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  • Arbor Terrace — Dumbarton Oaks
    Oaks Gardens are closed until further notice Info Arbor Terrace Mouse over the image to see the transformation of the Arbor Terrace The Arbor Terrace is one of the first seven garden rooms designed by Beatrix Farrand Located on a steep hill dropping away from the Orangery to Lover s Lane the Arbor Terrace lies below the Rose Garden and north of the Fountain Terrace It commands a view of the Crabapple Orchard falling away to the Kitchen Gardens in the north and Mélisande s Allée to the east Over its ninety year history the Arbor Terrace has undergone some of the most extensive redesigns in the garden Read more about the history of the Arbor Terrace and view drawings and historic photographs on the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives Exhibit Items Gate opening north side of flower garden before construction of gates 1930 1938 Gate to Arbor Terrace from the Fountain Terrace July 2015 Document Actions Print this Share The Exhibit Arbor Terrace Urn Terrace Swimming Pool and Loggia Fountain Terrace Herbaceous Border Kitchen Gardens Cherry Hill and Catalogue House Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/75th-anniversary/garden-perspectives/arbor-terrace (2016-02-18)
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  • Urn Terrace — Dumbarton Oaks
    Gardens are closed until further notice Info Urn Terrace Mouse over the image to see the transformation of the Urn Terrace Located east of the Orangery the Urn Terrace is a long narrow rectangular garden running lengthwise north to south The size and shape of the terrace is dictated by the proximity of the Beech Terrace on the west and Rose Garden on the east The space is also bisected unevenly by the staircase that leads from the Orangery to the Rose Garden The portion south of the stairs remains much the way Beatrix Farrand planted it with low simple straight lines of boxwood plantings and a single teak bench However Ruth Havey significantly modified the rest of the terrace Read more about the history of the Urn Terrace and view drawings and historic photographs on the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives Exhibit Items Urn Terrace looking South 1931 Urn Terrace looking South July 2015 Document Actions Print this Share The Exhibit Arbor Terrace Urn Terrace Swimming Pool and Loggia Fountain Terrace Herbaceous Border Kitchen Gardens Cherry Hill and Catalogue House Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/75th-anniversary/garden-perspectives/urn-terrace (2016-02-18)
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  • Swimming Pool and Loggia — Dumbarton Oaks
    hillside the Blounts built a bank barn with a high northern wall and a low overhanging loft to the south with a driveway passing beneath The area directly behind the barn on its northern side was the manure pit The Blisses chose this unlikely hillside as the location for their bathhouse and pool The architect Frederick Brooke planned and built a bathhouse on the site of the barn and the manure pit was replaced with a pool In 1923 the architectural firm of McKim Mead White took Brooke s place and they collaborated with Beatrix Farrand to renovate the bathhouse and integrate the pool area with the rest of the garden Farrand focused on creating a space with retaining walls that disguised the steep and variable grades of the land and she added classical European influenced elements in keeping with the overall garden concept The majority of changes to the pool area were carried out between 1926 and 1935 The pool and bathhouse which became the loggia took on a unique blend of distinctly Italian and French design elements Read more about the history of the Swimming Pool and view drawings and historic photographs in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives

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  • Fountain Terrace — Dumbarton Oaks
    notice Info Fountain Terrace Mouse over the image to see the transformation of the Fountain Terrace Beatrix Farrand designed the Fountain Terrace as a traditional flower garden in a blend of English Cottage and Arts and Crafts style Located on the east facing hillside below the Rose Garden the Fountain Terrace was approached and viewed first from above Farrand s plan took advantage of the Rose Garden entrance On the staircase leading into the terrace she planned landings that overlooked the geometric planting beds below Later she added intricate iron balconies and a lead canopied bench to invite visitors to pause on the steps before entering Read more about the history of the Fountain Terrace and view drawings and historic photographs in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives Exhibit Items Fountain Terrace terrace and steps west side 1929 1932 Fountain Terrace November 2010 Fountain terrace view looking south of fountain to Terrior Column 1932 Fountain terrace looking south July 2015 Document Actions Print this Share The Exhibit Arbor Terrace Urn Terrace Swimming Pool and Loggia Fountain Terrace Herbaceous Border Kitchen Gardens Cherry Hill and Catalogue House Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/75th-anniversary/garden-perspectives/fountain-terrace (2016-02-18)
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  • Herbaceous Border — Dumbarton Oaks
    shades of pink lavender and pale blue Farrand chose the plantings not only for color but also for peak bloom times that fell in spring and fall This coincided with the Bliss s occupancy of the house and maximized the beauty of the gardens when they could appreciate it most Read more about the history of the Herbaceous Border and view drawings and historic photographs in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden

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  • Kitchen Gardens — Dumbarton Oaks
    began her first designs for Dumbarton Oaks in 1922 she searched for the most level expanse of land to serve as the kitchen garden The former chicken yard and hen house near the northeastern corner of the property proved to be perfect Here she planned an estate garden in the English tradition The inclusion of a kitchen garden was especially important to Farrand s design as she saw the beautiful yet utilitarian space as unifying the whole scheme of terraces house and wilderness Her first drawings divided the space into a grape arbor frame yard espaliered fruit trees and vegetable garden to the east with an arboretum to the west and a north south walkway cutting down the center A flower cutting garden eventually replaced the arboretum as the western side of the kitchen garden proved too small for a proper arboretum Read more about the history of the Arbor Terrace and view drawings and historic photographs on the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives Exhibit Items Kitchen Garden lower level looking southeast to yew 1927 1932 Kitchen Gardens July 2015 Document Actions Print this Share The Exhibit Arbor Terrace Urn Terrace Swimming Pool and Loggia Fountain Terrace Herbaceous Border Kitchen Gardens

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  • Cherry Hill and Catalogue House — Dumbarton Oaks
    example of one of the few plantings where Farrand played with variations on a single type of bloom On this remote hillside in the far northeastern corner of the property she experimented with juxtaposing several varieties of cherry tree in one lush concentration To add depth to the design beds of bearded irises dotted the hillside below the trees However the irises proved too time consuming for the garden staff to keep healthy This complication combined with rot and insect damage led to the elimination of the iris beds before 1940 As replacements Farrand placed vinca ferns and violets A narrow winding path passes east to west below the cherries stretching from the Catalogue House to the Kitchen Gardens The pathway overlooks the fence that separates the Dumbarton Oaks Gardens from Dumbarton Oaks Park Read more about the history of Cherry Hill and the Catalogue House in the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives Drawings are available for the Catalogue House and historic photographs for both Cherry Hill and the Catalogue House Exhibit Items Cherry Hill snow covered view with Catalogue House 1965 1987 Cherry Hill and Catalogue House April 2009 Document Actions Print this Share The Exhibit Arbor Terrace Urn Terrace

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/75th-anniversary/garden-perspectives/cherry-hill-and-catalogue-house (2016-02-18)
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  • The Dumbarton Oaks Conversations — Dumbarton Oaks
    Sir Alexander Cadogan the Earl of Halifax Cordell Hull Andrei A Gromyko and Edward R Stettinius Jr photo National Archives Washington D C In the late summer and early fall of 1944 at the height of the Second World War a series of important diplomatic meetings took place at Dumbarton Oaks Their outcome was the United Nations charter that was adopted in San Francisco in 1945 At these meetings officially known as the Washington Conversations on International Organization Dumbarton Oaks delegations from China the Soviet Union the United Kingdom and the United States deliberated over proposals for the establishment of an organization to maintain peace and security in the world Among the representatives were Soviet Ambassador to the United States Andrei Gromyko 1909 1989 US Secretary of State Cordell Hull 1871 1955 Wellington Koo 1887 1985 Chinese Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Edward Wood the Earl of Halifax 1872 1959 British Ambassador to the United States each of whom chaired his respective delegation Document Actions Print this Share Next An Ideal Environment Navigation About History Mission Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss The Dumbarton Oaks Conversations An Ideal Environment The Delegates The Purpose Learn More About the Conversations The Mission

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/about/dumbarton-oaks-history/the-dumbarton-oaks-conversations-1 (2016-02-18)
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