My husband and I attended our first Garden Stoll this past Sunday afternoon. It was really just so much fun. I took over 100 pictures! That is significantly too many to share here today. Therefore, I am going to share a selection of the best pictures in my Wednesday posts for the next several weeks. Please be sure to follow this blog so you won’t miss any!
About the Stroll
This Spring Stroll was sponsored by The Hay House in Macon, Ga. Although we do not live in Macon, both my husband and I are from there. Our daughter was married at the Hay House which is a beautiful antebellum mansion rich with southern history. You can read about their wedding here. It was a Peacock themed wedding which you can read about here.
There were 5 homes in the Garden Stroll. All were located in an older Macon neighborhood known for the lush landscapes. Most were within walking distance from each other making for a nice Sunday Garden Stroll which we very much enjoyed!
The first house is situated far enough off the road for privacy but only minutes from town with a busy street right off the winding driveway. As you enter the property, you are surrounded by sprawling ground covers, perennials and hardwood trees. Only seconds into the stroll the busy street is forgotten. This foot bridge was added to connect the landscape separated by a creek which runs through the property. Serenity comes to mind while viewing this vignette.
The brick and black iron fencing was added to frame the area designated as the back yard closest to the house. The next 2 photos are from within that fence.
The first photo is the beautiful climbing white roses cascading over the fence which is garnished by a southern annual favorite, mixed impatiens. This area of the yard frames the pool providing a nice relaxing space for the family to enjoy on hot summer days.
This tree is gigantic! I could not leave it out! There is another southern landscaping staple underneath this wonderful old tree, a plush bed of lirope . Don’t you simply adore the miniature picnic table topped with a statue?
There was no guide to answer questions on the tour so I cannot say with certainty but I believe this attractive porch furniture appears to be teak. I love the inviting pillows and especially the colorful summer flowers framing the steps. The porch faces a quiet serene back yard carpeted with plus green grass and surrounded by hardwoods. The hand sculpted rock wall above with plantings above and below including that amazing amaryllis is the first layer in sight of the porch.
The unique feature of this particular home is this fun tree house! It is located in a ravine and accessible by the swinging bridge! There is a 360 degree view once you are in the tree house. The tree house is actually 2 stories with a ladder located in the center for access to the lower floor. Wouldn’t you enjoy hiding out there with a good book, especially in the Fall?
We toured 5 homes. It is very difficult to select just a few photo’s. I have saved my absolute favorite photos for next week. One of the homes is nestled in the side of rolling hills surrounded by the woods. They have made the best use of space by planting vegetable gardens in every little nook and cranny!
Secret Southern Garden Stroll: Part II can be found here.