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Ash Garden, 2009

Landscape consultant:
Gorman, Peg
Seiss, Nicole
Garden Club of Alexandria
Physical description:
1 folder+ 15 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Virginia, Fairfax County, Great Falls
Great Falls
Ash Garden (Great Falls, Virginia)
The Ash Garden in Great Falls displays contemporary sculpture amidst garden beds that complement the contemporary house built circa 1980. Around the perimeter of the five-acre property are woodlands filled with American holly and other trees with shrubs planted as the understory, entered through a stone moon arch. The many garden rooms include beds of show quality dahlias as well as thirty varieties of hosta, flowering shrubs, native and ornamental groundcovers, roses, and vegetables. Paths meander around the garden beds and through the woodlands.
Garden areas are defined by the types of plants, including a white garden at the edge of the lawn, a succulent garden planted in sedum between the house and the pool, a paved serenity room, and hosta beds surrounding sculptures.
Nicole Siess of Landesigns LLC was the landscape consultant for the Ash Garden from 1992 to 2003. Peg Gorman of Gorman's Gardens has worked on the Ash Garden since 2006.
The owner grows show quality dahlias which are entered in competitions.
Persons associated with the property include: Nicole Siess (landscape consultant ,1992-2003); Peg Gorman (landscape consultant, 2006-2009).
The folder includes an information sheet, a features plan, a slide plan, a slide list and a plant list.
This property is featured in "Sculpture and Stone" by Louise Krafft published in The Connection Newspapers, May 23, 2008; "A Festival of Flora in Virginia" Road Trip published in the Washington Post, April 13, 2008; The Garden Conservancy's Open Days in June, 2009
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Archives of American Gardens

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