Garden History & Design
GCAC’s Garden History & Design Committee documents Western Pennsylvania gardens through the Smithsonian Institute Archives of American Gardens (AAG). Since 1870, the AAG has documented over 7,500 gardens with over 100,000 images.
Gardens Documented by GCAC
The Catone Garden
Cherry Tree House
Garden Dreams Urban Farm and Nursery
Hartwood County Park
La Petite Maison
The Schenck Garden
The Smith Garden
The Spahr House
To view other gardens in the archive:
Go to the Smithsonian’s Archive of American Gardens,
choose a year, then scroll down by State.
More about the committee
The Garden History and Design Committee of the Garden Club of America endeavors to develop an appreciation and understanding of America’s most significant gardens, large or small, new or old, formal or vernacular, through research, documentation and photography. The results of the committee’s work, which have garnered many historic preservation awards, are shared through educational materials and lecture programs within our clubs and communities.