June 16, 2012 by Sandra Jonas HYDRANGEA TOUR PART 2 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. AdvertisementShare this:TwitterPinterestFacebookLinkedInMoreEmailLike this:Like Loading... Related
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.
Thank you Carolyn, next year I will remind you.
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
Thanks for all you kind comment Anne. Hope to see you on the tour next year.
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Such a lovely and peaceful garden..oh that southern climate…how wonderful for the gardeners’ soul…..
The English garden of the Lenkers is quite stunning. I love the entrance, so inviting. And that outdoor living space is really well appointed. A great space for entertaining.