Mountains in Bloom—Log Cabin Garden

log cabin in the woods

This charming log cabin starts the tour.

W The last garden on the Mountains in Bloom tour is a garden surrounding a log cabin built of old beams and with an incredible mountain view. Jim Tate and Hank Ross designed the landscape using indigenous plants to blend the garden into the surrounding plants and trees. During the installation of the garden several natural springs were discovered and were diverted by the use of stone-lined stream beds.

The property is set up for entertaining friends and family. The design includes a large porch for football watching, game tables, pools, rope bridges and even a tree house! Enjoy the tour and maybe get a few ideas for your own garden.

log cabin garden

The entry garden welcomes guest.


maountain water fall garden

This waterfall is built into the mountain side.


blue hydrangea

Blue hydrangeas flank the front porch.


log cabin porch

Welcome to the log cabin!


rock garden

This rock garden nestles into the hill side.


large porch

This large porch wraps around the house and leads to an amazing view.


mountain view



porch planters

All of the porch planters are abundant and different.


bar counter

This counter is just outside the kitchen window—great for entertaining.


fish pond

This fish pond is tucked under the entry drive.


mountain side pool

There is even a pool on the mountain side.


rope bridge

The rope bridge leads to the tree house—love that idea.


stone steps

Stone steps lead to the shade garden.


stoen wall

What a great stone wall!


bear carving

This bear is carved from a tree on the property.


xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Lissy Parker for You are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos—just please credit the source.



September 30, 2016
October 12, 2016



  1. Reply

    Lynn Ziglar

    October 5, 2016

    Beautiful! Beautiful! The Blue Ridge and the Smokies. What’s not to love about North CArolina.
    Lovely photographs and post.

    • Reply


      October 10, 2016

      Lynn, Thank you so very much!

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    Design Chic

    October 5, 2016

    Such a beautiful garden and love the log cabin! Longing for a mountain trip! Happy Wednesday, Lissy ~

    • Reply


      October 10, 2016

      Sorry for the delay—lots of hurricane refugees from Savannah.


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