English Garden Style

E English Garden Style is flourishing in the North Carolina mountains where a Master Gardener (who actually studied gardening in England) created this beautiful landscape. The setting is off, off, off the main road and protected by large trees and rocks. A waterfall marks the entry of the property and a river literally runs under part of the house—Frank Loyd Wright and Gertrude Jekyll would be so jealous.

The first building you see after you cross the rustic bridge is a small barn that has been converted to a guest house—and then your heart will skip a beat when you view the garden beyond. A stone path and rustic fencing draw you into the locust and laurel gazebo in the center of the garden. As you enter the gazebo, you see a covered swing and a small charming potting shed at the axes points. The bed are all symmetrically arranged in true English style. The beds are a little in need of more plant material now—but the ‘bones’ are all there. Enjoy the tour.

Rustic bridge leads to the English Garden entry

Rustic bridge leads to the English Garden entry

 

Turquoise birdhouses welcome feathered visitors

Turquoise birdhouses welcome feathered visitors

 

New Dawn rose shelters a corner of the Guest Barn

New Dawn rose shelters a corner of the Guest Barn

 

Guest barn is surrounded by roses—the actual stalls are now bedrooms

Guest barn is surrounded by roses—the actual stalls are now bedrooms

 

Large stones and more roses lead the way to the Rustic enclosed garden

Large stones and more roses lead the way to the Rustic enclosed garden

Locust and rhododendron gate and arbor welcome all to enjoy at the front axis

Locust and rhododendron gate and arbor welcome all to enjoy at the front axis

 

Arches are a reoccurring theme in this garden—love the path edging

Arches are a reoccurring theme in this garden—love the path edging

Magnificent central gazebo houses a charming seating area

Magnificent central gazebo houses a charming seating area

Topiary hydrangea and roses encircle the gazebo

Topiary hydrangea and roses encircle the gazebo

 

Small cat or dog resting area is near the gazebo—lucky pet

Small cat or dog resting area is near the gazebo—lucky pet

 

Arbor covered swing anchor one axis near the gazebo

Arbor covered swing anchor one axis near the gazebo

 

Opposite axis holds this tin covered garden shed

Opposite axis holds this tin covered garden shed—rustic tourtiere on the path

 

Al Fresco for tow please ... So need this furniture

Al Fresco for tow please … so need this furniture

 

Espalier Apple trees are within reach of lucky dinner guest

Espalier Apple trees are within reach of lucky dinner guest

 

Every English Garden needs a Knot Garden

Every English Garden needs a Knot Garden

 

The back axis is the gate that leads to the main house ... more to come soon

The back axis gate leads to the main house … more to come soon

 

xo♥, Lissy

All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. you are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos … just please credit the source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Comments

  1. Reply

    Frances Schultz

    July 16, 2013

    Beautiful, Lissy! Who is the gardener? Or do they wish to remain anonymous? Would love to see and read more! Thank you! xox Frances

    • Reply

      lissyparker

      July 16, 2013

      Frances, I would love to show more of this beautiful garden. Working on it now.
      xo

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