At Jim Scott’s remarkable lakeside garden in Alabama, beauty and laughter lie around every bend.
Photo: Ralph Anderson
Jim enjoys relaxing with company and more than anything wants his garden to make a lasting impression. “The only thing anybody really owns is their memories,” he observes. “Everything else is ephemeral. I would hope that 15 years from now, if someone who’s been here were asked, ‘You remember a garden with lots of waterfalls on a lake in Alabama?’ they would remember. If so, then I’ve given them a gift of enormous value.”