Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Sandy Springs Garden Tour - Tanglewood Trail

The third house on our tour was very interesting. While some of the other gardens were obviously kept by gardeners, this couple does it themselves, along with one of their daughters. They bought this property 29 years ago and cleared the property of weeds, water and scrub pines. They added a tennis court and pool as well as meandering paths with mature azaleas, rhododendron, mountain laurel, camellias, hostas, hydrangea and roses. Their nine grandchildren enjoy this enchanting gardens with all the little surprises on the paths.

I love forests areas like below....reminds me of what the area around the cabin used to look like!

Notice the working water wheel on the side of the barn below....

The hosta garden below also reminds me of my mother's hosta garden at the cabin...shade loving plants will not be happy there any longer.

The Japanese Maple looked like it was on fire situated in the sun. This nice cuple even had refreshments for the tour attendees, on the screened in porch overlooking their beautiful garden. I could tell that the azaleas had been beautiful earlier this spring and the hydrangeas will be beautiful soon. The Japanese Dogwood was lovely on this visit. Thanks for joining me!

1 comment:

Jan Castle said...

Totally my pleasure to join you Holly! Great tour!