Plainfield Garden Club

Member: Treat, Mrs. Edwin M. (Mildred) '46

1947 - 1948 Treasurer Book, Active: Treat, Mrs. E. M. June 11, 1947 June 4, 1948 June 8, 1949

1953 Address: 1414 Watchung Avenue, Plainfield

1958 Address: 1365 Rahway Road, Plainfield

1960 Address: 289 East 9th Street, Plainfield

1970 Address: 226 E. 9th Street, Plainfield
NOTE: Handwritten under her name is 128 E. 7th Street

1973 - 1978 Address: 128 East 7th Street, Plainfield

1981: Mrs. Edwin M. Treat, Jr. is listed as an "Affiliate Member" and is deleted from the roster. Her zip code is "63701" which is Cape Girardeau, Missouri

1915-1965 History of the Plainfield Garden Club

January 1972 "Winter Flowers" by Mrs. Edwin M. Treat, Jr. published in the GCA The Bulletin

Mrs. Edwin M. Treat, Jr. Plainfield Garden Club

Gone are the flowers of yesterday,
Jonquills, tulips, buds of May
And autumn grandeur, field and tree
Aflame for all of us to see.
Gone, all gone, but now we know
we have frail flowers made of snow.
Sparkling, gleaming, white on white,
Myriads falling in the night,
Covering every branch and stem
Like a glistening diadem.
Touch them, and they fade away,
Flowerettes but for a day.
We won't forget the pinks and gold,
Purples, yellows manifold,
For seasons come and seasons go
And now we have rare flowers of snow.

Tribute In Memory of Dorothy Burke Marshall

Smithsonian archives

Watts Garden 1997

Title: Watts Garden 1997

Forms part of: Garden Club of America Collection,

Phy. Description: 1 folder+ 17 35 mm. slides.

Summary: The folder includes information sheet, plant list from Plainfield Nursery, Inc. in 1936 (original document); plot plan, slide description list, a photocopy of The Garden Club of America, Visiting Gardens Guide, 1967.

Publication: The garden has been featured in The Garden Club of America, Visiting Gardens Guide, 1967.

General Note: "This is both a woodland garden and a hillside garden on a secluded road at its peak in spring. Its structure has basically been unchanged during its 50+ years of existence. There are many oak and beechwood trees and large plantings of azaleas (pinxter) and Carolina rhododendron."
Persons associated with the property include: Plainfield Nursery, Scotch Plains, New Jersey (plant list from nursery in 1936); Edwin C. Treat (former owner from 1936 to 1968); Jim Corradi (landscape architect in early 1970); Waterscaping Co. of Wycoff, New Jersey (installation of pond in 1988); Redwood Garden Nursery of Randolph, New Jersey (additional plantings in 1991).

Restrictions: Access to original images 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:
For information or study purposes only. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.

Subject-Topical: Gardens – New Jersey – Summit

Subject - Geographical: Watts Garden (Summit, N.J.)

Repository Loc: Smithsonian Gardens, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506, Washington, DC 20013-7012

Local Number: NJ122000

Co-Creator: Treat, Edwin C. former owner.
Corradi, Jim, landscape architect.
Redwood Garden Nursery, nursery.
Plainfield Nursery, nursery.
Ross, Anne B., photographer.

May 17, 1957 Club Commemorates Founding of Iris Garden

Caption: GARDEN MARKER VIEWED – Standing before the marker commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Iris Garden in Cedar Brook Park are (left to right) Mrs. Frederick Lockwood, Victor B. King, Jr., John C. Wister, Mr. Richard Tracy and Miss Harriette R. Halloway, founder of this garden. (Courier photo by E. T. Wiggins)

The Plainfield Garden Club and guests yersterday dedicated the the entranceway of the of the Iris Garden in Cedar Brook Park.

Miss Harriette R. Halloway, found of the garden and chairman of the garden of the Iris Garden [not legible] the project was started in 1932, was presented a medal by Mrs. Frederick M. Lockwood, president of the Garden Club.

The medal is [not legible] "from the grateful members of the Plainfield Garden Club Harriette R. Halloway founder and director of the Iris gardens of Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield, 1932 - 1957."

[Not legible] viewed a recently installed [not legible] tablet marking the anniversary of the garden.

"Excercise in Perfection"
Victor R. King, president of the Union County Park Commission, led the gathering [not legible] the garden display was "an excercise in perfection is [not legible]," he said.

The park commission provides the setting for the garden and have [not legible] in the project [not legible]

W. [not legible] Tracy, executive had of the Park Commission when the Iris Garden was started paid tribute to Miss Halloway for her "tireless work and painstaking effort."

Another speaker was Dr. John C. Wister of Swarthmore, Pa., president of the American Iris Society when the garden was started and author of [not legible] article about the garden in the current issue of the Journal of the New York Botanical Gardens.

Miss Halloway spoke briefly and [not legible] on the work of the [not legible] who care for the Iris Garden. She introduced Kenneth Smith, one of the largest contributors of plants to the garden [not legible]

Mrs. Lockwood presided at the program. Guests included members of [not legible] garden clubs and contributors to the garden.

The Iris Garden Committee includes Mrs. Morris E. Benton, Mrs. Alden de Hart, Mrs. Lockwood, Mrs. Donald E. Luce, Mrs. William K. Dunbar, Jr., Mrs. C. Northrop Pond, Mrs. Webster Sandford, Mrs. Arthur D. Seybold, Mrs. John R. Wells, Mrs. Willian G. Wigton, Mrs. Robert MacLeod, vice chairman, and Miss Halloway, chairman.

Special slides [not legible] for the chairman were Mrs. Charles A. Eaton, Jr., Mrs. F. Willoughby Frost ad Mrs. Edwin M. Treat, Jr.

Mrs. Victor M. King was chairman of the special committee assisted by Mrs. J. Harold Loizeaux, Mrs. E. B. Newberry, and Miss Margaret Tyler. Also cooperating were Mrs. N. C. Barnhart, Jr., Mrs. William P. Elliott, Mrs. Homer Cochran and Mrs. H. I. Flanders.

Hostesses (not legible)
Other hostesses were Mrs. William W. Coriell, Mrs. Leslie E. Fort, Mrs. William A. Holliday, Mrs. Richard M. Lawton, Mrs. Robert T. Stevens, Mrs. C. Boardman Tyler, Mrs. William S. Tyler. Mrs. Thomas Van Boskerck and Mrs. Orville G. Waring.

The Iris Garden now has more than 1,800 named varieties properly labeled, representing all types of Iris and totaling more than 75,000 plants.

The main part of the garden is [not legible] caring Iris [not legible] and is expected to be is good blooms thorugh the rest of the month.

April 21, 1981

1999 GCA Holiday Writings

Mrs. Treat's Poem Published by the GCA in 1999

Residence of Angus McKenzie, 1414 Watchung Avenue

In this illustrated book, the Courier-News has sought to present some of the representative homes of The Plainfields and adjoining territory, together with such other buildings of interest and importance as would serve to convey an idea of the physical attractioins of one of the most beautiful and healthful cities in the Metropolitan District. The homes reflect the desirability of this community as a place of residence.

The churches, schools, clubs and public buildings pictured serve to give the stranger some conceptions of the beauty of the city and its right to be termed the "Queen City" of New Jersey.

With picturesque Watchung Hills as a background, this section with all its natural advantages, plus a progressive spirit, coupled with high class local governing bodies and a live Chamber of Commerce, is pecularily adapted for home sites and, as a result, it has enjoyed a steady and healthy growth for many years.

publication circa 1917

Crescent Avenue Historic District

Application to the National Register of Historic Places

224-26 East Ninth Street
c. 1880

Original front double doors remain. Job Male characteristics; enlongated cornice brackets, projecting string courses, all in the Italianate style.

1954 - 1970 296 Images from Plainfield Library Scrapbook

1973-1974 PGC Directory

1973-1974 Bulletin Chairman

1974-1975 Directory

1949-1950 Program

This small brochure was found in the bottom of a box belonging to Barbara Tracy Sandford '50. 12/22/13

1949-1950 Program