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Tench Cox Garden 1997

Former owners:
Cox, Tench Mr. Mrs.
Dean, John Dr. Mrs.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 9 35-mm slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville
North Carolina
Asheville
Tench Cox Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
Date:
1997
1997-1997
Notes:
The property is one of the early houses in an exclusively residential village of Asheville, North Carolina. The community as a whole has tried to maintain a tree-shaded, quiet residential atmosphere. The property's front portion is left entirely natural with a thicket of native rhododendrons completely screening the house from the street. The rear yard is divided between a formal lawn with 25-foot conical conifers across the back and a secret garden designed by the original owner. The conifers are the original hemlocks and yews that were planted in 1923. Through the conifers one passes to a secret garden. It is about 40 feet square and contains boxwood parterres filled with perennials. There is a small rose arbor. Behind the parterres there was once a cutting garden that has been turned into grass. The garden has been maintained just as it was in the 1920s.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Tench Cox (former owners, 1924-1989) and Dr. and Mrs. John Dean (former owners, 1989-1997).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet with an abbreviated garden plan.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
NC035000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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