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Willow Oaks, 1987, 2007

Journey's End
Former owner:
MacKenzie, Donald
MacKenzie, Millicent
Physical description:
2 folders+ 51 35mm slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Virginia, Loudoun County, Middleburg
Virginia
Middleburg
Willow Oaks (Middleburg, Virginia)
Date:
1987
1987-2007
1987, 2007
Notes:
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).
Summary:
The folder includes newspaper and magazine articles about the property and garden.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
VA368000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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