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Silver Spring in Montgomery County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Formal Gardens

1969

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
1. Formal Gardens Marker
Inscription.
According to Carl Schoening, Chief of Horticulture for the Parks in 1969, "We're always kind of fashioned Brookside to be a miniature Longwood Gardens. To Some extent. Not a copycat, but along those lines."

If you've ever visited Longwood Gardens, you know that its outdoor design is divided into many different garden "rooms." The idea of garden rooms can be seen here in the Formal Gardens, with the distinction between each successive garden area, starting with the Perennial Garden, moving through the Yew Garden, and onto Maple Terrace. Many of Longwood Gardens' individual garden areas are separated into similar rooms, but on the much larger scale. This design technique allows for many different types of garden design and display to "live" in close proximity, without conflicting aesthetically.
 
Erected by Montgomery Parks.
 
Location. 39° 3.516′ N, 77° 2.088′ W. Marker is in Silver Spring, Maryland, in Montgomery County. Marker can be reached from Glenallan Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1800 Glenallen Avenue, Silver Spring MD 20902, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Conservatory (within shouting distance of this marker); Creating Pollinator & Native Plant Gardens:
Formal Gardens Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 9, 2017
2. Formal Gardens Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Composting (within shouting distance of this marker); Trial Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Efficient Irrigation System (within shouting distance of this marker); What Happened Here? (within shouting distance of this marker); Elements of Brookside's Rain Garden (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); What Are Rain Gardens? (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Silver Spring.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on February 19, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 9, 2017, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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