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Atherton -- Miller Garden

Former owner:
Brouillet, Arthur  Search this
Designer:
Schulenberg, Gunther  Search this
Gardener:
Moffet, James F.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Moffet, James F.  Search this
Photographer:
Schilling, Dianne  Search this
Provenance:
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club  Search this
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Miller Garden (Atherton, Calif.)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Atherton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes plans, slide list, information sheet done by GCA researcher Jo Anne Miller.
General:
"This property belonged to Arthur Brouillet, an attorney in San Francisco. Although a Frenchman, he admired Dutch Colonial style and fashioned his home to suit his tastes which included an excellent wine room, a guest house and a large garden with an orchard."
"The pool area was built later, quite unusual with the brick terracing all around and elevated sitting areas. There is a large arbor at one end and a rock garden with spa at the opposite end. A particularly beautiful and large Plane tree shelters the middle garden."
Persons associated with the property include: Arthur Brouillet (former owner from 1930 to 1954); John Northmore Roberts and Associates (landscape architects in 1984); Gunther Schulenburg (landscape and design in 1984); James F. Moffet (horticulturist and gardener in 1990).
Related Materials:
Miller Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Atherton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA341
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
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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)
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Garden Club of America collection, circa 1920-[on-going].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- 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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Atherton -- The Garden of Linda J. Grauer

Former owner:
Miller, W.  Search this
Solari Family  Search this
Landscape architect:
Swan, Katsy  Search this
Provenance:
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Garden of Linda J. Grauer (Atherton, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo -- Atherton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, maps, and additional information.
General:
The native trees including coast Live oaks and 175-foot tall sequoias on this 2.9 acre property date back to the mid-19th century, planted in the area on the country estates of wealthy San Franciscans. This Tudor-style house was built in 1934 after the 420-acre Selby estate had been subdivided. These gardens were designed in consultation with Katsy Swan over a twelve year period beginning in 1992. Curving lines are evident throughout in the lawns, stone or gravel walkways, and flower borders. The only straight lines are found in the parterres that border the raised beds of the vegetable garden. Color in spring comes from vast plantings of bulbs as well as dogwoods, magnolias, strawberry tree, hydrangeas, viburnum and flowering cherries. Japanese maples add color in the fall. The color palette for the flowering trees, shrubs and perennials is predominantly white with pastels, which contrast with the dark green foliage of the oaks, redwoods, roses, rhododendrons, and camellias as well as with the bright green lawns. There is a patio near the house encircled by cedars and another patio near the tennis court bordered by rose standards. An elaborate garden bench copied from one seen in Nymanns Gardens in Sussex, England is shaded by tulip magnolias with creeping fig topiary reindeer nearby.
Cobblestone paving and wells around the coast oaks prevent soil build up and compaction around the roots of these antique trees. Nearby areas do not have the colorful flowering shrubs and trees found elsewhere on the property but are left unplanted and mulched with oak leaves, eliminating the need for watering that could damage the trees. The owners added a gatehouse, brick gazebo and dual purpose garden and pool house. They attached a greenhouse near the vegetable garden. A rectangular reflecting pool doubles as a lap pool and is the water feature on the property. The entire property is landscaped within a dark green perimeter fence designed by the owner; additional outbuildings include a garage, cottage, and storage building.
Persons associated with the garden include W. Miller (former owner); Kenneth Solari and family (former owners, -1988); Katsy Swan (landscape architect and garden designer, 1992-2004).
Related Materials:
The Garden of Linda J. Grauer related holdings consist of 1 folder (30 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Atherton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA611
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Berkeley -- Marcia Donahue's Garden

Owner:
Donohue, Marcia  Search this
Garden designer:
Donohue, Marcia  Search this
Sculptor:
Donohue, Marcia  Search this
Tool, Sara  Search this
Bulwinkle, Mark, 1946-  Search this
Koi pond designer:
Forristt, Cevan  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Marcia Donahue's Garden (Berkeley, California)
United States of America -- California -- Alameda -- Berkeley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
A 60 by 100 foot urban lot with an 1880's Victorian house has been the site of a unique artist's garden for 36 years. The garden areas in front of and behind the house are densely planted and packed with sculptures, salvage and donated articles, a life's work described by the owner as "Planting Sculpture, Sculpting Plants". Important symbols are repeated, including a wooden gate shaped like a hand and a hand-shaped koi pond with plants growing between the fingers, mythological figures that pertain to gardens, Flora and Demeter, and sculpted poles that suggest bamboo, painted in colors and inscribed with lettering to complement nearby plants. There is a poultry pavilion made from salvage for the 20 bantam chickens that freely range in the garden during the day. The dense planting succeeds because the soil was dug deeply and is amended with organic materials, from the chickens and the other compost, kept at the end of a path of discarded gravestones. The garden is tended by hand and vigorous plants are pruned back so others can thrive. The plant selection is broad and diverse, including sub-tropical varieties and since the garden is watered by hand it may evolve to feature more drought tolerant selections.
Some of the inorganic items the owner has worked into her garden design include bowling balls set in pots or piled up as mulch, reflective obelisks set among silvery leaves, old flatware planted in the soil, ceramic bulbs also planted in pots, necklaces of sculpted and carved spheres draped in trees and ceramic eggs draped on the chicken coop, and industrial cast-offs such as a giant spring used as a plant support. Artworks contributed by others include a statuesque figure known as "The Big Beauty" set among bamboo and giant horsetail and cut-out steel figures and heads suspended from trees or poles.
Marcia Donohue (owner, garden designer and sculptor, 1978- ); Sara Tool (sculptor); Cevan Forristt (koi pond designer); Mark Bulwinkle (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Marcia Donahue's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folder (4 35mm. slides and 238 transparencies)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Berkeley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA154
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Montecito -- Tobey Residence

Former owner:
Sullivan, Selby  Search this
Sullivan, Selby Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Nulty, Don  Search this
Master rosarian:
Bifano, Dan  Search this
Stream installation:
Garcia, Bruce  Search this
Landscape designer:
Melnik, Jim  Search this
Head gardener and garden contractor:
Flores, Ernesto  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tobey Residence (Montecito, California)
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Montecito
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Years ago there was a cherimoya orchard on the sloping hillside of this three-acre property, covered with woodchips when the current owners installed formal rose, rock and woodland gardens, beginning in 2006. Tall eucalyptus trees for shade and a massive Monterey cypress that was a focal point, as well as an antique stone fountain, were found on the property. Banks of landscape roses including a rose hedge bordering a new swimming pool were integrated with the existing cypress hedge, oaks, olives and arbutus, and sweeping lawns on the upper level of the property. Additional hedges, mature specimen trees, citrus trees and bulbs were planted, and dry stone walls dotted with shaped privet divide a slope into terraces. The old hillside orchard was transformed with a man-made stream that tumbles over rocks with meandering gravel and stone paths that lead downhill to a labyrinth of stone and silver carpet groundcover. There are David Austin shrub roses and large swaths of landscape roses throughout the property with occasional benches for sitting and enjoying the views of gardens, ocean and mountains.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Selby Sullivan (former owners, 2002-2006); Don Nulty (architect, 2002-2005); Dan Bifano (master rosarian, 2005-present); Bruce Garcia (stream installation, 2006); Jim Melnik (landscape designer, 2006-2007); Ernesto Flores (head gardener and garden contractor, 2006-present).
Related Materials:
Tobey Residence related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Montecito  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA608
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Archives of American Gardens
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Carmel Valley Village -- Finale

Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Finale (Carmel Valley, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey County -- Carmel Valley Village
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a narrative description of the garden, and other information.
General:
This 5,030 square foot formal garden,significantly smaller than the owners' previous property, includes antique garden ornaments as well as a deck design they loved and brought with them in 2003. A color palette limited to green, white and soft gray unifies the lawn, patio and deck. Topiary trees and shaped hedges inside the walls and beyond the deck also unify the space.
The lawn garden at the front of the house is bordered by topiary Mayten and Japanese maple trees, clipped boxwood hedges, and white New Guinea impatiens planted in containers, underplanted in Baby's tears, that leads to a reproduction Italian wall fountain. The patio with gray paving stone tiles alongside the house features more topiary trees and a border of clipped English boxwood. The deck at the back of the house, copied from the deck designed by landscape architect Thomas Church from their previous property, is bordered by low benches and a tall bayberry hedge.
Related Materials:
Finale related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Carmel  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA465
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Carmel-by-the-Sea -- Micro Casa

Former owner:
Burkett, E. Mrs.  Search this
Contractor:
Busse, Kirk  Search this
Landscape designer:
Walbert, Ann C.  Search this
Gardener:
de la Rosa, José  Search this
Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Micro Casa (Carmel, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey County -- Carmel-by-the-Sea
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet with garden plan and a copy of an article about the garden.
General:
Established in 1996, this garden designed by its owner takes its name from its small size--only 40 by 96 feet. The illusion of space begins with the entry gate images of cypress and pine. The trees seem to be carved into the wood and inlaid with copper, but the gates are actually painted to fool the eye. The path of Carmel stone set in a diagonal line implies a strong forward movement. That line is supported by low ground cover and gradually overlapping and layering of more vertical plants. The receding color blue is used extensively in this tiny garden with such plants as Vinca minor 'Bowles', Nepeta x faassenii, Delphinium elatum, Agapanthus umbellatus, Sisyrinchium idahoense, liriope, and iris. These plants also provide a variety of foliage, textures, and shapes. Late spring color is provided by California and Iceland poppies, while digitalis, Solanum jasminoides, camellia, Philadelphus lewisii, and Iris douglasiana give white blooms to add reflection and movement. Following the stone path to the rear garden, the use of stronger colors increases and leads to the sculptural form of the old cypress tree. The horizontal line, giving the illusion of width, continues with the use of white plants outlining the shade area.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. E. Burkett (former owner, 1989-1996); Kirk Busse (contractor, 1989); Ann C. Walbert (landscape designer); and Jose de la Rosa (gardener, 1996 to date).
Related Materials:
Micro Casa related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Carmel  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA132
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Carmel-by-the-Sea -- Dougherty Garden

Landscape designer:
Dougherty, Jim  Search this
O'Connell, Billy  Search this
Owner:
Dougherty, Jim  Search this
Contractor:
O'Connell, Billy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dougherty Garden (Carmel, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey County -- Carmel-by-the-Sea
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Situated in the Carmel Valley, this site was developed from four acres of former strawberry fields into an attractive, colorful garden. Highlights include four large raised beds created from 300 tons of Carmel stone, a productive orchard, a barn, a broad expanse of lawn, many antique birdhouses, and examples of early California farm equipment used as garden ornaments.
Persons associated with the garden include: Jim Dougherty (landscape designer and owner, 1989 to date) and Billy O'Connell (landscape designer and contractor, 1989 to date).
Related Materials:
Dougherty Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Carmel  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA320
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Carmel-by-the-Sea -- Mitchell Garden

Landscape designer:
Foster, Norman  Search this
Photographer:
Kelly, Shirley  Search this
Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- California -- Monterey County -- Carmel-by-the-Sea
General:
"The homes in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California are typically cottage type dwellings on small lots. The pretty board/batten house and guest cottage, the interesting plant material and pleasing artifacts make for a garden of character and charm. The property is composed of brick patios and native stone paths surrounding the house and guest cottage."
"There are patios and sitting areas on the west and south side of the house and guest cottage. These patios, partly shaded by a giant old Pittosporum tree and a large pine, are planted with English Ivy, ferns, azaleas, fuchsias, begonias, and camellias mainly in shades of green and white. There are topiaries and many container plants."
"The sunny patio on the north side of the house has a sitting area, potted plants and a Koi pond bordered by flower beds. On the north wall Gordon Apple trees are espalied, blossoming in late February, followed by red apples in September. Unusual plants are a Hinoki cypress which as been in the garden many years and a small Gowen Cypress. This plant, which is indigenous to the Pebble Beach area, became very scarce, and seedlings were distributed to a few for propogation."
Persons associated with the property include: Norman Foster (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Mitchell Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Carmel-by-the-Sea  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA343
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Carmel-by-the-Sea -- Little House

Former owner:
Rocca, Noala  Search this
Jensen, Missy  Search this
Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Little House (Carmel-by-the-Sea, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey -- Carmel-by-the-Sea
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, personal recollections and a photocopy of an article.
General:
Located on approximately 4,000 square feet of land in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, Little House was established in 2005. Little House is a small cottage garden encompassing two old, indigenous trees and a formal parterre. In the California style, the garden is an extension of the house. Each room has a different perspective on the garden and garden rooms. With a mild, Mediterranean climate, there is year round interest with all evergreen plants and touches of annuals and colors from Begonias and other flowering plants in the pots and parterre.
Plantings include ferns, shrubs, hedges, Quercus agrifolia, Magnolia, Pinus radiate, Buxus, Buxus sempervirens, Camellia, Camellia 'Red Apple,' Ligustrum texanum, Pittosporum tenuifolium, Pittosporum undulatum, Rhaphiolepsis umbellate 'Minor,' Rhododendron 'Catawbiense Grandiflorum,' Microlepia strigosa, Polystichum polypodium, Bergenia 'Bressingham Ruby,' Ceanothus 'Carmel Creeper,' Euphorbia martini, Hellebore 'White Lady,' Hellebore 'Red Lady,' Hellebore 'Blue Lady,' Clematis Montana, Ficus pimula, and Rosa 'Cecile Brunner'
Garden features include benches, containers, decks, espaliers, fences, garden borders, a parterre, planting walls, window boxes, and topiary work.
Persons associated with the garden include: Noala Rocca (former owner, dates unknown); Missy Jensen (garden designer, 2005?-).
Related Materials:
Little House related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Carmel-by-the-Sea  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA539
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Archives of American Gardens
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Carmel-by-the-Sea -- City Hall, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Constance Meach Ridder Memorial Garden

Landscape designer:
Comeau, Michelle  Search this
Sculptor of railings:
Signorella, Robert  Search this
Former owner:
All Saints' Episcopal Church  Search this
Owner:
City of Carmel-by-the-Sea  Search this
Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
City Hall, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Constance Meach Ridder Memorial Garden (Carmel-by-the-Sea, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey -- Carmel-by-the-Sea
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and local newspaper articles.
General:
Private donations and public funds and manpower enabled the creation of a public memorial garden outside the arts and crafts city hall building in the village of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Before this project was approved there were inappropriate plantings that had to compete with tree roots and canopy, walkways and front steps that were uneven, deteriorating wooden handrails, run-off from the roof falling directly on the garden; and the retaining wall separating the garden area from the parking lot was crumbling. The sloping site was cleared and re-graded so all the new walkways would be ADA-compliant. The cement steps were repaired, sand-blasted and repainted and the retaining wall was replaced. Drainage problems were corrected and California natives better suited to drought conditions were planted. Large rustic pots are planted with annuals, and changed each season. Hand-crafted iron railings made by Robert Signorella and a recirculating fountain made from a redwood stump add design features. The old wooden hand-rails were repurposed as backs for the cement benches on the patio.
The public garden is in memory of Connie Ridder, a long-time member of the Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club. In one of the flower beds there is a granite stone with a bronze plaque dedication to her.
Persons associated with the garden include: All Saints' Episcopal Church (former owners, 1913-1951); City of Carmel-by-the-Sea (owners, 1951- ); Michelle Comeau (landscape designer (2012); Robert Signorella (sculptor of railings).
Related Materials:
City Hall, Carmel-by-the-Sea, Constance Meach Ridder Memorial Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Carmel-by-the-Sea  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA605
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Glen Ellen -- Quarryhill Botanical Garden

Chairman/former owner:
Jansen, Jane Davenport  Search this
Director:
Davenport, Eleanor  Search this
Director/ photographer:
McNamara, William  Search this
Director/ gca representative:
Mac Bride, Sally  Search this
Bowman, Donna  Search this
Accountant:
Moses, Floyd  Search this
Lawyer:
Garrison, Maynard  Search this
Landscape designer:
Sheppard, David  Search this
Provenance:
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club  Search this
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Quarryhill Botanical Garden (Glen Ellen, Calif.)
United States of America -- California -- Sonoma County -- Glen Ellen
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the public gardens located in Glen Ellen, California. The folder includes a slide list, a plant list, and a description and worksheet completed by GCA researcher Jo Anne Miller.
General:
"It is located on 20 rocky acres in Sonoma, California and dedicated to the conservation and study of Asian plants. The plants are almost all grown from seed and are collected in Asia in association with the Royal Botanical Garden, Kew and Lork Howick of the Howick Arboretum in Northumberland."
"Because of uncontrolled development (i.e. logging and grazing in China) many plant species are disappearing forever. After only seven years, Quarryhill has the largest collection of Asian plants, all scientifically documented, in North America."
Persons associated with the property include: Jane Davenport Jansen (chairman/former owner); Eleanor Davenport (director); William McNamara (director/photographer); Sally MacBride (director/ GCA representative); Donna Bowman (director/ GCA representative); Floyd Moses (accountant); Maynard Garrison (lawyer); David Shepard (lanscape designer).
Related Materials:
Quarryhill Botanical Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (6 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Glen Ellen  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA344
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Hillsborough -- Edgecourt

Former owner:
Pope, George A. Mrs. Mr.  Search this
Burlingame Country Club  Search this
Landscape architect:
McLaren, John  Search this
Architect:
Brown, A. Page  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Edgecourt (Hillsborough, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and copies of articles.
General:
The house, built by Alfred Poett, was later owned by the Burlingame Country Club after being extensively remodeled by A. Page Brown. It closely resembled a Tudor-style "cottage." The estate, when owned by George A. Pope, included a 27-acre garden and an Arthur Brown-designed dance pavilion, built for his daughter. The house burned down in 1946 after the Pope's death and is now a subdivision. Between 1993 and 1998, the entrance gates were restored. Spruce and eucalyptus trees planted on either side of the road may have existed from the original estate.
Mrs. Pope also had a summer home in Lake Tahoe, CA. See CA073.
See also Untitled Garden, Hillsborough California (CA342).
Persons associated with the property include: Alfred Poett (former owner, 1870); William Sharon (former owner); Burlingame Country Club (former owner, 1894-1899); Mr. and Mrs. George A. Pope (former owner, 1899-?); MacRorie-McLaren (landscape architects, 1916).
Related Materials:
Edgecourt related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
Other materials found at San Mateo County Historical Museum.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA001
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Hillsborough -- Untitled Garden in Hillsborough, California

Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Kato, David  Search this
Architect:
Warneke, Carl  Search this
Steiner, Robert  Search this
Livermore, George  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Untitled Garden (Hillsborough, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and a copy of the garden plan. The garden is noted for its use of color and its horticultural sophistication.
General:
This two-acre site reflects the horticultural knowledge of its owner, who consistently works in and supervises all aspects of the maintenance of the garden. She designs the perennial borders known for their artistic sense of color and grows plants from seed. Major plantings include roses, bulbs, perennials, potted plants, and topiary. Of special interest is a metal arbor. The site is a portion of "El Cerrito," the former De Sabla property, and originally had a water tower, barn, and orchard. The well continues to supply water, one original fruit tree exists, and one old oak, Quercus Agrifolia, grows by the rose garden. Other oaks were moved to the property.
Persons associated with the property include: Thomas Church (landscape architect); David Kato (landscape architect); Carl Warneke (architect); Robert Steiner (architect); and George Livermore (architect).
Related Materials:
Untitled Garden in Hillsborough, California related holdings consist of 1 folder (27 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA139
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Hillsborough -- Untitled Garden in Hillsborough, California

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Untitled Garden (Hillsborough, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and related information.
General:
This garden was visited during the 1965 annual meeting of the Garden Club of America. Designed by Lawrence Halprin, with architectural work by Joseph Esherick, it encompasses six acres and its development was begun in 1956. Garden features include a swimming pool, rock garden, pergolas, and a swimming pool. Native trees and plants complement the contemporary-style house.
Persons associated with the property include Lawrence Halprin (landscape architect) and Joseph Esherick (architect).
Related Materials:
Untitled Garden in Hillsborough, California related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA189
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Hillsborough -- Magowan Garden

Former owner:
Pope, George  Search this
Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Stafford, Jack Casper, 1921-1998  Search this
Architect:
Wurster, William  Search this
Sculptor:
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-  Search this
Provenance:
Hillsborough Garden Club  Search this
Hillsborough Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Magowan Garden (Hillsborough, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a description and worksheet by the GCA researcher and plans of the garden.
General:
"Home was planned and built for the George Pope family in 1933. Pope family were the only owners for 50 years. The garden is thought to be among the first (if not the first) commission for Thomas Church in Hillsborough. The earth was moved by pack mules--the total installation cost $5000.00."
"One enters the property by a bridge over a creek which flows year round. The two story stucco house has a three story tower with a foundation planting, trellises and some original fixtures. Urns aand pots enhance the entry terraces."
The central focus of the front garden is a sunken grass allee bordered by narrow pea gravel paths. Boxwood hedges and elevated flower borders are backed by serpentine hedges. A row of flowering fruit trees define each side of the allee. Perennials are planted in the borders beneath the fruit trees.
A focal point is created at the end of the allee by a sculpture, Balanced and Unbalanced D by Fletcher Benton. Perennial borders flanks both left and right sides of the garden.
Magnificent California live oaks are a feature of the rear garden. A large sunken brick patio is directly off of the living room. Four pollared Plane trees planted in the patio provide shade in the summer and architectural interest in the winter. Beyond is lawn bounded on the left by a curving border of rhododendrons and azaleas. On the right is the swimming pool area separated from the lawn by a boxwood hedge.
A second tier of lawn is surrounded by a natural planting. The eye is carried to a small waterfall pond set in river rock and surrounded by large shade loving plants.
Persons associated with the property include: Thomas Church (landscape architect); Jack Stafford (landscape architect); William Wurster (architect); Fletcher Benton (sculptor).
Related Materials:
George Pope Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35-mm slides.)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA339
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Hillsborough -- Moore Garden

Former owner:
Covell, Gordon  Search this
Horticulturist:
Takemoto, Tsugio  Search this
Nurseryman:
Peters & Wilson  Search this
Provenance:
Hillsborough Garden Club  Search this
Hillsborough Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Moore Garden (Hillsborough, Calif.).
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes information sheet, and slide descriptions.
Biographical / Historical:
This property was part of the George Pope estate.
General:
"The garden was begun by Mrs. Covell and extensively designed by the current owner. Tsugio Takemoto of Peters and Wilson Nursery implemented design and development of the garden to its present state."
"Major plantings include rhododendrons, camellias, cherry tree, mature oaks and redwoods, pear trees, rose gardens, and unique features including terracing, cutting garden."
Persons associated with the property include: Gordon Covell (former owner from 1945 to 1981); Tsugio Takemoto (landscape design in 1981); Peter & Wilson (nurseryman from 1981 to present).
Related Materials:
Moore Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA342
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Hillsborough -- Mrs. Brayton Wilbur Garden

Landscape architect:
Reid, Allan Himes  Search this
Landscape designer:
McGowan, William C., Jr.  Search this
Horticulturist:
McGowan, William C., Jr.  Search this
Garden manager:
McGowan, William C., Jr.  Search this
Provenance:
Hillsborough Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mrs. Brayton Wilbur Garden (Hillsborough, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, narrative description, and site plan.
General:
The living room door of the French Normandy house leads to this stroll garden with its series of "rooms," each designed for special seasonal interest by Landscape Architect Allen Himes Reid; many of the planting areas have been re designed by garden manager, William C. McGowan, Jr. The central area features a terrace and an allee-culminating in the statue of "Dancing Boy." A view of the terrace provides star jasmine, scillia white azaleas and pots of tulips. Continuing on are gravel paths leading to the tea house with a rhododendron border, cutting garden, and a rose garden.
Persons and organizations associated with the property: Mr. and Mrs. Mysell (former owners, prior to 1936); Miss Virginia Mysell (former owner); Allan Himes Reid (landscape architect, 1965-1986); and William C. McGowan, Jr. (landscape designer, horticulturist, garden manager, 1978-2003).
Related Materials:
Mrs. Brayton Wilbur Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA448
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Hillsborough -- John and Susan Carver Garden

Landscape architect:
Kawamoto, Casey  Search this
Provenance:
Hillsborough Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
John and Susan Carver Garden (Hillsborough, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes work sheet, site plan, and narrative description.
General:
Established in 1897, the garden exists on less than half an acre. In 1974, the garden was "densely planted and overgrown." The current owners hired Kawamoto to design the front and side trellises, the garden layout, and most of the rock walls. The front garden contains many well-established plants and trees such as a tri-color copper beech and many white-flowering rhododendrons, camellias, and magnolias. Hellebores, azaleas, liriope, Pieris japonica provide early spring color. The back garden incorporates hues of green in the border with added foliage of contrast. A sloping back yard was changed into multi-level planter beds, edged with stone walls to create a transition from the outdoor terrace to the garden below. A rose bed and climbing roses are featured near the house. The curves of the lawn are filled with plants that spill out over the borders.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Casey Kawamoto (landscape architect, 1982); Margo Pace (landscape designer); Catalino Tapia (head gardener); Suzanne Toggnazzini (landscape designer); and Will Magowan (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
John and Susan Carver Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Rose gardens  Search this
Gardens -- California -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA458
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Hillsborough -- Margaretten Garden

Former owner:
Chidester, Walter Dr  Search this
Chidester, Walter Mrs  Search this
Parina, Richard  Search this
Parina, Richard Mrs  Search this
Sesnon, Porter  Search this
Sesnon, Porter Mrs  Search this
Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Guthrie, Walter  Search this
Horticulturist:
McCroskey, Claud  Search this
McCroskey, Cali  Search this
McGowan, William C., Jr.  Search this
Gardener:
Zaragoza, Gerardo  Search this
Vegas, Lisa  Search this
Ward, Daniel  Search this
Provenance:
Hillsborough Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Margaretten Garden (Hillsborough, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo -- Hillsborough
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of an image from a book.
General:
Originally one acre this property was subdivided down to one-half acre by a previous owner, leaving the Georgian style house without a garden. Landscape architect Thomas D. Church designed a new garden behind the house that features a trefoil shaped swimming pool bordered by trees and a privacy hedge, next to a strip of lawn and woodlands garden. Church designed hardscape including masonry walls, gates, walkways and a brick surround for the pool that includes four planters. Trees in the back and side yards include coast Live oak, stone pine, maytens, coast redwood, and flowering cherries. The front and driveway gardens were designed by landscape architect Walter Guthrie, with the strong horizontal lines of boxwood hedges around the lawn and seasonal color from flowering cherries and pistache trees.
Persons associated with the garden include Dr. and Mrs. Walter Chidester (former owners, 1917); Mr. and Mrs. Richard Parina (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Porter Sesnon (former owners, -1974); Thomas Dolliver Church (landscape architect, 1975-1977); Walter Guthrie (1932-2006) (landscape architect, 1977-1978); Claud and Cali McCroskey (horticulturists, 1993-2013); William C. McGowan, Jr. (horticulturist, 1999-); Gerardo Zaragoza (gardener, 1999-); Lisa Vegas and Daniel Ward (gardeners, 2005-).
Related Materials:
Margaretten Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (28 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Hillsborough  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA610
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