The Eudora Welty House Garden

The Welty garden is divided into several distinct areas. Many of the plants mentioned by Welty in her fiction still grow there.

The lower garden and cutting garden furnished blooms and greenery for indoors. In the cutting garden the Weltys planted annuals, both in fall for springtime blooms and in spring for summer-hollyhocks, snapdragons, larkspur, ragged robins, zinnias, cosmos, and many others.

Stretching from the edge of the lower garden to the back of the property is the woodland garden, with mature pines and hardwoods towering over more camellias, spider lilies, and oxblood lilies. The back border of the Welty garden is a thick canebrake planted by Chestina Welty.



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