2 folders+ 10 35 mm. slides (photographs); 17 digital images
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville
Meadow Rue (Asheville, North Carolina)
The gardens are located primarily within a fenced-in area. The back wall of the garden is a stepped wall with "antique" garden art built into it, serving as a backdrop for the boxwood parterre. Surrounding the gardens are woods-screening the garden and home from the neighbors. Espaliered trees create small fences, breaking up sections of the gardens. In the blue garden, the wisteria arbor anchors the garden with purple, blue, and lavender flowers surrounding it.
This garden was re-documented in 2013. The formal boxwood parterres in the walled garden now contain urns, statuary and other garden ornaments. White-flowered container plants and topiary boxwood in containers are featured, but vegetables, herbs and other colored flowers are no longer planted. Plants with family connections have been transplanted from a previous home, including rhododendrons that were installed outside the walled area along the driveway and peonies. The two acre property has a woodlands garden surrounding the walled garden, where the native trees and shrubbery have matured, forming an evergreen privacy screen. An open porch has been added that blends seamlessly with the country French style of the house, provides space for outdoor entertaining and contains urns of boxwood and topiary.
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Mr. and Mrs. Roger Hughes (former owners, 1994-2006); Robert Griffin, ATA (architect, 1994); and Michael Balowyk (landscape architect, 1994- ).
The folder includes a work sheet and feature plans.