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Hobe Sound -- Avenida Gardens

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref11957
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General
Once a part of a much larger property, this dramatic garden is comprised of 13.8 acres between the Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean on Jupiter Island. It is contiguous with another recently submitted garden, FL254000. Avenida derives its name from a long allée of Royal Palms probably planted in the 1930's. Remnants of the original allée remain on this and other neighboring properties. There is a long history of distinguished horticulture on this part of Jupiter Island. It is believed to have been the site of a late nineteenth century horticultural station for the State of Florida where plants were brought by traveling sea captains. Indeed, on the property are several aged trees that may well date back to this time: sausage trees (Kigelia africana) and cannonball trees (Couroupita guianensis).
Throughout the property are, among other plants, large swathes of the current owners' collections of palms, bromeliads and gingers. The hammock area has been left untouched and remains a habitat of ironwood trees and other native plants. Several years ago there was a sighting of a Florida panther. The two long driveways pass through the extensive hammock area to the beachfront, also a part of this property. The current owners have added the water garden, vegetable garden, cutting gardens, landscaping along the driveways, stumpery and palm grove.
Persons associated with the property include Joseph Jefferson (former owner, landscape architect, 1890-1900), Thomas A. and Mary B. Snider (former owners, 1900-1911), Charles B. and Edna Carey Jefferson (former owners, 1911-1914), Arthur B. and Ermina Proal (former owners, 1914-1923), Lucius W. and Ruth de Moss Robinson (1923-1955), Florence R. Gordon (former owner, 1955-?), The Jupiter Island Company (former owner, November, 1955-?), The Van Fleet Family (former owners, dates unknown), The McChristian Family (former owners, 1984-?), The Duke Family (former owners, 1990-?), Rosie McKeever and Bambi Hatch (landscape architects, 1989).
Former owner
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905
Landscape architect
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905
Former owner
Snider, Thomas A.
Snider, Mary B.
Jefferson, Charles B.
Jefferson, Edna Carey
Proal, Arthur B.
Proal, Ermina
Robinson, Lucius W.
Robinson, Ruth de Moss
Gordon, Florence R.
Van Fleet Family
McChristian Family
Duke family
Landscape architect
McKeever, Rosie
Hatch, Bambi
Former owner
Jupiter Island Company
Provenance
Jupiter Island Garden Club
Garden Club of the Halifax Country
Late Bloomers Garden Club
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Avenida Gardens (Hobe Sound, Florida)
United States of America -- Florida -- Martin -- Hobe Sound
Topic
Gardens -- Florida -- Hobe Sound
Former owner
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905
Landscape architect
Jefferson, Joseph, 1829-1905
Former owner
Snider, Thomas A.
Snider, Mary B.
Jefferson, Charles B.
Jefferson, Edna Carey
Proal, Arthur B.
Proal, Ermina
Robinson, Lucius W.
Robinson, Ruth de Moss
Gordon, Florence R.
Van Fleet Family
McChristian Family
Duke family
Landscape architect
McKeever, Rosie
Hatch, Bambi
Former owner
Jupiter Island Company
Provenance
Jupiter Island Garden Club
Garden Club of the Halifax Country
Late Bloomers Garden Club
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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 Jupiter Island Garden Club, Late Bloomers Garden Club and Garden Club of the Halifax County facilitated the 2016 submission of this garden's documentation.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File FL084
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 folders include worksheets, site plans with aerial images, copies of correspondence, historical and other information.
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
Avenida Gardens related holdings consist of 2 folders (36 digital images; 5 4 x 6 in. photographic prints; 16 3.5 x 5 in. photographic prints)
AAG.GCA_ref11957
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210178486-1
Hobe Sound -- Avenida Gardens
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