Members Area

News: Help Solve A Garden Mystery


July 21, 2020

The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Garden Pasadena, California between 1914-1949

Do you love gardens and the thrill of the hunt? The Garden Club of America Collection at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Gardens has images of numerous gardens across the United States that need a bit of sleuthing to be positively identified. Some images belonged to slide lectures that were dismantled over time or simply never were labelled. Regardless of how it happened, they are a mystery! If this garden looks familiar to you, please let us know by contacting the Archives at To learn more about this garden CLICK HERE. 

To view more mystery gardens, please visit the Archives of American Gardens Help us Solve a Mystery Page.





Unidentified Garden in Pasadena, California: a flagstone walkway leads to a staircase.
Photo Credit: Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America Collection



In Other News...

The Garden Club of America Centennial Pollinator Fellowship
Scholars Contribute Critical Research
July 16, 2020

Redwoods’ Ability to Store Carbon Determined Invaluable
GCA Grove Worth Protecting
July 14, 2020


See All News