This past fall I was fortunate enough to attend the GWA | The Association of Garden Communicators Conference in Atlanta. Part of the long weekend is touring gardens. This garden, a private residential garden named Dunhaven, was the very first one our bus hit up. It set quite a high bar for the rest!
It was in a wooded setting, with no neighbors visible. My favorite feature was the stone arbor, above, that led to a forest path. Below are other great features in their garden.
|The owner was kind enough to provide us with a map of the property. I've been wanting to do one of these for MY garden.|
|More shed porn. Love the Dutch door! To the left is a path going into the woods laden with garden sculptures.|
|One of the many sitting areas which can be found pretty much on all for (or more) sides of the house.|
|Another sitting area with fire pit and stone benches.|
|Little touches were all over the place.|
|Another side of the house, all the way around the house if I remember correctly.|
|At Christmas time, they put a Christmas tree in this gazebo.|
|I always appreciate an espalier.|
|A living basket!|
|An antique lawn roller. I think my grandad had something like this.|
|Close up of the bridge seen below.|
|The driveway bridge the owner built himself. It's a cattle-type bridge that deer will not walk on. The rest of the property is fenced. He said damage by deer is nearly nil.|