LEE AND GWYNNE MOVIUS
4801 HOWLAND LANE 28226 (PELLYN WOOD)
Far East meets Southeast in a harmonious blend of wooded areas and Asian elements on an acre of land. The koi pond, arbor, and Japanese maples in the large courtyard complement the Japanese-inspired design of the home. Beyond the footprint of the house, tulip poplars, dogwood, and other native trees tower over the rhododendrons, azaleas, and camellias that are common to both Japanese and Southern gardens.
8501 GREENCASTLE DRIVE 28210 (QUAIL HOLLOW)
This environmentally sensitive garden reflects the owner's travels and her experience as a Master Gardener. The lawn was replaced with stone paths and plantings for year-round green and texture. Ornamental grasses, azaleas, gardenias, and a fragrant daphne lead to a back gate adorned with succulents. A large sculpture of children is a whimsical centerpiece of the rear garden. Up a hill, boulders and fragrant plantings surround a gazebo. Flowering perennials, spring bulbs and blue planters contrast with mondo grass on the slopes.
6027 REXWOOD PLACE 28210 (SPRING VALLEY)
Asian and contemporary themes are woven into this garden, which was designed to speak to the spirit of the land, elicit emotion, and celebrate tranquility. Its woodland and mountain topography is distinct within the SouthPark community. The garden features sculpture, boulders, a creek, a Japanese zigzag boardwalk, a three-tiered koi pond, more than 800 ferns, 100 conifers, and 70 Japanese maples. The design "borrows" forest views from the surrounding environment to visually enlarge this half-acre city garden.
BARRY AND LESLIE TEAGUE
2911 WHEELOCK ROAD 28211 (DEERING OAKS)
Walk through the welcoming rooms of this English garden turned collector's garden. A Yoshino cherry tree anchors the garden, complemented by hollies, Japanese maples, dogwoods, and tea olives. An array of azaleas, hydrangeas, viburnums, gardenias, and roses surround tulips and daffodils in the spring. Statues and benches are placed for the visitors' enjoyment. Evenings on the patio are spent watching birds at feeders and nesting boxes.
DOUG AND MISSY ANDERSON
1847 CASSAMIA PALCE 28211 (MYERS PARK)
This garden was designed for the birds and to provide year-round interest. Many feeders, birdbaths, and a water feature lure the birds. There are old roses, Japanese maples, and unusual plants, including voodoo lilies. A piece of wrought-iron with the owner's initials, A and D, was discovered at a flea market and was incorporated into a gate that welcomes all. The garden is full of nostalgia, including grandmother's fig tree and other plants from family members and friends.
JIMMY AND LIZ FOSTER
1508 DILWORTH ROAD 28203 (DILWORTH)
Once an acre of weeds, this garden was transformed into a series of garden rooms for year-round family use and entertaining. The formal parterre has a pond and gazebo, boxwood, holly, hydrangea, lilacs, and viburnum. Peonies, English roses, lilies and dahlias provide seasonal color. The woodland garden features azaleas, camellia japonica, lenten roses, narcissus, and hostas. Topiary pots, gardenias, and an herb garden brighten the pool area. The rear has rhododendron, camellia sasanqua, spirea, iris, a fairy garden and a rose parterre.
ELAINE SCOTT AND JERRY TYLMAN
2400 KENMORE AVENUE 28204 (ELIZABETH)
This whimsical garden has drought-tolerant native plants that provide seeds and berries for wildlife. Notice the majestic Deador cedar and the stone solar water fountain under the weeping cedar. A dry creek bed provides drainage for street runoff, and the native lawn is a low maintenance area for soccer fields. A cistern collects rainwater for the irrigation system. The backyard is a sanctuary for this outdoor family, mixing function and fun with a kids play area, and terraced gardens and patios.
DIANA AND REID WATSON
2404 KENMORE AVENUE 28204 (ELIZABETH)
Here is an old-fashioned garden with native plants, fruit, herbs and vegetable beds. A Bloodgood Japanese maple highlights the front garden. Stroll to the backyard and notice the arbor built by the owner to shade his workshop. Rainfall collects in the cistern and irrigates the beds and gardens. Flower beds are filled with plants passed on through generations from both families, including antique roses, confederate jasmine, oak leaf hydrangea, pink phlox, fig, iris, sedum and ginger lilies.
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The Charlotte Garden
Club was organized in
1924 as North Carolina's first garden club. Its purpose is to
further its members' knowledge of gardening through programs and
projects under the direction of experts in the fields of
horticulture and design.
Members meet one evening a month from September through May to
share in educational lectures and entertainment by authorities
in landscape design, horticulture and other topics of interest
to people who enjoy gardens and gardening.
The Charlotte Garden Club has been an Affiliate of the Mint
Museum of Art since 1954. It contributes to projects designed to
beautify the Mint Museum and its grounds as well as projects
which add to the beauty of Charlotte.
Funds for the professional landscaping of the Museum's grounds
come from the Club sponsoring an annual Spring Garden Tour and auction event.
Projects funded by the Charlotte Garden Club at the Mint Museum
of Art include the construction and continuing maintenance of
the two Courtyard Gardens which are visible from the gallery
windows; the installation of a sprinkler system on the grounds;
the construction and maintenance of the Terrace Garden at the
entrance; and Christmas decorations for the building.