1 folder+ 17 35 mm. slides and 5 prints (photographs)
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Mimi's Garden (Dallas, Texas)
Mimi's Garden is on a property, approximately three-quarters of an acre, in the heart of "Old" Highland Park, a small township surrounded by the city of Dallas. The home is built on the top of a hillside that slops down to a wooded creek. The current owners, who took over the property in 1974, made major changes to the back of the house. Working with Naud Burnett, a Dallas landscape architect, they built a wooden deck where the original driveway ended and installed a large pool and guest house where a large parking area, a two-car garage and servant quarters had once been. Garden features include a fountain featuring square brick steps and a large pool surrounded by terraces and flower beds. In 1999, an area west of the pool became a "secret garden," consisting of an open area of grass, encircled by deep beds of azaleas, hydrangeas, forsythia, mahonia, dogwoods, Japanese maples, annuals, perennials and other rockery plants among large boulders.
Persons associated with this property include: Mr. and Mrs. Jack R. Swain (former owners, 1944-1974); Naud Burnett (landscape architect, 1974); Country Life Landscaping (landscape company, 1999-2008); Lentz Landscape Lighting (landscape company, 1974).
The folder includes an information sheet, a features plan, a slide view plan, a slide list, plant list and a magazine article.
This garden was featured in the "Dallas-Fort Worth Gardens" magazine and in "Great American Suburbs: The Homes of the Park Cities, Dallas" by Virginia Savage McAlester, Willis Cecil Winter and Prudence Mackintosh (2008), p.14.