and lawn, and the wildflower garden. A decorative gate painted yellow-green opens to the entry garden with mixed borders: yew and holly foundation plants, witch hazel, crabapple and Cornelian cherry dogwood for late winter and early spring bloom, mixed spring bulbs and a white Japanese tree peony, and hosta and colorful annuals in summer. A low mound of Japanese maple marks off the corner granite terrace added in 1960 that is surrounded by beds of flowering shrubs, spring bulbs, black-eyed Susan and verbena in summer, shaded by kousa dogwood and hemlock. Climbing hydrangea and akebia have grown up the cedar stockade fence. There is a bench copying one seen in Denmark made from a thick teak plank set between two granite cubes and other decorative features.

A stretch of lawn leads to a shady wildflower garden planted with ferns, Solomon's seal, European ginger, many bulbs including scilla, fritillary, trout lily, trillium and narcissus; spring flowering shrubs and white oak-leaf hydrangea, and yew, hemlock, holly and a very tall ash for shade. There are two beehives behind the house that provide honey for the owner. Additions to the house include a deck and bluestone patio where there are two sculptures by Beverly Seamans: Walter the Poodle and Roger the Red, a Rhode Island red rooster. Trees and shrubs are the mainstays of this garden and provide changing colors each season, from flowering white and yellow in spring and summer to red and yellow leaves in autumn. The owner has employed knowledge about gardening gleaned from guided walks through the Arnold Arboretum with Dr. Donald Wyman and her certification from Radcliffe in landscape design in her plant selection, color coordination, placement and maintenance for a garden that is naturalistic yet elegant. She has been a professional landscape consultant for private and larger civic and commercial gardens and has instigated beautification projects in Cambridge.

Persons associated with the garden include: Emily Howard (former owner, 1914-c.1928); Abbie Nichols (former owner, c.1928-1951); Beverly Benson Seamans (1928-2012) (sculptor, no dates available); Julia Child (donor of garden decorations, 2001); Allen Haskell (nurseryman, no dates available).
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA640
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ce5d5191-6d09-48c5-88f1-a0e7d5949a6c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32891

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