1 folder+ 16 35mm slides (photographs); 1 4 X 6 in. digital print
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Texas, Dallas, Dallas
Mockingbird Garden, The (Dallas, Texas)
Hedges and six-foot high brick walls lend privacy to the contemporary house on a busy thoroughfare, with espaliered magnolias, wisteria and other vines, and ornamental ironwork painted lavender softening the walls and adding design impact. The plantings in this garden are in rectilinear raised beds or along the walls that surround the house. A feature is the nine by 40-foot swimming pool set in a terrace paved in aggregate that is bordered on one side by a holly hedge and flower bed planted with spring bulbs and caladiums in summer. Another flower bed features bulbs and summer flowers in shades of blue and white that bloom year round, also backed by a holly hedge. Raised parterre beds are bordered in boxwood and planted with pink begonias. There are planted terracotta containers and jars and several sculptures in the garden, and two areas of lawn on either side of the house. An ornamental apricot tree adds pink blossoms in January.There is a cutting garden behind another wall, in the alley on one side of the house.
Persons associated with the garden include Frank Welch (architect, 1984-1985); Boyd Heiderich Bargas Gilson (landscape architects, 1984-1990); John Armstrong and Bruce Berger (landscape architects, 1990-present).