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Arboretum in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Knot Garden

 
 
The Knot Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
1. The Knot Garden Marker
Inscription.  The formal knot expresses the traditional elegance of the garden design which originated in Europe during the 16th century. Knot garden designs are geometrically patterned on a level site with plants arranged so they may be pruned to follow a pattern upon the ground.

This garden is a contemporary interpretation of the traditional knot garden. Dwarf evergreens, rather than herbs, have been used for improved uniformity and lower maintenance. The higher level of the reception area allows the knot to be viewed from above. Crushed brick is used in open spaces to emphasize intricate patterns forming the knot.
 
Erected by U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
Location. 38° 54.701′ N, 76° 58.162′ W. Marker is in Arboretum, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Meadow Road Northeast 0.1 miles west of Ellipse Road Northeast, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20002, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cladrastis kentukea (here, next to this marker); Rosmarinus officinalis
The Knot Garden image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 11, 2020
2. The Knot Garden
(a few steps from this marker); Acanthus mollis (within shouting distance of this marker); Lychnis coronaria (within shouting distance of this marker); Echium vulgare (within shouting distance of this marker); Phlomis fruticosa (within shouting distance of this marker); Hedera helix (within shouting distance of this marker); Dioscorides Garden (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arboretum.
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 17, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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