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Willow Oaks, 1987, 2007

Title: Journey's End
Former owner:
MacKenzie, Donald
MacKenzie, Millicent
Physical description:
2 folders+ 51 35mm slides (photographs)
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Virginia, Loudoun County, Middleburg
Willow Oaks (Middleburg, Virginia)
1987, 2007
Willow Oaks, established in 1935, is located on a 340 acre farm on the edge of Middleburg, Virginia. The garden was originally referred to as "Journey's End." Subsequent owners who purchased the property in ca.1977 developed an English-styled country garden with an American twist. Garden features included a formal garden, rose garden, cutting garden and vegetable garden planted. Plantings included sturdy varieties that could withstand the extremes of the Virginia climate rather than delicate English varieties. The property was purchased in 2001 with plans to develop a luxury resort on the property which received protests from Middleburg residents.
The property is named Willow Oaks because of the willow oaks on the property which were prized by Thomas Jefferson.
Photographs of Millicent MacKenzie and Jim Buckler at Willow Oaks are included in this documentation.
Persons associated with the garden and site include Mr. and Mrs. Donald and Millicent MacKenzie (former owners, pre-1977).
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
The folder includes newspaper and magazine articles about the property and garden.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Gardens, PO Box 37012, Capital Gallery, Suite 3300, MRC 506, Washington, DC 20013-7012
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Data Source:
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