Flowerland, a vast Brookhaven garden that delighted tourists almost a century ago, could revive as a modern park in an idea an architect will float at the Nov. 17 City Council meeting.
“Our hope would be to recreate the glorious Flowerland that was once known far and wide as among the most beautiful gardens in the Southeast,” said Mayor Rebecca Chase Williams.
Flowerland was part of the estate of Dr. Luther Fischer, whose mansion still exists off Chamblee-Dunwoody Road behind a condo development on Fischer Way. The doctor reportedly created the flower garden along Nancy Creek so his wife, who was an invalid, could view it from the porch, Williams said. Fischer also opened the garden to the public once a year, drawing huge crowds, she said.
Some of the garden’s original rose bushes, along with walls and beds, still exist along the creek, Williams said. That area is now part of the D’Youville condos, and any revival would need to be done in partnership with the homeowners, Williams said.
Williams, who recently started a Brookhaven history research project, said that a revived Flowerland has great local promise.
“It is a potential park,” she said.
The park is just an idea at this point. Andrew Amor, an architect, will give a historic presentation about Flowerland during the council’s Nov. 17 non-voting “work session,” which begin at 3:30 p.m. at Brookhaven City Hall, 4362 Peachtree Road.