Glen Echo in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“A riotous country jumble”
Clara Barton National Historic Site
— National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior —
Clara Barton's mixture of practical crops with decorative flowers prompted one visitor to describe her gardens as “a riotous country jumble of pear trees, tomatoes, marigolds, rose bushes, and corn.”
In addition to the wide variety of fruits and vegetable grown here, Clara Barton kept goats, chickens, and cows to supply the household with dairy products and eggs. A stable on the west side of the property also housed a pair of horses.
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture Charity & Public Work • Women. In addition, it is included in the Clara Barton series list.
Location. 38° 58.023′ N, 77° 8.431′ W. Marker is in Glen Echo, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Oxford Road. On a parking lot at Glen Echo Park near the Clara Barton National Historic Site. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5801 Oxford Road, Glen Echo MD 20812, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Barton House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hall of Philosophy (within shouting distance of this marker); A Life of Service (within shouting distance of this marker); A Heroine's Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Minnehaha Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); The Clara Barton Trail (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Glen Echo Park’s Crystal Pool (about 400 feet away); The Changing Face of Glen Echo (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Glen Echo.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.