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Delray Beach -- Lisa's Garden

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref11953
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb67bfda511-fb97-40dc-a2b7-6e32b362dc54
General
Historic recreation is the theme of the layered tropical garden the current owners have created for their 1929 Mediterranean style house on a ¾ acre site. To escape the redevelopment of its original location along a state road the house was moved to this site by a previous owner in 1972. Although palms, banyans, and hedges were already planted, the property presented a mostly blank canvas to be filled in with colorful tropical shrubs, groundcovers, ferns and vines as well as pots of orchids and gardenias, some hanging from old ficus trees. The circular brick driveway is lined with banyans and bent royal palms that grew from coconuts stuck within the banyan's multiple trunks. Bougainvillea surrounds the front gate and Confederate jasmine surrounds the front door. In the backyard a large Spanish-style fountain is set in a circular brick terrace that is bordered with ixora and hibiscus shrubs and ferns. The rectangular swimming pool with a tiled wall fountain and spa at one end is shaded by a partial allée of tall palms that form a square garden room. Inspiration for the round and square garden features came from the historic Palm Beach gardens at the houses designed by Addison Mizner in the 1920s.
Persons associated with the garden include Albert Parkhouse (former owner, 1930- ); Lawrence Lombard (former owner, circa 1972- ); A. Gran Thornbrough (landscape architect, 2006-2008); Carol Borough Perez (garden designer, dates unknown); Juan Vigoa, (gardener-maintenance, 1986-2017); Sergio Vigoa (unknown).
Former owner
Parkhouse, Albert
Lombard, Lawrence
Landscape architect
Thornbrough, A. Gran
Garden designer
Perez, Carol Borough
Gardener
Vigoa, Juan
Vigoa, Sergio
Provenance
Grass River Garden Club
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Lisa's Garden (Delray Beach, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- Delray Beach
Topic
Gardens -- Florida -- Delray Beach
Former owner
Parkhouse, Albert
Lombard, Lawrence
Landscape architect
Thornbrough, A. Gran
Garden designer
Perez, Carol Borough
Gardener
Vigoa, Juan
Vigoa, Sergio
Provenance
Grass River Garden Club
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Florida
Sponsor
A project to describe images in this finding aid received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care Initiative, administered by the National Collections Program.
Custodial History
The Grass River Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File FL261
Type
Archival materials
Collection Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
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. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Scope and Contents
The folder includes worksheets.
Collection Restrictions
Access to original archival materials 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.
Related Materials
Lisa's Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (3 photographic prints; 25 digital images)
AAG.GCA_ref11953
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210178476-1
Delray Beach -- Lisa's Garden
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