Group Title: Historic St. Augustine: B8-L4 Hispanic Garden
Title: Hispanic garden plans stress history, upkeep
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Title: Hispanic garden plans stress history, upkeep
Series Title: Historic St. Augustine: B8-L4 Hispanic Garden
Physical Description: Clipping
Language: English
Publication Date: 1965
Subject: Saint Augustine (Fla.)
97 Saint George Street (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Hispanic Garden (Saint Augustine, Fla.)
Spatial Coverage: North America -- United States of America -- Florida -- Saint Johns -- Saint Augustine -- 97 Saint George Street
Coordinates: 29.894996 x -81.312832
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Bibliographic ID: UF00091358
Volume ID: VID00047
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: B8-L4

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DISCUSSING DESIGN PLANS proposed for the Hispanic Garden in St. Augus-
tine are from left) architect Mrs. Lee Schmoll; Mrs. Jack Dunlap, landscape com-
mittee chairman; Mrs. C. D. Towers, luncheon hostess and member of the St.
Augustine Historical Restoration and Preservation Commission; Mrs. Herbert Wolfe,
whose husband is chairman of the commission; and Mrs. Drusilla P. Gjoerloff, land-
scape architect.

-Timers-tlnon Pholto

YOU'LL ALWAYSiAVE spending money when
you're carrying one of the Spanish coins made into jew-
elry for sale by the Hispanic Garden committee. Here
Mrs. John Edwards (left) and Mrs. Elliott Roschuni
look over the items for sale to benefit the fund.

Hispanic Garden Plans Stress History, Upkeep

A maximum of authenticity
and a minimum of upkeep were
stressed in proposed plans
shown by two landscape archi-
tects at a meeting of the Hispa-
nic Garden Committee of the
St. Augustine Restoration Proj-
cot here yesterday.
Introduced as the only two
women landscape architects in
Florida, Mrs. Drusilla P.
Ojoerloff of Lake Apopka and
Mrs. Lee W. Schmoll of Tampa
outlined the plans at a luncheon
meeting of the fund-raising
committee at the home of Mrs.
C. D. Towers, 3500 Richmond
Mrs. Gjoerloff said in pre-
senting the plans, "We wanted
the garden to be as authentic
as it possibly can in design
concept, materials used and
plants chosen yet still in keep-
ing with the buildings around
it. The garden must be useful
as well as beautiful."

She said the garden will re-
semble those of the period
prior to British occupation.
"We wanted to use what was
native here as well as any
plants which might have been
brought into this area at this
period of history."
The garden will be sur-
rounded by a line of palm
trees, an arbor, and a rectan-
galar plot of kumquat trees.
In the center will be a statue
of Queen Isabella on a raised
area. Flowering annuals will
surround the statue and a
tiny pool will circle this.
A terracing of pebbles form-
ing a mosaic with a design in
darker stones will complete the
circular arrangement. There
will be no grass or lawn area,
keeping maintenance at a mini-
Authentic tiles from old

buildings in the historic An-
dent City will be used to dec-
orate benches around the gar-
den. Potted plants in Spanish
ceramic vases will be spaced
at intervals throughout the
area and flowers in pots will be
hung from walls.
Mrs. GJoerloff said cabbage
palms and holly, which are na-
tive here, will be used with
perhaps wistera and jasmine
for vines. Candlelight tours will
be conducted at night-"and
lights will have to be well hid-
den for there were certainly no
lights at that time."
Mrs. John R. Brooks, chair-
man of the Hispanic Garden
Committee, announced two new
members of the group. Mrs.
Joe Riggs and Mrs. Walter A.
McRae Jr., who has been
named co-chairman of the com-
mittee but who was unable to

Mrs. McRae succeeds
the late Mrs. T. G. Buckner.
As a Iribute to Mrs. Buckner,
Florence Seymour read a
poem written in her memory.
The poem will be the first
page of a book written by
members of the committee as
a tribute to Mrs. Buckner.
To finish raising the $45,000
sought for this project, the
committee will sell necklaces,
bracelets, letter openers, key
rings and good luck coins, all
replicas of the old Spanish coin
known as two-bits.
Christmas cards from St. Au-
gustine, book marks, and pencil
sharpeners shaped like an old-
fashioned horsedrawn carriage
and a cannon are also among
the fund-raising sale items.
Mrs. Towers said that two
months before the New York
World's Fair closed, she wrote

the Spanish Pavilion request-
ing objects to be auctioned to
benefit the Hispanic Garden
"I even sent a stamped, self-'
addressed envelope, and I still
didn't get an answer. So I final-
ly went to the World's Fair
again. They told me everything
had been loaned or sold and
there wasn't one thing left," she
"But after I got back home
there was a huge package, de-
livered with $18.93 due. I paid
it and my curiosity made me
open It. and inside were
hundreds of envelopes with
'Toritos Of Spain.' the little
paper bulls. Now we're selling
the toritos for 25c an
Mrs. Jack Dunlap, chairman
of the landscape design cornr
mittee introduced the land
Scape architects. I


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