In historic Hillsborough, North Carolina, a passionate gardener pays homage to an old landscape while making it her own
Photo by: Van Chaplin
You enter the striking Tropical Garden through an oversize wooden arbor designed to relate new plantings to the scale of larger, existing buildings, such as the barn. One of the newer gardens at Montrose, it seems to play with light. It’s full of varied textures and defined by the foliage of yuccas, agaves, irises, gingers, and bananas.