Pearl Fryar says he wasn't interested solely in making a garden but in creating a feeling. In so doing, this self-taught topiary artist has created an outdoor space that delivers more than just living sculpture.
A Man Named Pearl follows the journey of Pearl Fryar, a sharecropper's son, who, with passion and determination, has risen to prominence as an internationally acclaimed topiary artist. In the poorest county in South Carolina, Pearl has single-handedly created an amazing 3-1/2 acre garden from throwaway plants. In the process he has brought hope and racial reconciliation to his hometown. With decades' worth of stunning, lush topiaries, his garden is now a tourist destination, and he's an uplifting icon in his community.