While in St. Michael’s, I discovered this beautiful holly tree. Where is it, who planted it and what’s it’s story? This American Holly was planted in 1816 and it resides at the entrance to the beautiful resort, Inn At Perry Cabin, St. Michael’s. So what about the person who planted it?
Samuel Hambleton was a Naval Officer in the War of 1812. Fast forward to the year 1816, when he planted the tree. According to Wikipedia, “following the Battle of Lake Erie, Hambleton returned home to St. Michaels, Maryland and built a home which he named Perry Cabin after his friend Oliver Hazard Perry. It was eventually expanded by subsequent owners into Inn at Perry Cabin, a well-known luxury hotel and spa”.