United States of America, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock
Caruth-Cochran Garden (Little Rock, Arkansas)
This garden complements its 19th century home site, built by George W. Caruth in 1882. It is across the street from the current Arkansas governor's mansion. Members of the Cochran family lived in it from the late 1890s until the 1960s. The garden is divided into seven "rooms": entry, southwest, parterre, fountain, wild garden, pool, and herb. There are rose-covered arbors, boxwood, fountains, a pool, and an herb garden. There are nearly 5,000 permanent plants in the garden.
Persons associated with the property include: George W. Carruth (former owner, 1882-1890); William H. Miller (former owner, 1890-1899); Harry Cochran (former owner, 1899-1913); the Cochran family (former owners, 1913-1960s); Dean Joel Pugh (former owner, 1978-1980s); Gene Wilhoit (former owner); and Jeff Putterman (former owner).
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, and photocopies of book excerpts about the house and garden.
Garden has been featured in The Quapaw Quarter: A Guide to Little Rock's 19th Century Neighborhoods (Little Rock: Quapaw Quarter Association, 1976)
Garden has been featured in Cheryl Griffith Nichols, Little Rock: Driving Tours of Three Historic Neighborhoods, pp. 77-78