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Alexandria -- Old Town Walled Garden

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref18787
GUID
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb65b6d9eb8-5eb3-4b12-b740-d72ca3609bab
General
Located on less than an acre, this charming walled garden is attached to a beautifully restored home originally built in 1773. Landscape designer Jane McLeash redesigned the garden in 1978. Along the side of the house a flagstone walkway from the entrance gate leading into a courtyard with a fountain opens to a large, secluded, shady garden in the rear. The plants were chosen with emphasis on color and texture. Prominent plantings include waterfall maple, oakleaf hydrangeas and crape myrtle. Azaleas, ferns and hostas are tucked under the trees and shrubs along the perimeter of the garden and are taken care of by the owner's gardener.
Persons associated with the property include: The Green family (former owners, 1860-1930) and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ross Tolley, (former owners, 1940-1969); Jane McLeash (landscape designer, 1978) and Mark Holler (gardener, ca. 2008).
Former owner
Tolley, Howard Ross, 1889-1958
Tolley, Howard Ross Mrs.
Landscape designer
McLeash, Jane
Former owner
Green family
Provenance
Garden Club of Alexandria
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Old Town Walled Garden (Alexandria, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- City of Alexandria -- Alexandria
Topic
Gardens -- Virginia -- Alexandria
Former owner
Tolley, Howard Ross, 1889-1958
Tolley, Howard Ross Mrs.
Landscape designer
McLeash, Jane
Former owner
Green family
Provenance
Garden Club of Alexandria
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The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Virginia
Sponsor
A project to describe images in this finding aid received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care Initiative, administered by the National Collections Program.
Custodial History
The Garden Club of Alexandria facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
Archival Repository
Archives of American Gardens
Identifier
AAG.GCA, File VA157
Type
Archival materials
Collection Citation
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Collection Rights
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Bibliography
This garden was featured in "Early American Life" magazine (1987) and "Colonial Homes" (1981).
Scope and Contents
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
Collection Restrictions
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Related Materials
Old Town Walled Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (10 35 mm. slides (photographs))
AAG.GCA_ref18787
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AAG.GCA
AAG
Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210187712-0
Alexandria -- Old Town Walled Garden
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