Saturday, April 26th (10 am until 4 pm)
Sunday, April 27th (1 pm until 4 pm, Party in the Garden at Mint Museum Randolph 4-6 pm included in ticket price)
The Charlotte garden Club is pleased to present an outstanding weekend featuring gardens, art, and festivities. inspired by spring gardens, artists will set up their easels and paint “en plein air,” capturing on canvas the serene beauty of the Southern garden. Following the two days of relaxed garden strolling, join the celebratory party and plein air art display on Sunday afternoon at Mint Museum Randolph (casual attire). Your ticket includes the garden tour and the event on Sunday afternoon.
$15 for Mint & Charlotte garden Club members
$20 for non-members
Tickets are available onsite on day of tour, for $20 for Mint and Garden Club members and $25 for non-members.
Arrington and Burch Mixon
831 Queens Road 28207
This unusual corner property with two side yards, one sunny and one shady, and no back yard, was originally planted in 2006. The two side yards are linked at the rear of the house by a courtyard with a fountain that is the family's primary entrance and is a wonderful spot for entertaining. The balance of the garden is designed into a series of garden "rooms" to enhance views from the porch, family room, and dining room.
Lib Jones and Tom Nunnenkamp
4300 Tottenham Road 28226
A 2.25 acre oasis off Carmel Road, MapleWalk is a collector's garden that features an extensive assortment of Japanese maples, dwarf conifers, and rhododendrons. In addition you will find many special hostas, ferns, and other unique perennials. As you traverse the over 1,000 feet of path that meanders through the 28 feet of elevation change on the property, your journey will be enhanced by their extensive plant labeling and tagging. A nearby garden owned by Ann and Ray Cannon at 4301 Denbeigh Avenue, 28226, while not "officially" on the tour, is open to visitors, and directions to it will be given here.
Pam and Don Allen
1822 Cavendish Court 28211
This is a garden of "rooms." You enter through a white picket fence and quickly find yourself in a hedged perennial garden. Other rooms include a deck cantilevered over a brook, a flagstone patio sitting area, a boulder garden, and a boules court. Privacy for meditation or quiet conversation can easily be found in this garden that some of the neighborhood children have dubbed their "Secret Garden."
LinWell Farms (Joey Hewell and Scott Lindsley)
704 East 36th Street 28205
The landscaping at LinWell Farms was designed to provide as much produce as possible from the yard to the kitchen. Joey Hewell and Scott Lindsley bought the 1905 craftsman home in NoDa in spring 2013. It had sat vacant and overgrown for three years. Their additions to the exterior included a raised bed vegetable garden in the back, complete with greenhouse, styled as a formal garden and intended to be as much outdoor enjoyable space as the rest of the landscaping, which includes edible trees and plants as well.
Marty and Charles Wickham
125 Huntley Place 28207
This European inspired townhouse went through a massive renovation in 2010. A tailored motor court greets guest upon arrival. Clipped boxwood and lush Pachysandra accent the home's formal architecture. A bronze whimsical sculpture serves as a lovely focal point in the alfresco dining area. In the back garden an existing pool was enhanced with a bluestone terrace, arbor, and a pool house. The architecture and the garden design work in harmony together. This garden renovation was a collaboration between Frank Smith and John Byrd.
1908 Matheson Avenue 28205
This garden, nicknamed "Flowerhead Farm," began to blossom in 2001, and was inspired by the owner's beloved "Grandma" and her love of gardening. With a philosophy of beautifying the world while allowing nature to run its course, Triplett uses no chemicals and often allows weeds to flower to nurture the tiny creatures that inhabit the space. It's a garden of whimsy, containing a four-foot-tall rooster, metal pig, birdhouses, arbors, a pond, seating niches, vegetable garden, herb garden and red chandeliers.
Wing Haven and Elizabeth Lawrence Gardens
248 Ridgewood Avenue 28209
Wing Haven, the former home of Elizabeth and Eddie Clarkson, is an oasis of flowers, flight, and birdsong in the heart of Myers Park. The Clarksons gave their garden to the Wing Haven Foundation in 1971. In 2008 the Wing Haven Foundation purchased the Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden. Together, the gardens are known as Wing Haven.
St. Martin's Episcopal Church
1510 Seventh Street 28204
In 1912, the sanctuary for St. Martin's Episcopal Church was built at its current location in the developing streetcar neighborhood of Elizabeth. To celebrate the 2012 centennial of the historic church building, church leaders embarked upon this legacy project, the Fellowship Courtyard. This landscape project has transformed the originally deteriorated grounds into a vibrant outdoor cathedral for contemplation and celebration. The garden offers a progression of spiritual experiences that make a lasting contribution to St. Martin's and the Elizabeth neighborhood. The landscape architect was groundworks studio, Laurel Holtzapple, LA, ASLA.
Mint Museum Randolph's pocket gardens
2730 Randolph Road 28207
These gardens are restful niches where one can contemplate and reflect outside the historic site where the museum has been located since 1936.
Blanche Lazzell (American 1878-1956)
Year created: 1914
Year acquired: 2009
Materials: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 14 1/8'' by 16''
Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary. Collection of The Mint Museum.