Governor's Palace Gardens, Bird's-Eye View of Boxwood Parterre

Dublin Core

Title

Governor's Palace Gardens, Bird's-Eye View of Boxwood Parterre

Subject

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

Description

View of the formal gardens behind the Governor's Palace, flanking one side of the Ballroom Wing, 1933. 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-center of the photo, a pleached hornbeam arbor is visible. In the top-left corner, beyond the arbor, is a small tent-roofed structure built into the garden wall. This building served as a privy (necessary).

Creator

Shaw, Thomas Mott

Date

1933

Date Created

1933

Rights

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Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

D2008-COPY-1014-1034

Rights Holder

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Graphite on paper

Physical Dimensions

31.5 x 45.5 cm

Citation

Shaw, Thomas Mott, “Governor's Palace Gardens, Bird's-Eye View of Boxwood Parterre,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed December 3, 2021, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/400.