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Greely Garden, ca. 1945-1949

Former owner:
Greely, Rose 1887-1969
Physical description:
1 folder+ 6 slides (photographs)
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington
Washington (D.C.)
Greely Garden (Washington, D.C.)
ca 1945-1949
Noted landscape architect Rose Greely's Washington, D.C., home garden was photographed by Perry Wheeler in the late 1940s. It had been under development since at least the 1920s. The compact (20 feet wide by 65 feet long) Colonial Revival design was in keeping with the scale of Greely's Federal style Georgetown home. Seasonally rotational plantings in borders and beds included spring bulbs, boxwood edging, other evergreens, and gravel paths. A small terrace seating area with chairs was placed at the far end of the garden, while another seating area with a small fountain and pool was adjacent to the house. Garden ornaments included a strawberry pot and a hand-blown glass flagon. Greely's architectural drawings and papers, including those relating to her garden, are housed in Special Collections at the University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, Virginia.
Persons associated with the garden include Rose Greely (landscape architect and former owner, ca. 1920-1969).
The folder includes worksheets.
Garden has been featured in "A Garden on a Narrow City Lot in Georgetown," House Beautiful (November 1932), pp. 316-317
Garden has been featured in "House of Miss Rose Greely," The Architectural Forum (August 1934), pp. 109-111
Garden has been featured in "A Compact City Garden," House & Garden (December 1939), p. 57
Garden has been featured in Richardson Wright, House & Garden's Book of Gardening (New York: The CondeĢ Nast Publications, Inc., 1940), p. 89
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Archives of American Gardens

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