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Thomas Garden, 1986

Landscape architect:
Park, Neil Hamill
Former owner:
Bond, Durbin
Provenance:
Little Rock Garden Club
Landscape architecture firm:
Ginovvhio Architectural Firm
Physical description:
1 folder+ 4 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Arkansas, Pulaski County, Little Rock
Arkansas
Little Rock
Thomas Garden (Little Rock, Arkansas)
Date:
1986
Notes:
The two-acre Thomas Garden in Little Rock, Arkansas, includes formal planted beds, statuary and fountains in the Italian garden style. The Colonial revival style house is approached via a broad brick walk, with lawn on either side. There is a large fountain decorated with lead dogs built into the brick wall at the rear of the garden. The side garden is bordered by a stone wall topped with iron railing, and has another fountain depicting Leda and the swan that feeds a reflecting pool. The vegetable, herb and cutting garden is laid out in formal beds, including rose beds, with paved walkways and low brick walls. Garden art includes an armillary sphere.
Other areas of the garden are planted in flowering shrubs, including azaleas, and flowering trees, including magnolias. There is a flagstone patio and flagstone walkways.
Persons associated with the garden include Neal Hamill Park (landscape architect, ca 1940); Ginovvhio Architectural Firm (architects, 1941); Mr. and Mrs. Durbin Bond (former owners, 1941-1957).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets.
Topic:
Gardens
Rose gardens
Sculpture
Walkways, flagstone
Walls, brick
Italian gardens
Armillary spheres
Local number:
AR040000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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