This garden was renowned at the turn of the century. We spent almost a year working on an updated design. Based on existing structure, we add features to interest children as well as fascinating shade plants to demonstrate the possibilities of gardening under live oaks.

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Extensive master plan. Included educational component in that all plants selected have conceptual ties to items in the museum art and science collection.

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Designed and managed the transformation from an overgrown homeless person hang-out to one of the most desired wedding venues in downtown Columbia. Jenks and Tom designed and managed this project as volunteers.

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Jenks was the first curator of this garden; hired the crew, did the plantings and kept the garden for 10 years. Almost a million people a year visit this garden. The collections we established in the 1990’s have been enhanced and built on by a talented team of horticulturists. You can see tons of photo…

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This started as an elaborate, 3-acre flower garden. We set the vision, did them master plan, established new staff and managed the transformation to what is now over 300 acres of botanical garden. Also managed construction of lakes, greenhouse, conference center, roads and bridges.

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Bull Street Neighborhood Entry Plan

New entry plantings feature native and heirloom plants in a naturalistic but groomed style. Airy Switch Grass, pollinator-attracting American Heliotrope, and pass-along Milk and Wine Lilies intermingle in the center beds. South Carolina state flower, Carolina Jessamine will cloak a living fence. All plants thrive with minimal irrigation, organic fertilizers and no synthetic pesticides. We’ll…

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