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

A Historic Landscape

United States Botanic Garden

 
 
A Historic Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
1. A Historic Landscape Marker
Inscription.
Created in 1932, Bartholdi Park is named after Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, the sculptor of the historic Fountain of Light and Water located at its center. Bartholdi is best known for designing the Statue of Liberty.

The beds in Bartholdi Park were originally arranged geometrically and planted in a formal style to feature the fountain and to accommodate public gatherings. From the 1940s to the 1960s, the outer perimeter was heavily shaded with large trees. The 1970s through the 1980s brought large displays of annuals and plants native to the region. A native plant garden was added to the early 1990s, the annual beds were removed and small garden rooms were created. Today, Bartholdi Park demonstrates innovative gardening practices that are environmentally friendly, accessible to a diverse range of people, aesthetically pleasing, and promote healthy living.

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Location. 38° 53.224′ N, 77° 0.785′ W. Marker is in Southwest, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Washington Avenue SW and Independence Avenue SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20534, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bartholdi Fountain (a few steps from this marker);
A Historic Landscape Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 22, 2017
2. A Historic Landscape Marker
Pitcherplants (within shouting distance of this marker); Native Plants (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bartholdi Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); Rain Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Bartholdi Fountain (within shouting distance of this marker); American Veterans Disabled For Life Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Capitol Square, SW (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Southwest.
 
Also see . . .  Bartholdi Park. (Submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland.)
 
Categories. ArchitectureMan-Made Features
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 22, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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