This half-acre casual woodland garden is located in the midst of the city of Atlanta. The garden is structured for color and form in all seasons. The property is on the back portion of the former grounds of a house built in 1919 for Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Case (this house was a copy of the front of Tintinhull House, Somerset County, England, and still maintains a formal boxwood parterre). Although the garden was first established in 1940, it has undergone many changes over the years. For example, a portion of the garden previously planted formally in boxwood has been converted to a small elliptically shaped lawn surrounded by a perennial plant border. Footpaths are found throughout the garden and are planted with herbs and scented flowering plants. The entire garden is surrounded by a rock wall built in 1936 at the time the house was constructed for Mrs. Case following the death of her husband. Major plantings include azaleas, camellias, maples, spirea, rhododendron, hosta, and daylilies. One area of the garden that features spring color from peonies and Japanese iris hosts ornamental grasses and rudbeckia in the late summer and early fall.
Persons associated with the property include: Mrs. Charles C. Case (former owner, 1936-1968); Carlisle Scales (former owner, 1968-1978); Frank Smith (landscape architect, 1980); William Byers (landscape architect, 1980); and Hugh Dargan (landscape architect, 1997).
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plan with list of major plants, and a narrative history of the garden.