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Community of Gardens

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Community of Gardens

Growing garden history through your images, stories, & exhibits

Welcome to Community of Gardens, a digital archive hosted by Smithsonian Gardens in partnership with our Archives of American Gardens and created by YOU. By contributing images, videos, and stories to this website, your participation will help others to better understand the meaning and value of gardens to American life – today and in the future. Community of Gardens is the Smithsonian’s digital home for sharing and preserving the stories of gardens and the gardeners who make them grow.
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McFarland's garden at his home, Breeze Hill, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, 1932.

Breeze Hill

Situated on two and a half acres, the Breeze Hill estate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania was home to J. Horace McFarland (1859-1948), an avid gardener, leading proponent of the City Beautiful Movement,…

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