Stunning Sanctuary

Stunning Sanctuary

Hard to believe this garden is only 4 years old. It’s a must see with strong design lines, vintage decor, and inspiration galore. “We designed our space to be inviting, full of color, and casual comfort, an ever changing work in progress”. Fire decor shows throughout since the owner, Gina Sweat, is Memphis Fire Director.

Homeowners:  Becky Frost + Gina Sweat   Address:   Oliver Avenue

Circa:  1912       Garden Age:  4 years


  • Trees:  100  yr. old Gingko, Cryptomeria, Bloodgood Maple, White Oak
  • Shrubs: boxwoods, hydrangeas
  • Vines: star gazer jasmine
  • Perennials: hostas, ferns, creeping jenny, day lilies
  • Grasses:  Pallisades zoysia, mini mondo, 
  • Annuals:  boston ferns, assorted 

Garden Philosophy:  Your garden is an extension of your home.  Think of the space as outdoor rooms for entertaining and relaxing.


Favorite Garden Tip:  Pick a color scheme and use it throughout for a cohesive look.   You’ll save time and money if you stick to a plan. 

Watch this garden.Their segment starts at 8:48.

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