Private Gardens of Georgia

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In Private Gardens of Georgia, you are invited for a tour of thirty of the most beautiful gardens across Georgia. From the mountains to the piedmont in south Georgia, to the coast and the Golden Isles, these unique gardens abound with radiant color and elegance. Also included are a brief history of each garden's evolution and, in many instances, comments by the owners about their designs and choice of plant materials.

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Overview

In Private Gardens of Georgia, you are invited for a tour of thirty of the most beautiful gardens across Georgia. From the mountains to the piedmont in south Georgia, to the coast and the Golden Isles, these unique gardens abound with radiant color and elegance. Also included are a brief history of each garden's evolution and, in many instances, comments by the owners about their designs and choice of plant materials.

Georgia is the largest state east of the Mississippi River and has a rich and varied geography. This terrain supports a diverse mix of botanical species, which Georgia's gardeners have used to full advantage. In addition to seeing these treasured private spaces, you can learn invaluable tips for your own garden plans, as well as how to incorporate architectural elements such as potting sheds, greenhouses, fencing, gazebos, and more.

Polly McLeod Mattox is a native South Carolinian who has spent most of her married life in Georgia, where her daughter and coauthor, Helen Mattox Bost, was born. Mother and daughter are interior designers and share a deep appreciation of southern gardens. Helen is a graduate of the University of North Carolina. Erica George Dines is an Atlanta photographer who specializes in gardens, interiors, architecture, and portrait photography. She is a regular contributor to regional and national lifestyle publications.

Jacket photos © 2008 Erica George Dines

Jacket design by Sarah Bolles

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941711982
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/10/2008
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 681,421
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Polly McLeod Mattox is a native of lowcountry South Carolina who has lived most of her life in Georgia where her daughter and co-author, Helen Mattox Bost, was born. Mother and daughter are both interior designers who share a deep appreciation of Southern gardens. She is an avid gardener and lives in LaGrange, Georgia.

Helen Bost graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in English.

Erica George Dines is a freelance photographer whose reputation has grown as a prominent southern editorial photographer of environments. Her focus is on gardens, interiors, exteriors and portrait projects throughout the Southeast, where she is a regular contributor to regional and national lifestyle publications. She lives in Atlanta.

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I have always loved beautiful gardens; large and small, it makes no difference. I cannot tell you how many books I have on gardens from around the world.
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Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Acknowledgments 10

Introduction 11

Coastal Georgia

Savannah

A City Garden: James Morton 12

Sea Island/St. Simons

Black Banks: Mr. & Mrs. Bill Jones III 16

A Coastal Garden: Mr. & Mrs. Robert Brubaker 22

South Georgia

Moultrie

Iris Court: Charles Crisp 30

A Southern Garden: Mr. & Mrs. Victor Beadles 34

The Piedmont

Augusta

A Garden for Entertaining:

Dr. and Mrs. Logan Nalley, Jr. 38

Milledgeville

Jardins des Coeurs: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Miller 44

Newnan

Bankshaven: William Banks 50

LaGrange

The Author's Garden:

Mr. & Mrs. Kendrick Mattox, Jr. 58

A Courtyard Garden: Betty Mattox 66

A Garden to Live In: Mr. & Mrs. Pat Holder 70

A Walled Garden: Mr. & Mrs. Zim Cauble 76

Columbus

An Old Garden: Mr. & Mrs. Madden Hatcher 80

Bella Fiore: Betsy Leebern 86

A Garden of Rooms: Sally Foley 92

Macon

A Historic Garden: Dr. & Mrs. Peter Holliday 98

Atlanta

The Garden of Poetry and Prose: Ryan Gainey 104

An Intimate Garden:

Mr. & Mrs. Alan Greenberg 112

A Garden for All Seasons: Mr. & Mrs. Joe Wilen 116

The Boxwoods Garden:

Randy Korando & Dan Belman 122

A Rose Garden: Mr. & Mrs. Vern Davis 130

A River Garden 136

A 1920s Garden: Mr. & Mrs. Everett Doffermyre 142

A Formal Garden: Mr. & Mrs. Ted Plomgren 148

A Garden Surprise: Mr. & Mrs. Herndon Murray 154

An Unexpected Splendor 158

A Classical Garden: Dr. & Mrs. Robert Gilbert 166

An Enchanting French Garden: Elizabeth Holt 170

North Georgia

Rome

A Garden with a View: Mr. & Mrs. Charles Shaw 178

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