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The Archives of American Gardens
The Archives of American Gardens, housed in the Smithsonian's Horticulture Services Division, includes a collection of approximately 60,000 photographic images and records that document historic and contemporary gardens throughout the United States. The images, which show views from colonial times to the present, include a considerable range of garden features such as furniture and ornamentation, as well as all manner of design styles.
of the Archives is the Garden Club of
America Collection. Other collections include
photographs, plans, and office files documenting
the work of landscape architects Thomas Warren
Sears, Perry Wheeler, and Robert M. Fletcher;
publisher and horticulturist Dr. J. Horace
McFarland; the Lewis and Valentine Nursery of
Long Island, NY; and the Horticulture Services
Division's own artifacts and activities.