One Writer's Garden

In Jackson, Mississippi, preservationists are restoring the verdant retreat that sustained novelist Eudora Welty

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The garden opened to the public in April 2004 (the house is not scheduled to open until April 2006), and though lovely, it's still a work in progress, true to its original intent. It's a place of bent backs and dirty knees, where what one is seeking is not perfection or distance, but an honest view of real life—a view the writer who loved this garden was so gifted at giving the rest of the world.


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