The Gardens

The Blair House gardens were created during the major renovation of the house in the 1980s and were funded through generous donations from the following individuals:

  • Mr. and Mrs. Jack Massey: Front gardens (facing Pennsylvania Avenue)
  • Arthur and Janet Ross: Arthur and Janet Ross Garden (large interior garden, above)
  • Fleur Cowles: Small interior courtyard

Mr. and Mrs. Ross subsequently endowed the gardens to maintain and preserve them in perpetuity.