United States of America, Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis
Black Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
The Black Garden designed by J. Duke Moody had a formal symmetrical structure with two brick terraces with outdoor furniture, fountains and brick-edged garden borders with easily maintained plantings. Sculptures were placed on plinths against brick backdrops and a wrought iron gazebo at the end of the principle terrace was planted with yellow trumpet vine. Although originally a mid-19th c. farmhouse the brick building was updated with French grille doors, a bay window overlooking the garden, and a garden room made from a screened porch.
This garden was originally documented as part of the Hollerith Family slide collection donated in 1993. An update of the garden documentation was provided in 2012.
Persons associated with the property include: J. Duke Moody (garden designer, 1967-1980).
The folder includes worksheets and an excerpt of the Garden Club of America 59th Annual Meeting pamphlet.
This garden was featured in the Garden Club of America 59th Annual Meeting pamphlet of 1972