United States of America, Mississippi, Washington County, Greenville
Margaret Smythe's Garden (Greenville, Mississippi)
In 1992, Margaret Smythe purchased a house, built by J.P. Clower, and set about to create a cottage garden on a 1/4 acre with the help of Phillip Watson, landscape architect. The front lawn is bordered by long, curved beds of flowers. You enter the backyard under an arch in a latticework trellis trhough which you find a knot garden, a birdbath, and a patio with garden furniture. The paths through the garden are mulched, and ive Mrs. Smythe's collection of plants--from Garden Club of America members--an informal backdrop.
Persons associated with the property include: William A. Davis (former owner, 1937-1945); W. A. Hamby (1945-1950); J.O. Cadenhead (former owner, 1950-1976); W.W. Farms, Inc. (former owner, 1976-1986); Warron Hammett, Jr. (former owner, 1986-1992); and Phillip Watson (landscape architect, 1992).
The folder includes a worksheet; site plans; a plant list; map; and copies of articles.
Garden featured in Lynn Libous-Bailey, "75 Years and Still Growing: Garden Clubs of Mississippi Celebrates a Milestone," in Mississippi Gardener, March 2004, p. 47