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  • Drawings — Dumbarton Oaks
    wall of Terrace D revised Elevation of west wall of Terrace D flower garden Steps from Terrace C to D 1 Steps from Terrace C to D 2 Plan for pool paving Terrace D Plan of fountain for Terrace D 1 Plan of fountain for Terrace D 2 Full size detail of coping of terrace pools F S D D Terrace pool coping Coping D Terrace pools Seat between Rose Garden Flower Garden showing proposed changes in back Scale and full size details of hood and seat between Rose Garden and Flower Garden Full size detail of C D wall stone seat between Rose Garden and Flower Garden Full size detail wrought iron hood C D Terrace wall Gate and step measurements for Rose Garden and Flower Garden 1 Gate and step measurements for Rose Garden and Flower Garden 2 Wrought iron and wood gate between D and E Terraces F S D of wrought iron and wood gate between D and E Terraces F S D latch for gate between D and E Terraces Full size new iron finial for Terrace D E gate F S D iron bouquet for gate piers between D E terraces F S D

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  • Historic Photographs — Dumbarton Oaks
    Fountain Terrace looking southwest walls and stairs Fountain Terrace looking north towards Arbor Terrace Fountain Terrace northwest corner 1 Fountain Terrace terrace and steps west side 1 Fountain Terrace terrace and steps west side 2 Fountain Terrace with tulips Fountain Terrace detail of fountain Fountain Terrace detail of tulips Fountain Terrace northwest corner 2 Fountain Terrace and seat under walk to Rose Terrace Fountain Terrace bench at west end Fountain

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  • Garden Library and Ribbon Walk — Dumbarton Oaks
    Area Garden Library and Ribbon Walk Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Garden Library and Ribbon Walk Info Garden Library and Ribbon Walk About the Garden Library and Ribbon Walk 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

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  • About the Garden Library and Ribbon Walk — Dumbarton Oaks
    ribbon walks and a birdbath garden surrounded by delicate plantings Her plans originally called for the paths to extend into the South Lawn but the ambitious design was not completed The Garden Library was a project that Mildred Bliss and Beatrix Farrand both pursued for many years Beginning in 1940 with the gift of Dumbarton Oaks to Harvard University Mildred Bliss turned her focus to amassing a well rounded and respected collection of garden volumes prints drawings manuscripts and rare material With help from Beatrix Farrand Bliss searched for the highest possible quality of garden materials available for sale She consulted with rare book dealers librarians at institutions like the Harvard Library Massachusetts Horticultural Society and various national Arboretums seeking recommendations of what a truly fine collection must contain Within a few years the collection had grown substantially Mildred Bliss began to think about establishing a Garden Center where scholars could study gardens in the same way they studied Byzantine and pre Columbian history at Dumbarton Oaks At that time her garden collection was split between rooms of the mansion with rare and reference materials separated under the care of different librarians In the early 1950s Bliss commissioned Dumbarton Oaks landscape architect Robert Patterson to draw up a series of proposed plans for a Garden Center a building where researchers and collection could come together Patterson offered her designs for a possible Garden Center located in one of three locations in the re purposed Cool House on the site of the Tennis Court and an area north of the museum The plans got so far as to receive estimates from G Morris Steinbraker Co but Bliss passed on Patterson s designs By the time Frederick Rhinelander King was hired as architect Patterson had moved on from Dumbarton Oaks so the

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  • Drawings — Dumbarton Oaks
    Garden Archives Drawings and Photographs by Garden Area Garden Library and Ribbon Walk Drawings Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Drawings Info Drawings 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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  • Historic Photographs — Dumbarton Oaks
    Archives Drawings and Photographs by Garden Area Garden Library and Ribbon Walk 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

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  • Green Garden — Dumbarton Oaks
    Archives Drawings and Photographs by Garden Area Green Garden Archive Navigation Garden Archives Home Contents Index Search Refine Help Green Garden Info Green Garden About the Green Garden 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

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  • About the Green Garden — Dumbarton Oaks
    area northeast of the house become a green garden which would in a sense be a part of the rooms looking out on it To accomplish this effect Farrand designed a very formal open space with a carpet and canopy of green Mildred Bliss approved of Farrand s 1922 plan and by the mid 1920s the garden was in place Two massive oaks dominated the terrace and Farrand built the garden around them A low brick wall carefully accented with ivy and other creeping vines enclosed the oaks and a wide swath of ground cover primarily Vinca minor Flagstones paved a sunny patio area immediately north of the Orangery Along the brick walled borders low beds of winter jasmine and English ivy helped maintain the green aspect of the garden throughout fall and winter While Robert and Mildred Bliss occupied Dumbarton Oaks the Green Garden received frequent use As Farrand anticipated it served as a natural extension of the house and the Blisses often hosted large groups of guests there The Green Garden s centrality and importance to the Blisses made it the perfect site for a memorial to the friendship of Beatrix Farrand Mildred Bliss began planning the dedicatory inscription in 1933 With the help of Ruth Havey Mildred composed and commissioned a plaque inscribed in Latin which was placed in the northern balustrade of the garden The Green Garden continued to function as part of the mansion living space even after Dumbarton Oaks transitioned to Harvard in 1940 As she trained Anne Sweeney to give garden tours to the public Beatrix Farrand specifically left out the Green Garden Star Garden Swimming Pool North Vista and the Copse These remained private gardens for staff and fellows in residence However the Green Garden did see changes to the plantings during

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