6 Amazing Gardens—Part One

chold's playhouse

The playhouse of any child’s dreams.


This years Mountains in Bloom garden tour in Highlands featured everything from a pink-sized playhouse with a working fireplace to a party barn with an amazing waterfall. One of the gardens was even created after a hurricane flooded and devastated the property. During the clean up the landscape architect Jim Tate decided to install abundant water features. Park-like areas with pools and waterfalls are connected by bridges and stone paths. Beautiful garden structures, patios and porches filled the gardens and just might inspire you to find a home for one in your garden. Enjoy the lush greenery in these gardens—Part 2 in the works. Enjoy!

formal garden

What a wonderful resting place.


boxood lined gravel drive.

The driveway of my dreams!


stone steps and rustic rail

I might need to copy this.


side porch

This charming porch connects the drive, garden and home.


side stone porch

This is another great patio area for entertaining.



We all need a little water noise to calm our souls.


garden path

Yet another charming path in this amazing garden.


agave planter

Agave in the mountains—going to try this.


stone firepit

Cocktails are served at 5:00!


Huge waterfall

Wow! I Mr. P would love this waterfall.


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

September 14, 2018


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    Pat Warbritton

    September 12, 2018



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