United States of America, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville
Hunter's Hill (Nashville, Tennessee)
Hunter's HIll is essentially an old country house whose original owners were accustomed to fox hunting on their estate of 500 acres. The property now consists of 26.5 acres and the current owners' focus has been to marry the original bones of the garden to its natural setting in the countryside. The Gothic style of the house is echoed in qualities of the garden, including a decorative arch of cedar trellis. Boxwood topiary complement antique garden statuary and contemporary sculpture. The overall effect melds old and new, lush plantings and surrounding woodlands, into an elegant whole.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Guilford Dudley (former owners, 1928-mid-1930s); Mr. and Mrs. Lindenberg (former owners, mid-1930s-1952); Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mountcastle (former owners, 1952-1992); and Ben Page (landscape architect, 1993).
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, and photocopies of articles about the garden.
Garden has been featured in Roberta Seawell Brandau, History of Homes and Gardens of Tennessee (Nashville: Published for the Garden Study Club of Nashville by the Parthenon Press, 1936)
Garden has been featured in Donna Dorian, "Gothic Revival," Southern Accents, September-October 2002, 254-261