United States of America, Virginia, City of Alexandria, Alexandria
Old Town Walled Garden (Alexandria, Virginia)
Located on less than an acre, this charming walled garden is attached to a beautifully restored home originally built in 1773. Landscape designer Jane McLeash redesigned the garden in 1978. Along the side of the house a flagstone walkway from the entrance gate leading into a courtyard with a fountain opens to a large, secluded, shady garden in the rear. The plants were chosen with emphasis on color and texture. Prominent plantings include waterfall maple, oakleaf hydrangeas and crape myrtle. Azaleas, ferns and hostas are tucked under the trees and shrubs along the perimeter of the garden and are taken care of by the owner's gardener.
Persons associated with the property include: The Green family (former owners, 1860-1930) and Mr. and Mrs. Howard Ross Tolley, (former owners, 1940-1969); Jane McLeash (landscape designer, 1978) and Mark Holler (gardener, ca. 2008).
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and other information.
This garden was featured in "Early American Life" magazine (1987) and "Colonial Homes" (1981)