Jane Krumbhaar MacLeish Landscapes has designed and constructed some of the most well-known and highly celebrated gardens in the area including Ondine, a new garden at Dumbarton Oak, Historic Old Town Lee Mansion in Alexandria, and two gardens at One Observatory Circle — the Vice President's official residence. Jane is a co-founder of the Dumbarton Oaks Park Conservancy. She is well known for her ability to restore old gardens and collaborates with a broad network of garden artisans and craftsmen. She currently serves as a member of the Washington DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities' DC Creates! Public Art Program. http://janemacleish.com/ .
Tour the private garden located down the street to McLeish home, which was designed by Landscape Architect Thomas Church, "one of the pioneers of the mid-century Modernist movement." The original drawings of this garden highlight this pioneer inlandscape design. “Mr. Church created nearly 2,000 gardens, in addition to several major large-scale public commissions... his voice was unique, distinct, and influential. His two books, Gardens are for People and Your Private World, serve as easy to read manuals on modern residential garden design.” https://tclf.org.
Jane's home is located north of the National Cathedral, off of Wisconsin and 38th, on Upton Street with street parking available.
Please RSVP by October 11th to let us know if you will be joining us so we can plan for refreshments. We hope to see you there!