This garden, like others at Montrose, reflects the talents of many gardeners who’ve helped Nancy over the years. In time, it will evolve from being a private garden to a public one, thanks to the generosity of the Goodwins and help from The Garden Conservancy. Nancy loves the idea of a new generation of gardeners becoming stewards of this North Carolina treasure.
Montrose offers guided garden tours by appointment throughout the year ($10 adults; $5 ages 6 to 12). It holds an open day in the spring and again in the fall, during which admission is free and you can stroll at your leisure. For advance notice of open days, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You might also enjoy Nancy’s book Montrose: Life in a Garden, available at amazon.com.