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Planter, "Rustic Flower Stand No. 1"

Manufacturer:
Miller Iron Company  Search this
Medium:
Cast iron, paint
Dimensions:
36 × 36 in. (91.4 × 91.4 cm)
Style:
Rustic
Type:
Planters (Ferneries)
Origin:
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Date:
ca. 1870
Period:
Victorian (1837-1901)
Topic:
cast iron  Search this
Outdoor ornaments  Search this
pedestals  Search this
urns  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
planters (containers)  Search this
Rustic  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian Gardens, Horticultural Artifacts Collection.
Accession number:
1983.007.a, b, c
Restrictions & Rights:
Access to original artifacts 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 Smithsonian Gardens: gardens@si.edu
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Horticultural Artifacts Collection
Data Source:
Smithsonian Gardens
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hac_1983.007.a__b__c

Sun-shade patterns of leaf carotenoid composition in 86 species of neotropical forest plants

Author:
Virgo, Aurelio  Search this
Jahns, Peter  Search this
Winter, Klaus  Search this
Aranda, Jorge E.  Search this
Beisel, Kim G.  Search this
Matsubara, Shizue  Search this
Krause, G. Heinrich  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2009
Topic:
Tropics  Search this
Biology  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_77423

Florentine Craftsmen records

Creator:
Florentine Craftsmen  Search this
Names:
Florentine Craftsmen  Search this
Extent:
2 Cubic feet (82 items.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Fliers (printed matter)
Brochures
Photographs
Catalogs
Date:
1921-1976
Summary:
The Florentine Craftsman Collection contains trade literature and photographic images compiled by the Florentine Craftsmen firm of Long Island City, New York, dating from 1921 to 1976. Most of the manufacturers' literature--including catalogs, flyers, and brochures--deals with outdoor furniture and ornaments, iron work fixtures, and railings. Some of the materials relate specifically to product lines by Florentine Craftsmen, though most illustrate the work of other manufacturers of outdoor furnishings.
Biographical/Historical note:
Florentine Craftsmen was established in New York City in 1915 as a manufacturer of hand-crafted garden statuary and ornaments, fountains, outdoor furniture, planters and other garden items. According to company literature, the product line was based on original designs and molds developed by Florentine Craftsmen founder Vincent Primavera, an Italian émigré and artisan. Acquired by Kenneth Lynch & Sons, Inc. in 2011, Florentine Craftsmen continues to put out different product lines of garden furnishings and ornaments.
Provenance:
Donated by Skip Brown of Florentine Craftsmen to the Horticulture Services Division (later Smithsonian Gardens).
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:
Garden structures  Search this
Plant containers  Search this
Garden ornaments and furniture  Search this
Genre/Form:
Fliers (printed matter)
Brochures
Photographs
Catalogs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Florentine Craftsmen records.
Identifier:
AAG.FLO
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-flo

Mabel Cabot Sedgwick Glass Negative collection

Photographer:
Lee, James S.  Search this
Gardner, John L.  Search this
Manning, J. W.  Search this
Creator:
Sedgwick, Mabel Cabot  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Cubic feet (120 glass plate negatives.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Negatives
Date:
circa 1900-1907
Summary:
The Mabel Cabot Sedgwick Collection consists of approximately 120 glass negatives of images used in Sedgwick's book, The Garden Month by Month, published by the F.A. Stokes Company in New York, 1907. The book, which describes the appearance, color, cultivation and blooming dates for various plants, contains half-tone engravings taken from these photographs of growing plants.
Biographical/Historical note:
Mabel Cabot Sedgwick (1873-1937) was an accomplished gardener and horticulturist who designed the gardens at Long Hill, the 114-acre estate in Beverly, Massachusetts she shared with her husband, Atlantic Monthly editor and publisher Ellery Sedgwick.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Gardens by Mrs. John E. Lockwood in 1996.
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:
Plants  Search this
Genre/Form:
Negatives
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Mabel Cabot Sedgwick Glass Negative Collection.
Identifier:
AAG.SDG
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aag-sdg

Palm Beach -- Casa de Miel

Former owner:
Craig, Frank  Search this
Rich, R. T.  Search this
Walsh, Cornelius  Search this
Architect:
Volk, John L.  Search this
Smith, Jeffery W.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Nievera, Mario  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Casa de Miel (Palm Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach County -- Palm Beach
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
Casa de Miel was built in Mediterranean Revival style in 1927 by architect John L. Volk, with revisions and new landscaping by the current owners. The two-thirds acre property includes a swimming pool and two pavilions, an orchid house, furnished loggia, guest house, formal patio and putting green which replaced the original tennis court. The design of the plantings and placement of outdoor furnishings and planted containers are mostly symmetrical. Two original wall fountains on the house now are used as containers for flowers. Container plantings are featured throughout the property to soften the predominant hardscape. Tall hedges have been grown for privacy and as shields against sea salt and winds. Sculptures also are featured, including one by Fernando Botero at the entry and another by Barry Flanagan set among palm trees. The plant selection is appropriate for the tropical climate, including palms, bougainvillea, hedges of confederate jasmine, ficus and podocarpus, agave, and tropical annuals.
Persons associated with the property include: Frank Craig (former owner 1927-1933); R. T. Rich (former owner, 1933-1955); Cornelius Walsh (former owner, 1955-1997); John L. Volk (1901-1984) (original architect, 1927); Jeffrey W. Smith (architect, 1998-2001); Mario Nievera (landscape architect, 1998-2001); Fernando Silva (gardener, 2001-present); Barry Flanagan (1941-2009) (sculptor); Fernando Botero (sculptor).
Related Materials:
Casa de Miel related holdings consist of 1 folder (18 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Topic:
Gardens -- Florida -- Palm Beach  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File FL249
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref12020

Owings Mills -- Mrs. Hathaway's Garden

Provenance:
Garden Club of Twenty  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Mrs. Hathaway's Garden (Owings Mills, Maryland)
United States of America -- Maryland -- Baltimore -- Owings Mills
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
With only a rudimentary plan at the start, one owner has been gardening this 13.5 acre property since 1953, appreciating and augmenting the beauty of the natural setting. First, a house was built among aged beech trees already growing on the undeveloped site and then the undergrowth in woodlands was cleared and three foot borders were dug at the edges, intended for cultivated flowers and shrubs. The borders were widened, eventually to twelve feet and dogwood trees were planted under taller native trees (over 100 to 250 years old) including American beech, oaks and tulip poplars, appreciated for their lacy effect in spring and color in fall. Evergreens and other perennials with variegated foliage were planted in darker, shady areas to mimic dappled sunlight, a technique the owner learned in Scotland. A spring on the property was dammed to create a pond and a cut made by a bulldozer was turned into a spring bulb garden planted with daffodils. The gardens have been worked for sixty years and have changed every few years as trees grow or die off, affecting the amount of light reaching the understories. Cultivars that grow successfully here are used repeatedly, such as New Dawn rose varieties, and this gives coherence to the large property.
On the west side of the house there is a formal kitchen garden comprised of four bow-knot shaped boxwood parterres with a holly standard in the center of each. In the kitchen garden beds there are rose bushes, flowers, herbs and lettuces. A stone path leads to rose and cutting garden beds, and beyond them a former children's playhouse supports climbing roses, with peonies planted at the foundation. There is a small greenhouse tucked in next to the main house, planted containers along the driveway, and an espaliered tree on the side of the house. To the east there are additional deep flower borders fronting the woodlands. Two long rows of double sets of free-standing trellises covered with roses and clematis looked like railroad tracks when they were bare but now look more like pergolas as the vines meet over the grass walkway. A blue-painted teak bench was placed at the edge of the woodlands, copying an idea from Hidcote in England. Ornate cast iron gates that are a focal point in the back lawn mark the entrance to the swimming pool otherwise hidden behind tall hemlock hedges.
Related Materials:
Mrs. Hathaway's Garden related holdings consist of 2 folders (7 35mm slides (photographs); 72 digital images)
See others in:
Eleanor Weller collection, circa 1981-1993.
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 -- Owings Mills  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MD277
See more items in:
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-ref14209

Sewickley -- Topiary Folly

Former owner:
Robinson, Stewart, Mrs.  Search this
Devins, Harry  Search this
Devins, Harry Mrs  Search this
Woodland designer:
Smith, Elise Keely  Search this
Gardening services:
Vaccaro, Michele  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Allegheny County  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Topiary Folly (Sewickley, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Allegheny -- Sewickley
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and a photocopy of an article.
General:
The fenced one-acre property had a sloping terraced garden on three levels with a woodlands in back and a circa 1955 house with French-influenced styling. The holly foundation hedge was diseased, an arbor vitae hedge had grown out of bounds, the perennials and flowering shrubs on the terraces had become unsightly, and the woodlands, which were populated by deer, needed clearing and shaping. The first project was the woodlands: a meandering path and brick seating area were installed and the cleared understory was replanted with azaleas, rhododendrons and oak leaf hydrangeas. Below the woodlands a 30 by 60 feet open space was a trial area for roses and hydrangeas but now is planted with a circle of clipped boxwood surrounding yellow roses and an antique iron urn, with an outer circle of clipped white azaleas surrounding topiary balls.
The three terraces are marked off by low dry stone walls and feature alternating shapes of topiary boxwood and arbor vitae in beds approximately 100 feet long, separated by gravel paths. Occasional statues and planted containers enhance the formality of the terrace garden. At the end of these rows there is a rose arbor that marks the beginning of another garden, perpendicular to the terraces, that has more topiary shapes, roses, perennials and occasionally annuals planted in rows. In front of the house the foundation beds are planted with various shaped topiary, too.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mrs. Stewart Robinson (former owner, 1955-1974); Mr. and Mrs. Harry Devins (former owners, 1974-2006); Elise Keely Smith (woodland designer, 2006); Michele Vaccaro (gardening services, 2006).
Related Materials:
Topiary Folly related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 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 -- Pennsylvania -- Sewickley  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA739
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref16577

Fair Haven -- Eudymonia

Landscape designer:
Moreau, Joseph  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Eudymonia (Fair Haven, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Fair Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on less than one acre, this charming garden was designed by landscape designer, Joseph Moreau. Garden features include arbors, birdbaths, outbuildings, terraces, walkways, gates and treillage amongst flower beds, bulbs, plant containers and shrubbery.
Persons associated with this garden are Joseph Moreau (landscape designer, 1980).
Related Materials:
Eudymonia related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 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 -- New Jersey -- Fair Haven  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ510
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20079

Fair Haven -- Waterside

Former owner:
Jay, Jim  Search this
Jay, Michael  Search this
Grey, Kristen  Search this
Grey, Ronald  Search this
Bahr, William  Search this
Bahr, Sarah  Search this
Henning, Sarah  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Waterside (Fair Haven, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Monmouth County -- Fair Haven
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
General:
Located on one half acre, this garden uses every bit of land to its fullest. Tucked snuggly on a hillside overlooking a pond and river, landscape designers William and Sarah Bahr and Sandy Henning have used stairs, fences, retaining walls, rockwork, terraces and walkways in their designs and added naturalized and foundation plantings, containers and flower beds along the steep slope that descends from the house to the pond below.
Persons associated with this garden are Wopat (former owner, prior to 1995); Kristen and Ronald Grey (1995); Jim and Michael Joy (former owners, 1999-2004); William and Sarah Bahr (landscape designers, 2001); Steven J. Gassert (architect, 2001) and Sandy Henning (landscape designer, 2004).
Related Materials:
Waterside related holdings consist of 1 folder (5 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 -- New Jersey -- Fair Haven  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ511
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20080

Moorestown -- Century Garden

Former owner:
Hinchman, Samuel  Search this
Hinchman, Rebecca  Search this
Dubel, Michael  Search this
Strawbridge, Edward  Search this
Strawbridge, Esther  Search this
Sutton, Batholomew J.  Search this
Sutton, Carrie F.  Search this
Froelicher, Anna S.  Search this
Provenance:
Rumson Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Century Garden (Moorestown, New Jersey)
United States of America -- New Jersey -- Burlington County -- Moorestown
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
General:
Located on less than an acre, Century Garden was once a part of Pinehurst Estate. A historical plaque placed on the property by the Historical Society of Moorestown indicates the oldest portion of Pinehurst Estate dates back to 1849. The home on Century Garden property was a tenant house for the estate and has now been in the same family for three generations. The property has been divided into sections for landscaping and each section has gone through different uses. During World War II, a victory garden was planted to the rear of the house. The entire yard was always used for children's imaginative play and games.
Today the garden features two patios separated by a serpentine stone path, a small tree shaded room, a circular flower bed bordered by a stone path, a small bowl shaped pond with surrounding ivy covered brick walls that was rescued from a property being demolished nearby and three arbors. Other features include: benches, birdbaths, trails, a tool shed and plant containers.
There are very old plantings on the property including a silver maple, holly, wisteria, hydrangeas, peonies, forsythia, azaleas, mock orange, wegelia and privet hedge. Also, many grasses and perennials and wildflowers have been planted in recent years.
Previous owners of the property are: Samuel and Rebecca Hinchman (1849-1862), Michael Dubel (1862), Edward and Esther Strawbridge (pre-1903), Bartholomew J. and Carrie F. Sutton (post-1903), Anna S. Froelicher (pre-2005)
Related Materials:
Century Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (8 35 mm. slides (photographs) and 4 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 -- New Jersey -- Moorestown  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File NJ515
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / New Jersey
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref20150

Bethlehem -- Baker/Linder Garden

Former owner:
Curtis, G.  Search this
Sculptor:
Rivera, Michael  Search this
Provenance:
Connecticut Valley Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Baker/Linder Garden (Bethlehem, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Litchfield -- Bethlehem
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Four acres of this nine acre hillside property comprise gardens, the house, art studio and outbuildings, with another five acres kept in hay. Doing all the work themselves for the last 25 years the current owners limbed up and contoured existing overgrown trees and shrubs into cloud-like shapes and clipped and cleared out underbrush from an overgrown tangle of juniper, Mugo pine, Alberta spruce, yew and japonica to create the space underneath for a secret garden of hosta, astilbe, lamium, pachysandra and ferns. Many more conifers were added to the stands of spruce and dwarf conifers installed by the previous owners. Planting beds were shaped and filled with massed perennials, ground covers and shrubs, with a limited selection of varieties chosen to achieve a calmer effect. There are three connecting perennial gardens, a formal boxwood garden, and a rose garden, planted containers around the swimming pool and the house, and a woodland walk with 50 varieties of hostas. The house was fitted out with large picture windows for viewing the garden and the Litchfield Hills that are 35 miles in the distance. A swimming pool was designed by them and built on a plateau the owners dug out of their sloping property.
The owners have propagated most of the boxwood, built walls, borders and walkways from rocks found on the property, and built a wattle arbor and gate from branches. Plant materials are saved all season and dried and turned into artwork sold in a sideline business.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. G. Curtis (former owners, 1959-1989); Ralph Schuler (rock wall contractor, 1994); Phil Dobson (pool contractor, 1989); John Deak (building contractor, 1998); Michael Rivera (sculptor "Split Bamboo", 2000).
Related Materials:
Baker/Linder Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (49 digital images, 23 photographic prints and 2 oversize plans)
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 -- Connecticut -- Bethlehem  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT731
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref21443

Hartford -- Scarborough Farm

Former owner:
DiBatiste, Tony  Search this
Goodwin, Ruth Cheney  Search this
Cheney, Charles A.  Search this
Levin, Richard C.  Search this
Lappin, W. Robert  Search this
Creator:
Morris, Benjamin W. (Benjamin Wistar), 1870-1944  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Hartford  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Scarborough Farm (Hartford, Connecticut)
United States of America -- Connecticut -- Hartford County -- Hartford
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, biographical information, photocopies of articles and a bibliography of background materials.
General:
The 4.79-acre property with a red brick Tudor influenced mansion built in 1913, and the grounds, were in disrepair in 1994 when the current owner gave it a name and began restorations. Mature trees including fruit trees were kept and augmented with more trees and shrubs in front of the house and in the center of the circular driveway. Many garden room designs were inspired by visits to gardens in England and Ireland, and garden features were acquired following visits to gardens in Europe and the American southwest. The owners added an outdoor kitchen to a patio with ornamental ironwork that had been built by the original owners in 1926. A nearby stone fireplace that is used year round was inspired by the outdoor fire pits in New Mexico. Three terraces or tiers divided by low stonewalls and new plantings connect the patio to the swimming pool. On the uppermost terrace there is a formal parterre garden with boxwood hedges and pincushion topiary. Grass walkways on the terraces are bordered by continuous blooms; lilies are favored and other perennials are added to extend bloom time. There is another patio with a hot tub, Adirondack chairs, and a stone lantern. A rustic arbor and stone steps lead to a lower garden and the vestigial Park River. The newest garden room close to the river is Asian-inspired, with Japanese cherry trees, dogwood, magnolia and weeping evergreen and a red painted footbridge over a stone 'river'.
On the north side of the property a restored former pony barn is used for storing garden tools. Nearby there is a new heated chicken house and vegetable garden with fruit trees enclosed by a white picket fence. A cutting garden with ironwork arches at each end has been added. Outside the kitchen there is a large herb garden, wall fountain on a gray fence, and a grape arbor on the site of a former dog pen. Other garden rooms include rose beds and a shade garden with hosta, fern, lily-of-the-valley and trillium. Flowering shrubs include lilac, mature rhododendron, and mountain laurel, the Connecticut state flower. There are extensive vines including eight varieties of clematis, three varieties of honeysuckle, trumpet vines and wisteria. Garden ornaments include a statue of Neptune next to the swimming pool, a tall angel on the patio near the outdoor kitchen, a large stone face set in one of the terraces, many planted containers and urns, and an armillary sphere.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles A. and Ruth Cheney Goodwin (former owners, 1913-1953); Richard C. Levin (former owner, circa 1956-1970); W. Robert Lappin (former owner, 1970-1994); Benjamin Wistar Morris (1870-1944) (architect, 1913); Tony DiBatiste (gardener, circa 1913-1954).
Related Materials:
Scarborough Farm related holdings consist of 1 folder (53 digital images and 11 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 -- Connecticut -- Hartford  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CT753
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Connecticut
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Los Angeles -- Bennett Garden

Landscape architect:
Fletcher, Robert M., d. 1995  Search this
Benner, Patricia  Search this
Landscape designer:
Tichenor, Brian M.  Search this
Horton, Judy M.  Search this
Provenance:
Hancock Park Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Bennett Garden (Los Angeles, California)
United States of America -- California -- Los Angeles -- Los Angeles
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photo copies of articles.
General:
Located on 1/4 of an acre, the first Bennett garden in Los Angeles, designed in 1994-95, reflected the owner's Midwestern roots and love of English cottage gardens, with picket fences and lots of colorful flowers. In 2003, that garden was replaced with one that would be more appropriate to the Mediterranean climate of southern California. It included a terrace with a wisteria-crowned pergola and an outdoor fireplace for outdoor living. The Bennett Garden featured a limited palette, mostly shades of green, yellow and white, with contrasting textures. The lawn was reduced and perennials and bulbs spilled over the stone walkways and planted containers. Non-fruiting olive trees with soft green leaves gave height to the garden and an olive hedge disguised the vegetable and cutting garden that was planted behind the house in two wedge-shaped beds. A rectangular dark reflecting pool with steps forming a bridge was installed and filled with mosquito fish for insect and algae control. Fig trees were planted in front of a separate garden room and trained to grow together to provide shade for the outbuilding during the hot summer months and let in light in the winter, a passive solar design. This garden was maintained organically without pesticides or fertilizer.
The garden also features includes furniture purchased in England.
Persons associated with the garden include Robert Fletcher (landscape architect, 1987-1988); M. Brian Tichenor (landscape designer, 1988); Patricia Brenner (landscape architect, 1990); Judy Horton (landscape designer, 2003).
Related Materials:
Bennett Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (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.
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Topic:
Gardens -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File CA468
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Wyndmoor -- Foxlea

Former owner:
Sinkler, Wharton  Search this
Sinkler, Wharton Mrs  Search this
Rotan, Samuel P. Mrs  Search this
Rotan, Samuel  Search this
Rotan, Allethaire  Search this
University of Pennsylvania  Search this
Architect:
McGoodwin, Robert A.  Search this
Provenance:
Wissahickon Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Foxlea (Wyndmoor, Pennslyvania)
United States of America -- Pennslyvania -- Montgomery -- Wyndmoor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and photocopies of articles.
General:
Foxlea is one of four parcels from a larger estate known as Lane's End, comprising 4.5 acres with intimate garden rooms between buildings, a large lawn with an orchard, and a bordering 31 acre meadow that is conserved open space. The Tudor style buildings on the property include a 16th century cottage and architectural components imported from England in the 1920's by the originator of the estate, Allethaire Rotan, and assembled by architect Robert Rotan McGoodwin. The current owners constructed their residence by adding a conservatory connecting their cottage to a former woodshed that had been used as a garage. A former stable was converted to a studio and rental apartment in 2007, and other repurposed outbuildings include a former sheep shed and a feed and seed house. The buildings are clustered like a small village around a courtyard. The garden rooms include a formal parterre garden installed in 2002, a vegetable and fruit garden, an orchard, and a grid garden planted with succulents, herbs and annuals.
The parterre garden has four boxwood edged beds around a central pool with a lead fountain of a putto holding a fish. In each quadrant there is a variegated willow tree standard with tulips and allium in the spring followed by lavender in summer. The courtyard adjoining the parterre garden has planted containers, with more planted troughs outside the kitchen door.The grid garden next to the converted stable is inside a high wall with a moon gate, with a bisecting path of stepping stones.The vegetable garden is protected by deer netting; the chicken yard next to it has three cherry trees and abuts a hornbeam hedge with an arched opening planted in 2002. Other features of the gardens include espaliered Asian pear trees, planted troughs, a large lawn with native trees and an evolving orchard, and the common meadow with naturalized daffodils and narcissus.
See also Lane's End (AAG# PA026000).
Samuel and Allethaire Rotan (former owners, 1917-1940); Wharton and Louise Sinkler (former owners, 1940-1972); University of Pennsylvania (former owner, 1972-2000); Robert Rodes McGoodwin (architect, mid-1920's).
Related Materials:
Foxlea related holdings consist of 1 folder (30 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Wyndmoor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File PA735
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Washington -- Rackley Garden

Former owner:
Bankhead, William Brockman, 1874-1940  Search this
Keck, Andrew  Search this
Keck, Andrew Mrs  Search this
Garden co-designer:
Boasberg, Susan  Search this
Provenance:
Georgetown Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Place:
Rackley Garden (Washington, D.C.)
United States of America -- District of Columbia -- Washington
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
General:
A small formal urban garden extends the living area of a 1930's colonial style house with comfortable seating on the sunnier side and outdoor dining furniture on the shadier side, directly behind the house. French doors and flanking full-length windows also connect the outdoor room with the living room inside. The walled garden that was planted in the late 1990's is bisected by a wide brick path with a diamond-shaped lozenge centered by a small stone fish pond. There are patches of lawn bordered by miniature boxwood hedges and behind them are flowering shrubs and trees, including climbing roses, wisteria and clematis that all flower together. More flower beds at the rear of the garden feature the color blue which is cooling and seems to extend the space. Planted here are a vitex tree, hosta, scabiosa, speedwell, columbine, creeping phlox, catmint and ajuga. Pairs of antique and classically styled planted containers are placed throughout the garden, and a crate in the alley outside the garden wall holds surplus annuals. The formal design features were inspired by the Federal style of nearby Tudor Place and the gothic style of the National Cathedral garden close while the dense plantings were designed to soften the straight edges.
Persons associated with the garden include: William Brockman Bankhead and family (former owners, 1939-1969); Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Sager Keck (former owners, 1969-1994); Susan Boasberg (garden co-designer, late 1990's).
Related Materials:
Rackley Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 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:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Washington (D.C.) -- Georgetown  Search this
Genre/Form:
Digital images
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File DC161
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Kaneohe -- Nottage Garden

Garden designer:
Nottage, Lois  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Honolulu  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Nottage Garden (Kaneohe, Hawaii)
United States of America -- Hawaii -- Honolulu County -- Kaneohe
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, photocopies of articles, and other information.
General:
Native Hawaiians built fish ponds from lava rocks in the 1400s that developers filled in the 1940s to produce ocean front housing sites. The Nottage Garden is located on 17,500 square feet of this fill, mostly heavy clay harvested from nearby reefs in Kane'ohe Bay. Starting in 1955, the owners have created an informal tropical garden stocked with native Polynesian and Asian trees and perennials that surrounds their self-designed house and continues to the bay. An open Dutch door provides an ocean view from the house, and the front deck and ocean side terrace are furnished for outdoor living. Several varieties of palm trees grow on the perimeter of the property along with lychee, lime, lemon, papaya and banana trees that provide fruit and privacy. Colorful bromeliads, hibiscus, ti and bougainvillea grow alongside abundant ferns, blue sandpaper, stephanotis, and golden dewdrop vines and bonsai.
The garden incorporates artifacts and plants of the Hawaiian culture. Lava rock is used for retaining walls and large basins once used for crushing rocks are now planting containers. Garden ornaments include green glass fishing floats from Japan. The owners planted Hala trees that served many purposes historically, including fiber for weaving and wood for implements.
Persons associated with the garden include Lois Nottage (garden designer, 1955 to present).
Related Materials:
Nottage Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Hawaii -- Kaneohe  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File HI033
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Lake Forest -- House of the Four Winds

Garden restoration:
Bergmann, Craig K.  Search this
Landscape architect:
Nichols, Rose Standish  Search this
Architect of house:
Shaw, Howard Van Doren  Search this
Former owner:
McBirney, Hugh J. Mrs  Search this
Coffey, Jack C.  Search this
Coffey, Jack C. Mrs.  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Guild of Winnetka  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
House of the Four Winds (Lake Forest, Illinois)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Lake -- Lake Forest
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and an article.
General:
The garden at the House of the Four Winds was originally designed circa 1908 by architect Howard Van Doren Shaw and planted the following year by landscape architect Rose Standish Nichols. At that time the property comprised 5.29 acres and was a summer home sited to catch breezes off Lake Michigan. The hardscape designed by Shaw included two long pools or rills on different levels on the longitudinal axis from the house to the exedra and small fountains at the rear of the property. Stone benches and low walls were included in the hard scape design as well as an arched stone and wrought iron gateway. Shaw was said to be inspired by the Generalife Gardens at the Alhambra in Spain, and included water jets in the rills for spray. Rose Standish Nichols designed the formal garden borders in the upper and lower pool gardens as well as another formal side garden to the east. The property was subdivided in 1955, and House of the Four Winds currently comprises almost two acres.
The garden nearly was lost for 50 years until bits of the original hardscape were noticed, which led to the excavation of the two long pools and a complete renovation of blue stone walkways. Trees that had grown over and shaded the formal flower beds were removed. Hornbeam, yew and boxwood hedges and grass walkways outline the redesigned perennial flower beds, limited in color to purples, blues, pinks and whites at the owners' request. A tall boxwood hedge in the upper pool garden is clipped into an undulating shape, while other boxwood are clipped into conical or spherical shapes. There are planted containers at the exedra and near the house, original statues and fountains as well as original stone benches.
This garden was featured in the Garden Conservancy's Open Days directory in 2009.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Johnston McBirney (former owners, 1909-1954); Isabel M. Stimson (former owner, 1954-1955); Mr. and Mrs. Harry N. Bryant (former owners, 1955); Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Coffey (former owners, 1955-1959); Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wolcott Henry, Jr. (former owners, 1959-1972); Nancy Cummings Henry (former owner, 1972-1974); Howard Van Doren Shaw (architect of house and garden hard scape, 1908); Rose Standish Nichols (landscape architect, 1909-1911); Craig Bergmann (garden restoration, circa 2000 - 2002)
Related Materials:
House of the Four Winds related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 digital prints, 21 digital images + 3 lantern slides)
Additional materials also located in the Lake Forest Public Library, Lake Forest, Illinois.
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Illinois -- Lake Forest  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File IL009
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Monroe -- Boxwood Court

Former owner:
Monk, Thomas  Search this
Emerson, Arthur James  Search this
Emerson, Arthur James Mrs.  Search this
Monk, Thomas Mrs.  Search this
Mcdonald, Jesse Emerson  Search this
Architect:
Mattison, William  Search this
Ledbetter, Lee Harrison  Search this
Landscape architect:
Sawyer, Brian  Search this
Provenance:
Monroe Garden Study League  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Boxwood Court (Monroe, Louisiana)
United States of America -- Louisiana -- Ouachita County -- Monroe
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, plant list, and written interview with the owner.
General:
Boxwood Court is named for its more than 250 clipped boxwoods that fill the entrance garden for the English cottage style house originally built in 1926, with two recent additions. The property, which is less than one acre, has been owned by members of one family for more than 70 years. A pierced brick wall that surrounds the property and a live oak tree (affectionately named 'Rachel') planted in 1942 are the remaining features of earlier gardens that have been restored. The boxwoods are clipped into mounds of differing sizes and contrast with the ferns and ground covers planted nearby. A custom made Chippendale style gate opens onto a walkway to the smaller formal back garden, where a Japanese maple tree grows in each of the four corners of the geometrically laid out, brick-edged borders. A brick fish pond fed by three spigots is on one side, and on the other side there is a patio with a barbeque grill set into a brick wall. Azaleas, hydrangeas and camellias are planted in this section of the garden and an antique urn in front of a camellia screen is filled with seasonal plantings. Other plants in this garden include southern magnolia and confederate jasmine for fragrance.
Whimsical elements include two sculpted concrete chairs reminiscent of Alice in Wonderland and the turtle stepping stone path into the back garden. A pierced ironwork gate separates the driveway from another paved terrace with planted containers and a hedge of holly trimmed into poles.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Monk (former owners, 1927-1931); Dr. and Mrs. Arthur James Emerson (former owners, 1932-1976); Mrs. Jesse Emerson McDonald (former owner, 1976-1986); William L. Mattison (architect, 1984); Lee Harrison Ledbetter (architect, 1997); Brian Sawyer (landscape architect, 1997).
Related Materials:
Boxwood Court related holdings consist of 1 folder (17 35mm slides)
Collection Restrictions:
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Topic:
Gardens -- Louisiana -- Monroe  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File LA102
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Northeast Harbor -- Western Way

Former owner:
Wheelwright, Mary C.  Search this
Jeffries, E.  Search this
McClennan, H.H.  Search this
Rivers, Henry C.  Search this
Miller, Gerald L.  Search this
Valenzuela Bock, Alex  Search this
Valenzuela Bock, Sally Tyson  Search this
Landscape architect:
Kettlety, Karen  Search this
Dindal, Christopher J.  Search this
Bracale, Dennis  Search this
Morgan Wheelock Incorporated  Search this
Provenance:
Garden Club of Mount Desert  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Western Way (Northeast Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock -- Northeast Harbor
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and information about the history of the site.
General:
The first action taken by the owners of the one and one-third acres property was to replace the 19th century four-story shingle style cottage used as a reading room by the original owners, the Wheelwright family, with a modern multi-level house. The property is on a rocky cliff on Mount Desert Island facing the Atlantic Ocean with a 270 degree view. The differing levels and buildings are connected with native stone or wooden steps and wooden and native stone slab bridges over a wet weather stream. There is a shade garden nestled between buildings, a poppy-filled terrace shaded by tall evergreens that has two huge saucers, one a birdbath filled with water and the other a container garden filled with succulents. On the path that descends to the ocean there is a teak pergola with pink climbing roses and outdoor seating. There are two cutting gardens, a colorful one at the foundation of the house and the other filled with shade tolerant perennials under old growth fir trees. Further down the path there is a rock garden known as the hidden garden, with pots of grasses, herbs and succulents.
Most of the original native trees were preserved despite the new construction on the site, and were supplemented with other native specimens. Weather resistant turned concrete containers that are made in Maine and other planted containers are placed throughout on the stone steps and stone terrace as well as on the house's deck and bridge to the guest house/garage. Native grasses and mosses also fit into this garden's design.
Persons associated with the garden include Mary C. Wheelwright (former owner, -1919); E. Jeffries and H.H. McClennan (former owners, 1919- ); Henry C. Rivers (former owner, 1960's); Gerald L. Miller (former owner, 1971- ); Alex and Sally Tyson Valenzuela Bock (former owners, 1982-1995); Karen Kettlety (landscape architect, 2000- ); Christopher J. Dindal of Morgan Wheelock, Inc. (landscape architect, 2005- ); Dennis Bracale (landscape architect, 2007- )
Related Materials:
Western Way related holdings consist of 1 folder (31 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Maine -- Northeast Harbor  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File ME187
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Laurel -- Jefcoat Garden

Landscape designer:
Blake, Edward L., Jr  Search this
Provenance:
Laurel Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Jefcoat Garden (Laurel, Mississippi)
United States of America -- Mississippi -- Jones -- Laurel
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and other documentation.
General:
Earlier gardens for the 1929 brick house were in ruins and overgrown when the current owners began work on the 1.6 acre property in 1995. Ten years later their landscaping and design visions were realized in a stroll garden in a park-like setting with old trees, dense green hedges delineating borders, drifts of flowering camellias and jasmine, fresh St. Augustine grass, and concrete farm troughs repurposed as fountains and plant containers. Hurricane Katrina swept through in August 2010 uprooting all of the trees in back of the house and smashing some of the hedges. The new plan called for more dense plantings of hedges for privacy, including firs, hollies, magnolias, camellias and privet. A shade garden that had lilies, hostas, hydrangeas and ferns lost its protective oak tree and was replanted with indigenous grasses with coral-bark and Japanese maples. A pergola covered with Confederate jasmine at the entrance to the garden from the parking area survived the storm and is completely encased in flowering vines. A secret moss garden with repurposed paving stones used for a wall and terrace became a ruins garden after winter weather caused the stones to crack.
Jefcoat Garden was inspired by European gardens including the Villa d'Este-Tivoli in Italy and late 18th and early 19th century French and English gardens. Contemporary influences include Piet Oudolf's use of ornamental grasses and Luis Barragan's concrete garden designs. Two containers on the back terrace hold shrubs from Mississippi writers' gardens that the owners have helped restore: a camellia from Eudora Welty's garden and a gardenia from William Faulkner's landscape at Rowan Oak.
Persons associated with the garden include J. Lowery Collins (former owner, 1929); Eugene Bush (former owner, 1950s); and Edward L. Blake, Jr. (landscape designer, 1995-2005, consultant 2005-2010).
Related Materials:
Jefcoat Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
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Topic:
Gardens -- Mississippi -- Laurel  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MS066
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