The annual garden tour in Highlands this year was probably the best garden tour The Bascom has ever hosted! The gardens were lovely, as you will see, and the events were wonderful—just sorry I missed the very talented and entertaining Frances Schultz’s lecture. The auction even included a private tour and lunch at her charming Bee Cottage in the Hamptons. When we arrived at the first Highlands garden, designed by the homeowners and maintained by Tate Landscaping, we felt as though we had been invited into an English country style garden. The designers used native plants and perennials to provide color all summer long. The series of terraces include an open green lawn garden, a fruit and flower garden and a formal English garden area.
The motor and entry court feature a gravel drive edged in cobblestone and filled with boxwood, hydrangea, rhododendron, ferns and hosta. The stone stairway leading to the terraced garden contains a water feature that reveals itself as you descend.
There are amazing mountain views from every level. The apple and fruit trees were planted fully grown, as were all trees in this enchanting garden.
The stone house is situated perfectly on the property to make the most of every view. Enjoy the tour of this lush green garden on us today and be sure to check back for part two of Highlands Mountains in Bloom.
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos, just please credit the source.