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Ellen Shipman and the American garden / Judith B. Tankard

Author:
Tankard, Judith B.  Search this
Subject:
Shipman, Ellen 1869-1950  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 298 pages : illustrations (some color), plans ; 29 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
Topic:
Women landscape architects  Search this
Landscape architects  Search this
Gardens--Design  Search this
Landscape architecture  Search this
Call number:
SB470.S48 T34 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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Fair Lane

Creator:
National Historic Landmark  Search this
Henry Ford Estate  Search this
University of Michigan  Search this
Ford, Henry  Search this
Henry Ford Museum  Search this
Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951  Search this
Burroughs, John (Nurseryman)  Search this
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
Foote, Harriett Risley, 1863- (horticulturist)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, black-and-white, 3 x 3.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Michigan -- Dearborn
United States of America -- Michigan -- Wayne County -- Dearborn
Date:
1930
General note:
Fairlane was a 2,150 acre estate in 1914-1916. The Gothic mansion was covered in ivy and consisted of 31,770 square feet of living space. The property had a 20 car garage, laboratory and a variety of gardens such as a peony garden, iris garden, English garden, Burroughs Grotto, blue garden, rock garden, trail gardens and rose garden. On same glass negative as GA062001.
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:
Rose gardens  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MI035003
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Michigan / MI035: Dearborn -- Fair Lane
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref10001

Fair Lane

Creator:
Ford, Henry  Search this
Henry Ford Museum  Search this
Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951  Search this
Henry Ford Estate  Search this
University of Michigan  Search this
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
National Historic Landmark  Search this
Burroughs, John (Nurseryman)  Search this
Foote, Harriett Risley, 1863- (horticulturist)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, black-and-white, 3 x 4.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
Michigan -- Dearborn
United States of America -- Michigan -- Wayne County -- Dearborn
Date:
1930
General note:
Fairlane was a 2,150 acre estate in 1914-1916. The Gothic mansion was covered in ivy and consisted of 31,770 square feet of living space. The property had a 20 car garage, laboratory and a variety of gardens such as a peony garden, iris garden, English garden, Burroughs Grotto, blue garden, rock garden, trail gardens and rose garden.

Two negatives on one glass plate.
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:
Rockwork  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Gazebos  Search this
Ponds  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Trellises  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MI035001
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Michigan / MI035: Dearborn -- Fair Lane
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref9995

Fair Lane

Creator:
Henry Ford Estate  Search this
University of Michigan  Search this
Ford, Henry  Search this
Henry Ford Museum  Search this
Burroughs, John (Nurseryman)  Search this
Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951  Search this
National Historic Landmark  Search this
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
Foote, Harriett Risley, 1863- (horticulturist)  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
McFarland, J. Horace (John Horace), 1859-1948  Search this
American Rose Society  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (glass, black-and-white, 3 x 4.5 in.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Place:
United States of America -- Michigan -- Wayne County -- Dearborn
Michigan -- Dearborn
Date:
[between 1915 and 1930]
General note:
Fairlane was a 2,150 acre estate in 1914-1916. The Gothic mansion was covered in ivy and consisted of 31,770 square feet of living space. The property had a 20 car garage, laboratory and a variety of gardens such as a peony garden, iris garden, English garden, Burroughs Grotto, blue garden, rock garden, trail gardens and rose garden.
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:
Benches, concrete  Search this
Outdoor furniture  Search this
Rose gardens  Search this
Walkways  Search this
Women  Search this
Men  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, J. Horace McFarland Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.MCF, Item MI035002
See more items in:
J. Horace McFarland company collection
J. Horace McFarland company collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States / Michigan / MI035: Dearborn -- Fair Lane
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-mcf-ref9998

Goose Creek -- Medway Plantation

Architect:
van der Gracht, Ides  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Creator:
Little Garden Club of Rye--provenance.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Medway Plantation,(Goose Creek, South Carolina)
United States of America -- South Carolina -- Berkeley County -- Goose Creek
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, plant lists, and photocopies of articles.
General:
Medway Plantation comprises 6700 acres of longleaf and loblolly pine, live oaks, tupelo, swampland and lakes as well as the oldest masonry house in South Carolina. An ornamental garden with irregularly-shaped beds and serpentine paths, known as Miss Lou's garden, was redesigned in the 1930s by Ellen Biddle Shipman. The earlier garden was described as a bird sanctuary and nursery growing anise and Chinese bay trees, azaleas, fringe trees, roses, flowering almond, lilacs, spireas, myrtle, and yellow Jessamine, with wisteria growing up into deciduous trees. The surplus from Miss Lou's garden was planted in long borders alongside three shallow brick terraces, and along paths that led to a schoolhouse on the property. The current drive to the house has double borders of live oak trees hung with Spanish moss that were first planted after the Civil War. In the 1930s architect Ides van der Gracht designed a greenhouse with stepped gables, echoing that feature from the house, and added serpentine brick walls surrounding a garden of flowers and vegetables, on the site of the historic kitchen garden. Prior to the Civil War rice was cultivated at Medway Plantation, followed by cotton and the current crop, timber.
Medway Plantation was first organized as a land grant to Johan (or Jan) van Aerssen in the last quarter of the 17th century. He started the original house which during its long history was burned and rebuilt, nearly abandoned and used only as a hunting lodge, and finally renovated. The house has unusual stepped gables in the Dutch style, reflecting the van Aerssen heritage. After van Aerssen's death circa 1867 and the remarriage of his widow, Sabina de Vignon to Thomas Smith in 1689, the property came into the prominent South Carolina Smith family.
In the early days land parcels routinely were acquired and sold and the dimensions of Medway Plantation changed frequently, finally ending up at 6700 acres under the ownership of Sidney J. and Gertrude S. Legendre in the 20th century, who had purchased and annexed neighboring plantations. Before her death in 2000 Gertrude Legendre put the property in a non-profit foundation with a conservation easement to preserve the pine forests, wetlands, and wildlife. It is recognized as a breeding site for endangered red-cockaded woodpeckers, bald eagles, wood ducks and wintering ring-necked ducks, and provides habitat for deer, turkey and quail.
Persons associated with the garden include Johan van Aerssen (former owner and builder of original house, 1686-circa 1688); Sabina de Vignon, (former owner, 1688-1689); Thomas Smith and members of the Smith family (former owners, 1689-1701); Edward Hyrne (former owner, 1701-1711); Peter Gaillard Stoney and family (former owners, 1833-1930); Sidney J. and Gertrude Sanford Legendre (former owners, 1930-1993; Ides van Waterschoot van der Gracht (architect, 1930s); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, 1930s).
Related Materials:
Medway Plantation related holdings consist of 2 folders (2 35mm slides (photographs), 34 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 -- South Carolina -- Goose Creek  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File SC082
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / South Carolina
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12480

Milton -- Spalding Garden

Former owner:
Spalding, Philip  Search this
Spalding, Katherine  Search this
Landscape architect:
Steele, Fletcher  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Provenance:
Milton Garden Club  Search this
Owner:
Milton Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Spalding Garden (Milton, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Norfolk County -- Milton
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Landscape architect Fletcher Steele designed the gardens for this 12-acre property in Milton, Massachusetts which belonged to Philip and Katherine Spalding, beginning circa 1924. His abstract design included 9-foot high patterned brick walls (with built-in benches) and walkways that delineated garden rooms, and the lack of geometric scheme suggested secret gardens. The design was laid out with views across the bowling green to the Great Blue Hill. Distinct features included a bowling green planted with a double allee of English elms underplanted with broadleaf evergreen shrubs and perennial borders. An oval perennial garden on the other side of the Georgian Revival house was planted for continuous flowering in spring, summer and fall. There was a dogwood path, a bosquet planted with flowering trees and shrubs, a columbine walk, and framing rows of double boxwood. Landscape architect Ellen Biddle Shipman also worked on the Spalding Garden, circa 1927 to 1938.
Flowering plants in the perennial garden included iris, bleeding heart, peonies, pinks, and forget-me-nots for spring into early summer; phlox, yellow daylilies, meadow rue and lobelia for summer; and asters, chrysanthemums and anemones for fall.
Katherine Spalding was the third president of the Milton Garden Club. The Milton Garden Club acquired one-half acre of the property in 2004 in order to protect that part of Steele's design. Houses have been built on the rest of the property. The half-acre includes walls, walkways, boxwood borders, and a stone fountain, and is being restored, with Lucinda Brockway of Past Designs. The Milton Garden Club has historic photographs and will conduct tours by appointment.
Persons associated with the garden include Philip and Katherine Spalding (former owners, 1917-1950; Fletcher Steele (landscape architect, circa 1924-1928); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, circa 1927-1938; Milton Garden Club (current owner, 2004-present).
Related Materials:
Spalding Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 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 -- Massachusetts -- Milton  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA356
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17630

Wenham -- Old Farm

Preservation architect:
Chandler, Joseph Everett  Search this
Gardener:
Tennis, Lawrence  Search this
Sculptor:
Seamans, Beverly Benson  Search this
Former owner:
Kent, John H. B.  Search this
Peach, Benjamin F.  Search this
Peach, Adelaine L.  Search this
Daniels, Alanson L.  Search this
Daniels, Frances Pomeroy  Search this
Amory, John S.  Search this
Amory, Mary B.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Provenance:
North Shore Garden Club of Massachusetts  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Old Farm (Wenham, Massachusetts)
United States of America -- Massachusetts -- Essex -- Wenham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, historical images, and biographical and other information.
General:
Old Farm has a sunken and enclosed garden designed in 1912-1913 by Ellen Biddle Shipman in the Colonial Revival style to complement the 17th century farm house, described as a cloistered space within the more than one hundred acres of fields and woodlands that comprise this property. The garden was one of Shipman's earliest documented professional commissions, a rectangular plot sub-divided by stone and gravel walks into smaller rectangular beds surrounded by a low dry stone wall. At the far end there is a stone apse or excedrae with room for outdoor seating and a lily pond, now dry. Shipman's original stone terrace directly behind the house, stone walkway down the middle of the garden, and stone steps that lead up to the excedrae have grown over with grass and the American elm trees that shaded the enclosed garden have been replaced by other mature trees. The flower beds have been retained in their original shapes and siting, and have three distinct seasons of blooms: first daffodils, followed by irises, phlox and peonies, then fall asters.
The original 17th century house had rooms on either side of the chimney in front with a lean-to rear section. In the late 19th century the rear section was raised to two stories, and in the early 20th century the house was restored by preservation specialist Joseph Everett Chandler. Ellen Biddle Shipman added trellises for vines and a garden in front of the house planted with boxwood, roses and oleander.
Persons associated with the garden include: John H. B. Kent (former owner, 1836-1910); Benjamin F. and Adelaine L. Peach (former owners, 1899-1910); Alanson L. and Frances Pomeroy Daniels (former owners, 1910-1933); John S. and Mary B. Amory (former owners, 1933-1961); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, 1912-1913); Joseph Everett Chandler (preservation architect, 1915); Lawrence Tennis (gardener, 2004- ); Beverly Benson Seamans (1928-2012) (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Old Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 35mm slides (photographs); 15 digital images)
Additional materials also located in the Benjamin Howe Conant Collection of Photographs, Wenham Museum, Wenham, Massachusetts; Ellen McGowan Biddle Shipman archive #1259, Carl A. Kroch Library Division of Rare and Manuscripts Collection, Cornell University , Ithaca, New York
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 -- Wenham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MA611
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Massachusetts
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref17687
Online Media:

Orange -- Mount Sharon Farm

Former owner:
Taliaferro family, 1724-1935  Search this
Augustus, Ellsworth Mr  Search this
Augustus, Ellsworth Mrs  Search this
Eldredge, Nancy Sasser Mrs  Search this
Clark, John S. Mr  Search this
Clark, John S. Mrs  Search this
Architect:
LaFarge, Louis Bancel  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Stick, Charles J.  Search this
Provenance:
Dolley Madison Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Place:
Mount Sharon Farm (Orange, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Orange
Scope and Contents:
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of articles, blog postings, and garden plans.
General:
The current owners restored the house and then set out to create a series of distinctive, but related, garden rooms using century-old boxwood to frame their creation. The garden enters through the wedding gate to a walled Elizabethan knot garden. Meandering paths lead through a hydrangea and camellia garden and a spring garden full of color and variety. Cross the central walk lined with gigantic boxwood and enter four terraces of formal parterres with arched, rose-covered pergolas and pavilions overlooking yew-enclosed formal rose gardens. The geometric parterre changes with the season and features blue and white anemone de blanda in spring and annuals in summer. An Italianate croquet pitch with fountains and panoramic view is surrounded by pleached European hornbeams. A holly-surrounded badminton lawn, exedrae with sculptured niches, crepe myrtle walk, mixed border, and oval garden culminate in a Moorish gazebo affording views of the rolling countryside. Fountain displays and sculpture abound throughout this garden for all seasons in the classical style.
The flattest parcel in the ten acres of formal gardens was designed as a vegetable and cutting garden, installed In 2006. There are 19 metal-edged square, triangular and rectangular planting beds with bisecting pea gravel paths on North-South and East-West axes. This garden can be entered down steps from the ornamental garden under a lengthy pergola planted with espaliered crabapple trees, or under an arched gateway in the spindle fence punctuated by pairs of shaped boxwood. Climbing vegetables are supported on hand-hewn cedar tuteurs or in wire cages; beds are mulched with straw. The potager combines function with classical symmetry. Plants include tomatoes, cucumber, cantaloupe, strawberries, raspberries, asparagus, dill, lavender, basil, sweet potatoes, zinnias, and daylilies.
Persons associated with the garden include: Taliaferro family (former owners, 1724-1935); Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Augustus (former owners, 1935-1955); Mrs. Nancy Sasser Eldredge (former owner, 1955-1980); Mr. and Mrs. John S. Clark (former owners, 1985-1995); Louis Bancel LaFarge (architect, 1935-1938); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, 1936-1938); and Charles J. Stick (landscape architect, 1998- ).
Related Materials:
Mount Sharon Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (24 35mm slides (photographs); 16 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 -- Orange  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Slides (photographs)
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File VA365
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref18966

Old Westbury -- Boxwood Farm

Former owner:
Murray, Hugh A.  Search this
Hickox, Catherinen B.  Search this
Hickox, Charles V.  Search this
Guez, Paul  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Innocenti, Umberto  Search this
Innocenti & Webel  Search this
Oehme, van Sweden & Associates, Inc.  Search this
Superintendent:
Parr, Charles A.  Search this
Architect:
Delahanty, Bradley  Search this
Peabody, Wilson & Brown  Search this
Estate manager:
Ahern, James  Search this
Provenance:
North Country Garden Club of Long Island  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Boxwood Farm (Old Westbury, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Nassau -- Old Westbury
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, landscape architect's drawings and additional images.
General:
The 1922 Georgian Revival house and 29 acre estate (first called Gay Gardens) has gardens designed in different eras by Ellen Biddle Shipman in the 1920's, Umberto Innocenti in the 1930's and 1940's, and most recently by Oehme van Sweden starting in the late 1990's. Shipman designed a sunken grass garden surrounded by a yew hedge off to the side of the house with formal flower beds with yew or beech hedges, and more flower beds on the terraces. She placed a square stone reflecting pool in the center of the sunken garden. In the 1930's Innocenti moved the stairs to the sunken garden and removed Shipman's pool, adding a lozenge-shaped pool beyond the sunken garden with an open sightline from the house. He also designed an oval swimming pool with plantings (later replaced by a rectangular pool). In the 1940's Innocenti & Webel redesigned the front courtyard and surrounded the new tennis court with beech trees. Under the current owners landscape architects Oehme van Sweden designed a large pond with native plants and a recirculating water system that includes a waterfall and stream, added white pebbles to the driveway and pleached the beech around the tennis court.
Boxwood Farm has four acres of lawn interspersed with mature maple and other trees and huge flower beds. Perennial flowers include Russian sage, buddleia, lavender, ligularia, liriope, echinacea, penstemon, rudbeckia, Joe Pye weed and ornamental grasses; shrubs include boxwood, hydrangea, azalea, viburnum and knock-out roses. Ficus trees are planted out each year near an antique wall fountain in a small garden room of the patio, then dug up and kept in the greenhouse over the winter. An adjoining small room has a sundial, stellata magnolia and hydrangea. The lawn to the south of the house is intersected with stone pathways that divide it into diamond and triangular patches. Numerous stone planters are filled with lavender and agapanthus or white lantana in the summer and violas in cooler seasons. There is a raised garden surrounded by a picket fence set on a low dry stone wall that has a wooden grape arbor and boxwood parterres filled with white tulips, dwarf alliums, cardinal flowers, salvia, apple mint and strawberry plants, depending on the season. In a nearby 15 by 21 foot raised garden vegetables and flowers for cutting are grown. Another vegetable and fruit garden was added in the service area, once the site of another house on the original 179 acre estate. Woodland gardens border the driveway and a bridle paths recalls the polo matches held on the property in a previous era.
Persons associated with the garden include Hugh A. Murray and estate of (former owners, 1922-circa 1935); Catherine B. Hickox (former owner, 1935-1970); Charles V. Hickox and estate of (former owners, 1970-circa 1982); Paul Guez (former owner, circa 1982-circa 1989); GOV agencies (former owners, circa 1990-1997); Julian Peabody (1881-1935) of Peabody, Wilson & Brown (architect, 1922); Ellen Biddle Shipman (1869-1950) (landscape architect, 1922); Umberto Innocenti (1895-1968) (landscape architect, 1937- ); Innocenti & Webel (landscape architects, 1946-1970); Charles A. Parr (superintendent, late 1930's-1950's); Bradley Delahanty (architect of pool house, 1947-1950); Oehme, van Sweden & Associates (landscape architects, 1998- ); James Ahern (estate manager, 2008- ).
Related Materials:
Boxwood Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (27 digital images; 3 digital prints)
Additional materials also located in Archives of Ellen Biddle Shipman at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.
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 York -- Old Westbury  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NY118
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New York
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
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Grosse Pointe -- Grosse Pointe Garden Center

Former owner:
Alger, Russell A.  Search this
Alger, Russell A. Mrs.  Search this
Architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Gardener:
DePetris, Vincent  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Grosse Pointe Garden Center (Grosse Pointe, Michigan)
United States of America -- Michigan -- Wayne County -- Grosse Pointe
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes correspondence, pamphlets, articles, brief description of garden, and information sheet done by GCA researcher.
Former Title:
The Moorings
General:
"In 1910, Charles Platt designed an Italian Renaissance villa for Russell A. Alger. There are a pair of stone lions at the entrance to the circular courtyard. The courtyard has a reflecting pool with a fountain to offset the architecture of the house. The house is built from stone and stucco with a tile roof that blends into its setting."
"The Moorings was popular because of its frontage upon Lake St. Clair. The property was given to the Grosse Pointe community in 1949 by the Alger family. The Grosse Pointe Garden Center was organized for the purpose of providing the community with horticultural and gardening information and education."
"The property has two additions: the War Memorial Center and the William H. Fries Auditorium (for housing the dramatic arts). There is an art school and an exhibit area for art displays."
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Alger (former owners); Charles Adams Platt (architect, landscape architect); the Michigan Garden Club; Ellen Shipman (landscape architect); and Vincent DePetris (gardener).
Related Materials:
Grosse Pointe Garden Center related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 slides:, lantern, hand colored.)2 photonegatives (glass)6 slides (col.) (35 mm.)
See others in:
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection, 1900-1966.
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 -- Michigan -- Grosse Pointe.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MI002
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
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Summit -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Former owner:
Wisner, John  Search this
Wisner, Isabelle  Search this
Reeves, Richard E.  Search this
Reeves, Susie Graham  Search this
Reed, Charles L., Jr  Search this
Reed, Ann Reeves  Search this
Landscape architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Pilat, Carl F.  Search this
Provenance:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Summit Garden Club  Search this
Architect:
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Garden designer:
Wodell & Cottrell  Search this
Collection Landscape architect:
Wodell, Helen Page  Search this
Cottrell, Lois Page  Search this
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, maps and other information.
Varying Form:
The Clearing, formerly known as.
General:
During the Revolutionary era, the area was part of a farm. An estate, once known as The Clearing, was created on the site in 1889 by John Hornor Wisner. He built the present Colonial revival residence, which now serves as the administrative and educational center for the Arboretum. Mr. Wisner plotted the original gardens and Mrs. Wisner planted the first daffodils. Each April the daffodil display, enlarged from earlier times, is a major Arboretum attraction. In 1916, the new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reeves, hired a New York landscape architect to develop an overall design for the property. Mrs. Reeves was also a member of the Summit Garden Club. The Reeves family increased the daffodil plantings and, around 1925, started the rose garden. The Charles L. Reed family became the last private owners in the 1960s, adding the herb garden and creating the woodland trails.
The property became a public institution, the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, in 1974, when Summit citizens acted to protect the 12.5 acres of woodlands, glacial contours and dells, rolling lawns, and inspired gardens from encroaching development.
Persons associated with the garden include John and Isabelle Wisner (former owners, 1888-1918); Richard E. Reeves and Susie Graham Reeves (former owners, 1918-1968); Charles L. Reeves, Jr. and Ann Reeves Reed (former owners, 1968-1974); Calvert Vaux (landscape architect); Ellen Shipman (landscape architect); Carl F. Pilat (landscape architect, 1925); Babb, Cook & Willard (New York City, architect); Wodell & Cottrell (garden designers).
Related Materials:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum related holdings consist of 5 folders (9 lantern slides, 2 4x5 negatives, 1 8x10 photographic prints, 2 35 mm slides (duplicates))
See others in:
Garden Club of America collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].

Maida Babson Adams American Garden collection, circa 1957-1994.

Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1981-2006.
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 -- Summit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Lois W. Poinier slide collection.
Identifier:
AAG.PNR, File NJ052
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Lois W. Poinier slide collection
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Summit -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum, "The Clearing"

Former owner:
Wisner, John  Search this
Wisner, Isabelle  Search this
Reeves, Richard E.  Search this
Reeves, Susie Graham  Search this
Reed, Charles L., Jr  Search this
Reed, Ann Reeves  Search this
Landscape architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Pilat, Carl F.  Search this
Provenance:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Summit Garden Club  Search this
Architect:
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Garden designer:
Wodell & Cottrell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, maps and other information.
Varying Form:
The Clearing, formerly known as.
General:
During the Revolutionary era, the area was part of a farm. An estate, once known as The Clearing, was created on the site in 1889 by John Hornor Wisner. He built the present Colonial revival residence, which now serves as the administrative and educational center for the Arboretum. Mr. Wisner plotted the original gardens and Mrs. Wisner planted the first daffodils. Each April the daffodil display, enlarged from earlier times, is a major Arboretum attraction. In 1916, the new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reeves, hired a New York landscape architect to develop an overall design for the property. Mrs. Reeves was also a member of the Summit Garden Club. The Reeves family increased the daffodil plantings and, around 1925, started the rose garden. The Charles L. Reed family became the last private owners in the 1960s, adding the herb garden and creating the woodland trails.
The property became a public institution, the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, in 1974, when Summit citizens acted to protect the 12.5 acres of woodlands, glacial contours and dells, rolling lawns, and inspired gardens from encroaching development.
Persons associated with the garden include John and Isabelle Wisner (former owners, 1888-1918); Richard E. Reeves and Susie Graham Reeves (former owners, 1918-1968); Charles L. Reeves, Jr. and Ann Reeves Reed (former owners, 1968-1974); Calvert Vaux (landscape architect); Ellen Shipman (landscape architect); Carl F. Pilat (landscape architect, 1925); Babb, Cook & Willard (New York City, architect); Wodell & Cottrell (garden designers).
Related Materials:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum related holdings consist of 5 folders (9 lantern slides, 2 4x5 negatives, 1 8x10 photographic prints, 2 35 mm slides (duplicates))
See others in:
Garden Club of America collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].
Lois W. Poinier slide collection, circa 1920-1999.
Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1981-2006.
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 -- Summit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ052
See more items in:
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / New Jersey
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Archives of American Gardens
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Gladstone -- Hamilton Farms

Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Creator:
Huyler, estate manager  Search this
Blackburn, Benjamin, dendrologist  Search this
Gardener:
Bryant, Al  Search this
Former owner:
Brady, James C.  Search this
Cutting, Suydam, Mrs.  Search this
Brady family  Search this
Architect:
Flagg, Montague  Search this
Rosborg, F. G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Hamilton Farms (Gladstone, New Jersey)
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes an information sheet, copies of Ellen Biddle Shipman's plans (including plant lists), a tree list, and copies of articles and photographs concerning the garden.
General:
This Ellen Biddle Shipman-designed garden is notable for a number of features, including terraces, a tea house, a wall garden, and a pool. The property was the largest working farm in New Jersey at one point.The original house with 75 rooms burned down in 1923. A second house was built in 1924 on the foundation that remained. John C. Brady died in 1926. His widow remarried and became Mrs. Suydam Cutting. Twelve acres of the property are now occupied by the U.S. Equestrian Team. Photographs and Shipman's drawings for this garden are at Cornell University.
Persons associated with the property include Mrs. Suydam Cutting and the Brady family (former owners, 1926-1978); James C. Brady (former owner, 1900-1926); Montague Flagg and F. G. Rosborg (architects, 1925); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, 1924); Huyler (estate manager, 1912-1968); Benjamin Blackburn (dendrologist, 1930-1970); Al Bryant (gardener).
Related Materials:
Hamilton Farms related holdings consist of 2 folders (5 35 mm. slides and 1 photoprint)
See others in:
Garden Club of America 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:
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 -- Gladstone  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ124
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
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Far Hills -- Windmill Farm

Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Former owner:
Moseley, Frederick S.  Search this
Moseley, Frederick S., Mrs.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Windmill Farm (Far Hills, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Somerset County -- Far Hills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other information.
General:
In existence since 1926, this garden features shrub borders and a sunken garden designed by Ellen Biddle Shipman in the late 1920s-early 1930s for former owners Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Moseley.
Persons associated with the garden include: Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, ca. 1925-1935) and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick S. Moseley (former owners, 1926-1938).
Documentation of Shipman's design may be found in the Ellen McGowan Biddle Shipman Papers, Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, Cornell University.
Related Materials:
Windmill Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (1 photoprint; 6 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 -- New Jersey -- Far Hills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American garden collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ADM, File NJ433
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Maida Babson Adams American garden collection
Maida Babson Adams American garden collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / New Jersey
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Archives of American Gardens
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Summit -- Reeves-Reed Arboretum

Former owner:
Wisner, John  Search this
Wisner, Isabelle  Search this
Reeves, Richard E.  Search this
Reeves, Susie Graham  Search this
Reed, Charles L., Jr  Search this
Reed, Ann Reeves  Search this
Landscape architect:
Vaux, Calvert, 1824-1895  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Pilat, Carl F.  Search this
Provenance:
Poinier, Lois W.  Search this
Adams, Molly, 1918-2003  Search this
Weller, Eleanor C.  Search this
Summit Garden Club  Search this
Creator:
Babb, Cook & Willard  Search this
Wodell & Cottrell  Search this
Collection Creator:
Weller, Eleanor  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum (Summit, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Union -- Summit
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, maps and other information.
Varying Form:
The Clearing, formerly known as.
General:
During the Revolutionary era, the area was part of a farm. An estate, once known as The Clearing, was created on the site in 1889 by John Hornor Wisner. He built the present Colonial revival residence, which now serves as the administrative and educational center for the Arboretum. Mr. Wisner plotted the original gardens and Mrs. Wisner planted the first daffodils. Each April the daffodil display, enlarged from earlier times, is a major Arboretum attraction. In 1916, the new owners, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Reeves, hired a New York landscape architect to develop an overall design for the property. Mrs. Reeves was also a member of the Summit Garden Club. The Reeves family increased the daffodil plantings and, around 1925, started the rose garden. The Charles L. Reed family became the last private owners in the 1960s, adding the herb garden and creating the woodland trails.
The property became a public institution, the Reeves-Reed Arboretum, in 1974, when Summit citizens acted to protect the 12.5 acres of woodlands, glacial contours and dells, rolling lawns, and inspired gardens from encroaching development.
Persons associated with the garden include John and Isabelle Wisner (former owners, 1888-1918); Richard E. Reeves and Susie Graham Reeves (former owners, 1918-1968); Charles L. Reeves, Jr. and Ann Reeves Reed (former owners, 1968-1974); Calvert Vaux (landscape architect); Ellen Shipman (landscape architect); Carl F. Pilat (landscape architect, 1925); Babb, Cook & Willard (New York City, architect); Wodell & Cottrell (garden designers).
Related Materials:
Reeves-Reed Arboretum related holdings consist of 5 folders (9 lantern slides, 2 4x5 negatives, 1 8x10 photographic prints, 2 35 mm slides (duplicates))
See others in:
Garden Club of America collection, ca. 1920-[ongoing].

Lois W. Poinier slide collection, circa 1920-1999.

Maida Babson Adams American Garden collection, circa 1957-1994.
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 -- Summit  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Eleanor Weller Reade collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ECW, File NJ052
See more items in:
Eleanor Weller collection
Eleanor Weller collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / New Jersey
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Mount Kisco -- Avalon

Creator:
Delano & Aldrich  Search this
Wadley & Smythe  Search this
Former owner:
Brewster, Robert S.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
Weller, Eleanor  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Avalon (Mt. Kisco, New York)
United States of America -- New York -- Westchester County -- Mount Kisco
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of book and journal article excerpts about the garden.
General:
Designed as a summer home by the firm of Delano & Aldrich, Avalon is located in a hilly, wooded area in Mt. Kisco, New York. Its principal landscape architects were Wadley & Smythe, followed by Ellen Shipman, who worked on the property in the 1920s. With its Italianate garden, Avalon features a vista extending from a swimming pool to a small temple. Another axis intersecting with the loggia leads through a wooded hill to a vista of another small temple. Below the residence a pergola leads to a walled elliptical informal flower garden featuring a small pool with two frog-shaped fountain heads. An irregularly shaped perennial bed surrounds this water feature.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Robert S. Brewster (former owner, 1912-?); Ellen Shipman (landscape architect, 1920s); Delano & Aldrich (architects, 1912); and Wadley & Smythe (landscape architects, 1912).
Related Materials:
Avalon related holdings consist of 1 folder (53 35mm. slides)
See others in:
Garden Club of America 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:
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 York -- Mt. Kisco  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Eleanor Weller Reade collection.
Identifier:
AAG.ECW, File NY394
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Eleanor Weller collection
Eleanor Weller collection / Series 1: Garden Images / United States of America / New York
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Grosse Pointe -- Grosse Pointe Garden Center

Former owner:
Alger, Russell A.  Search this
Architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Creator:
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Alger, Russell A. Mrs.  Search this
Gardener:
DePetris, Vincent  Search this
Collection Creator:
Olmsted Brothers  Search this
Sears, Thomas Warren, 1880-1966  Search this
Harvard University  Search this
American Society of Landscape Architects  Search this
Collection Donor:
Tibbetts, Eleanor Sears  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Grosse Pointe Garden Center (Grosse Pointe, Michigan)
United States of America -- Michigan -- Wayne County -- Grosse Pointe
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes correspondence, pamphlets, articles, brief description of garden, and information sheet done by GCA researcher.
Former Title:
The Moorings
General:
"In 1910, Charles Platt designed an Italian Renaissance villa for Russell A. Alger. There are a pair of stone lions at the entrance to the circular courtyard. The courtyard has a reflecting pool with a fountain to offset the architecture of the house. The house is built from stone and stucco with a tile roof that blends into its setting."
"The Moorings was popular because of its frontage upon Lake St. Clair. The property was given to the Grosse Pointe community in 1949 by the Alger family. The Grosse Pointe Garden Center was organized for the purpose of providing the community with horticultural and gardening information and education."
"The property has two additions: the War Memorial Center and the William H. Fries Auditorium (for housing the dramatic arts). There is an art school and an exhibit area for art displays."
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Russell A. Alger (former owners); Charles Adams Platt (architect, landscape architect); the Michigan Garden Club; Ellen Shipman (landscape architect); and Vincent DePetris (gardener).
Related Materials:
Grosse Pointe Garden Center related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 slides:, lantern, hand colored.)2 photonegatives (glass)6 slides (col.) (35 mm.)
See others in:
Garden Club of America 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:
For information or study purposes only. 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 -- Michigan -- Grosse Pointe.  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SRS, File MI002
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Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection
Thomas Warren Sears photograph collection / Series 1: Photographic images / United States / Michigan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Seattle -- The Merrill House

Landscape designer:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Architect:
Platt, Charles A. (Charles Adams), 1861-1933  Search this
Landscape architect:
Church, Thomas Dolliver  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Merrill House (Seattle, Washington)
United States of America -- Washington -- King County -- Seattle
Scope and Contents:
The folders include work sheets, narrative history by Mrs. Corydon (Eulalie) Wagner and copies of articles.
Reproduction Note:
Two slides copied from Washington State Historical Society collections, Tacoma, Washington; four from Mrs. Corydon Wagner collection; two from Treasury of American Gardens; one from The American Woman's Garden; and three from unknown sources. One photoprint is copy of original 1928 photoprint.
General:
According to Mrs. Corydon (Eulalie) Wagner, the one acre, European-style garden, was seen at its best when seen from above. A city garden enclosed by high cement walls, it consisted of formal pathways of white pebbles; eight flower beds outlined with dwarf box; and a round pool surrounded by a square qrass bed and parterres. The beds displayed various color schemes of tulips, followed by a "Mille Fleur" perennial garden in the summer. Tea roses were added during the 1920s. After the death of Mrs. Merrill in the 1930s, the family opened the house for charitable organizations, particularly those in which she took an active part. During World War II, Victory Garden vegetables filled in where lilies and holly-hocks grew. The perennial borders were slightly transformed by using annuals, and after the bay trees died in the wooden boxes, they were replaced with tree-tiered topiaries of Ficus. During the 1960s, the Merrill family visited Versailles and its box borders. In order to eliminate the upkeep of the "Mille Fleur" summer garden, Thomas Church designed a box parterre, a miniature version of those at Villandry--eliminating much of Shipman's perennial borders. Kevin Harvey currently plants strongly-shaped and colored perennials into the gravel beds to add year-round interest.
Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Dwight Merrill (former owner, 1910-1964); Eulalie Wagner (former owner, ?-1991); The Merrill Foundation (owners of 1/2 the original property); Charles A. Platt (architect, landscape designer, 1910); Ellen Biddle Shipman (landscape architect, 1915); Thomas Dolliver Church (landscape architect, 1960s); and Kevin Harvey (gardener and designer, 2004).
Related Materials:
The Merrill House related holdings consist of 1 folder (12 35 mm. slides and 4 photoprints)
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 -- Washington (State) -- Seattle  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File WA012
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Washington
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Creator:
Duke University  Search this
Daniel, Larry  Search this
Duke, Sarah P.  Search this
Biddle, Mary Duke  Search this
Parker, John A.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Leong, William B. S.  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Clarke, Lewis  Search this
Landscape designer:
Barnes, Joseph G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
North Carolina -- Durham
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Durham County -- Durham
Date:
04/01/1983
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:
Spring  Search this
Wisteria  Search this
Stairs  Search this
Hand-railing -- Iron  Search this
Gazebos  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NC019004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina / NC019: Durham -- Sarah P. Duke Gardens
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Archives of American Gardens
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Sarah P. Duke Gardens

Creator:
Duke University  Search this
Duke, Sarah P.  Search this
Biddle, Mary Duke  Search this
Parker, John A.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Leong, William B. S.  Search this
Shipman, Ellen  Search this
Clarke, Lewis  Search this
Landscape designer:
Barnes, Joseph G.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
North Carolina -- Durham
United States of America -- North Carolina -- Durham County -- Durham
Date:
04/01/1983
General:
The Sarah P. Duke Gardens began in 1932 and was a major contributor to this garden. In 1937, the Terraces was designed by Ellen Shipman. The Terraces was a contribution of Mrs. Mary Duke Biddle in memory of her mother Sarah P. Duke.
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:
Spring  Search this
Parterres  Search this
Terraces (land forms)  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Walkways, flagstone  Search this
People  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item NC019005
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / North Carolina / NC019: Durham -- Sarah P. Duke Gardens
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref13233

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