WeekendCoffeeShare: The Garden of the Pines

The Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

If we were having coffee I would tell you that last week I posted doors on Thursday Doors from Pinehurst and Southern Pines, NC. Of course there are many lovely doors there, but I could not pass up a walk through the gardens either.  I wanted to share those photos with you today. I can just smell the pine and feel the crunch beneath my feet! Let’s take another sip of coffee and enjoy a walk through the pines in the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens in Pinehurst. The Gardens were established in 1978 with the Ebersole Holly Garden and has expanded over the years to include the Rose Garden, the Conifer Garden, the Sir Walter Raleigh Garden, the Atkins Hillside Garden, the Fruit and Vegetable Garden, the Hackley Woodland Garden, the Ambrose Japanese Garden, and the Desmond Native Wetland Trail Garden.  All in all, the gardens cover 27seven acres! It is a public garden open from dawn to dusk everyday of the year and also offers educational opportunities for anyone interested in plants, nature or design. I would be dancing too if this garden was in my neighborhood!

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

And there is a Landscape Gardening School which maintains these gardens for our enjoyment!

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

There are many featured sculptured pieces which just adds to the beauty to be found here……………….

Let’s follow this trail first………..

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

It’s strange to see a vegetable garden in the middle of the pine trees!

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

I think the witch has left her shoes here!

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

Back on the trail, let’s go this way!

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

Wondering into the Japanese Garden………….

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

And over the bridge………..

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

We can sit a spell and enjoy the quiet………..

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

And then go this way………

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

I did see flowers too…….

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

And here is the very special plant, the Bottle Tree, familiar to Southern gardens. What is a bottle tree you ask? Haints are said to roam at night and the bottles, especially blue bottles, lure the evil spirits into them. When the sun comes up, it’s rays evaporate the evil!

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, NC

I could spend every day here! Next time we’ll explore the more formal gardens of this special place! It’s easy to see why Pinehurst is noted as one of the best places in North Carolina to live! What did you enjoy this week? Let me know!

See you next weekend for WeekendCoffeeShare!

11 Comments Add yours

  1. Eunice says:

    This looks like a wonderful place to explore, I’ll look forward to seeing more 🙂

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  2. Oh it looks lovely! I especially love those bronze sculptures.

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    1. How are you? I will link up a garden with you when you do the next one! Been gone for months, but back now!

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      1. I had missed you! Have you enjoyed your travels though? I can’t wait to read more posts about your adventures. Xx

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      2. Oh yeah, girl we made the rounds this year! UK, France, Portugal, and Spain!

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      3. Oooh sounds wonderful! I’m off to Holland tomorrow but no gardens to visit this time! X

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  3. mz&cho says:

    Appreciate the tour! The sculptures of the children are absolutely enthralling.

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  4. Delightful garden! So many wonderful ideas! Thank you for sharing! xxx

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  5. eclecticalli says:

    What a lovely garden! Thanks for taking us on the tour!! It’s definitely somewhere I would love to explore some day — love all the little statues hidden about!

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