The Garden Called Helen’s Haven

June blooming sedum

Helen’s Haven

Garden of Helen Yoest and David Philbrook

3412 Yelverton Circle

Raleigh

Helen’s Haven is the garden I share with my family. The design took into account the needs of three young and active children. Even so, the stone path through the center on the main back border, built by Phil Hathcock of Natural Stone Sculptures, is often overlooked as a transition point when the kids are chasing an errant ball.  But that’s OK; this is their garden too.

Low Boxwood hedges were used to create a formal atmosphere to complement the formal architecture of this Georgian Colonial style home. These hedges also map out the space for the kids to play. Within these hedges are informal plantings of perennials and annuals to attract butterflies, birds and bees.

Helen’s Haven is a certified wildlife habitat and a certified Monarch Watch Station. Using waterwise design principles and watered with harvested rain, this organic garden demonstrates good environmental practices resulting in a colorful, lush garden.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the gardens watching the butterflies alight and seeing enough birds to delight.

Helen Yoest
Gardening With Confidence

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7 Comments »

  1. Janet said

    One of these days I hope to see your garden!

  2. valwebb said

    It sounds lovely, Helen. I wish Mobile and Raleigh were a but closer together!

  3. valwebb said

    That should have been “a BIT closer together.”

  4. [...] Helen’s Haven is the garden I share with my family. The design took into account the needs of three young and active children. Even so, the stone path through the center on the main back border, built by Phil Hathcock of Natural Stone … Read more from the original source: The Garden Called Helen's Haven « Gardening With Confidence ™ [...]

  5. Robin said

    Thank you for sharing your paradise and for taking such good care of our wonderful and magical planet.

  6. I had the pleasure of visiting Helen and her Haven today and words can’t do it justice, so I’ll try to put together some pictures to post on my blog! :-)

    Cameron

  7. Chloe West said

    Your garden truly sounds like the definition for haven! Your attention to our planet is inspiring indeed!!

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