Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Dina Merrill Pavilion
This structure was built in 1968 to protect the camellia collection in winter. Every fall, the garden staff transferred around fifty camellias from the gardens and maintained them here until spring, when they were replanted. The skylights could be opened for ventilation and temperature control. Today, this building is the Dina Merrill Pavilion, named for Marjorie Post's youngest daughter and longtime Hillwood trustee. It is used for museum activities and offices.
Hillwood's modern varieties of camellias can withstand the snow and cold of winter outdoors.
Erected by Hillwood Estate Museum & Gardens.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Horticulture & Forestry • Women. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
Location. 38° 56.658′ N, 77° 3.1′ W. Marker is in Forest Hills in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker can be reached from Linnean Avenue Northwest, 0.1 miles south of Upton Street Northwest, on the left when traveling southTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Café, C.W. Post Center, and Administration (within shouting distance of this marker); Butler's House (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Cutting Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Visitor Center (within shouting distance of this marker); Adirondack Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Motor Court (about 300 feet away); Mansion (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forest Hills.
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.