United States of America, Georgia, Richmond County, Augusta
Salubrity Hall (Augusta, Georgia)
Lord Sandwich bought the property in 1799. The name is derived from Mont Salubrity, a girls school that was once on the site. When Mr. and Mrs. John Herbert of New Jersey purchased the property in 1928, it evolved into Salubrity Hall. Parts of the original structure were incorporated into the 11,000-square-foot mansion built for the Herberts in the style of an English Tudor country house. The extensive gardens were planned by Mrs. Herbert. Both the house and gardens became a local attraction in Augusta, and were featured on postcards in the 1930s. Salubrity Hall is located within walking distance of the Augusta Country Club, where Mr. Herbert was one of the founding members The back areas have been subdivided - Montrose Court. Gift of Mrs. William G. Bush.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Lord Sandwich (original landowner, ca. 1799); Mont Salubrity Girls School (former owner); Mr. and Mrs. John S. Herbert (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. Guy S. Lewis (former owners, ca. 1984); and Scroggs and Ewing (architects, ca. 1928).
Garden featured in Garden History of Georgia, (1933)