Katonah in Westchester County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Terrace Garden
John Jay Homestead
In numerous Jay family photographs, the terrace appears as an active lawn and garden area for family gatherings. The terrace garden was designed in 1924 in conjunction with the addition of the west wing of the house.
The Rusticus Garden Club began to take care of the terrace garden as a community volunteer project in 1969. After the original plans were found in the Homestead archives in 1992, the club undertook the gardenís restoration and continues to maintain it through volunteer efforts and fund-raising activities.
Erected by Friends of the Jay Homestead. (Marker Number 11.)
Location. 41° 15.089′ N, 73° 39.638′ W. Marker is in Katonah, New York, in Westchester County. Marker can be reached from Jay Street (New York State Route 22) 0.1 miles south of Beaver Dam Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the John Jay Homestead. Marker is at or near this postal address: 400 Route 22, Katonah NY 10536, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Carriage Drive and Roadways (a few steps from this marker); The North Lawn (within shouting distance of this marker); The Schoolhouse and Homestead Lawn The Beech Allee (Avenue) and Stone Fences (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bedford House (about 300 feet away); The Sundial and Fountain Gardens (about 400 feet away); John Jay Homestead (about 500 feet away); Welcome to John Jay Homestead (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Katonah.
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