2014 Norwood Garden

Norwood Garden
Norwood Garden

The Norwood Garden
Gail Norwood
102 Sturbridge Lane
Chapel Hill, NC 27516

For the Love of Williamsburg

This Williamsburg inspired garden was begun in 1992 and has evolved since its appearance on the 2006 Garden Tour. The owner attributes her greater success to the addition of deer fencing, which includes a double picket baffle. Twig arbors add an organic and artistic element to the enclosure.

A majestic oak and circular, perennial bordered drive dominate the front garden. To the left of the house, an arbor gate in the white picket fence leads to an extensive back garden. The owner’s love for iris is on display along the welcoming walk. Chapel Hill gravel paths delineate curved beds of azalea, hellebores, heuchera, hydrangea, fern, cyclamen, columbine, lunaria and trillium. Small quartz boulders creatively rim a perennial bed centered by a fountain. A small enclosed herb garden with sundial is watched over by stone foxes perched on its wall. Deep in the garden stands an exact replica of the “Benjamin Waller Garden House” amid a serene moss garden. Clematis armadii drapes the gazebo in evergreen leaves and fragrant white flowers. To the left is a deeply shaded brick paved seating area. Throughout the garden play structures and whimsical touches add joy for the Norwood grandchildren and visitors.

Suzanne Edney helped design the mixed privacy screen in 2004.

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