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Aldie -- Stoke

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref18785
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6c90ee390-8873-469d-aee5-f93f43ed8639
General
The garden has a broad lawn leading to the Mediterranean style house, alongside of which is an arcade of pillars with trellises, fronted by a flower border. There are flagstone and brick walkways and a balustrade wall. A formal flower garden is planted in bordered beds with a hedge surrounding it.
The property was purchased by Colonel Floyd Harris, a wealthy sportsman, in 1907. His wife, Eleanor Truax Harris was the first president of the Aldie Horticultural Society, founded in 1923. She developed a daffodil variety named "Stoke" after her home. The Garden Club of Virginia established a perpetual award in her honor in 1937, named the Eleanor Truax Harris Challenge Cups, which are awarded annually in three categories (Daffodil, Rose or Lily).
Persons associated with the garden include Colonel Floyd Harris and Eleanor Truax Harris (former owners, 1907-1937).
Former owner
Harris, Eleanor Truax, 1868-1937
Harris, Floyd
Provenance
Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Stoke (Aldie, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Loudoun County -- Aldie
Topic
Gardens -- Virginia -- Aldie
Former owner
Harris, Eleanor Truax, 1868-1937
Harris, Floyd
Provenance
Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
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 Fauquier and Loudoun Garden Club is associated with the documentation of this garden.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File VA034
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 and a brief description of the gardens from 1921.
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
Stoke related holdings consist of 1 folder (7 3 x 4 in. glass lantern slides)
AAG.GCA_ref18785
Large EAD
AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210187702-1
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