Anne Riordan’s Garden

This stunning garden delights the eye at every turn. Her narrow back garden is divided into 6 rooms that highlight entertainment, edibles, fragrant flowers, native plants, composting, a greenhouse, and even a putting green for her husband.

Homeowners:     Anne and Jerry Riordan                        

Address: North Mendenhall Rd

Garden Age:  26 years

Favorite Garden Tip : Get a garden seat cart. It can hold a lot of tools and save your knees.


  • Trees:  Water Oak, Arkansas Black Apple, Gold Thread Cypress, Arborvitae
  • Shrubs: Virburnum, Hydrangea, Azalea, Euonymus, Boxwood
  • Vines: Roses, Clematis , Honeysuckle , Hydrangea
  • Perennials: Hellebores, Ground orchid, Solomon’s Seal, Hosta

Garden Philosophy:  I believe that your life is dramatically enriched by having a garden whether it be large or small. Gardening brings you peace, friends, and an opportunity to brightens your mind with education and your body with hands in the dirt work. If you don’t know where to start, get help. If you know what you want, get started. And have fun. 

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