Learn the secrets of an unforgettable South Carolina garden rooted in a love of land and home.
Photo: Ralph Lee Anderson
Large or small, grand or humble, every garden deserves to have a focal point. It gives the eye a destination, designates a key area, and helps you visualize how all the different spaces and features relate to one another. Centered in the heart of this garden is its most impressive feature, an octagonal fountain planted with horsetails and various crinum lilies. Glass globes in a multitude of vivid colors float lazily in the water. Weeping bald cypress rims the basin. Four benches with harvest reliefs anchor the corners and punctuate the surrounding manicured hedges.