Plainfield Garden Club








Plainfield Gardens in the Smithsonian Archives of American Gardens

The mission of the Archives of American Gardens (AAG) is "to collect and make available for research use unique, high quality images of and documentation relating to a wide variety of cultivated gardens throughout the United States that are not documented elsewhere since historic, designed and cultural landscapes are subject to change, loss and destruction. In this way, AAG strives to preserve and highlight a meaningful compendium of significant aspects of gardening in the United States for the benefit of researchers and the public today and in the future."

The Garden History and Design Committee of the Garden Club of America educates on styles and trends in landscape and garden design, and demonstrates that American gardens are an integral part of the cultural and social life of the communities where these gardens exist.

In honor of GCA's 75th Anniversary, the Garden Club of America donated to the Smithsonian Institution its historic collection of 3,000 glass slides along with 30,000 slides of gardens from colonial times to the present. The GCA Garden History and Design Committee encourages members to add to the collection which now numbers 60,000 images and makes up the core of the Archives of American Gardens

The Plainfield Garden Club has documented the following local gardens for the Smithsonian.

To learn more about the Smithsonian's garden archives: Smithsonian Archive of American Gardens

To learn more about the Garden Club of America's Garden History & Design preservation: www.gcamerica.org

Hillcrest

"Hillcrest"
Hillcrest Road, Watchung, New Jersey

The home of Plainfield Garden Club member:

Mrs. William Hall (Mabel C. Raper) Campbell '28

Local Number: NJ198

Smithsonian Reference

The Elliott Garden

"Lee House"
11 Black Birch Road, Scotch Plains, New Jersey

The home of Plainfield Garden Club member:

Mrs. William Potter (Marjorie Blackman) Elliott '46

Local Number: NJ211

The Lawrence Garden

1000 Hillside Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey

The home of Plainfield Garden Club member:

Mrs. Chester B. Lawrence, Jr. '22

Local Number: NJ092

The Loizeaux Garden

"Driftway Farm"
1600 Cooper Road, Scotch Plains, New Jersey

The home of Plainfield Garden Club member:

Mrs. J. Harold (Marion Foster) Loizeaux '40

Local Number: NJ388

The Rausch Garden

1001 Rahway Road, Plainfield, New Jersey

The home of Plainfield Garden Club member:

Mrs. Roswell H. (Louise Cornell) Rausch '65

Local Number: NJ099001

Boxwoods

"Boxwoods"
Clarke's Lane, Scotch Plains, New Jersey

The home of Plainfield Garden Club member:

Mrs. Bruce Andrews (Beverly Paulsen) Reid '61

Local Number: NJ135

Smithsonian Reference

The Sanders Garden

1261 Rahway Road, Plainfield, New Jersey

The home of Plainfield Garden Club member:

Mrs. David F. (Molly) Sanders '58

Local Number: NJ370

The Shakespeare Garden

Cedar Brook Park, Plainfield, New Jersey

Shakespeare Garden

Local Number: NJ455

The Van Boskerck Garden

1332 Prospect Avenue, Plainfield, New Jersey

The home of Plainfield Garden Club members:

Mrs. Thomas Rowe (Lucy Otterson) Van Boskerck '15

Mrs. Walter P. (Bernice Loizeaux) Swain, Jr. '86

Local Number: NJ201

Golestan

73 Leland Ave, Plainfield, New Jersey

The home of Plainfield Garden Club member:

Mrs. Albert Leeds (Virginia Brown) Stillman '41

Local number: NJ489

The Garden of Mandy and Telly Zachariades

Hillside Avenue
Westfield, NJ

The home of Plainfield Garden Club member:

Mandy Zachariades '03

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Smithsonian

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