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Oyster Bay -- Nouri Garden

Tree specialist:
Weiler, Jack  Search this
Landscaper:
Weiler, Jack  Search this
Former owner:
Marton-Smith Mr.  Search this
Iselin, Adrien  Search this
Landscape designer:
Walsh, Donald  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Nouri Garden (Oyster Bay, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau -- Oyster Bay
Scope and Contents:
One file that includes worksheets and photocopies of aerial images, and 9 digital images.
General:
The Nouri Garden is an estate of nearly 25 acres, part of a larger property on which trees were planted by the Olmsted Brothers firm prior to the building of this house in 1949. Many mature trees and shrubs comprise the current garden, including lengthy clipped yew hedges around the swimming pool, clipped holly at the entrance gate, clipped boxwood at the foundation of the house and at the swimming pool, Japanese maples near the pool, many rhododendron, pines and other evergreens and copper beech. Daffodils planted along the driveway and other bulbs and annuals add color to the grounds according to the seasons.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Adrien Iselin (former owners, beginning in 1949); Mr. and Mrs. Marton-Smith (former owners, until 1967); Jack Weiler (tree specialist and landscaper, 1960s to present); Donald Walsh (landscape designer 1990s); Olmsted Brothers (landscape designers, dates unknown).
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Garden Club of American Collection, ca. 1920- [ongoing].
Related Materials:
Records related to this site prior to it being subdivided can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 07465 C. Oliver Iselin in Brookville, New York.
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 -- New York -- Oyster Bay  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY899
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref27017

The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Garden Club of America was established in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the Garden Club of Philadelphia and eleven other garden clubs met to create a national garden club. Its purpose is to foster the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and gardening and conservation efforts. The GCA was incorporated in Delaware in 1923, with its headquarters established in New York City. Today, local clubs are organized under twelve regional zones. The GCA continues its tradition of hosting flower shows and publishing material related to gardening in the United States.

The GCA's glass lantern slides were used by The GCA for presentations and lectures about notable gardens throughout the United States dating back to colonial times. An effort was made in the late 1980s, in preparation of the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of America's founding, to collect the disbursed slides. These slides were to eventually form the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. The informational value of this collection is extensive since a number of images of the more than 4,500 gardens represented show garden designs that have changed over time or no longer exist. While the majority of images document a range of designed upper and upper-middle class gardens throughout the U.S., the scope of the collection is expanding as volunteers photograph and document contemporary gardens including community and vernacular gardens.

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
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.
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 -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Cleveland -- Lake View Cemetery

Architect:
Keller, George H.  Search this
Hubbell & Benes  Search this
Landscape architect:
Taylor, Albert Davis  Search this
Strauch, Adolph  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ohio -- Cleveland
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Related Materials:
Additional materials related to this site are included in the Lake View Cemetery Archives; Western Reserve Historical Society; and Ohio Historical Society, permission required by E. Palermo Collection.

Records related to a proposed arboretum/memorial site considered by the trustees of Lake View Cemetery can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 06118 Elizabeth Davis Holden Memorial / Holden Memorial Mortuary Association.
Garden featured in February, 1944 issue of Architecture and Design.
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:
Spring  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Cemeteries  Search this
Cemeteries  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Gatehouses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH121
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15468

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

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

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

Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Beatty Mellon and Jennie King Mellon (former owners, 1910-1938); Richard King Mellon (former owner, 1938-1943); City of Pittsburgh (owner, 1943- ); Ferruccio Vitale (1875-1933) & Alfred Geiffert, Jr. (1890-1957) and Gilmore D. Clarke (landscape architects, 1927-1929); Frederick R. Bonci and Natalie Byrd Plecity, LaQuatra Bonci Associates (landscape architects, 2005- ); Edmond Romulus Amateis (1897-1981) (sculptor of fountain, 1929); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (iron work, 1929); Janet C. Zweig (1950- ) (artist, 2008-2010); Hal Hilbish (lighting designer, circa 2008).
Related Materials:
Related materials at the Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation and the James Van Trump Archives (Pittsburgh History and Landmark's Foundation?). See also the Archives of American Gardens' J. Horace McFarland Company Collection.
Collection Restrictions:
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 -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA407
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref32268

Manchester -- Chimneys, The

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 00273 Gardiner M. Lane / Richard H. Dana Estate.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA016
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17620

Louisville -- Marchant S. and Barton H. Reutlinger Garden

Former owner:
Maguire, Charles  Search this
Kelly Dr  Search this
Kelly Mrs  Search this
Lee, Robert  Search this
Lee, Robert Mrs  Search this
Architect:
Hutchins, E. T.  Search this
Provenance:
Glenview Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Marchant S. and Barton H. Reutlinger Garden (Louisville, Kentucky)
United States of America -- Kentucky -- Jefferson County -- Louisville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopy of an article about the project, and other information.
General:
Located on approximately one acre, this property is surrounded by a canopy of trees in a neighborhood designed by the Olmsted Brothers for the Indian Hills Development Company (Olmsted Job Number 07449). The property features a vegetable garden with artistic sculpture and a small pond next to a shaded perennial garden. The house, designed by architect E. T. Hutchins in 1925-1926, is located on an unusual corner lot on a semi-circular road with no obvious point of entry.
When the current owners took over the property in 1984 the property was badly overgrown and there was evidence of a woodland wildflower garden. Since the only entrance to the house was through a driveway at the back of the house, the owners put in a front driveway and walkway up to the entrance of the house. The owners also added two brick terraces at the front and side of the house. A fishpond surrounded by a small perennial garden was added to the rear of the house near the terrace patio. Both the pond and the perennial garden have been enlarged over time.
The original vegetable garden stood near the garage, west of the house. Due to more sun on the east side of the house, a result of fallen trees, the garden was relocated and a woodworking shop now stands in its place. The vegetable garden, anchored by boxwood, is designed in an octagonal shape with a sundial at its center. Deer from the nearby woods are problematic and an eight foot deer fence was put up to keep them out. A screen of hemlocks, dogwood, winterberry, taxis and groundcover was added along the road for privacy. The gardens on the west side of the house were updated and variety of evergreens and hardwood trees were planted around the perimeter of the property as well as a stone retaining wall. Plantings include several different annuals, perennials, reseeding plants, bulbs, ground cover, herbs, shrubs, trees, aquatic plants and tropical plants.
Persons associated with the garden include: Olmsted Brothers (landscape designer of neighborhood, 1914-1962), E.T. Hutchins (architect, 1925-1926), Dr. and Mrs. Charles Maguire (former owners, 1949-1955), Dr. and Mrs. Kelly (former owner, 1955-1974) and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee (former owners, 1974-1984).
Related Materials:
Marchant S. and Barton H. Reutlinger Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Blodgett, Lucie, "The Social Side Column," The Voice-Tribune, Louisville, KY, page B-3 (May 26, 2004).
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File KY042
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Kentucky
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Pine Bluff -- Bellingrath Longmeadow Garden

Landscape architect:
Moody, J. Duke  Search this
King, Donna Pittman  Search this
Architect:
McCullar, Myrlin, b. 1919  Search this
Provenance:
Little Rock Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bellingrath Longmeadow Garden (Pine Bluff, Arkansas)
United States of America -- Arkansas -- Jefferson County -- Pine Bluff
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, images from other articles, and other information.
General:
A 100-year-old red oak tree is a feature of Bellingrath Longmeadow Garden, a 7/8-acre wedge shaped property that has a New Orleans-style French Colonial house designed in 1957 by architect Myrlin McCullar, with the original garden design by J. Duke Moody of Memphis. A generous lawn at the curved front of the property faces the street, with a plant and hardscape parterre designed and installed in 1983 by Donna Pittman King. Ornate wrought iron gates on either side of the house give access to the garden area, which features a swimming pool, flagstone terrace and cabana used for entertaining and relaxation. There is a wall fountain at the rear of the garden, filling the narrowest part of the property.
Bellingrath Gardens near Mobile, Alabama, inspired the design of the garden, including banks of azaleas planted near the cabana, garage, and dog pen. Along one side of the property there is a woodsy border of maples, dogwood, live oaks, pines and camellias with an understory planting of azaleas, hostas, vinca minor, bulbs and annuals in season. Burfordi and East Palatka hollies, river birches, river oaks and willow oaks border the property or shade the house. Other plants in the garden include Japanese boxwood, Asian jasmine groundcover, a border of Lady Banks roses, dwarf sasanqua camellias and weeping yaupon hollies. In addition to the wall fountain "Boy with a Fish" there are two bronze putti sculptures outside the cabana.
Persons associated with the property include: Myrlin McCullar (architect of house, 1956); J. Duke Moody (landscape designer, 1957); Donna Pittman King (landscape architect, Pittman Landscape Planners, Inc., 1983 - present).
Related Materials:
Bellingrath Longmeadow Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides; 5 photographic prints)
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 -- Arkansas -- Pine Bluff  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AR083
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Arkansas
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref5337

Cleveland -- Cleveland Museum of Art

Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Creator:
City Of Cleveland  Search this
Wade Park  Search this
Wade, Jeptha Homer, III  Search this
Olmsted, Frederick Law, Jr., 1870-1957  Search this
Beach, Al  Search this
Sculptor:
Jirouch, Frank  Search this
Fiero, Emilie  Search this
Hoffman, Malvina  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 05661, Wade Park --Ambler Park --Cleveland Museum of Art.
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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH097
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15446

Locust Valley -- Locust Valley Cemetery

Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Locust Valley Cemetery (Locust Valley, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau County -- Locust Valley
Scope and Contents:
The garden file includes a work sheet, brochure, copy of plant list from 1931, copy of plan, and features plan plus 8 35mm slides.
General:
Locust Valley Cemetery is a private, non-denominational memorial that began with a unique plan over 100 years ago. The Cemetery's 19th century founders conceived of a sanctuary more like a woodland garden. In 1917, Locust Valley Cemetery was incorporated, and a perpetual care fund was established to preserve its natural beauty. A narrow curving road winds through thirty acres of evergreens, hardwoods, and ornamental plantings, which provide visual interest during all seasons. Charles Parker designed private garden rooms for family burials.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Locust Valley Cemetery, INC. (owners, 1917-present); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1922-1948); Charles Parker (overall planner); Bradley Delehanty (architect of superintendant cottage, 1929); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, 1990-present); and James Wellington (landscape architect of sections 3, 4, 5, and Memorial Garden.
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 07050 Addition to Locust Valley Cemetery.
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:
Cemeteries  Search this
Gardens -- New York -- Locust Valley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY865
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26843

Lake View Cemetery

Architect:
Keller, George H.  Search this
Hubbell & Benes  Search this
Landscape architect:
Taylor, Albert Davis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Cleveland
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Date:
1930
General:
Garfield Memorial. CW 915 - Samuel Andrews Mausoleum with Tiffany Doors and Windows, 1987. Further sources of information include: Lake View Cemetery Archives and The Western Reserve Historical Society.
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:
Spring  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Towers  Search this
Cemeteries  Search this
Cemeteries  Search this
Postcards  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH121001
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH121: Cleveland -- Lake View Cemetery
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16067

Lake View Cemetery

Architect:
Keller, George H.  Search this
Hubbell & Benes  Search this
Landscape architect:
Taylor, Albert Davis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Cleveland
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Date:
1916
General:
Further sources of information include: Lake View Cemetery Archives and The Western Reserve Historical Society. O-22 Louis Baus photograph c. 1869. Ohio Historical Society. Permission required.
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:
Spring  Search this
Plan views  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH121002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH121: Cleveland -- Lake View Cemetery
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16068

Lake View Cemetery

Architect:
Keller, George H.  Search this
Hubbell & Benes  Search this
Landscape architect:
Taylor, Albert Davis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Cleveland
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Date:
1930
General:
Further sources of information include: Lake View Cemetery Archives and Western Reserve Historical Society. CW 473 - Shows Angelo Palermo, gardener, making models in 1910 (E. Palermo Collection).
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:
Spring  Search this
People  Search this
Models and modelmaking  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Cemeteries  Search this
Lakes  Search this
Men  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH121002
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Lake View Cemetery

Architect:
Keller, George H.  Search this
Hubbell & Benes  Search this
Landscape architect:
Taylor, Albert Davis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Cleveland
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Date:
05/01/1987
General:
Further sources of information include: Lake View Cemetery Archives and Western Reserve Historical Society. Double flowering dogwood.
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:
Spring  Search this
Flowering trees  Search this
Dogwoods  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH121005
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Lake View Cemetery

Architect:
Keller, George H.  Search this
Hubbell & Benes  Search this
Landscape architect:
Taylor, Albert Davis  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Ohio -- Cleveland
United States of America -- Ohio -- Cuyahoga County -- Cleveland
Date:
05/01/1987
General:
Further sources of information include: Lake View Cemetery Archives and Western Reserve Historical Society. Weeping hemlock.
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:
Spring  Search this
Evergreens  Search this
Hemlock  Search this
Cemeteries  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH121006
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Dayton -- High Acres

Landscape architect:
Zehrung, Sam  Search this
Former owner:
Rike, Frederick H., Mrs  Search this
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Source:
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
High Acres (Dayton, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Montgomery County -- Dayton
Scope and Contents:
1 4X5 in. lantern slide, 6 35mm slides and 1 file folder. File folder includes photocopies of articles and a copy of a letter related to Sam Zehrung.
General:
Described in "The Garden Locator of the Garden Club of America" in 1953 as an English period house with formal and informal gardens. It was owned by Mrs. Frederick Rike, a member of the Garden Club of Dayton and tended by eight gardeners. The garden included a formal rose garden, terraces, walls, pools, fountains as well as a half acre vegetable garden was locate off to the side of the stone house.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. Frederick Rike (former owner); Samuel D. Zehrung (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Lantern slides of High Acres are located in the Garden Club of Dayton Records at the Wright State University Archives along with an oral history with SAmuel Zehrung about the great gardens of Dayton.
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 -- Ohio -- Dayton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH011
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Dayton -- Jean Woodhull Garden

Horticulturist:
Kenney, Henry Fletcher  Search this
Ammon, Dick  Search this
Landscape architect:
Zehring, Samuel  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jean Woodhull Garden (Dayton, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Montgomery County -- Dayton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a copy of the garden plan, photocopies of newspaper articles about Jean Woodhull and her garden/conservation work, a narrative description of the garden and its history, a plant list, and other information. The garden is noted for its use of native plants and natural plantings, and for its beauty in all seasons of the year.
General:
This two-acre garden is on a wooded site with sloping hills. Features include terraces and walls that step down to vary the height of the planting areas. The property faces south/southwest and is punctuated with fences, arches, large trees, small ornamental trees, and garden highlights. Interspersed throughout are evergreens.
Persons associated with the property include: Henry Fletcher Kenney (horticulturist); Samuel Zehring (landscape architect); and Richard Ammon (horticulturist).
Related Materials:
Jean Woodhull Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 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 -- Ohio -- Dayton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH103
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Dayton -- Aullwood Garden

Former owner:
Aull, John  Search this
Aull, Marie  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Aullwood Garden (Dayton, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Montgomery County -- Dayton
Scope and Contents:
Materials relating to the public gardens of the Five Rivers Metro Park of Montgomery, Ohio. The folder includes a slide list, a description of the slides, brochures, excerpts from publications featuring the gardens, and a description and worksheet completed by GCA researcher, Annabelle Cummings.
General:
"Aullwood is a wooded garden with plants blooming from late February until December. Tens of thousands of mertensia cover the hillsides in April. They are accompanied with a profusion of blue-eyed Mary's. Hepaticas, drifts of trillium, Dutchmen's britches, shooting stars, and violets are throughout the woods."
"Throughout the years, the Aulls interlaced native spring flowering plants with celandine poppies, thousands of yellow and white daffodils, early spring aconites, adonis, hellebores, hostas and hyacinths. Aullwood Garden has diverse colors and textures of border foliage; summer-long ground covers take over from bulbs that flower and die; creeping rock plants claim sunny spaces; hostas' glossy foliage and later lavender flowers nod in deep shade. "
Special spaces are designated for a perennial garden, a rose garden, a lilac garden, and hydrangeas. The informal natural charm of the wooded landscape is never lost as the seasons change. A carpet of pansies throughout April and May becomes a rose garden in June. As summer settles in, the front lawn's border of perennials becomes a show place of color, texture, and pattern. In early September the colchicum bursts into drifts along the creek bordering the Sycamore lawn. A few weeks after that, the vibrant colors of autumn transform the woods. The Aulls were determined to keep indistinct boundaries between garden and woods. A natural look with a variety of flowers never loses harmony with the wooded background.
Persons associated with the property include: Marie and John Aull, (former owners).
Related Materials:
Aullwood Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 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 -- Ohio -- Dayton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH186
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Dayton -- Eleanore Shulman Garden

Garden designer:
Petersons, Zigrida  Search this
Fullmer, Lloyd  Search this
Renovation architect:
Slager, James  Search this
Builder:
Gaddie, James C.  Search this
Forth Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Bollinger, Donald D.  Search this
Provenance:
Akron Garden Club  Search this
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Eleanore Shulman Garden (Dayton, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Montgomery County -- Dayton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on less than one acre, Eleanor Shulman Garden in Dayton, OH was created from a grassy backyard slope where no previous garden had existed. In 1973 the owners terraced the slope in preparation for a new landscape design to reflect French, English and Italian influences taken from their travels to European gardens. This gradually evolved into four distinct areas which include: a shady front garden, a cutting garden, an upper level patio garden and connecting mid and lower level garden rooms.
The front garden features groundcover edged with boxwood hedges and topiary, hellebores, bulbs, flowering crabs, a Japanese umbrella pine and cut leaf maple. The cutting garden is planted along the west-facing apple espaliered wall of the house and screened from neighbors by a pleached hedge. The backyard slope was transformed into a three-tiered strolling garden entered through a black wrought iron gate and rose trellis on the patio level. The upper level beds of perennials and roses are edged by low box hedges or campanula anchored by conically pruned taxus. As the visitor descends to the middle and lower levels by way of wide stairs the landscape takes on an English cottage garden feel. Along the mid-level path, retaining walls constructed of railroad ties are covered with climbing hydrangea and are lined with more beds of perennials and roses. Descending to the bottom level, the visitor enters a series of distinct spaces. Surrounding a decorative armillary is a garden room furnished with a harmony of colorful perennials and roses enclosed on three sides with hedges of Spartan juniper, Bookwoodii viburnum and pleached pyrus calleryuna. Wandering further along the lower path, in a shady corner, a bench offers rest, contemplation and the enjoyment of spring blooming flowers and trees.
The great charm of this well ordered garden lies in its many changing vistas, its unusually large number of well selected and composed plants and the continuous bloom, color and fragrance the owner has achieved in such a little space.
Persons associated with the garden include: Zigrida Petersons (garden designer/installer, 1992-2011), James Slager (renovation architect, 1973), Forth Brothers (patio and terrace builders, 1973), Lloyd Fullmer (garden designer, 1973), James C. Gaddie (original builder, 1949), Donald D. Bollinger (original architect, 1949).
Related Materials:
Eleanore Shulman Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 35 mm 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:
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 -- Ohio -- Dayton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH239
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Loveland -- Dale Ead's Loveland, Ohio Garden

Former owner:
Robb, David T.  Search this
Robb, Caroline Lockwood  Search this
Montgomery, James W.  Search this
Cox family  Search this
Minderman family  Search this
Hickman family  Search this
Fein family  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Dale Ead's Loveland, Ohio Garden (Loveland, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Clermont -- Loveland
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
The four acre property known as the Robb-Montgomery House, built in 1875, has deep woodlands, hundreds of flowering trees and shrubs, thousands of spring bulbs, an English style water garden under an ornate iron gazebo that has a lion's head wall fountain feeding the stone enclosed koi pond, a stone barn with a carved entablature over the door, dry stone walls and massive flags of local limestone - with the work conceived and carried out by the current owner over the past twenty years. The gardens are most colorful in spring when dogwoods, redbuds, magnolias, rhododendrons and azaleas are in bloom, along with swaths of tulips planted annually as well as beds of naturalized daffodils. Garden areas near the house were designed in the same late Victorian style and are embellished with statuary, fountains, birdbaths and granite wishing well, some of which were salvaged from other estates. The trees, shrubs and bulbs planted on the property have been selected for continuous bloom from February through May.
Mature trees including ashes, elms, maples, oaks and walnuts provide an open canopy over the contoured mixed borders and understory flowering trees, which include magnolias, Japanese maples, buckeyes, dawn redwoods, dove trees, franklin trees and two dwarf peach trees on the terrace. A mature magnolia found on the property motivated the purchase and restoration of the house and grounds. Deer control has been essential since the formal gardens lead to woodlands and ravines. Pesticides are not used on this property and a recent infestation of emerald ash borer will be managed by removing the ash trees.
Persons associated with the garden include: David T. Robb and Caroline Lockwood Robb, James W. and Caroline Robb Montgomery (former owners, 1875-1935); Cox family (former owners, 1935-1954); Minderman family (former owners, 1954-1960); Hickman family (former owners, 1960-1965); Fein family (former owners, 1965-1985); Frohman family (former owners, 1985-1993).
Related Materials:
Dale Ead's Loveland, Ohio Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 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 -- Ohio -- Loveland  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH249
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Troy -- Julia & William Hobart Garden

Landscape architect:
Child, Susan F.  Search this
Reed, Douglas  Search this
Child Associates, Inc.  Search this
Provenance:
The Garden Club of Dayton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Julia & William Hobart Garden (Troy, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Miami County -- Troy
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, site plans, a narrative description of the garden with plant names, and plant lists.
General:
Designed by Child Associates, this garden complements the late 18th century French "Bois de Boulogne" style house on the five-acre site. What began as an idea for a garden with swimming pool developed into a comprehensive plan that transformed the site to meet the needs of a large family and to connect the formal house to its rural landscape. The site, which adjoined family farmland, had areas of woodland, open lawns, and remnants of an old apple orchard. Low maintenance, opportunities to introduce bulbs, wildflowers and other native plants to the woodland areas, and a pool that would complement the garden, rather than detract from it, were all priorities for the owners. The formal tradition of the slate-roofed dwelling has been respected by using bluestone walkways and terraces. The terrace paving continues around the edge of the symmetrical pool, which is painted black to double as a reflecting pool and is surrounded at each end by sinuous mixed borders. Behind the borders and lawn to the east are a meadow garden and more woodland, which serve as a screen from neighboring houses. Zumi crabapples serve as a reminder of the apple orchard that once covered the site, while two small garden buildings and other structures were designed to reinforce the French style of the house. A transition to the wilder landscape begins across the graveled upper drive. The land dips down into a shallow ravine and this natural rocky swale provides "movement" to the front garden and is lined with wet-loving plants. It descends to a lily pond that attracts a wide variety of wildlife. Over the nearly 20 years since its design, adjustments have been made to the original plan. Overgrown Bradford pears hiding the front of the house were replaced with more compact columnar oaks, while clipped boxwood hedges edging the front walk gave way to looser, more diverse compositions of box and perennials. A collection of David Austin shrub roses has been added to the perennial beds near the back terrace. The garden continues to evolve.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Susan F. Child (landscape architect, 1985-1987); Douglas Reed (landscape architect, 1987 to date); and Child Associates, Inc. (landscape architects, 1985-1987).
Related Materials:
Julia & William Hobart Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (31 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 -- Ohio -- Troy  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH182
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