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Alexandria -- Carriage House Garden in Old Town

Object Details

sova.aag.gca_ref18788
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb681caa16a-bd81-4907-996b-6ef90ba226fe
General
A walled formal garden in the English style was designed to complement the 1801 carriage house which retains its original façade and carriage doors, comprising less than an acre in an urban neighborhood. The garden is entered through a wrought iron gate next to a hedge of Nellie Stevens holly trees that provide privacy from the street. The other three sides of the garden are enclosed by high brick walls, including the neighbor's abutting wall draped with a massive trumpet vine. An allée of hornbeam trees under planted with perennial geraniums borders the brick walk that leads to the front door which is shaded by a rose arbor. The enclosed garden receives moderate sun and includes century-old boxwood, oak leaf hydrangeas, winter blooming camellias, a variegated Japanese maple, a bed of spirea, ferns, a European beech tree, and hellebores.
The Carriage House Garden in Old Town has been recognized by the American Institute of Architects, received a local civic beautiful award in 2006, and has been opened to the public for Virginia's historic garden week on two occasions.
Persons associated with the garden include John Burke (former owner, 19thc.); Anita Barnes (former owner until 1989); Florence Everts (ASLA) (landscape architect, 1990); Robert Holland (garden designer, 1990-1991); Harry Braswell (addition to house, 1991)
Creator
Everts, Florence
Provenance
Garden Club of Alexandria
Collection Creator
Garden Club of America
Place
Carriage House Garden in Old Town (Alexandria, Virginia)
United States of America -- Virginia -- Alexandria
Topic
Gardens -- Virginia -- Alexandria
Creator
Everts, Florence
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 VA409
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.
Scope and Contents
The folder includes worksheets.
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
Carriage House Garden in Old Town related holdings consist of 1 folder (13 35mm slides (photographs))
AAG.GCA_ref18788
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Record ID
ebl-1643208220039-1643210187708-1
Alexandria -- Carriage House Garden in Old Town
Alexandria -- Carriage House Garden in Old Town
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