United States of America, Georgia, Fulton, Atlanta
Turner Lynch Garden (Atlanta, Georgia)
The Turner Lynch Garden is located on a 3.08 acre property in the historic district of Peachtree Heights Park. The architecture firm Carrère & Hastings planned the district's street layout, a curvilinear design that incorporates the natural terrain of the region. In keeping with this plan, a long winding driving driveway leads to the Mediterranean style house which is sited at the crest of a gently sloping hill. While preserving the bones of the original landscape, the Turner Lynch Garden features a series of garden rooms that have been developed by the present owner. These include a formal rose garden, a Japanese woodland garden, a conifer garden, and a children's playhouse garden. Original to the property, a perennial garden dates back to the early 1920's when it was termed a "round garden." The four quadrants of the garden, which mirror each other, have been enlarged to accommodate a larger planting area, and annual plants are added to provide color in late summer.
The front of the house features a large fescue lawn framed with border plantings offering the architectural features of the house as the focal point of that view. A terrace at the back of the house features a knot garden that overlooks a reflecting pool below, with a view of the perennial garden beyond. From the terrace and the perennial garden the sloping property continues down to a wooded area featuring rock walls and tile paths that wind through the trees and a recirculating stream and three ponds accented with small wooden bridges and stone benches.
Persons associated with the garden include: Harold O. Rogers (former owner, 1923-1927); J.W. (Wick) Goldsmith (former owner, 1927-1928); Clarence Haverty (former owner, 1928-1986); A. Emmett Barnes IV (former owner, 1986-1989); Pringle and Smith (architects, 1921); and T.C. Wesley (contractor/builder, 1922/1923).
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