Private Gardens of Georgia

Private Gardens of Georgia




The Private Gardens of Georgia is a tour of thirty of the most beautiful gardens across Georgia, and shows how each has evolved into a place of charm and tranquility.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780941711982
Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
Publication date: 01/10/2008
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.82(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About 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.

Read an Excerpt

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.

Table of Contents

Foreword 8
Acknowledgments 10

Introduction 11

Coastal Georgia


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


Iris Court: Charles Crisp 30

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

The Piedmont


A Garden for Entertaining:

Dr. and Mrs. Logan Nalley, Jr. 38


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


Bankshaven: William Banks 50


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


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

Bella Fiore: Betsy Leebern 86

A Garden of Rooms: Sally Foley 92


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


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


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

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