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Cutting garden in fall

Dog Cemetery

Reached through quiet wooded paths, the pet cemetery is a tranquil memorial to the pet dogs that Marjorie Post loved throughout her life. Plants include forget-me-nots, “sweetbox,” and vinca groundcover. Post’s last dog, Scampi, was laid to rest in the pet cemetery in 1972. The great love of dogs is a tradition that many of Post’s family members carried on and they continued to memorialize their beloved four-legged friends in the dog cemetery through the 1980s.  

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Azaleas blooming in the Pet Cemetery at Hillwood, Washington DC
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Pet Cemetery at Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens
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Marjorie Merriweather Post with dog Scampi 1961

Marjorie Merriweather Post enjoys a moment at Hillwood with Scampi in 1961

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Azaleas blooming in the Pet Cemetery at Hillwood, Washington DC
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pet cemetery