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A Gulf Seaside Garden, 2015

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Former owner:
Myers, Herman Mr. & Mrs.
Myers, Mary Palmer
Palmer, Franklin W. IV
Landscaper:
Marlin, Dennis
Beatt, Grant
Architect:
Merlin, George W.
Provenance:
Founders Garden Club of Sarasota
Physical description:
1 folder+ 22 digital images
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Florida, Sarasota, Nokomis
Florida
Sarasota
A Gulf Seaside Garden (Sarasota, Florida)
Date:
2015
2015-2015
Notes:
Located on the barrier Casey Key Island off the coast of Florida, the property covers 1.5 acres and stretches from the Little Sarasota Bay or bayou, to the Gulf of Mexico on the western side of Casey Key. The garden on the current property was created in 1997 when the 1940-50s bungalow was replaced with a house conforming to FEMA standards. With the first living floor raised to a height of 14 feet, terraces around the front and two walled levels at the rear were created diminished the height of the house. The new house included a circular driveway and a large border garden in the front planted with many Florida-friendly and native plant material including carissa, hibiscus, pittosporum, Indian Hawthorne and euphorbia. Red cedar trees (juniperus) and palms were planted alongside two old Ficus trees and sea grape lined the front of the property on both sides facing the road.
A Seaside Gulf Garden includes a butterfly garden, a bayou with surrounding red and black mangroves, and many different types of palm trees including Cabbage, Areca and others. There are a few exotic species of plants on the property, such as the bird of paradise, Japanese Privet, and hibiscus shrub. The garden has a shell ground cover and no lawn.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Herman Myers (former owners, 1955-1983); Mary Palmer Myers (former owner, 1983-1994); Franklin W. Palmer IV (former owner, 1994-1997); George W. Merlin (architect, 1997-2000); Dennis Marlin (landscaper); Grant Beatt (landscaper).
Summary:
The folder includes a black and white photocopy of a photograph of the property from the 1960s, architectural drawing of the house, revised in 1998, and a surveying map of the property from 1997.
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
FL260000
Restrictions:
Access to original images by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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