Around the Garden
Xeric Scree Garden
Planted in the summer of 2009, the Xeric Scree Gardens are planted with arid-zone plantings using hardy agaves, cacti, flowering bulbs, and drought tolerant herbaceous plants.
Designed by Doug Ruhren and Edith Eddleman from Durham, NC, planted in October of 2008, it contains four seasons of interest. The Perennial Border received the Perennial Plant Association's 2011 Landscape Design Award.
Designed by Chip Callaway and constructed in 2011, the Kitchen Garden is an example of an 18th century American southern garden. Four square raised beds and four rectangular Moravian quilt style raised beds are planted with seasonal fruits, vegetables and herbs.
Designed by Chip Callaway and constructed in the summer of 2008, the Pattern Garden has whimsical, paisley shaped beds edged with Korean boxwoods are planted seasonally with bulbs and annuals.
Created in May of 2008, and planted each year with plants based on complimentary colors and textures of foliage and flowers such as bananas, elephant ears, ginger and more which are propagated in the fall and brought to our greenhouse for winter protection.
Patio Terrace and Courtyard Garden
Constructed with blue stone, surrounded by a stacked stone wall, anchored by two stone planters, the Patio Terrace is the outflow for the Ballroom. The Courtyard Garden resembles gardens found in Charleston. Seasonal containers and vines can be found here.
Grotto and Hourglass Garden
Designed by Chip Callaway, constructed in the summer of 2014. The lily flowers central key over the arch and the water lotus leaf bowl were designed by Robert Mahily from Raleigh, NC. The hourglass-shaped beds are lined with boxwoods and are planted with seasonal displays.
Hillside Rock Garden
Installed in the summer of 2014, large boulders, placed as benches make up the bones of this garden space. Species include drought tolerant plants native to the Mediterranean such as Cyclamen, Arum italicum and Ericas.
A vignette on 0.51 acres, provides a new display area for public enjoyment. This collection includes hellebores, rhododendrons, mahonias, hydrangeas and other woody and herbaceous plants. The Woodland Garden is currently open for Docent-led tours only.
Coming soon . . .
Rill & Reflecting Pool
A part of the Garden’s Master Plan of 2003, will initiate our Second Phase of Installation and Expansion. “Dancing Cranes”, a sculpture by Lloyd LeBlanc, donated by Joseph M. Bryan, Jr. from his private collection, will be the highlight of this new feature. Thank you, Joe, for this magnificent piece of art to adorn The Garden.
1. Main Entrance
2. Welcome Center (Carriage House)
3. Xeric Scree Beds
4. BB&T Ginkgo Screen
5. Mosaic Hedge
6. Flowering Vine Lamp Posts
8. Fidelity Bank Pleached Hornbeam Walk
9. Pleached Hornbeam Walk Fountain
10. Pattern Garden
11. Perennial Garden
12. Tropical Garden
13. Paul Ciener Memorial
14. Kitchen Garden
15. Cutting Garden
16. Annual Border
17. Service Entrance
18. Patio Terrace
19. SunTrust Foundation Courtyard Garden
20. Horticulture Staff Facility
22. Rill and Grotto
23. Hourglass Garden
24. Event Lawn
25. Grand Arbor
26. Italian Terrace Garden
27. Conifer Collection\
28. Elizabeth and Joyner Burns Amphitheater
29. Wetland Garden
30. Karen Stuef Ciener Japanese Garden
31. Woodland Garden
32. Children's Garden
33. Garden Restrooms
34. Hillside Rock Garden