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  • The Herbaceous Border — Dumbarton Oaks
    points at the end of the borders are two fastigiate Irish yews with Mrs Yew at the west end and Mr Yew at the east set within a separate room containing four Farrand designed benches Farrand specified that the color composition of plants within these borders be shades of pink red lavender and pale blue in contrast with the hotter palette chosen for the Fountain Terrace Today as in Farrand s time the borders change from tulips and pansies in the spring to annuals and perennials in the summer and finish with chrysanthemums and asters in the autumn Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Informal Gardens Herbaceous Border Gardens Previous The Orchard Next The Kitchen Gardens Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Informal Gardens The Orchard The Herbaceous Border The Kitchen Gardens Crabapple Hill The Forsythia Dell The Catalogue House Cherry Hill The Lilac Circle Mélisande s Allée The Lovers Lane Pool The Prunus Walk Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016 Orchid

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  • The Orchard — Dumbarton Oaks
    chosen for the quality of their fruit interspersed with crabapples chosen for their spring bloom and fruit At some point in the past most of the apples were replaced by crabapples perhaps to discourage children from climbing to pick the fruit Farrand designed several vantage points to view the orchard from above the north balcony of the Rose Garden the northern side of the Arbor Terrace and the wooden arbor seat topped with a wooden ball cap and flag on the walkway above Then as now the Sophora japonica planted on the hill between the Box Walk and the Orchard is an important part of the orchard s composition Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Informal Gardens Gardens Orchard Next The Herbaceous Border Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Informal Gardens The Orchard The Herbaceous Border The Kitchen Gardens Crabapple Hill The Forsythia Dell The Catalogue House Cherry Hill The Lilac Circle Mélisande s Allée The Lovers Lane Pool The Prunus Walk Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016

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  • The Lovers' Lane Pool — Dumbarton Oaks
    at the Accademia degli Arcadi Bosco Parrasio in Rome the home of the literary society of the Arcadians On the top tier of the theater is a lead statue of a pipe playing Pan perhaps chosen by Farrand because of his association with Arcadia and wild places Farrand designed the surrounding baroque cast stone columns connected with trellis to be covered by deciduous and evergreen vines She recommended kudzu as the cover for the eastern trellis where even greater screening was desired As a further screen between the columns and Lovers Lane she planted two species of bamboo Phyllostachys nigra and Arundinaria japonica which are clipped once a year to a height even with the tops of the columns Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Informal Gardens Gardens Lovers Lane Pool Previous Mélisande s Allée Next The Prunus Walk Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Informal Gardens The Orchard The Herbaceous Border The Kitchen Gardens Crabapple Hill The Forsythia Dell The Catalogue House Cherry Hill The Lilac Circle Mélisande s Allée The Lovers Lane Pool The Prunus Walk Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections

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  • Mélisande's Allée — Dumbarton Oaks
    of the property creating a thirty five foot wide allée which extends down the hillside from Lovers Lane Pool The allée s width determined the width of its brick path which was kept narrow to balance the height of the maples and the width of the allée The allée takes its name from a character in an opera by Debussy and may refer to the path where the two star crossed lovers meet In the spring the hillside is covered with Scilla siberica Crocus tomasinianus and various cultivars of Narcissus Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Mélissande s Allée Informal Gardens Gardens Previous The Lilac Circle Next The Lovers Lane Pool Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Informal Gardens The Orchard The Herbaceous Border The Kitchen Gardens Crabapple Hill The Forsythia Dell The Catalogue House Cherry Hill The Lilac Circle Mélisande s Allée The Lovers Lane Pool The Prunus Walk Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016 Orchid growing in the Greenhouse Feb

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  • The Lilac Circle — Dumbarton Oaks
    Farrand designed to be surrounded by lilacs and filled with Lily of the valley and daylilies When the lilacs began to fail in the 1950s landscape architect Alden Hopkins replaced them with camellias and the name of the garden became Camellia Circle But in the 1990s when the camellias failed to thrive the gardeners chose a Korean lilac Miss Kim which is more tolerant of the circle s growing conditions and the garden is now planted with a mix of lilacs spring bulbs annuals and perennials Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Informal Gardens Gardens Lilac Circle Previous Cherry Hill Next Mélisande s Allée Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Informal Gardens The Orchard The Herbaceous Border The Kitchen Gardens Crabapple Hill The Forsythia Dell The Catalogue House Cherry Hill The Lilac Circle Mélisande s Allée The Lovers Lane Pool The Prunus Walk Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016 Orchid growing in the Greenhouse Feb 08 2016 Orchids blooming in the Greenhouse

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  • Cherry Hill — Dumbarton Oaks
    x yedoensis Farrand hoped that isolating the cherries in this remote section of the gardens would allow these flowering trees to have an area devoted to a display beautiful at one specific time of year and yet not a conspicuous part of the design in constant view Visible through the fence running along the north side of Cherry Hill are a stone bridge and path elements of Farrand s design in Dumbarton Oaks Park the less formal and more picturesque twenty seven acres of the original estate given to the United States government in 1940 Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Informal Gardens Gardens Cherry Hill Previous The Catalogue House Next The Lilac Circle Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Informal Gardens The Orchard The Herbaceous Border The Kitchen Gardens Crabapple Hill The Forsythia Dell The Catalogue House Cherry Hill The Lilac Circle Mélisande s Allée The Lovers Lane Pool The Prunus Walk Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016 Orchid growing in

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  • The Catalogue House — Dumbarton Oaks
    and dedicated to the Blisses friends Vernon and Charlotte Kellogg A poem by Mrs Kellogg is set in lead letters on the inside along the cornice After 1940 the Catalogue House was used to display information regarding plantings in the garden Today it is used to exhibit historic photographs and reproductions of plates from the Library s Rare Book Collection as well as a copy of Ernest Clegg s 1935 watercolor of the Dumbarton Oaks estate that Mildred Bliss had commissioned as a gift for her husband Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Catalogue House Informal Gardens Gardens Previous The Forsythia Dell Next Cherry Hill Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Informal Gardens The Orchard The Herbaceous Border The Kitchen Gardens Crabapple Hill The Forsythia Dell The Catalogue House Cherry Hill The Lilac Circle Mélisande s Allée The Lovers Lane Pool The Prunus Walk Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016 Orchid growing in the Greenhouse Feb 08 2016 Orchids blooming in the

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  • The Forsythia Dell — Dumbarton Oaks
    tumbling down two hillsides turned to gold Designed as a full acre of forsythia now divided between Dumbarton Oaks and Dumbarton Oaks Park this remote section of the garden glows for a few weeks each spring after which its steep grades are softened by the forsythias green foliage Within the forsythia is a small oval terrace containing a limestone urn and pedestal adapted by Farrand in the 1930s from a drawing by the contemporary Parisian designer Armand Albert Rateau Set on each side of the column are the limestone Two Friends benches designed by Farrand around 1937 Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Forsythia Dell Gardens Informal Gardens Previous Crabapple Hill Next The Catalogue House Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Informal Gardens The Orchard The Herbaceous Border The Kitchen Gardens Crabapple Hill The Forsythia Dell The Catalogue House Cherry Hill The Lilac Circle Mélisande s Allée The Lovers Lane Pool The Prunus Walk Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016 Rustic bench in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016 Galanthus in bloom Feb 09 2016 Orchid growing

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