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The Lee Garden 2001

Former owners, horticulturist:
Lee, Frederic P. Mr. Mrs.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 14 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Maryland, Montgomery County, Bethesda
The Lee Garden (Bethesda, Maryland)
The house was built in 1927. The garden was begun at the same time and is divided into a series of outdoor rooms. The reflecting lily pool, which begins from the patio of the house and terminates with a small fountain, is a focal point of a small private garden. The garden, designed by Frederic P. Lee, a lawyer and author of The Azalea Book, features an abundance of azalea varieties, some of which were imported from Japan. Lee was most interested in the science of plant growth, and tended to crowd in as many specimens as possible. The current owners have made no additions to the garden. The original layout is the same and the majority of the foundation trees are still alive.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Frederic P. Lee (former owners, 1927-1968).
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The folder includes a work sheet, slide view plan, map, history of The Landon School, sample of azalea work by Frederick P. Lee, biography of Frederick P. Lee, plant list, and dedication ceremony of Lee Azalea Garden at the US National Arboretum.
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Smithsonian Gardens, PO Box 37012, Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506, Washington, DC 20013-7012
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