Welcome to the Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden
This is the official website for the
Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, Inc.,
a nonprofit corporation in South Carolina.
The mission is to continue, support and preserve the artistic and horticultural legacy of Pearl Fryar, to encourage public appreciation of the garden, and to provide opportunities for artistic and educational enrichment and enjoyment.
Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, Inc. is a 501(c)(3). All donations are fully tax-deductible. For more information, see below.
Scheduled tours are available for 2023
The garden is open and free to all
( For hours and directions click below )
photo by Seth Johnson
Pearl Fryar cleared a cornfield on his home property in Bishopville, SC in the early 1980's. Without any horticultural experience, he created a three-acre topiary garden that is stunningly beautiful, whimsical, educational, and deeply inspiring. Many of the plants in the garden were rescued from nursery compost piles. Pearl transformed discarded trees and shrubs into an arresting landscape of living plant sculptures.
The 2006 documentary film, A Man Named Pearl, premiered in New York City and was shown on national television. It still remains a favorite at garden festivals.
(To see the video trailer click below)
Pearl's driving focus has always been positive thinking, hard work, and perseverance. He has continually directed his extraordinary energy to uplift others.
Visitors to the garden behold over 400 expertly trimmed plants. This is his gift to the world.
Pearl Fryar Topiary Garden, Inc. is a Nonprofit 501(c)(3).
All donations are fully tax-deductible.