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Elk Rock Garden

Peter Kerr gave his estate to the Diocese of Oregon in 1959 and it became The Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop's Close. Ker was born in Scotland in 1862 and 'close' is a old word for a an enclosed place (eg a street or yard). The original garden design was by the Olmsted Brothers. The local climate enables the planting to be not unlike that on the west coast of Scotland.
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Elk Rock Gardens of the Bishop's Close, 11800 SW Military Lane, Portland, Oregon, USA, OR 97219-8436

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