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Louise Jordan's Garden, 2010

Landscape architect:
Lambert, Joe
Bliss, Houston B.
Burnett, Naud
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Dallas
Physical description:
1 folder+ 14 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Texas, Dallas
Texas
Dallas
Louise Jordan's Garden (Dallas, Texas)
Date:
2010
Notes:
Louise Jordan's Garden was started in 1950, when the house was built and trees, including live oak, crabapple, purple leaf plum and cherry, were planted. The one-acre property includes large swathes of lawn used for family games, a tennis court, and a large terrace behind the house used for entertaining. A mature cedar elm tree planted in 1974 shades that terrace. Around the perimeter of the property are deep garden borders planted with flowers, ferns, fruit trees and shrubs, with a circular rose bed sited in the lawn just beyond the terrace. The beds and borders behind the house and surrounding the terrace are circular or curving in shape while the raised beds in front of the house are rectangular.
Some of the garden's flowers are self-sowing, such as nasturtium and larkspur. A greenhouse is located in the back corner of the property, with quince growing alongside. Azaleas and dogwood were planted in front of the house in 1968 on the occasion of the present owner's wedding. The early garden was designed by Dallas landscape architect Joe Lambert, known for introducing simplified shapes and a particular shade of green paint to the region. The original design included a horse stable and riding arena that were removed in 1958 when Dallas landscape architect Naud Burnett redesigned the garden, relocating a large vegetable garden to make room for the tennis court. Few of the original 30 live oak or fruit trees remain.
Other features include garden statuary of St. Francis of Assisi, a pastoral tableau, stone rabbits, and metal reindeer.
Persons associated with the garden include Joe Lambert (landscape architect); Houston Bliss (landscape architect); Naud Burnett (landscape architect circa 1958).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and plans.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
TX094000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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