Did you know that bricks are made from clay? Clay is really just gooey soil, and it's all around the D.C. area (you can find clay soil in many areas of the United States). If you've ever modeled with clay, you know it's easy to form into shapes. Once they've been baked in big ovens, bricks can last a long time. That's why they're used a lot for buildings and paths.
How to find the Morrison Garden at the Arboretum:
Enter the Azalea Collections from the south side off of Azalea Road. Look at the map of the grounds and find the north arrow (an arrow with the letter "N" above it.) The south side of the Azalea Collections would be the direction that's on the opposite end of the arrow, and is near the intersection of Eagle Nest Road and Azalea Road near the Grove of State Trees. Once you enter the collection from this side, you'll see the brick garden straight ahead of you.
The Morrison Garden is named after the Arboretum's first director, B. Y. Morrison.
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Last Updated July 10, 2009 9:41 AM
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