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Bowlin Price Lewis Garden, 2007-2009

Architect:
Graeber, Lewis A., III
Designer:
Graham, Jimmy
Horticulturist:
Attaway, Jerry
Sculptor:
Woodward, Thomas
Provenance:
Memphis Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 17 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis
Tennessee
Memphis
Bowlin Price Lewis Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
Date:
2007
2007-2009
Notes:
This southern garden of approximately one acre has evolved through three generations of one family. Its current form began to take shape in the late 1980s with the construction of a conservatory off the living room of the home, which resulted in the garden becoming the focal point of the house. The same architect, Lewis A. Graeber, III, then designed a pool, walks, and renovations to the guest cottage. Although a few old trees and hollies were saved, a new garden plan took shape to reflect one of the owner's fascination with the elements of form, texture, line, and space. The result was a design intended to contrast stark, linear branches against evergreen geometric forms for winter interest. Sculptural silhouettes of styrax trees juxtaposed with mounded boxwoods give the garden a sense of boldness and purpose, a contrast even more dramatic in winter. The trees are arranged to form a tunnel that draws the eye to a fountain. Just beyond the fountain is a lush layering of evergreens that entices the viewer to slow down and experience the peacefulness of the garden.
Persons associated with the garden include Lewis A. Graeber, III (architect, 1988-1998); Jimmy Graham (designer, 1987 to date); Jerry Attaway (horticulturist, 1999 to date); and Thomas Woodward (sculptor, 2000).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Nancy D'Oench, Gardens Private & Personal: A Garden Club of America Book (New York: Abrams, 2008)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
TN069000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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