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Macksburg -- Strohbeen & Luchsinger Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA006
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb651f0f228-6b2b-4215-ad2b-cbbcb3d984e1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref31677

Davenport -- Ramsey Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61d53fcb8-4e9c-4b3d-987e-19d72530ad1a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref31678

Des Moines -- Raven Haven

Former owner:
Polk, Harrison  Search this
McCord, Mary  Search this
Creator:
Fisk, Charlotte  Search this
Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Raven Haven (Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
Scope and Contents:
9 digital images, 30 photographic prints (2016-2017) and 1 file folder.
General:
A six-foot stucco wall across the front of this property is a remnant of its history as part of a large estate and orchard, now less than one-half acre with a one-story brick house and garden house. Behind the wall is a fairly formal front garden with spring blooming cherry and crab apple trees among the varying textures and shades of green shrubbery and ground covers. A few of the artifacts in the front garden include a chimney pot, a pair of brass finials, and a pair of tall, lank sculptures of women named East and West. A salvaged iron gate and brick walkway mark the entrance from the driveway. A pair of columns painted pink introduce the highly individualistic back garden assemblage of repurposed salvage, posts with mementoes for each family member, bottle trees, angel statues, a metal spider web suspended in a tree, a thicket and children's corner and sculptures created by the artist/owner. There is a sunny perennial bed in front of the deck planted with phlox, monarda, roses and coneflowers. Other perennials include lilies, rudbeckia, meadow daisy, achillea, plumbago and clematis, with red a favored color. A prairie tribute features miscanthus grass and a collage of rusty farm equipment mounted on the back fence. Several varieties of pine were planted for privacy by the owners circa 1975. The lower limbs of the trees have dropped since then, creating a small woodlands path. An outdoor room for cool evenings is furnished with benches and other furniture, candelabra, and bottle trees. Irregular fieldstone paths and cobblestone lead around the back garden including an "All Things Sculptural" path edged with hydrangeas, yew, Japanese maples and iris.

Persons associated with the garden include: Harrison Polk (former owner, 1900-1948); Dr. Charlotte Fisk and Miss Mary McCord (former owners, 1948-1975). Designers Elizabeth Murray (garden designer, 2006) and Douglas Hoerr (landscape architect, 2012) provided advice on the design.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA027
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6774bb8ff-3fdb-4b5d-a54f-ebc23f081ac2
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Des Moines -- Janis and John Ruan III Garden at World Food Prize Hall of Laureates

Owner:
City of Des Moines  Search this
Architect:
RGD Planning and Design  Search this
Landscape architect:
Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects  Search this
Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
Janis and John Ruan III Garden at The World Food Prize Hall of Laureates (Des Moines, Iowa)
Scope and Contents:
20 digital images (2014-2017), 7 prints (circa 2011) and 1 file folder.
General:
The Janis and John Ruan III Garden is a significant addition to downtown Des Moines' public green space, and features a grand central fountain plaza, a great lawn, and three private gardens. The two-acre garden designed by Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects is an integral part of the restoration of Des Moines, Iowa's century-old public library into a new home for the World Food Prize Foundation – Dr. Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates. Dr. Borlaug (1914-2009) was an agronomist and humanitarian who led initiatives worldwide that contributed to the extensive increases in agricultural production termed the Green Revolution. The formal garden functions as a ceremonial space for the World Food Prize Foundation, which bestows the foremost international award recognizing the achievements of individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world. Entrance paths into the garden from the corners of the site along Second Street lead visitors past commissioned statues of Dr. Norman Borlaug and John Ruan (1914-2010), the founder and sponsor of the World Food Prize, and then to a 1100 square-foot, granite inlaid map of the world, which symbolically marks the gathering space located at the entrance to the hall of Laureates. Directly west of the map across the events lawn, a fountain acts as a visual focal point in the garden when viewed from the Hall's main entrance. Designed to appear mature from day one, a third of the trees specified by Hoerr Schaudt and planted by the contractor were 20 feet tall or more.
As the seasons progress, visitors will see an annual display of asters, mums, viola and alyssum in the fall. In the spring, flowering pear, Amelanchiers, hawthorns, lilacs, magnolias, crab apple trees and viburnum will complement a display of tulips, grape hyacinth and allium. In the summer, annuals and perennials will bloom alongside three varieties of hydrangeas and roses. Winter interest is carefully designed into the garden. Formally clipped boxwood and yew hedges will complement the structural qualities of deciduous trees placed in formal patterns throughout the site. All perennials and annuals in the garden were grown from seed at local production nurseries. Specimen trees and shrubs were identified, or 'tagged,' by Hoerr Schaudt at nurseries months in advance. There are 3200 perennials, 2000 shrubs, and 90 trees on the site, in addition to annual displays that will change with the seasons.
The garden surrounds a historic building that was designed by architects Frank A Gutterson and Oliver O. Smith. The design began in 1898 and the cornerstone of the building was laid in 1900 with completion of the property in 1903. The property was designed and constructed for the City of Des Moines Public Library. The original design was part of the "city beautiful" movement at the turn of the century. The Hall of Laureates project began October 18, 2001, when John Ruan III announced a sizable monetary gift by his father, John Ruan Sr. in order to start the renovation project and create a place for the World Food Prize Hall of Laureates. Throughout the next ten years, Ambassador Kenneth Quinn leading the World Food Prize Foundation, conducted a campaign raising additional funds for the project. The renovation conducted by World Food Prize was completed in October 2011 in time for the 25th anniversary of the World Food Prize. The architect of record was RGD planning and Design, and Gensler of Chicago. Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects designed the garden. Neumann Brothers served as the General Contractor of the renovation.
This space achieving LEED Platinum status was very important to the client. Contractors had to monitor construction removals and material installation to have proper documentation in order to receive the LEED credits. The landscape design was a critical component of meeting this goal, with water-efficient landscaping, sustainable storm water design, the use of regional materials, and proper construction waste management all contributing to successfully achieving LEED Platinum Certification.
Persons associated with the garden include: Frank A. Gutterson (Architect, 1898-1903); Oliver O. Smith (Architect, 1898-1903); City of Des Moines (owner, 1900-); Des Moines Public Library (lessee, 1903-2006 ); World Food Prize Hall of Laureates (Lessee, 2006- ); RGD Planning and Design (architect, 2006); Hoerr Schaudt Landscape Architects (landscape architects, 2006) John Collier (Artist); Chas Fagan (Artist); Delta Fountains (Fountains); Hermes Landscaping (Landscape Contractor).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA028
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c7484a93-9bab-4f17-a682-15299a3a3232
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Des Moines -- Windover

Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Clark, Vernon  Search this
Clark, Christine  Search this
Brenton, J. C.  Search this
Landscape architect:
McBroom, Leland  Search this
Howerton, Elizabeth  Search this
Landscape designer:
Heard, Bill  Search this
Garden designer:
Verey, Rosemary  Search this
Photographer:
Wiley, Deborah  Search this
Jones, Kathleen  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
Windover (Des Moines, Iowa)
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 22 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This 6.3 acre property, established in 1925, features an English country home and gardens designed to complement its history and architecture. The property features a Rosemary Verey Kitchen Garden named after the garden's designer, a Woodland Garden with wildflowers and sculptures, classic hardscaping in the entrance and courtyard, a boxwood garden, and historical trees. The entrance to the property is marked by brick columns and a carriage light. A arched brick entrance leads to the courtyard garden that features multiple circular motifs constructed of brick and concrete. Landscape architect Elizabeth Howerton was enlisted to design the entrance courtyard. She suggested four large boxwoods at the entrances to the kitchen garden and garage area. In 2007, Crose Lemke built the brick sidewalk on the south side of the house and the owners planted the boxwood garden Howerton designed for either side of the walk. A tulip tree can be viewed from the seating area in the boxwood garden. Beds of large hosta, given to the owners by new garden club acquaintances, surround the house and line the walls. Variegated hosta also surround the open-air porch. The hardscape elements of the Rosemary Verey Kitchen Garden remain from the initial garden plan. These are the brick paving that intersects in the middle of the garden and terminates on three sides with round brick areas, the two Versailles boxes at the east end, the four small boxes at the intersection, and the two wall features. The garden features flowers, vegetables, and herbs, and three serviceberries are planted in the southeast corner.
Persons associated with the garden include: Vernon and Christine Clark (former owners, 1925-1969); John and Eleanor Williams (former owners, 1969-1970); J. C. Brenton (former owner, 1970-2014); Leland A. McBroom (landscape architect, 1925); Bill Heard (landscape designer, 1971); Elizabeth Howerton (landscape architect, 1981-1982); Rosemary Verey (garden designer, 1999-2001).
Related Materials:
This garden is featured in the Sue Rutledge Brenton Archives/Windover.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA029
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6bc224791-154a-46a3-a870-40354baa4fe9
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33236

Cedar Rapids -- Pleasant Hill

Designer:
Wood, Grant, 1891-1942  Search this
Provenance:
Cedar Rapids Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pleasant Hill (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Linn County -- Cedar Rapids
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a worksheet, a garden plan, a detailed narrative description of the property and garden, a plant list, geological survey, copies of articles on Grant Wood, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
The gardens at Pleasant Hill were inspired by the early architecture of the area and the designs of regionalist painter, Grant Wood. The residence was constructed in 1932 to reflect the architectural history of Iowa, using original structral elements from other houses and antique furniture. On December 20, 1989, the home was designated as a National Historic Site. At the entrance to the garden, Grant Wood designed a grape arbor. Stones from a quarry near Stone City, Iowa and a grist mill stone were incorporated into garden seats. The owner chose species of flowers and trees that are either indigenous to the zone or have proven successful through the harsh Iowa winters, producing a continuous show of color in summer, spring, and fall.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: Bruce McKay (architect, designer, builder, 1932-?); Grant Wood (artist, 1933); and Mrs. E. W. Spence (landscape architect).
Related Materials:
Pleasant Hill related holdings consist of 2 folders (4 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA002
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67042acb3-da86-42e3-bf66-9642c6b6f92d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6546

Cedar Rapids -- Coe Alumni Garden

Provenance:
Cedar Rapids Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Coe Alumni Garden, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Linn County -- Cedar Rapids
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, site plans,newsletter, and plant lists.
General:
Coe College's Clark Alumni House and adjoining English Garden are a gift from late Coe alumnus and Trustee, K. Raymond Clark. The English Garden behind the house extends 200 feet. The garden includes a fountain, benches, and stone walkways interspersed among 10,000 plantings.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: Coe College (owners, 1993-2007); William Grundman (landscape architect, 1993); Robert Harvey (landscape architect, 1993); Shirley Peckosh (perennials, 1993); Fleming Landscape & Irrigation (trees and shrubs, 1993); Edmund Whiting (sculptor, 1993).
Related Materials:
Coe Alumni Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Formal gardens  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA018
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60d419bef-aff0-4d28-a5cc-b78f11753bb5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6547

Cedar Rapids -- Nau's Green Valley

Architect:
Hadley, Roger  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Nau's Green Valley (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Linn -- Cedar Rapids
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of an article.
General:
Located on nine acres, six of the acres are densely forested with mature hardwood trees and the remaining three acres are the footprint for the gardens. The gardens were initiated after the house was built in 1984 beginning with foundation plantings of evergreens, deciduous shrubs and herbaceous perennials. Deer predation was a serious problem and an ornamental iron fence was installed around the garden in 2005. The owners do all the work themselves and keep adding borders and garden beds, reducing the size of the lawn. There are more than one hundred varieties of conifers, 40 to 50 varieties of hosta (one 8 foot hosta was named 2004 hosta of the year by the American Hosta Association), and in total more than one thousand different cultivars in the gardens including common and rare varieties. In addition to ornamental plantings there is a small pond with a water garden, a small vegetable garden, a chicken coop and a large conservatory. Thousands of annuals are propagated in the conservatory and planted out in the spring to follow the flowering of hundreds of bulbs. The chickens provide eggs and manure that is composted and used throughout the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include) Roger Hadley (architect, 1984) .
Related Materials:
Nau's Green Valley related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA024
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66e1223af-d1cc-42f1-b90b-f910eae86ed2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6548

Cedar Rapids -- Ortberg Gardens at Forest Hill

Former owner:
Armstrong, Samuel G.  Search this
Armstrong, Anna Cooper  Search this
Race, Frank B.  Search this
Race, Margaret Armstrong  Search this
Hale, Walter J.  Search this
Hale, Maureen K.  Search this
Hilton, Robert  Search this
Hilton, Joni  Search this
Architect:
Dieman, Charles A.  Search this
Fiske, Ferdinand C.  Search this
Construction:
Lorenz, Larry  Search this
Wrobel, Stanley  Search this
Garden assistant:
Odell, Mitch  Search this
Wrobel, Stanley  Search this
Builder:
Theodore Stark & Sons  Search this
House mover:
E.W. LaPlant  Search this
Landscaping:
Mondanero Concrete  Search this
Chalupsky Nursery  Search this
Provenance:
Cedar Rapids Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ortberg Gardens at Forest Hill (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Linn -- Cedar Rapids
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles and historic photographs.
General:
The Greek Revival house had an interesting history, having been cut in half and moved from its original location to this one and one-third acre hillside lot in 1929. The gardens, lawn and trees installed by previous owners had been neglected by the time the current owners took possession in 1997. Clearing the weeds from a semi-shaded circular bed uncovered the original hosta and peony garden planted by the Armstrong family circa 1930. The owners added limestone edging and a large iron urn as a focal point, along with spring blooming daffodils, trillium, bleeding heart, blue bells, pulmonaria, and allium, which are followed by astilbe, wild ginger, hydrangea, and turtlehead (chelone) in summer. Flower beds are more casually planted with heirloom varieties of hollyhock, foxglove, feverfew, peony, iris and sweet William, mostly in shades of pink, purple and white. A boxwood hedge planted years before provided seedlings for other hedges that complement the formal style of the house. Shaped boxwood, boxwood in containers and trimmed hedges or limestone walls define garden rooms.
The sunny backyard was redesigned in 2003, adding a limestone retaining wall to divide it into two levels with a fountain on the upper level. A small part of a glass conservatory that was about to be demolished was acquired and attached to the garage, and is used in spring for starting heirloom vegetables and flowers, then used for dining in summer when the trees have leafed out and shaded the room. Winding paths connect a formal herb garden with an antique finial as its focal point, three raised vegetable beds next to the house, the greenhouse, a rose arbor at the entrance to the backyard, and sun and shade perennial and biennial garden beds. Antique containers and ornaments as well as a bench found at a flea market that may have sat outside this house nearly a century ago relate the gardens to the late Victorian style of the house.
Persons associated with the garden include Samuel G. and Anna Cooper Armstrong (former owners, 1903-1929); Anna Cooper Armstrong (former owner, 1929-1948); Frank B. and Margaret Armstrong Race (former owners, 1948-1986); Walter J. and Maureen K. Hale (former owners, 1986-1993); Robert and Joni Hilton (former owners, 1993-1997); Charles A. Dieman (1873-1937) and Ferdinand C. Fiske (1856-1930) (architects, 1903); Theodore Stark & Sons (builder, 1903); E.W. LaPlant (house mover, 1929); Mondanero Concrete (landscaping, 2003); Larry Lorenz (construction, 2008); Chalupsky Nursery (landscaping, 2002, 2014); Mitch Odell (garden assistant, 2010-2012); Stanley Wrobel (construction and garden assistant, 2013-2015).
Related Materials:
Ortberg Gardens at Forest Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Cedar Rapids  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA026
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6689f701f-d9cd-4d48-98cb-5dd1e99f2e35
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6549

Clive -- Shetland Run

Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Landscape designer:
Ted Lare Design Build  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Shetland Run (Clive, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Clive
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, articles, and reference images of the undeveloped property and early stages of landscaping.
General:
Created from a barren clay development site purchased in 1991, Shetland Run is now a lush half-acre garden featuring a cascading stream, sheltering trees, and curved stone paths. Abundant annuals and perennials mixed with ornamental grasses provide striking color and form throughout the year.
Hardscaping elements include limestone paths, stone walls, a wood deck, a stone terrace, and an extensive water feature comprised of a stream with ponds and waterfalls. An open air pavilion which provides sheltered seating serves as the focal point of the garden. Densely planted trees and shrubs provide privacy and the large water feature buffers neighborhood noise, creating a secluded environment known throughout the neighborhood as "the secret garden."
Entities associated with the garden include: Ted Lare Design Build (landscape designer, 1991-2012).
Related Materials:
Shetland Run related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Clive  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA021
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Archives of American Gardens
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e4cc52d0-a288-456f-9992-670b83251234
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Des Moines -- Untitled Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA003
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e3f9c102-c70b-4be8-961e-1100b669c5e4
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6551

Des Moines -- Untitled Garden

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA004
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
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Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6945eb351-b9b6-4148-ac27-2cbd8596c64d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6552

Des Moines -- Des Moines Botanical Center

Creator:
Des Moines, Iowa, Department of Parks and Recreation  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Des Moines Botanical Center (Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
General:
This public garden includes more than 15,000 blooming or ornamental plants on display from tropical, sub-tropical and arid locations from around the world. Jungle as well as desert habitats are included. Exhibit themes and plants change 10 times each year, providing a year-round sample of the world's most beautiful scenery. Of special interest is the Hirsch/Ladany Bonsai Collection, one of the more significant U.S. collections of bonsai. A river walk follows the edge of the Des Moines River, while enchanting landscaping and an unending variety of perennial, herb, and annual gardens provide an unforgettable outdoor experience in any season.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Department of Parks and Recreation of Des Moines, Iowa (owner).
Related Materials:
Des Moines Botanical Center related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA005
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
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Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb612260fc3-89ef-44b5-9ea7-86debdfc0191
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6553

Des Moines -- Terrace Hill

Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Terrace Hill (Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
General:
"Built in 1869, this great mansion is considered one of America's finest remaining examples of Victorian architecture. The restored grounds include a native forest, flower gardens, pools and fountains."
Related Materials:
Terrace Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA007
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb659fe2f10-6fac-4a01-84d0-8beeda28c726
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6554

Des Moines -- Shadowlawn

Former owner:
Rathburn, Ezra  Search this
Dorrs, John W.  Search this
Brenton, Charles  Search this
Brenton, W. H.  Search this
Brenton, Clyde E.  Search this
Haddock, Water E.  Search this
Haddock, Elizabeth Grace  Search this
Aegerter, Martin E.  Search this
Aegerter, Alice B.  Search this
Parker, Paul L.  Search this
Parker, Alegra M.  Search this
Kuch, William F.  Search this
Kuch, Margery G.  Search this
Dickinson, L. Call  Search this
Dickinson, Betty H.  Search this
Bolton, Richard L.  Search this
Bolton, Jane S.  Search this
Enyart, James C.  Search this
Enyart, Marthana  Search this
Wood, David R.  Search this
Wood, Catherine M.  Search this
Kendall, David W.  Search this
Kendall, Barbara J.  Search this
Hansen, Perry Burton  Search this
Hansen, Elise Macomber  Search this
Brenton Realty Company  Search this
Landscape architect:
Reiter, E. Scott  Search this
Lare, Ted  Search this
Designer:
Iowa Outdoor Landscaping  Search this
Heard Gardens  Search this
Sculptor:
Torrens, Tom  Search this
Strohbeen, Karen  Search this
Luchsinger, William  Search this
Escort Lighting  Search this
Gardener:
McKlveen, Nancy  Search this
Cleveland, Bo  Search this
Strohbeen, Karen  Search this
Luchsinger, William  Search this
Builder:
Cross Construction  Search this
Horticulturist:
Heard Gardens  Search this
Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Shadowlawn (Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a slide list, descriptions of slides, description of garden in each season, articles featuring the garden, plans, and a description and worksheet done by a GCA researcher.
General:
"A four seasons garden with three ponds connected by two waterfalls under four towering locust trees. Specimen conifers, spring flowering crabs, several other flowering understory trees and a fruit tree welcome spring."
"Terraced beds, square foot gardens, full sun, partial and full shade, water, nursery, cutting, raspberry and a dry stream bed abound with perennial plantings. Natural wood fencing and terraces blend into the landscape implementing the natural relaxed style of the property. Extensive multi-level decks provide seating, herb planters, and a facade for espaliered evergreen euonymous and shelter for orchids. The entire property is focused on nature at its best with emphasis on the seasons of Iowa and flora and fauna which abound there. The hill where the garden is located faces the house, and can be viewed readily from there."
Persons associated with the property include: Ezra Rathburn (former owner, 1848-1916); John W. Dorrs (former owner, 1916-1917); Charles R. Brenton (former owner, 1917-1924); W. H. Brenton (former owner, 1924-1927); Clyde Brenton (former owner, 1927); Brenton Realty Co. (former owner, 1927-1941); Walter E. and Elizabeth Grace Haddock (former owners, 1941-1944); Martin E. and Alice B. Aegerter (former owners, 1944-1948); Paul L. and Alegra M. Parker (former owners, 1948-1954); William F. and Margery G. Kuch (former owners, 1954-1955); Betty H. and L. Call Dickinson, Jr. (former owners, 1955-1961); Richard L. and Jane S. Bolton (former owners, 1961-1963); James C. and Marthana Enyart (former owners, 1963-1970); David R. and Catherine M. Wood (former owners, 1970-1972); David W. and Barbara J. Kendall (former owners, 1972-1975); Perry Burton Hansen (former owner, 1975-1980); Elise Macomber Hansen (former owner, 1978-1980).
Other persons associated with the property: E. Scott Reiter (landscape architect, 1981); Iowa Outdoor Landscaping (designer, 1992); Tom Torrens (sculptor, 1995); Nancy McKlveen (gardener, 1989); Bo Cleveland (designer and gardener, 1990); Karen Strohbeen (sculptor and gardener, 1990); William Luchsinger (sculptor and gardener, 1990); Cross Construction (builder, 1994); Ted Lare (landscape architect, 1996); Escort Lighting (sculptor, 1996); and Heard Gardens (designers and horticulturists, 1997).
Related Materials:
Shadowlawn related holdings consist of 1 folder (29 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA008
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6905f8ee7-768c-404c-883e-31401168913d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6555

Des Moines -- Casa Cadenta

Former owner:
Hume, James C.  Search this
Hume, Angie H.  Search this
Leland, Erana K.  Search this
Leland, Cyrus A.  Search this
Aurand, Calvin W.  Search this
Aurand, Eleanor K.  Search this
Architect:
Cope, Charles C.  Search this
Baldwin, Thomas  Search this
Jack Bloodgood and Associates  Search this
Designer, nurseryman:
Heard, William R.  Search this
Designer:
Strohbeen, Karen  Search this
Luchsinger, William  Search this
Lyford, Barbara  Search this
Gardener:
Kaiser, Fred  Search this
Photographer:
Chase, Lynda M.  Search this
Contractor/builder:
Rockey, Daryl  Search this
Neumann Brothers  Search this
Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Casa Cadenta (Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a narrative history, a copy of a 1928 House and Garden article about the house, a description and worksheet, a plan of the garden, a plant list, and one related slide. The garden is noted for its Italianate atmosphere, its multi-level design, and its use of a wide range of perennials, trees, shrubs, and other plantings.
General:
"'Casa Cadenta' was modeled after a small villa in Italy and was featured in House and Garden magazine in July 1928. The present owners, for the 41 years of their residency, have maintained an Italianate feeling. Lovely old vine-covered brick and stone walls, brick walks, and steps lead to the several different levels, which include formal beds and terraced lawns partially shaded by old trees, and a variety of ground covers and shrubs. The sweep of lawn is enclosed by hedges. A perennial and kitchen garden can be viewed from the kitchen."
Persons associated with the property include: James C. and Angie Y. Hume (former owners, 1924-1931); Erana K. and Cyrus A. Leland (former owners, 1931-1951);Calvin W. and Eleanor K. Aurand (former owners, 1951-1958); Charles C. Cope (architect, 1924); William Heard (nurseryman and designer, 1970-1985); Jack Bloodgood and Associates (architects, 1969-1973); Karen Strohbeen and William Luchsinger (designers, 1991-1993); Thomas Baldwin (architect, 1994); Barbara Lyford (designer, 1995); and Fred Kaiser (gardener, 1965-).
Additional persons associated with the property include Lynda Chase (photographer, 1988-); Neumann Brothers (contractors/builders, 1973); and Daryl Rockey (contractor/builder, 1994).
Related Materials:
Casa Cadenta related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA009
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb602425a92-f50b-4fdf-ad8f-fc1334a66de0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6556

Des Moines -- Rosegate

Former owner:
Gammack, Gordon  Search this
Gammack, Kathryn  Search this
Hull, Virginia  Search this
Hull, Kenneth W.  Search this
Patterson, Charles H.  Search this
Patterson, Letha  Search this
Burt, Alice  Search this
Burt, Wallace J., Jr.  Search this
Lightner, Helen T.  Search this
Lightner, J. D.  Search this
Swift, James F.  Search this
Brenton Realty Company  Search this
Architect:
Normile, John  Search this
Bloodgood, Jack  Search this
Landscape designer:
Fleming, Ann Wallace  Search this
Herndon, Oren  Search this
Crittenden, Ella  Search this
O'Hara, Russ  Search this
Chase, Lynda M.  Search this
Reiter, E. Scott  Search this
Strohbeen, Karen  Search this
Luchsinger, William  Search this
Herb Nelson Landscaping  Search this
Des Moines Seed and Nursery  Search this
Landscape contractor:
Herndon, Oren  Search this
Des Moines Seed and Nursery  Search this
Gardener:
Cleveland, Bo  Search this
Designer:
Bloodgood, Jack  Search this
Horticultural consultant:
O'Hara, Russ  Search this
Photographer:
Chase, Lynda M.  Search this
Artist:
Strohbeen, Karen  Search this
Luchsinger, William  Search this
Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Rosegate (Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a garden plan, a detailed narrative description of the property and garden, a plant list, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
General:
Rosegate is a private, personal garden on a plain, sloping city half-acre, transformed into a world of four-season beauty around a cottage. Conifers and cedar fences provide year-round privacy. In spring, delicate wild flowers bloom in a "secret" garden, along with flowering crabapples and dogwoods. From May into November the collection of hundreds of roses blooms on the other side of the garden gate. With over 35 years of experience, the owner-gardeners have more than 400 roses of 10 different American Rose Society classifications: hybrid teas, floribundas, grandifloras, miniatures, ground covers, polyanthas, hybrid perpetual, climbers, hybrid rugosas, and shrubs. There are 22 tree (or standard) roses throughout the property. Roses are chosen not only for hardiness and disease resistance but for their beauty, color, and scent. Flowering trees, ornamentals, hostas, ground covers, and perennials complete this world of beauty.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: Brenton Realty Company (former owners, before 1940); Gordon and Kathryn Gammack (former owners, 1940-1945); Virginia and Kenneth W. Hull (former owners, 1945-1946); Charles H. and Letha Patterson (former owners, 1946-1948); Wallace J. Burt, Jr., and Alice Burt (former owners, 1948-1950); J. D. and Helen T. Lightner (former owners, 1950-1954); James F. Swift (former owner, 1954-1965); John Normile (architect, 1940); Herb Nelson Landscaping (landscape designers, 1965); Ann Wallace Fleming (landscape designer, 1966-1975); Oren Herndon (landscape designer and contractor, 1966-1967); Des Moines Seed and Nursery (landscape designers and contractors, 1966-1967); Bo Cleveland (gardener, 1968); Ella Crittenden (landscape designer, 1970); Jack Bloodgood (architect and designer, 1970); Russ O'Hara (landscape designer and horticultural consultant, 1970-1980); Lynda M. Chase (landscape designer and photographer, 1981-2001); E. Scott Reiter (landscape designer, 1982); Karen Strohbeen (landscape designer and artist, 1983); and William Luchsinger (landscape designer and artist, 1983).
Related Materials:
Rosegate related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA011
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6218b5a20-4359-4c93-a170-40f2b2c0ab5b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6557

Des Moines -- Brickhaven

Landscape designer:
Fleming, Ann Wallace  Search this
Gardener:
Cleveland, Bo  Search this
Landscape architect:
Heard, William R.  Search this
Rennebohm, Bob  Search this
Garden designer:
Lyford, Barbara  Search this
Consultant:
Lyford, Barbara  Search this
Former owner:
United States  Search this
Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Brickhaven (Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, garden features descriptions, plant lists, garden tour brochures, and newspaper and magazine clippings
General:
The garden houses a collection of marked bricks, which are displayed on the west side of the garage, a feature in the informal garden. The owners are collectors of old marked paving bricks from early Des Moines streets and sidewalks. The bricks are used for walkways, walls and patios. South of the house is a wooden area that was formed in 1993, offering a progression of blooms spring through mid-summer. A garden of informal squares filed with annuals and perennials dot the property, providing visual interest and flowers for cutting.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: US Government (prior to 1849); George C. Shell (former owner, 1849-1852); Whitley Moore and Joseph Mott (former owners, 1852-1925); Edwin Proctor (former owner, 1925-1943); J.H.Carroll (former owner, 1943); Beulah H. Kelsey (former owner, 1943-1946); Fern L. Beagler & Frances Ellen Bryne (former owners, 1946-1947); Marie F. Worth (former owner, 1947); Phil Jr. and Louise B. Worth (former owners, 1947-1965); William Heard (landscape architect, 1966-1990); Bob Rennebohm (landscape architect, 1993- ); Barbara Lyford (garden designer, consultant, 1990- ); Ann Wallace Fleming (landscape designer, 1989-1991); and Bo Cleveland (herb gardener, 1980's).
Related Materials:
Brickhaven related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA012
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6d06b91b9-b224-4b59-a068-547336b28df9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6558

Des Moines -- Sand Hill

Landscape architect:
Howerton, Elizabeth  Search this
Dunlap, Paul  Search this
Sculptor:
Wyrick, Shirley  Search this
Conroy, Doug  Search this
Landscape contractor:
Frantz, Randy  Search this
Provenance:
Des Moines Founders Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Sand Hill (Des Moines, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Polk County -- Des Moines
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, a detailed narrative history and description of the garden, brochures, and photocopies of articles and images of and about the garden and its sculpture.
General:
Under development by the same owners since the early 1960s, Sand Hill provides a peaceful retreat from its surrounding urban environment. It combines features of the natural landscape with more formal elements developed near the home. Because of the owners' mutual enthusiasm for the architecture of gardens, they have created a green garden composed primarily of evergreen materials which lend themselves to this kind of design. Boxwood and topiary are used extensively as is sculpture in various shapes, sizes, and styles. Because of its focus on architecture and basic structure, the garden is of interest in all seasons.
Persons and firms associated with the property and garden include: Lorenzo and Christina Sims (former owners, 1849-1857); George Gray and George Bogenwright (former owners, 1857-1867); Matilda Mentzer (former owner, 1867-1908); the Bogenwright estate (former owner, 1867-1908); R. R. McCutchen (former owner, 1908-1910); Charles H. and Margaret Payton (former owners, 1908-1910); the Des Moines Land and Water Company (former owner, 1910-1919); the City of Des Moines (former owner, 1919-1952); Mack, Inc. (former owner, 1952-1953); Harold and Janette Kellogg (former owners, 1953); Charles R. and Janet Falconer (former owners, 1953); Ralph and Sylvia Green (former owners, 1953-1961); Harold and Kate Goldman (former owners, 1953-1961); Harold Parnham (site planner, 1955); Carl Winkler (architect, 1962); John Bloodgood & Associates (architects, 1975); Don Swanson (architect, 1988); Elizabeth Howerton, ALA (landscape architect, 1972); Shirley Wyrick (sculptor, 1978); Doug Conroy (sculptor, 1992); Lynda M. Chase; (photographer, 1989); Paul Dunlap (landscape architect, 1978); Randy Frantz (landscape contractor, 1978); Frank and John McNew (stonemasons, 1978); and Leonard and Fred Grove (stonemasons, 1989).
Related Materials:
Sand Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides; 1 photoprint)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- Des Moines  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA013
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb66a16668a-ea48-419d-8506-8135300416a2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref6559

South Amana -- Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens

Provenance:
Cedar Rapids Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens (South Amana, Iowa)
United States of America -- Iowa -- Iowa County -- South Amana
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, garden plans, a detailed narrative history and description of the garden, and photo copies of articles.
General:
There are at least ten distinct gardens on this ¾ acre property, originally part of the Amana colonies of Iowa, now owned by descendants of one of the families from the Community of True Inspiration. Members of the religious community emigrated from Germany in the 1800's, bringing with them seeds for some vegetable varieties that are still being grown here. Their brick house was built in 1900 and has a distinctive style of trellises originally used to support grapevines since the community grew only consumable fruits and vegetables, not ornamentals. A cottage on this property built in 1850 was used as a daycare center for the children; now it is a toolshed with a cottage garden enclosed by an authentic reproduction of an earlier picket fence. The property is in a valley with rich, fertile soil, skillfully tended by the owners who maintain a one hundred year old asparagus bed, an ivy garden grown from a cutting in her bridal bouquet, and trees as well as hedges of flowering shrubs grown from cuttings. An enormous vegetable garden produces fresh food, food that is preserved for the rest of the year, and seeds for their heirloom vegetable seed bank. More than 300 different varieties of plants are grown including perennials, bulbs, ornamental grasses, flowering vines, and foliage container plants arranged for texture and color impact. Three scallop-shaped flower beds that feature red salvia and mixed borders are edged with rocks collected on vacations by a previous generation of owners. A small lath outbuilding is nearly smothered in fall by sweet autumn clematis. Another flower garden grows on the site of an earlier chicken house. Among the fruit and nut trees in a small orchard there is an apple tree grown from a culture from a tree planted by Johnny Appleseed.
There is a division of labor in this garden: she grows the vegetables and passes along recipes while he grows ornamentals. He is also a historian who contributes garden-related postings to websites, on topics ranging from how to add a gnome feature, the virtues of growing fritillaries (deer avoid it), and successful groupings of ornamentals with similar horticultural requirements. His book, "Gardening the Amana Way," was published by the University of Iowa Press in 2013.
Related Materials:
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (9 35 mm. slides; 1 PDF)
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American Gardens collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
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Topic:
Gardens -- Iowa -- South Amana  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IA014
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Iowa
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb664d11e90-8c37-40bd-b2b4-792b89631abe
EDAN-URL:
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