United States of America, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis
Irwin L. Zanone Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
1990 1995 2009-2010
Irwin Zanone (b.2/14/1942-d.7/23/2008) was the primary designer and gardener of this 2.5 acre property. Zanone worked with others to create an orderly but relaxing environment with free-form curving beds for ornamental plants, a shaded curving walkway around the main garden areas with neatly planted beds alongside, and rectangular beds for the kitchen garden that included peonies, dill and asparagus planted in rows. With a family background in farming in the delta region, Zanone planted diverse perennials, shrubs, trees and vines and installed sculptures by Roy Tamboli and Larry Young. The brick hardscape stairs and walls at the entrance to the woodland garden are in geometric shapes, the swimming pool in a clearing is an organic form, and the garden house is a symmetrical design. An area for outdoor entertaining is approached via a shady walk through the woodland garden, and the kitchen garden and compost heap are located at the rear of the property.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Robert McCallum (former owners, circa 1950-1979); Irwin Zanone (garden designer and gardener, 1982-2008); Jeanne Leatherman (garden designer and gardener, 1982-1987); Tom Pellett (garden designer, 1982-present); Roy Tamboli (sculptor, 1995); Larry Young (sculptor, 2008); and Samuel Earl Abraham (gardener, 1979-present).
The folder includes worksheets and family letters.