Governor's Palace, Formal Garden

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Title

Governor's Palace, Formal Garden

Subject

Block 20. Building 03.
Governor's Palace (Williamsburg, Va.)
Historic buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Public buildings -- Virginia -- Williamsburg
Gardens -- Virginia -- Williamsburg

Description

View of the formal gardens behind the Governor's Palace, flanking one side of the Ballroom Wing, 1935. These gardens, designed by Arthur Shurcliff, include boxwood parterres and one dozen large cylindrical shrubs known as the Twelve Apostles, a feature often appearing in eighteenth-century English gardens. Near the top of the photo, a pleached hornbeam arbor is visible to the left. Just beyond the arbor is a small structure built into the garden wall that served as a privy (necessary). An earthen mound is also visible (featuring a stair and viewing platform on top), and served as the site of the Palace's original eighteenth-century Ice House.

Creator

Lincoln, F.S.

Date

1935

Date Created

1935

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

LC327P16

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Gelatin or collodian printing out paper with platinum toning, mounted on board

Physical Dimensions

8x10 inches

Citation

Lincoln, F.S., “Governor's Palace, Formal Garden,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed August 17, 2022, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/179.