2014 Art in the Garden Tour

2014 Charlotte Garden Club “Art in the Garden” Tour

Saturday, April 26th (10:00 am until 4 pm)
Sunday, April 27th (1 pm until 4 pm)

Arrington and Burch Mixon
831 Queens Road 28207
This unusual corner property with two side yards, one sunny and one shady, and
no backyard, was originally planted in 2006. The two side yards are linked at the
rear of the house by a courtyard with a fountain that is the family’s primary
entrance and is a wonderful spot for entertaining. The balance of the garden is
designed into a series of garden rooms to enhance views from the porch, family
room and dining room.

Lib Jones and Tom Nunnenkamp
4300 Tottenham Road 28226
A 2.25 acre oasis off Carmel Road, MapleWalk is a collector’s garden that
features an extensive assortment of Japanese maples, dwarf conifers and
rhododendrons. In addition you will find many special hostas, ferns, and other
unique perennials. As you traverse the over 1000 feet of path that meanders
through the 28 feet of elevation change on the property, your journey will be
enhanced by their extensive plant labeling and tagging.

Pam and Don Allen
1822 Cavendish Court 28211
This is a garden of “rooms”. You enter through a white picket fence and quickly
find yourself in a hedged perennial garden. Other rooms include a deck
cantilevered over a brook, a flagstone patio sitting area, a boulder garden, and a
boules court. Privacy for meditation or quiet conversation can easily be found in
this garden that some of the neighborhood children have dubbed their “Secret
Garden”.

LinWell Farms (Joey Hewell and Scott Lindsley)
704 East 36th Street 28205
The landscaping at LinWell Farms was designed to provide as much produce as
possible from the yard to the kitchen. Joey Hewell and Scott Lindsley bought the
1905 craftsman home in NoDa in the spring of 2013. It had sat vacant and
overgrown for 3 years. Their plans for the exterior included a raised bed
vegetable garden in the back, complete with greenhouse, styled as a formal
garden and intended to be as much outdoor enjoyable space as the rest of the
landscaping. As for the rest of the landscaping, it includes edible trees and plants
as well.

Marty and Charles Wickham
125 Huntley Place 28207
This European inspired townhouse went through a massive renovation in 2010.
A very tailored motor court greets guest upon arrival. Clipped Boxwood, along
with lush Pachysandra accents the home’s formal architecture. Entering through
large wooden gates it is surprising to find such attention to detail. A bronze
whimsical sculpture serves as a lovely focal point in the alfresco dining area. In
the back garden, an existing pool was enhanced with a bluestone terrace, arbor
and a pool house. The architecture and garden design work in harmony
together. This garden renovation was a collaboration between Frank Smith and
John Byrd.

Debra Triplett
1908 Matheson Avenue 28205
My garden, “Flowerhead Farm” began to blossom in 2001. It is the result of my
own genetic predisposition to gardening passed on to me by my beloved
“Grandma”. It was my conscious intent to beautify the world around me and while
doing so – allow nature to run its course. As a result of the latter, I use no
chemicals in my yard and often allow weeds to flower to nurture the tiny
creatures that inhabit my space. It’s a garden of whimsy: a 4′ tall rooster, metal
pig, birdhouses, arbors, a pond, niches to sit, vegetable garden, herb garden and
red chandeliers.