United States of America, Texas, Smith County, Tyler
Holly Cottage Garden (Tyler, Texas)
Holly Cottage Garden lies in the the historic Azalea District of Tyler. The garden features brick walkways, a sunken garden, and tea house. Hedge areas of Yaupon holly, as well as boxwood, Burford holly and other shrubs lend a classic feel to the garden. The garden designer since 1985 cites the Sissinghurst Garden in southern England, designed by Vita Sackville West, as a source of inspiration for this property.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: D.G. Connally (former owner, 1927-1934); Roger J. Wolfe (former owner, 1934-1942); Claude S. Holley (former owner, 1942-1970); R.B. Powers (former owner, 1970-1976); David Fair (former owner, 1976-1985); Ralph Bryan (architect, 1927); Shirley Simons (architect, 1952); and Dr. Wayne Babin (garden designer, 1985-present).
The folder includes worksheet, garden plan, oral history questionnaire, copy of postcard, and plant list.