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The Garden Club of America collection

Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Names:
New York Flower Show  Search this
Extent:
37,000 Slides (35mm slides)
33 Linear feet ((garden files))
3,000 lantern slides
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Slides
Lantern slides
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Slides (photographs)
Date:
circa 1920-present
Summary:
This collection contains over 37,000 35mm slides, 3,000 glass lantern slides and garden files that may include descriptive information, photocopied articles (from journals, newspapers, or books), planting lists, correspondence, brochures, landscape plans and drawings. Garden files were compiled by Garden Club of America (GCA) members for most of the gardens included in the collection. Some gardens have been photographed over the course of several decades; others only have images from a single point in time. In addition to images of American gardens, there are glass lantern slides of the New York Flower Show (1941-1951) and trips that GCA members took to other countries, including Mexico (1937), Italy, Spain, Japan (1935), France (1936), England (1929), and Scotland.

A number of the slides are copies of historic images from outside repositories including horticultural and historical societies or from horticultural books and publications. The GCA made a concerted effort in the mid-1980s to acquire these images in order to increase its documentation of American garden history. Because of copyright considerations, use of these particular images may be restricted.
Biographical/Historical note:
The Garden Club of America was established in 1913 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, when the Garden Club of Philadelphia and eleven other garden clubs met to create a national garden club. Its purpose is to foster the knowledge and love of gardening and to restore and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and gardening and conservation efforts. The GCA was incorporated in Delaware in 1923, with its headquarters established in New York City. Today, local clubs are organized under twelve regional zones. The GCA continues its tradition of hosting flower shows and publishing material related to gardening in the United States.

The GCA's glass lantern slides were used by The GCA for presentations and lectures about notable gardens throughout the United States dating back to colonial times. An effort was made in the late 1980s, in preparation of the 75th anniversary of the Garden Club of America's founding, to collect the disbursed slides. These slides were to eventually form the Slide Library of Notable American Parks and Gardens. The informational value of this collection is extensive since a number of images of the more than 4,500 gardens represented show garden designs that have changed over time or no longer exist. While the majority of images document a range of designed upper and upper-middle class gardens throughout the U.S., the scope of the collection is expanding as volunteers photograph and document contemporary gardens including community and vernacular gardens.

The gardens illustrate the design work of dozens of landscape architects including Marian Coffin, Beatrix Farrand, Lawrence Halprin, Hare & Hare, Umberto Innocenti, Gertrude Jekyll, Jens Jensen, Warren Manning, the Olmsted Brothers, Charles Platt, Ellen Biddle Shipman, and Fletcher Steele. Because of their proximity to the gardens, works of notable architects and sculptors may also be featured in the images.
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:
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 -- France  Search this
Gardens -- Italy  Search this
Gardens -- Japan  Search this
Gardens -- Mexico  Search this
Flower shows  Search this
Gardening -- United States -- societies, etc  Search this
Gardens -- England  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Gardens -- United States  Search this
Gardens -- Spain  Search this
Gardens -- Scotland  Search this
Genre/Form:
Plans (drawings)
Brochures
Articles
Correspondence
Clippings
Lantern slides
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Baltimore -- Rusty Rocks

Former owner:
Bouton, Edward H.  Search this
Bouton, Luella  Search this
Tormey, A.J.  Search this
Cloud, W.W.  Search this
Cloud, W.W. Mrs  Search this
Minutilli, Joseph D.  Search this
Garden designer:
Bouton, Luella  Search this
Provenance:
Marty, Kenneth B.  Search this
Marty, Beatrice H.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Place:
Rusty Rocks (Baltimore, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Baltimore
Scope and Contents:
Rusty Rocks related holdings consist of 2 folders and 173 lantern slides including 153 autochomes. Folder 1 includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and other information. Images 174-203 are autochromes.
General:
The two-acre property is situated in an abandoned rock quarry in Baltimore, Maryland. The home and terraces were created using rocks from the quarry; the unusual properties of the stone gave Rusty Rocks its name. The house was built in 1907 within Roland Park, an early planned suburb laid out by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and Edward H. Bouton, president of the Roland Park Company. Bouton and his wife, Luella, were the original owners of Rusty Rocks. Luella Bouton transformed the landscape there into a wildflower sanctuary. A series of terraces, shaded by giant oaks, sycamores, and dogwood, evoked the feel of extensive woodlands.
The garden included wisteria, wildflowers, mertensia, and violets. The space acted as a setting for community gatherings and wildflower preservation advocacy work by Luella Bouton.
Persons associated with the garden include Edward H. & Luella Bouton (former owners, 1907-1930s?), A. J. Tormey (former owner, 1940s?), Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Cloud (former owners, 1950s?), Joseph D. Minutilli (former owner, 1960s-1990s?).
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 -- Maryland -- Baltimore  Search this
Genre/Form:
Autochromes (photographs)
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD009
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maryland
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref14121

Manchester -- Garden at Plum Hill, The

Landscape architect:
Randall, Priscilla  Search this
Architect:
Velleco, Jim  Search this
Sculptor:
Brizzolesi  Search this
Ditarando, Roger  Search this
Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Photographer:
Bullen, Kate  Search this
Gibson, Laura  Search this
Beinecke, Gina  Search this
Runkle, Pauline  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Garden at Plum Hill (Manchester, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Manchester
Scope and Contents:
32 digital images and 2 folders. The folders includes worksheets, additional photographs and photocopies of articles.
General:
Located on 4 acres this flower garden was originally a pig farm. Sometime after 1981, a devastating fire destroyed the house and killed surrounding vegetation. All that remained was the barn. The current owners purchased the property in 1984 and a year later eight trailer loads of loam were brought in and hand-sifted for garden beds and borders that wrap around the property and its natural granite elements. The garden includes a full sun perennial garden, a shade garden, an antique rose garden, a meadow garden, and a small orchard of miniature fruit trees. These gardens feature flowering shrubs, perennials, bulbs and self-sowing biennials that are harvested regularly during eight months of the year to provide distinctive materials for the owner's floral design business located in the barn. Second generation woodlands lay beyond the developed spaces.
Roses, hydrangeas, peonies, astilbes, lady's mantle, Solomon's seal, catmint, tulips and hosta leaves may be grown for commercial floral arrangements but the gardens are designed to enhance the setting rather than traditional cutting gardens planted in rows. Inside the farmer's stone wall along the road there is a deep border of perennials and flowering shrubs. A curving pea stone driveway is bordered by birches, pines and dogwoods under planted with shade loving perennials. A formal oval rose garden with antique varieties as well as David Austin and other hybrids is protected by a lilac hedge, with boxwood globes and an antique gate at three entrances. More flower borders line the driveway up to the house culminating in a rose covered trellis. There is an herb garden with lavender that is nearly 30 years old, and thorn less blackberries and a fruit orchard nearby that contains apple, plum, peach and pear trees planted in 1986. Another shade garden with hydrangea edging the path leads to the woodlands and a dining terrace.
Roses, hydrangeas, peonies, astilbes, lady's mantle, Solomon's seal, catmint, tulips and hosta leaves may be grown for commercial floral arrangements but the gardens are designed to enhance the setting rather than traditional cutting gardens planted in rows. Inside the farmer's stone wall along the road there is a deep border of perennials and flowering shrubs. A curving pea stone driveway is bordered by birch, pine and dogwood under planted with shade loving perennials. A formal oval rose garden with antique varieties, David Austin roses and other hybrids is protected by a lilac hedge, with boxwood balls at three entrances and an antique gate. More flower borders line the driveway up to the house culminating in a rose covered trellis. There is an herb garden with lavender that is nearly 30 years old. A fruit orchard of apple, plum, peach and pear and thorn less blackberries was started in 1986. Another shade garden with hydrangea edging the path leads to the woodlands and a dining terrace.
A sculpture of a goat and birdbaths by Roger DiTarando are placed in the gardens. Another feature is a sculpture of Beatrice by Brizzolesi.
In 2016 a raised bed garden for vegetables, cutting flowers and herbs was designed and built on a sunny slope behind the barn. It is fenced with birch poles and patterned panels with mesh and wires to support espaliered apples and keep out predators. There is a brick and stone custom made compass rose outside the gate, brick walkways between raised beds, and a tuteur sunk in gravel.
Persons associated with the garden include Nathaniel Hildreth (former owner, before 1854); Albert J. Lucas and Grace A. Lucas (former owners until 1947); Carl and Florence Wentworth Wilson (former owners, 1947-1983); Judson Wilson (former owner, 1982-1983); Architects Development Corporation (former owner, 1983-1984); Brizzolesi (sculptor, circa 1929); Jim Velleco (architect, 1984-1985); Priscilla Randall (designed trellis); Roger DiTarando (sculptor); Pauline Runkle (garden designer, 2017- ); Ed Mota (built birch fence and compass rose, 2017).
The North Shore Garden Club facilitated the 2014 and 2019 submissions of this garden's documentation.
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 -- Massachusetts -- Manchester  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA601
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Archives of American Gardens
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New Orleans -- Rosemonde's (Capomazza) Garden

Landscape designer:
Banting, Vaughn Lionel  Search this
Provenance:
The New Orleans Town Gardeners, Inc.  Search this
Owner:
Capomazza, Carlo  Search this
Architect:
Gelpi, Rene  Search this
Photographer:
French, Flora  Search this
Freeman, Tina  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Capomazza (New Orleans, Louisiana)
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Orleans Parish -- New Orleans
Scope and Contents:
2 folders and 11 35mm slides and 10 digital images. Images 001-011 photographed by Vaughn L. Banting. Images 012 and 19-020 photographed by Flora French. Images 013-018 and 021 copyrighted by Tina Freedman.
General:
This formal garden on a small urban lot has grown but not changed since it was designed in 1974 and 1977. The old brick walls built by the owner's father circa 1940 are visible through the trunks of cherry laurel. Geometric rows of trimmed hedges include white and salmon azaleas, white camellias, and the lowest row of dwarf boxwood with brick edging softened by mondo grass. There is a ribbon of color between the hedges that is changed out seasonally, with apricot tulips, pink and white Angelonia or white vinca. Four antique French statues of musical cherubs have been raised on plinths with apricot hybrid tea roses and white hawthorn shrubs filling the gap between hedges. Two lion head wall fountains continually spray into a curving pool painted dark charcoal. A large Japanese magnolia planted in the 1950's, holly fern, fatsia, wood iris, ligularia, and containers with boxwood balls and trailing white vinca soften the brick hardscape. On one side of the garden the rows of hedges were planted in a serpentine curve, departing from the strict linear pattern. Other than needed replacements and changing out the rows of seasonal plants the owner intends to keep the garden very much the same.

Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Emile Kuntz (former owners, 1938-1973); Mr. and Mrs. Carlo Capomazza (owners, 1973- ); Rene Gelpi (architect, date unknown); Dorothy (Baby) Hardie (landscape architect, 1974); Vaughn Banting (landscape designer, 1977); Franklin Andira (gardener, 2008- ).
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:
Urban gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Louisiana -- New Orleans  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File LA019
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Archives of American Gardens
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Milwaukee -- Purtell Garden

Landscape architect:
Stark, Judith Z.  Search this
Kropp, David  Search this
Former owner:
Purtell, Edward  Search this
Purtell, Harriet  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Purtell Garden (Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Milwaukee County -- Milwaukee
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheet, garden plans, and copies of publications featuring the garden.
General:
The purpose of the garden is to establish regional character. The property runs along the Milwaukee River with the house against the forest on the north end of a farm field. Six different habitats were identified here.The entrance garden is comprised of plants adapted to dry prairie plants, while a bed near the greenhouse includes a moisture-balanced (mesic) prairie. Vegetable gardens were planted for beauty as well as utility. Decorative objects and furniture such as limestone birdbaths and wood slab benches were chosen to provide winter interest.
Persons associated with the property include: David Kropp (landscape architect, 1976-1978); and Judith Stark (landscape architect modified vegetable beds and front door bed, 1989-1990).
Related Materials:
Purtell Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (21 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:
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 -- Milwaukee  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI012
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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
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11676

Oconomowoc -- Tatterdemalion

Former owner:
Cran, C. R.  Search this
Sherry, Avery  Search this
Beverung, William  Search this
Landscape architect:
Griggs, Judson  Search this
Consultant:
Sproule, Michael  Search this
Gardener:
Johnson, Kyle  Search this
Johnson, Trevor  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Tatterdemalion (Oconomowoc, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Waukesha County -- Oconomowoc
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes a worksheet and narrative description, a copy of the garden plan, and a plant list. The garden is noted for its Edwardian strolling garden, boxwood plantings, and roses, all complementing the arts and crafts style lakeside cottage.
General:
The gardens of Tatterdemalion, situated on a two-acre site, are designed to complement this 1907 arts and crafts style lakeside cottage. The wrap-around porch is surrounded by a stone terrace edged with tea roses and a lavender hedge. Steps to the west lead across the drive to an Edwardian strolling garden, bordered by an antique 1850 wrought iron fence, acquired in Madison, Indiana. Gently curving paths radiate from a circular path which encloses a weeping crabapple tree surrounded by lamb's ears. A low box hedge curves around in a flowing line to define the lawn. A semi-circle of purple lilacs and white Blanc Double de Coubert roses frame a bronze statue of Mercury.
Hemlocks and viburnums screen the adjoining property and form the backround for antique rose bushes, the mainstay of the garden. Flowering continues throughout the summer with the addition of pastel old-fashioned flowers. A dooryard fern garden on the north side of the house faces a small orchard. To the east is a Victorian reflecting pool centered in a semi-circular enclosure of shrubs. A wisteria and rose-covered arbor frames the view into the garden.
Persons associated with the property include: C. R. Cran (former owner, 1907-1939); Avery Sherry (former owner, 1939-1957); William Beverung (former owner, 1957-1986); Judson Griggs (landscape architect, 1987-1998); Michael Sproule (consultant, 1995-1997); Kyle Johnson (hardscape gardener, 1998); and Trevor Johnson (hardscape gardener, 1998).
Related Materials:
Tatterdemalion related holdings consist of 1 folder (29 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:
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 -- Oconomowoc  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI025
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref11680

Pewaukee -- Christopher Place

Former owner:
Schwartz, Albert  Search this
Meyer, Christopher J.  Search this
Meyer, Margaret D.  Search this
Meyer, Christopher J., Jr.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Stark, Judith Z.  Search this
Horticulturist:
Patzer, Robert  Search this
Priebe, Russell  Search this
Designer:
Meyer, Nicholas  Search this
Sculptor:
Meyer, Nicholas  Search this
Decorator:
Kuony, Madame John  Search this
Architect:
Kahler, David  Search this
Provenance:
Kettle Moraine Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Christopher Place (Pewaukee, Wisconsin)
United States of America -- Wisconsin -- Waukesha County -- Pewaukee
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, garden plans, and copies of publications featuring the garden.
General:
"This property includes three residences, each a specific style, with appropriate landscaping. A woodland setting with choice Wisconsin natives surrounds the sophisticated contemporary main house. Old-fashioned plants dominate the farmhouse and its cutting garden while simple, summer blooming annuals accent the lakeside cottage window boxes and pots."
Persons associated with the property include: Albert Schwartz (former owner, 1910-1939); Christopher J. Meyer (former owner, 1939-1955); Margaret D. Meyer (former owner, 1955-1970); Christopher J. Meyer, Jr. (former owner, 1955-1970); Judith Stark (landscape architect, 1972 to date); David Kahler (architect, 1969-1971); Robert Patzer (horticulturist, 1993 to date); Russell Priebe (horticulturist, 1995 to date); Nicholas Meyer (designer, sculptor, 1980-1999); Madame John Kuony (decorator, 1980 to date).
Related Materials:
Christopher Place related holdings consist of 2 folders (31 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:
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 -- Pewaukee  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WI024
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Boston -- Howard Ulfelder, MD, Healing Garden at Massachsetts General Hospital

Topic:
Healing Garden
Provenance:
Chestnut Hill Garden Club  Search this
Beacon Hill Garden Club  Search this
Photographer:
Kearney, Gary  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Howard Ulfelder, MD, Healing Garden at Massachusetts General Hospital
Scope and Contents:
20 digital images (2014, 2017, 2019) and 1 folder. Images 001-020 photographed by Gary P. Kearney, MD.
General:
The Howard Ulfelder, MD, Healing Garden is small public rooftop garden and hidden oasis located within the Yawkey Cancer Center at MGH. This living, green, restorative space for cancer patients, caregivers, family, and visitors includes an indoor glass Pavilion for winter and summer sanctuary.
This property is featured in "Nature and Healing" by Robin Guenther and Gail Vittori in Sustainable Healthcare Architecture, published by John Wiley & Sons, New Jersey, 2008; "Holistic Oncology: A Healing Garden Guest Book" by Sarah E. Belden and others, published in The Oncologist, July 2008.
Persons associated with the garden include: Massachusetts General Hospital/Partners Health Care (owners, 2005- ); CambridgeSeven (architect, 2003-2005); Robert Adams, Halvorson Design (landscape architect, 2003-2009).
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA427
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Archives of American Gardens
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Boston -- Capitoline Garden, Cobb House Condominium, The

Landscape architect:
Cram, Robert Nathan, d. 1930  Search this
Architect:
Stone, James Hicks, 1889-1928  Search this
Provenance:
Beacon Hill Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Capitoline Garden, The, Cobb House Condominium (Boston, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Suffolk County -- Boston
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, copies of articles about the garden from the 1920s and 1930s, and other information.
General:
Located on Beacon Hill, this garden is a well-preserved vestige of the post-1900 movement to convert the service areas of 19th-century townhouses into gardens. The garden was originally designed in 1928 by Harvard landscape design graduate Robert Nathan Cram to lie behind two adjoining Joy Street houses (ca. 1810) that he owned. The Depression intervened, however; Cram, financially ruined, died a suicide in 1930 and subsequent owners made many changes. Finally, in 1984 the property was converted to condominium apartments. The condominium association has imaginatively planted and carefully maintained its unique little courtyard. Remarkably, the outlines of Cram's original design are still in place, with several features intact: a chin-deep "plunging pool" fed by a dolphin-head fountain and a pergola supported by twisted columns.
Persons associated with the garden include Robert Nathan Cram (landscape architect, 1928-30) and James Hicks Stone (architect, 1928).
Related Materials:
The Capitoline Garden, Cobb House Condominium related holdings consist of 1 folder (9 35 mm. slides (photographs); 3 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:
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 -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA046
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Archives of American Gardens
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Constantia

Creator:
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  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:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
"Constantia", the South African colonial home, showing the Jacaranda Tree. In the foreground is a hedge of Natal Plum, a native of South Africa. No glass.
Historic plate number: "36, 79, 89."
Historic plate caption: "California."
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:
Summer  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071001
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26212

Constantia

Creator:
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  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:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
In the garden at "Constantia", the motifs of the building are used throughout. Most of the plants used are native to South Africa, including the evergreen grape in the foreground; Thunbergia alata in the beds; Pelargoniums, Gladiolus, Sutera, and Agapanthus in the border. No glass.
Historic plate number: "38, 90."
Historic plate caption: "California."
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:
Summer  Search this
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Stairs  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
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Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26213

Constantia

Creator:
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  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:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
[between 1914 and 1949?]
General:
A late afternoon view from the terrace at "Constantia". A Eugenia hedge in foreground, clipped black Acacia around pool, and Jaminium grandiflorum on the posts.
Historic plate number: "37, 81, 91."
Historic plate caption: "California."
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:
Summer  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Lantern slides
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071003
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
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Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26214

Constantia

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
05/01/1990
General:
This is a South African Dutch colonial style house.
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:
Summer  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Containers  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Patios  Search this
Armillary spheres  Search this
Houses  Search this
Dutch Colonial  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26215
Additional Online Media:

Constantia

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
05/01/1990
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:
Summer  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Tables  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Containers  Search this
Shrubs  Search this
Palms  Search this
Patios  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26216
Additional Online Media:

Constantia

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
05/01/1990
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:
Summer  Search this
Swimming pools  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Tents  Search this
Containers  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Patios  Search this
Bricks  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071006
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26217

Constantia

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
05/01/1990
General:
This is a South African Dutch colonial style house.
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:
Summer  Search this
Containers  Search this
Chairs  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Houses  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Dutch Colonial  Search this
Benches  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071007
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26218
Additional Online Media:

Constantia

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
05/01/1990
General:
This is a South African Dutch colonial style house.
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:
Summer  Search this
Containers  Search this
Conservatories  Search this
Houses  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Dutch Colonial  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26219
Additional Online Media:

Constantia

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
05/01/1990
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:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Containers  Search this
Vista  Search this
Mountains  Search this
Water jets  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071009
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26220
Additional Online Media:

Constantia

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
05/01/1990
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:
Summer  Search this
Perennials  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Fences  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071010
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26221
Additional Online Media:

Constantia

Creator:
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Meeker, Arthur, M/Ms  Search this
Abercrombie, Stewart, Mr. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Cramer, Ambrose  Search this
Landscape architect:
De Franco, Buddy, 1923-2014  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
California -- Santa Barbara
United States of America -- California -- Santa Barbara County -- Santa Barbara
Date:
05/01/1990
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:
Summer  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Terra-cotta  Search this
Containers  Search this
Swans  Search this
Palms  Search this
Water jets  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item CA071011
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / California / CA071: Santa Barbara -- Constantia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref26222
Additional Online Media:

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