United States of America, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock
River Ridge (Little Rock, Arkansas)
Richard C. (1910-1999) and Gertrude Remmel Butler's (1910-2007) two-acre garden features extensive plantings of daffodils and the day lilies and Louisiana irises that Mr. Butler hybridized and distributed to others in the Little Rock, Arkansas gardening community. The Butlers designed and worked their garden between 1951 and 2007. The property overlooks the Arkansas River.
Gertrude Remmel Butler was president of the Little Rock chapter of the Garden Club of America from 1956-1958. She won a Zone IX horticultural award in 1981 and a national award in 2005 for her work on the Pulaski County Courthouse rose garden. She was a prominent philanthropist in Little Rock. Richard C. Butler, Sr. was one of the attorneys representing the Little Rock School Board against the suit filed by the local NAACP that went to the Supreme Court as part of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
Persons associated with the garden include: Richard Colburn Butler, Sr. (former owners, 1951-2007) and Edwin Cromwell (architect, n.d.).
The folder includes worksheets and additional information.