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Scott Garden 1994

Former owner:
Spicer, Fred A
Ober, Donald R
Scott, Frank, II
Scott, Theodore G., Jr.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 8 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Virginia, Orange County, Orange
Virginia
Orange
Scott Garden (Orange, Va.)
Date:
1994
Notes:
"Our garden is essentially a spring and early summer garden, the major part carved out of what was originally a densely wooded area with a stream flowing from a spring on the property to the Rapidan River. It is also a "his and her" garden, the perennials and herbs being "hers" and the woodland wildflowers, rhododendrons and rock garden being "his"."
"The garden is on three levels: the street level with a perennial garden against the ha-ha wall, an herb garden and lily border lead to a second level with three perennial borders and two paths, one with a view of the Rapidan River sloping down to the rock garden and the other to the wildflower garden and stream."
"There are approximately 600 rhododendrons and azaleas on the property, grown largely from seed or cuttings by the owner, some quite rare or unusual. One is R. bureavii from the garden of King Gustav of Sweden, obtained as cuttings from Dr. Serbin, ARS. Also cuttings from Dr. Serbin are several very dwarf and slow growing Rhododendron kiusoami (Hillier form). Many deciduous azaleas were grown from seed from Scottish gardens."
"Historically the property is on the north, east and south bounds of the Octonia Grant of 1722 to eight related members of the Beverley, Standard and Winslow family."
Persons associated with the property include: Fred A. Spicer (former owners from 1933 to 1964); Donald R. Ober (former owner from 1964 to 1975); Frank G. Scott, II (former owner from 1975 to 1978); Theodore G. Scott, Jr. (former owner from 1978 to 1996).
Publications:
The folder includes plans, drawings, plant list and information sheet
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VA258000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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