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Charnwood, ca. 1920-1939; 2011

Former owner:
Norfleet Mr.
Norfleet Mrs.
Stout, C. B. Mr.
Stout, C. B. Mrs.
Shoemaker, O'Farrell Dr.
Shoemaker, O'Farrell Mrs.
Gardener:
Gray, Obadiah
Garden designer, horticulturist:
Stout, Warda Stevens
Provenance:
Memphis Garden Club
Physical description:
1 folder+ 20 35mm slides (photographs); 1 photographic print
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis
Tennessee
Memphis
Charnwood (Memphis, Tennessee)
Date:
1920
1920-2011
ca 1920-1939 2011
Notes:
The gardens at Charnwood, a three-acre property in Memphis, Tennessee, were designed beginning in 1925 by Warda Stevens Stout, a former owner. There were massive plantings of perennial flowers, roses and bulbs in formal garden beds around a large fountain and on three terraces that led to an exedra. Features included old columns, artificial ruins, a wishing well and an irregularly shaped koi pond and water garden. The style of the garden was Italianate, complementing the style of the house. Today most of the ornamental gardens are gone: the flowering terraces have been replaced by lawns, the former flower beds around the fountain are nearly bare, and the pond flowers are towering. Remnants of the brick walks and steps can be seen. A large swimming pool was installed near Mrs. Stout's wishing well and the old chicken coop is now used as a garden shed.
Persons associated with the garden include Mr. and Mrs. Norfleet (former owners, until 1925); Mr. and Mrs. C.B. Stout (former owners, beginning in 1925); Dr. and Mrs. O'Farrell Shoemaker (former owners); Obadiah Gray (gardener); and Warda Stevens Stout (garden designer and horticulturist).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
TN078000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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