We just watched the most inspiring, the most uplifting, the most beautiful documentary film about an unassuming self-educated man in the above-named town who over several decades has created the most amazing topiary garden on three acres of red clay, using mainly discarded plants thrown away by a local nursery, a man with the unlikely and wholly unforgettable name of Pearl Fryar, a man who's been celebrated now as an original sculptural artist with a generous and compelling vision and a movie to call his own: "A Man Named Pearl."
Five minutes in and we both looked at each other: "This is a place we've got to go!" So ... a pilgrimage to South Carolina will happen, probably next month. You take I-77 south to Columbia and turn left, the only direction I like to turn in South Carolina.
See what another avid gardener had to say about the place, with many photographs.
Wednesday, April 08, 2009
We'll Be Going to Bishopville, S.C.
Posted by J.W. Williamson at 4/08/2009 10:47:00 PM
Labels: gardening, Pearl Fryar
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