Historic North Carolina Garden Tour
In historic Hillsborough, North Carolina, a passionate gardener pays homage to an old landscape while making it her own
Photo by: Van Chaplin, By Gene B. Bussell
Nancy Goodwin is a plantswoman, author, and most of all a gardener. Nancy and her husband, Craufurd, spent 10 years searching
for the perfect piece of land to call home. They chose the town of Hillsborough for the quality of its soil and, in 1977,
found a 61-acre property that had been owned by three generations of the Graham family, who had named it Montrose after their
ancestral Scottish home. The Goodwins have preserved the older buildings and gardens while creating new ones.