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Bonnie Doon 1999

Former owners:
Mercer, George A., III Mr. Mrs.
Landscape architect:
Sasser, Elwin J
Gardener:
Wagoner, Shannon
Horticulturist:
Upson, Robert
Physical description:
1 folder+ 11 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Georgia, Chatham County, Savannah
Georgia
Savannah
Bonnie Doon (Savannah, Georgia)
Date:
1999
1999-1999
Notes:
This 165 by 300 foot garden site was established in 1975. Facing the Vernon River, the grounds and gardens have gradually developed through the years. The perennial border is at its colorful peak during April through June. A more recent addition is a "garden room" bounded by two arbor arches. It is bordered by Buxus microphylla var. koreana. There is also a hedge of Rhaphiolepsis indica (Indian hawthorn). Other featured plants include Agapanthus, Hemerocallis (daylilies), white Lagerstroemia indica (crape myrtle), Cydonia oblonga (common quince), members of the Punicaceae family, and bulbs. The garden's owner is constantly trying to achieve better design in the garden.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. George A. Mercer, III (former owners, 1972-1982); Elwin J. Sasser (landscape architect); Shannon Wagoner (gardener); and Robert Upson (horticulturist).
Summary:
The folder includes a worksheet and a copy of a detailed site plan.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
GA173000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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