Washington's Gardens at Mount Vernon

Washington s Gardens at Mount Vernon For gardeners and readers of early American history here is the first book to document the unknown George Washington landscaper farmer and gardener of Mount Vernon Remarkably the George Washington

  • Title: Washington's Gardens at Mount Vernon
  • Author: Mac Griswold
  • ISBN: 9780395929704
  • Page: 123
  • Format: Hardcover
  • For gardeners and readers of early American history, here is the first book to document the unknown George Washington landscaper, farmer, and gardener of Mount Vernon Remarkably, the George Washington who spent forty five years designing and planting the gardens at Mount Vernon is virtually unknown today, hidden behind the icon of the first president s frozen dignity.For gardeners and readers of early American history, here is the first book to document the unknown George Washington landscaper, farmer, and gardener of Mount Vernon Remarkably, the George Washington who spent forty five years designing and planting the gardens at Mount Vernon is virtually unknown today, hidden behind the icon of the first president s frozen dignity In her new book, Mac Griswold reveals to us a man who gathered seed, transplanted and pruned trees, and designed a kitchen garden, a pleasure garden, and even a botanical garden, where he did all the experimental work himself Washington left for historians and restorationists a wealth of memos, directives, diaries, plans, and plant lists that documented every step of his creation and now the recreation of his gardens Out of this wealth of archival material, Griswold paints a remarkably vivid picture of eighteenth century gardening.

    One thought on “Washington's Gardens at Mount Vernon”

    1. Beautiful pictures, decent descriptions about the gardens of Mount Vernon and insipid analysis of Washington's character. Really only for a Washington or gardening enthusiast with some extra time on their hands.

    2. It's been a while since I read this one. If I remember correctly, I learned a lot about how Washington's view of life was reflected in the way he managed his plantations and his gardens.

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