Wells Japanese Garden
Wells Japanese Garden
|Location||1608 Lindsay St., Newberry, South Carolina|
|Area||0.5 acres (0.20 ha)|
|Architect||Wells, W. Fulmer|
|NRHP Reference #||80003689|
|Added to NRHP||November 26, 1980|
The garden was created by W. Fulmer Wells in 1930, donated to the city in 1971, and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It is currently being restored and maintained by the Newberry Council of Garden Clubs.
The garden contains two ponds, concrete bridges in a Japanese style, torii, a teahouse, and a variety of indigenous and exotic flora including lotus, Japanese iris, water lilies, crepe myrtle, dogwood, and cypress.
On February 12, 2012 at 12:12 the City of Newberry met with Senior Curator of The Presidential Service Museum, Martin CJ Mongiello, to accept a gift of a Matsu (pine) tree. Mongiello lived in Japan for many years and remembered visiting where President George H. W. Bush and Ulysses S. Grant each planted a Pine tree at the Tokyo famed Zojoji Temple. City officials at the meeting were Matt DeWitt and Jeff Shacker. Doctor Jerry Livingston, a local resident and former missionary in Japan of 40 years visited at 2:12 on the 12th to be introduced to the garden for the first time.
Komatsu Corporation recently donated a sizeable fund to help with additions at the garden in 2012. Both Doctor Livingston and Mongiello have pledged to assist in the garden for 2012.
- National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Wells Japanese Garden" (pdf). National Register of Historic Places - Nomination and Inventory. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
- "Wells Japanese Garden, Newberry County (Lindsay St., Newberry)". National Register Properties in South Carolina. South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Retrieved 27 July 2012.
- Wells Japanese Garden - Visit Newberry
- South Carolina Department of Archives and History page
-  - The Presidential Service Museum visits the Wells Japanese Garden
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