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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
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Charleston -- Jones Garden

Former owner:
Brooks, Charles  Search this
Brooks, Mary Frances  Search this
Jones, George Jr.  Search this
Jones, Patty  Search this
Landscape designer:
Schwartz-Barker, Lynne  Search this
Sculptor:
Blumenstein, Mark  Search this
Fetty, Jeff  Search this
Provenance:
Kanawha Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jones Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and historical information.
General:
Although the 1949 white clapboard house was sited far back from the road one of the principle aims of the garden design for this approximately one acre property has been to provide privacy from the road and from neighboring properties. Beginning work in 1988 the owners developed new garden areas by: adding hardscape features including a deck behind the house and newly-designed curved wall patios in front of the house, grading to direct water run-off away from the house and garden beds, re-purposing a small former playhouse as a potting shed at the end of a new bluestone path, and installing an irrigation system. Then more extensive plantings could be installed, focusing on creating four seasons of interest, using more native plants, attracting songbirds, butterflies and wildlife, developing a seamless tapestry of all the garden areas, and providing views of the vernacular garden from the house, patios, covered porch and deck. The view from the street was also considered and a timber terraced perennial bed was installed on the street side of the shrub screen bed.
A small oval perennial bed in front of the house was enlarged to wrap around the side of the house, forming an L-shaped shrub, rose and mixed perennial garden. Pansies provide winter bloom, followed by spring bulbs, peonies, spireas and iris. In summer and fall perennials include day-lilies, bee balm, hibiscus and Shasta daisies. Shrub roses were added to the old roses from previous plantings that were re-positioned. Another smaller L-shaped bed along the side driveway includes a tower of stacked large flower pots that are planted with seasonal annuals. A shade border follows the curve of the other patio and because this side of the house is downhill and wetter plantings include red twig dogwoods and marsh marigolds. Two large oasis flower beds were installed around trees in the front lawn, a crimson king maple and a mature oak, with hellebores for winter, and narcissus, ferns, hostas, and Japanese anemones for successive blooms and foliage.
The roadside garden has a screen of native cedars, forsythias, hydrangeas and lilacs, under-planted with hostas, perennial hibiscus and daffodils. A white garden that can be viewed across the lawn from the house at the end of the day includes a white flowering redbud tree, white bleeding heart, woodland phlox, wood asters, candytuft and tiarella. The potting shed garden was overgrown with shrubs and vines that were cleared away, to be replaced by transplanted rhododendrons and a tree peony, perennials and hydrangeas as well as the bluestone path, a native stone wall, and a bench. At the back of the house the entire back yard was regraded and had drains installed, the latticework under the deck was replaced with planters, and a stone patio was built for sitting in the perennial and shrub garden with roses that is bordered by boxwood. At the back end of the property there is a wooded area with a ravine.
Persons associated with the garden include Charles and Mary Frances Brooks (former owners, 1947-1954); George and Patty Jones Jr. (former owners, 1954-1987); Lynne Schwartz-Barker (landscape designer, 2002-2015); Mark Blumenstein (sculptor); Jeff Fetty (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Jones Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 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 -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV019
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Archives of American Gardens
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Palm Beach -- Villa Filipponi

Architect:
Wyeth, Marion Sims  Search this
Smith Architectural Group, Inc.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Niveria, Mario  Search this
Horticulturist:
Mullan, Janna  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Villa Filipponi (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The garden at Villa Filipponi is a tapestry of tropical trees, shrubs, ground cover plants, cacti and succulents with orchids mounted on tree trunks and planted in containers. The main garden has a large center lawn surrounded by borders containing fruit and ornamental trees, many varieties of palm trees, succulents and cacti grown in containers, and tropical perennials as the understory. A shaded brick path leads around the garden and to the house and outbuildings which include an orchid house. The garden is located several blocks from the ocean which protects it from winds and salt spray but hurricanes, especially Wilma in 2005, have been destructive and the garden has had to be reconstructed. The variety of shrubs, tropical perennials, trees, bromeliads and cacti and succulents planted by the owner and her horticulturalist is extensive.
The Mediterranean Revival style house was designed by Palm Beach architect Marion Syms Wyeth in 1925 and designated a Palm Beach landmark in 2001. The original lots were one-quarter acre but a previous owner bought the adjacent property and demolished that house, providing the site for the main garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Count and Countess Carlo Filipponi (former owners, 1925- ); Mrs. Granville Morse (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. Thomas McKnight (former owners, 1988-1997); Marion Sims Wyeth (architect, 1925); Smith Architectural Group, Inc. (architects, 1990); Mario Niveria (ASLA) (landscape architect, 1998); Janna Mullan (horticulturist, 2013- ).
Related Materials:
Villa Filipponi related holdings consist of 2 folders (14 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 FL175
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Archives of American Gardens
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Chestnut Hill -- Dane Garden

Former owner:
Weld, A. Winsor Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Randolph, Mr.  Search this
Randolph, Mrs.  Search this
Dane, Herbert P., Mrs.  Search this
Dane, Herbert P.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shurcliff, Arthur A. (Arthur Asahel), 1870-1957  Search this
Landscape designer:
Keating, Doris  Search this
Provenance:
Chestnut Hill Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dane Garden (Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and garden plan.
General:
The original landscaping for this .75-acre garden site was done in 1895, when the house was built. In 1983 the owners at that time restored the pool and added the perennial borders on either side, as well as the tapestry hedge that hides the vegetable garden from the main part of the garden. They also added the rose garden. In 1992 two huge maples were removed along the front of the property, while oaks were added for shade at the front of the house. In 1993 Doris Keating designed and planted two crescent-shaped beds on the front lawn with small ornamental trees, and redesigned two beds by the pool. Worthy of special note are the stewartia to the right of the terrace and the oxydendrum to the right of the driveway.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. A. Winsor Weld (former owners, before 1968); Mr. and Mrs. Randolph (former owners, 1968-1983); Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Dane (former owners, 1983-1995); Arthur Shurcliff (landscape designer, 1920s); and Doris Keating (landscape designer, 1993).
Related Materials:
Dane Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 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 -- Massachusetts -- Chestnut Hill  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA158
See more items in:
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61464b4c3-f7bf-4112-b409-a64112e5e2cf
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17589

Princeton -- Stony Wood Garden

Former owner:
Weeder, Erica  Search this
Fillo, Elizabeth  Search this
Coucill, Chris  Search this
Garden designer:
McCoy, Richard A.  Search this
Stone mason:
McCoy, Richard A.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Princeton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stony Wood Garden (Princeton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Mercer -- Princeton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The woodland gardens were created out of three and one-half acres of woods and rocks and nurtured constantly for about thirteen years. With many years of previous experience gardening a sunny seven and one-half acre estate the owner had to learn gardening in the shade, specifically which shrubs and trees would survive as understory. Since it backed up to 125 acres of preserved woods the first undertaking was to have the entire property enclosed by an eight-foot tall deer fence. Next paths were laid out, rocks and stones were excavated, and terraced beds were designed and filled with topsoil. At first the stones were dumped in piles along the walkways but eventually were used to build walls or line those paths. Thirteen dogwoods were planted along a new macadam driveway with mixed success; the owner found that kousa dogwoods were more successful but still was able to cultivate specimen trees. Various ground cover plants were tried out, including ajuga, vinca, epimedium, sweet woodruff, wild ginger and pachysandra, and whatever succeeded was divided and used to fill in other locations. Tens of thousands of daffodils, scillas and mertensia were planted. Mosses and ferns, brunneras and many varieties of hostas grew very well in this woodlands garden. On the sunnier south side of the house there was an herb garden and there were pots and trellises of summer flowers, usually in shades of pink, purple, blue and white on the deck and along the walk.
The entire property was gardened organically and all the organic material that came out of the garden was composted and put back in; trees that fell or died were turned into mulch for the numerous paths. Deer still came in from the driveway and some years voles and rabbits devoured plantings that were in their prime. With so many trees the property suffered considerable damage from winter storms and Hurricane Sandy - but when trees fell a sunny spot might open up for different plants. When plantings lost their looks - too many brown leaves or too straggly - they were replaced. Varieties of trees and shrubs with yellow or variegated leaves were sought after to lighten the shade. Climbing hydrangeas and clematis succeeded in disguising the fences. Old Christmas trees and damaged trees and shrubs were grouped together in a bed known as Tapestry Row that would have varying shades of green when the plants filled out.
The owner noted that gardens are not for having but for doing. Garden work would start at the highest elevation, the entrance to the driveway, proceed downhill to the bottom of the garden then start at the top all over again. There were twenty different garden beds on the property that were planted, tended and replanted whenever that became necessary.
Persons associated with the garden include Erica Weeder (former owner, 1980-2000); Elizabeth Fillo and Chris Coucill (former owners, 2000-2014); William K. Doerler (garden designer, 1999-2001); Richard A. McCoy (garden designer and stone mason, 2001-2014).
Related Materials:
Stony Wood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 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 -- New Jersey -- Princeton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ670
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6b5210fbb-02d6-487b-941b-1f8a2d9e5585
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20204

Westport -- The Kiernan Garden Designed by Michael Donnally

Former owner:
Tompkins, May Peterson  Search this
Tompkins, George  Search this
Wood, William James  Search this
Lampert, Golden S. Dr.  Search this
Architect:
Cutler, Charles  Search this
Teck, Nina Cuccio  Search this
Landscape designer:
Cutler, Amelia MacDonald  Search this
Garden designer:
Donnally, Michael  Search this
Provenance:
Stamford Garden Club (Connecticut)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Kiernan Garden Designed by Michael Donnally (Westport, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Westport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, survey plans, garden tour script (2002), and magazine article.
General:
The property is located in Westport, Connecticut and consists of approximately two acres. Originally, the Kiernan Garden was part of the 1929 Juniper Hill Estate until the land was sold and divided in 1981. The Georgian-style manor house was built in 1991. Mr. Mike Donnally, Garden Designer, initiated the five year project for the Kiernan Garden in 1987. The garden incorporates free formed island beds and plantings of hardy trees and shrubs set against a native woodland backdrop. Design elements include a grass ellipse, hornbeam allee, espaliered fruit trees, informal grass garden walks and swimming pool. The main axis of the garden can be seen from the center of the terrace. Strong vertical lines continue throughout the garden in the repetition plantings of the slender, arborvitae cultivar 'deGroot's Spire'
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: George and May Peterson Tompkins (former owners, 1929); William James Wood (former owner, ca. 1930); Dr. Golden S. Lampert (former owner, 1981); Charles Cutler (architect of original house, 1929); Amelia MacDonald Cutler (landscape designer, ?); Nina Cuccio Teck (architect of Kiernan House, 1991); Michael Donnally (garden designer of Kiernan Garden, 1987-1994).
Related Materials:
The Kiernan Garden Designed by Michael Donnally 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 -- Connecticut -- Westport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT292
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d5ee3e07-2cd0-4da3-82bd-b45c72a106bc
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21669

Atherton -- Camellia Hedges

Architect:
Sharp, Leo  Search this
Christopherson, Chris  Search this
Brocchini, Myra  Search this
Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Stafford, Jack Casper, 1921-1998  Search this
Plant, Johnathan  Search this
Horticulturist:
Plant, Johnathan  Search this
Gardener:
Spinelli, Sam  Search this
Gill, Ben  Search this
Provenance:
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Camellia Hedges (Atherton, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Atherton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and copies of articles.
General:
Owned by two successive generations, Camellia Hedges is a garden for all seasons. Designed in the tradition of an English plantsman's garden, it incorporates formal elements into a rich tapestry of plant collections including camellias, cherries, magnolias, spring bulbs, roses, hydrangeas, clematis, rhododendrons, and numerous perennials. The garden includes what is considered to be the largest private garden collection of noteworthy camellias in northern California, if not on the west coast.
Though the garden was already established in 1960 when purchased by the first generation of the family that presently owns it, it underwent an extensive redesign in 1995 to transform it into the English style that presently presides.
The home was originally built in 1938 and the original garden included extensive plantings of camellias as well as hydrangeas, boxwood hedges and oaks, including a 400 year-old coastal live oak under which sat a Japanese mound featuring a waterfall, pool and bridge. With the loss of the live oak in 1995, the back garden was redesigned, preserving the perimeter hedges and a selection of the established trees while incorporating the English garden design, including a kitchen and cutting garden featuring raised beds and thuja hedges, a fountain terrace, a Chinese garden room, and an expansive serpentine brick border. The redesign of the front garden maintained by many of the original plantings and incorporated camellia, azalea, hydrangea and boxwood transferred from the original back garden. The front garden includes a woodland garden room, as well as a formal garden room preserved from the original landscape design, featuring large flower beds framed by boxwood hedges.
Persons associated with the garden include: the Savage family (former owners, 1938-date unknown), the McLean family (former owners); Benjamin Swig (former owner, date unknown-1960); Kathryn L. and Cullen W. Coates (former owners, 1960-1984); Leo Sharp (architect, 1938); Sam Spinelli (gardener, 1960-1965); Thomas Church (landscape architect, ca. 1970-1980); Chris Christopherson (architect, 1984); Jack Stafford (landscape architect, 1984); Myra Brocchini (architect, 1996); Jonathan Plant (landscape architect, horticulturist, 1996); and Ben Gill (gardener, 1965- ).
Related Materials:
Camellia Hedges related holdings consist of 1 folder (44 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of America collection, circa 1920-[on-going].
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 -- California -- Atherton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA470
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60534734f-54dd-48f3-a8c2-4394b308af0f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref24160

Pittsburgh -- Mellon Park (Walled Garden in Mellon Park)

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

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

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

Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Architect:
Marston, Van Pelt and Maybury (Firm)  Search this
Owner:
Shoch, Elena Miller  Search this
Shoch, James Ray, III  Search this
Photographer:
Russell, Julie  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Casa Favorita (Pasadena , California)
Scope and Contents:
18 digital images (2019) and 1 file folder.
General:
The half-acre property had a 1924 salmon colored Italian revival style house with three mature live oaks and tapestry hedges when the current owners moved there in 1996. They enclosed the front courtyard with matching stucco walls and wrought iron gates, changed the hardscape from asphalt to decomposed granite, and re-routed the walkway to the front door to showcase a live oak. Forest green is used as an accent color on shutters and large ceramic jars, and salmon-colored azaleas were planted in the foundation beds. Azalea standards, a matching climbing rose, and a collection of pink zonal geraniums in terra cotta pots create a unified palette in the front garden. Formal parterres were built along one side of the house and planted with pastel-colored hybrid tea and floribunda roses and lavender, with a fountain and small stone bench. On the same axis and through a small gate there is another set of four parterres planted with daffodils, delphinium or zinnia in season with a second fountain in the center.

More potted zonal geraniums are displayed on a low wall at one end of the pink stone terrace, succeeded by a patch of lawn and another live oak and sitting area. A 60-foot long vegetable garden for heirloom tomatoes at the back of the property has been replaced by a bocce ball court. A swimming pool was built with concrete planters at the corners for lemon and orange trees in keeping with the Mediterranean style. A salmon colored loggia with comfortable seating has been added along the side of the pool where there is a small waterfall. A shady side of the garden has a large mirror with ornamental banana plants, clipped boxwood, potted plants and two small statues. The owners named their property Casa Favorita honoring Mexican tradition.

Persons associated with the garden include: Hannah Nevin Shaw and Major Roy A. Shaw (former owners, 1923-1958); James Drake MacNeil (former owner, 1958-1968); Phillip Cushing McGrath (former owner, 1968-1996); James R. Shoch and Elena Miller Shoch (owners, 1996- ); Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury (architects, 1924); James J. Yoch (1938-2018) (landscape designer, 1996-1997); Thomas Batcheller Cox (landscape designer, 2007-2012).
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA625
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Center Harbor -- Hillcrest Farm

Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Photographer:
Gibson, Lolly  Search this
Sears, Robin  Search this
Dane, Edward N.  Search this
Dane, Arabella S.  Search this
Beinecke, Gina  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States -- New Hampshire -- Belknap County -- Center Harbor
Hillcrest Farm (Center Harbor, New Hampshire)
Scope and Contents:
54 digital images. Submission includes extensive description (history, chronology, description of the garden and farm), interviews with the owner, copies of plans and a plant list.
General:
Hillcrest has been a farm by the side of the road for over a century. When the current owners moved in, it had orchards, a maple sugar house, fields, forests, but no gardens, not even a vegetable garden. Today, it is a farm with a tapestry of gardens, rustic and formal, woven into challenging topography.
Persons associated with the design of the garden include Arabella S. Dane (horticulturist and garden designer, 1987- ); Thomas Wirth Associates (landscape architect, 1992-1993), Lucinda Brockaway (horticultural consultant, early 1990s), tres Fromme/3Fromme Design (landscape architect, 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.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Hampshire -- Center Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH085
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Tyler -- Tapestry Garden

Former owner:
Johnston Family (TX)  Search this
Roper Family (TX)  Search this
Norton Family (TX)  Search this
Garden designer:
Babin, Wayne  Search this
Horticulturist:
Breedlove, Laurie  Search this
Photographer:
Bufe, Dee Dee  Search this
Provenance:
The Gertrude Windsor Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Texas -- Smith County -- Tyler
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 17 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This 1/3 acre residential garden was established in 1995. The landscape was designed by a friend of the current owners, Dr. Wayne Babin, an experienced landscape and garden designer. He and his wife, Kathy, also a Gertrude Windsor Garden Club member, are accomplished horticulturists. Its distinct garden areas, antique artifacts and planters, and consistency of shades and shapes of green, all interconnected by paths of crushed granite, pea gravel, stone and brick.
In the front part of the garden, the pea gravel pathway bordered by dwarf yaupon hedges creates a horizontal allee that bisects the entire space and contrasts with the vertical lines of the home with its symmetric entry and Mansard roofline. Beds of Asian jasmine are juxtaposed with beds of leafier English ivy. The groundcover here is Blue Atlas Cedar and a 'Green Hornet' maple sits amidst the hardwoods and dogwood on the perimeter. The entrance features crushed granite and wire topiaries, with the doorway guarded by antique concrete reclining lions. A small gravel garden to the left of the entry and outside the dining room's window is lined with clipped boxwood and features an antique terracotta planter. Along the driveway, privacy from the street is created by a brick and treillage pergola draped in wisteria. An English terracotta planter on stand and faux bois table and bench are also featured here. More crushed granite lies between brick borders ending at the homeowner's raised herb garden. A cloud hedge of yaupon borders the driveway. Square planters with clipped boxwood globes are placed throughout the brick terrace. Along the far side of the drive, two concrete planters with globe shaped boxwood are interspersed with aspidistra, yaupon hedges and camellias.
The original back terrace's half-rounded shape allowed for Dr. Babin's use of triangular beds with aerial hedges of Savannah hollies under planted with dwarf mondo grass. Down two steps and past this hedge is a flagstone terrace and then an octagonal shaped gravel garden adorned with a pair of antique obelisks and centered with an iron dolphin whose shell shaped container is planted with lemon balm sedum. Surrounding these rooms are a row of Cherry laurels planted along the back fence and pruned yearly to keep their height contained, also varieties of azaleas, including some from the original garden planted in the 1970's, dogwood, pittosporum, viburnum, a needlepoint holly and a small stand of little gem magnolias. In a prominent spot nestled among the azaleas blooms is an immense 'Gunsmoke' camellia planted in the late 1960's. In contrast to the verdant abundance at eye level, pale concrete planters of varying shapes and sizes all hold clipped boxwoods rounded to perfection. A series of dwarf yaupons also rounded are planted in the beds next to the terraces.
Persons associated with the garden include: Johnston Family (former owners, 1965-1966); Roper Family (former owners, 1966-1980); Norton Family (former owners, 1980-1983); Dr. Wayne Babin (garden designer, 2000-present); Laurie Breedlove (horticulturist, 2008-present).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Tyler  Search this
Tapestry Garden (Tyler, Texas)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX207
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Paradise Valley -- Ventana

Designer:
Lewis, Scott  Search this
Landscape architect:
Vorhees, Steve  Search this
Sculptor:
London, Lyle  Search this
Gardener:
Arreola, Manuel  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ventana (Paradise Valley, Arizona)
United States of America -- Arizona -- Maricopa County -- Paradise Valley
Varying Form:
House of Four Seasons formerly known as.
General:
Ventana means 'window' in Spanish so the owner named this garden for its windows to the surrounding mountain views. With a vision of a tapestry of plant materials and imaginative outdoor rooms, Ventana Park was created from a 5 acre tract of Sonoran desert scrub. The rocky desert soil, known as caliche, was gradually transformed over two years into rolling lawns, a citrus orchard, multiple beds of annuals, vegetable gardens and greenhouse, rose gardens, and lush beds of plant material along a stream lined with aquatic plants. A natural wash became a water feature designed to flow under the house and meander around boulders throughout the garden. Natural terracing was created by adding many boulders and top soil to the property that made it park-like in its entirety.
The garden was changed when local nurseries began to offer more drought tolerant plants. Many varieties of cacti, aloes, agaves and various succulents plus native wildflowers and trees were planted throughout the various themed areas of the garden, these plants being selected for their color, food, and shelter for the native birds and wildlife. For contrast, true desert plants have been placed in the garden for interest and texture, such as Golden Barrel and Ocotillo cacti.
A pavilion resembling a Frank Lloyd Wright design, set in the heart of the garden, is made of steel and canvas with candlelight illuminating from the outside and inside walls. Other garden features include: metal monkeys clinging to the palm trees near the pool, a bocce ball court, ping pong table, horseshoe pit and a putting green.
The success of this garden can be attributed to the presence of texture, sound, fragrance, movement and color. Normally color is hard to achieve in a desert garden but color has been achieved in this garden by obtaining hues from four methods: blooming desert trees, painted walls, garden art with color, and plants attracting natural wildlife.
The garden was previously called House of Four Seasons. This design was created to be a lush idyllic family retreat of brick paths, water features, raised flower beds and shade trees to depict the four seasons. It was changed to the current natural design of drought-tolerant plants called xeriscape in the 1990's due to the owner's passion for Southwest landscape.
This garden was originally documented in 1996, at that time it was identified as the House of Four Seasons. A second submission of garden documentation was provided in 2009, as Ventana.
Persons associated with the property include: Scott Lewis (landscape designer from 1978-1980); Steven Vorhees (landscape architect of water features from 1990-1991); Manuel Arreola (gardener from 1980-1994); Lyle London (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Ventana related holdings consist of 2 folders (15 35 mm. slides+ 21 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ004
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Honolulu -- Ahuimanu

Former owner:
Van Poole, G.M., Dr.  Search this
Van Poole, G.M., Mrs., Dr.  Search this
Trexler, Eva Rose Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Wood, Hart  Search this
White, Phillip K.  Search this
Interior designer:
McGrath, Mary Philpotts  Search this
Landscape architect:
Haus, Stephen  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Honolulu  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
ʻĀhuimanu (Honolulu, Hawaii)
United States of America -- Hawaii -- Honolulu County -- Honolulu
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a garden plan, and narrative histories/descriptions of the garden (1983), Historic Resources Inventory, and copies of articles.
General:
"Ahuimanu" is the name of this home and means "gathering of birds" in Hawaiian. Designed in 1921 by noted designer Hart Wood, the home maintains Hawaiian plant material, which attracts an assortment of tropical birds. The garden blooms with lei materials, including palapalai fern. An ancient 'auwai, or irrigation stream, flows through the front of the garden and is surrounded by mondo grass, strawberry guava trees, and specimens of Bromiliaecea which are grown in abundance throughout the garden. The stream is shaded by monkey pod trees and is lined with pink impatiens and various ferns. Soft shades of pink are found throughout the garden in different material ranging from Cordyline fruticosa to over 40 varieties of Begoniaceae. Leading from the 'auwai are Indonesian lava pavers which border he owners' favorite area of walking iris. On the opposite side of the property from the 'auwai is the Nu'u'anu stream that has cascading waterfalls and large natural swimming ponds. The old stone path leading to the stream is surrounded by many varieties of the Begoniaceae. The stream flows through a tropical forest of Monstera and bamboo. Garden lighting highlights the waterfalls and bamboo at night.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Dr. and Mrs. G. M. Poole (former owner, 1924); Mrs. Eva Rose Trexler (former owner, ?); Hart Wood (Architect, 1924); Phillip K. White (Architect for renovation, 1995); Mary Philpotts McGrath (Interior Design, 1995); and Stephen Haus (Landscape Architect, 1995).
Related Materials:
Ahuimanu 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Hawaii -- Honolulu  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File HI028
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Kula -- Pualani

Landscape designer:
Walker, Blanche  Search this
Former owner:
Cornwall, Wiliam  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pualani (Kula, Hawaii)
United States of America -- Hawaii -- Maui -- Kula
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photographs of the property undergoing renovation.
General:
Located on the slopes of Haleakala Volcano, this cattle ranch and farm was originally purchased from the Hawaiian Kingdom by Yung Hee in the mid 1800s. In 1893 the current owner's great grandfather, William Henry Cornwell, sailed to Shanghai to purchase the 10,000 acres. The ranch remained a working cattle ranch after Cornwell purchased it. In 1916, all but 250 acres of the ranch land was sold. Subsequent generations have transformed the ranch headquarters and office into a home. The large area surrounding the home is comprised of open lawns and a rich tapestry of gardens, stately trees, seating areas, trellises and terraces. The empty concrete cistern fronting the house is a reminder of ranch days and frequent droughts.
Persons associated with the garden include Young Hee (former owner, mid-1800s); William Cornwell (former owner, 1893); Blanche Walker (landscape designer, early 1900s to 1950s).
RESTRICTED. See garden file.
Related Materials:
Pualani related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Hawaii -- Maui  Search this
Gardens -- Hawaii -- Kula  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File HI037
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Kansas City -- The Weatherly Garden

Former owner:
Weatherly, Virginia  Search this
Weatherly, Sarah  Search this
Rufenacht, John  Search this
Garden designer:
Weatherly, Virginia  Search this
Weatherly, Sarah  Search this
Provenance:
The Westport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Weatherly Garden (Kansas City, Missouri)
United States of America -- Missouri -- Kansas City
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
The Weatherly Garden was the work of two generations of self-taught horticulturalists, mother and two daughters, who turned a quarter-acre city lot filled with elm trees into nine garden rooms filled with color, scent and supplies for gourmet cooks. Their earliest efforts considered the shade and drainage patterns on the property; later the lot opened up when the trees succumbed to Dutch Elm disease. Meticulous records were kept for each plant: the source and cost, the date of planting, and notes on its growth pattern. The original plan called for nine different garden rooms: a Sweet Herb knot garden with 12 small beds; a Grass Walk bordered with perennials on one side and Exbury azaleas on the other; an orderly Vegetable Garden planted in rows with a bee skep feature; a formal Perennial Garden with Korean boxwood borders; a Culinary Herb Garden next to a brick terrace; a Daylily bed later replanted with shrubbery requiring less maintenance; Shrubbery Borders at the perimeter of the property; an Orchard; and an Old Rose Hedge featuring damask, moss and David Austin roses. The sisters constructed walks and raised beds from salvaged bricks and built a lattice-sided garden shed.
Lavender was used to edge garden beds, and self-sown sprouts were dug out of the walkways and transplanted. Two varieties of lavender were planted -- munsted and hidcote that eventually crossed to create a new variety, named Weatherly after the garden. Cuttings from the Korean boxwood also took root and were transplanted. Self-sowing varieties were allowed to spread so long as they did not crowd out another desired plant. Scent and compact growth habits were important in choosing flower varieties, and a tapestry of colors and shapes was the desired effect. Trellises were used in the vegetable garden to maximize the small space but flowers requiring staking were not planted since their supports would have been hard to disguise. Taller, blowsy herbs and perennials were planted under the shrub borders. Creeping thyme was allowed to invade the brick walks, with a semi-circular patch of thyme at the side of the culinary herb garden intended as a seat, a practice in medieval gardens.
The Weatherly Garden was routinely cultivated rather than mulched. The loose soil acted as mulch and weeds were not a problem after many years of cultivation. A sonic pest eradicator kept squirrels away from the orchard.
Persons associated with the garden include: Virginia and Sarah Weatherly (garden designers and former owners, 1943-1995); and John Rufenacht (former owner, 1995 - 2007).
Related Materials:
The Weatherly Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35mm 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 -- Missouri -- Kansas City  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MO081
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Orford -- Willard House

Former owner:
Stedman, Willard, 1838-1936  Search this
Warren, Edward Mr.  Search this
Fifield, Clifford Mr.  Search this
Gardener:
Fifield, Clifford Mrs  Search this
Warren, Edward Mrs  Search this
Photographer:
Amberger, Michael  Search this
Provenance:
Connecticut Valley Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Willard House (Orford, New Hampshire)
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Grafton County -- Orford
United States of America -- New Hampshire -- Grafton County -- Orford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on nine acres, the Willard House garden is anexample of an early New Hampshire garden. It was designed in 1938 for the last of the seven historic houses known as "The Ridge." These seven houses are listed on the National Register of Historic Places and were built between 1767 and 1838.
The main garden is laid out axially from the house, and formal in design. The horseshoe shaped bed between the driveway and the house is overflowing in flowering abandon of color and texture. In the spring, the gardens are filled with blue and yellow Mertensia and Jonquils. Summer offers a tapestry of shades of pink, dominated by Phlox. Autumn beds return to blue and yellow with perennial Asters, Chrysanthemums and Marigolds. Boxwood does not normally like New Hampshire winters but has been nurtured to grow along the south side of the house and until recently a boxwood chicken topiary greeted people at the door. Dear to the owner's heart, are three unusual shrubs, Tsuga Canadensis pendula 'Sargentii' (weeping hemlocks) planted below a window and judiciously pruned.
Behind the house and barn an eight foot wall drops down to neatly cut grass paths leading to an asparagus patch, a vegetable garden and a very formally designed fenced in herb garden. At the center of the herb garden is a sundial quarried from local New Hampshire granite.
These gardens have added beauty and interest and been appreciated by neighbors for many decades.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. Edward Warren (gardener, 1936-1961), Mrs. Clifford Fifield (gardener, 1961-present).
Related Materials:
Willard House related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 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 -- New Hampshire -- Orford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NH073
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Hampshire
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb628dc1ef6-d13a-43d5-975f-951f1da4de0b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref9545
Online Media:

Design Dictionary: Tapestry Weaving

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-06-17T13:07:39.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
See more by:
cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_m9Vd9z8OUfY

Eliphalet Nott

Artist:
John Ferguson Weir, 1841 - 9 Apr 1926  Search this
Sitter:
Eliphalet Nott, 25 Jun 1773 - 29 Jan 1866  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
Sight: 143.5 × 113cm (56 1/2 × 44 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1888
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Seating\Chair  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture\Table  Search this
Printed Material\Papers  Search this
Equipment\Drafting & Writing Implements\Writing implement\Pen\Quill  Search this
Artwork\Needlework\Tapestry  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Male  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Education and Scholarship\Administrator\College administrator\President  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Science and Technology\Inventor  Search this
Eliphalet Nott: Religion and Spirituality\Clergy\Minister  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: University Club
Object number:
A0019
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ce844bff-27c7-4496-80d0-80fe745f75b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_A0019

Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Carpets

Creator:
Warshaw, Isadore, 1900-1969  Search this
Extent:
3.66 Cubic feet (consisting of 8 boxes, 1 folder, 1 oversize folder, 1 map case folder.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Date:
1855-1909
Summary:
A New York bookseller, Warshaw assembled this collection over nearly fifty years. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana: Carpets forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Subseries 1.1: Subject Categories. The Subject Categories subseries is divided into 470 subject categories based on those created by Mr. Warshaw. These subject categories include topical subjects, types or forms of material, people, organizations, historical events, and other categories. An overview to the entire Warshaw collection is available here: Warshaw Collection of Business Americana
Scope and Contents:
This material consists primarily of illustrated catalogues, price lists, business cards, bills/receipts, order forms, import/export documents, printed advertisements, leaflets, pamphlets, patent and trademark design specifications, memorandum books, scattered correspondence on letterhead stationery, articles, and books from manufacturers, distributors and importers of floor coverings. These floor coverings include rugs, linoleum, oil cloth, floor cloths, sheepskin mats, rubber mats, steel mats, and carpets. Most of the floor coverings were manufactured for home use but there are a few companies who supplied office buildings, hotels, steamboats, lodge rooms and churches. Some of these companies manufactured carpet beating machines, brushing machines and rug anchors. Other products manufactured and sold by these companies include carpet sweepers, tapestries, curtains, floor linens, Japanese screens, mat tresses, furniture, paper hangings, stair-rods, table and piano covers, backings, window shades, brooms, willow ware, upholstery, oil cloths and mattings. There is also a substantial amount of material from carpet cleaners, dyers and weavers. There are a number of catalogues with color illustrations showing different patterns and available colors and sizes of the floor coverings.
Arrangement:
Arranged in two subseries. The first is organized alphabetically by company and the second is arranged by subject.

Subseries 1: Manufacturers, Distributors, and Importers

Subseries 2: General Subjects
Materials in the Archives Center:
Archives Center Collection of Business Americana (AC0404)
Forms Part Of:
Forms part of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana.

Missing Title

Series 1: Business Ephemera

Series 2: Other Collection Divisions

Series 3: Isadore Warshaw Personal Papers

Series 4: Photographic Reference Material
Provenance:
Carpets is a portion of the Business Ephemera Series of the Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Accession AC0060 purchased from Isadore Warshaw in 1967. Warshaw continued to accumulate similar material until his death, which was donated in 1971 by his widow, Augusta. For a period after acquisition, related materials from other sources (of mixed provenance) were added to the collection so there may be content produced or published after Warshaw's death in 1969. This practice has since ceased.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Some items may be restricted due to fragile condition.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Carpets  Search this
Dry-goods  Search this
House furnishings  Search this
Floors  Search this
curtains (window hangings)  Search this
Wallpaper  Search this
Genre/Form:
Business ephemera
Ephemera
Citation:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0060.S01.01.Carpets
See more items in:
Warshaw Collection of Business Americana Subject Categories: Carpets
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep82c4ad8b1-f6b9-4199-8b60-297f9a11cb33
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0060-s01-01-carpets

Title Page

Designer:
François de Cuvilliés the Elder, Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768  Search this
Print Maker:
Carl Albert von Lespilliez, German, 1723 - 1796  Search this
Publisher:
François de Cuvilliés the Elder, Belgian, active Germany, 1695 - 1768  Search this
Medium:
Engraving on paper
Dimensions:
Platemark: 34.7 × 23.7 cm (13 11/16 × 9 5/16 in.)
Object Name:
Bound print
Type:
Bound print
Made in:
Munich, Germany
Date:
18th century
Credit Line:
Purchased for the Museum by the Advisory Council
Accession Number:
1921-6-282-36
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq467b74822-7117-4663-b580-d0f89de4c74b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1921-6-282-36

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