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Linky Stone Park

The Children's Garden

 

—History Garden —

 
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By Brian Scott, April 30, 2010
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Inscription.
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!

Black Hollyhock
Althea roses "Nigra"
Growing to 5' tall, lavender and mauve dye is made with these dark purple flowers.

Dyers Coreopsis
Coreopsis auriculata
Yellow, green, and brick red dye is made from these bright yellow flowers and seeds.

Golden Marguerite
Anthemis tinctoria
Covered in yellow daisy-like flowers with lacy foliage, this plant produces yellow, bluff, and orange dye.

Hopi Red Dye Amaranth
Amaranthus cruentus
This plan has maroon leaves and seed heads used to make red dye.

Indigo
Indigofera
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tinctoria

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.

Weld
Reseda luteda
This plant produces brilliant yellow dye, and when combined with wood, creates rich green dye.

Woad
Isatis tinctoria
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
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By Brian Scott, April 30, 2010
3. Linky Stone Park Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); 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.) 
 
Categories. Natural Resources
 
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By Brian Scott, April 30, 2010
4. Linky Stone Park Entrance
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By Brian Scott, April 30, 2010
5. Linky Stone Park
Dedicated to
Allene Wyman "Linky" Stone
Life is as precious and fragile as a flower.
Treat them both with living care.
By her children and grandchildren
August 1994
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7. Linky Stone Park Dedication Markers
Linky Stone Park Dedication Marker -<br>A Special Thanks to: image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2010
8. Linky Stone Park Dedication Marker -
A Special Thanks to:
Leadership Greenville Class 30
The City of Greenville
and especially to:
Heather Bergerud, Volunteer Coordinator
Brice Hipp, Chairperson
Erin Knight, Landscape Designer
Paul Ellis, Project Manager
Don Shuman, Co-Project Manager
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By Brian Scott, April 30, 2010
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Leadership Class 30
Thank You to Leadership Greenville Class 30
Children's Garden Committee Members
Left Column: Jeff Black, Mark Cothran, Brice Hipp, Chris Kelly, Terrell Mills, Susan Schwartzkopf-Deane, Kriss Strasser, Curtice Winsch

Center Column: Michael Batchelor, Barry Finkelstein, Christina Hunter, Colin Martin, Renata Parker, Gant Sowinski, John Uprichard

Gina Boulware, Mike Gambrell, James Jones, Drew Medlyn, Karen Schwartz, Steve Spinks, Rand Wilson
Linky Stone Park Statue -<br>Winnie the Pooh image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2010
10. Linky Stone Park Statue -
Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh was originally planned for the playroom of two small girls, but when he was sculpted to 6 feet tall rather than 2 feet tall, they had to find a better location for him. Winnie the Pooh now stands at the entrance of The Children’s Garden.
Linky Stone Park Statue -<br>Cherokee image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2010
11. Linky Stone Park Statue -
Cherokee
Originating from a large personal sculpture collection, Philip J. Carlton of Carlton Mercedes donated the very impressive Indian to the park.
Linky Stone Park Statue -<br>Vincenzo image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott
12. Linky Stone Park Statue -
Vincenzo
Vincenzo is the creation of Dan Ostermiller, a well- respected sculptor of animals from Loveland, Colorado. The sculpture is 4 feet 5 inches long and 2 feet 1 inch high.
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Linky Stone Park -<br>The Secret Garden image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 30, 2010
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The Secret Garden
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,035 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   12. submitted on June 3, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   13, 14. submitted on June 2, 2010, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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