United States of America, Maryland, Montgomery County, Chevy Chase
Leachman Garden (Chevy Chase, Maryland)
Established in 1922, the 2/3 acre garden was planted in snowball bushes and rose bushes. Mrs. Nicholson planted over 400 peonies around the house, which are now in the perennial border. During World War II, the owners planted a large vegetable garden. The following owners spent time in Japan during the Vietnam War. From here, they were inspired to build a koi pond on the property. Current owners have added boxwoods, perennial border, a rose garden, and foundation plantings.
Persons associated with the garden include: Chevy Chase Land Company (former owner, 1921); Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Nicholson (former owners, 1922-1968); Commodore and Mrs. Charles Hartigan (former owners, 1968-1986); John Hyson (gardener during Nicholson's ownership); J. Sinces/C. Bowers Garden Gate Landscaping with Mrs. Charles Hartigan (design of fish pond and terrace, 1970); Alinio Moreno, Ali's Landscaping (perennial border, 1988); Virginia Leachman (boxwoods, rose garden, 1990); and Signe Ahl McCullough, Signes's Little Houses (playhouse, 1987).
The folder includes a work sheet, slide view plan, copies of photographs, deed list; and information of events held at the house.