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Design for a Tapis Vert

Design for a Tapis Vert

Artist
Thomas Jefferson
Date of Work
Unknown
Credit
Massachusetts Historical Society

Design for a Tapis Vert

This sketch design for a "tapis vert", or unbroken stretch of land, on the South Lawn may have been drawn by President Thomas Jefferson. The design is rectangular with graveled walks, sections of grass and hedgerows, and espalier frames, used for vines and fruit trees, surrounded by four feet of flowers around its border. The flower border helped identify this garden plan as possibly the South Lawn of the White House Grounds and by President Jefferson. The rectangular shape fits into a similar plan by Jefferson. Please see 9652 in the Digital Library to view the related Jefferson garden plan.

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