The second garden on tour was that of Cheryl & Max Lenker.

It is a perfect English Style Cottage Garden; complete with rose arbor entrance, boxwood lined walk and welcoming plaque…

 The mixed borders are masterfully planted …

featuring an elegant shade structure that serves as focal point.

Adjacent to the house is an outdoor living room with all the accoutrements for gracious living & entertaining.


From this area one can enjoy the sound and sight of a split stream waterfall.


If one ascends to the upper level one crosses the waterfall.

Here the character of the garden changes and one discovers a quiet shaded walkway …

and a place for contemplation.

This garden has it all and of course the hydrangeas were fabulous!

We all see different elements in a garden, I have not touched on the amazing front of this house, so for more  on this garden see PRETTY OLD HOUSES  and LINDARAXA.


7 thoughts on “HYDRANGEA TOUR PART 2

  1. I’ve been waiting for more pics of the tour and Sandra didn’t disappoint. I’ll never miss this tour again. Did you notice the green glass bottles plunged upside down underneath a hydrangea bush? Creative And that wonderful old green glider! So good, such a nice touch. Thanks, Sandra – you have a good eye for pictures.

  2. Hi Sandra, Thanks so much for the beautiful pictures of the gardens. I missed this tour but will sure try to make it next year. I enjoy your posts so much. Anne Boykin

  3. Pingback: American Hydrangea Society Tour 2012 Garden #2 | Pretty Old Houses

  4. Such a lovely and peaceful garden..oh that southern climate…how wonderful for the gardeners’ soul…..

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