United States of America, Pennsylvania, Montgomery County, Ambler
Dawesfield (Ambler, Pennsylvania)
The stone house of Dawesfield was built in 1728. It was the scene of the court-martial and acquittal of General Anthony Wayne and served as George Washington's temporary headquarters in 1777. The flower and vegetable gardens antedate the American Revolution. A high stone wall encloses the garden on the north end. On the lower side, a long path leads down between box hedges. A broad terrace extends along the upper portion of the garden; and the vista is terminated by a small garden house. The property, up to 1929, passed from mother to daughter for eight generations. National Register site 03/29/1991 91000318.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: James Cheston, IV. (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. George J. Cooke (former owner).
The folder includes a worksheet and brief descriptions.
Garden featured in Louise Bush-Brown and James Bush-Brown, "Dawesfield," Portraits of Philadelphia Gardens (Philadelphia: Dorrance and Company, 1929) p. 35