United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington
Macomber Garden (Washington, D.C.)
This 108' x 30' garden is designed to complement the Federal style of its companion house and uses simple straight lines with brick for paths and walls. There are three sitting areas connected by paths that lead back along both sides of a long rill. An evenly spaced line of river birch runs along one wall and across the back. There are no lawns or formal beds, but there is an informal woodland planting of shrubs and perennials. The proportions are elegant and soothing in this urban woodland setting.
Persons associated with the property include: John Williams (former owner, ca. 1806); Isaac Owens (former owner, ca. 1815-1835); William Nicholls (former owner, 1835-1856); William O. Lumsdon and heirs (former owners, 1856-1887); Sallie Jones (former owner, 1887-1903); James Plummer (former owner, 1921-1939); Drew Pearson (former owner, ca. 1930s); John Walker (former owner, 1939-1991); Samuel H. Williamson (landscape architect, 1991-1992); Len Jacoby (gardener, 1992 to date); and Chris Jacoby (gardener, 1992 to date).
The folder includes a worksheet and a copy of the garden plan.