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Nashville -- Post Green Hills

Landscape architect:
Meister, Larry  Search this
Rutzen, Don  Search this
Horticulturist:
Tibbitts, Todd T.  Search this
Hooks, Carol  Search this
Officer, post landscape:
Hooks, John D.  Search this
Owner, post properties:
Williams, John A.  Search this
Contractor:
Post Landscape  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Post Green Hills (Nashville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and a description of Post Properties/Post Landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens.
General:
"Post Landscape, a division of Post Properties, designs, installs, and maintains with an in-house staff of over 100 people. Each apartment community site is unique and only conceptual designs are formally drawn on paper. All designs are generated in the field using the existing topography as a blank canvas. Each landscape architect paints bedlines on the ground and indicates which plants are used. The plants are determined from an ever-changing Preferred Plant List (PPL) that is updated annually. The Preferred Plant List is determined through a five-year testing process and availability of plants." Post Landscape uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Larry Meister (landscape architect, 1978 to date); Don Rutzen (landscape architect, 1977 to date); Todd T. Tibbitts (horticulturist, 1983 to date); Carol Hooks (horticulturist, 1984 to date); John D. Hooks (officer, Post Landscape, 1979 to date); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
Related Materials:
Post Green Hills related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 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 -- Tennessee -- Nashville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN032
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Tennessee
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63ee02110-a8cd-4039-838b-cac82312ae44
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10949

Ormond Beach -- Sea Oats

Landscape architect:
Urbaniak, Ron  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of the Halifax Country  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sea Oats (Ormond Beach, Fla.)
United States of America -- Florida -- Volusia County -- Ormond Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and a site plan.
General:
Sea Oats materialized out of a large oceanfront lot with natural and undisturbed flora, though much of the beach had been excavated for purposes of building a large condominium, which never occurred. The current owners bought the property in the early 1990s. They restored the native coastal environment, while adding some amenities such as a pool and cabana. The buildings were built in the the dunescape with the natural protection of a dense cover of native foliage. A hidden drive of crushed oyster shells lined by saw palmetto, bay, and oak trees leads to the house. Winding trails with yucca, sea grapes, carissas and other plants surround the house. Water use is meant to be minimal and restricted to occasional hand watering in cases of extreme drought. The University of Florida in Gainesville recognized the property with an environmental award.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Resolution Trust Corp. (former owners, ? - 1994); Ron Urbaniak (landscape architect, 1997); and Ken McKee (architect, 1997).
Related Materials:
Sea Oats related holdings consist of 1 folder (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 -- Florida -- Ormond Beach  Search this
Xeriscapes  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL131
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/kb655aa65cc-30af-4d13-959c-1cfe286eb682
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11970

[Sea Oats]: view from bathhouse to pavilion.

Photographer:
Gardey, Rolf H.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of the Halifax Country  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Sea Oats (Ormond Beach, Fla.)
United States of America -- Florida -- Volusia County -- Ormond Beach
Date:
2003 Oct.
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:
Tropical plants  Search this
Palms  Search this
Gardens -- Florida -- Ormond Beach  Search this
Seaside gardening  Search this
Ocean  Search this
Plants, Potted  Search this
Xeriscapes  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Chaises longues  Search this
Pavilions  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL131003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL131: Ormond Beach -- Sea Oats
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f6e46114-59aa-4b3f-82ff-56704e63ba04
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12157

[Sea Oats]: view over sand dunes to ocean from wooden walkway.

Photographer:
Gardey, Rolf H.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of the Halifax Country  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Sea Oats (Ormond Beach, Fla.)
United States of America -- Florida -- Volusia County -- Ormond Beach
Date:
2003 Oct.
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 -- Ormond Beach  Search this
Seaside gardening  Search this
Ocean  Search this
Xeriscapes  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Shores  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL131004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL131: Ormond Beach -- Sea Oats
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68f7b7f95-1e1a-4a5a-bba1-3d1c8d23f95c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12158

[Sea Oats]: building roofs seen past palmetto and native plantings.

Photographer:
Gardey, Rolf H.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of the Halifax Country  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Sea Oats (Ormond Beach, Fla.)
United States of America -- Florida -- Volusia County -- Ormond Beach
Date:
2003 Oct.
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:
Tropical plants  Search this
Palms  Search this
Gardens -- Florida -- Ormond Beach  Search this
Xeriscapes  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Roofs  Search this
Seaside gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item FL131005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida / FL131: Ormond Beach -- Sea Oats
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62a356231-b3aa-4c76-9c7d-d01fe415e76a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12159

[Diamond G. J. Ranch]: a native garden features drought-tolerant plants.

Photographer:
Parker, Meg  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (digital) (JPEG file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photograph (digital)
Digital images
Place:
Diamond G. J. Ranch (Blanco, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Blanco
Date:
2010 Oct.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Blanco  Search this
Agaves  Search this
Wild flowers  Search this
Xeriscapes  Search this
Naturalized plantings  Search this
Jars -- ornamental  Search this
Live oak  Search this
Houses  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Rocks  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX098015
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX098: Blanco -- Diamond G. J. Ranch
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bbddf508-fc46-4637-96a4-a6fcaa9dedd7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13547

[Steves Garden]: front bed with natives and xeroscape plantings.

Photographer:
Walker, Sally  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Steves Garden (San Antonio, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Bexar County -- San Antonio
Date:
1998.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- San Antonio  Search this
Xeriscapes  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Vinca  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item TX011003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Texas / TX011: San Antonio -- Steves Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb617dbc573-86a3-402c-93be-cb919a2f8c82
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14036

Dayton -- The Houk Garden

Creator:
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Houk Garden, The (Dayton, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Montgomery County -- Dayton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Located on a three acre lot, this property features woodland gardens with plantings of native trees, shrubs, bulbs and wildflowers that provide habitat for wildlife and woodchip paths for strolling. The mature trees on the property were incorporated into the overall garden design and wood from fallen trees have been used to build walls, seating and other garden structures. A lily pond near the arts and crafts style bungalow provides habitat for fish and frogs as well as aquatic plants. A fenced kitchen garden has vegetables, herbs, and a perennial cutting garden is planted in raised beds, and includes a rose arbor.
Groves of dogwoods, birches and evergreens and a native prairie garden were planted to provide privacy from neighboring properties and to screen unsightly areas (compost bins and a chain link fence). The woodland gardens and perennial borders celebrate the four seasons through an ongoing display of color and varied texture, starting with flowering trees, shrubs and bulbs in spring, which transition to colorful perennials in summer, late blooming perennials in fall, and the textural interest of many varieties of trees and shrubs in winter. The garden is an ongoing project, taking into account concerns about organic growing, climate change, conservation, xeriscaping, local sourcing of food, and deer predations.
Persons associated with the property include Habitat Creations (landscape designers 1999-2000).
Related Materials:
The Houk Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 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 -- Ohio -- Dayton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH236
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb699f3eb24-bb2f-4090-96f1-8a1d68777147
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15525

Centreville -- Post Corners

Landscape architect:
Meister, Larry  Search this
Rutzen, Don  Search this
Officer, post landscape:
Hooks, John D.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Hooks, Carol  Search this
Tibbitts, Todd T.  Search this
Owner, post properties:
Williams, John A.  Search this
Contractor:
Post Landscape  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Post Corners (Centreville, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fairfax County -- Centreville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and a description of Post Properties/Post Landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens.
General:
"Post Landscape, a division of Post Properties, designs, installs, and maintains with an in-house staff of over 100 people. Each apartment community site is unique and only conceptual designs are formally drawn on paper. All designs are generated in the field using the existing topography as a blank canvas. Each landscape architect paints bedlines on the ground and indicates which plants are used. The plants are determined from an ever-changing Preferred Plant List (PPL) that is updated annually. The Preferred Plant List is determined through a five-year testing process and availability of plants." Post Landscape uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Post Corners is one of more than a dozen Post Apartment Home Commmunities offering organic gardening plots on which residents may grow their own crops.
Persons associated with the property include: Larry Meister (landscape architect, 1978 to date); Don Rutzen (landscape architect, 1977 to date); Todd T. Tibbitts (horticulturist, 1983 to date); Carol Hooks (horticulturist, 1984 to date); John D. Hooks (officer, Post Landscape, 1979 to date); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
Related Materials:
Post Corners related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 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 -- Virginia -- Centreville.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA255
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e076af1a-b29c-4025-8595-2c583ea49fb8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18799

Stamford -- June House

Former owner:
June, Silas, 1753-1832  Search this
Landscape architect:
DeMarche, Dickson  Search this
Landscape designer:
Harvey, Michael P.  Search this
Garden designer:
Chips, Lori  Search this
Landscape design firm:
Larry Weaner Landscape Design Associates  Search this
Provenance:
Stamford Garden Club (Connecticut)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
June House (Stamford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Fairfield County -- Stamford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles about the project, and other information.
General:
Located on approximately five acres, June House gardens have been constructed in sympathy with the natural topography of the land and with respect to the plant communities employed. The goal has been to create a balance between traditional styles of gardening and plant community-based landscaping.
Silas June (1753-1832), for whom this property is named, built the main house in 1797. There are many rock outcroppings and few broadly flat areas on this land. The woodland areas are largely second or third growth, indicating the property had been cleared of trees in Silas' day.
There were no ornamental gardens when the present owners moved to June House in April, 1977 so they started to develop the immediate area around the main house and carriage house by putting a shady border perennial bed in between the two houses and named it "Valley Garden." In 1984, the owners constructed a terracing and stone retaining wall by the swimming pool with rock used from the construction of the pool in 1960 then planted apple trees, a sunny perennial bed and apiary. An increase in deer browse by 1990 prompted the enclosure of over 4 acres with a deer fence. By 1992, the owners decided major work needed to be done around the two houses and professional design assistance was needed. Landscape architect, Dickson DeMarche was asked to create a master plan and managed the installation of designs over the ensuing three years. The Overlook Garden and the Arbor House by the swimming pool was added in 1994 and an enclosed vegetable and herb garden with raised beds and pergola was completed in 1995.
With the millennium came renewed efforts to enhance the property. A prominent rocky promontory named "Mole Mountain" was stripped in 2002 of unwanted plants growing on it and xeriscaped by landscape desiger, Michael Harvey. A wildflower meadow seed mix was then planned and installed along the north face of Mole Mountain by Larry Weaner of Larry Weaner Landscape Design Associates in collaboration with Harvey. In 2003, the owners along with Harvey turned their attention to the south of "Mole Mountain" for the installation of an Alpine/Conifer Garden using H. Lincoln Foster's Rock Gardening (Houghton Mifflin Co., 1968) as a guide. In 2004, a bridge designed by Dickson DeMarche (landscape designer), was constructed joining the barn with the top of "Mole Mountain" and a butterfly garden was designed and planted by the owners south of the croquet/tennis courts. From 2005 to present day many projects were started and not yet completed or will continue to be refined. Such projects include a shade garden under the bridge, conifer grove and southwest shrub border, woodland garden trails, Metasequoia grove and a meditation garden. The owners are "hands on" gardeners; they do a significant amount of the planning, planting and maintenance themselves.
Persons associated with the garden include Slias June (former owner, 1797-date unknown); Dickson DeMarche, (landscape architect, 1992-1995, 2004); Larry Weaner of Larry Weaner Landscape Design Associates, (landscape designer, 2002); Michael P. Harvey, (landscape designer, 2002-2005) and Lori Chips of Oliver Nurseries, (garden designer, 2003).
Additional materials on the June House can be found at the Stamford Historical Society. More information about the landscape designs of Dickson DeMarche can be found in the archives of the Laurel Rock Company.
Related Materials:
June House related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Stamford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT349
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62ebaffff-95fb-4338-9bcb-19e50b9a447e
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21636
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Atlanta -- Post Brookhaven

Landscape architect:
Meister, Larry  Search this
Rutzen, Don  Search this
Officer, post landscape:
Hooks, John D.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Hooks, Carol  Search this
Tibbitts, Todd T.  Search this
Owner, post properties:
Williams, John A.  Search this
Contractor:
Post Landscape  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Post Brookhaven (Atlanta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a description of Post Properties/Post Landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens, and a photocopy of an article about Post Brookhaven.
General:
"Post Landscape, a division of Post Properties, designs, installs, and maintains with an in-house staff of over 100 people. Each apartment community site is unique and only conceptual designs are formally drawn on paper. All designs are generated in the field using the existing topography as a blank canvas. Each landscape architect paints bedlines on the ground and indicates which plants are used. The plants are determined from an ever-changing Preferred Plant List (PPL) that is updated annually. The Preferred Plant List is determined through a five-year testing process and availability of plants." Post Landscape uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Post Brookhaven is an upscale, garden-style apartment community spread over 50 acres. Post Brookhaven features three amenity areas with tennis courts, resort-style swimming pools and community facilities. A nature preserve borders the property on one side and interested residents can plant a vegetable garden.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Larry Meister (landscape architect, 1978 to date); Don Rutzen (landscape architect, 1977 to date); Todd T. Tibbitts (horticulturist, 1983 to date); Carol Hooks (horticulturist, 1984 to date); John D. Hooks (officer, Post Landscape, 1979 to date); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
Related Materials:
Post Brookhaven related holdings consist of 1 folder (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 -- Georgia -- Atlanta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA155
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61ada9f35-792c-44e6-af80-12cee28bd123
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23118

Atlanta -- Post Collier Hills

Landscape architect:
Meister, Larry  Search this
Rutzen, Don  Search this
Officer, post landscape:
Hooks, John D.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Hooks, Carol  Search this
Tibbitts, Todd T.  Search this
Owner, post properties:
Williams, John A.  Search this
Contractor:
Post Landscape  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Post Collier Hills (Atlanta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and a description of Post Properties/Post Landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens.
General:
"Post Properties, designs, installs, and maintains with an in-house staff of over 100 people. Each apartment community site is unique and only conceptual designs are formally drawn on paper. All designs are generated in the field using the existing topography as a blank canvas. Each landscape architect paints bedlines on the ground and indicates which plants are used. The plants are determined from an ever-changing Preferred Plant List (PPL) that is updated annually. The Preferred Plant List is determined through a five-year testing process and availability of plants." Post Landscape uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Post Collier Hills is a 316-unit, seven-acre, in-town site with a central courtyard surrounded by three buildings. Over one-third of the total units look down on this one central courtyard. It was landscaped for heavy pedestrian use. There are several gardens within the area and it has extensive night lighting.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Larry Meister (landscape architect, 1978 to date); Don Rutzen (landscape architect, 1977 to date); Todd T. Tibbitts (horticulturist, 1983 to date); Carol Hooks (horticulturist, 1984 to date); John D. Hooks (officer, Post Landscape, 1979 to date); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
Related Materials:
Post Collier Hills related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 35 mm. slide)
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 -- Georgia -- Atlanta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA156
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6648d09ad-4ac3-4f93-b00e-ff692c556ff0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23119

Atlanta -- Post Chastain

Landscape architect:
Meister, Larry  Search this
Rutzen, Don  Search this
Officer, post landscape:
Hooks, John D.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Hooks, Carol  Search this
Tibbitts, Todd T.  Search this
Owner, post properties:
Williams, John A.  Search this
Contractor:
Post Landscape  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Post Chastain (Atlanta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a description of Post Properties/Post Landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens, and a copy of a fact sheet entitled "Nancy Creek Nature Preserve at Post Chastain."
General:
"Post Landscape, a division of Post Properties, designs, installs, and maintains with an in-house staff of over 100 people. Each apartment community site is unique and only conceptual designs are formally drawn on paper. All designs are generated in the field using the existing topography as a blank canvas. Each landscape architect paints bedlines on the ground and indicates which plants are used. The plants are determined from an ever-changing Preferred Plant List (PPL) that is updated annually. The Preferred Plant List is determined through a five-year testing process and availability of plants." Post Landscape uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Of the 20 acres comprising the Post Chastain community, 12 acres are the Nancy Creek flood plain nature preserve, and the remaining eight acres contain 558 mid-rise apartment units. Because Nancy Creek rises above its banks during heavy rains, the floodplain is occasionally covered by up to four feet of water. Post chose plants for the area which can withstand periods of both inundation and drying, while providing a diverse natural habitat for animal and bird life.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Larry Meister (landscape architect, 1978 to date); Don Rutzen (landscape architect, 1977 to date); Todd T. Tibbitts (horticulturist, 1983 to date); Carol Hooks (horticulturist, 1984 to date); John D. Hooks (officer, Post Landscape); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
Related Materials:
Post Chastain related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 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 -- Georgia -- Atlanta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA159
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a34995a2-ce26-4593-a981-f9856d1e102a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23120

Atlanta -- Post Park

Landscape architect:
Meister, Larry  Search this
Rutzen, Don  Search this
Officer, post landscape:
Hooks, John D.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Hooks, Carol  Search this
Tibbitts, Todd T.  Search this
Owner, post properties:
Williams, John A.  Search this
Contractor:
Post Landscape  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Post Park (Atlanta, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Atlanta
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a description of Post Properties/Post landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens, and a photocopy of an article about the site.
General:
"Post Landscape, a division of Post Properties, designs, installs, and maintains with an in-house staff of over 100 people. Each apartment community site is unique and only conceptual designs are formally drawn on paper. All designs are generated in the field using the existing topography as a blank canvas. Each landscape architect paints bedlines on the ground and indicates which plants are used. The plants are determined from an ever-changing Preferred Plant List (PPL) that is updated annually. The Preferred Plant List is determined through a five-year testing process and availability of plants." Post Landscape uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Post Park Apartment Homes is on a 60-acre site and features three amenity areas with tennis courts, resort-style swimming pools and community facilities. Picnic areas and mulched paths encourage residents to enjoy the grounds. Flowering plants such as Buddleia and Rudbeckia are used to attract butterflies to to a gazebo seating area. There are 5,000 square feet of annual beds, which are changed twice a year. In addition, herbaceous perennial borders feature such plants as Hibiscus moscheutos, Eupatorium, Gaura, and roses. An urban vegetable garden with raised beds, complemented by fruit-bearing plants, and a nature preserve bordering one side of the property are other features.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Larry Meister (landscape architect, 1978 to date); Don Rutzen (landscape architect, 1977 to date); Todd T. Tibbitts (horticulturist, 1983 to date); Carol Hooks (horticulturist, 1984 to date); John D. Hooks (officer, Post Landscape); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
Related Materials:
Post Park related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 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 -- Georgia -- Atlanta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA161
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6246166dc-908f-4997-b1a4-3b60d4f7d165
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23121

Duluth -- Post Court

Landscape architect:
Meister, Larry  Search this
Rutzen, Don  Search this
Officer, post landscape:
Hooks, John D.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Hooks, Carol  Search this
Tibbitts, Todd T.  Search this
Owner, post properties:
Williams, John A.  Search this
Contractor:
Post Landscape  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Post Court (Duluth, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Gwinett County -- Duluth
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and a description of Post Properties/Post Landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens.
General:
"Post Landscape, a division of Post Properties, designs, installs, and maintains with an in-house staff of over 100 people. Each apartment community site is unique and only conceptual designs are formally drawn on paper. All designs are generated in the field using the existing topography as a blank canvas. Each landscape architect paints bedlines on the ground and indicates which plants are used. The plants are determined from an ever-changing Preferred Plant List (PPL) that is updated annually. The Preferred Plant List is determined through a five-year testing process and availability of plants." Post Landscape uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Larry Meister (landscape architect, 1978 to date); Don Rutzen (landscape architect, 1977 to date); Todd T. Tibbitts (horticulturist, 1983 to date); Carol Hooks (horticulturist, 1984 to date); John D. Hooks (officer, Post Landscape, 1979 to date); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
Related Materials:
Post Court related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 35 mm. slide)
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 -- Georgia -- Duluth  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA160
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68b69621b-098c-4d45-84a2-dbd15d2e3283
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23191

Smyrna -- Post Village

Landscape architect:
Meister, Larry  Search this
Rutzen, Don  Search this
Officer, post landscape:
Hooks, John D.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Hooks, Carol  Search this
Tibbitts, Todd T.  Search this
Owner, post properties:
Williams, John A.  Search this
Contractor:
Post Landscape  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Post Village (Smyrna, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Cobb County -- Smyrna
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a description of Post Properties/Post Landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens, and photocopies of two articles about Post Village.
General:
"Post Landscape, a division of Post Properties, designs, installs, and maintains with an in-house staff of over 100 people. Each apartment community site is unique and only conceptual designs are formally drawn on paper. All designs are generated in the field using the existing topography as a blank canvas. Each landscape architect paints bedlines on the ground and indicates which plants are used. The plants are determined from an ever-changing Preferred Plant List (PPL) that is updated annually. The Preferred Plant List is determined through a five-year testing process and availability of plants." Post Landscape uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Post Village is a 300-acre site, containing five separate apartment home communities, totaling more than 1,700 units. In addition to amenities such as tennis courts and swimming pools, Post Village's landscape features a marsh area, more than 300,000 bulbs, a lake, and extensive use of screening plants.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Larry Meister (landscape architect, 1978 to date); Don Rutzen (landscape architect, 1977 to date); Todd T. Tibbitts (horticulturist, 1983 to date); Carol Hooks (horticulturist, 1984 to date); John D. Hooks (officer, Post Landscape, 1979 to date); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
Related Materials:
Post Village related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 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 -- Georgia -- Smyrna.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA157
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d03454b3-d089-42d7-a8cd-0629fff67e33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23229

Smyrna -- Post Vinings

Landscape architect:
Meister, Larry  Search this
Rutzen, Don  Search this
Officer, post landscape:
Hooks, John D.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Hooks, Carol  Search this
Tibbitts, Todd T.  Search this
Owner, post properties:
Williams, John A.  Search this
Contractor:
Post Landscape  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Post Vinings (Smyrna, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Cobb County -- Smyrna
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a description of Post Properties/Post Landscape's overall approach to landscape and gardens, and a photocopy of an article about Post Vinings.
General:
"Post Properties, designs, installs, and maintains with an in-house staff of over 100 people. Each apartment community site is unique and only conceptual designs are formally drawn on paper. All designs are generated in the field using the existing topography as a blank canvas. Each landscape architect paints bedlines on the ground and indicates which plants are used. The plants are determined from an ever-changing Preferred Plant List (PPL) that is updated annually. The Preferred Plant List is determined through a five-year testing process and availability of plants." Post Landscaping uses the principles of xeriscaping (matching the right plant to the right place) and integrated pest management.
Post Vinings Apartment Community has 335 units located on 14 acres in Smyrna, Georgia. Great effort was taken in saving the trees on the property. In addition, a large gas pipeline easement runs through the center of the community, which was used to good advantage for design and planting.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Larry Meister (landscape architect, 1978 to date); Don Rutzen (landscape architect, 1977 to date); Todd T. Tibbitts (horticulturist, 1983 to date); Carol Hooks (horticulturist, 1984 to date); John D. Hooks (officer, Post Landscape, 1979 to date); John A. Williams (owner, Post Properties); and Post Landscape (landscape contractors).
Related Materials:
Post Vinings related holdings consist of 1 folder (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 -- Georgia -- Smyrna.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA158
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Georgia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb699049234-abc8-4b99-a073-aa00baa68c7a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref23230

Honolulu -- Halawa Xeriscape Garden

Provenance:
The Garden Club of Honolulu  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File HI006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Hawaii
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60ed24b9f-9d8f-439a-b8ad-d5263685cf06
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref31656

Colorado Springs -- Young Garden, The

Photographer:
Tutt, Melani M.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Heinrichsdorff, Gernot  Search this
Architect:
Wallace, John James, 1921-2011  Search this
Provenance:
Broadmoor Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Colorado -- El Paso County -- Colorado Springs
The Young Garden (Colorado Springs, Colorado)
Scope and Contents:
25 digital images (2021) and 1 file folder.
General:
The Young Garden is located in the Rocky Mountain Foothills of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Established in 1970, the 3-acre property features native woodlands, alpine specimens, and a naturalized fish pond.

The gardens and courtyard area that surround the house are alive with bees, birds, butterflies and wildlife and are a testament to the owner's commitment to a resilient, ecologically vibrant garden. In order to transform the front of the property as seen from the street, the land was totally recontoured and many large boulders were added. The area was further enhanced with grasses and perennials to add drifts of color and texture to the existing native pine, gamble oak and shrubs. The north facing location combined with the variety of wildlife passing through this area created a challenge for any new plants or shrubs. 

Large spade-dug native ponderosa and pinon pine trees were planted early on.  A "sunken" garden was established to be seen out of a multi-windowed wall of the sun-room.  Small foot paths were developed to wind through dense gamble oak trees to add a bit of mystery to the short traverse between a close-in garden and a large native upper meadow.  The sloping ground portion of the courtyard – back patio area was terraced with native fieldstone, which at one point, expands into a naturalized fish-pond holding more than 500 gallons of water. The water is freshened by a small continuously running waterfall and is an attraction to a variety of local wildlife. Trough gardens provide a place to display small alpine specimens that would be lost in a normal garden setting. 

The Contemporary style home, constructed in 1970, was designed by architect John James Wallace for William and Nancy Schlosser. Nancy served as a Garden Club of America Director from 1982-1984.

Persons associated with the garden's design: Gernot Heinrichsdorff (landscape architect, 1970).
Provenance:
The Broadmoor Garden Club facilitated the 2022 submission.
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 -- Colorado -- Colorado Springs  Search this
Alpine garden plants  Search this
Meadows  Search this
Native plant gardens  Search this
Xeriscaping  Search this
Containers  Search this
Decks  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Woodland gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CO050
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Colorado
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67adb752b-8984-4866-b2de-e9d3ffb56911
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33273

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:
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 -- Arizona -- Paradise Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AZ004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arizona
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e2b62064-c501-4675-81c7-c3644e1d9613
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5473

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