Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Blog

Behind the Vault Doors: The gardens of Hugh Roy Smith

Hugh Roy Smith (1908-1979) grew up with a love of horticulture. A native of Cornelius, North Carolina, Smith opened Cornelius Floral Gardens in 1933, which later became known as Smith’s Flowers and Nurseries, Inc. This blog is part of the “Behind the Vault Doors” series, and explores the life and legacy of Hugh Roy Smith and his mission to positively impact morale through the power of flowers.