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Abington Township -- Hidden Glen

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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Pennsylvania
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File PA350
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.
Former owner
Conger, Fred
Conger, Betty
Architect
Brumbaugh, G. Edwin
Milner, John
Landscape designer
Gale, Charles H.
Landscape architect
Peck, Frederick W. G.
Owen B. Schmidt & Sons
Provenance
Huntingdon Valley Garden Club
Related Materials
Hidden Glen related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 35 mm. slides)
Custodial History
The Huntingdon Valley Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
General
Like its neighbor, Hidden Glen Farms (PA348), Hidden Glen features design work by landscape designer Charles Gale. Although a basic garden was in place at the time of Gale's 1983 design, he incorporated the vegetable garden into the overall site plan, while adding a side garden and improving planting around the foundation of the house. Folk art ornaments and sculptures of birds and animals accented the plant material. The garden is noted for its incorporation of colonial (eighteenth-century) design elements in a contemporary setting.
Persons associated with the property include: Charles Gale (landscape designer, 1982); G. Edwin Brumbaugh (architect, 1937, 1966, 1969); Owen B. Schmidt & Sons (landscape architects, 1968); and John Milner (architect, 1981 and 1989).
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.
Type
Archival materials
Scope and Contents
The folder includes a worksheet, a copy of the garden plan, and three photos of the original Charles Gale installation from ca. 1983 (two of the same view).
Bibliography
Garden has been featured in Philadelphia Magazine, October 1982. Garden has been featured in the Philadelphia Flower Show Catalogue, March 1982. Garden has been featured in Architectural Digest, May 1984.
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.
Former owner
Conger, Fred
Conger, Betty
Architect
Brumbaugh, G. Edwin
Milner, John
Landscape designer
Gale, Charles H.
Landscape architect
Peck, Frederick W. G.
Owen B. Schmidt & Sons
Provenance
Huntingdon Valley Garden Club
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Topic
Gardens -- Pennsylvania -- Meadowbrook
Place
Hidden Glen Farms (Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania)
United States of America -- Pennsylvania -- Montgomery County -- Abington Township -- Meadowbrook
Collection Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG.GCA_ref16430
AAG
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62609258f-998f-4ccb-b3bc-3f68e278b360
sova.aag.gca_ref16430
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210185539-0
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