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Stratford Hall Gardens

The estate dates from the 1730s and was inherited by the great Confederate general, Robert E. Lee. The garden was restored by Arthur Shurcliff in the 1930s. He used old records, and imagination, to make the East Garden with box edged parterres and Alden Hopkins simplified his design in the 1950s. The West Garden was designed the New York landscape architects Umberto Innocenti and Richard Webel in the 1940s.

Photograph © Karl Gercens

Photograph © Karl Gercens

Photograph © Karl Gercens

Stratford Hall Plantation, Robert E. Lee Memorial Association, Inc., 485 Great House Road, Stratford, Virginia, USA, VA 22558

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