58 Church Street in Charleston, SC (otherwise know as Mrs. Whaley’s Garden), was designed by Loutrell Briggs in the mid- twentieth century as the garden for a family. Today it is loved and occupied by the same family who was raised there! Marty Whaley Cornwell ( Mrs. Charles) and her family are using the garden much like she did as a child.
Our “Create YOUR Outdoor Room, Courtyard and Retreat” participants had an innovative field session as they learned how to map a special place…by PACING. A pace is approximately 5′ and is a quick way to measure gardens and general field work. A survey form a licensed surveyor is recommended for detailed construction drawings or zoning submissions…but a paced landscape is generally good enough for schematic drawings.