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
Turquoise birdhouses welcome feathered visitors
New Dawn rose shelters a corner of the Guest Barn
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
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
Magnificent central gazebo houses a charming seating area
Topiary hydrangea and roses encircle the gazebo
Small cat or dog resting area is near the gazebo—lucky pet
Arbor covered swing anchor one axis near the gazebo
Opposite axis holds this tin covered garden shed—rustic tourtiere on the path
Al Fresco for tow please … so need this furniture
Espalier Apple trees are within reach of lucky dinner guest
Every English Garden needs a Knot Garden
The back axis gate leads to the main house … more to come soon
All photos by Lissy Parker for lissyparker.com. you are welcome to ‘borrow’ my photos … just please credit the source.