Greenville in Greenville County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Linky Stone Park
The Children's Garden
—History Garden —
Linky Stone Park is home to the Children's Garden today, but it was a very different place in the early 1900s while Greenville was evolving from a farming town to a textile (cloth) producing city. Stone Manufacturing was founded here and its dresses, slips and sleepwear were designed and made in a building that once stood where the park is today. The Stone family later generously granted the land to the City for the enjoyment of all as a park.
The plants here are all used in making and dyeing cloth. Try to find the plants described below. Then try your hand at weaving -- pick the tall grasses growing around the weaving loom, and weave them in and out to create patterns. Enjoy!
Althea roses "Nigra"
Growing to 5' tall, lavender and mauve dye is made with these dark purple flowers.
Yellow, green, and brick red dye is made from these bright yellow flowers and seeds.
Covered in yellow daisy-like flowers with lacy foliage, this plant produces yellow, bluff, and orange dye.
Hopi Red Dye Amaranth
This plan has maroon leaves and seed heads used to make red dye.
This plant's peach pea-type blossoms produce short woody pods. When the plant is in full flower, the leaves are harvested for beautiful blue dye.
This plant produces brilliant yellow dye, and when combined with wood, creates rich green dye.
This bush has little yellow flowers that produce deep purple pods. The leaves produce blue dye.
Erected by City of Greenville Parks and Recreation.
Location. 34° 50.95′ N, 82° 24.25′ W. Marker is in Greenville, South Carolina, in Greenville County. Marker is on Reedy View Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Reedy View Drive, Greenville SC 29601, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Plants Garden (here, next to this marker); Historic River Cane (here, next to this marker); History of the Reedy River (here, next to this marker); The Geologic History of Greenville (within shouting distance of this marker); Huguenot Mill Office (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Carolina Supply Company Downtown Baptist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Prospect Hill Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); Greenville County Courthouse / The Willie Earle Lynching Trial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Buck Mickel (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenville.
Also see . . . The Children's Garden at Linky Stone Park. The Children's Garden is a multi-themed garden designed to enrich children's intelligence, creativity and well-being through exploration and discovery. (Submitted on June 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.)
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