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Landscape designer:
Johnson, Norman Kent  Search this
Pigford, Richard  Search this
Hicks, Andrew Spencer  Search this
Red Mountain Garden Club  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Archival materials
Boxwood (Birmingham, Alabama)
United States of America -- Alabama -- Jefferson County -- Birmingham
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets.
An alleĢe of magnolias leads to this six-acre property created in 2000 with both house and formal gardens inspired by Italianate design. Clipped boxwoods are used as foundation plants, hedges, borders for geometric parterres and formal knot gardens, at the entrance to garden rooms, and also are planted in containers. Sycamore, arborvitae, beech and crape myrtle form canopies in distinct areas, adding height and integrating the landscaped garden designed by Norman Kent Johnson with the surrounding woodlands. The boxwood are trimmed several times each year and the plants in the borders along the walkways are kept uniform. The owner strives to keep Boxwood to the original formal design.
Ornamental features include an armillary sphere on a turquoise base, statuary and faux bois garden furniture. The color turquoise recurs throughout the garden on containers planted with small trees and shrubs and in a border of blue hydrangea. The stone motor court at the entrance to the house was laid in geometric patterns that are repeated in the parterres. The pathways are covered in crushed walnut stone, and there are wide stone steps that accommodate changes in elevation and define the garden's rooms.
Persons associated with the garden include: Norman Kent Johnson, ASLA (landscape designer, 2000 - present); Richard Ireland Pigford and Andrew Spencer Hicks (architects, 2000 - present).
Related Materials:
Boxwood (Birmingham, Alabama) related holdings consist of 1 folder (25 digital images)
Collection 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:
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens.
Gardens -- Alabama -- Birmingham  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
AAG.GCA, File AL035
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The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Alabama
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens