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  • About Cherry Hill — Dumbarton Oaks
    is an 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 garden from Dumbarton Oaks Park Beyond the fence a Farrand designed path and stone bridge are visible just inside the parkland several bridge design drawings are accessioned under GD Q 2 04A through D The bridge path and park were all part of the Bliss s property until they gifted Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard and the Park to the United States government in 1940 Document Actions Print this Share

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  • Historic Photographs — Dumbarton Oaks
    to Plum Walk Cherry Hill general view with trees in bloom 1 Cherry Hill general view with trees in bloom 2 Cherry Hill view towards Catalogue House Cherry Hill snow covered view with Catalogue House Gravel path through Cherry Hill Cherry Hill trees in bloom Cherry Hill and Catalogue House general view 1 Cherry Hill and Catalogue House general view 2 Document Actions Print this Share Dumbarton Oaks Research Library

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  • About the Cool House — Dumbarton Oaks
    of the house however the Cool House served as a practical work area Before the Blisses gifted Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard the Cool House busily supported the gardening activities of a private estate With year round heating provided by pipes running through the floors the building housed off season plants After Harvard took over in 1940 space was at a premium Dumbarton Oaks Director John Thacher began exploring options to repurpose the Cool House Detailed upkeep of the gardens and extensive indoor cultivation of plants were less important than the effort to find new collection and work space At the time the Cool House was used to house and grow orchids In 1941 Thacher suggested turning the Cool House into a sculpture gallery as an extension of the new Byzantine Gallery constructed in 1939 1940 Although Thacher never carried out his plan the Cool House remained a potential site for renovation In 1949 Mildred Bliss and Beatrix Farrand discussed the possibility of remodeling the Cool House into a Garden Center to house Mildred Bliss s growing library Robert Patterson drew plans for the proposed Garden Center but the Cool House was passed over yet again Beginning in the 1950s Frederick Coles used the Cool House as his stonecutting studio on the property When he turned over the space in 1962 it was to make room for a scale model of the new Philip Johnson Pre Columbian Pavilion A short time after the Cool House returned to housing plants Garden staff cultivated orchids there and the building became unofficially titled the Orchid House The orchids remained until Dumbarton Oaks began plans for a new expanded research library in 2001 The old Cool House building was integrated into the architectural design After the new library opened in 2005 the Cool House served

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  • Drawings — Dumbarton Oaks
    House Drawings Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Drawings Info Drawings Preliminary sketch alterations of Cool House Preliminary study of the Cool House changes Preliminary plan proposed Garden Center floor plan Sketch of Cool House alterations Document Actions Print this Share Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit Us Staff Directory Employment Rights

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  • Copse — Dumbarton Oaks
    Archives Garden Archives Drawings and Photographs by Garden Area Copse Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Copse Info Copse About the Copse Drawings Historic Photographs Document Actions Print this Share Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit Us Staff Directory Employment Rights and Reproductions Staff Login Newsletter Webmail Service Desk 2014 Dumbarton Oaks

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  • About the Copse — Dumbarton Oaks
    the Music Room construction in 1927 The Copse design borrowed heavily from similar idealized woodlands planted at Versailles which served as informal intermediate areas between highly designed landscapes and wilderness The Blisses purchased an 18th century neoclassical Provençal fountain from Paul Gouvert in 1927 and this water feature became a highlight of the area Farrand planned a number of bluestone pathways to cut lazily through the woodland to the bowling green in the north Along the paths she planted early spring flowers Dogwood and Japanese maples Heavy evergreens she placed in bulk along the 32nd street wall to maintain privacy By the early 1960s change came to the Copse In 1961 the Provençal fountain was removed and eventually made its way to the center of the Ellipse Between 1962 and 1963 Phillip Johnson s pre Columbian wing of the museum was constructed Johnson s design sensitively incorporated the surrounding landscape through an innovative use of glass however the Copse was still significantly reduced by the addition of the building What plantings remained maintained the informal nature of the original expansive Copse A path still cuts from the Music Room Terrace in the south to the Bowling Green in the north

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  • Drawings — Dumbarton Oaks
    and Photographs by Garden Area Copse Drawings Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Drawings Info Drawings Seat in Bosquet 1 Seat in Bosquet 2 Top rail for seat in Bosquet Document Actions Print this Share Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit Us Staff Directory Employment Rights and Reproductions Staff Login Newsletter Webmail

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  • Historic Photographs — Dumbarton Oaks
    Archives Garden Archives Drawings and Photographs by Garden Area Copse Historic Photographs Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Historic Photographs Info Historic Photographs Come back later Document Actions Print this Share Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection 1703 32nd Street NW Washington DC 20007 Site Map Web Accessibility Contact Us Visit Us Staff Directory Employment Rights and Reproductions Staff Login Newsletter Webmail Service Desk 2014 Dumbarton

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