United States of America, West Virginia, Kanawha County, Charleston
Thomas Garden (Charleston, West Virginia)
"This 1.5 acre plot was carved out of a 21-acre tract owned by the current owner's grandparents. The house was built for the current owner's parents. Old coal mine tipple timbers were used as beams in one room and in covered porches of the house. The original owners had gardens, but when the current owners moved in in 1986 the existing gardens were expanded and renovated. Beds were double dug and trees and shrubs were added. Plant features include peonies, hostas, hemerocallis, and rudbeckia. Boxwood plantings and a woodland garden are also featured."
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. L. Newton Thomas (former owners, 1938-1985); L. T. Bengston (architect, 1937-38); Alvin McCorkle, Sr. (contractor, 1937-38); Paul D. Marshall (architect, 1985 and following); Thomas A. Vasale (horticulturist, 1985 to date); and Jeff Fetty (artist, 1988).
The folder includes a worksheet and a copy of the garden plan.The garden is noted for its English character, woodland setting, and use of masses of color.