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.
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.
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
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!
Gardening With Confidence