United States of America, Tennessee, Hamilton County, Lookout Mountain
Martha Law Woodland Garden (Lookout Mountain, Tennessee)
This 3.5 acre garden is noted for its many specimens of rhododendron, hydrangea, and leucothoe. Indeed, the garden's owner has popularized the Hydrangea paniculata 'Tardiva' throughout the Chattanooga area and the Southeast. This natural-looking, woodland garden may look "random," but is the result of careful planning and loving care over many years. Its development actually began as the result of a major ice storm in February 1960, which, while it devastated the property's old oaks and pines, opened up new areas to sunlight and planting. The woods are now mature once more, while understory plants such as ferns and trillium grow everywhere in great abundance. Their larger cousins, planted small and far apart, now join in a tapestry with the beautiful trees.
The proceeds of a tour of this garden in 2000 have benefited the efforts of The Garden Conservancy.
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, a detailed description of the garden and its history, a plant list, and other information.
Garden featured in the May 6, 2000 Home and Garden section of Chattanooga Free Press