Roadside America: Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden

Attraction: Pearl Fryar’s Topiary Garden

Location: Bishopville, SC

In the same area as the Button King Museum is the home of Pearl Fryar. In the mid-1980s, Pearl, an African American, had been discouraged from purchasing property in town because, “Black people don’t take care of their yards.” Not only did Fryar buy land in the area, he made it his goal to win “Yard of the Month,” which he accomplished. But he didn’t stop there. Fryar’s amazing creations fill 3 acres of land, and have been featured prominently on Home and Garden Television. Pearl continues to maintain his creations, which include various peace-themed metal sculptures, and is a great personality to meet. It’s a unique place, and one we will never forget.
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