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Bar Harbor -- Garland Farm

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref8155
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General
After Beatrix Farrand moved from Reef Point, she built an addition for herself onto the home of Lewis and Amy Garland, the longtime caretakers of Reef Point. Farrand selected her favorite plants and architectural elements and transplanted them to Garland Farm. After Farrand's death in 1959, the Garland's took care of the garden until they sold the property in ca. 1969. The front garden was framed with Reef Point fence and incorporated Asian and native plants. The main garden, at the back of the wing, contained elements of Farrand's herbaceous plant collection. This garden consists of rectangular beds with gravel paths between. The central panels are mostly heaths and heathers from Farrand's collection. On January 9, 2004, Garland Farm was purchased by the Beatrix Farrand Society. Their purpose is to repair the house and restore the gardens back to Farrand's design in order to serve as a center for research and activities.
Person(s) associated with the garden include(s): Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Garland (former owners); Amy Garland (former owner, 1964-1970); Ms. Helena and Mr. Jerome C. Goff (former owners, 1970-1993); Robert W. Patterson (architect of back wing (1955-1956); and Beatrix Farrand (landscape architect, 1955-1959).
Landscape architect
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959
Architect
Patterson, Robert W.
Provenance
Garden Club of Mount Desert
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Garland Farm (Bar Harbor, Maine)
United States of America -- Maine -- Hancock County -- Bar Harbor
Topic
Gardens -- Maine -- Bar Harbor
Landscape architect
Farrand, Beatrix, 1872-1959
Architect
Patterson, Robert W.
Provenance
Garden Club of Mount Desert
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Maine
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 Mount Desert Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation in 2003.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File ME112
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 featured in Mary Alice Roche, "A Perfect Dooryard Garden," Flower Grower, (April 1962), pp. 35-36 and 61-62. Garden featured in Virginia Small, "Design Lessons from a Small Space," Fine Gardening, No. 91 (June 2003), pp. 67-70.
Scope and Contents
The folders includes a work sheet, features plan, and articles.
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
Garland Farm related holdings consist of 2 folders (6 8 X10 photoprints and 10 35 mm. slides)
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Roche Collection, ca. 1954-1970.
AAG.GCA_ref8155
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Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210179954-1
Bar Harbor -- Garland Farm
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