United States of America, Alabama, Jefferson County, Birmingham
Virginia Spencer Garden (Birmingham, Alabama)
The Virginia Spencer garden, established in 1991, is a walled town house garden measuring 50 feet wide x approximately 200 feet long. The garden's design is basically linear with the axis partitioned into outdoor rooms that reflect the French architecture of the home. The plants were chosen for flower arranging and general enjoyment. Roses, shrubs, treees, and perennials are incorporated into a series of allees punctuated by accessories such as outdoor furniture, containers, urns, obelisks, trellises, and gates. The garden is L-shaped, as it wraps around the house, moving from sun to shade.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Norman Johnson (landscape architect and garden designer); and Landscape Services of Birmingham (landscape installation).
The folder includes a worksheet, garden plans, and magazine article.
Garden has been featured in Linda Askey Weathers, "Friendship Garden," in Southern Living