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The Grounds
The Grounds

 

The Grounds

 

The Koi Pond

An original. It is argued that what is now our Koi pond was originally the first cement swimming pool in Virginia. It is nine feet at its deepest. The pool and surrounding grounds have been totally redone by the Effingham team and stocked with different breeds of Koi, most notable are the Kohaku (the medium sized orange fish) and Bekko (the larger Yellow and or Red variety).

 

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The Three-Tiered English Garden

A highlight located at the rear of the Manor, the triple level garden is the first in Virginia. Currently used for our guests to enjoy, or perhaps as a backdrop for a wedding, the leveled gardens were originally intended to help herd and contain cattle. Each level drops to another point in history.

 

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The Lewis and Clark Tree

The Western Red Cedar tree that sits on the Northwest corner of the property is one of two living trees brought back from the Lewis and Clark expeditions in the early 19th century. It was a gift from the explorers to their friend William Alexander. Monticello, Mount Vernon and Saginaw, Teddy Roosevelt's residence in New York, all claim grafts from the westward expansion, but Effingham and the Maryland Historical Society are home to the only original plantings east of the Mississippi.

 

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