United States of America, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Stephens Garden (Little Rock, Arkansas)
This garden located in Little Rock, Arkansas features foundation plantings around the Colonial style house which was designed by the prominent Arkansas architect George Francis Trapp. The landscape architect was James E. Mauney of Hocott's Garden Center. In early spring banks of azaleas provide vivid color. Behind the house a terrace planted in grass and edged by a curving low stone wall overlooks the Arkansas River. The rest of the property beyond the retaining wall is comprised of naturalized plantings.
Architect George Francis Trapp (1900-1980) was known for his style of placing buildings to suit the location. The view of the Arkansas River from the terrace is an important feature of the Stephens Garden.
Persons associated with the garden include: James E. Mauney (landscape architect, ca.1950s); Agnes Gray (former owner, 1950-1958); George Francis Trapp (architect, date unknown).