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Germantown in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Oaklawn Garden

 
 
OAKLAWN GARDEN Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judy King, September 5, 2014
1. OAKLAWN GARDEN Marker
Inscription. The house was built in 1854 on Wm. Carter's land. Its 493 acres were subdivided in 1872. In 1918 Fritz Hussy and Mamie Cloyes owned and named 20 acres Oaklawn Garden. Harry and Becky Cloyes established a botanical garden and museum of historic items, including; Germantown's 1942 fire truck and the first jail, a Southern Railway 1889 boxcar and a Norfolk and Western 1944 caboose.
 
Erected by Germantown Historic Committee.
 
Location. 35° 4.807′ N, 89° 48.127′ W. Marker is in Germantown, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is at the intersection of Poplar Pike and Southern Avenue when traveling west on Poplar Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7831 Poplar Pike, Germantown TN 38138, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Raiding the Rails (approx. half a mile away); Fortunate Survivor (approx. half a mile away); Germantown, Tennessee (approx. 0.7 miles away); War Comes to Germantown (approx. 0.7 miles away); Germantown Cemetery (approx. mile away); Germantown Baptist Church
Oaklawn Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 10, 2015
2. Oaklawn Garden Marker
(approx. mile away); John Gray Historic House (approx. 1.3 miles away); Fort Germantown (approx. 1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Germantown.
 
Additional comments.
1. Oaklawn Garden Description
OAKLAWN GARDEN

Oaklawn Garden is six acres of azaleas, daffodils, shrubs, and trees that are cared for by Master Gardeners. The jewel of southeast Shelby County! Make sure you visit during the spring explosion of color! Usually the first two weeks of April.
Step into the past. See the farm equipment, explore the Red Caboose, the jail, the fire truck. Follow the brochure that explains the history of the artifacts you see. Check out the redwood, the fields of daffodils in March, the native azaleas, the boxwoods, the ferns and the list goes on! If you have questions we will make every attempt to answer them or see to it that we get that answer for you.
Currently, the team is working on Level 1 arboretum status and identifying the different azalea cultivars. It is a peaceful place to escape the busy city!

From: http://www.memphisareamastergardeners.org/projects_10.htm
    — Submitted
OAKLAWN GARDEN Marker image. Click for full size.
By Judy King, September 5, 2014
3. OAKLAWN GARDEN Marker
August 10, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.

 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Grounds of Oaklawn Garden image. Click for full size.
By Steve Masler, August 10, 2015
4. Grounds of Oaklawn Garden
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2014, by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee.   3. submitted on September 5, 2014, by Judy King of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Steve Masler of Memphis, Tennessee. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.
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