United States of America, North Carolina, Buncombe County, Asheville
Armstrong Garden (Asheville, North Carolina)
This garden is located in a suburb of Asheville at 2,200 feet altitude. It was designed and built simultaniously with the construction of the 5,000 square foot French Chateau-style house. The garden is located across the width of the rear of the house. A large waterfall and "stream" run the breadth of the house; and are visible from the many terraces of the property. Most of the flowers are white and pale pink. There are urns and toppled jardinieres with flowers flowing from them. A vegetable garden was added in 1999 on the northwest portion of the lawn with decorative fencing. This vegetable garden is protected from the deer population of the area. There are three levels of the back lawn. They include the terrace areas, a waterfall area, and a higher lawn with tall trees to provide privacy in the rear. The front of the house looks down a significant slope to the street with naturalistic plantings among the trees. Immaculately maintained by the owners, the gardens exude a "Continental flavor."
Persons and organizations associated with the property include: Architectural Accents (1985-1986); Richard Thornton, RA (1985); Charles E. Godfrey, Jr. (landscape, 1986); April Carder (landscape, 1986); and Kirk Alexander (landscape plan, 1987).
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The French Broad River Garden Club facilitated the submission of this garden's documentation.
The folder includes a work sheet and feature plans.
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