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  • The Pebble Garden — Dumbarton Oaks
    and colors in the Italian manner Curved limestone edgings enclose beds of thyme and sedum The shallow pebble pool was designed to be covered by a thin layer of water but is now dry At the northern end of the garden is a deeper pool with three lead eighteenth century French sculptures originally located at the Meridian House in Washington D C and given to Dumbarton Oaks by Mrs S W Chandler in 1959 At the southern end of the garden are carved limestone cornucopias flanking the central pebble pattern of a wheat sheaf Set in stone below is the Bliss family motto Quod Severis Metes As ye sow so shall ye reap Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Pebble Garden Gardens Enclosed Gardens Previous The Swimming Pool and Loggia Next The Beech 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

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour/enclosed-gardens/ggr-virtual-tour-12 (2016-02-18)
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  • The Swimming Pool and Loggia — Dumbarton Oaks
    exist today Artist Allyn Cox who also painted murals in the rotunda of the US Capitol developed a series of canvas frescoes for the ceiling and walls of the loggia depicting the fable of Diana and Actaeon When the paintings declined in the 1940s they were reproduced in three mosaic panels of Portuguese tile At the western end of the pool framed by weeping cherries is a cast stone wall with rocaille ornamentation surrounding a fountain and red marble basin from a design drawn by Beatrix Farrand To the south of the pool leading to the Green Terrace above is a curved stairway whose steepness is broken by a series of small landings and the Horseshoe Fountain Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Swimming Pool and Loggia Gardens Enclosed Gardens Previous The North Vista Next The Pebble 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

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour/enclosed-gardens/ggr-virtual-tour-11 (2016-02-18)
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  • The North Vista — Dumbarton Oaks
    She created the approximate proportions of the terraces that remain today enclosing the different levels with tall hedges of common box Buxus sempervirens When the boxwood began to decline in the 1940s Farrand preferred to renew the planting but Mildred Bliss felt masonry was needed and a new wall was built instead Other designers contributed to the design Robert Patterson added chains above the stone walls to support the wisteria vines and Ruth Havey designed the ornamental rail at the northern end Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under North Vista Gardens Enclosed Gardens Previous The Orangery Next The Swimming Pool and Loggia 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 08

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour/enclosed-gardens/ggr-virtual-tour-10 (2016-02-18)
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  • The Star Garden — Dumbarton Oaks
    for its decorative astrological figures Lead figures of Aries Capricorn Pegasus and the Phoenix frame the central lead star and pebble mosaic A lead figure of Aquarius pours water into a yellow marble basin The inscription around the star in old English lettering is from Chaucer s translation of Boethius s De Consolatione Philosophiae A low hedge of the white large flowered Rhododendron mucronatum Indica Alba encloses the room the smallest of the enclosed gardens at Dumbarton Oaks Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Star Garden Gardens Enclosed Gardens Previous The Green Garden Next The Fountain 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 Greenhouse Feb 08 2016 Orchids blooming in the

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  • The Green Garden — Dumbarton Oaks
    would in a sense be a part of the rooms looking out on it and attractive throughout the winter The Blisses visualized the garden as an outdoor entertaining area beyond the Orangery This terrace at the highest elevation of the property allows views over the garden terraces below to the hillsides to the north and the city to the east Paths lead from the Green Garden to the Beech Terrace the Pebble Garden the North Vista the Star Garden and the Pool Loggia Set within the balustrade is a plaque dedicated to the friendship between the Blisses and Beatrix Farrand Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Green Garden Gardens Enclosed Gardens Next The Star 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 in Lilac Circle Feb 11 2016

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour/enclosed-gardens/ggr-virtual-tour-08 (2016-02-18)
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  • The Orangery — Dumbarton Oaks
    Lloyd owned the Wye House on the eastern shore of Maryland where an older Orangery with similar Palladian windows built sometime between 1750 and 1770 still stands It is believed that a later owner Edward Linthicum attached the Orangery to the main house in the 1860s and also replaced its roof and planted the Ficus pumila in the northwest corner of the room This Ficus now covers the inside walls and is festooned across each of the windows During the winter the Orangery is used as a greenhouse and holds a collection of gardenias oleander and citrus Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Orangery Gardens Enclosed Gardens Previous The Fountain Terrace Next The North Vista 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

    Original URL path: http://www.doaks.org/gardens/virtual-tour/enclosed-gardens/ggr-virtual-tour-07 (2016-02-18)
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  • The Terrior Column and Enclosure — Dumbarton Oaks
    The Terrior Column and Enclosure The South Front Beneath a large weeping willow is the Terrior Column modeled after a nineteenth century terrier tomb that Farrand saw in her travels to Naples Italy Close to the column in an area enclosed by bamboo and a lacebark elm is a lead roofed garden seat originally designed as a swing by Farrand The side panels represent Aesop s fables of the fox and the crane and the fox crow and cheese Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Terrior Column Gardens South Front Previous The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour The South Front East Lawn R Street Walk South Side of the House South Lawn The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk The Terrior Column and Enclosure 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 Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd

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  • R Street Walk — Dumbarton Oaks
    Street Walk The South Front In describing the large Katsura and Japanese maple that predated her design work Farrand wrote These trees make a foliage border to the lawn difficult to equal for character and delicacy She added a mixture of evergreen trees and shrubbery including boxwood American holly Mahonia and Japanese holly Between the evergreens she added deciduous forsythia Viburnum and Philadelphus Groundcover next to the brick path included Helleborus ferns and spring bulbs Back to Map Document Actions Print this Share Filed under Gardens South Front R Street Walk Previous East Lawn Next South Side of the House Navigation Gardens Map of the Gardens and Virtual Tour The South Front East Lawn R Street Walk South Side of the House South Lawn The Garden Library and Ribbon Walk The Terrior Column and Enclosure 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 Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street

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