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


Lindsay Totten highlights local gardens in the Smithsonian’s Archive in an article with wonderful photographs for the Pittsburgh Quarterly,
Spring 2016 issue.

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.