The Joy Garden Tour will feature the charming garden pictured below in addition to the garden I featured in my last post. It’s also in my new neighborhood. The garden was originally designed by Mary Palmer Dargan of Cashiers and Atlanta. The new lower sections and recent modifications were designed and installed by Planters of Atlanta and Highlands.
The garden, filled with boxwood and flowers, includes apple espaliers and gravel paths lined with stones. The stone fire pit sits on a lower grass area framed by rhododendron, boxwood and hydrangea. The lattice and arch bench has a wonderful mountain view and the matching arched gate hides a secret patio under the porch.
I hope that all of you will make plans to visit these two gardens and the other three gardens on the tour this year. The Joy Garden Tour is held every two years here in Cashiers and always in July. Special thanks to my lovely neighbors for opening their gardens to the public—and to me, so that I could share the Joy with you.
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.