348 S. Fifth Street Highlands NC 28741 US

Start date: Wednesday, July 10 2024.


 On Wednesday, July 10, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Resource person: Audra Bullard - office@clehighlands.com


Home of CLE Board member Stephanie Edgar Reeves and husband Bill Reeves (both avid gardeners), the iconic cottage garden at Thistlewaite on Big Bearpen in Highlands was designed by Alex Smith of Atlanta in concert with classical architect Norman Askins who designed the house built in 2008. The 1.3 acre wooded site is contiguous to property deeded to the Land Trust leading to the Kelsey Trail. Surrounding the house (inspired by a turn-of-the-century house in the English Cotswolds) there is an approach garden with an herbaceous border of perennials and wildflowers leading to a lychgate entrance to a more formal, walled garden and terrace. There is also a small fern path and seep garden in the back of the house fed by a natural spring. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Private Residence


Notes: Cancellation Policy Please let us know immediately if you are unable to attend a class. There is no refund for cancellations within two (2) weeks prior to a scheduled class. Programs that include food, beverage or art materials must be canceled within three (3) weeks prior to receive a refund. CLE reserves the right to cancel a program if the minimum enrollment has not been met or for circumstances beyond our control, and participants will be notified, a complete refund will be issued. All classes are held in the CLE Lecture Hall at the Peggy Crosby Center unless otherwise noted. In the event information has changed from the published brochure, it will be posted on our website and in our e-blasts. Addresses for “private home” venues will be provided to registrants within 2 days of the program date.

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