Live At The Garden Living Wall
The Living Wall is a blend of architecture and landscape comprised of Camellia sasanqua and steel markers that represent the eventual height of the camellias. The Living Wall is designed to enclose the concert area and highlight the natural topography of the site. While the steel markers are even in height along the entire walk, the camellias are graduated in height.
The Living Wall is planted with three varieties of Camellia sasanqua hybrids 'Dabney's Star', Suzy Dirr, and 'Rose of Autumn'. Known as "Sasanka" in Japan, which roughly translates to "Flower Of The Autumn Sun", sasanquas bloom during the months of October, November, December complementing the Fall color of trees, shrubs and perennials. These three varieties vary in size from the smallest at the beginning of the walk to the tallest nearest the stage.
With a length of approximately 1500 feet, the living wall planting utilizes sustainable gardening practices and demonstrates ways that eco-friendly gardening practices can enhance the landscape. In front of the camellias are "Peve Minaret' bald cypress, and two beds in the foreground are planted with a variety of native grasses, perennials, and shrubs to offer three-season interest and to attract wildlife. A variety of wildlife friendly annuals compliment the permanent plantings and provide concentrated color during the concert season.
This garden was sponsored by International Paper.