Fall seems an odd time to take a tour of gardens, don't you think?
But The Secret Garden Tour, hosted by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society,
around historical downtown Wilmington, NC, did not disappoint!
It was wonderful!
The tour showcased the gardens of 10 private homes and 3 community ones.
I'll be sharing pictures from the tour in three parts... there was that much inspiration!
The Cameron-Hollman House, (currently owned by Mike McCarley),
and it's majestic garden will be our starting point for the posts.
The Cameron-Hollman House was built in 1790, by Capt. George Cameron.
In 1973, the Federal style home, with Victorian accents, was moved
directly across the street to it's riverfront location, by the Historic Wilmington Foundation.
The home sits high on a hill, overlooking the Cape Fear River,
at the base of the monstrous Cape Fear Memorial Bridge.
The thundering clatter of traffic resounding from the metal grates on the bridge
would seemingly make this a terrible place to reside, but the noise was oddly therapeutic!
The landscape of the garden flows effortlessly across a slope down to the river.
I saw the metal bird bath statue, below, and one very similar at another home.
Wondered if there was any significance, and the history behind the two.
Beautiful, unique piece!
The garden was once the site of the old Tidewater Power Plant,
and some of the remnants from the plant are still visible.
I hope you'll return for the next two parts of
The Secret Garden Tour, which I'll share over the next few weeks.
Still lots of wonderful, delightful sights to see!
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