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dc.contributor.authorColeman, Janet Lee
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the design of antebellum gardens and their social and cultural implications. Its focus is Glenn Mary Plantation located in Hancock County, Georgia. Glenn Mary was the home of Mr. Theophilus J. Smith, a successful businessman, statesman, and planter. It was selected because it is an archetypical example of the aristocratic southern planter class home during a significant period in American history– the antebellum South. The purpose of this thesis is to provide guidelines to aide in the reconstruction of the formal garden at Glenn Mary Plantation. The history of formal gardens, Hancock County, antebellum planter class, their gardens, Glenn Mary Plantation and the Smith family are examined in this thesis, resulting in guidelines to aide in the reconstruction of the formal garden at Glenn Mary Plantation.
dc.subjectAntebellum gardens
dc.subjectHancock County
dc.subjectPlantation gardens
dc.subjectHistoric gardens
dc.subjectGlen Mary Plantation
dc.subjectTheophilus J. Smith
dc.subjectPlanter Class
dc.subjectSouthern Aristocracy
dc.titleSouthern aristocratic gardens
dc.title.alternativepower, privilege, and parterres
dc.description.departmentLandscape Architecture
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorJoseph Disponzio
dc.description.committeeJoseph Disponzio
dc.description.committeeJames Cothran
dc.description.committeeTim Smalley
dc.description.committeeJohn Waters

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