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Jasmine Hill 1920 to 1986

Former owner:
Fitzpatrick, Ben
Fitzpatrick, Mary
Photographer:
Scott, John
Weller, Eleanor C.
Physical description:
1 folder+ 27 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Alabama, Montgomery County, Montgomery
Alabama
Montgomery
Jasmine Hill
Date:
1920
1920-1986
1920 to 1986
Notes:
"The seventeen-acre garden is bathed in a profusion of color most of the year, and the radiant hues of an army of blooming shrubs and flowers battle for attention with graceful works of art. The most popular time to visit is in spring, when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom and the trees sprinkle the ground with a shower of petals."
"To add to the color to the garden during the months when the blooms weren't their brightest, Mary Fitzpatrick, the original owner, painted fruits and flowers on a wrought-iron fence from New Orleans in bright, pastel colors. Mary said the fence, covered only by an occasional blanket of English ivy, brightened her private sanctuary even during winter."
There are 24 more 35 mm. slides from Jasmine Hill without releases.
"A small 1830s-era settler's cottage occupied the land when the Fitzpatricks bought their foothill retreat. It was their home for nearlly six decades and now houses the Jasmine Hill Restaurant. An outdoor amphitheatre, nestled on a terraced hillside overlooking a grand view of the surrounding timber-covered hills, comes alive during the warm spring and summer months with concerts, plays, and musicals amid the cool breezes of the foothills."
Persons associated with the property include: Ben and Mary Fitzpatrick (former owners); John Scott (photographer); Eleanor Weller (photographer).
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
AL010000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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