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Akron -- Storksnest

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref15376
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb61a9f58f9-c776-4983-84e2-0dc72a6ff2bf
General
This ten-acre site consists mostly of shade gardens, the largest of which is a hosta garden that contains over 60 varieties and various companion plantings and walkways. The "backbones" of these gardens are extensive walls and terraces of barnstone on various levels. A woods with lovely virgin beech trees and a ravine with many native wildflowers are on the property. In a sunny upper meadow is a walled vegetable and herb garden.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Virginia Stanson (former owner, 1968-1976); Jay Hess (landscape architect, 1970 and 1982); and Wade & Gatton (hosta garden designers, 1994).
Former owner
Stanson, Virginia
Landscape architect
Hess, Jay
Landscape designer
Wade & Gatton
Provenance
Akron Garden Club
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Storksnest (Akron, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Summit County -- Akron
Topic
Gardens -- Ohio -- Akron
Former owner
Stanson, Virginia
Landscape architect
Hess, Jay
Landscape designer
Wade & Gatton
Provenance
Akron Garden Club
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
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 Akron Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File OH214
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.
Bibliography
Garden has been featured in Mary Beth Breckenridge, "Greenery Scenery," The Beacon Journal [Akron], May 15, 1998. Garden has been featured in "Earthly Delights," Beacon: Magazine of the Beacon Journal [Akron], August 27, 1989.
Scope and Contents
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
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
Storksnest related holdings consist of 1 folder (14 35 mm. slides)
AAG.GCA_ref15376
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210184657-1
Akron -- Storksnest
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