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Cecil Traylor Wilson Memorial Garden

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2005. Union St. at N. Washington St.
  • (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)
  • (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)

No other small town in the region can boast of a professionally designed urban public garden on this scale. Sited just a few blocks from the courthouse, the garden occupies almost a full city block. It was built by Winston T. Wilson in honor of his mother and donated to the City in 2005, and the design is a composite of several submitted by students in a landscape architecture class at Texas A&M University. Featured are vine-covered pergolas, winding walkways, curved benches around a water feature that can double as a small amphitheater, a meditation garden, and a profusion of beds featuring both native and nonnative flowers and plants.

Writing Credits

Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors


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Cyrus A. Sutherland with Gregory Herman, Claudia Shannon, Jean Sizemore Jeannie M. Whayne and Contributors, "Cecil Traylor Wilson Memorial Garden", [Magnolia, Arkansas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Arkansas

Buildings of Arkansas, Cyrus A. Sutherland and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2018, 191-191.

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