Paul Saylors, Gentleman Gardener is a gardening and design business with the goal of incorporating the landscape into the built environment and highlighting the legacy that binds them.
Paul Saylors grew up gardening in Eastern North Carolina at an early age. He went on to study Horticulture at North Carolina State University and Historic Preservation at the College of Charleston. His tenure at the Preservation Society of Charleston included managing and teaching continuing education programs in historic preservation as well as classes in the subjects of 'Charleston Architecture' and 'Charleston Neighborhoods.' He is the head gardener at 58 Church Street, Mrs. Whaley's Garden, and focuses his gardening business, P.S., G.G. on historic landscapes and gardens. He has attended the Historic Landscape Institute and is an active member of the Southern Garden History Society.
P.S., G.G. believes that one must take into account the context in which a property is surrounded and embedded through time - whether it is a landed farm, a residential neighborhood, or a compact urban plot - research must be undertaken to relate the building(s) thereon with the surrounding landscape. This insight provides a more personal connection and often influences design.