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Working in the garden at Ashland, 1953

Posted on September 30, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Working in the garden at Ashland, the home of Henry Clay in September 1953, were Mrs. Walter Hillenmeyer, Mrs. W. C. Lawwill, Miss Daisy Hume and Mrs. William Worth. The Garden Club of Lexington undertook the garden as its main project late in the spring of 1951. Mrs Lawwill was named chairman of the committee. After accepting a plan for a parterre garden designed by Henry Fletcher Kenney of Cincinnati, and after selecting the location of the garden area, a bulldozer was put to work to clear off the land. The contour specifications were carefully followed, and a garden 180 feet long and 105 feet wide was staked out. During the previous two summers thousands of tourists from all over the United States and from some foreign countries have visited the memorial. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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