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Sotterly Plantation & Gardens


Sotterly Plantation & Gardens
Hollywood, Maryland

Sotterley Plantation was first developed in the 1650s, and is now a historic 90-acre property located on the Patuxent River. The property is managed by the Sotterley Foundation, Inc. as a heritage tourism and public education destination. Some remnant elements of the landscape and potential archaeological resources date to the 18th and 19th centuries when the property consisted of more than 300 acres. Extant landscape features date primarily to the ownership of Herbert and Louisa Morgan Satterlee.

The master preservation planning project team looked at the property holistically and within its regional context. Heritage Landscapes developed an understanding of property evolution, summarized the history of the landscape and explored the 1930s Colonial Revival period landscape conditions and character in detail for both the 20-acre core and the 96-acre property. A detailed existing conditions plan was developed from a topographic survey and extensive field annotation. Future use options for the property address increased visitation and administration needs. In refining schemes for the visitor center, parking and approach outside the core area visitor approach, neighbor relations, ADA access and proximity to the core area were balanced effectively. Heritage Landscapes worked with the project team on drainage and tree protection aspects of the main house phase one project.

The Sotterley Foundation, Inc.

Sotterley Plantation Preservation Master Plan, Main House Stabilization Landscape Impacts Consultation

Project Credits:
Ann Beha Associates, Architects, team lead; Heritage Landscapes, Preservation Landscape Architects & Planners; Watson Henry Assoc. historic architecture MEP/FP/ Structure; Matthew Mosca, Paint Analysis; Hanscomb Assoc. Cost Estimators; John Milner Assoc. Archaeologists; Dr. Margaret Burke, Curator; Nancy Jean Davis, Collections.