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Tag Archives: Ellen Biddle Shipman

‘ELLEN SHIPMAN AND THE AMERICAN GARDEN’ BOOK SIGNING WITH JUDITH TANKARD

Apr

05

Judith B. Tankard is an award winning landscape historian, author, and preservation consultant, with ten illustrated books on landscape under her belt. We are excited to announce that she has authored “Ellen Shipman and the American Garden”, and will be signing copies of the new book at the Museum on Friday, April 13 from 10 to 11 a.m. 

Philadelphia native Ellen Biddle Shipman discovered her remarkable talent for…

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The Chef’s Canvas: The Italian Garden

Dec

27

Today’s recipe from “The Chef’s Canvas” is a gnocchi dish that was inspired by the Italian Garden!

Handmade Gnocchi with Sweet Pea Puree, Oyster Mushrooms, and Crispy Guanciale
Serves 4

2 large Idaho potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more as needed for proper consistency …

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#5WomenArtists – Ellen Biddle Shipman

Apr

21

When Ms. Cummer hired Ellen Biddle Shipman in 1931 to embellish her property, she was reaching out to one of the most respected and sought-after landscape architect in the country. Shipman was part of a generation that succeeded in breaking into a largely male-dominated field, and her clients included famous American magnates such as the Fords and the Astors. Her gardens often appeared in magazines, and by 1933 House & Garden had named her the “Dean of Women Landscape Architects”. She shared her passion through many lectures and completed more than 600 projects.

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Italian Garden

Oct

20

The Italian Garden was designed in 1931, after Ninah Cummer had seen the gardens of the Villa Gamberaia. Ellen Biddle Shipman designed the garden to look very similar to…

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Looking back to look forward: Part 6

May

27

While Arthur and his brother Waldo led the Cummer Lumber Company, their wives masterminded the gardens surrounding their homes. Those gardens are now one of the glories of the Museum.

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National Register of Historic Places

Jan

20

About one year ago, The Cummer Museum Gardens were recognized in the National Register of Historic Places.  Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America’s […]

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