The Redwine Garden

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Scalloped topiaries at the curb is the first indication you are about to enter a unique garden. If you didn’t know where you were, you might think were at the Chelsea Flower show looking at the winner.   Every inch was considered in the design.

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Drama is unveiled at every turn, but what you see out front will not adequately prepare you for what will be revealed in the back.

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Sylvia’s back garden is a secret garden. For locals, it is a secret to no one, as this garden is loved by many who had the good fortune to visit during the Garden Conservancy’s Open Days tour, also benefiting the JC Raulston Arboretum. A twelve foot tall mirrored triptych frames the back corner. Visible throughout, the mirrors are a reminder of how well they can open a space. The powerful presence of these mirrors is felt long after a visit.

The Redwine Garden
The Redwine Garden

This garden combines elegant style with high drama, an artist’s eye with a collector’s appetite. Sylvia’s design eye was no doubt honed from owning an interior plantscape business for 30 years. Its dense plantings include innumerable flowering shrubs, Japanese maples, and a fabulous collection of unique conifers, while perennials, annuals and tropicals add color and lushness within this limited space. Expect the unexpected in this garden!

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Helen Yoest
Gardening With Confidence



  1. Gorgeous! Looking forward to meeting all my online gardening friends and seeing gardens like this one!

    Shirley Bovshow

  2. kk said

    You are making it very enticing to attend the Garden Conservancy Days tour, dispite my seasonal conflicts. I’ll have to check in with Dr. Steve Lyons at TWC before I commit. But after a summer of hoticultural neglect it might be just what I need to jump start the fall gardening season.

  3. Racquel said

    Those large mirrors are so dramatic. What a gorgeous garden!

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  6. Shirley, I can’t wait to meet you too. The tweet-up is THE way to kick off the meeting. H.

  7. Racquel, Yes, dramatic is right. The garden is so gorgeous. H.

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  9. Stephanie said

    Beautiful garden so much charm and beauty.

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