A Garden for Food and Color

A Garden for Food and Color (HM1P53)

Location: Oyster Bay, NY 11771 Nassau County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 53.183', W 73° 30.008'

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Sagamore Hill National Historic Site

In Theodore Roosevelt's time this field was a three-acre garden of vegetables, fruit trees, and berries. It produced potatoes, lima beans, lettuce, and carrots, peach, plum, and pear trees, and multiple grape arbors. Despite its size the garden was not big enough to take care of all their mealtime needs. The garden also provided many scents and colors. Edith Roosevelt loved flowers throughout the house, so the garden included carnations, snapdragons, salvia, columbine, and larkspur for cuttings and table settings.Alfred Davis, who had worked for the Roosevelt family all his life, developed the garden soon after Roosevelt purchased Sagamore Hill. He tilled the soil, made sure the plants got water, and tried to keep the Roosevelt children from "tramping on his flower beds, eating his grapes and currants."
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HM NumberHM1P53
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Placed ByNational Park Service
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Date Added Saturday, November 7th, 2015 at 9:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 626359 N 4527227
Decimal Degrees40.88638333, -73.50013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 53.183', W 73° 30.008'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 53' 10.98" N, 73° 30' 0.48" W
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Area Code(s)631, 516
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 286-304 Sagamore Hill Rd, Oyster Bay NY 11771, US
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