The Oval Garden and Willow Pond

The Oval Garden and Willow Pond (tmp-ee66f)

Location: Thomaston, ME 04861 Knox County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 4.903', W 69° 10.09'

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Knox Museum

Knox's letters and financial papers specifically note the presence of an oval-shaped garden, a key feature to the landscape plan. The garden will contain plants such as rosebushes, lilacs and bleeding hearts, and will have brick walkways, an arbor, boxwood beds and provide a beautiful public space for visitors to enjoy.
"The General has a garden fence ovally. Indeed, circles and semi-circles in his fences, etc. seem to be all the mode here."- Journal of the Reverend Paul Coffin15 August 1796
A focal point of the hiking and biking trails that wind through the property, the Willow Pond will be located behind the Oval garden. Willow trees will outline the pond just as they did at the original Montpelier, providing a quiet place for reflection.
" . . . part of it should be planted a pretty thicket of willows - underthem and on the bank and edges of the pond your wood ducks woulddo well, if any could be got for you ."- Joseph Pierce to Knox,28 December 1794
(Marker Number 14.)
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Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 10:22pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 486535 N 4880962
Decimal Degrees44.08171667, -69.16816667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 4.903', W 69° 10.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 4' 54.18" N, 69° 10' 5.4" W
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Area Code(s)207
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Old High St, Thomaston ME 04861, US
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