Up the Garden Path …


EEnchanting—is the best word to describe this lovely garden that just happens to be in my new neighborhood. The owner and head gardener gave my garden club a private tour. Ryan Gainey of Atlanta is the designer. The garden is surrounded by forest and has an amazing view of the sheer rock face of Old Bald Mountain.

Our guides took us along the woodland walk full of native and endangered plants and flowers and pointed out new surprises around each corner. The path wanders beside a waterfall, bubbling fountains, rock walls, fruit trees and even a stumpery in the making. Here is a glimpse into the garden and all of its many wonders.

If you need a little more of this beautiful garden, visit it in person. The garden is on the Joy Garden Tour here in Cashiers July 15-17.

The boxwood are trimmed in cloud like forms—and that view

The boxwood are trimmed in cloud like forms—and that view

 

Espailly pear trees line the stone wall

Espalier pear trees line the stone wall

 

Wisteria climbs the garage trellis

Wisteria climbs the garage trellis

 

Stone walls and steps lead through the cloud boxwood and tree arch

Stone walls and steps lead through the cloud boxwood and tree archway

 

A bubbling fountain greets guest on the lawn

A bubbling fountain greets guest on the lawn

 

Stone walls line the walkways

Stone walls line the walkways and are filled with ferns and rhododendron

 

Pitcher plants flourish near the waterfall

Pitcher plants flourish near the waterfall

 

Small copper light light the stairs to the garden waterfall

Small copper light light the stairs to the garden waterfall

 

And line the woodland paths

And line the woodland paths

 

Cinnamon ferns love the moist shaded soil

Cinnamon ferns love the moist shaded soil

 

These Fairy Wands will find their way to y garden too

These Fairy Wands will find their way to my garden

 

Jack-in-the-pulpit's love the deep shade along the paths

Jack-in-the-pulpits love the deep shade along the paths

 

Stumps are filled with native plants

Stumps are filled with native plants

 

Baptisia is a favorite of mine—love the blue flowers and gray green foilage

Baptisia is a favorite of mine—love the blue flowers and gray green foliage

 

Beautiful Bulls-eye rock is tucked neatly among the plants

Beautiful Bulls-eye rock is tucked neatly among the plants

 

Little brown jug plants nestled deep in the shade

Little brown jug plants nestled deep in the shade

 

xo♥, Lissy
All photos by Leslie Hankey for Lissyparker.com. You are welcome to ‘borrow’ the pictures—just please credit the source.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5 Comments

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    Design Chic

    July 11, 2015

    What an incredible garden – would love to see in person! Can’t get over the stone, and the wisteria around the garage is perfection! Hope you’re having a great weekend and enjoying cooler temperatures than we are!

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      lissyparker

      July 11, 2015

      I am having a wonderful weekend! This garden is truly amazing. Ryan Gainey also did their garden in Knoxville.
      It is a beautiful rose garden.
      xo

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    C mcnally

    July 11, 2015

    beautiful photographs

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      lissyparker

      July 11, 2015

      All of the beautiful photos were taken by Leslie Hankey!
      xo

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    cindy

    July 20, 2015

    In love with the Fairy Wands and I miss all my Baptisia I left behind in Ohio, one of my happy plants…..

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