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Bunny Mellon, a DC Garden Designer with Connections

Philanthropist and garden designer Bunny Mellon died recently, and I didn’t appreciate her significance until reading Adrian Higgins’ terrific profile of her in today’s  WaPo.  “Rachel ‘Bunny’ Mellon, arts patron and confidante of Jackie Kennedy, dies at 103.”

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I didn’t even know that she designed two major gardens at the White House – the Jacqueline Kennedy garden above and Rose Garden below.

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I also recommend this 2010 feature about her garden in Vanity Fair.

Posted by on March 18, 2014 at 8:07 pm, in the category Unusually Clever People.
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2 Responses to “Bunny Mellon, a DC Garden Designer with Connections”

  1. commonweeder says:

    Susan – thank you so much for posting this, reminding us all of Bunny Mellon, and sending those great links.

  2. Of Gardens says:

    I had the same reaction…although I knew her name, I had no idea Bunny Mellon was such an influential person in the gardening world until I read her obituary in the NYT.

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