United States of America, Tennessee, Davidson County, Nashville
Stillwood (Nashville, Tennessee)
This one-third acre garden was established in 1972. Because of the shallow roots of a large maple and the presence of shading hemlocks, pots of flowers rather than in-ground plantings are used for color throughout the garden. Meandering rock paths pull the eye along and wild flowers and moss are placed along the way for interest. The dominant garden feature is a topiary boxwood chair paired with an ivy standing lamp "for comfortable reading." All of the stone and rock work and other construction in the garden--a garden dining gazebo, a little rock house, and a water feature--have been done by the current owner.
Persons and firms associated with the property include: Mr. Tuell (former owner, 1930-1937); the Prudential Insurance Company of America (former owner, 1937-1939); L. D. Owen (former owner, 1939-); Ward Akers (former owner); Joseph C. Humers (former owner); Robert Murphy (former owner); and Joseph Williamson (former owner).
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, and additional documentation.