150 DuBose House Lane – UNC’s Georgian Revival Garden
Explore the old world elegance of this Georgian Revival-style garden on the mountaintop campus of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Rizzo Center. The garden surrounds “Meadowmont“, a handsome 34-room mansion adorned with both Georgian and Federal fronts that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. David St. Pierre DuBose, a 1921 UNC graduate who trained as an electrical engineer, fulfilled his dream of creating a rural estate in Chapel Hill with the prominent Baltimore architects Herbert G. Crisp and James R. Edmunds Jr. Mrs. DuBose was a charter member of the Chapel Hill Garden Club, founded in 1931. Mr. and Mrs. DuBose and their three children created an extensive working farm at “Meadowmont” and their farm-to-table hospitality is still remembered. The development of The University of North Carolina is rooted in this historic property and the generosity of the DuBose family. They donated the mansion and surrounding 27 acres of parkland to UNC in 1988.
Step back in time. Relax into the symmetry of the garden. Take in the vision that built this place, and the long views. Survey the expanse of 11 acres of managed turf, flower beds, and towering specimen trees. Stroll through walled gardens. Relish the fragrance of 90-year-old boxwoods. Wander through the terraced landscape, parterre garden, and Loropetalum allée. Find respite and refreshment down a path that leads you to a fountain encircled by ferns and select seasonal annuals. Take pleasure in this secluded shade garden nestled in forest, filled with bird song and the play of falling water.
Highlighted Plants: (click on name for information on the plant)
Terrain: Some wheelchair access, Primarily level ground, Climbing stairs and/or walking over uneven pavement
Photographs courtesy Daphne McLeod and Kathy Swendiman, unless otherwise noted.