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About the Upper Garden

The Upper Garden is the most decorative of all Mount Vernon gardens. Here, in season, you will find many beautiful plants and vegetables growing along shaded paths. George Washington's greenhouse is also located here. Washington finished enclosing the walls of the Upper Garden—his showplace—in 1776. Created as a fruit-and-nuts garden, it was transformed from a garden of necessity to a more decorative one in 1785. Its dominant features are a Greenhouse, two formal boxwood parterres, and large beds of vegetables bordered with flowers and boxwood.

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