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[Cedarcroft]: view of south border (spring).

Photographer:
Preston, Irene F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Cedarcroft (Richmond, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Richmond County -- Richmond
Date:
1999 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Temples  Search this
Trees  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Box  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Hedges  Search this
Grasses  Search this
Ornamental grasses  Search this
Apples  Search this
Utility poles  Search this
Pinks (Plants)  Search this
Ironwork  Search this
Hollies  Search this
Houses  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA264009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA264: Richmond -- Cedarcroft
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6456ed074-1931-42a8-af50-f8527645d998
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19688

[Cedarcroft]: view of u-shaped beds with apple trees and white hellebores, looking southwest.

Photographer:
Preston, Irene F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Cedarcroft (Richmond, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Richmond County -- Richmond
Date:
1999 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Fruit trees  Search this
Apples  Search this
Sheds  Search this
Hellebores  Search this
Dogs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Women gardeners  Search this
Cypress  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Pine  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA264017
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA264: Richmond -- Cedarcroft
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb640b33481-ff55-4d6f-8589-b159c05fb9eb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19696

[Cedarcroft]: view of shed through u-shaped beds across tree peonies from pergola.

Photographer:
Preston, Irene F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Cedarcroft (Richmond, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Richmond County -- Richmond
Date:
1999 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Fruit trees  Search this
Apples  Search this
Sheds  Search this
Hellebores  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Cypress  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Pine  Search this
Tree peony  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA264018
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA264: Richmond -- Cedarcroft
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb607a771f5-f469-4e27-9332-8edba6b69256
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19697

[Cedarcroft]: view of apple bosket from northeast corner of garden along north boundary of garden.

Photographer:
Preston, Irene F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Cedarcroft (Richmond, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Richmond County -- Richmond
Date:
1999 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Fruit trees  Search this
Apples  Search this
Sheds  Search this
Boskets  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Daffodils  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Pine  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA264019
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA264: Richmond -- Cedarcroft
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb626450e2d-6587-44f3-8af9-497b7dd2ae1f
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19698

[Cedarcroft]: view of espaliered apples from northeast corner of garden.

Photographer:
Preston, Irene F.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Cedarcroft (Richmond, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Richmond County -- Richmond
Date:
1999 Apr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Fruit trees  Search this
Apples  Search this
Sheds  Search this
Trees  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Daffodils  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Pine  Search this
Fences -- wooden  Search this
Espaliers  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA264020
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA264: Richmond -- Cedarcroft
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb687f8e2f9-4a96-48c7-8351-afde4c44f503
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19699

[Tregaron]: two parterres inside the stucco walls that surround the cottage garden, with crab apple trees, hosta and boxwood.

Photographer:
Sullenger, Meredith  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Digital image (col., JPEG)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Tregaron (Vienna, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Fairfax -- Vienna
Date:
2014 Jun.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Vienna  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Walls, plastered  Search this
Birdbaths  Search this
Walled gardens  Search this
Hosta  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA446007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA446: Vienna -- Tregaron
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65762d64e-0384-433e-9255-b0eeeefedd16
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref19830

[Homewood]: the garden in 1956 facing south-east, in spring-to-summer bloom; an apple orchard and children's play area are situated beyond the garden.

Photographer:
Pettibone, John Jr.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (col., 8 x 10 in.)
1 Digital image (JPEG file, col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Digital images
Place:
Homewood (Middleburg, Virginia)
Virginia -- Middleburg
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun -- Middleburg
Date:
[1956]
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Middleburg  Search this
Rail fences  Search this
Roses  Search this
Boxwood  Search this
Trees  Search this
Arbors  Search this
Wisteria  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Orchards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item VA176006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia / VA176: Middleburg -- Homewood
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64bdd2e08-a6ad-436d-add1-7f41adc48747
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref30160

Manchester -- Turkey Hill Farm

Provenance:
Bennington Garden Club  Search this
Photographer:
Jones, Issac S.  Search this
Polly S., Jones  Search this
Nevius, Christy  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Vermont -- Bennington County -- Manchester
Turkey Hill Farm (Manchester, Vermont)
Scope and Contents:
55 digital images (2019) and 1 file folder with a photocopy of cover art of this farm for a 1925 Country Life magazine.
General:
In the 1930's the owners of a farmhouse originally built in 1849 installed gardens around the house including a sunken rose garden, perennial borders, a cutting garden, and a formal terrace with a spring-fed fountain. These gardens were maintained by three generations of the Childs family and by the current owner when the 15-acre property was purchased in 1998. In 2005 a five-acre pasture was developed as a sculpture garden with contemporary works of art and complementary plantings. A dry stream bed (arroyo) that cuts through the property was turned into another garden, planted with iris, Japanese primrose, cranesbill and hosta. Between 2012 and 2015 a woodlands garden with a rustic pergola and hexagonal gazebo and a Japanese garden with a pagoda, French Art Deco gate and arched bridge were designed and installed. Some of the original perennial borders were updated with flowers in bolder colors but antique apple trees, another pergola with benches underneath for appreciating the views, a cider press, and outbuildings including a stone spring house have been preserved. A corn crib was converted into a guest cottage; a larger guest house near the main house has linear hedges and flower beds as well as a reflecting pool on the axis that leads to a sculpture.

The stone walls and hedges are meticulous, lawns are mowed in the crisscrossing pattern, and narrow brick paths have been set into wider mowed grass walkways. Clipped hedges with stone walls or artefacts highlight long views of these grounds toward distant mountains. There are two fenced vegetable gardens and a greenhouse. A large pond has a pond house nearby as well as a small sand beach. The garden has been included in tours sponsored by the Nature Conservancy and used by non-profit organizations for fund raising events. The owner is interested in preserving the property as a public space.

Persons associated with the garden include: F. Nelson and Florence Doubleday (former owners, -1931); Lowrie and Hortense Childs (former owners, 1931-1944); Charles S. and Helen Childs (former owners, 1944-1976); Charles (Pete) and Jane Childs (former owners, 1976-1998); Sylvia and Stanley Stroup (owners, 1998-2017); Stanley Stroup (owners, 2017-); Hortense Childs (house gardens designer, 1930's); North Hill Garden Design (sculpture garden and woodland garden designers, 2008 and 2007-2012); Ray Smith (Japanese garden designer, 2013); Sugar Rock Landscape (hardscape construction, 2008-2014); Janette Morrison and Ernie Dibble (gardeners, 1998- ); David Tamych (sculptor); Rita Dee (sculptor); Richard Erdman (sculptor); Phil Thorne (sculptor); Roger Di Taranto (sculptor); Thomas Ostenberg (sculptor); Mark Chatterley (sculptor); Hans Van de Bovencamp (sculptor); Peter Woytuk (sculptor); George Sherwood (sculptor); Curt Brill (sculptor); Royden Mills (sculptor).
Provenance:
The Bennington Garden Club facilitated the 2019 submission.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Rights:
Restricted. No commercial use.
Topic:
Gardens -- Vermont -- Manchester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VT020
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Vermont
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb697d382b1-0a06-446f-8320-d3d1c31d0d38
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33198

Fox Point -- Deep Dene

Provenance:
Green Tree Garden Club  Search this
Landscape architect:
Stark, Judith Z.  Search this
Lipp, Franz, 1897-1996  Search this
Owner:
Bryson, Olive V. D.  Search this
Photographer:
Sandy, Dawson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Deep Dene (Fox Point, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County -- Fox Point
Scope and Contents:
1 folder and 14 digital images. Images 001-014 were photographed by Sandy Dawson.
General:
Located on approximately five acres overlooking Lake Michigan, the owner of this garden had been gardening on the property since she was five years old. The original design included formal gardens, beds of iris and phlox, wildflowers in the surrounding ravines, and a large vegetable garden. Landscape architect Franz Lipp designed a circle of yews, two large hedged gardens, a boundary garden and a stone wall, all placed at a distance from the house to be visited as a pastime. In 1990 a garden room with French doors was built so a new rose garden could be seen and enjoyed from inside. A nine-foot tall dark green lattice fence was installed to protect the rose garden from deer. The design is formal with four parterres each centered by a rose standard with multiple bushes in each quadrant, climbing hydrangea on the fence, and a small central pool with a statue. Lush annual, perennial and shrub borders are maintained alongside the terrace, stone wall and another fountain with mature maple and crab apple dotting the lawns.

Favorite roses include Mr. Lincoln, Double Delight, Chicago Peace, Legends, and Drop Dead Red. The garden borders include day lilies and Asiatic lilies, peonies, boxwood, hosta, zinnias, dusty miller, marigolds, geraniums and more roses. Visitors include art students and members of the Garden Conservancy.

Persons associated with the garden include: Helen and William Van Dyke (former owners, 1926-1972); Olive V. D. Bryson (owner, 1972- ); Franz Lipp (1897-1996) (landscape architect, dates unknown); Judith Stark (landscape architect, 1990).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Wisconsin -- Deep Dene  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI058
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Wisconsin
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6a6f2e073-a823-461d-a15d-e08ae586c462
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33212

Charleston -- McCabe Gardens at Dalgain

Former owner:
McCabe, Robert E.  Search this
McCabe, Margaret Ward  Search this
Books, Robert  Search this
McCabe, Jane  Search this
Owner:
McCabe, Brooks  Search this
McCabe, Barbara Given  Search this
Landscape architect:
Thomas W. Sears  Search this
Landscape designer:
Vasale, Thomas A.  Search this
Provenance:
Kanawha Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- West Virginia -- Kanawha County -- Charleston
Scope and Contents:
This file includes 15 digital images and 1 folder.
General:
This 2.15 acre property, established in 1921, includes expansive green lawns with 150 year old specimen oaks surrounding the home. Thomas Sears was the garden's primary landscape architect responsible for designing the formal design of the gardens in 1927. The current owners purchased the property in 2004 and enlisted Thomas Vasale to redesign the front entry and the woodland garden west of the house. Vasale added hardscape elements and indigenous plants and shrubs to the flagstone design by the front steps. The formal front entry is lined with boxwoods and leads to the woodland garden marked by boxwoods and dwarf maples. Holly, beauty berry, fothergilla, and chokeberry separate the driveway from the walled garden.
The original designs of the gardens indicate that Sears was challenged by the undulating topography of West Virginia because he added elevation numbers to his drawings. To solve this problem, he included a 72 foot long stairway connecting both gardens in a cross plan. This design incorporated a set of stone steps that still exist. There was once a geometric rose garden with six parterres and 400 rose bushes designed by Sears during the 1930s. Around the perimeter were wood posts and chains that connected the rose arbors flanking the steps. This garden no longer exists. An allee of pear, plum, apple, and peach trees also stood on the property. In 2004, the current owner replanted the fruit tree allee. The main hardscape elements include a garden gazebo and stone walls flanked by arborvitae. Three bears are sculpted from a tree that fell on the property. The property also features a mail order playhouse built alongside the entry to the woodland garden. A woodland walk edged with stone leads to a large meadow that was acquired in 2004. The path is flanked by holly trees and grand oaks. The ground covering in the lawn entering the woodlands is green moss, with blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry bushes that were added in 2004 for a possible snack along the hike through the woodlands and down to Big Rock.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles Edwin Ward, Sr. (former owner, 1880s-1915); Charles Edwin Jr. And Gypsy Fleming Ward (former owners, 1915-1919); Robert E. and Margaret Ward McCabe (former owners, 1919-1957); Robert Books and Jane McCabe (former owners, 1957-2004); Brooks McCabe and Barbara Given McCabe (owners, 2004-present); Thomas W. Sears (landscape architect, 1927); Thomas Vasale (landscape designer, 2004).
This property has been featured in Matthews, F. Schuyler; Field Book of American Trees and Shrubs; G. P. Putnam's Sons; New York and London, The Knickerbocker Press, 1915.; Sargent, Charles Sprague; Manual of the Trees of North America (Exclusive of Mexico); Houghton, Mifflin and Company, Cambridge, 1905.; Sears, Thomas W.; [New York] [Architectural Catalogue Co]; 1941.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- West Virginia -- Charleston  Search this
McCabe Gardens at Dalgain (Charleston, West Virginia)  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WV023
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / West Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6973073e6-0929-48b5-9baf-a12531ba29e3
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref33260

Brook Farm

Creator:
Norman, Bradford, M/Ms  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Rhode Island -- Newport
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The slides were commissioned by Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss Sr. The house burned to the ground in 1970.
Historic plate number: "5; 23."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gates -- Iron  Search this
Walls, stone  Search this
Orchards  Search this
Apples  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI010001
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island / RI010: Newport -- Brook Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65d2451de-c290-4ee1-b78d-3ba0c7d8b0f5
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10604

Brook Farm

Creator:
Norman, Bradford, M/Ms  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Photograph (lantern slide, hand-colored, 3.25 x 4 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Lantern slides
Place:
Rhode Island -- Newport
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport County -- Newport
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
The slides were commissioned by Mrs. Hugh D. Auchincloss Sr. The house burned to the ground in 1970.
Historic plate number: "6; 24."
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Walkways  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Trees  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Apples  Search this
Roses  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI010002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Rhode Island / RI010: Newport -- Brook Farm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67c85cdc3-e638-4fe4-bab7-379f3266ad98
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref10605

[Rochambeau House]: the south garden, with an allée of cherry trees and crab apple trees, and sculpture formerly in the west garden.

Photographer:
Radford, Jennifer  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Rochambeau House (Providence, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Providence County -- Providence
Date:
2000 May.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Rhode Island -- Providence  Search this
Trees  Search this
Cherry  Search this
Ground cover plants  Search this
Garden walks  Search this
Crabapples  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Allées  Search this
Ivy  Search this
Walls, concrete  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item RI073014
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Knoxville -- Craiglen

Consultant:
Verey, Rosemary  Search this
Landscape architect:
Lester, Charles F.  Search this
Former owner:
Craig, John J., Mrs.  Search this
Craig, John J.  Search this
Garden designer:
Spengler, Mary  Search this
Architect:
Barber & McMurry  Search this
Creator:
Knoxville Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Craiglen (Knoxville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Knox County -- Knoxville
Scope and Contents:
Copies of original photographs are included in file.

The folder includes a work sheet, garden plans, photo copies of articles, nursery invoices, correspondence, and booklet on Craig family and Candoro Marble Company.
General:
Charles I. Barber, of Barber and McMurry, designed the house in 1926 for Mr. John J. Craig, III., one of the owners of Candoro Marble Company. Landscape architect Charles F. Lester was hired to mold the surrounding eighty acres to complement the strongly Italianate house. Lester laid out green terraces on a slope between the north front of the house and a man-made lake below and created a large formal garden to the west. Developers purchased the property in 1971, with the intent of demolishing the residence and constructing a subdivision. The house and several acres, however, were preserved with the remaining being developed into the Westlands and Westchase condominiums and Craigland subdivision. The current owners of the existing property have restored and renovated the gardens and remaining two acres of property, which combine formal and naturalistic elements. In 1998, a wall was added to define the north side of the formal garden, which features ponds and stone benches original to the property, concrete sculptures, boxwoods, and espaliered "Smoothee" apple trees. To the east of the house is a large lawn surrounded by woods of mature dogwoods, maples, tulip poplars, magnolias, hackberries, walnuts, oaks, and hemlocks. A cottage garden is kept behind the garage. The owners planted an herb garden in large clay pots just outside the kitchen door.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. John J. Craig, III. (former owners, 1926-1945); Mrs. John J. Craig, III. (former owner, 1945-1971); Mrs. and Mrs. Calvin Walter (former owners, 1971-1992); Charles F. Lester (landscape architect, 1926); Charles I. Barber (architect, 1926); Albert Milani (marble sculpture, 1926); Mary Spengler (garden designer, 1992-1998); Rosemary Verey (garden consultant, 1995); and Peter Thevenot (plant supplier, 1998).
Related Materials:
Craiglen related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Courtyard gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Knoxville  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Cottage gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN064
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Nashville -- Fairbourne

Landscape architect:
Sartor, Carolyn S.  Search this
Pace, Ben  Search this
Garden designer:
Dixon, Carol  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Nashville  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Fairbourne (Nashville, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Davidson County -- Nashville
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet and garden plans.
General:
Fairbourne, a Tudor style house was built in 1929. When the present owners moved into their new home, twenty-six years ago, no original gardens remained. The location on a corner lot left little privacy. The first project was the construction of a serpentine brick wall for privacy and a brick "dovecote" to house pool equipment and garden tools. These structures provided an ideal backdrop for the development of an extensive perennial garden. The perennial beds and climbing roses dominate in the spring. The ornamental flowering trees, bushes and espalier trees and shrubs (jasmine, plum trees, climbing hydrangea, crab apples and white wisteria) hold the eye during the summer. The variety and juxtaposition of pyramidal trees, round boxwood and burford holly, and a collection of ornamental maple trees kept aggressively pruned, create an "outdoor sculpture" in the fall and winter. The garden is on several levels and planted around several sides of the house, with stone steps and stepping stone paths leading from one "outdoor room" around a corner to another, mirroring the asymmetrical, unpredictable footprint of the house.
Persons associated with the property and garden include: Thomas H. Malone (former owner, 1906); Neina B. Bryan (former owner, 1925); Frank P. Bachman (former owner, 1930); Elizabeth B. Hardcastle (former owner, 1955); James Debow Casey (former owner, 1970); Carolyn S. Sartor (landscape architect, 1975); Carol Dixon (garden designer of perennial bed, 1975); and Ben Place (landscape architect, 1978).
Related Materials:
Fairbourne related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Nashville  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TN061
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Devon -- Brook View Farm

Landscape architect:
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Provenance:
The Weeders  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Brook View Farm (Devon, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Chester County -- Devon
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a work sheet, narrative description of the garden and its history, and an abbreviated garden plan.
Former Titles:
Kemble/Wood Garden and Brookside Garden.
General:
The ca. 1758 stone house was part of a dairy farm during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Former owners, Francis and Emily Kemble, hired Thomas Sears to terrace the hillside with stone walls and steps. English boxwood marked the corners, and narrow grass paths defined rectangular beds lined with hosta and centered with matching clusters of peonies and phlox. Sears planted masses of "Congo" lilacs and an American elm in order to provide a canopy for the garden. A small orchard of apple and pear trees were planted to screen the house from the road. A meadow area was set aside for a large vegetable garden, cold frames and a hot frame. Sears converted several out-buildings into garden "follies" for tea parties and relaxing. The foundation of one of the buildings became a rose garden with a stepping stone path down the center. When the present owners purchased the property, invasive weeds overtook the garden beds and vegetable garden. Most of the boxwood succumbed to disease and many of the fruit trees were dead. The owners wished to adapt an old high maintenance garden to contemporary interests and a reasonable budget. Azaleas became the foundation of the woody plantings. They revived the vegetable garden and offered plots to friends. The garden is currently used as a laboratory to learn more about growing and combining various plants while overcoming problems, such as deer.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: William Wood (former owner, 1700s); Emily and Francis Kemble (former owners, 1920-1975); Thomas Sears (landscape architect, 1927-1930); and Brognard Okie (architect, 1928-1929).
Related Materials:
Brookside Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Devon  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA451
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Erie -- A Touch of Williamsburg

Former owner:
Griswold, Tracy  Search this
Griswold, Maryann  Search this
Sculptress:
Goodacre, Glenna  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
A Touch of Williamsburg (Erie, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie -- Erie
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
In 1970 the owners built their house on two and one-quarter acres in a new subdivision on land that had been agricultural, and their growing family played sports in the yard. In the late 1980s the owners began changing the landscape and house to reflect their interests, especially after studying English gardens at Cambridge University, England, and many visits to the recreated colonial gardens in Williamsburg and Monticello in Virginia. The property was planned and planted as a whole, with formal gardens including a kitchen garden replicating the Taliaferro-Cole garden in Williamsburg with its multi-level picket fence. The garden inside the fence is rectilinear with an armillary sphere in the center watched over by the sculpture "The Dog" by Glenna Goodacre. The straight-edged beds are planted in flowers and vegetables, espaliered apple and pear trees and pollarded linden trees along the fence. This part of the property is conceived on a short axis that ends in an obelisk. The long axis of the plan starts at the street and traverses through an allée of crabapple trees towards a reproduction 18th century statue called "Taste." An outbuilding that is used for storage copies the design of a colonial kitchen. A tennis court is flanked by fruit orchards, and an alpine trough garden leads to the garage.
The paths in the fenced garden are comprised of silica and brick, which along with tall hedges, create a micro-climate in the courtyard that is ten degrees warmer than outside the fence. Thus the planting season starts earlier and last longer, and species such as southern magnolia can be grown. Although most of the construction and garden ornaments reflect the colonial style of this garden there are two Lutyens style benches inside the fenced garden from the Arts & Crafts period, and a brightly painted cottage Windsor chair for resting. Rose pots, painted red, are hoisted on top of poles add height and whimsy to the garden.
To keep the garden looking fresh big plants are replaced, especially with one that have sentimental value to the owners. The garden has been photographed, written about and studied by horticultural groups, and the owners are active in local gardening organizations.
Persons associated with the garden include: Tracy and Maryann Griswold (former owners, 1925-1967); Glenna Goodacre (sculptress, 1999).
Related Materials:
A Touch of Williamsburg related holdings consist of 1 folder (41 digital images; 1 photographic print)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Erie  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA727
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Fairview -- MacGregor Gardens

Garden designer:
Johnston, Gary  Search this
Provenance:
Carrie T. Watson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
MacGregor Gardens (Fairview, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Erie -- Fairview
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheetsand additional images.
General:
Prior to 1978 the 1.7 acre wedge shaped parcel was primarily woodlands on a hillside, part of an earlier farm and orchard, with two ridges and a small creek. One ridge was left as found, with matures trees: oak, maple, tulip poplar, wild cherry and hemlock plus ferns and wild roses. By 1980 the house had been built on a leveled platform with only a few willow trees left on that site. Conifers were planted first, including Austrian pine, hemlock, larch, arborvitae and juniper, with English ivy, pachysandra, day lilies, Shasta daisies, Japanese iris and hydrangea transplanted from a previous home's garden. Deciduous trees were planted next including fruit trees, white birch, Japanese maples and crab apples, and crown vetch was planted as a ground cover to hold the slopes and provide playing fields for children. In 1995 the vetch was replaced with ornamental gardens of perennials, shrubs and bulbs with rocks and winding paths strategically placed on the slopes.
Since the gardens climb the hillside to the woodlands a hand-built arbor was added in 1998 to act as a gateway between the cultivated and naturalized areas. Plants in the cultivated gardens include many hosta varieties, azaleas, rhododendron, rose of Sharon and peonies; vines include trumpet vine, clematis and wisteria; and bulbs include daffodils, tulips, iris, crocuses and snowdrops. There are small gardens at the front and back doors of the house and outside the garage that include roses, climbing roses, calla lilies, junipers, chrysanthemums, holly and pieris Japonica. Other features include gazing globes, a woodlands fort, birdhouses and a cluster of painted rocks for a fairy garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Gary Johnston (garden design).
Related Materials:
MacGregor Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Fairview  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA822
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Lafayette Hill -- Erdenheim Farm

Former owner:
Penn, William  Search this
Architect:
Trumbauer, Horace  Search this
Garden designer:
Schneider, Nina  Search this
Gale, Charles H.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Gréber, Jacques  Search this
Weaner, Larry  Search this
Craftsman:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Erdenheim Farm (Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery -- Lafayette Hill
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles and other information.
General:
The original tract containing Erdenheim Farm has a long history of ownership dating back to William Penn, the founder of the Pennsylvania colony, but the landscape design and architecture of the house and outbuildings date back to circa 1916-1971 when the property was owned by George D. Widener, Jr. In 2011 and 2012 the current owners restored sunken formal gardens and stone walls designed by Percival Gallagher, lead designer for Olmsted Brothers, with new plantings of iris, herbs and peonies, removing two rows of conifers that obscured the cascade (designed by Jacques Greber) leading from the greenhouse (designed by architect Horace Trumbauer). Gallagher (1874-1934) also designed the roadway system within the farm, the grass tennis court, a woodland walk and original plantings around the main house. Trumbauer (1868-1938) also updated and enlarged the original farmhouse in the Colonial revival style, working from 1916-1932, and designed the main entrance gate, outbuildings including workmen's cottages, three barns and a riding stable and a five arch stone bridge similar to those on English country estates.
Alongside the house there is a new bluestone terrace with cutouts for magnolia trees and a small fountain with planted metal containers. The gardens at the main house were redesigned in 2011 and 2012 and axial views to outlying gardens were reinforced. Ornamental gates designed by Samuel Yellin in the 1920s were attached to new iron fences that surround the house gardens. The current owners restored buildings, landscape and hardscape following the original designs, as stewards of an historical property, and made changes that enhance the sustainability of a working produce and livestock farm. Wildflower meadows were planted with grasses, sedges, rushes, lobelia, rudbeckia, asters and solidago in 2009 to provide habitat for birds and wild life and to reduce erosion into Wissahickon Creek, which traverses the property. An orchard with apple, apricot, peach, pear and plum trees also was planted in 2009. The Trumbauer-designed greenhouse and cold frames now grow micro greens, camellias and orchids. A three-acre organic vegetable garden and berry patch has been added near the Trumbauer sheep barn where produce is offered for sale in season. Livestock raised at Erdenheim Farm include cheviot sheep, Black Angus, belted Galloway and Scottish highland cattle.
Erdenheim means earthly home in German, the property was named by former owner Johannes George Hocker in the 18th century. The original substantial acreage has been reduced in size with much of it is being conserved by the Natural Lands Trust and the Whitemarsh Foundation. Also easements have been granted for public trails that are part of the Montgomery County Green Ribbon trail and the Whitemarsh township trail system.
William Penn (former owner, 1683); Jasper Farmer Jr. and members of the Farmer family (former owners, 1683-1745); Peter Robeson and Jonathan Robeson (former owners, 1745-1755); William Streper, Nathan Sheppard, Anthony Williams, Sr., Isaac Williams (former owners, 1755-1760s); Johannes George Hocker (former owner, 1763-1823); Caspar Schlater (former owner, 1823); Major General Henry Scheetz and family (former owners, 1823-1842); William W. Longstreth (former owner, 1842-1849); Dr. James McCrea (former owner, 1849-1855); Atherton Blight (former owner, 1855-1862); Aristedes Welch (former owner, 1862-1882); Norman W. Kittson and Louis Kittson (former owners, 1882-1896); Robert N. Carson (former owner, 1896-1916); George D. Widener, Jr. (former owner, 1916-1971); Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. and Edith Dixon (former owners, 1971-2009); Horace Trumbauer (architect, 1917-1932); Percival Gallagher of Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1924-1931); Jacques Henri Auguste Greber (landscape architect, 1918); Samuel Yellin (1885-1940) (ornamental ironwork designer, 1920s); Charles Gale (garden designer, 1972-1973); Larry Weaner (landscape designer, 2009-2010); Christina Reeves (landscape architect, 2011); Nina Schneider (garden designer, 2012- ); Glenn Keys (architect, 2009-2010).
Related Materials:
Erdenheim Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (4 35mm slides; 40 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Lafayette Hill  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA390
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Philadelphia -- Jenks Garden (Jenks-Carrie Garden)

Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Former owner:
Jenks, John Story, Mrs., Jr.  Search this
Jenks, John Story, Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Architect:
Zantzinger, Borie & Medary  Search this
Zantzinger, C. C.  Search this
Landscape designer:
Marzocco, Sharon  Search this
Smith, Martin  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jenks-Carrie Garden (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Pittsburgh
Scope and Contents:
This file contains 1 35mm slide (reproduction), 61 digital images and 2 folders.
General:
This 2.56 acre garden, established in 1912, was designed by the Olmsted Brothers for John Storey Jenks Jr. Jenks hired a leading Philadelphia firm of Zantzinger, Borie, and Medary, Architects, to design and build the Colonial Revival house during the years of 1908 and 1912. The overall property design is open, naturalistic, and blends into the edge of the Wissahickon Park and the watershed of the Wissahickon Creek. The garden is bordered on three sides by streets. One of the long borders is a monumental historic stone wall made of Wissahickon schist, a natural stone from the Wissahickon Valley.
The house is partially screened from the street by a large bed of rhododendrons, azaleas, evergreens, magnolias, mountain laurels, etc. As you enter the property, one sees a possibly 100 year old Cercidiphyllum japonica tree. The driveway curves into a circular approach to the house with the interior of the circle heavily planted with rhododendrons, mountain laurels, and two cedar trees. There is a diagonal grass path through the circle. To the west of the driveway is a grassy open space that gradually slopes to a flatter section which has a historic staircase with an ornamental cast iron gate serving as street entrance. This open space has deep borders of rhododendrons, azaleas, dogwoods, red buds, magnolias including a cucumber magnolia and a young Chesnut tree. There is a historic 1913 Olmsted designed rock garden positioned in the north corner of the garden. At the northeast corner of the property, there is another historic flight of steps from the street into the garden with an ornate historic ornamental iron gate. There is an exterior planted bed adjacent to this staircase entrance. In the northern section of the garden, a new open space serves as a bee apiary.
The property features a classical long formal garden with 10' foot perennial beds, framed by Arborvitae 'Emerald Green' on both sides of a grass parterre. The focal point of the main garden axis from the bluestone terrace is a grouping of free standing, historic walls. Adjacent to the formal garden, a covered outdoor swimming pool was built in the 1970's. On the east side of the formal garden are two enclosed vegetable gardens. The gardens are outlined in concrete walls covered with espaliered apple and pear trees. As one walks from the vegetable gardens, one enters the service area. Zantzinger, Borie, and Medary designed a series of connected out buildings in 1912. A dovecote sits on top of a potting shed and holds up a delightful hexagonal plan cupola with a weathervane. During the 1970's, the northwest part of the house was extended to add a one story garden room. A shallow terrace is located at the front of this garden room and has a staircase down into the garden. The recent owner added a new crescent shaped dwarf evergreen bed with two levels just below the formal garden. There is a small flight of stone steps to the flat grass area on top of the evergreen bed.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. And Mrs. John S. Jenks Jr. (former owners, 1908-1947); Mr. And Mrs. Morton Jenks (former owners, 1947-1956/1966-1984); Mr. And Mrs. Fitz Eugene Dixon, Jr. (former owners, 1956-1966); John Story Jenks and Charon H. Jenks (former owners, 1984-1996); Olmsted Brothers (landscape architects, 1908-1912); Zantzinger, Borie, Medary (architects, 1908-1912); Martin Smith (landscape designer, 1996); Sharon Marzocco (landscape designer 1996).
Varying form: Jenks-Carrie Garden
Related Materials:
Records related to this site can be found at the Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site, Olmsted Job Number 03479, John Story Jenks Jr.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA020
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