Long Walk flower beds
Long Walk prior to Gari Melchers' ownership
Long Walk, 1927, by Frances Benjamin Johnston
Backstory and Context
Most of the roses original to the garden were lost over the years. But thanks to Bill and Maxine Chandler, longtime caretakers at Belmont, some of the roses original to the time when Gari and Corinne Melchers lived at Belmont survived. Bill Chandler took cuttings from the old plants growing on the arbors and nurtured them in his own garden. His skill saved Tausendschön, a hybrid multiflora, and American Pillar, a rambler, which grew on the arbors at either end of the Long Walk.
Ankjaer-Jensen, Beate. Belmont's Roses, May 20th 2014. Accessed May 6th 2020. https://garimelchers.wpcomstaging.com/2014/05/20/belmonts-roses/.
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