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WC^-i?EF ARE G?EDEE,E1B OK OWN ESTATES
THIS FLOWER-BANKED WALK LEADING FROM A PERCOLA TO THE HOUSE OF JAMES L. BR?ESE IS BUT ONE OF
THE PERFECT VIEWS IN THE GARDEN ON HIS ESTATES.
?.;??*' - ? ; .'? :.
fl rITH May in the air, wom
W ?ire turning from the tang
to gard?ning. Women wh
? n Werdens arc absent from the cil
their gardeners, and th
c energe'ic are themselves dij
una planting, dad in knicke
TiGckers and rough jackets', or i
srr.ccked frocks, designed to mak
women look as artistically beautih
as their surrounding flowers.
The unusual interest in gardenin
this year among wealthy women o
New York is due to the enthusiasm o
the members of the new Internationa
Garden Club. Their optimism is ir
resistible. They propose so to spreai
the knowledge and tlie love of grow
ing things that "America will bios
icm likf the rose and people will b
BO interested in roses that they wil
lorget the I. W. W," as one of th
7-rembers expressed it.
National pride and pique at th?
liticism directed against this coun
: y disapproving visitors who misi
?he hedgerows and trellises of Eng
'and had their share in creating th<
enthusiasm of the members of thi
Englishwoman Arouses Enthusiasm.
One of the most influential of these
v.siting foreigners was Mrs. Philir
?neau, of Hurst Court, England
who gave a scries of talks in various
?ties last winter, telling everywhere
'low it hurt her feelings to see the
?ountry so bare of gardens. Mrs,
neatl, who arrived from Eng?
land this week, intends to spread the
rden gospel still further in her
-sent tour of the country.
I rode all the way from Boston to
Worcester without seeing more than
? ne garden," she said. "I suppose
Americans have been so busy making
money that they have not had time
to beautify the earth. Tt is time now
to stop I bit and look about you for
the lovely things of life.
"In England every cottage has its
garden and its clambering roses.
Every person is a gardener, and
every large estate a college of agri
vulture, where the boys of the village
learn as apprentices to the head
gardener all the arts of pruning and
Garden? Needed Here.
' see no reason why the same
'??trig should not be true of the United
Mates. I find you have the enthusi
m when the matter is brought home
to you. You have mote land which
may be converted into gardens; you,
Visiting London art invited to view our
Originel Creations, produced simultaneously
London snd Psris Sslons.
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STAIRS LEADING TO THE TERRACE BEFORE THE COUNTRY
HOME OF MOSES TAYLOR PYNE. AT PRINCETON, N. J.
lave the means with which to do it
and, above all, you need the carden!
to really beautify your country.
"I hope that my lectures on thi:
tour through your country will bt
the starting point of a nation widt
movement for gardens. I find frorr
correspondence that there is reallv
much latent interest in horticulture ir
men and women of station, only ii
needs to be awakened into action.
"It is not enough to have a garden
One must b? interested in it, mu.?t
love it, and must work in it. And
that any one can do, whether he has
a few feet of garden space or acreJ
of it. '
"As for the women, when they
rcalue the recreational possibilities oi
gardening, they will themselves culti?
v?t; their garden;;, not assign all the
work to a paid employe."
The Internationtl Garden Club,
which was formed as a result of Mrs.
Martineau's enthusiasm, has already
grown to a size which promises that
the c'.ub will be able to do the great
work it has set itself. As a sign that
it means to do more than merely
foster interest in elaborate garden?,
the announcement was made a short
time ago that the club proposed to
lease the old Bartow estate, in Pel
ham Park, and establish a garde.i
there which would be for the joy and
the instruction of a'.l the people o?
The club wishes to foster in Ameri?
cans that same careful regard foi
floral culture which obtains in Eng?
land and on the Continent. Ther*
gardening has become an art. Mer
pre apprenticed from their boyhood
? nd both the horticultural science am]
systems of decoration are mastered
before a gardener can be said to be
skillful at his work.
All Europe Is ? Garden.
People of high estate have as their
hobby the gardening art, and so en?
thusiastic has been their devotion t5
it that it has gradually spread until
the effect can be seen from the train
window in any part 01 _urope or
Probably it is because we are so
prodigal of our space that America
has not many gardens in comparison
with those of England?excepting,
of course, those maintained on the
gieat cit?tes of Loiiy island, and
from Westchester to Maine. But. in
Europe, where the population is
crowded into ? small space, any bit
of ground a man may possess is high
iy priced and cultivated to yield all
the beauty possible.
Now that the International Garden
Ciub has signttied the seriousness of
it? purpose by establishing definite
plans, which will be worked out
?hortly, the United States may soon
hope to vie with other countries in
its enthusiasm for the floral beauty
?pots whose possibilities will be
oemonstiated at the Bartow estate.
A Horticultural Centre.
The house is now under the control
of the Park Department, but the of?
ficials have expressed their willing .
ntss to let the club use it. It is
planned to furnish the interior as
reading rooms and libraries for beau?
tiful photographs and drawings of
Lectures will be given in the as?
sembly rooms, and every month a.*
exhibition will be held, so that the
members and the public may be in-,
A 'VINE-EMBOWERED DOORWAY ON THE BR?ESE ESTATE.
formed of the success of the club
expeits. The grounds about the
house will be laid out in the most per?
fect form that the world of art gar?
dening knows. Experimental gar?
dens will be maintained also.
Plants will he distributed from
these gardens to those who are un?
able to purchase them, and thus the
dream of the enthusiast who wants
all America to blossom like the rose
may be realized in part. This is fol?
lowing the work of the Royal Hor?
ticultural Society in England, which
has always encouraged the growth of
(C gardens throughout the coun?
Examinitions for Gardener?.
A department of labor will be es?
tablished, with examinations for'
gardeners and certificates from the
club, which will be equivalent to a
school degree when the holder ao
r-'ies for a position.
In addition to supplying trained
gardeners to persons of wealth who
desire them, the club will assist in the
public school garden movement by
offering the courtesies of its equip
ment to those who are learning to be
teachers of school gardening.
Perhaps the most significant aspect
cf the club life, however, is the in?
terest of America's persons of wealth
in the problems of gardening. Hith?
erto there have been few who too!;
the same interest in their gardens that
the Knglish did Horses and dogs
have been the objects upon which the
rverage American?), bestowed his at?
tention, while the garden, if he had,
HEADQUARTERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL GARDEN CLUB?THE OLD BARTOW MANSIOs1
TM PFI.HAM PARI?:
A SPOT IN THE BEAUTIFUL
GARDEN OWNED BY MRS.
cne at all. was merely the back?
ground for the mansion and a thin-j
of no personal concern to the ownr.
Wealthy Women Form Clubs.
But a change has taken place dur?
ing the past few years. This is marked
by the establishment of the garden
clubs in many of the summer colonies,
such as Southampton. Stockbridge,
Lenox and Newport. It is the lead?
ers of these clubs who have organized
' the central club in New York to be a
clearing house of information and in?
spiration to them during the winter
The president of the club. Mrs.
Charles Frederick Hoffman, is presi?
dent also of the Garden Club of New
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TO SPREAD GOvS
PEL OF GARDE!
port. Mrs. Albert BoaH?.a-, -*j
president, is the founder 7 ?'-?<? Q
den Club of Southampton, and U
Moses Taylor Pyne is priaient of
Garden Club of Morristown.
Mrs. J. Pierpont Morgan, V
Stuyvesant Fish, Mrs. Will-am
Reid and Mrs. E. H. Harriman
among the members of the Inter.
tional Garden Club. The officers 1
as follo^vs :
Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, h
orary president; Mrs Charles Fred?
ick Hoffman, president: Mrs. H. Fa
field Osborn, Mrs. Albert Boardnu
and Mrs. James Br?ese, vice-pret
dents; Miss Mary M. Kearney, uc*
tary; Jud^e William A Day, tree
urer; the members of the councils
the Commissioner of Park- lot M?
hattan and Richmond, -he Comrai
ioner of Parks for The Bronx, ti
president of the Botanical Garde
the president of the New York Ho
ticultural Society, the president of d
Florists' Club. Mrs. Richard Aldrk
Mise E. Aldrich. Mrs. Charles B. A!e
ander. Frederick H. Allen. R Pel
Cut'ir.g. Mar*in C. Ehe!. secretary?:
the National Association of Garde
ers: Mrs. Alfred Ely, Mrs Henry Ql
Frick, Miss Virginia Gil iersle**
Francis L. V. Hoppin, McDciigi!
Hawkes. Mrs. McDougal! Hawk?
Henry R. Hoyt. William Jay, Mil
De Lancey Kane, Dr. D. Hunter at
Alpin. Mrs. D. Hunter McA'.pin, Dt
George Norton Miller, John Muir, ri
California; Mrs. Philip Martin??
Mrs. Junius Morgan. Mrs. J. Archi?
bald Murray. Joseph Manda. Freder?
ick Nev-zbold. George V. Nash, stet
tary of the New York Horttciilt??
Society; Professor H. FairfieW Ov
born. General Horace Portrr. Mi'
Pulitzer, Mrs. Moses Taylor Pr*.
Mrs. Herbert L. Satterlee, Chars!I
Scott. Mrs. Charles R. Scott. B. Ay
mar Sands, Edward W. Sheldon. Mn
James Speyer, Robert E. Tod. Mrv
Hamilton McK. Twombly. Her.rj
Waters Taft. Mrs. Henry Watert
Taft. Mrs. Oakleigh Thome. Wil.iar*
Turnbull. Le Compte de Viel-Castel,
Professor E. H. Wilson, F. R. H S.,
and the Rev. W. Wilks. secretary,
Royal Horticultural Society of Greit
Scarcity of Men at Dances Encourage?,
Women to Dare on the Floor Alone.
WiQ-flfER ' tUUSiau should
. other la an la*
MM of thes dan
? aromen come out
on the dan? Ing ti- 01 wits wet?t n part
.,. . ,,,- men is not ye<
tii- number of women who ?ish to
Loula i: !?'? recentlj aai
? plain n
Km,, i- they ? **th ?**? 1,w
?Tin an not sa a ? lass, as
? u thi - ? 8," Ml r*TB
They - onstitute. in tkctaselvos, a
I men, to whom dan-dns
. | ind nothing bbosu
rs tad that tii?* Instructton li me
? h.ii -.- ;il and that th<*-s dansants are held
,,? da) when all people who
?ork are ?till \g their BBSdgg tends to
limit the instructors to a v-ry definite
Safe and Enjoyable.
' Man? ?nnien ?ho may feel at liberty
te go where they ?m at tee time do not
? ,t th.v dare run the risk of ?lan?
:: | with prsctl? ally unkaowu mes I *k
er? And it not only BSfST bUl ITSSrS eiijot- '
to daace with 1 r s mes Irk rada
When asked his opinion as to why
women do not dance in public toitetliei
Mr Kraina ?aid For the same uml-r
lying reason. I think, that people have in
objecting to a man? imper-tonatins a !
woman, or a woman a man. Two ?omen
dajicina; together publi?-ly would ?eeni. :n
torn?) indefinable ?ay. to deprive the
dance of that urutt of the feminine and
masculine ?pint that USUSllj \ it.tli *.???. il
la their <lan'mi; t ?-ether m tin- COBS?
paratlve ??.elusion of a tearoom ttute i?
doubtless a subtle someth-.r.e; missing, but
their dancing is a beautiful thing and
they thoroughly enjoy it."
Pallet d.?- " "' "lt9'
. . ?. * '
there Is I
-redded te i Ige mol
V?t vv? ?t
? men at d
. ?ven this I
New Dioce* Vital.
Si Saldi k "' tl I
I - ? -. ?
?Th?? rltaUl Si th?? Ml
proven bi theit trluraphei I
:h. r .i--, utd sa igjsjei itl
"Take the <*?'?' | irke* I
step. Th? old turkey
th- toot sal frei - :
ta? new ? - ' ? "? ??*?
the feet I
floor and th?? -nn.'-iriK a: ! ? "
the boi | t: n?!?im*<l late -? I '?
?'?in- movfirii'iii. TSjS BSbB BtSf* IS I?"*
turkey trot transformed into srt.
"TTSS bSSSgO -a-enf thr..'i?:b th? UMBS ,r'
.,-, ... .d inW
N. w v ?.?k i ?
to Sea fork It s
ail? aa eel
wonderfully rllesls instrument of ?elf??**