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  • Crabapple Hill — Dumbarton Oaks
    a few species of crabapple including Malus spectabilis floribunda and baccata which would be allowed to grow to a fairly large size but not so large as to become crowded For the periphery she recommended deciduous shrubs such as Philadephus Lonicera and Ligustrum for edging and evergreens such as boxwood and hemlock for screening For the walk running parallel to the east wall of the North Vista Farrand suggested beds of herbaceous plant material including daylily peony and iris Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Informal Gardens Crabapple Hill Gardens Previous The Kitchen Gardens Next The Forsythia Dell 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 Feb 05 2016 Garden Blog More

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour/informal-gardens/ggr-virtual-tour-20 (2016-02-18)
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  • The Ellipse — Dumbarton Oaks
    surrounded by a high wall of American boxwood Buxus sempervirens In the center of the grass oval a single jet fountain was set on axis with the Box Walk In 1958 Alden Hopkins replaced the declining boxwood with a double row of American hornbeams Carpinus caroliniana clipped into an aerial hedge sixteen feet high and fifteen feet wide In 1967 the Provençal fountain purchased in 1927 and originally located in the copse where the Pre Columbian Gallery now stands was moved to the center of the Ellipse Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Gardens Ellipse Enclosed Gardens Previous The Box Walk Next The Arbor Terrace Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Enclosed Gardens The Green Garden The Star Garden The Fountain Terrace The Orangery The North Vista The Swimming Pool and Loggia The Pebble Garden The Beech Terrace The Urn Terrace The Rose Garden The Box Walk The Ellipse The Arbor Terrace 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

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  • The Box Walk — Dumbarton Oaks
    of steps to interrupt the hill s steep slope The path was laid in grass with stone risers but at some point before 1957 it was paved in bricks with a pattern of diamonds and ellipses that Mildred Bliss had seen at Barrington Court in Somerset England Box Walk is lined with the English boxwood Buxus sempervirens Suffruticosa plucked annually to preserve the rumpled mass that Farrand preferred Where the Box Walk leads into the Ellipse two stone pineapples purchased in 1958 flank the path Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Box Walk Gardens Enclosed Gardens Previous The Rose Garden Next The Ellipse Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Enclosed Gardens The Green Garden The Star Garden The Fountain Terrace The Orangery The North Vista The Swimming Pool and Loggia The Pebble Garden The Beech Terrace The Urn Terrace The Rose Garden The Box Walk The Ellipse The Arbor Terrace 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

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour/enclosed-gardens/ggr-virtual-tour-18 (2016-02-18)
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  • The Arbor Terrace — Dumbarton Oaks
    and eastern sides double rows of Kieffer pear trees enclose the terrace Seen from the gardens below the trees screen the retaining wall and hide the steep slopes On the western side of the terrace the cedar arbor minimizes the height of the retaining wall that is also the northeast corner of the Rose Garden The arbor s design is based on a sixteenth century arbor design by French architect Jacques Androuet du Cerceau Under the shade of the wisteria roof water pours from the mouth of a lead river god into a pool decorated with lead cattails On the wall to the south is an inscription from Dante Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Arbor Terrace Gardens Enclosed Gardens Previous The Ellipse Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Enclosed Gardens The Green Garden The Star Garden The Fountain Terrace The Orangery The North Vista The Swimming Pool and Loggia The Pebble Garden The Beech Terrace The Urn Terrace The Rose Garden The Box Walk The Ellipse The Arbor Terrace Plan Your Visit Guided Tours Gardens Season Membership Garden Blog Average Bloom Times Garden Collections Garden Blog Orchid in Greenhouse Feb 16 2016

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour/enclosed-gardens/ggr-virtual-tour-17 (2016-02-18)
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  • The Fountain Terrace — Dumbarton Oaks
    plaque commemorating Matthew Kearney the Irish born superintendent of the gardens from 1949 to 1973 On the stone walls at the base of the staircases are reinforced concrete jardinières made in the 1920s by Maine potter Eric Ellis Soderholtz For the beds within the stone walls surrounding the Fountain Terrace Farrand recommended a combination of flowers in shades of yellow bronze blue and primrose beginning with tulips in the spring followed by annuals in the summer and ending with chrysanthemums in the autumn In the central lawn are two limestone pools each featuring a lead sculpture of a putto holding a fish that spouts water from its mouth In contrast to the earlier flagstone of the Rose Garden and the brick walkway of the Beech Terrace the walkways within Fountain Terrace are turf Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Gardens Fountain Terrace Enclosed Gardens Previous The Star Garden Next The Orangery Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Enclosed Gardens The Green Garden The Star Garden The Fountain Terrace The Orangery The North Vista The Swimming Pool and Loggia The Pebble Garden The Beech Terrace The Urn Terrace The Rose Garden The Box Walk

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  • The Rose Garden — Dumbarton Oaks
    their strongest bloom in the spring followed by repeat blooming throughout the summer and autumn Particularly beautiful are the Hybrid Musk rose Buff Beauty the Hybrid Tea rose Chrysler Imperial and the Grandiflora rose Gold Medal A few are once bloomers including climbing Joseph s Coat and Bloomfield Dainty Several of the cultivars have been grown here since the 1920s including Cecile Brunner Gruss an Aachen Lady Hillingdon and Katharine Zeimet Farrand thought that the Rose Garden would be much seen in winter and added boxwoods as accent plants to each of the rose beds and at the entrances to the garden She suggested that the clipped boxwood in the center of the garden could be as tall as fifteen feet with other marker boxwoods secondary to its size She lined each bed with Buxus sempervirens Suffruticosa which was replaced by bluestone in the late 1960s to simplify maintenance Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Rose Garden Gardens Enclosed Gardens Previous The Urn Terrace Next The Box Walk Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Enclosed Gardens The Green Garden The Star Garden The Fountain Terrace The Orangery The North Vista The Swimming Pool

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  • The Urn Terrace — Dumbarton Oaks
    Havey in the 1950s In the northern portion Havey replaced Farrand s simple straight lines of boxwood still remaining in the southern portion with curved brick lines filled with ivy The pebblework at the base of the urn was laid down in 1958 by Vincent De Benedetto as a test pattern for the large mosaic to be placed in the Pebble Garden The urn is a copy in stone of an eighteenth century terracotta urn that Mrs Bliss purchased in France The original was removed and placed in the Garden Library when the terracotta proved too soft to withstand Washington s winters Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Urn Terrace Gardens Enclosed Gardens Previous The Beech Terrace Next The Rose Garden Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Enclosed Gardens The Green Garden The Star Garden The Fountain Terrace The Orangery The North Vista The Swimming Pool and Loggia The Pebble Garden The Beech Terrace The Urn Terrace The Rose Garden The Box Walk The Ellipse The Arbor Terrace 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

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour/enclosed-gardens/ggr-virtual-tour-14 (2016-02-18)
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  • The Beech Terrace — Dumbarton Oaks
    brick and flagstone wall chosen to approximate the building materials of the adjoining Orangery and Main House The size and elevation of the terrace were chosen to accommodate the beech s root system and to disturb the drainage and root system as little as possible But despite preventive measures the tree declined and was removed in 1948 and replaced by a green leaved American Beech Fagus grandifolia Each spring small bulbs of Crocus tomasinianus Scilla siberica and Chionodoxa luciliae grow among the beech s exposed shallow root system Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Beech Terrace Gardens Enclosed Gardens Previous The Pebble Garden Next The Urn Terrace Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour Enclosed Gardens The Green Garden The Star Garden The Fountain Terrace The Orangery The North Vista The Swimming Pool and Loggia The Pebble Garden The Beech Terrace The Urn Terrace The Rose Garden The Box Walk The Ellipse The Arbor Terrace 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

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour/enclosed-gardens/ggr-virtual-tour-13 (2016-02-18)
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