University of Georgia Founders' Memorial Garden photographs

University of Georgia Founders' Memorial Garden photographs

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Laughlin, Christine
Title: University of Georgia Founders' Memorial Garden photographs
Dates: 2000
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet (1 half box)
Coll. Number: ms3079

Biographical/Historical Note

The gardens were conceived, designed, and installed during the tenure of Hubert Owens, the founder and first dean of the landscape architecture program at the university during the 1940s. Financial support for the installation of the Gardens came from several individual garden club organizations around the state. Today, the Garden is maintained by the College of Environment and Design, and serves as a teaching resource for the College as well as for other units across the campus. The Founders Memorial Garden commemorates the twelve founders of the first American Garden Club, the Ladies Garden Club of Athens, which was founded in 1891The layout of the two and one-half acre series of gardens, the grounds of the former Headquarters House for the Garden Club of Georgia, consists of a formal boxwood garden, two courtyards, a terrace, a perennial garden and an arboretum as well as two informal areas. The rose-brick, Greek Revival style house was built in 1857. The house and garden are on the National Register of Historic Places as well as the Georgia Register of Historic Places. ---- Founders' Memorial Garden - University of Georgia College of Environment and Design website (Retrieved August 25, 2009)

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of 96 color photographs (4" x 6") and 70 negatives of the interior and exterior of the buildings of the Founders' Memorial Garden at the University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia.


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Index Terms

Color photographs.
Garden Club of Georgia.
Garden structures--Georgia--Athens--Photographs.
University of Georgia. Founders' Memorial Garden. -- Photographs

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

University of Georgia Founders' Memorial Garden photographs. MS 3079. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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