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Alpine -- Grey House

Former owner:
Brewster family  Search this
Braga family  Search this
Rionda family  Search this
Garden designer:
Braga, Mary  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Englewood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Grey House (Alpine, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen -- Alpine
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The five acre property, located on the western side of the top of the New Jersey Palisades, had a few old apple trees and pines when the current owners moved there in 1979 and began planting borders of trees around the perimeter for privacy. The major part of the property behind the house, originally built in 1872, is designed as an open space with a formal garden bordered by fastigiate Irish yews, species conifers planted in peninsula beds in the lawn and an orchard for heritage apple trees. Along one side there is a garden shed transformed into a folly with an arched door, two antique windows and a cupola. Nearby there is a large vegetable and pollinator plants garden that was used previously as a nursery for propagating trees and growing bonsai. Many of the mature trees and shrubs were acquired as cuttings or seeds from other gardens and were propagated here. Hundreds of rhododendrons acquired in trade were planted with conifers along the driveway and as a hedge in front of the house to shield parked cars from view.
The tree collection in this garden is extensive, including five-needle pines from Japan, about 80 Colorado blue spruce selected from the 1,000 cuttings grown by the owner, a hedge of arbor vitae also grown from cuttings, and an assortment of trees including birch, quince, crepe myrtle and musclewood grown for their interesting bark. Two peninsula beds in the open lawn are planted with five-needle pines and other conifers. The apple trees in the orchard and a cut-leaf beech are kept pruned to shapes derived from bonsai. Large trees frame views within the garden and towards mountains in the distance. Hedges of yellow bardzilla peonies and gold leaf spirea add color to the predominantly green palette.
An arch cut in the Irish yew hedge leads to the oval formal garden that has two crescent shaped beds of shrubs, roses and perennials. There is a circular bed in the center that has herbs planted in four quadrants bisected by brick walkways. A low stone wall to the side acts as a border and planting bed for a rock garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Brewster family (former owners, circa 1872- ); Braga/Rionda (former owners, until 1972); Mary Braga (garden designer, 1980's).
Related Materials:
Grey House related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 photographic prints; 26 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 -- New Jersey -- Alpine  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ669
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e897eb60-a6bf-48f3-ab68-3d5f53648d17
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20056

Atlantic Highlands -- Wanderlea

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 NJ102
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a366d04c-6edd-4b85-b4e3-3dffc36a3fb7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20057

Atlantic Highlands -- Stillwater

Architect:
Villancuva, Marcel  Search this
Former owner:
J.D. Huber Corp.  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Stillwater (Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Atlantic Highlands -- Stillwater
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, site plans, and garden features descriptions.
General:
The woodland garden with a pond and a waterfall highlights mature azaleas, rhododendrons and camellias. A small playhouse is tucked in the woods, at the edge of the lawn.
Persons associated with this property include: J.D. Huber Corp. (former owner, -1947) and Marcel Villancuva (architect, 1947).
Related Materials:
Stillwater 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:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Atlantic Highlands  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ313
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb682dbc33d-20b1-42da-9aea-aa7495770de8
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20058

Bay Head -- Beach Bound

Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Beach Bound (Bay Head, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Ocean County -- Bay Head
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet.
General:
This is a small, private side garden. The fountain is not attached to water, but used as a piece of sculpture. This piece was made for and situated on the Day estate in Short Hills, New Jersey. Mr. Renwick, the sculptor, was a neighbor and friend of the Day family. The garden also contains a Victorian iron bench and jardinieres, which possibly came from the same estate.
Person(s) associated with the garden property include(s): William W. Renwick (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Beach Bound related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 35 mm. slide)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Bay Head  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ469
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb68cce96f9-65fa-43ce-bc31-0c87717153e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20059

Bedminster -- Straus Garden

Landscape architect:
Weber, Nelva M.  Search this
Former owner:
Straus, Beth  Search this
Straus, Donald  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Straus Garden (Bedminster, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Bedminster
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, a photocopied magazine article, correspondence, and other information.
General:
Designed by Nelva M. Weber, this garden was at the home (dating to 1775) of Donald and Beth Straus. Weber's design was inspired by the gardens of Colonial Williamsburg and featured a space enclosed by a picket fence and hedges. Brick walkways defined beds within the garden that were planted with a variety of annuals. Surrounding borders both inside and outside the fenced area contained a mix of annuals and traditional perennials, such as daylilies and peonies, as well as shrubs and small trees. The proximity of the garden to an adjacent patio and the house ensured that the home owners and visitors alike would have ample opportunity to enjoy this lovely garden. Several images of the garden were included in Weber's 1976 book, a clear indication of how she valued this particular project.
Persons associated with the garden include Nelva M. Weber (landscape architect, ca. 1970) and Donald and Beth Straus (former owners, 1967-1982).
Related Materials:
Straus Garden related holdings consist of 3 folders (30 slides (photographs); 39 safety film negatives; 6 photographic prints; 24 contact prints)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.

American Gardens Collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Bedminster  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ139
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64d00e957-e8c3-46a4-a5bd-fabd2670780f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20061

Bedminster -- Cedar Ridge Farm

Former owner:
Sloan, William  Search this
Lampheur, Salome  Search this
Whitney, Gertrude  Search this
Whitney, Richard  Search this
Grunwald, Edith  Search this
Grunwald, Martin  Search this
Sollmann, Adele  Search this
Sollmann, Carl  Search this
Landscape designer:
Dempsy, James  Search this
Dempsy, Kyle  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Somerset Hills  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Cedar Ridge Farm (Bedminster, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Bedminster
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, other images and photocopies of historical information.
General:
Hay is still grown at Cedar Ridge Farm within its 27.9 acres but the outbuildings have been repurposed and most of the 268 acre working farm that was the summer home for the owner's grandparents has been sold. The property was once part of a 500 acre gentleman's farm that was a retreat from New York City, but its history can be traced back to colonial times. The fruit orchards, ornamental beds and foundation plantings around the various buildings were laid out by the current owners starting in 1996, whose first tasks were weeding, pruning and clearing out overgrowth from neglected gardens. A perennial and shrub garden next to the old pump house includes Siberian and bearded iris, viburnum, peonies, roses, boxwood, ferns, astilbe, hostas and spreading geraniums. Fruit trees including pears, plums and peaches grow in a nearby orchard and apple trees line the driveway. Closer to the Colonial style farmhouse an herb bed surrounds the well house, with boxwoods and miniature alpine spruce defining the space and adding winter interest. The former bunk house for summer farm workers has a wisteria vine supported by iron brackets under the roof and foundation plantings of boxwood and perennials.
Antique iron outdoor furniture and Victorian trellises are features along with a stone water trough for the pets. A shade garden next to the original part of the farmhouse was planted beneath old cedar trees and lilac and has vintage Japanese garden ornaments among various ferns, hostas, wild ginger and rhododendron, creating a quiet and cool space for hanging the hammock in summer.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Sloan (former owner, circa 1776); Salome Lampheur (former owner, 1893-1915); Richard and Gertrude Whitney (former owners, 1915-1935); Martin and Edith Grunwald (former owners, 1935 and 1941-1946); Carl and Adele Sollmann (1945-1996); James and Kyle Dempsy (landscape designers, 1997-1998).
Related Materials:
Cedar Ridge Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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 -- New Jersey -- Bedminster  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ529
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69e56d48c-04a3-479a-95a3-518faa1f47f6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20062

Bernardsville -- Griffin Garden

Former owner:
Griffin, Betty  Search this
Griffin, Clement  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Griffin Garden (Bernardsville, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Bernardsville
General:
Persons associated with the property include: Clement and Betty Griffin (former owners).
Related Materials:
Griffin Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (6 35 mm. slides; 4 120 mm. slides; 3 transparencies; 16 negatives; 14 photoprints)
See others in:
Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection, ca. 1960-1994.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Bernardsville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ106
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6eaabfa79-6772-4c86-91a9-7cc2fa40bd07
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20063

Bordentown -- Bonaparte's Park

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 NJ005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6119f6e62-2ebd-4481-b187-ccfd94321196
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20064

Chatham -- Lagos Garden

Former owner:
Wallis, Helen  Search this
Wallis, Dave  Search this
Kran, Joan  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lagos Garden (Chatham, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Chatham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an article.
General:
The Lagos Garden features dwarf and standard conifers, an ornamental deer fence, and rock borders around the perennial beds that reference an old stone foundation in the woodland garden at the back of the property. A low bluestone wall along the front of the one-acre lot, which slopes towards the street, contains a border of dwarf conifers and broad-leaf evergreens. Bluestone is used again for steps that lead up to the woodlands. There are terraced perennials beds in the lawn behind one side of the house and a large bed of dwarf conifers, a dwarf Japanese maple, and shade perennials also edged with rocks on the other side. A red brick patio picks up the dull red siding of the barn, and the Adirondack chairs on the patio are painted slate blue to coordinate with the bluestone. The property is slightly less than one acre and the garden has been developing since 1973 so trees planted by the owner now are full sized, including a tulip tree, maples, flowering cherries and dogwood, red buds and a clump birch.
Specimen trees in the Lagos Garden include dwarf Alberta spruce, dwarf Japanese maple, dwarf Japanese cedar (cryptomeria Japonica), umbrella pine, weeping hemlock and weeping beech. Benches are placed around the garden for viewing from different angles. The dwarf conifer garden has a variety of foliage colors and textures. Fallen leaves are left in place in the woodlands garden as their brown color contrasts with the green of growing plants.
The deer fence adds a decorative element to the garden and has a wide double gate for easy access. The neighboring property installed a white architectural fence for climbing roses that is behind a bed of specimen trees in the Lagos Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Helen and Dave Wallis (former owners, 1958-1973); Joan Kran (garden designer, 1973-present).
Related Materials:
Lagos Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (28 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 -- New Jersey -- Chatham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ524
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65d910cc4-a548-46d2-a849-cd1a8a2955b1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20065

Chatham -- Bent-McDowell Garden

Former owner:
Bendelius, Ronald  Search this
Bendelius, Nancy  Search this
Hinton, Douglas  Search this
Hinton, Kathryn  Search this
Garden designer:
McDowell, Marta  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bent-McDowell Garden (Chatham, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris -- Chatham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of the designer's website.
General:
The Bent-McDowell Garden shows how a professional garden designer may work her own half-acre. The garden was installed in nine stages over the course of ten years, beginning with a sunny flowerbed next to the house. Shrubs, bulbs and perennials were chosen to provide color from early spring into the fall in the next stage, which expanded the initial garden. Next a twenty-foot long rose garden was installed, with wisteria for early bloom and clematis for fall bloom in addition to the climbing roses. Foundation planting in front of the house features early pink spring blooms on a deciduous azalea and a Japanese plum tree and a white star magnolia tree. Stage five was the installation of a damp shade border nearly fifty feet long that included viburnum, oakleaf hydrangeas, a golden larch tree whose needles provide fall color, and perennials including bleeding heart, ferns and hosta. Two pre-existing woodland gardens at the back of the property were improved in the next stage, with the addition of many spring bulbs, featured garden seating and ceramics, and a meandering dirt path edged with tree branches. In stage seven bulbs, flowering shrubs and perennials were planted around a brick patio, leaving an unplanted side to view the woodland gardens. Next most of the front lawn was replaced by a dry shade garden with a native stepping stone walkway, unfenced and therefore planted with bulbs, perennials and ferns that deer dislike. Finally, a moon gate and fence were added, connecting the house and garage.
The original house, built in the 1930s, was a Sears catalog house, believed to be either "the Cedars" or "the Lorain". Former owners expanded the house, nearly doubling it in size, but retaining the cottage style. The garden is entirely fenced against deer and has two entrances, an arbor with a Chippendale style gate and the moon gate. Part of the fencing is architectural in style while the less visible portions are wire mesh that keeps out deer.
Persons associated with the garden include: Ronald and Nancy Bendelius (former owners, 1968-1986); Douglas and Kathryn Hinton (former owners, 1986-1990); Joan Eastman Bennett (gardener, 1970-1980); Marta McDowell (garden designer, 1990-2010).
Related Materials:
Bent-McDowell Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 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 -- New Jersey -- Chatham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ527
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6f06efd02-badd-451f-a8ab-1d812723d3de
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20066

Colts Neck -- The Lewis Garden (NJ)

Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Lewis Garden (Colts Neck, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Colts Neck
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, abbreviated garden plans, and a list of hybrid rhododendrons produced and registered by the owner.
General:
Established in the 1970s, this 1.4 acre garden is on a hilly, wooded site adjacent to a "Green Acres" park owned by Monmouth County. It is planted informally along wandering paths and by a brook with a wide assortment of rhododendrons, including many hybridized by the owner, who is a plant pathologist at Rutgers.
Related Materials:
The Lewis Garden (NJ) related holdings consist of 1 folder (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 -- New Jersey -- Colts Neck.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ282
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6fe497a22-d513-41d0-ab99-296a4c150552
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20067

Colts Neck -- Lakeside

Former owner:
Brown  Search this
Henessey  Search this
Garden designer:
Gloge, Christa  Search this
Gloge, Detlef  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Lakeside (Colts Neck, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Colts Neck
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and an abbreviated garden plan.
General:
The woodland garden is carved out of a bluff overlooking a lake-reservoir. When wandering the many paths, an interesting and colorful variety of plant material unfolds,which is competing with the lovely vistas to the lake and land beyond. The water features on the property--a large pond surrounded by Japanese primulas, a small pool, plus a hollow log used as a conduit for recycled lake water--add other parts of interest for the viewer.
Persons associated with the garden include: Brown (former owner, 1964-?); Henessey (former owner, ?-1979); and Christa and Detlef Gloge (garden designers, 1979).
Related Materials:
Lakeside related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Colts Neck.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ293
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Englewood -- Ambercroft

Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ambercroft (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet.
General:
NJ149001-007 and NJ149009-010 are slide duplicates of black and white photographs. NJ149008 and NJ149011 are in color. Photographers are unknown.
Related Materials:
Ambercroft related holdings consist of 2 folders (11 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 -- New Jersey -- Englewood  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ149
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
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Englewood -- Pam's Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Englewood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Pam's Garden (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, plant lists, and other information.
General:
With time, energy and talent a steep one-third acre suburban lot was transformed into a private, leafy sanctuary terraced on three levels with stone steps, a brick patio, rambling walkways, three reflecting pools with a waterfall between two of them, and a distinctive collection of ericaceous ( acid-loving) shrubs, including some rhododendrons hybridized by the owner. The garden was overgrown and Norway maples, ashes, mulberries and other weed trees had to be cleared out before the transformation could begin. The grading was done by hand, with the owners moving soil in wheelbarrows. A brick patio was built directly behind the house and ground covers, rhododendrons, azaleas and mountain laurels were planted. Native rocks were gathered on excursions to the country, flagstones were reaped when the town replaced its sidewalks, and stone capstones were salvaged from an old school building that was to be demolished. The owners used the rocks to build the walls that define the terraces, built steps from the flagstones, and used the capstones as pedestals. Eventually they built and planted their first reflecting pool on the lowest level. A redwood tree was planted to disguise a telephone pole and English and American ivies were grown over chain link fencing as living borders that kept dogs out of the garden.
A long narrow driveway connects the house to the street and the bed running along one side was planted with spring bulbs, flowers, and shrubs. The rest of the perimeter of the property was planted with evergreen hemlock, rhododendrons, yew and English holly for privacy. There was a small patch of grass planted on each level of the garden that acted as a breathing space between dense foliage plantings. Since the soil was acidic most of the flowering in this garden was early in the season as rhododendrons, foxgloves, and other shrubs, bulbs, and trees bloomed sequentially from April until July. In the heat of summer the garden was a shady, green compilation of shapes and textures.
The owner built a Nearing frame for propagation of hybrid rhododendrons. The frame stays closed so the seedlings are kept warm and moist. Some grew to size and were planted in the garden. Evergreens and other trees were pruned up to let in light for under-plantings. Plants that thrived in Pam's Garden grew in mostly shady and acidic conditions, although heath did not survive the heat of the New Jersey summers.
Persons associated with the garden include Harden (former owner, 1940s-1956); Pamela and James Proctor (former owners, 1956-2010).
Related Materials:
Pam's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folder (34 35mm slides (photographs) + 19 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Englewood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ152
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Englewood -- Flat Rock Brook Nature Center

Landscape designer:
Wheeler, Charlotte Phillips  Search this
Horticulturist:
O'Hara, Mercer W.  Search this
Zikopoulos, Marianthi  Search this
Project manager:
Scott, Lyn  Search this
Designer:
Pitkin, Louise  Search this
Editor:
Pitkin, Louise  Search this
Creator:
Garden Club of Englewood  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Flat Rock Brook Nature Center (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, a narrative description and history, garden plans, a plant list, and copies of articles and brochures about the garden and nature center.
General:
Within this 150-acre nature center, located only two miles from the George Washington Bridge, is a specialized three-acre habitat area. The Backyard Habitat for Wildlife is a demonstration garden of native plants selected to be both ornamental and useful to wildlife. The habitat provides four basic elements: food, water, cover, and places for creatures to raise their young. The habitat is comprised of two sections: the Gazebo Garden, which illustrates a particular design for a backyard area, and the Quarry Meadow, which displays a variety of trees, shrubs, and herbaceous natives available for habitat use. Both areas were designed to show how plants native to an area can create a sense of place, bringing beauty to gardens and benefits to wildlife. Built on the site of an old stone quarry and dump, the gardens were developed by the Garden Club of Englewood in the early 1990s with the assistance of grant funding and volunteers from other organizations. The areas were designed to be seen in all four seasons and feature such plants as native grasses, red twig dogwood, azalea, and red maples. Birds and other wild creatures make their homes in the habitat areas, providing clear evidence of the success of this demonstration garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charlotte Phillips Wheeler (landscape designer, 1992-1996); Mercer W. O'Hara (horticulturist, 1992-1996); Marianthi Zikopoulos (horticulturist, 1992-1996); Lyn Scott (project manager, 1992-1996); and Louise Pitkin (designer and editor, 1992-1996).
Related Materials:
Flat Rock Brook Nature Center related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Englewood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ299
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Englewood -- Wales

Landscape designer:
Garrison, Elisha Ely, b. 1871  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Wales (Englewood, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Bergen County -- Englewood
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet; writings on landscape design by "Colonel Elisha E. Garrison;" and correspondence and plant invoice (1932).
General:
In a piece of correspondence to Mrs. Wales, dated 1932, Elisha Ely Garrison of Greenwich, Connecticut suggested planning six "coves." Garrison writes, "I thnk that Rudbeckia at the points where the cove outlines come to the front of the border with viola, Jersey Gem, just in front of the Rdbeckia would make excellent accents and would help with structural effects as well." Each cove was to have a different color.
Person(s) associated with the property include: Mrs. (Katherina Gillett) Charles Marshall Wales (former owner, ca. 1932- ?) and Elisha Ely Garrison (landscape designer)
Related Materials:
Wales 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 -- New Jersey -- Englewood  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ491
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
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Essex Fells -- Old Hearth

Architect:
Timpson, James  Search this
Landscape architect:
Furlong, Ethelbert Ely, d. 1993  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Old Hearth (Essex Fells, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Essex Fells
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet, letters from Ethelburt Furlong, original planting list and a description of the house and gardens.
General:
The garden, designed by Ethelburt Furlong, contains stone patios and brick paths that fit snuggly with the house. There is also a pergola, blue granite sundial and a pre-revolutionary root-cellar on the estate
Persons associated with the garden property include: General William Gould (previous owner); Dr. and Mrs. C. Abbott Beling (former owners, 1948); Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Maglione (former owners ); Ethelbert Furlong, A.S.L.A. (landscape architect, 1948); and James Timpson (architect, 1950).
Related Materials:
Old Hearth related holdings consist of 1 folder (4 photoprints; 4 x 6 in)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Essex Fells  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ317
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Essex Fells -- Ulliton

Landscape architect:
Furlong, Ethelbert Ely, d. 1993  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Ulliton (Essex Fells, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Essex County -- Essex Fells
Scope and Contents:
The folders include a work sheet.
General:
The house is built into natural surrounding on the side of the hill. The 35mm. slide shows a two-story house with porch and a stepping stone walkway lined with shrubs.
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Ethelburt Furlong (landscape architect, ca. 1950).
Related Materials:
Ulliton related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 35 mm. slide)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Essex Fells  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ499
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Ewing -- Memorial Garden at Trenton Country Club

Former owner:
Woodruff, George  Search this
Greenskeeper:
Tuttle, Tom  Search this
Architect:
Bockes, Tom  Search this
Creator:
Trenton Country Club--owner.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Trenton  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Memorial Garden at Trenton Country Club (West Trenton, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- Ewing -- West Trenton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, garden plans, plant list, photo copies of articles about the club, and photo copies of golf course view and an 1897 view of road and grounds.
General:
The Trenton Country Club began in 1897. By 1957, the club included an irrigated 18-hole golf course, three re-built tennis courts, and a swimming pool. The previous name for the property, Oaklands, given to the original farm property by its first owners, is derived from the many old oak trees that dot the property. The Memorial Garden is located on the property near a driveway.
Persons associated with the garden include: George Woodruff (former owner); Trenton Country Club (owner, 1897-present); Tom Tuttle (greens keeper, 1999); and Tom Bockes (architect, 1960).
Related Materials:
Memorial Garden at Trenton Country Club related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 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.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ291
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb69d43a12c-9fb4-49a6-bf77-05c075b1fc30
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Fair Haven -- Untitled Garden, Fair Haven, New Jersey

Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Untitled Garden (Fair Haven, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Fair Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and abbreviated garden plan.
General:
This half-acre garden is noted for its topiary ilex (holly) hedge. Started and maintained by the current owner, it creates the whimsical feeling of Alice in Wonderland.
Related Materials:
Untitled Garden, Fair Haven, New Jersey related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 35 mm. slide)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Fair Haven  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ128
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Archival Repository:
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GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6116ae9e5-e55a-43f1-a638-7213f4473e04
EDAN-URL:
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