Home & Garden Landscapes has transformed many historic properties with the period correct restorations and renovations. Far too frequently, historic homes are restored without thought to vintage garden preservation or heritage landscapes. Most often,the gardens and landcapes are an after-thought and planted with plants not suited to the historic preservation effort. We are adept at working with historic properties to ensure the landscape and gardens are complementary and true to period.
Historic 1885 Queen Anne Mansion Landscape Restoration
Wilmington, North Carolina
This historic Queen Anne Mansion landscape was restored with peroid plantings as well as appropriate newer landscape introductions which compliment the historical period in which this house was constructed. Plants used include Loquat, Cabbage Palmetto, Lace Leaf Japanese Maple, Gardenia, Pindo Palms, Canary Island Date Palms, and Fig.
Liberty Hall Plantation
Kenansville, North Carolina
This Southern plantation home was constructed int he late 1700’s and recently restored. It is currently an historical museum. The restoration landscaping was an after-thought and consisted of plants not historically accurate and did not complement the exterior of the home. We researched the plants that were used in that period and most complemented the historical look and feel of this fine southern mansion. Many of the plantings we used included original heirloom cultivars as part of the vintage garden preservation. Many of the original cultivars are rare and difficult to locate. However, we found certain nurseries and farms that still had some of the desired plants available.