A 100-year-old red oak tree is a feature of Bellingrath Longmeadow Garden, a 7/8-acre wedge shaped property that has a New Orleans-style French Colonial house designed in 1957 by architect Myrlin McCullar, with the original garden design by J. Duke Moody of Memphis. A generous lawn at the curved front of the property faces the street, with a plant and hardscape parterre designed and installed in 1983 by Donna Pittman King. Ornate wrought iron gates on either side of the house give access to the garden area, which features a swimming pool, flagstone terrace and cabana used for entertaining and relaxation. There is a wall fountain at the rear of the garden, filling the narrowest part of the property.
Bellingrath Gardens near Mobile, Alabama, inspired the design of the garden, including banks of azaleas planted near the cabana, garage, and dog pen. Along one side of the property there is a woodsy border of maples, dogwood, live oaks, pines and camellias with an understory planting of azaleas, hostas, vinca minor, bulbs and annuals in season. Burfordi and East Palatka hollies, river birches, river oaks and willow oaks border the property or shade the house. Other plants in the garden include Japanese boxwood, Asian jasmine groundcover, a border of Lady Banks roses, dwarf sasanqua camellias and weeping yaupon hollies. In addition to the wall fountain "Boy with a Fish" there are two bronze putti sculptures outside the cabana.
Persons associated with the property include: Myrlin McCullar (architect of house, 1956); J. Duke Moody (landscape designer, 1957); Donna Pittman King (landscape architect, Pittman Landscape Planners, Inc., 1983 - present).
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This property is featured in "Private Tour, At Home in Arkansas," published by the Junior League of Arkansas, 1990; and Architectural Digest, Fall 1962