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Clarence Moore Garden 1995-1996

Former owner:
Moore, Clarence
Rouse Mrs.
Former owners:
Maury Mr. Mrs.
Landscape architect:
Andrews, Bentley
Designer:
Roberts, Louise
Horticulturist:
McBride, Mimi
Photographer:
Blommer, Margaret K.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 19 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Maryland, Montgomery County, Chevy Chase
Maryland
Chevy Chase
Moore Garden (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
Date:
1995
1995-1996
Notes:
"Hedges surround the front of this house creating a quiet country setting. In the early 1900s, it was this country setting near the Chevy Chase Country Club where horsemen and fox hunters donned their red coats to follow hounds. Clarence Moore, master of the Chevy Chase Country Hunt from January 16, 1899 to April 15, 1912, lived here until his death when he went down with the Titanic (April 15, 1912) returning with new hounds for the Chevy Chase Hunt."
"The natural woodland garden slopes down from the back of the house to a stream and abuts the expansive golf course of the Chevy Chase Club. Rough-hewn railroad tie steps and natural pine bark paths lead to meditation gardens where one can sit and reflect on the natural beauty of the garden and nearby sculptures and birdhouses. Two bridges, one with a wood frame, cross the stream allowing access to the entire back gardens. Perennials placed throughout the borders to create color from spring to fall are easily viewed from the back deck and side porch."
Persons associated with the property include: Clarence Moore (master of Chevy Chase Hunt and former owner from 1899 to April 15, 1912); Mr. and Mrs. Maury (former owners in 1930's); Mrs. Rouse (former owner in 1950s); Bentley Andrews (landscape architect, 1986-1989); Louise Roberts (front plantings and landscape, 1982); Mimi McBride (planting materials and planning, 1992); and Margaret K. Blommer (photographer and GCA volunteer, 1996).
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
MD198000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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