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SUB-SERIES — Folder: 4 Identifier: DDO-RB-GAR-001

Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Arbor Terrace

Scope and Contents

23 black and white photographs and 3 color photographs of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden, Arbor Terrace. One black and white photograph is of a print. First designed in the early 1920s as an herb garden by Beatrix Farrand, landscape gardener, with a fountain, arbor, and balcony, it was later re-designed as a terrace by Ruth Havey, landscape architect. Ruth Havey kept the fountain, arbor, and balcony features of the Beatrix Farrand design. Over the years it has been referred to as Arbor Terrace, Terrace E, Herb Garden, Pot Garden, and Wisteria Arbor.


  • 1921-1979

Language of Materials

Materials chiefly in English with a few items in Greek, Latin, French, Italian, or Spanish.

Conditions Governing Access

An appointment is required to consult the collection. Please submit appointment requests here: For research queries, contact the staff of Rare Book Collection (


8 linear feet (23 boxes of textual material with approximately 2631 items; 2411 drawings; and 1235 photographs)

Repository Details

Part of the Dumbarton Oaks Repository

Dumbarton Oaks holds archival collections in its Rare Book Collection, Image Collections and Fieldwork Archives, and the Dumbarton Oaks Archives. The collections include: the papers of noteworthy scholars in the three fields that Dumbarton Oaks supports (Byzantine, Pre-Columbian, and Garden and Landscape); image collections depicting objects or sites of topical interest to scholars in the three fields; Beatrix Farrand’s personal archive of letters and original drawings that document the development of the Dumbarton Oaks Garden; and institutional records and architectural plans and drawings documenting the history of Dumbarton Oaks. For more information about hours and to make an appointment to consult any of the collections listed here, please fill out the request form:

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