United States of America, Georgia, Coweta County, Newnan
Dunaway Gardens (Newnan, Georgia)
Founded by Hetty Jane Dunaway as a setting for a theatrical learning center, the property had it's "golden years" from the 1930s-1950s. In Dunaway's efforts to create a storybook setting for theatrical learning, she hired landscape architects and plantation farmhands to carry out her plans. The garden was known for its panorama of trees, old-fashioned flowers, rare exotic plants, streams, and miles of laid rockwork. The converted barn, Patchwork Barn Theater, was demolished for highway 70. Newnan citizens comprised a non-profit corporation to save and restore the gardens. Dunaway Gardens Foundation, Inc. supports the preservation of the history and natural beauty of Dunaway Gardens through educational programs, historical exhibitions, cultural events, research and environmental activities. The gardens are currently open to the public.