Huntsville, Alabama: Wade's Garden (Gone)
- Southwest edge of the city. I-565 exit 17B. Drive east one mile on Governors Drive SW. Turn right (south) onto Triana Blvd SW. Drive 2.5 miles. Turn left onto Nassau Drive SW. Wade's house was the last one on the right, hidden within lots of trees.
- Jan. 2014: Closed. Wade Wharton died.
Wade enjoyed making blue bottle trees and a wild variety of junk art in his yard. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [10/21/2012]
Visitor Tips and News About Wade's Garden
We had not seen the update about Wade's death and drove by there yesterday. A woman came out of the house and let us know. She said she was one of the caretakers of the estate, and that his artwork is in the process of being moved so that the public can still enjoy it. The outdoor items will be moved to the local botanical gardens. She also told us where the indoor items were to be placed, but I was shocked at the news and honestly can't remember.[Sam, 02/08/2014]
Wade had a close working relationship with the local botanical gardens, so it's good news that his outdoor artwork will be displayed there.
A 74-year-old man who's had three strokes started using the right side of his brain to make sculptures, stained glass, wood carvings, and a massive collection of blue bottle trees. Admission is free, and he loves to give tours.[Olivia M, 05/21/2012]