United States of America, South Carolina, Greenville County, Greenville
Hipp Garden (Greenville, South Carolina)
Located on the crest of a small mountain, this six-acre garden (part of a 75-acre property) was designed to incorporate and reflect the natural flow of the land. Under development since 1987, it includes stone retaining walls and tiered terraces inspired by a French garden. Major additions to the original design include the 2002 reconfiguration of the view side of the house (the southeastern perimeter) and the addition of a dry creek bed in 2006. Planting materials are largely native grasses, trees, and flowers, while several pieces of sculpture provide focal points and accents. Plantings are staggered so that something is in bloom from April to November. Several outdoor seating areas provide opportunities for reflection and immersion in the garden and the surrounding area.
Persons associated with the property include: Robert E. Marvin (landscape architect, 1987-1990); Thomas Angell (landscape architect, 1997-2007); Robert Miller (horticulturist, 1997-2007); Kirkland McDonald (horticulturist, 2005-2007); and Jimmy Giradeau (gardener, 1992 to date).
The folder includes worksheets, a narrative garden description, site plans, and other information.