Washington Old Hall

Posted on: December 4th, 2011 by Rob

The garden at this modest 17th-century manor house, the ancestral home of George Washington, first President of the United States, is newly created.

It is filled with English flowers and herbs of the 17th century, some of which are now rare. The parterre is also in formal Jacobean style. Other features include a walled border with buttresses, beech ‘elbow’ hedging, a formal pathed lawn with a wildflower mead and formal hedging.

Washington Old Hall is a delightful stone-built 17th-century manor house, which incorporates parts of the original medieval home of George Washington’s direct ancestors. It is from here that the family took their surname of ‘Washington’. There are displays on George Washington, and the recent history of the Hall.

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