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Moore Garden, 1972

Memphis Garden Club
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1 folder+ 5 35 mm. slides (photographs)
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Tennesee, Shelby County, Memphis
Moore Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
This garden is small Victorian-style cottage and green garden located in the area of Memphis known as the Central Garden District. In the 1970s plantings included azaleas, boxwood, holly and magnolias with beds of vinca and ivy. To the east of the property, a gate leads to an allee, leading to a brick terrace. The best entrance into the garden was through the dining room of the house.The main axis of the garden centered on a fountain at the end of a rectangular zoysia lawn. The back patio has a greenhouse. On April 23rd, 1971 the garden was almost demolished by a storm which uprooted a great elm, destroying the carport, greenhouse, brick walls and walks, and a screening of magnolias. The redesign of the relaxed formal garden was completed by J. Duke Moody in the year following the storm.
Persons associated with the property include: Dr. and Mrs. Moore, Jr. (former owners, dates unknown).
The folder includes worksheets, site plans, and additional information.
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