Official website: http://www.mountvernon.org/
National Historic Landmarks Program: http://tps.cr.nps.gov/nhl/detail.cfm?ResourceId=636&ResourceType=Building
Alternate Names: Little Hunting Creek Plantation
Site Owner(s): George Washington
Site Designer(s): George Washington
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Associated Terms: Ancient Style, Arcade, Avenue, Botanic garden, Bowling green, Clump, Deer park, Drive, Eminence, Flower garden, Fountain, French style, Greenhouse, Grove, Ha-Ha/Sunk fence, Hedge, Kitchen garden, Labyrinth, Lawn, Mound/Mount, Nursery, Orchard, Piazza/Veranda/Porch/Portico, Picturesque, Plantation, Plot/Plat, Pot, Quarter, Shrubbery, Square, Sundial, View/Vista, Wall, Wilderness, Wood/Woods
Johnson, Gerald W. Mount Vernon: The Story of a Shrine. New York: Random House, 1953.
Norton, John D., and Susanne A. Schrage-Norton. “The Upper Garden at Mount Vernon Estate-Its Past, Present, and Future: A Reflection on 18th Century Gardening. Phase II: The Complete Report”. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association Library, 1985.
Pogue, Dennis J. “Archaeological Investigations at the ‘Vineyard Inclosure’ (44Fx763/4) Mount Vernon Plantation, Mount Vernon, Virginia”. Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, Archaeology Department, File Report 3, 1992.
———. “Mount Vernon: Transformation of an Eighteenth-Century Plantation System.” In Historical Archaeology of the Chesapeake, edited by Barbara J. Little and Paul A. Shackel. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1994.
Riley, John P. The Icehouses and Their Operations at Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon, Va.: Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, 1989
- Willis, Nathaniel Parker, 1840, quoting an early visitor's description of Mount Vernon, plantation of George Washington, Fairfax County, Va. ( 1971: 263)
- At the extremity of these extensive alleys and pleasure-grounds, ornamented with fruit-trees and shrubbery, and clothed in perennial verdure, stands two hothouses, and as many green-houses, situated in the sunniest part of the garden, and shielded from the northern winds by a long range of wooden buildings for
the accommodation of servants.