The Asian Woodland Garden
An Asian influence can be seen in this garden located north of the theatre and pavilion. Originated as a memorial to one of Wildwood’s well-loved patrons, Doris Carre’ Gay, the garden’s display of native and weeping plants can be seen from a stepping stone path across a small stream. The Doris Carre’ Gay Garden is a project of the Pulaski County Master Gardeners and has grown in size to almost two acres
In the mid-1990’s P. Allen Smith designed a small garden memorial to Doris Carre’ Gay, a well-loved Wildwood patron. Located just west of the main entry gate and north of the theatre and pavilion, the Garden has expanded in 2011 to include stepping stone paths, a charming rock grotto with The Nabucco Waterfall, and plants that lend an Oriental flavor. Centerpiece for the Asian Garden is the Dodi Tea House with its etched glass flower panels and flagstone terrace. The Garden has a flowering cherry orchard and an educational collection of camellias and Japanese maples. The Pulaski County Master Gardeners provide ongoing development and care for the Asian Woodlant Garden, and in 2011 it was named the Arkansas State Master Gardener Project of the Year..