United States of America, Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta
Chafee House (Augusta, Georgia)
The house was built in 1780 by Peter Carnes, however, the garden was not begun until after 1784. Mrs. John Howard designed an elaborate Dutch bulb parterre garden with 17 separate sections. Brick edging outlined the garden. The garden also included a rose garden. The house was rebuilt in 1854.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Peter Carnes (former owner, 1780); Mrs. John Howard (former owner, 1784); Emeline and Maisie Thomas (former owners); and Harry Chafee (former owner).
Garden featured in Garden History of Georgia, (1933)
Garden featured in Gardens of Colony and State (1934)/