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Evanston -- Shakespeare Garden

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref6763
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb685717c86-7fa7-4b4f-a44a-ebdc404c2017
General
"Formal Tudor garden surrounded by a Hawthorn hedge forming a double wall. Eight large flower beds filled with flowers from Shakespeare's plays and poetry. Elizabethan style bench with embroidery cut into stone along back borer of bench. Shakespeare bust and bench by Hermot."
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Jens Jensen (landscape architect, 1915-1930); the Garden Club of Evanston (gardeners); John Brooks (gardener, landscape designer, 1990); and Mary Molton (horticulturist, 1950-1960s).
Landscape architect
Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951
Gardener
Brooks, John
Landscape designer
Brooks, John
Horticulturist
Molton, Mary
Gardener
Garden Club of Evanston (Evanston, Ill.)
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Shakespeare Garden (Evanston, Ill.)
United States of America -- Illinois -- Cook County -- Evanston
Topic
Gardens -- Illinois -- Evanston
Landscape architect
Jensen, Jens, 1860-1951
Gardener
Brooks, John
Landscape designer
Brooks, John
Horticulturist
Molton, Mary
Gardener
Garden Club of Evanston (Evanston, Ill.)
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Illinois
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.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File IL068
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 Garden Design Magazine, October/November 1996. Garden has been featured in Chicagoland Gardening Magazine, September/October 1996. Garden has been featured in Victoria Magazine, May 1994. Garden has been featured in Garden Design Magazine, October/November 1994. Garden has been featured in Chicago Tribune Newspaper, July 12-18, 1996. Garden has been featured in GCA Annual Meeting Publication, June 1933. Garden has been featured in GCA Annual Meeting Publication, 1993. Garden has been featured in GCA Bulletin, Summer 1985. Garden has been featured in GCA Bulletin, February 1990. Garden has been featured in Laura C. Martin, Gardens of the Heartland (New York: Abbeville Press, 1996). Garden has been featured in Robert E. Grese, Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996).
Scope and Contents
Materials relating to the public garden of Northwestern University located in Evanston, Illinois. The folder includes slide list, descriptions of the slides, plans, brochures, publications which have featured the garden, a plant list, with a description and worksheet completed by GCA researcher Mrs. Charles Schroeder. The garden was designed by the famous landscape architect, Jens Jensen.
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
Shakespeare Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (24 35 mm. slides)
AAG.GCA_ref6763
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AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210179268-1
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