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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Flower Garden

Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial

 

—Arlington National Cemetery —

 
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By Don Morfe, August 14, 2009
1. The Flower Garden Marker
Inscription. Mrs. Robert E. Lee took special interest in the flower garden, and she helped shape its final design. In the center stood a large, latticed arbor, its walls covered with flowering jasmine.

The Lees used the arbor for summer entertaining and as a restful place to read and paint. In 1884, the garden was destroyed to make space for a cemetery memorial. It is now being restored to its 1861 appearance.
 
Location. Marker has been confirmed missing. It was likely located near 38° 52.844′ N, 77° 4.366′ W. Marker was in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker could be reached from Sherman Drive 0.2 miles south of Lincoln Drive, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 321 Sherman Drive, Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Garden to Graves (a few steps from this marker); The Kingdom of My Childhood (a few steps from this marker); Arlington House, 1864 (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); Guardian of a Nation's Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Unknowns Monument
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By Don Morfe, August 14, 2009
2. The Flower Garden Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Charles L'Enfant (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arlington Woodlands (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington Estate, 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
Also see . . .  Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. National Park Service (Submitted on December 10, 2013.) 
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
The Flower Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, August 14, 2009
3. The Flower Garden Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 439 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 10, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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