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GARDENS of GEORGETOWN

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GARDENS of GEORGETOWN exploring urban treasures

Text by edith nalle schafer

Photography by jenny gorman

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copyright Š 2015 Gardens of Georgetown - Exploring Urban Treasures P u b l i s h e d b y G e o r g e tow n G ar d e n C lu b G e o r g e tow n G ar d e n C lu b 3 31 9 P S t r e e t, n . w. wa s h i n g t o n , d c 2 0 0 0 7 www.georgetowngardenclubdc.org All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Printed in the United States 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

isbn: 978-0-9861279-0-8 Library of Congress Control Number: 2015932736 Georgetown Garden Club Book Committee Lee Harrison Child Betsy Emes June Austin Libin Jane Matz Edith Nalle Schafer Elizabeth Shriver All proceeds from the book are returned to Georgetown’s parks and public spaces. book design Dede Cummings / dcdesign

printed on paper with pulp that comes from fsc-certified forests, managed forests that guarantee responsible environmental, social, and economic practices. made with a chlorine-free process (ecf: elemental chlorine free).


CONTENTS



Introduction: Storied Georgetown

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th e garde n s of ge orgetown

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t re e s : rive r b irch , h ornb eam s and l inde n s th e s ound of wate r playf ul surp rise s

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adde d d im e n s ion s : statue s and scul p ture s pleas ing pat te rn s

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meande ring pathways

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b e et s, g re e n s and let tuce leave s ro se s, ro se s, ro se s pot s of inte re st

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v ine s that cl im b and wind

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gate s and door s : in s and out s History of the Georgetown Garden Club

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Members of the Georgetown Garden Club 94 Acknowledgements 94 preceding page : A stately heron looks over lush sedum and a waterfall. l eft: Excellent use of planting overflowing onto, and softening, paving.

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Profile for Annie Harrod

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