Jo’s Monday Walk: Sandhills Horticultural Gardens

Southern Pines, North Carolina
Leisurely Enjoying Southern Pines, North Carolina

My last two posts have featured photos of Pinehurst and Southern Pines, NC,  deemed two of the best small towns to live, in North Carolina. I really, really like small town life. Less traffic, stops to sit a spell and watch the world go by, great community living, and plenty to see, places to shop, and small eateries everywhere! These villages are side by side and each offer it’s own delights. Today, I have a few more photos of some lamp posts in Southern Pines, you know how I like quirky lamp posts, and then we are heading back to finish off our walk through the 27-acre Sandhills Horticultural Gardens. I have so enjoyed that walk!

Southern Pines, North Carolina
Southern Pines, North Carolina

And now to the more formal gardens. To see what Pinehurst is all about look HERE. We are heading back to the forested trail that takes us through many specialized gardens that are open daily to the public and  maintained by the Landscape and Design School, which is also here. What a paradise this labor of love is…….. let’s get walking………

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

The next garden to visit is the Jane McPhaul Herb Garden, introduced in 2011.

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

And then to the Sir Walter Raleigh Garden……… peaceful isn’t it?

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

This featured plant is eucalyptus!

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

With Sir Walter himself!

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

And I did see flowers in the gardens too………

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

And sugary silvered leaves……….

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Bright Red Cockscomb……..

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

And the palest of pales…….

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

And the favorite magnolia blossom……………aren’t those dark leaves outstanding?

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Then through the dark green gate…….. where will this path take us?

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina
Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

To the gardens of big banana leaves……. compare their size to the garden walkers! OH MY!

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

With some spikes in the mix……

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

And then to the Conifer Grove…….. where I will find my favorite!

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

My look at this fellow……..  he looks a little sad……

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

It’s branches reach out and out………..

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

I whisper to him, your my favorite…..

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

It’s time to leave the garden….. What a wonderful walk we had! For a look at other sections of the Sandhills Horticultural Gardens look HERE

Sandhills Horticultural Gardens, Pinehurst, North Carolina

Well I hope you have enjoyed our Monday Walk as much as I did! So relaxing!  Check out what others are doing on their Monday walks with Jo! Till next week……………..cady

5 Comments Add yours

  1. What a treat for eyes!! Beautiful pictures 🌸🌸🌸
    Cheers, Charu

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  2. Eunice says:

    The gardens look lovely, I wish I could do that walk for real 🙂

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  3. restlessjo says:

    I have very limited Wifi here but I’ve skimmed through and will read it properly when I’m back in business. Thanks a lot! 🙂 🙂

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  4. restlessjo says:

    It looks beautiful! 🙂 🙂 I’ll be posting a walk on Monday.

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