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Atherton -- Camellia Hedges

Architect:
Sharp, Leo  Search this
Christopherson, Chris  Search this
Brocchini, Myra  Search this
Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Stafford, Jack Casper, 1921-1998  Search this
Plant, Johnathan  Search this
Horticulturist:
Plant, Johnathan  Search this
Gardener:
Spinelli, Sam  Search this
Gill, Ben  Search this
Provenance:
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Camellia Hedges (Atherton, California)
United States of America -- California -- San Mateo County -- Atherton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and copies of articles.
General:
Owned by two successive generations, Camellia Hedges is a garden for all seasons. Designed in the tradition of an English plantsman's garden, it incorporates formal elements into a rich tapestry of plant collections including camellias, cherries, magnolias, spring bulbs, roses, hydrangeas, clematis, rhododendrons, and numerous perennials. The garden includes what is considered to be the largest private garden collection of noteworthy camellias in northern California, if not on the west coast.
Though the garden was already established in 1960 when purchased by the first generation of the family that presently owns it, it underwent an extensive redesign in 1995 to transform it into the English style that presently presides.
The home was originally built in 1938 and the original garden included extensive plantings of camellias as well as hydrangeas, boxwood hedges and oaks, including a 400 year-old coastal live oak under which sat a Japanese mound featuring a waterfall, pool and bridge. With the loss of the live oak in 1995, the back garden was redesigned, preserving the perimeter hedges and a selection of the established trees while incorporating the English garden design, including a kitchen and cutting garden featuring raised beds and thuja hedges, a fountain terrace, a Chinese garden room, and an expansive serpentine brick border. The redesign of the front garden maintained by many of the original plantings and incorporated camellia, azalea, hydrangea and boxwood transferred from the original back garden. The front garden includes a woodland garden room, as well as a formal garden room preserved from the original landscape design, featuring large flower beds framed by boxwood hedges.
Persons associated with the garden include: the Savage family (former owners, 1938-date unknown), the McLean family (former owners); Benjamin Swig (former owner, date unknown-1960); Kathryn L. and Cullen W. Coates (former owners, 1960-1984); Leo Sharp (architect, 1938); Sam Spinelli (gardener, 1960-1965); Thomas Church (landscape architect, ca. 1970-1980); Chris Christopherson (architect, 1984); Jack Stafford (landscape architect, 1984); Myra Brocchini (architect, 1996); Jonathan Plant (landscape architect, horticulturist, 1996); and Ben Gill (gardener, 1965- ).
Related Materials:
Camellia Hedges related holdings consist of 1 folder (44 digital images)
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Garden Club of America collection, circa 1920-[on-going].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Atherton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA470
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Atherton -- The Garden of Linda J. Grauer

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

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

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

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

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

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

Landscape architect:
Hanson, A. E. (Archibald Elexis)  Search this
Architect:
Coate, Roland E. Sr  Search this
Former owner:
Goldwater, Lemuel  Search this
Goldwater, Lemuel Mrs  Search this
Tuller, Antoinette  Search this
Fenton, Susan Rubin  Search this
Garrett, A.F.  Search this
Provenance:
Hancock Park Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Crawford-deZonia Garden (Los Angeles, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Los Angeles
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a narrative description of the garden, and other information.
General:
The Crawford-deZonia one-half acre property in Los Angeles has a two-story stucco house with a cantilevered balcony, designed in the Early California residential style in 1928-1929 by architect Roland E. Coate, Sr.(1890-1958). Landscape architect A.E. Hanson (1893-1986) designed the gardens in a classic, formal French style, including rose beds, a large patio, two parallel beds of grass with a gravel walkway between them, and a sunken parterre garden. The plant palette is primarily green, with roses contributing additional color.
Brick walls surround the property, and the terrace, patio and walkways are paved in brick. Mature trees and hedges provide shade and privacy. A sink built into a wall of the terrace and a fireplace on the patio facilitate outdoor entertaining, a popular feature of the southern California lifestyle at the time the house was built.
Persons associated with the garden include A.E. Hanson (landscape architect, 1928-1929); Roland Eli Coate, Sr. (architect, 1928-1929); A. F. Garrett (former owner, 1928-1929); Mr. and Mrs. Lemuel Goldwater (former owners, 1929-1959); Antoinette Tuller (former owner, 1960-1975); Susan Rubin Fenton (former owner, 1975-2003).
Related Materials:
Crawford-deZonia Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA464
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Los Angeles -- Bennett Garden

Landscape architect:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Benner, Patricia  Search this
Landscape designer:
Tichenor, Brian M.  Search this
Horton, Judy M.  Search this
Provenance:
Hancock Park Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bennett Garden (Los Angeles, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles -- Los Angeles
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photo copies of articles.
General:
Located on 1/4 of an acre, the first Bennett garden in Los Angeles, designed in 1994-95, reflected the owner's Midwestern roots and love of English cottage gardens, with picket fences and lots of colorful flowers. In 2003, that garden was replaced with one that would be more appropriate to the Mediterranean climate of southern California. It included a terrace with a wisteria-crowned pergola and an outdoor fireplace for outdoor living. The Bennett Garden featured a limited palette, mostly shades of green, yellow and white, with contrasting textures. The lawn was reduced and perennials and bulbs spilled over the stone walkways and planted containers. Non-fruiting olive trees with soft green leaves gave height to the garden and an olive hedge disguised the vegetable and cutting garden that was planted behind the house in two wedge-shaped beds. A rectangular dark reflecting pool with steps forming a bridge was installed and filled with mosquito fish for insect and algae control. Fig trees were planted in front of a separate garden room and trained to grow together to provide shade for the outbuilding during the hot summer months and let in light in the winter, a passive solar design. This garden was maintained organically without pesticides or fertilizer.
The garden also features includes furniture purchased in England.
Persons associated with the garden include Robert Fletcher (landscape architect, 1987-1988); M. Brian Tichenor (landscape designer, 1988); Patricia Brenner (landscape architect, 1990); Judy Horton (landscape designer, 2003).
Related Materials:
Bennett Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA468
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The Garden Club of America collection
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Los Angeles -- La Casa de las Campanas

Former owner:
Meade, Willis H.  Search this
Meade, Willis H. Mrs.  Search this
Lamb, Lucile Meade Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Scherer, Lester G.  Search this
Milofsky, Barry  Search this
Provenance:
Hancock Park Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
La Casa de las Campanas (Lost Angeles, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles -- Los Angeles
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles and historical information.
General:
A 37-room mansion in Spanish Colonial Revival style was designed by architect Lester G. Scherer in 1927, adapting the concept of the daughter of the family that purchased the slightly more than one acre lot in the undeveloped Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Indigenous materials such as native stone were used in the original house and garden and for the renovations carried out by the current owner in 1987. The garden has mature trees and shrubs that were planted in the 1920s and includes both drought tolerant varieties and sub-tropical palms that are appropriate for the climate. The house encloses a courtyard garden with one of the property's fountains in the center with loggias one three sides where there is a tile mural in one of the walls. There is a swimming pool and another outdoor entertaining room with a fireplace nearly hidden by bougainvillea. Next to the garage there is a lath house that was originally used for growing orchids. There is a secret garden with another fountain tucked in one corner, with beds of roses, a stone bench, and a view of the neighboring golf course. Ornate ironwork gates and grilles, architectural arches and tiles add decorative elements to the outdoor rooms. Enormous terra cotta and glazed pots are used as containers for flowers and small trees while shrubs and deciduous trees have been trimmed to globe shapes or espaliered on walls.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Willis H. Meade (former owners, 1927--); Mrs. Lucile Meade Lamb (former owner, 1986); Lester G. Scherer (architect, 1927-1929); Barry Milofsky (architect, 1987); Thomas Cox.
Related Materials:
La Casa de las Campanas related holdings consist of 1 folder (28 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA607
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Mendocino -- The Garden at Harmony Woods

Former owner:
Klingman, Terry  Search this
Klingman, Cecily  Search this
Landscape designer:
Treesinger, Jaen  Search this
Architect:
Leventhal, Michael  Search this
Waterfall and bridge designer:
Arner, Aranz  Search this
Christiansen, Cheri  Search this
Provenance:
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Gardens at Harmony Woods (Mendocino, California)
United States of America -- California -- Mendocino -- Mendocino
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, garden plans and maps, photo copies of articles, and plant lists.
General:
The gardens at Harmony Woods were planted over a series of twenty years. The informal gardens are located on ten acres, with six of them located within redwood forests. The gardens grow under a canopy of coastal redwoods, which are only found natively in the United States along the coastal northwest corridor. The gardens exist in a temperate micro-climate. The emphasis of the garden plantings is focused on rhododendron species (over 300 species) and conifers (over 200 species) along with an additional focus on maples and ferns. These are comingled with a vast array of rare and companion plants in over thirty beds forming a cohesive whole. Water is uniquely integrated into the landscape. Two natural streams border the property to the north and south. Constructed in 2006-2007, a stream, waterfalls and a stone bridge are all located within the garden area. The field stone, not quarried rock, has been laid without visible seams. Driftwood and metal artifacts are displayed throughout the garden.
The Craftsman-style house was built by the first owners of the property in the 1980s who wanted a house built that opened up to the meadow and redwood forest.
The garden is open to the public because horticultural education is an important part of the gardens at Harmony Woods. Research, mapping, and cataloging are of vital significance to the gardens. All the plants are labeled with their botanical names so that a visitor can learn from the garden while enjoying the collection for its surface beauty.
The Garden at Harmony Woods has been featured on numerous garden tours and fundraisers including The Garden Conservancy Open Days tour and the American Rhododendron Society, among others.
Persons associated with the garden include: Cecily and Terry Klingman (former owners, 1980-1992), Michael Leventhal (architect, 1980-1981) and Jaen Treesinger (landscape designer, 1992-2000), Franz Arner and Cheri Christiansen (waterfall and bridge designer, 2006-2007).
Related Materials:
The Garden at Harmony Woods related holdings consist of 1 folder (32 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Mendocino  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA536
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Montecito -- Frog Hollow

House architect:
Myers, Barton  Search this
Landscape architect:
Rios, Mark  Search this
Landscape contractor:
Shaw, Debbie  Search this
Guest house architect:
Newmann, Andy  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Santa Barbara  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Frog Hollow (Montecito, California)
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara -- Montecito
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
This 2009 contemporary glass and steel house on a one-acre site was designed to blend into its southern California hillside location of chaparral and massive sandstone outcroppings, with plantings and hardscaping incorporating native materials. Garden areas include a kitchen and cutting garden sheltered by a sandstone boulder that was left in place, terraces for dining and entertaining, small courtyards inset between the walls of the many-sided house, and a lap pool terrace. Clipped hedges of boxwood, coastal rosemary and privet add green to the muted palette, along with native live oak trees and field grown olive trees that have irregular shapes. Other drought tolerant plants on the property include agave, spurge and pincushion protea, which add yellow to the mostly green outdoor palette. Initially an ecologically appropriate sedge lawn was installed but it was replaced by gravel in 2013. The hardscape is locally quarried sandstone and gravel on a sand base with planting pockets for ground covers such as silver carpet, the feathery texture mimicking the native plants of the chaparral. Patches of color are provided by native Douglas iris and sweet peas grown in the kitchen garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Barton Myers (FAIA) (house architect, 2005-2009); Mark Rios (FASLA/FAIA) (landscape architect, 2006-present); Debbie Shaw (landscape contractor, 2005- ); Andy Newmann (guest house architect, 2003).
Related Materials:
Frog Hollow related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Montecito  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA606
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Napa -- Read's Leap

Architect:
Lofrano, Terryl  Search this
Landscape architect:
Chandler, Jack  Search this
Former owner:
Travers, Elain  Search this
Provenance:
Orinda Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Read's Leap (Napa, California)
United States of America -- California -- Napa County -- Napa
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, an aerial image of the site, pages from a July 1992 article in Northern California Home & Garden, and additional information provided by the current owner.
General:
The seven-acre site of Read's Leap is located in Napa, California. The home features a swimming pool and glass pavilion designed by architect Terryl Lofrano, while the gardens were designed by landscape architect Jack Chandler. Described as an "English garden" with a mixture of annuals and perennials, Read's Leap features a large number of roses. The primary components of the garden include a trellised spa and seating areas, large expanses of lawns, lawn steps used as a seating area, raised garden beds, and a large pond planted with grasses. The site previously had a kidney-shaped swimming pool, a poolhouse with no foundation, random plantings and an undefined lawn.
Persons associated with the property include: Elain Travers (former owner), Terryl Lofrano (architect, Neelex and Lofrano, San Francisco); and Jack Chandler (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Read's Leap related holdings consist of 2 folders (29 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Napa  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA226
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Pasadena -- The Paul and Georgianna Erskine Garden

Former owner:
Miller, Morris Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Nurseryman:
Miller, Morris Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Colby, Horace  Search this
Yoch, James J.  Search this
Architect:
Cox, Thomas Batchelor  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Paul and Georgianna Erskine Garden (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets and a garden plan.
General:
Established 1937, this one-acre garden is on a wedge-shaped site which was contoured to fit into a sloping hillside and configured to include all of the elements which are typically identified with outdoor California entertaining and living. Its original owner was a nurseryman interested in landscape design, and many of the landscape features date from his development of the property. Beds of azaleas and camellias were interspersed with a collection of ferns and gardenias. Liquid amber (gum) trees were planted to recall the fall foliage of the east and to complement the colonial southeastern style of the house. Since 1961 the current owners have made many changes to the original design. A brick terrace flush with the lawn with steps down from the house was added. In the 1980s damage from storms and falling trees led to the current design of "garden rooms." The rose garden has been enlarged to include an extended arbor and a folly has been constructed in the south beds. New varieties have been added to the azalea and camellia collections, including a Camellia reticulata 'Howard Asper'. Other plants include a lace-cap hydrangea brought as a cutting from a private garden off Cape Cod and a Vireya rhododendron from the Strybing Arboretum. The rose garden features many gift roses, but especially the cluster-flowered 'Iceberg'.
This garden was originally documented for the Archives of American Gardens in 2001. An update of the garden documentation was provided in 2012.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Morris Miller (former owners and nurseryman, 1937-1961); Horace Colby (landscape architect, 1937); James J. Yoch (landscape architect, 1981); and Thomas Batchelor Cox (architect, 1981).
Related Materials:
The Paul and Georgianna Erskine Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (8 35 mm slides; 6 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA260
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Pasadena -- Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mallace

Gardener:
Hernandez, Tobias  Search this
Hernandez, Alejandro  Search this
Provenance:
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Pasadena Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mallace (Pasadena, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Pasadena
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes an information sheet, a features plan, a slide view plan and a slide list.
Varying Form:
Las Terrazas, formerly known as.
General:
The Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mallace (formerly known as Las Terrazas) is situated on two terraces of a penthouse; each terrace which received southern exposure, is about four hundred square feet. The terrace gardens were designed using a combination of Mediterranean and drought-tolerant plants. The first terrace is planted with boxed rosemary, white oleander, citrus, and pomegranate trees and plumbago plants and a variety of geraniums. In Anduze pots are miniature lemon, blood orange, and kumquat trees. Additionally a copper urn was converted in to a fountain. The second terrace, off of the living and dining room, is trellised for privacy with variegated ivy and angle winged Jasmine. Potted fig, kumquat, lemon, and miniature orange trees are in keeping with the Mediterranean theme.
Persons associated with the garden include: Tobias and Alejandro Hernandez (gardeners, 2005-)
Related Materials:
Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mallace related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides (photographs))
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Garden of Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Mallace, 2005-2007.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Pasadena  Search this
Genre/Form:
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA459
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Pebble Beach -- Hedges

Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hedges (Pebble Beach, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey County -- Pebble Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a narrative description of the garden, and other information.
General:
Hedges comprises one-third acre near the central California coast, developed beginning in 1990 when large quantities of soil were spread over the native granite and sand. A Monterey cypress hedge that is 20 feet tall and 100 feet in length provides a border and natural deer barrier for the east side of the garden, with walls surrounding the rest. The property features broad green lawns with well-defined borders and gardens rooms, including a rose garden, a shade garden, and decorative shelves for award-winning bonsai plants.
The owners' bonsai also are placed around the property atop boulders and aged stumps. A topiary Monterey cypress is a stand-out in a garden room that features bonsai and statuary. Large boulders, some original to the site, and granite outcroppings have been incorporated into the garden design. There is a 100-year-old pine tree anchoring the rose garden and a redwood tree in another corner.
Related Materials:
Hedges related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Pebble Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA119
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Pebble Beach -- von Hasseln Garden

Architect:
Hasseln, Lee von  Search this
Sculptor:
Blackstone, Amy  Search this
Wood, Jim  Search this
Builder:
Trainor, Bernard  Search this
Garden designer:
Brooks, John  Search this
Provenance:
Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
von Hasseln Garden (Pebble Beach, California)
United States of America -- California -- Monterey County -- Pebble Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles about the project, and other information.
General:
Located on two acres in Pebble Beach, California the von Hasseln Garden is dedicated to ecological principles in electricity, water and heating and the use of sustainable materials. The absence of a lawn and the black bamboo and tree plantings (which do not require watering after the first year of planting) all contribute to the conservation of water on the property.
Upon entering the cloistered courtyard of this home and garden, there is a harmony enhanced by the warm sunny toned garden walls and broad patio with the house and garden flowing together in a perfect meld to create an effect of spacious, elegant simplicity. The entry garden tastefully combines sculpture, raised beds for rhizomes and vegetables, a greenhouse room, and a quiet pool enclosed by the high wall on three sides. There is a serene sense of oneness seen through the walls of glass to the vast back garden.
In the gardens surrounding the home a visual flow extends through ¾" thick Ultraviolet filtered glass to rear and side gardens with small ponds and rills. Beyond the side ponds lay artfully planted beds of black bamboo. Water conservation is present in over three hundred trees such as centuries old Coastal Oaks, redwoods, sycamores and cypress, which depend on rainfall to flourish. These surround the exuberant bed of thousands of S. Africa natives (geophytes that store water) iris and azaleas. For months in the spring it is a moving cloud of soft white blossoms accented by blue Dutch iris and yellow tulips.
Behind all this beauty, the main surprise is to learn of the owner/designer's passion for conservation. The integration of house and garden is a masterful marriage of state of the art conservation features with a keen awareness of classic proportions for beauty and love of horticulture.
Persons associated with the garden include: Lee von Hasseln (architect, 2001); John Brooks (garden designer, 2001); Jim Wood (sculptor, 2002); Amy Blackstone (sculptor, 2007); Walter Guthrie (builder, 2004); and Bernard Trainor (builder, 2006).
Related Materials:
von Hasseln Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Walled gardens  Search this
Gardens -- California -- Pebble Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA467
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Richmond -- The Wave Garden

Concrete artist:
Amador, Victor  Search this
Blacksmith:
Sharpe, Robert  Search this
Gardener:
Adams, Kellee  Search this
Sculptor:
Purdy, Douglas  Search this
Provenance:
Piedmont Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Wave Garden (Richmond, California).
United States of America -- California -- Contra Costa -- Richmond
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and the features plan for the garden.
General:
Located on approximately 1/3 of an acre, The Wave Garden overlooks San Pablo Bay, part of the San Francisco Bay, in Richmond, California. The owners began construction of the garden in 2007 on a piece of land that was originally a vacant city lot. The Wave Garden is unique because while it is a private garden, it also has a section open to the public which includes an ADA compliant middle pathway. The garden was designed as a work of art, inspired by the work of sculptor Douglas Purdy which is featured in the garden. The winding pathways, platforms, and stairs were created out of textured concrete by artist Victor Armador. The curves of the garden reference the waves of nearby San Pablo Bay. The fencing and ironwork in the garden was designed by blacksmith, Robert Sharpe.
Many of the plants within The Wave Garden are water-efficient. They were selected to be sustainable in the California climate, which has frequent droughts, and also for their contrasting shapes, colors, and heights. Three types of plants in The Wave Garden are California native plants, but most originate from Australia, South Africa, Mexico, or Chile.
Persons associated with the garden include: Victor Amador (concrete artist, 2005- ); Robert Sharpe (blacksmith, 2007-2008); Kellee Adams (gardener, 2007-2008).
Related Materials:
The Wave Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (37 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Richmond  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA612
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Ross -- Quail Hill

Former owner:
Livermore, Norman  Search this
Livermore, Caroline  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sakurai, Nagao, 1896-1973  Search this
Kawamoto, Casey A., 1919-2010  Search this
Landscape contractor:
Sato, Harold  Search this
Provenance:
Marin Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Quail Hill (Ross, California)
United States of America -- California -- Marin -- Ross
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
These gardens were designed and installed in 1970-1971 to complement the Japanese style of the house that had just been built by the current owners on an older property. Quail Hill comprises nineteen acres, mostly woodlands and natural landscape, with a view towards Mount Tamalpais. There is a private drive to the house bordered by a stone wall and groves of redwood and live oak trees that date back to the 1930s. The designed gardens interwoven with sections of the house include the motor court, three courtyard gardens, three interlocking water gardens, a swimming pool and pool house, and rectangular and octagonal cutting gardens that are hidden from view but provide flowers for the house for most of the year. The Japanese-stye gardens designed by Japanese landscape architect Nagao Sakurai and Japanese-American landscape architect Casey Kawamoto have been maintained for 45 years.
The oblong motor court is bordered on the far side by the pre-existing rock wall and natural landscape while against the white plaster walls of the house pine, cypress, holly and maple trees are kept in the niwaki style, or controlled pruning. The classic elements of the Japanese garden are used here: stone, gravel and a mostly green plant palate. There is a large stone Kasuga style lantern, one of many placed in the gardens. The entry courtyard garden includes Mondo grass, moss, pine, holly, a flowering cherry and Japanese maple, white azaleas, groupings of large rocks and a stream of gravel that leads to another large Japanese lantern. The rectangular swimming pool off this courtyard, with the view of Mount Tamalpais, is dark blue to reflect the sky. Slate paving stones are used for walkways and as accent around the pool, and stone aggregate concrete is used for decks. The courtyard garden outside the dining room is anchored at one end by a copper beech and at the other by a Japanese maple with baby's tears and another stream of gravel and kasuga lantern.
The water gardens designed by Sakurai begin with a delicate waterfall into a pond from which the water tumbles over small rocks to another pond. Finally there is a small cascade into a pool surrounded by iris, Mondo grass, nandina, pines and maples. Wood trim on the house and pool house are painted dark brown or "Golden Gate" orange that contrasts with the predominantly green palate of the plants.
Persons associated with the garden include Norman and Caroline Livermore (former owners, 1930-1969); Nagao Sakurai (1896-1973) (landscape architect, 1970); Casey A. Kawamoto (1919-2010) (landscape architect, 1970-1971); Harold Sato (landscape contractor, 1970).
Related Materials:
Quail Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Ross  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA609
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San Marino -- Kully Garden

Former owner:
Schatzman, M.D., Mrs.  Search this
Schatzman, M.D., Mr.  Search this
Hind, Carla Barker  Search this
Hind, William O.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Hoffman, Charles  Search this
Caitlin, John  Search this
Bartos, Mark  Search this
Photographer:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Architect:
Kelley, H. Roy  Search this
Nurseryman:
Burkard, Frank  Search this
Artist:
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Ceramicist:
Meeker, Ray  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Kully Garden (San Marino, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles County -- San Marino
Scope and Contents:
The folders include photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
The garden and house were first designed in 1939 on a flat ¾ acre property in San Marino, a small suburb of Los Angeles 30 miles from the coast. The area has a Mediterranean-like climate that receives approximately 14 inches of rain per year, in the winter only. Original to the front is a large lawn with Viburnum suspensum hedges on each side. Past the driveway, original concrete blocks surround the courtyard, and continue around both sides of the house and the perimeter of the rear garden. The original rear garden was mostly lawn, edged by a narrow path, hedges of Viburnum suspensum and an assortment of trees, including three large Quercus agrifolia, the coast live oak most common to this area. Still in existence from 1939 are the mature Plantanus ramosa (California sycamore) at the courtyard entrance. The second owners, in the 1960s turned part of the back lawn into lathe houses for their camellia collection, replacing some of the Viburnum suspensum with camellia specimens, which still exist.
After the original owners sold the property in 1960, it was owned by a second family for nearly a decade before being sold a third time to the present owners in 1969. Since the present owners bought the property, the gardens have undergone multiple revisions by four landscape architects, including the notable Robert Fletcher, who worked intermittently with the owners between 1985-1995. In every revision to this estate's gardens, every effort was made to preserve and incorporate the very mature trees and shrubs which provide form, color and shade. While the estate has plantings in the front lawn and flanking the east and west sides of their home, the most impressive landscape features are in the rear of the property, particularly the borders surrounding the central lawn and the plantings along the 'Bouquet Canyon' stone path to the pool. In the 1970s landscape architect Chuck Hoffman designed the rear garden, emphasizing the desire for informal and naturalistic garden spaces for outdoor living around the French colonial-style house. He designed the swimming pool, two terraces, and created curving borders around the lawn, and added four Liriodendron tulipifera (tulip trees). In the 1980s landscape designer Robert Fletcher built on Hoffman's footprint, adding more distinctive plant material, installing six bullet-shaped Syzygium paniculatum to anchor the borders, and turned one terrace into a small stone patio after an addition to the house. Nurseryman Frank Burkard added Phormium tenax (New Zealand flax), roses and other shrubs in the 1990s.
Garden features at the entrance of the courtyard include an espalier Magnolia grandiflora, a four-part sculpture, "Kyoto Protocol" by Ray Meeker, which is surrounded by Ophiopogon (mondo grass), with an overhanging Olea europaea (olive) and Plantanus racemosa and a large collection of potted succulent varieties on the terrace selected by landscape architect John Caitlin in 1970 for their heat tolerance.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. M.D. Schatzman (former owners, 1939-1960); Carla Barker Hind and William O. Hind (former owners; 1960-1969); H. Roy Kelley (architect, 1939); John Caitlin (landscape architect, 1970); Charles Hoffman (landscape architect, 1972); Robert M. Fletcher (landscape architect and photographer, 1985-1995); Frank Burkard (nurseryman, 1990); Mark Bartos (landscape architect, 1999); Peter Lodato (sculptor, 1991); Ray Meeker (ceramic artist, 2005).
Related Materials:
Kully Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (34 35mm. slides)
The present owners have Charles Hoffman and Mark Bartos plans.
H. Roy Kelley papers, #3864, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University Library.
See others in:
Robert M. Fletcher Collection ca. 1979-1995.
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- San Marino  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA358
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California
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