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Phillips Garden, 1952-1956

Landscape architect:
Wheeler, Perry H. 1914-1989
Former owner:
Phillips, Neill Admiral
Phillips, Grace Hendrick d. 1966
Physical description:
3 folders+ 28 slides (photographs); 1 film transparency; 7 photographic prints; 7 plans
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, District of Columbia, Washington
Washington (D.C.)
Phillips Garden (Washington, D.C.)
Date:
1952
1952-1956
Notes:
The Georgetown garden of Admiral Neill Phillips and his wife Grace Hendrick Phillips (for whom a boxwood cultivar was named) was designed by Perry Wheeler in 1952, with construction and installation moving forward in that year. By April 1953 the garden was featured on the annual Georgetown Garden Tour. Wheeler's design for the small space included a brick wall for privacy, brick paving of most of the garden area, and an unusually shaped pool with twin fountain spouts and a striking sculpture. A variety of shrubs and small trees lined the perimeter, with emphasis on boxwood. Seating was provided throughout the garden. Duplicates of many of the images, the originals of which are in the Perry Wheeler Collection, may be found in the Garden Club of America Collection. The prints originated with CondeĢ Nast Publications and appear to have been associated with a magazine article about the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Perry H. Wheeler (landscape architect, 1952-1953) and Admiral Neill Phillips and Grace Hendrick Phillips (former owners, 1951-1966).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, copies of magazine and newspaper articles featuring the garden, and other information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in "Gardens in Flower," The Sunday Star (April 19, 1953), Section D
Garden has been featured in House & Garden, February 1957
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DC026000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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