United States of America, Mississippi, Adams County, Natchez
Greenlea (Natchez, Mississippi)
the present owners started to dig to re-work the garden site of Greenlea in the 1990s. They found brick encasing a space determined to be a remnant of an early Spanish building. Now filled with dirt, it is covered by the formal garden just off the back gallery. Formal patterns of boxwood hedges exist at the front of the house and again in the rear garden. The rear garden includes a fountain featuring an angel. The fountain sits near an outside brick wall--well-surrounded by green plant material.
Persons associated with the property include: Edward R. Templeman (builder, 1852-1853); Tom and Evelyn Hogue Ketchings (former owners, 1963); Barnett and Carolyn Serio (former owners, 1980s); Richard Thompson of Live Oak Nursery (plant selection, ca. 2000); Tab Dore (landscape architect, 2000); and Fred Fisher (landscape/garden plan update, 2000).
The folder includes a worksheet; site plans; a plant list; map; copies of images of unearthed Spanish building; and garden tour brochures.
Garden featured in Mary Warren Miller and Ronald Miller, The Great Houses of Natchez (Jackson, Mississippi: University Press of Mississippi, 1986), p. 23
Garden featured in J. Wesley Cooper, Antebellum Houses of Natchez (Prattville, Alabama: Paddle Wheel Publications), p. 40
Garden featured in Nolan Nance Oliver, This Too is Natchez (New York: Hastings House, 1953), p. 23