Doughoregan Manor is best known as the home of Charles Carroll of Carrollton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Its ownership continues to remain in the family and it has been designated a National Historic Landmark. The house was begun about 1725 (with additions and renovations over the years)and still reigns over an estate that once included more than 10,000 acres. In addition to its setting amidst woods and farmlands, the manor included a garden featuring specimen trees of many varieties: cedar, spruce, mape, catalpa, and pear. Flower beds, box, and lawns complement and are complemented by the trees. The gardens have been restored by the present owner.
Persons associated with the garden include: Charles Carroll (former owner, ca. 1725) and Charles Carroll of Carrollton (former owner, ca. 1775).
The folder includes worksheets, a garden plan, and photocopies of articles about the estate and gardens.
Garden has been featured in Alice G. B. Lockwood, comp., Gardens of Colony and State (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons for the Garden Club of America, 1934), pp. 133-137
Garden has been featured in Martha J. Lamb, ed., The Homes of America (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1879), p. 77