Cherry Hill

Informal Gardens
The Cherry Hill

Set on a slope at the bottom of the garden, Cherry Hill is a mixture of cherry species, including Prunus sargentii, Prunus subhirtella, and Prunus x yedoensis. Farrand hoped that isolating the cherries in this remote section of the gardens would allow these flowering trees to have an "area … devoted to a display beautiful at one specific time of year and yet not a conspicuous part of the design in constant view."

Visible through the fence running along the north side of Cherry Hill are a stone bridge and path, elements of Farrand's design in Dumbarton Oaks Park, the less formal and more picturesque twenty-seven acres of the original estate given to the United States government in 1940.

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