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Short Hills -- Unidentified Garden in Short Hills, New Jersey, No. 3

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Unidentified Garden No. 3 (Short Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn -- Short Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
A positive identification of this site has not been made other than its location in Short Hills. Images include the front of the house and the garage/driveway area.
Related Materials:
Unidentified Garden in Short Hills, New Jersey, No. 3 related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 photonegatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Short Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ480
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb678d0ef88-35bf-471d-a854-dfb4e0e965dd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1001

Short Hills -- Wirth Garden

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wirth Garden (Short Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Millburn -- Short Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
Related Materials:
Wirth Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 photonegatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Short Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ481
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a139ac1a-3cfd-4875-8798-5a31e9a98b5f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1005

Montclair -- Avis Campbell Garden

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Avis Campbell Gardens (Montclair, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Montclair
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
A project of the Garden Club of Montclair, the Avis Campbell Gardens are situated at the rear of the local United Way building and are named for a noted Montclair landscape designer and gardener. The gardens include a centerpiece fountain, perennials, and extensive rose plantings. There is also a memorial garden to the victims of September 11, 2001. The photographs of the garden taken by Molly Adams probably date from the early 1960s, given the appearance of the cars in the parking lot in image NJ409001.
Related Materials:
Avis Campbell Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 safety film negatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Montclair  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ409
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6daf0d76e-8a6c-443c-8e44-971734f94516
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1009

Montclair -- Erwin Park

Former owner:
Funk, Eleanor  Search this
Funk, Wilfred  Search this
Landscape architect:
Cautley, Marjorie Sewell, 1891-  Search this
Landscape designer:
Campbell, Avis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Erwin Park (Upper Montclair, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Montclair -- Upper Montclair
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of images.
Former Title:
Funk Garden.
General:
This large garden featured rose beds, a formal boxwood garden and paths leading to a pool, a greenhouse, perennial borders, and seating areas. The garden no longer exists.
Persons associated with the garden include: Wilfred and Eleanor Funk (former owners, 1912-?); Eleanor Funk Landsbury (former owner, ? - 1984); Mr. and Mrs. George Bornstein (former owners, 1984-1998); Marjorie Cautley (landscape architect, 1920s?); and Avis Campbell (landscape designer).
Related Materials:
Erwin Park related holdings consist of 2 folders (17 photonegatives; 13 photoprints)
See others in:
Garden Club of America Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Upper Montclair  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ424
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb63021aa18-6859-4d6b-986c-b8e2d80364ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1013

Glen Ridge -- Westcott Garden

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Former owner:
Westcott, Cynthia, 1898-1983  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Safety film negatives
Photographic prints
Place:
Westcott Garden (Glen Ridge, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Glen Ridge
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, safety film negatives, prints, and copies of articles.
Biographical / Historical:
Dr. Cynthia Westcott earned the title "Plant Doctor" n 1932 after she learned few institutions hired women researchers, even ones like her with doctorates in plant pathology. Instead, wrote scholar R.K. Horst, Westcott conducted house calls like an old-fashioned doctor, helping prominent New Yorkers treat the diseases in their gardens. During World War II, the United States government asked Westcott to eradicate a fungus that decimated southern azaleas; she innovated a fungicide protocol in between lecturing on pest control in victory gardens. Although the nation knew her as a columnist for The New York Times and the author of The Plant Doctor and The Gardener's Bug Book, colleagues knew her as a Fellow of the American Phytopathological Society and garden clubs knew her as a prominent lecturer. New Jerseyans remembered her annual Rose Days, when she opened her Glen Ridge home to anyone seeking advice or a rose arrangement. She showed early researchers when the Jackson and Perkins Company named a hybrid tea rose "Cynthia" in her honor.
General:
The suburban property had enough land to plant roses and to treat them experimentally with pesticides and fungicides for the diseases that plagued American gardens. This property was the home of Cynthia Westcott, PhD., plant pathology. As a result of her work with private clients, as well as through her own publications, Westcott was known as the plant doctor. She noted that roses responded spectacularly to regular weekly care, making them good test subjects. Westcott wrote many books and articles on the care of roses and other garden ornamentals, she belonged to a number of professional societies, and she was honored for her work many times. Nurserymen Jackson and Perkins named the hybrid tea rose Cynthia for her.
Persons associated with the garden include: Cynthia Westcott (1898-1983) (former owner, circa 1933-1962).
Related Materials:
Westcott Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 safety film negatives; 2 prints)
Additional archival materials such as the "Cynthia Westcott Papers, 1922-1983," are located at the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, 2B Carl A. Kroch Library, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York 14853.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Glen Ridge  Search this
Genre/Form:
Safety film negatives
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ461
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb670c5c39e-63f9-4b29-8a8f-d7fab813e93d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1019

Morristown (New Vernon) -- Dear Garden

Landscape architect:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Former owner:
Dear, William Y.  Search this
Dear, Thelma Tipson, d. 2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dear Garden (Morristown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Morristown
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and other information.
General:
This was the home of the late William Y. and Thelma Tipson Dear. In 1965 landscape architect Lois W. Poinier undertook an extensive design and installation project for the property, which is well-documented with both "before" and "after" images in the series. Poinier's plan featured an extensive herb and vegetable garden, complete with garden house, at the rear of the house, while the front of the property was highlighted by a tri-part brick walk with millstone insert. Molly Adams also photographed the property a number of years after the landscaping installation. Her images depict many aspects of the garden, including brick walkways, trellises, standards, and the overall form of the design.
Related Materials:
Dear Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (20 slides (photographs); 20 safety film negatives; 1 photographic print)
See others in:
Lois Poinier slide collection, circa 1920-1999.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Morristown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ337
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68b382460-4b87-42b7-bcdd-0a22548ff3f9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1024

Morristown (?) -- Frost Garden

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
Frost, Inglis Folger, 1886-1983  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Frost Garden (Morristown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Morristown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
With design work by Nelva M. Weber, this was the home of Dr. Inglis Folger Frost, a well-known physician who practiced in Morristown, New Jersey. The site is assumed to have been in the Morristown area, but may have been in nearby New Vernon. The suburban home featured spacious lawns surrounded by trees, and also incorporated specimen trees in the lawn areas. A long driveway was lined on one side by a pleached hedge. A low brick wall at the end of one of the lawns enclosed a small pool accented by whimsical frog and squirrel statues. An awning overhung a modest patio and outdoor living area, while the front of the house was landscaped with randomly placed shrubs and trees.
Persons associated with the garden include Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, ca. 1965-1976) and Dr. Inglis Folger Frost (former owner, ca. 1965-1976).
Related Materials:
Frost Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photographic print; 8 contact prints; 12 safety film negatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Morristown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ422
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61e9be3ff-2290-4f99-a381-c302e28dd5f1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1027

Morristown -- Wick Farm

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  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, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ189
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fc15dd2e-0880-4a34-8c00-55c64e5393f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref103

Morristown (?) -- Gayway

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gayway (Morristown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morristown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
Varying Form:
Van Doren Garden.
General:
Gayway, possibly in Morristown, New Jersey, is located on three acres. In addition to a 200-year old farmhouse and small barn/garage the site featured extensive iris and perennial borders, herb garden, an outdoor fireplace, and a large vegetable garden as well as outdoor seating areas. The exact location of the property is not known.
An excellent article by former owner Ruth Van Doren describes the use and planting of the garden between 1948 and 1963.
Related Materials:
Gayway related holdings consist of 1 folder (50 safety film negatives; 22 contact prints; 5 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Morristown  Search this
Vegetable gardening  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ522
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb688920706-af8a-41df-b892-05bc5267ed25
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1033

Morristown -- Gleason Garden

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Gleason Garden (Morristown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Morristown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of published images and a book excerpt about Robert Morris Park.
General:
This garden was located in the post-World War II Robert Morris Park development in Morristown, New Jersey. Shrubs, trees, ground cover plants, a lawn, and a patio for outdoor living complemented the contemporary-style house. The landscape design was by Nelva M. Weber.
Related Materials:
Gleason Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 safety film negatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Morristown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ523
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65904e67c-266f-4102-a37f-25efd3b51610
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1039

Peapack -- McDonnell Garden

Photographer:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Extent:
27 Slides (photographs) (color, slides., 35 mm.)
7 Prints (color, prints., 3 1/2 x 5 in., 4 x 6 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Prints
Place:
McDonnell Garden (Peapack, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Peapack
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Peapack  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ197
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69b2d1d2f-5728-4cfd-9080-37c8095e9c5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref105

New Vernon -- Wing Haven

Landscape designer:
Dustan, Alice L., b. 1909  Search this
Architect:
Schmidlin, Emil A., d. 1988  Search this
Former owner:
Bower, Francis Lake, 1907-1965  Search this
Bower, Winifred Ferry, 1904-1994  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wing Haven (New Vernon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- New Vernon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a photocopy of an excerpt from an undated garden tour program, and other information.
General:
According to an excerpt from a garden tour program, this was the garden of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lake Bower and complemented a contemporary home designed by Emil Schmidlin that won the New Jersey Society of Architects 1953 Award of Merit for excellence in design. Although Alice L. Dustan landscaped the area immediately around the house, the rest of the property remained heavily wooded or was planted with shrubs and fruit trees, and included striking views across the countryside. Punctuating the landscaping were several bird feeders, reflecting the Bowers's devotion to ornithology (Wing Haven was a banding station of the Fish and Wildlife Service). It is possible that the Bowers are the same Francis Lake Bower and Winifred Ferry Bower who are buried in Greenridge Cemetery in Saratoga Springs, New York, and the birth and death dates of these individuals are included in their index entries.
Persons associated with the garden include Alice L. Dustan (landscape designer, ca. 1953); Emil Schmidlin (architect, 1953); and Francis Lake Bower and Winifred Ferry Bower (former owners, ca. 1953-1994).
Related Materials:
Wing Haven related holdings consist of 1 folder (27 safety film negatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- New Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ405
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb666e29b23-0e4f-48a9-a776-687f7bd2b930
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1051

New Vernon -- Keith Garden

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
Keith, Winston  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Keith Garden (New Vernon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- New Vernon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
With design work by Nelva M. Weber, this site's key feature was a brick patio enclosed on three sides by its colonial revival house. Accented by a honey locust tree, the patio included ample outdoor seating On its open end stood a sundial and stairs climbing to a lawn, with a meadow and trees beyond. A brick walk led around the house to a lower level gated garden that appears to have featured an ornate wall fountain. Eventually one reached a boxwood bordered lawn area with an ornamental stone bench on one side. The site's spacious country setting provided numerous viewpoints across the lawns to surrounding trees and woodlands.
Persons associated with the garden include Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, ca. 1973) and Winston Keith (former owner, ca. 1973).
Related Materials:
Keith Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photographic print; 20 contact prints; 18 safety film negatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- New Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ436
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Garden Images by Subject / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6abfe617d-1be5-4394-99d6-32c1ff6f8a89
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-adm-ref1057

New Vernon (Green Village) -- Koven Garden

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
Koven, Gustav H., d. 1990  Search this
Koven, Jane Crowley, d. 2005  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Koven Garden (New Vernon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- New Vernon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
The home of Gustav H. and Jane Crowley Koven was photographed twice by Molly Adams: once before 1976 and again in 1985. Nelva M. Weber's design for the property featured a tree-lined driveway leading to house, which was slightly elevated from the driveway level and set off by a brick wall and stairs. By 1985 two garden areas had been developed adjacent to an in-ground swimming pool, one for flowers and the other for vegetables. Surrounding woods contrasted with the openness of the grounds around the house.
Persons associated with the garden include Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, ca. 1970-1975); and Gustav H. and Jane Crowley Koven (former owners, ca. 1960-2005).
Related Materials:
Koven Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (2 photographic prints; 16 safety film negatives; 7 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 -- New Jersey -- New Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ437
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New Vernon -- Holly Hill Farms

Former owner:
Margetts, Josephine S., d. 1989  Search this
Margetts, Walter T., Jr., d. 1983  Search this
Colgate, Henry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Holly Hill Farms (New Vernon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- New Vernon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, an unidentified 1960 newspaper article about the garden, and other information.
General:
The home of Walter T. Margetts, Jr., and Josephine S. Margetts, Holly Hill Farms' gardens dated to 1926, when the property was owned by Henry Colgate. Following the Margetts' acquisition of the property in 1954, extensive plantings of hollies (25 varieties) and other trees and shrubs, including cotoneaster, were undertaken. Garden features included a vine-covered pergola and seasonal borders of bulbs and perennials. The 78-acre site also housed a nursery, a Christmas tree plantation, and grassland and pasture for two horses, whose manure was used in the gardens, including the vegetable garden. An environmentalist, Josephine Margetts was a graduate of the Pennsylvania School of Horticulture for Women and served several terms in the New Jersey State Assembly, where she sponsored New Jersey's first wetland protection legislation.
Persons associated with the garden include Josephine S. Margetts and Walter T. Margetts, Jr. (former owners, 1954-1989) and Henry Colgate (former owner, ca. 1926).
Related Materials:
Holly Hill Farms related holdings consist of 1 folder (40 safety film negatives)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- New Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ444
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Plainfield -- Cedar Brook Park

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  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:
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Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ200
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New Vernon -- Zenker Garden

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
Zenker, David Ogden, Dr., 1929-2012  Search this
Zenker, Jeanne Tucker  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Zenker Garden (New Vernon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- New Vernon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Molly Adams labelled the sleeve in which the negatives for this garden were found "Weber Zenker July '73," so it is reasonably certain that the negatives are of this site and time. However, images of another garden, NJ108 (Buttonbrook in Far Hills, NJ) were also found in this same sleeve, while the three contact prints, which show a developed garden, may or may not be the same site depicted in the negatives. In the absence of further information all six images have been identified as the Zenker Garden. One of the contact prints is an image included in Nelva M. Weber's 1976 book, How to Plan Your Own Home Landscape, establishing an upper cutoff date for the garden images of 1976. The negatives depict the construction site of a new home, while the three contact prints show a raised bed garden, a driveway and parking area, and a vine covered areaway adjacent to tool storage.
Persons associated with the garden include: Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, 1973) and Dr. David Ogden and Jeanne Tucker Zenker (former owners, ca. 1973-2000).
Related Materials:
Zenker Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 safety film negatives; 3 contact prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- New Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ465
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New Vernon -- McShane Garden

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
McShane, Gordon, d. 2006  Search this
McShane, Mary  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
McShane Garden (New Vernon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- New Vernon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
The McShane Garden featured design work by landscape architect Nelva M. Weber. The back of the irregularly shaped house was delineated by a stone wall outlining terrace and lawn areas. One free-form flagstone terrace, flush with its adjacent lawn, provided ample space for outdoor living and entertaining. Two sets of stone stairs led down to more lawns, a swimming pool, and an adjacent bath house and sunning area. Weber designed a wide paving border to the pool to prevent grass clippings from entering the water. The front of the house was reached by a curved walk from the driveway and featured a variety of shrubs, trees, and plant containers, including a window box. More shrubs and trees were found at the back of the house, with views of the property's adjacent woodlands.
Persons associated with the garden include: Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, 1973) and Gordon and Mary McShane (former owners, 1973).
Related Materials:
McShane Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 safety film negatives; 1 photograph)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- New Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ466
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New Vernon -- Chilcott Garden

Landscape architect:
Ireys, Alice Recknagel, 1911-2000  Search this
Former owner:
Chilcott, James Clemens, b. 1897  Search this
Chilcott, Ruth Hackney, 1909-1999  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Chilcott Garden (New Vernon, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- New Vernon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
Alice Recknagel Ireys began to design this garden in 1953, soon after the property was purchased by James Clemens and Ruth Hackney Chilcott. Ireys had already worked for the Chilcotts at their former home in Bernardsville, New Jersey. For this new garden, which featured an in-ground swimming pool, Ireys designed colorful garden borders backed by hedges for privacy. Lawns surrounded the house, while a terrace for outdoor dining and entertaining had an open view of the pool and nearby woodlands. A wide grass path bordered with lilacs outlined the area between the entrance court and a rose garden. A whimsical feature, pictured in Ireys' 1967 book, was a two-tiered shell fountain providing water for birds as well as the five Chilcott dogs. Molly Adams's photographs show the property at different seasons. Two of the contact print sheets are clearly dated October 1965, while other images are assumed to date from the same year. Additional documentation relating to the Chilcott Garden may be found in the Ireys papers in the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College.
Persons associated with the garden include: Alice Recknagel Ireys (landscape architect, 1953-) and James Clemens and Ruth Hackney Chilcott (former owners, 1953-1999).
Related Materials:
Chilcott Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (53 contact prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- New Vernon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ468
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EDAN-URL:
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Somerville -- Duke Gardens

Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  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, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ216
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
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EDAN-URL:
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