This site features extensive azalea plantings in a natural woodland setting, complemented by dogwoods, native trees, ferns, and ground cover. More formal gardens feature terraces, azalea parterres, bulb beds, and containers. Water features include a lily pond among the parterres near the house and a fish pond in the woods.
Persons associated with the property include: Judge F. C. Proctor (former owner, 1927); Mike Hogg (former owner); Mrs. Harry Hansen (widow of Mike Hogg and former owner); Mr. and Mrs. R. Thomas McDermott (former owners); C. C. Pat Fleming (architect and landscape designer); Birdsall Briscoe (architect); and Preston Bolton (architect).
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The folder includes a worksheet, a photocopy of a site plan, a copy of a 1927 topographic plat, and photocopied descriptions of the garden from Garden Club of America publications. The garden is noted for its extensive plantings of azaleas in both woodland and formal settings ands its use of native woodlands to create and enhance the overall garden setting.
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