Mary's Garden   

Master Gardener Mary has been buying and planting at this location for 36 years. She seeks out  unusual trees and shrubs. Her arboretum includes an infinitely varied assortment of sizes, shapes, textures and colors.  One has to  really look carefully to see hidden treasures blending together on this 8 acre grounds.

A part of the garden is a nature trail  winding through her woodlands just waiting to be explored. She has planted numerous rhododendrons, camellias, ferns, dawn redwoods, unusual trees and shrubs among the native hardwoods and pines.  Fall brings lots of color with sourwoods, sassafras, stewartia, Japanese maples,  and dogwoods.
As you tour with Mary, she will identify the plants by botanical names and tell you what country it originated in.

She has an extensive collection of magnolias including, but not limited to….


Mary and Ann Magnolia

M. Tripetala


Ann Magnolia

Majestic Beauty


Southern Magnolia

Magnolia Fraseri



A sample of her Japanese Maples . . .

Little Gem






Variegata Pieris

Tree Peony


Tea Tree

Autumn Amethyst Beauty Berry in Bloom


Camellia "Lady Clare"

Adm. Semmes Azalea


Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
Magnificent year round interest with its
fantastically gnarled and twisted branches

Luna Rose Hibiscus


Purple Cow Crepe Myrtle

Tall Phlox


Heuchera "Peppermint Spice"

Chloe the Cat and Night before Christmas Hosta

Toad Lily "Gilt Edge"


Corner Garden at House
Dick Clark Grandiflora Rose



Manchu Lantern

Red Volunteer


Bela Lugosi

Cordle's Sombrero


Mary's Garden

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