The Sunken Blue Garden

Sunken Blue GardenThe Blue Garden was originally developed by John Pendleton King, II (Pendleton), the grandson of Senator John Pendleton King. A writer and poet, Pendleton also enjoyed establishing plant material which bloomed in blue.

The garden has been restored with shrubs and flowers that display various hues of blue. The Green Court Garden Club has adopted this special garden and perpetuates King's love for the color blue in the landscape. The formal garden has an ornate urn which is planted with seasonal blue flowers which serves as an attractive focal point.

Mrs. Eugenia Lehmann, cousin of Pendleton King, tells of afternoon teas with her Uncle Henry and Aunt Elizabeth King. After a round golf on the plantation's nine-hole course, Uncle Henry would dress in a tuxedo for dinner. Henry donated the property in his honor as a bird sanctuary after Pendleton died at the age of 30 from a brain aneurysm.