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Aurora -- William Case House

Landscape architect:
Huntington, Wallace  Search this
Former owner:
Case, William  Search this
Provenance:
The Portland Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
William Case House (Aurora, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Marion County -- Aurora
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes site plans, copies of articles, and work sheet.
Former Title:
French Prairie.
General:
The property of 1,500 acres in 1846 included a ravine, stream, forest of tall trees, and a prairie. By 1976, the new owners formalized the flat fields with flowers, hedges, and trees. The garden, on 7 1/2 acres, is formal with boxwood hedges and unclipped box specimens. The gardens of Sissinghurst & Hidcot influenced the design, but it has old growth Douglas Firs. It also has a collection of magnolia and Michaelids, six Stewartia species, Eucryphia, Heheria, Rhododendron, Azalea, Fig, Pomegranates, and Davidia.
Persons associated with the property include: William Case (former owner, 1844-1903); and Wallace Huntington (landscape architect, 1976).
Related Materials:
William Case House related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Oregon -- Aurora  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a1708a0e-e232-4c65-aa46-a27462c3f0df
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10113

Portland -- A Plant Collector's Garden

Former owner:
McDonald, James Sir  Search this
McDonald, Anne Kerr Lady  Search this
Bates, John  Search this
Bates, Susan  Search this
Landscape architect:
Tucker, Ernest  Search this
Matschek, Clark  Search this
Lord & Schryver (Salem, Or.)  Search this
Architect:
Voorhis, Charles  Search this
Meyer, Ernest  Search this
Storrs, John  Search this
Landscape designer:
Matschek, Marsha  Search this
Head gardener:
Hahn, Conrad  Search this
Cole, Echo  Search this
Miner, Jay  Search this
Engineer:
Meigs, Gilbert  Search this
Garden designer:
Miner, Jay  Search this
Price, Withey  Search this
Galaher, Megan  Search this
Steel garden structures:
Schneikert, Martha  Search this
Tree pruning:
Buttrell, John  Search this
Thomas, Blake  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
A Plant Collector's Garden (Portland, Oregon)
United States of America -- Oregon -- Multnomah -- Portland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an article, a printed description and plan of the garden.
Varying Form:
McDonald Garden, formerly known as.
General:
Since 1940 the gardens of this 1.75 acre property have been designed and filled with unusual specimen trees and flowering shrubs, then redesigned by a second owner equally committed to plant collecting who wanted to maintain the early gardens as much as possible. The initial design included a broad brick terrace behind the house that overlooked a sweeping lawn bordered by beds containing perennials, shrubs and trees. A rock garden marked the transition from the cultivated gardens to a native woodlands on the steep slope to the Willamette River. Behind the brick wall along the street there was a hedge of arborvitae and rhododendron had been planted along the brick wall at the far end of the terrace. A glass and brick gazebo stood in the front courtyard, topped with a hummingbird weather vane by sculptor Keith Jellum. When the property changed hands in 2002 all these features were changed too: the overgrown arborvitae were replaced with large-leafed boxwood, too tall rhododendron that blocked the view from the house were relocated, the crumbling gazebo was removed, and the hummingbird weathervane was mounted on a stand in an island bed of seasonal plantings where it can spin with the wind. The mature specimen trees including paper bark maple, Ponderosa pine, several varieties of magnolia, Garry oak, dawn redwood and a wheel tree remained but new beds were designed and planted with hellebores, hosta, fuchsias, clematis, rhododendrons, peonies, dwarf conifers and arum varieties. A new shade garden called the grotto replaced failing grass, a new green house and four bin composting center were built. The rock garden was augmented with steps and additional plantings, and wide gravel paths were laid for touring as well as working in the perennials beds that border the lawn.
Originally the 1.3 acres that were cultivated were conceived as parkland and featured rare plant material. A garden room in a warmer microclimate known as the Chilean garden was kept and included a windmill palm, swamp cypress and other semi-tropical plants; a crepe myrtle and pomegranate were espaliered on the garage wall along one side. Three copper bowl fountains of Greco-Roman design placed in the front and side courtyards were connected to a recirculating water pump in the basement of the house. The brick walls surrounding the terrace were perforated, a signature design of the original landscape architects Elizabeth Lord and Edith Schryver and the gazebo built on a curved brick wall in the front court was a stand-out feature. The parkland was planted so there would be open views from the house and terrace of Mount Saint Helens and the Willamette River.
Persons associated with the property include Sir James and Lady McDonald (former owners, 1940-2002); Susan and John Bates (former owners, 2002-2015); Elizabeth Lord (1887-1976) and Edith Schryver (1901-1984) (landscape architects, 1940); Ernest Tucker (landscape architect, 1977); Marsha Matschek (landscape designer, 1975- );Clark Matschek (landscape architect, 1996); Conrad Hahn (head gardener, 1950); Ernest Meyer (architect, 1942); Charles Voorhis (architect, 1977); John Storrs (architect, 1960); Echo Cole (head gardener, 1996- ); Gilbert Meigs (engineer, 1978); Jay Wesley Miner (garden designer and head gardener, 2006- ); Withey Price (garden design, 2004); Megan Galaher (garden designer, 2014); Martha Schneikert (steel garden structures, 2006); John Buttrell (tree pruning, 2006- ); Blake Thomas (tree pruning, 2006- ).
Related Materials:
A Plant Collector's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (17 35 mm. slides; 49 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 -- Oregon -- Portland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OR034
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Oregon
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb659bdf4a3-b101-457f-a546-6a4ce87e35ae
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10137

Newport -- Wildacre

Former owner:
Olmsted, Albert H.  Search this
Greeley, Howard  Search this
Bennett, Thomas  Search this
Newlin, Lilian  Search this
Fissell, Ethel  Search this
Claggett, C. Thomas  Search this
Bove, Maria  Search this
Bove, Michael III  Search this
de Savary, Peter  Search this
Hamilton, Dorrance H.  Search this
Garden designer:
Hamilton, Dorrance H.  Search this
Architect:
Gill, Irving, 1870-1936  Search this
Spencer, Madison  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Olmsted, John Charles, 1852-1920  Search this
Gardener:
Quarry, Dave  Search this
Landscape designer:
Flanagan, Mary Ellen  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wildacre (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, oversize photocopies of original plans, images, and articles.
General:
The Olmsted Brothers' 1901 design for the one-acre gardens within a seven-acre seaside property exemplified the great interest in Japonism at that time, featuring a koi pond, tea shelter, and thatch roofed parasols. The landscape design complemented California architect Irving John Gill's 1902 house, described as an Arts & Crafts variation on the New England shingle style with oriental features. The site is a rocky outcropping above a saltwater cove and the gardens highlighted natural features such as rocky outcroppings while preserving the wild character of the location. Wildacre, also known as the Japanese garden, was designed as a strolling garden with both open views of the ocean and composed garden rooms. Nearly 100 years later the garden was rejuvenated with reference to the original Olmsted plans and drawings.
The restoration included planting replacement specimen trees and adding a mixed layer of deciduous and evergreen trees as a privacy barrier along the road since the property had been reduced to 2.5 acres. A dense privet hedge clipped to resemble waves that acts as a buffer against the ocean was restored, and a gravel bocce court was installed nearby. Mostly white flowering trees, shrubs, bulbs and perennials were included in the predominantly green planting scheme. Gardens include the Japanese-themed entrance garden with a momi fir planted by Olmsted, a new Zen garden, a wisteria-covered tea shelter and surrounding garden, a pond garden, iris garden, peony garden, mountain garden and mountain top built from local rock. Many varieties of hosta, ferns, ornamental grasses, succulents, mosses, azaleas and conifers were planted throughout the property.
Persons associated with the garden include Albert H. Olmsted (1842-1929) (former owner, 1901- ); Howard Greeley (former owner, 1924- ); Thomas Bennett (former owner, 1929- ); Lilian Newlin (former owner, 1932- ); Ethel Fissell (former owner, 1935- ); C. Thomas Claggett (former owner, 1945- ); Maria Bove (former owner, 1953- ); Michael Bove III (former owner, 1982- ); Peter de Savary (former owner, 1997- ); Dorrance H. Hamilton (former owner, 1998- ); Irving John Gill (1870-1936) (architect, 1902); Madison Spencer (restoration architect, 1998); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1899-1902); Dave Quarry (head gardener, 1998-2013); Mary Ellen Flanagan (landscape designer, 1998- ); Dorrance H. Hamilton (garden designer, 1998-2013).
See also 35mm copy of 1919 postcard in the Richard Marchand Historical Postcard Collection. Image number RI091_MAR001.
Related Materials:
Wildacre related holdings consist of 3 folders (4 35mm slides; 20 digital images)
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 02261, A. H. Olmsted, 'Wildacre.'
See others in:
Richard Marchand historical postcard collection, circa 1900s-1970s, bulk 1920-1940s.
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 -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI091
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e74218e3-7e43-4fb4-9e55-3c50ab2048ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10570

Newport -- Parterre

Former owner:
Belmont, August, 1813-1890  Search this
McLean, Evalyn Walsh, 1886-1947  Search this
Van Clief, Ray, d. 1945  Search this
Monroe, J. Edgar, 1897-1991  Search this
Gobb, Ray  Search this
Preservation Society of Newport County  Search this
Architect:
Bissinger, Frederick L. Jr  Search this
Landscape designer:
Purviance, Virginia Pepper  Search this
Toland, Julia Rush  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Parterre (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, write-ups of the property's history, a write-up of plans and inspiration for the garden, and an invoice for the original installation of the garden.
General:
Parterre comprises three acres of the former Belmont estate in Newport, Rhode Island, which had been maintained as parkland since the demolition of By-the-Sea in 1944. Mature trees were left in place, fronting the Normandy manor house designed by architect Frederick L Bissinger, and distinct formal garden rooms were installed by horticulturalist Virginia P. Purviance and landscape architect Julia R. Toland. The garden rooms are described as winter, black and white, potager, woodland and cutting, which provides material for the owner's award-winning floral designs. Specimen trees were planted as understory to the mature trees, and to soften the transitions between the different areas of the estate. The owner took inspiration from the elegant and understated garden designs of Russell Page (1906-1985) and the innovative and rule breaking style of Gertrude Jekyll (1843-1932).
The black and white garden was originally conceived as a green and white garden, to be planted in shades of white, green and copper. Darker plant materials were introduced later. An orangerie is used for entertaining small parties, while large parties are held under a tent on the back lawn. The cutting garden beds are situated near the service area on the estate for convenience. The winter garden next to the house has a reflecting pool as well as hedges and Versailles containers and a dovecote in one corner. The shady woodland garden has a fall flame border planted with Japanese maple and a developing moss garden.
Persons associated with the garden include August Belmont (former owner, 1860-1924); Evalyn Walsh McLean (former owner, 1924-1944); Ray Van Clief (former owner, 1944-1947); J. Edgar Monroe (former owner, 1947-1971); Preservation Society of Newport County (former owner, 1971-1986); Ray Gobb (former owner, 1986-1994); George Champlin Mason (architect of "By-the Sea", previous residence on property which was demolished in 1944); Frederick L. Bissinger, Jr. (architect, F. L. Bissinger, Inc., dates unknown); Virginia Pepper Purviance (landscape designer and certified horticulturist, 1999) and Julia Rush Toland of Toland Landscape Design (landscape designer and certified horticulturist, 1998?).
Related Materials:
Parterre related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35 mm. reference slides and 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 -- Rhode Island -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI166
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb681baaf62-d23c-4643-a79b-81ddcdfd59a5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10573
Online Media:

Palm Beach -- Lake House

Garden designer:
Morgan Wheelock Incorporated  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lake House (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet.
General:
This garden features a collection of rare tropical plants with numerous specimen trees. A white slat house and white settee contrast with the palms. The garden has a view of the water.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Gibson (former owners, 1942-1987); Leta A. Foster (slat house, 1990); and Morgan Wheelock and Associates (1990-1991).
Related Materials:
Lake House related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 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 -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL125
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67870dbf1-c44d-4e17-b366-1f945cc75699
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12014

Palm Beach -- Palm Beach Garden

Former owner:
Blosson family  Search this
Potter, George Wells  Search this
Bingham, Charles W  Search this
Burrows, Michael  Search this
Krakoff, Reed  Search this
Architect:
Kahan, Daniel  Search this
Surveyor of mangrove area:
Shaw, Clifford  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sanchez, Jorge  Search this
Vertesch, Brian S.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Palm Beach Garden (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Palm Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The 3.65 acre property includes a substantial mangrove area that has been protected from development under the Palm Beach Comprehensive Plan adopted in 1979 when a much larger property was subdivided. The contemporary house is styled after an Italian country villa and was sited to maximize open areas for landscaping. Mature specimen trees were relocated around the property, other mature trees were brought in, and the driveway was placed to accommodate existing banyan and ficus trees; the driveway winds through an allée of bamboo under planted with philodendron. Diamond zoysia grass used throughout the landscaped areas looks like a carpet between island beds of individual specimen trees and beds planted with tropical perennials, shrubs, and palms. There is a classically styled dining pavilion, an infinity swimming pool and dock facing Lake Worth, and a bridge and walkway into the mangroves. Trees on the property include citrus, banana, bottlebrush, gum palm (a cycad), kapok, Buddhist pine, slash pines and Southern Live oak.
Persons associated with the garden include George Wells Potter (former owner, circa 1875-1890); Charles W. Bingham and heirs (former owners, circa 1890-1979); Michael Burrows (former owner, 1979-1986); Blossom family (former owners, 1987-2004); Reed Krakoff (former owner, 2004-2009); Clifford Shaw (surveyor of mangrove area, 1973); Daniel Kahan (architect, 2011-2013); Jorge A. Sánchez (landscape architect, 2011- ); Brian S. Vertesch (landscape architect, 2011- )
Related Materials:
Palm Beach Garden 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 -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL262
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67c9cd9d8-2904-45ac-b719-eab04a6c9c6b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12023

Sarasota -- Casa del Carnevale

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Casa del Carnevale (Sarasota, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Sarasota County -- Sarasota
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 36 digital images. The folder includes worksheets and historic information about land development in the Florida Keys.
General:
The Italianate Revival house built in 1937 has been expanded by the current owners who are descended from the original owners, on a property of approximately one acre. Many specimen plants that were collected between 1950 and 1990 have been retained and rearranged to accommodate expansions to the house. With new plantings added the gardens emphasize the colors, specimen variety and textures in subtropical trees, shrubs, vines and flowering plants. There are eleven different varieties of palms, including the mature royal palms that tower over the street front of the property, and shorter pygmy date palms used as foundation plants under balconies. Bromeliads grow in enormous urns on either side of the original front door. Flowering vines that add color year round include Mexican flame vine, bougainvillea, stephanotis, Confederate jasmine and angel's trumpet. Dense growth for a jungle-like effect is encouraged and minimizes water usage.
The property was purchased from the John Ringling Estates, and references to the involvement of family members in the circus and carnivals is found in garden features. A mobile sculpture "Circus" by Frederick Prescott is sited outside the dining room window. A mosaic on the wall of one of the additions depicts Ringling Brothers clown Emmet Kelly and family member, plant collector, puppeteer and previous owner Marion McKennon. Her husband Joseph McKennon initiated the grassroots campaign Save Our Bays to prevent dredging to create more building sites in the Florida Keys. A park and bird sanctuary was established on some of the new ground rather than housing. In 1991 this property was designated a historic landmark by the City of Sarasota.
Persons associated with the garden include John Ringling and Owen Burns of John Ringling Estates (former owners 1917-1927); Mr. and Mrs. Charles Leigh (former owners, 1927-1969); Mr. and Mrs. Joseph McKennon (former owners, 1969-2002); Dwayne Henderson (former owner, 2002-2003); Paul Bergman (builder, 1936-1937); Wm. Thorning Little (architect for renovation and additions, 2004-2007 and 2003-2008); Daniel Patrick Ball (builder, 2003-2008); Michael L. Gilkey, Jr. (landscape architect, 2005-2007); Brian K. Desormier (landscape installation and maintenance (2005- ); Frederick Prescott (sculptor); Dimitar Kasabov (mosaic artist).
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 -- Sarasota  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL264
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a069e618-64eb-43f5-88ea-60fdb0a5580d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12028

[Haskell Gardens]: Charles Perry's 'Ribbed Mace' is backed by specimen hollies.

Photographer:
Haskell, Joan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (TIFF file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Haskell Gardens (Jacksonville, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Duval -- Jacksonville
Date:
2009 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 -- Jacksonville  Search this
Outdoor Sculpture  Search this
Liriope  Search this
Hollies  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Jasmine  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL169005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL169: Jacksonville -- Haskell Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d229fb79-afdc-4e20-8114-e8d56a474d53
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12096

Casa Bendita

Creator:
Phipps, John S., M/Ms  Search this
Garden Club of Palm Beach  Search this
Architect:
Mizner, Addison  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Florida -- Palm Beach
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
Just out of sight to the left are two of the largest specimens of Datura arborea in Palm Beach. They are far larger than the one in the picture but it will give an idea of this beautiful shrub which is also covered with white trumpet flowers several times during the winter. Small wonder are known as Angels' Trumpets. No 35 mm.
Historic plate number: "7."
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:
Summer  Search this
Begonias  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL034003
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL034: Palm Beach -- Casa Bendita
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d3ddd140-9779-4502-a79c-f04226ddcbea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12265

[Lake House]: geometric beds and specimen trees in foreground and palms in background.

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Lake House (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Date:
1993 Apr.
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
Tropical plants  Search this
Palms  Search this
Ferns  Search this
Bromeliaceae  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Pansies  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL125004
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL125: Palm Beach -- Lake House
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb600a75710-b39c-45bf-b848-735d6ef59b77
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12348

[Palm Beach Garden]: Specimen trees near the dining pavilion include two kapok trees on the left and an African tulip tree on the right.

Photographer:
Lehman, Gay N.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (JPEG file.)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Palm Beach Garden (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Palm Beach
Date:
2015 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
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Pavilions  Search this
Tulip trees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL262008
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL262: Palm Beach -- Palm Beach Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67725507a-ddcf-4876-b343-a32341cd8df5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12396

Greenville -- Perrin Garden

Former owner:
Perrin, William B.  Search this
Provenance:
Carolina Foothills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Perrin Garden (Greenville, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Greenville County -- Greenville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and additional information.
General:
Located in Greenville, South Carolina, this garden features a sloping lawn, beautiful trees, choice specimen plants, formal circular rose garden and informal borders. The garden has since been redesigned.
Persons associated with the property include Mrs. William B. Perrin (former owner, ca. 1967).
Related Materials:
Perrin Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- South Carolina -- Greenville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC019
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62f4a6dcd-9eee-4b9e-91d0-cceb69dcb039
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12481

Greenville -- Catherine Beattie's Wildflower Garden

Horticulturist:
McCracken, Marjorie  Search this
Cordell, Roy  Search this
Provenance:
Carolina Foothills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Catherine Beattie's Wildflower Garden (Greenville, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Greenville County -- Greenville
Scope and Contents:
The garden file includes 30 35mm slides, a plant list, and a descsription of the garden and its development.
General:
This two-acre woodland garden located in a natural setting features an outstanding collection of over 106 native American plants and flowers, including all varieties of trillium and ginger and a large selection of native azaleas and rhododendron. Rare specimens include Shortia galacifolia, Geranium maculatum 'Alba', and Calycanthus floridus 'Athens'. Virgin growths of beech, oak, and poplar abound. Natural wood benches, native stone walls, and natural streams enhance the beauty of the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Marjorie McCracken (horticulturist, 1970-1975) and Roy Cordell (horticulturist, 1970-1975).
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 -- South Carolina -- Greenville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC070
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d0ebd2b9-3365-401e-ada6-4c5117ef9c1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12484

Greenville -- Lowrey Garden

Former owner:
Howard, Alice E.  Search this
Heiner, Stephen  Search this
Heiner, Kelsey  Search this
Gilbert, John  Search this
Gilbert, Dianna  Search this
Provenance:
Carolina Foothills Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lowrey Garden (Greenville, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Greenville County -- Greenville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a narrative garden description, site plans, and other information.
General:
The Lowrey Garden is lcoated a one-half acre lot in Greenville, South Carolina with horticultural specimen plantings of perennials, bulbs, shrubs and trees in garden rooms. The location in town on a busy street figures into the garden design which features Japanese maple trees and shrubs screening the open front yard of the 1949 house. The side and back garden rooms are bordered by pierced brick walls with plantings that bloom sequentially throughout the year. A sunny courtyard behind the house and a pond are set off by stonework walls. American boxwood hedges also define the separate garden rooms.
The garden has been developed by the present owners since 1993. Plants were chosen that suit the environment, such as zoysia grass, which will retain its green color year-round in the warm climate. In the spring flowering dogwood trees, azaleas, camellias, daffodils and bluebells are in bloom. For summer color there are hydrangeas, Oriental and day lilies, Ostrich ferns, Chinese fringe flower shrubs, and annuals planted in containers. The Japanese maple trees and various shrubs add color and texture in the colder months. The bulbs and shrubs in one corner of the garden have naturalized, with bluestone steps leading to a specimen Japanese maple tree.
Persons associated with the property include: Alice E. Howard (former owner, 1949-1980); Stephen and Kelsey Heiner (former owners, 1980-1982); John and Dianna Gilbert (former owners, 1983-1993).
Related Materials:
Lowrey Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- South Carolina -- Greenville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC091
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61aaf2709-4973-417f-9eea-604b913cda71
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12486

Asheville -- Lake Garden

Landscape architect:
Ogden, Doan R.  Search this
Former owner:
Ogden, Doan R.  Search this
Ogden, Rosemary  Search this
Hampton, Ruth L.  Search this
Hampton, Charles  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lake Garden (Asheville, N.C.)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the private gardens located in Asheville, North Carolina. The folder includes a slide list, a description of the slides, a plan of the gardens, an excerpt from an untitled source featuring the garden, and a worksheet and description completed by GCA researcher Carolyn A. Humphries.
General:
"A woodland garden in an urban location on the edge of a lake. Features mature trees, pathways, wildflowers, specimen plants, a large formal garden in the English style on terraced terrain."
Persons associated with the property include: Doan Ogden (former owner/ landscape architect, 1946-1970); Rosemary Ogden (former owner); Ruth L. Hampton (former owner, 1970-1972); Charles Hampton (former owner, 1972-1989).
Related Materials:
Lake Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 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 -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC033
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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/kb6b0a2625b-2b0f-43a1-b9b4-fb27692be4f8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12941

Asheville -- Kenilworth Gardens

Former owner:
Ogden, Doan R.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Ogden, Doan R.  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kenilworth Gardens (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans from 1950 and 1998, and photocopies of articles about the garden and an excerpt from a master's thesis about designer and former owner Doan Ogden.
General:
Located about three miles from the center of Asheville, this nine-acre garden was established in 1950. Beneath a dam, and bordering a creek and lake, it was originally an experimental garden with about 1,200 species of plants. It has been modified somewhat from the original design but remains a showplace of mountain flora primarily due to the attention of the designer to growing conditions in the area. It now has approximately 800 specimens. This is an ever-evolving garden with extensive garden ornamentation and sculpture, which changes from time to time, since the current owner also is an art gallery owner.
Persons associated with the garden include: Doan Ogden (former owner, 1950-1987, and landscape architect, 1950-1980).
Related Materials:
Kenilworth Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 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 -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC047
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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/kb66e12b4d8-6e26-42e6-a09e-b48e9e83fa10
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12948

Asheville -- Obolensky Garden

Landscape architect:
Ogden, Doan R.  Search this
Provenance:
The French Broad River Garden Club Foundation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Obolensky Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Buncombe County -- Asheville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet; site map; copy of watercolor landscape plan; and plant list and work detail for original design.
General:
The street view of this typical 1950s ranch house belies the specimen gardens in the rear. The lot slopes back from the street to a spring fed creek with a log cabin beside running water. The cabin is used as a guest house. The garden is laced with naturalistic paths all converging at the log house in the rear. The paths are edged with fern, wildflowers and specimen rhododendron plants. Near the house, a terrace provides a place for alfresco dining and bird watching.
Persons and/or organizations associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Keener (former owners, 1956-1998); and Doan R. Odgen (landscape architect, 1956).
Related Materials:
Obolensky Garden 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 -- Asheville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NC068
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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/kb6426dcba3-9d93-48e3-9a84-82d7d61e68c7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12960

Baltimore -- Brightside

Former owner:
White, S. Bonsal Mrs.  Search this
White, S. Bonsal  Search this
Krongard, A. B.  Search this
Krongard, A. B. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Ness, Charles M.  Search this
Snead, James A.  Search this
Provenance:
St. George Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Brightside (Owings Mills, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Owings Mills -- Baltimore
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of images and an illustrated history of the family, house and garden.
General:
The five-acre Brightside gardens were built from 1983 to 2014 on a property with a large country house of white-painted bricks and a slate roof, surrounded by woodland shade and poor soil. Described as a dialog between the heart and the head there are 54 discrete garden areas, including Lutyens-style stairways, a potager, a cemetery for family pets with a statue of a beloved pug, gardens named after the neoclassical statues within them or the friends that designed or inspired them, a pool garden. Formal garden rooms are near the house and more rustic woodlands gardens are further from the house. Some of the hardscapes of the formal gardens were designed to echo the neoclassical lines of Baltimore Federal furniture. Each garden has a theme inspired by a quotation from philosophy, religion, literature or poetry that bespeaks the spirit of that area, with plantings that refer to the symbolic Victorian language of flowers. The owners have been inspired by their visits to hundreds of gardens and the Greek and Roman ideals embodied in neoclassicism and the American Federal and empire styles from the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Among their favorites are the English garden design collaborations of Gertrude Jekyll and Sir Edwin Lutyens, William Kent's Rousham, Sissinghurst, Hidcote, and the fantasy elven gardens in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.
In 1990 woodlands were cleared of understory and hundreds of tons of soil were deposited under the remaining tall trees and dogwood to sculpt a new landscape. Within one week 500 rhododendron, 65,000 fern and 65,000 pachysandra seedlings were planted. There are six levels of woodland gardens descending from a ridgeline, 2,000 specimen trees, and amphitheaters and berms that have altered the contours of the lawns. Since most of the property is shaded native plants and shade tolerant specimen plants are featured. Garden ornaments include pedigreed statues, antique urns, birdbaths, boot scrapers and gates. Formal garden borders near the house in the room named Jessica's garden for its designer contain more colorful and sun-loving plants, including delphinium, peony, phlox, lilac, hydrangea and butterfly bush. For the owners these lyrical gardens are a retreat they liken to medieval gardens where man imposed rationality and beauty in a small part of the chaotic world.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. S. Bonsal White (former owners, 1950's); Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Krongard (former owners, 1960's); Mr. and Mrs. John Lalley (former owners, 1970's); Charles M. Ness (architect, 1950); James A. Snead (architect, circa 1995-1998).
Related Materials:
Brightside 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 -- Maryland -- Owings Mills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD366
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b2572ff5-35fd-477d-8816-6405273eda3f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14150

Bethesda -- Lee Garden, The

Former owner:
Lee, Frederic P.  Search this
Lee, Frederic P., Mrs.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Lee, Frederic P.  Search this
Lee, Frederic P., Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Perennial Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Lee Garden (Bethesda, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Montgomery County -- Bethesda
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, slide view plan, map, history of The Landon School, sample of azalea work by Frederick P. Lee, biography of Frederick P. Lee, plant list, and dedication ceremony of Lee Azalea Garden at the US National Arboretum.
General:
The house was built in 1927. The garden was begun at the same time and is divided into a series of outdoor rooms. The reflecting lily pool, which begins from the patio of the house and terminates with a small fountain, is a focal point of a small private garden. The garden, designed by Frederic P. Lee, a lawyer and author of The Azalea Book, features an abundance of azalea varieties, some of which were imported from Japan. Lee was most interested in the science of plant growth, and tended to crowd in as many specimens as possible. The current owners have made no additions to the garden. The original layout is the same and the majority of the foundation trees are still alive.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Frederic P. Lee (former owners, 1927-1968).
Related Materials:
The Lee Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Bethesda  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD207
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bab018e9-ae7b-4dd0-adb0-7bb1295bf839
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14158

Unidentified -- Doughoregan Manor

Former owner:
Carroll, Charles, 1702-1782  Search this
Carroll, Charles, 1737-1832  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Doughoregan Manor (Howard County, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Howard County
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a garden plan, and photocopies of articles about the estate and gardens.
General:
Doughoregan Manor is best known as the home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Its ownership continues to remain in the family and it has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The house was begun about 1725 (with additions and renovations over the years)and still reigns over an estate that once included more than 10,000 acres. In addition to its setting amidst woods and farmlands, the manor included a garden featuring specimen trees of many varieties: cedar, spruce, mape, catalpa, and pear. Flower beds, box, and lawns complement and are complemented by the trees. The gardens have been restored by the present owner.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles Carroll (former owner, ca. 1725) and Charles Carroll of Carrollton (former owner, ca. 1775).
Related Materials:
Doughoregan Manor related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 glass lantern slide, 6 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Maryland -- Howard County  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD007
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66a94c794-02e3-42f4-a9b6-bfa02bb36ad4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14233

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