United States of America, Tennesee, Shelby County, Memphis
Williams Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
Designed by William P.Hager in 1966, this garden was featured on the tours of the Garden Club of America 59th annual meeting. The description of the garden from the pamphlet from the meeting states that the garden is "not a garden in the true sense," rather it is "a walled area for outdoor living." The outdoor living area features a small swimming pool fed by the spill of a fountain pool at one end which features a sculpture of a kneeling girl by New Orleans artist Ricardo Alfreze. The house was designed in the French traditional "hotel particular" style by architect Edward Silverstein and Associates of New Orleans. The garden is accessed through French doors which leads onto a large stone terrace where steps descend to the pool level. Off the owner's bedroom is a small garden with a small fountain figure and pool against an arched wall niche shaded by a large dogwood. The entire garden is paved in crab orchard stone except for the plant beds. Plantings include thirteen different varieties of hollies, early and late blooming azaleas, dogwoods, camellias and photinias. Hollies are in specimen tree form and espalier treatments.
Persons associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. John Sneed Williams (former owner, 1970s?), William P. Hager (landscape architect, 1966),
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