United States of America, North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville
Capt. W. T. Weaver Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
"The garden is a ten acre site in the middle of the city of Asheville and comprises a garden begun at the turn of the century. The garden illustrates how land acquired and developed almost 100 years ago can be accommodated to present day life and economics. Like many other gardens in the mountains, its plan includes heights and valleys, curvilinear walkways and the use of native plants and flora. Today's garden has been developed on the foundations of previous gardens which were planted by the previous owners.
"When the property was purchased by Captain W. T. Weaver about 1895, the city of Asheville lay some four miles to the south. The Weaver property included a residence, garden for flowers and vegetables, quarters for servants and farmland in a small community. Later, a tennis court was added for a growing family. With the exception of the farmland which was donated to the city of Asheville, all of these early features remain today. Captain Weaver's house was demolished in the 1950's; the present residence was built about 1930. However, few changes have been made to the original garden plan."
Persons associated with the property include: Captain W. T. Weaver (former owner from 1890-1935); Anthony Lord (architect in 1950); and Six Associates (architects and engineers in 1930).
The folder includes plans, information sheet, garden description and slide descriptions.