United States of America, South Carolina, Greenville County, Greenville
Lowrey Garden (Greenville, South Carolina)
The Lowrey Garden is lcoated a one-half acre lot in Greenville, South Carolina with horticultural specimen plantings of perennials, bulbs, shrubs and trees in garden rooms. The location in town on a busy street figures into the garden design which features Japanese maple trees and shrubs screening the open front yard of the 1949 house. The side and back garden rooms are bordered by pierced brick walls with plantings that bloom sequentially throughout the year. A sunny courtyard behind the house and a pond are set off by stonework walls. American boxwood hedges also define the separate garden rooms.
The garden has been developed by the present owners since 1993. Plants were chosen that suit the environment, such as zoysia grass, which will retain its green color year-round in the warm climate. In the spring flowering dogwood trees, azaleas, camellias, daffodils and bluebells are in bloom. For summer color there are hydrangeas, Oriental and day lilies, Ostrich ferns, Chinese fringe flower shrubs, and annuals planted in containers. The Japanese maple trees and various shrubs add color and texture in the colder months. The bulbs and shrubs in one corner of the garden have naturalized, with bluestone steps leading to a specimen Japanese maple tree.
Persons associated with the property include: Alice E. Howard (former owner, 1949-1980); Stephen and Kelsey Heiner (former owners, 1980-1982); John and Dianna Gilbert (former owners, 1983-1993).
The folder includes worksheets, a narrative garden description, site plans, and other information.