United States of America, Tennessee, Shelby, Memphis
The White Garden (Memphis, Tennessee)
The White Garden was established in 2010 when the owners moved from a larger property to a home in a cul-de-sac on less than one-third acre. The garden design is formal, predominantly green with white flowers and pockets of brightly colored roses and hydrangeas for cutting. Several varieties of boxwood clipped into hedges, spheres and cones unify the front and rear gardens. There is a formal parterre next to the front door of the house with a stone obelisk featured at its center. A rose garden next to the garage is in a sunny location and is bordered by boxwood and a low stone wall. The walled back garden has a swimming pool with a wall fountain and a brick fireplace with a tall chimney. Confederate jasmine trained to mimic lattice grows on some of the walls while climbing hydrangea covers and softens other portions. Stepping stones along the side of the property peek out under colorful hydrangeas, clematis grown on tuteurs, and a small herb garden behind the fireplace. Urns and other planters have more foliage boxwood with primarily white flowers planted underneath.
Persons associated with the garden include Wilda Humphreys Estate (former owners); BHK Development Company (former owners, 1995); Kostka Investment Company (former owners, 1996); Margaret and Ronald Troy (former owners, 2003); Geri Pitts (garden designer, 2010).
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