Gardeners Love The Inspiration at Dovecote in Cashiers
By Bear Lake Staff / August 4, 2015
Blog and photos submitted by homeowner Diane Genaro-White!
As a passionate gardener, I love the inspiration that Bear Lake Reserve offers. All you have to do is look around each day to see how every plant and tree, street, mountain, and the lake changes.
One of the advantages of living at Bear Lake Reserve is taking one of the many side trips that are so accessible to us.
One of my favorite is a trip to Dargan’s Dovecote Porch & Gardens in Cashiers. A magical place that inspires the serious or the novice gardener.
Dovecote is owned by Hugh Dargan and Mary Palmer Dargan renowned landscape architects, who now reside in Cashiers.
They have designed award winning gardens in Atlanta, Charleston (which I saw on a recent Historic Home and Garden Tour in April 2015) Cashiers, Highlands etc.
On Friday I went to one of their Summer Seminars, called “The Garden Talk Salon”,which was held adjacent to the barn on the Dovecote property. A charming setting to hear from the renowned sculptor Carl Peverall, who is a North Carolina resident and who has been specializing in stone sculptures.
After the lecture, we had a chance to tour the rest of the Dovecote property and view a dozen or so of Carl’s sculptures,while he explained his inspiration for each piece.
It was such a treat to then enjoy the Dovecote displays of Garden Art, Miniature Gardens ( which is a speciality of Dovecote), Gifts for Gardeners, Hostess Gifts, Raised Bed Gardens, which are a piece of Art themselves, all the while gaining a great perspective and inspiration of what can be done with a bit of imagination!
There are several more seminars scheduled for this summer, and you can go to the Dovecote website www.Dargan.com/dovecote-events and find the dates and subjects that will be covered.
Dovecote is located at 35 Flashpoint Drive in Cashiers, next to Cornucopia Restaurant. You can contact Dovecote at 828-743-0307.