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Arbor Terrace

Mouse over the image to see the transformation of the Arbor Terrace.

Gate to Arbor Terrace, looking North from Fountain Terrace, 2015Gate opening north side of flower garden, before construction of gates, 1930–1938

The Arbor Terrace is one of the first seven garden rooms designed by Beatrix Farrand. Located on a steep hill dropping away from the Orangery to Lover’s Lane, the Arbor Terrace lies below the Rose Garden and north of the Fountain Terrace. It commands a view of the Crabapple Orchard falling away to the Kitchen Gardens in the north, and Mélisande’s Allée to the east. Over its ninety-year history, the Arbor Terrace has undergone some of the most extensive redesigns in the garden.

Read more about the history of the Arbor Terrace and view drawings and historic photographs on the Dumbarton Oaks Garden Archives.


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