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A Dallas Family Garden, 2008-2009

Architect:
Smith, Eric J
Easton, David A
Landscape architect:
Johnson, Warren Hill
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas
Physical description:
1 folder+ 29 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Texas
Dallas
A Dallas Family Garden (Dallas, Texas)
Date:
2008
2008-2009
Notes:
A family's private residence built in 2001 features two mature live oak trees that were left in place during construction of the house, and now shade the entrance and interior courtyard. The 2.5 acre property is long and narrow, so numerous trees were planted for privacy and shade, including pecan, magnolia, elm, pine, and live oak, with shade tolerant shrubs planted below. There are many water features, including a fountain court, wall fountains in the courtyards, a stream and pond for the children that were channeled from Turtle Creek, and a swimming pool. A tree house for the children is hidden in a grove of trees. Architect Eric J. Smith, architect/designer David A. Easton, and landscape designer Warren Hill Johnson, RLA, of Fallcreek Gardens, Inc., all worked on the property.
The property includes ample lawns for recreation, an elaborate playhouse, tennis court, gazebo, and guest house. Faux bois furniture is placed in wooded areas where the children play. Bird houses sited on tall poles are replicas of old Texas mission churches. There are brick paths and paving stones set in grass that provide access to outdoor recreation and entertainment. Vertical gardens were planted on the walls around the house for their cooling effect.
Persons associated with this property include Warren Hill Johnson of Fallcreek Gardens, Inc. (landscape architect, 1997 - 2001); Eric J. Smith (architect, 1997-2001) and David A. Easton (designer/architect, 1997-2001).
Summary:
The folder includes an information sheet, a features plan, a slide view plan, a slide list, plant list and a magazine article.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
TX089000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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