Come visit a remarkable Charlotte, North Carolina, garden where birds soar.
Photography Ralph Anderson / Styling Leigh Anne Montgomery
She designed it herself around a “double cross” of intersecting main paths that run nearly the entire length and width of the 3-acre retreat. A network of smaller paths intersects the main ones, dividing the space into individual themed gardens. Each walk or vista ends in a focal point, usually a fountain or statue. Camellias, azaleas, bulbs, flowering cherries, wildflowers, roses, hydrangeas, and wisterias bestow bountiful color.