Putnam County Master Gardeners have partnered with Historic Granville to establish a beautiful garden in Historic Granville's Pioneer Village. Pauline’s Cottage Garden is being established in memory of Pauline Carter Johnson of Cookeville. The late Mrs. Johnson was born in Granville, and her grandparents Tom & Willie McKinley's smoke house, chicken house and out house are located behind the pioneer log cabin. The garden has been established beside the Williamson Cabin which will celebrating its 200th Anniversary on July 11th. The dedication of the garden will be held on the same day as the 22nd Annual Granville Heritage Day.
Mrs. Johnson was known throughout Putnam County for her beautiful flower garden. Her family has allowed part of her garden to be moved back to the town where she was born. An arbor is being constructed as a entrance to the garden, and a beautiful rock sidewalk will guide you through the garden.
Pictured left to right are Serina Wells, Linda Anderson, Mickie Loyd and Brenda Reed
Randall Clemons, President of Granville Museum, stated "The volunteers of the museum have wanted to establish a flower garden since the Pioneer Village was established in 2011. We are very thankful to the Johnson family for donating the garden and to Putnam Master Gardeners for designing and moving the garden." Historic Granville will be reopening on May 13th with this year's theme “Life in a small Mayberry Town”. For more information call 931-653-4151 or granvilletn.com for more details about summer events.