I do think a garden should be seductive. The strength of any garden is its ability to take you away.
— David L. Culp, in “3,000 Plants, and Then Some,” The New York Times.
Unidentified garden in Pasadena, California, 1930, by Diggers Garden Club, via Archives of American Gardens, Smithsonian Institution.
Simple, elegant, and a little mysterious. . .
At its 75th anniversary, the GCA donated 3,000 glass lantern slides (of which this is one) and over 30,000 film slides to the Smithsonian Institution’s Archives of American Gardens. Its members continue to contribute to the collection, which now has over 60,000 images.