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Newport -- Warren House-Tunnard Garden

Former owner:
Tanner Family  Search this
Gardner, Samuel F.  Search this
Lawton, Robert  Search this
Lawton, Penelope  Search this
Austin, Samuel Reverend  Search this
Henderson, Francis  Search this
Brinley, Fanny S.  Search this
Lawrence, Sallie C.  Search this
Paul, Allen G.  Search this
Paul, Florence S.  Search this
Warren, George  Search this
Warren, Katherine Urquhart  Search this
Preservation Society of Newport County  Search this
Gardener:
Pleitez, Eusebio  Search this
Landscape designer:
Tunnard, Christopher  Search this
Provenance:
Newport Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Warren House-Tunnard Garden (Newport, Rhode Island)
United States of America -- Rhode Island -- Newport -- Newport
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, photocopies of articles.
General:
This Modernist garden was created right after World War II, designed by Christopher Tunnard. It still survives today, perhaps the only existing commissioned landscape design by the man who influenced many of the United States most celebrated postwar architects and landscape architects. At only 65' x 42', the garden has an extreme austerity in design with a hint of luxury in its fountains, thick hedges and sculpture. The plants are cut and trimmed into an ordained shape, and the pattern is designed to be seen from the ground, where its curves interlock and turn back on themselves. Only two kinds of trees are used - lime (Tilia) and arbor vitae (Thuja); and three kinds of permanent plants - ivy (Hedera), box (Buxus) and yew (Taxus). The lime trees will eventually be pleached into an architectural block to throw the ground pattern into even greater contrast. The ivy is in slightly raised mounds, edged in places with small summer flowers. The bedding plants are purple and white petunias with carnations and lemon-yellow thunbergias." The sculpture, 'Chimerical Font,' by Jean Arp, is golden bronze centered on a plinth in a black lacquered rectangular pool. The other pools (two circular, one biomorphic) are shallow and painted white. Of note are the unusual shapes of the pruned boxwoods in the shapes of question marks and semi-colons; the colorful flowers; and the 6th linden along the left and end wall, now covered in Boston ivy, and originally painted white to complete a design that very much relied on strong figure-ground relationship.
Christopher Tunnard (1910-1979) was born in Canada, moved to England in 1929 and received a diploma from the Royal Horticultural Society the following year. The period of the eclectic Arts and Crafts movement (which he characterized as "romantic trivialization" of garden design) prompted him to introduce his Modernist views of landscape design. This approach avoided decoration, sentimentality and classical allusion "in favor of functional minimalist designs that provided a friendly and hospitable milieu for rest and recreation." After 10 years practicing garden and landscape work, he immigrated to America at the invitation of Walter Gropius to teach at Harvard's Graduate School of Design (1938-1943). Following the War, Tunnard taught city planning at Yale, advancing to professor and chairman of this department; he did little garden design from that point forward, making this 1949 garden probably one of his last commissions. For the final thirty years of his life, Tunnard put his energies into urban planning and the preservation of historic buildings; his publications in this area include "Man-made America: Chaos or Control?" (1963) which won the 1964 National Book Award in Science, Philosophy and Religion. It is perhaps ironic that Christopher Tunnard ended up of very much the same sentiment as his American patron, Mrs. George W. (Katherine) Warren, founder of the Preservation Society of Newport County (1945). In "Pioneers of American Landscape Design," (2000), Lance Neckar notes that "by the time of his death, he had come full circle to be identified with conservation-and-preservation-oriented attributes toward city revitalization which were antithetical to the Modern movement" that Tunnard had originally espoused.
Tunnard's patrons, George and Katherine Warren, who purchased the property on Mill Street in 1933, chose a part of Newport that was then considered "the other side of the tracks" by their social set, most of whom resided out on Ocean Drive. In New York, where the couple lived "off season," Katherine Warren collected modern art and was on the Advisory Committee of the Museum of Modern Art. Interesting to note that the garden was commissioned in 1949 and distinguished by its functional, minimalist modern design in sharp contrast with its early Federal-style house. The Warrens also added two glass-enclosed rooms on the first and second floors of their home on the garden side, presumably to enjoy this new garden to its full extent. Mrs. Warren died in 1976, bequeathing her home to the Preservation Society of Newport County, which moved its offices to this location in 1977. While the Preservation Society of Newport County owned the property, the garden was heavily shaded by a large beech tree and had become overgrown. It was maintained as they found it without major renovation. The current owner moved into the Mill Street house in 1994 and restored the Tunnard garden in 2001 and has proven to be a conscientious caretaker of this rare, nationally significant garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Tanner Family (former owners, 1776-1807); Samuel F. Gardner (former owner, 1807-1809); Robert Lawton (former owner, 1809-1810); Penelope Lawton (former owner, 1810-1822); Reverend Samuel Austin (former owner, 1822-1826); Francis Henderson (former owner, 1826-1857); Fanny S. Brinley (former owner, 1857-1863); Sallie C. Lawrence (former owner, 1863-1886); Allen G. Paul (former owner, 1886-1916); Florence S. Paul (former owner, 1916-1932); George and Katherine Warren (former owners, 1932-1977); Preservation Society of Newport County (former owner, 1977-1994); Christopher Tunnard (landscape designer, 1949); Eusebio Pleitez (gardener, 2001- ).
Related Materials:
Warren House-Tunnard Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 digital images)
Additional photographs are also located in the collections of the Preservation Society of Newport County.
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 -- Newport  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File RI201
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Norwich -- Garden of Bill Noble

Former owner:
McKenzie, Betty  Search this
McKenzie, Robert  Search this
Provenance:
Connecticut Valley Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Garden of Bill Noble (Norwich, Vermont)
United States of America -- Vermont -- Windsor County -- Norwich
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information, including some plant names.
General:
Located on a 19th-century Vermont farmstead, this garden has been under development since 1991 and is centered around a Greek Revival farmhouse, barn, and barn foundations on 22 acres of terraced lawns, field and woodland. The garden is focused on two acres and possesses a variety of plants not commonly encountered in Vermont gardens, including old-fashioned varieties collected from historic gardens and newer plants from other regions of the country being assessed for garden worthiness in Vermont. The main flower garden consists of four rectangular beds planted as a mixed border with deciduous shrubs, roses, herbaceous perennials, and self-sown annuals. This flower garden opens up westerly onto a lawn bordered by a 70-foot-long stone foundation wall. This border is planted for foliage interest to contrast with the floral display of the main flower garden. A rock garden with troughs is situated on the terrace above the walls in the remains of a former dairy barn, with the deteriorated cement floors providing ideal growing space for a variety of rock and alpine plants. A moss garden lies next to the former dairy in the footprint of a former stable, while the Silver and Gold border, named for the eponymous shrubby dogwood, is a transition from the foundation gardens to a field, with paths mowed into the tall grass. Other areas of interest include a vegetable garden east of the flower garden, borders of shade loving plants, an aster border, banks of native roses; and a slope of fall and winter interest with conifers, evergreen groundcovers and grasses.
March 1, 2008, is the only date indicated for all of the slides, although they appear to have been taken at various times of the year, possibly during 2007.
Persons associated with the site include Betty and Robert McKenzie (former owners, 1924-1990).
Related Materials:
Garden of Bill Noble related holdings consist of 1 folder (15 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Vermont -- Norwich  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VT011
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Palm Beach -- Palm Beach Garden

Former owner:
Blosson family  Search this
Potter, George Wells  Search this
Bingham, Charles W  Search this
Burrows, Michael  Search this
Krakoff, Reed  Search this
Architect:
Kahan, Daniel  Search this
Surveyor of mangrove area:
Shaw, Clifford  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sanchez, Jorge  Search this
Vertesch, Brian S.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Palm Beach Garden (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Palm Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
The 3.65 acre property includes a substantial mangrove area that has been protected from development under the Palm Beach Comprehensive Plan adopted in 1979 when a much larger property was subdivided. The contemporary house is styled after an Italian country villa and was sited to maximize open areas for landscaping. Mature specimen trees were relocated around the property, other mature trees were brought in, and the driveway was placed to accommodate existing banyan and ficus trees; the driveway winds through an allée of bamboo under planted with philodendron. Diamond zoysia grass used throughout the landscaped areas looks like a carpet between island beds of individual specimen trees and beds planted with tropical perennials, shrubs, and palms. There is a classically styled dining pavilion, an infinity swimming pool and dock facing Lake Worth, and a bridge and walkway into the mangroves. Trees on the property include citrus, banana, bottlebrush, gum palm (a cycad), kapok, Buddhist pine, slash pines and Southern Live oak.
Persons associated with the garden include George Wells Potter (former owner, circa 1875-1890); Charles W. Bingham and heirs (former owners, circa 1890-1979); Michael Burrows (former owner, 1979-1986); Blossom family (former owners, 1987-2004); Reed Krakoff (former owner, 2004-2009); Clifford Shaw (surveyor of mangrove area, 1973); Daniel Kahan (architect, 2011-2013); Jorge A. Sánchez (landscape architect, 2011- ); Brian S. Vertesch (landscape architect, 2011- )
Related Materials:
Palm Beach Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (22 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL262
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Dallas -- Elizabeth's Garden

Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Elizabeth's Garden (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an article.
General:
This small city garden is located on a corner lot of approximately one sixth of an acre overlooking the Dallas Country Club Golf Course. The garden was established in either 1991 or 1997 when the property was purchased by the current owners who downsized from a much larger two acre property. "Climbing Royal Sunset" roses are planted in all the beds and planters around the house. Some have climbed two stories tall and bloom until frost.
A walkway lined with topiaries lead to the stairs of the entrance of the house. Plantings include azaleas and roses. A stacked limestone rock wall borders the southern and eastern edge of the property and is planted with perennials and annuals.
The property includes two garden areas for seating and dining at the front and back of the house. The front garden (on the south end of the property) is protected by an 8 foot holly hedge which may be entered from the sidewalk through an arch in the hedge. The front garden features a blue stone slate terrace furnished with garden furniture for dining. The terrace is surrounded by beds planted with roses, hydrangeas, perennials such as irises, delphinium, daisies and tulips and daffodils in the spring. Two Japanese maples in planters provide year-round color.
The back garden (on the northwest corner of the property) is also bordered with roses and includes a terrace and patio, both of brick. A barbeque grill and smoker have been built into the eastern brick wall bordering the patio. A wooden pergola provides structure around the terrace seating area. Seasonally rotated perennials and annuals are planted in containers throughout the back garden.
Related Materials:
Elizabeth's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX090
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Dallas -- Mockingbird Garden

Architect:
Welch, Frank D., 1927-  Search this
Landscape architect:
Berger, Bruce  Search this
Armstrong, John  Search this
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas  Search this
Landscape architecture firm:
Boyd Heiderich Bargas Gilson  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mockingbird Garden, The (Dallas, Texas)
United States of America -- Texas -- Dallas -- Dallas
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and plans.
General:
Hedges and six-foot high brick walls lend privacy to the contemporary house on a busy thoroughfare, with espaliered magnolias, wisteria and other vines, and ornamental ironwork painted lavender softening the walls and adding design impact. The plantings in this garden are in rectilinear raised beds or along the walls that surround the house. A feature is the nine by 40-foot swimming pool set in a terrace paved in aggregate that is bordered on one side by a holly hedge and flower bed planted with spring bulbs and caladiums in summer. Another flower bed features bulbs and summer flowers in shades of blue and white that bloom year round, also backed by a holly hedge. Raised parterre beds are bordered in boxwood and planted with pink begonias. There are planted terracotta containers and jars and several sculptures in the garden, and two areas of lawn on either side of the house. An ornamental apricot tree adds pink blossoms in January.There is a cutting garden behind another wall, in the alley on one side of the house.
Persons associated with the garden include Frank Welch (architect, 1984-1985); Boyd Heiderich Bargas Gilson (landscape architects, 1984-1990); John Armstrong and Bruce Berger (landscape architects, 1990-present).
Related Materials:
Mockingbird Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (16 35mm slides (photographs); 1 4 X 6 in. digital 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:
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 -- Texas -- Dallas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File TX121
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Richmond -- Robin Hill

Former owner:
Patterson, Malvern Courtney  Search this
Patterson, Malvern Courtney Mrs.  Search this
Willingham, William A.  Search this
Willingham, William A. Mrs.  Search this
Harrison, Robert  Search this
Harrison, Robert Mrs.  Search this
Rawles, James W.  Search this
Rawles, James W. Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
James River Garden Club  Search this
Garden restoration:
Garden Graces  Search this
Terraforma  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Robin Hill (Richmond, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Henrico -- Richmond
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other historical information.
General:
The brick walled formal garden rooms within the 4.5 acre property Robin Hill pay homage to the gardens created on this site by earlier owners - but not until the current owners undertook significant recovery and restoration. In 1915 there was a one hundred acre farm known as Hillcrest with a Tudor style mansion overlooking the James River and historic Kanawha Canal. The pleasure gardens were laid out on crossing axes with brick paths and statuary placed in niches, in the style of the country place movement of the early 20th century. Much of the land was sold to developers as the city of Richmond grew, and the property was reduced to seven acres. During a subsequent owners' forty year tenure the façade of the house was transformed to look like a farmhouse, using brick and white stucco. Brick walls, paths and edging were added as well as truckloads of enormous trees and new garden beds and borders, and another 2.5 acres were sold. But despite prodigious planting the gardens were not tended and many mature trees and shrubs were choked out by English ivy and other vines. It was left to the current owners to dig out the overgrowth, rediscovering the hardscape structure and features of the garden rooms, and to restore crumbling brick walls and arches. New plantings replaced old yews, hollies, camellias, magnolias and other trees and shrubs as necessary, and perennial and annual flowers, particularly white flowers, were added.
The garden rooms at Robin Hill lie to the south of the house and terrace with distinct lawns enclosed by mixed evergreen and deciduous borders and a hedge of mature camellia sasanqua. Alongside the largest upper lawn but separated from the lawn by a brick wall there are ten rectangular beds planted with perennial and annual flowers that spill over the irregular bluestone or basket weave brick walkways. A concrete birdbath sits in the center of these garden beds on the axis that crosses the upper central lawn and leads to a pavilion, approached via a brick walkway between hedges of hydrangea and camellia. To one side of this cross axis there is an American holly grove while on the other side there is a woodland and small pond. At the far end of the lower central lawn on the main axis there is a wall fountain and pool with a gazebo set to one side. The axial design and plant materials used in the gardens of Hillcrest and Robin Hill suggest that landscape architects Warren Manning and Charles Gillette may have worked on this property but no conclusive records have been found.
The James River Garden Club was established in 1915 during meetings at Hillcrest, and owner Juanita Massie Patterson served as its first president. The club dedicated their 1923 book Historic Gardens of Virginia to Mrs. Patterson.
Digital images include copies of lithographs from a 1940s book owned by Mrs. William A. Willingham.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Malvern Courtney Patterson (former owners, 1905-circa 1930); Mr. and Mrs. William A. Willingham (former owners, circa 1930-1947); Mr. and Mrs. Robert Harrison (former owners, 1947-1989); Mr. and Mrs. James W. Rawles (former owners, 1989-1991); Garden Graces (garden restoration, 2011-2012); Terraforma (garden restoration, 2011-2012).
Related Materials:
Robin Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (35 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Virginia -- Richmond  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA450
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Madison -- Campion Gardens

Architect:
Burke, Patrick J.  Search this
Drake and Totthill Associates  Search this
Landscape architect:
Burke, Brigitte  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Madison, New Jersey  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Campion Gardens (Madison, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Morris County -- Madison
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and planting lists.
General:
The earliest plantings at Campion Gardens, mature trees along the property lines including a European cut leaf birch and a pin oak, predate the 1950 construction of the Georgian Colonial house designed by Drake and Totthill Associates. Since that time the one and one-tenth acre property has been planted with a lavish 50-foot long peony bed at the front of the house, another long curving flower bed planted with ornamental grasses, perennial flowers and annual petunias, a boxwood knot garden for herbs, and foundation plantings of flowers and shrubs. The unique potting shed, sunroom and west wing of the house were added in the 1990s, designed by architect Patrick J. Burke.
There are three brick patios and brick walkways on the property, with a cinder path edged with mature hydrangeas leading to a secret garden behind the potting shed, to be enjoyed from a Chippendale-style bench. Landscape architect Brigitte M. Burke has worked on the property periodically since 1990, adding two small round brick patios, the flower beds on the north side of the house, the herbal knot garden, and a small entrance garden at the front door of the house comprised of a semi-circle of boxwoods with seasonal plantings of annual flowers.
The peony border near the front door is planted with 40 varieties of peonies mixed with iris, roses, candytuft, lilies, Shasta daisies, and the groundcover lamium. As flower beds around the patios became shaded hydrangeas replaced roses, and as deer encroached on the property ferns replaced hostas.
Persons associated with the garden include Drake and Totthill Associates (architects and engineers, 1950); Patrick J. Burke (architect for additions to house and potting shed, 1990 and 1994); Brigitte M. Burke, CLA (landscape architect, 1990-2007).
Related Materials:
Campion Gardens related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- New Jersey -- Madison  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ520
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Athens -- Frierson Garden

Landscape architect:
Angell, Thomas  Search this
Gardener:
Ransom, Kim  Search this
Sculptor:
Smith, Dennis  Search this
Provenance:
Junior Ladies Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Frierson Garden (Athens, Georgia)
United States of America -- Georgia -- Clarke -- Athens
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of an article and a garden tour description.
General:
Originally an older home and clay tennis court, the half-acre Frierson Garden was established in 2006 when the owners added the adjoining lot to their property and installed a formal Italian-style garden with the assistance of landscape architect Thomas Angell (ASLA). The Italian Renaissance-style of this garden is evident from the street, with clipped holly hedges lining the crushed gravel and brick walkways to a centrally placed planted urn in the area known as the espy, or viewing area looking out to the garden. Next the water feature is comprised of a circular fountain with a runnel edged in flower beds, ending in a diamond shaped reservoir. The symmetry of this garden is evident in two rows of raised planting boxes on either side of the water feature that are used for seasonal flowers and vegetables. Rockwork steps lead to a lawn of zoysia grass with more steps down to a veranda for outdoor entertaining. Italian cypress trees evoke the Mediterranean influence of this garden's design.
Next to the house on the original property there is a formal herb garden entered through white picket fences with a grass walkway between two beds planted with boxwood, pansies, violets and pittosporum as well as herbs. Twelve varieties of roses are planted along another picket fence along the edge of a zoysia grass lawn known as the 'green beach' and used the grandchildren to play football. Sculptures are placed around the entire garden, including one of a child playing tennis by Dennis Smith. Container-planted ferns, roses, a grapefruit tree and a pine tree and espaliered apple and pear trees are other features of this garden.
The Frierson Garden has been open for the Piedmont Gardeners Annual Garden Tour and has been featured in a garden tour benefitting the Athens Children's Choir.
Persons associated with the garden include Thomas Angell, ASLA (landscape architect, 2005-2007); Kim Ransom (gardener, 2007-present); Dennis Smith (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Frierson Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (19 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Georgia -- Athens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File GA191
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Little Rock -- Ruthie's Garden

Provenance:
Little Rock Garden Club  Search this
Landscape architect:
Jones, Wiley T.  Search this
Smith, P. Allen  Search this
Architect:
Withrow, Gene  Search this
Sculptor:
Coghlan, Cissy  Search this
Coghlan, Reg  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
12 Digital images
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
United States of America -- Arkansas -- Pulaski County -- Little Rock
Ruthie's Garden
General:
12 digital images and 1 folder.
The owners purchased this tree-shaded parcel of less than one acre in 1968, and had the one-story wood, glass and stone house built with cut-outs in the roofline and overhangs for nearby mature trees. Additional hardscaping was added over the years using indigenous rocks collected by the owners. Raised garden beds were built above walls of rocks or stacked railroad ties; plants were selected that would thrive under the shade of pine and oak. Soil had to be added and plants switched out: the zoysia lawn did not thrive in the shade and was replaced with hand-planted mondo grass. Native hawthorn and mahonia, yaupon holly, magnolia transplanted from a childhood home and holly fern are planted next to the house. A curving rock wall near the carport supports a bed planted with forsythia, iris, nicotiana, arum lilies, allium and columbine. Another low rock wall borders a koi pond; a serpentine stream winds between boulders. Eighteen inches of soil were added to the rear garden before it was planted with azaleas, ferns, hellebores, hydrangeas, dogwoods, and Japanese maples in addition to the oak and pine. The raised garden above the railroad tie wall has a perennial flower bed with a rock border growing iris, hellebores, coneflowers, hardy strawberry ground cover and two boxwood. The space between the house and the retaining walls is paved with native river stones collected by the owners, with one red stone from another childhood home. Within the house there is an open air atrium that divides public and private spaces. It contains a sculpture of a cattail plant, a sweet bay magnolia, holly ferns and more river stones set as radiating sunbeams.

Persons associated with the garden include: Wiley T. Jones, Jr. (1914-1991) (landscape architect, 1968-1991); P. Allen Smith (landscape architect, no dates given); Gene Withrow (architect, 1968); Cissy and Reg Coghlan (sculptors, 1973).
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 -- Arkansas -- Little Rock  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AR090
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Little Rock -- Brown Garden

Landscape architect:
Jones, Wiley T.  Search this
Taylor, Adrienne  Search this
Former owner:
Wirtz, William A. Mr  Search this
Wirtz, William A. Mrs  Search this
Wirtz, Louise A.  Search this
Basham, Parma  Search this
Design consultant:
Byars, W. Randall  Search this
Garden designer:
Olsen, Chris  Search this
Provenance:
Little Rock Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Brown Garden (Little Rock, Arkansas)
United States of America -- Arkansas -- Pulaski County -- Little Rock
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheets, site plans and a photocopy of an article.
General:
Brown Garden, located on a half acres in Little Rock, was established in 1980. One can view the Arkansas River by looking over a rectangular swimming pool edged in limestone coping set in a Pennsylvania bluestone terrace, punctuated by large ceramic urns and a Tudor revival pool house. The main house has Tudor revival features such as clinker brick cladding that were copied for the pool house. Hardscape features have been used to define different areas of the garden, including rusticated stone pillars topped with iron urns at the entrance to the rear garden, iron gates and fences at the entrance, along the side boundaries and below the pool, a mortared fieldstone path into the rear garden, a stepping stone path set into the lawn behind the house, and broad stone stairs for graceful access to the different levels of terrain. Curving walkways, originally designed in 1987 by Memphis landscape architect Wiley Jones, which lead to the main house from the street and through the woodland garden to the pool house soften the rectangular lines of the property.
A mature weeping willow tree shades one end of the pool at the rear of the garden. A lawn of zoysia grass is bordered by curvilinear beds planted with forsythia, grape holly and yaupon holly, oak leaf and other hydrangeas, spiraea, dogwoods, azaleas, and lower story plantings of hostas, woodland ferns, mondo grass, golden creeping Jenny, coral bells, and daylilies. New Dawn roses and pink impatiens are planted around the pool terrace and around the house, while the large sea foam green ceramic urns on the terrace and on wide steps below the house are planted with seasonal tropical plants, English ivy and boxwood topiary.
The current owner purchased the house in 1980 and began landscaping the property but most of the plantings and the swimming pool were added after the owner married. A play area for children and a fenced rose bed are situated below the grade of the swimming pool, towards the river.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. William A. Wirtz (former owners, 1945-1947); Louise A. Wirtz and Parma Basham (former owners, 1947-1980); Wiley Jones (landscape architect, 1987); W. Randall Byars (design consultant, 1999); Adrienne Taylor (landscape architect, 1999-2000); Chris Olsen (garden designer, 2003).
Related Materials:
Brown Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (11 35 mm. slides; 2 photographic prints)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Arkansas -- Little Rock  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File AR084
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Winnetka -- Haynes Garden

Landscape architect:
Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951  Search this
Root & Hollister  Search this
Architect:
Otis & Clark  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Guild of Winnetka  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Haynes Garden (Winnetka, Illinois)
Timberleigh (Winnetka, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook -- Winnetka
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets articles and lists of notable plants and shrubs.
Varying Form:
Timberleigh formerly known as.
General:
Located on 1.8 acres, this property is located on the shore of Lake Michigan in an area called Hubbard Woods. The Italian Renaissance revival style house was originally built in circa 1925-1926 by Otis and Clark for Frank Brach of the famous candy company. According to the Garden Club of America's 1933 annual meeting book, Jens Jensen designed the original plan for the grounds, Hollister and Root designed the small formal garden while the owners designed the perennial garden. At that time, the garden was designed for spring effect with a strip of woods on either side of the drive planted with clumps of daffodils and mertensia and bordered with primroses in shades of yellow and bronze. The small formal garden located directly to the south of the house was designed for a green garden in winter and beds planted entirely of pansies from April until mid-June. A tennis court and swimming pool beyond the fornal garden were approached by a grass walk bordered by an arborvitae hedge.
Between 2007 and 2008, the gardens were revamped after a complete renovation of the house. The hydrangea bed at the front of the house was enhanced and hydrangeas were added to the borders on the north and south property lines where pine trees and arborvitae were planted to provide more privacy. Existing walls were elongated, the driveway modified by curving it to make the approach more dramatic, a large parking court in the front of the house was constructed, French drains were added to improve drainage, and trees were planted to disguise the entrance to the garage. A gate was also constructed to separate the front and back gardens. A side shade garden leads to two blue stone terraces, one overlooking the pool and another lower terrace overlooking Lake Michigan.
Garden features on the lakeside garden include a classically styled wooden trellised pergola which houses one of the many garden statues.
In 2011, this garden won the President's Award for residential design from the Illinois chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects and the Gold Award for residential design from PLANET. The garden has been featured on the Garden Conservancy's Open Days. In addition to private parties, the garden has been the host of meetings of the Garden Guild of Winnetka, Town and Country Arts club and the Woman's Board of the Chicago Botanic Garden.
Persons and groups associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Frank Brach (former owner, 1925-1931), Mr. and Mrs. Frederick H. Scott (former owners, 1933);; Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Haynes (former owners, 2005-2012); Otis and Clark (architects, circa 1925); Jens Jensen (landscape architect of grounds, 1920s or 1930s); Hollister and Root (landscape architect of formal garden, 1920s or 1930s); Mariani Landscaping (landscapers, 2007-2012); .
Related Materials:
Haynes Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (1 lantern slide; 20 digital images)
See others in:
Garden Club of American collection, ca. 1920- [ongoing].
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 -- Illinois -- Winnetka  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL037
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Prospect -- Longfield Farm

Provenance:
Glenview Garden Club  Search this
Glenview Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Kentucky -- Prospect
Longfield Farm (Prospect, Kentucky)
Scope and Contents:
22 digital images (2016-2017), 18 slides (1995) and 2 file folders.
General:
Longfield Farm is a 300 acre property with four acres of garden rooms, swimming pool, outbuildings and terrace surrounding a two-story frame farmhouse built in 1840 and remodeled. Starting in 1961 the owners installed a bluestone terrace directly behind the house that is bordered and shaded by thickly planted hydrangea, witch hazel, Japanese maple, lilacs, viburnum, dogwood and locust. Large potted 100-year-old gardenia standards and specimen plants that are wintered over in conservatories are placed around the terrace in warm weather. Other garden rooms radiate from the terrace in the style of an informal English garden. A shady area with a limestone walk and boulders from the larger farm is planted with ferns, sedums, hosta and summer azaleas. Undulating grass walkways lead past perennial borders planted with peonies, astilbe, and lilies backed by clipped yew hedges. Three steps lead to the sunken garden: two center beds each planted with tiny sedums and a hydrangea standard, a pea gravel walkway and side beds planted with white peonies, lilies, anemone, and small annuals with four tuteurs of trailing snapdragon and a trellis of clematis on a limestone ha-ha wall.

In the meadow gardens two curving sunny borders are planted with geraniums, salvias, iris, shrub roses and shadier island beds around mature trees have astilbe, dead nettle, sweet woodruff, oakleaf hydrangea, exbury azaleas and ferns with spring wildflowers. A man-made grotto nestled into a hillside contains a deep pool with limestone coping, koi and water plants and a nearby shady children's retreat. A garden bed known as the May garden has perennials that only bloom in May, such as coral bells, bleeding heart, and white redbud trees. Further afield in the meadow gardens there are two ornamental grass gardens, one planted with miscanthus that grows to twelve feet and in high summer conceals a meditation room with a stone bench. The other grass garden has both grasses and complementary perennials including Russian sage, achillea, salvia and milkweed with a turf walkway.

Other features include a swimming pool and pool house, a guest cottage, a secret garden for children, a rose and cutting garden enclosed by a boxwood hedge, a vegetable garden with eight-foot-high deer fencing, two conservatories and three cold frames. A seven foot arborvitae hedge encloses four beds of peonies in an area known as the green room, with teak benches at either end.

The garden rooms have been developed, refined and modified for almost sixty years. At one time the property was misidentified as Longview in print.
Persons associated with the garden include: Smith and Johnston families (former owners, 1871- ); J. N. and Lissa C. White (former owners, 1933-1950); Cooke family and V.V. Cooke Foundation (former owners, 1950-1960); Henry Fletcher Kenney (landscape architect, 1962-1977); Helen Hilliard McCarty (landscape designer, 1987-1992); Wayne Winterrowd (1941-2010) and Joe Eck (landscape designers and consultants); Tracy Williams (landscape designer and consultant, 2010- ).
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:
The Glenview Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Topic:
Gardens -- Kentucky -- Prospect  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File KY018
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[Elizabeth Park]: flower beds in the park, with a wooded area across the road.

Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print ((mounted on cardboard), black and white, mount 8.5 x 10.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- Hartford
Elizabeth Park (Hartford, Connecticut)
Date:
1927 Aug.
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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Summer  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Trees  Search this
Standard  Search this
Bedding plants  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Heliotropes  Search this
Gardens -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item CT060026
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J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Connecticut / CT060: Hartford -- Elizabeth Park
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Memphis -- Williams Garden

Creator:
Memphis Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Hollerith family  Search this
Hollerith, Herman, 1860-1929  Search this
Garden Club of America  Search this
Georgetown Garden Club  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Hollerith, Lucia Beverly, 1891-1982  Search this
Hollerith, Nannie Talcott, 1898-1985  Search this
Hollerith, Virginia  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Williams Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
United States of America -- Tennessee -- Shelby County -- Memphis
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Designed by William P.Hager in 1966, this garden was featured on the tours of the Garden Club of America 59th annual meeting. The description of the garden from the pamphlet from the meeting states that the garden is "not a garden in the true sense," rather it is "a walled area for outdoor living." The outdoor living area features a small swimming pool fed by the spill of a fountain pool at one end which features a sculpture of a kneeling girl by New Orleans artist Ricardo Alfreze. The house was designed in the French traditional "hotel particular" style by architect Edward Silverstein and Associates of New Orleans. The garden is accessed through French doors which leads onto a large stone terrace where steps descend to the pool level. Off the owner's bedroom is a small garden with a small fountain figure and pool against an arched wall niche shaded by a large dogwood. The entire garden is paved in crab orchard stone except for the plant beds. Plantings include thirteen different varieties of hollies, early and late blooming azaleas, dogwoods, camellias and photinias. Hollies are in specimen tree form and espalier treatments.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. John Sneed Williams (former owner, 1970s?), William P. Hager (landscape architect, 1966),
Related Materials:
Willams Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 35 mm. slides (photographs))
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Tennessee -- Memphis  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Hollerith Family Slide Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.HOL, File TN016
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Brooklyn -- Urban Oasis in Vinegar Hill

Collection Creator:
Druse, Kenneth  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Urban Oasis in Vinegar Hill (Brooklyn, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Kings -- Brooklyn
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
In 1979 this 25- by 60-foot urban garden was a dump filled with rubbish and rubble located behind a nearly derelict formerly commercial brick building. The invasive eight-foot tall Japanese knotweed that grew here was hacked down and hauled away along with 20 cubic yards of trash; a venerable privet was maintained. The owner dug down 18 inches, brought in 40 cubic yards of topsoil and five yards of manure and started a vegetable garden. Some of the bricks and rocks he had excavated were used to build a rock garden, waterfall and pool at the shady rear of the yard. Its higher elevation allowed water to run off into irrigation channels for the vegetables. Paving stones found on the property were laid creating five tiers connected by brick or plank steps. The first garden was finished by 1982 but had to be redesigned and rebuilt in 1988. New construction next door had shaded out this garden, and a lawn, except for a small patch of grass in the sunniest spot, was not feasible. Starting behind the house there is a private outdoor shower, ascending to a garden room for dining and entertaining with a brick built-in barbeque, table and chairs. At the next level the former vegetable garden was turned into a more formal ornamental garden with L-shaped beds planted with perennials anchored by a dwarf Japanese maple in the central bed. The irrigation pool was converted to a fish pond and small water garden that drains into an artificial rock-lined creek from which the water recirculates.
Since the site receives very little direct sun and is subject to urban air pollution the owner has found that woodland plants are the most successful. Ground covers have reduced the need for weeding and if it rains once a week the garden does not have to be watered. Ephemeral bulbs start the blooming season in March and the garden remains in bloom for eight or nine months of the year. Flowering ground covers including partridgeberry, wintergreen, bunchberry and myrtle form a tapestry in raised borders filled with topsoil enriched with manure. Wild flowers in the rock garden include trilliums, violets, bloodroot, and Solomon's seal. Shade-tolerant perennials and shrubs, notably hostas, ferns, yews and specimen hemlocks, other hardy perennials including purple coneflowers, bleeding hearts, daylilies, pinks, loosestrife, catmint and Russian sage, and self-sowing cleome and foxglove thrive in this Brooklyn garden.
Related Materials:
Urban Oasis in Vinegar Hill related holdings consist of 1 folder (31 transparencies)
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 -- New York -- Brooklyn  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Ken Druse garden photography collection
Identifier:
AAG.DRU, File NY996
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Old Brookville -- Normandie

Collection Creator:
Weller, Eleanor  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Scope and Contents:
61 digital images (1992).
General:
The gardens for this 23 acre property were reconceived by Nelson Byrd Woltz into zones for the body, mind and spirit, with each section divided longitudinally. The park section contains many native trees; the garden section includes the entrance court, seven distinct rooms and a formal vegetable garden with a greenhouse; the forest has a pine and fern grove; water encompasses the swimming pool and a large pond with a pagoda on an island; the field has the tennis court, cutting garden and a golf green with sand traps. Repeated features in the formal gardens include allées, sheared hedges, brick and bluestone hardscapes, oversize urns and pots planted with either seasonal flowers or vines, and flowering trees, shrubs, annuals and perennials with white blooms predominating. There are brick pillars at the entrance gate that are repeated at the end of the driveway. A field of daffodils and redbuds has a path mowed through for strolling in the spring. Layers of shrubs that surround the rectangular lawns at the arrival court include white hydrangea, lilac, boxwood, and viburnum, with Russian sage and pachysandra as the lower story and three large magnolias above. Behind the house a blue stone path and steps lead to a bluestone terrace garden with arborvitae in the corners, white rhododendron, white Japanese anemone, and shaped boxwood all surrounding a circle of grass. A rectangular white garden with benches at either end contains tree peony, white bleeding heart, hydrangea, Japanese anemone and ferns. The secret garden enclosed by a brick wall has a gravel center court with a large urn that is replanted each season, a cement bench under a kousa dogwood, white tulips and bleeding heart, rhododendron and hydrangea. Outside the wall there is a bed planted with two rows of Japanese stewartia.

A formal lawn has a reflecting pool in the center, allées of pollarded sycamore on two sides, and shaped boxwood at the far end. Another allée of yoshino cherry and large planted pots along the long walk leads to a walled formal vegetable and flower garden with a greenhouse. Teak tuteurs are planted peas in spring followed by tomatoes. Apple and pear trees are espaliered on serpentine brick walls. Teak lattice gates attached to one wall can swing out to support climbing roses or other vines. Nearby a pine and fern grove lost many trees during Hurricane Sandy but has an understory planted with dogwood, rhododendron, hay scented fern, Virginia bluebells, beech, redbud and mayapple. Grass steps with stone risers lead to the swimming pool with low stone walls. A hot tub set in stone is flanked by beds of perennials. Next to the pool there is a playing field with blue painted benches that look towards the fish-stocked pond. Japanese style bridges lead to two islands in the pond, one of which has the Chinese style pagoda and a weeping cherry. The other island is planted with river birch. Along the boundary of the property there is an allée of silver maple that leads to a circle of clipped hornbeam and the tennis court. There is a cutting garden next to a shed, and beyond that lies the golf green complete with sand traps.

Persons associated with the property include: Charles Addison Blackwell, Esq. (former owner, 1929-1937); Frederick Chauncey Tanner (former owner, 1937-c.1950); Joseph A. Thomas (former owner, c. 1950-1977); estate of joseph A. Tanner (former owner, 1977-2002); Polhemus & Coffin (architects, c. 1926); Arthur F. Brinkerhoff (1880-1959) (landscape architect, 1929); Nicholas Molitor (gardener, 1946-2004); Cicognani Kella (architects, 2002); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, 2004-2005); Nelson Byrd Woltz (landscape architects, 2005- ); Sam Brush, Foxgloves Horticultural Services (landscape management (2015- ).
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Eleanor Weller Reade collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ECW, File NY1066
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Flower Garden

Publisher:
Kilburn Brothers, Littleton, N.H.  Search this
Photographer:
Kilburn Brothers, Littleton, N.H.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (b/w)
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
General:
Historic Image #: 155
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Fountains  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Trees  Search this
Bedding plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR057002
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / Garden and Landscape Design - General
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Old Glory in Flowers

Extent:
1 Stereograph (color)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Women  Search this
Men  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Bedding plants  Search this
Parterres  Search this
buildngs  Search this
Cannons  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR003005
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / Gardens and Landscapes / United States / Colorado / Denver
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The Greek Pergola

Publisher:
Sears, Roebuck & Co.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (black and white)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
General:
Historic Image #: 47
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Pergolas  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Bedding plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR007006
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Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / Gardens and Landscapes / United States / Illinois / Chicago
Archival Repository:
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Publisher:
C. H. Graves, Philadelphia, Pa  Search this
Distributor:
Universal Photo Art Co.  Search this
Extent:
1 Stereograph (color)
Container:
Box 1
Type:
Archival materials
Stereographs
General:
Historic Image #: 3458
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. 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  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Hedges  Search this
mosiaculture  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Bedding plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Historic Gardens Stereograph Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.STR, Item STR007005
See more items in:
Historic gardens Stereograph collection
Historic gardens Stereograph collection / Gardens and Landscapes / United States / Illinois / Chicago
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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