For immediate release / Oct. 20, 2008
Contact: Tom Stanley

Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Calendar Published for Sale

The Friends of Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden has published its first calendar featuring images of the garden located in Bishopville, S.C.

Recognized by art and botanical enthusiasts from around the world, Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden offers a range of topiary styles, from tightly manicured geometric compositions, figurative shapes, and monumental abstractions to “junk art” sculpture. Beyond the garden, photographic images also include Fryar’s topiaries in downtown Bishopville, at the Waffle House as seen in the film A Man Named Pearl, and at Fryar’s Coker College Project in Hartsville.

Proceeds from the 12 x 12 inch 2009 wall calendar with photographs by Coker College Professor of Art Jean Grosser will be used to assist in ongoing maintenance and preservation efforts of the garden by the Friends organization. As a cultural and educational asset for the state of South Carolina, the garden transcends racial, ethnic, social, and economic barriers and must be preserved to sustain Pearl’s message and thevisitor experience for years to come. Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden is a preservation project of the Garden Conservancy.

The calendar can be purchased for $10.00 plus $5.00 shipping for first calendar and $2.00 shipping for each additional calendar on the same order. Orders can be made by contacting Friends of Pearl Fryar / P.O. Box 1111 / Bishopville, SC 29010. Checks can be made out to Friends of Pearl. Calendars can also be ordered on-line through the Garden Conservancy at Calendars can also be purchased in South Carolina at Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden in Bishopville, the Cotton Museum in Bishopville, Coker College Bookstore in Hartsville and the Cotton Mill Exchange at the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia.