This adorable new English Tudor home, designed by architect Scott Leuthold, located on both the St. Johns River and the San Marco canal, was designed for a couple whose family is grown and gone. It was time to downsize the home so they could enjoy the perks of attaining that station in life. The lot space is small and on a hill, so designing the outdoor area was a challenge taken on by Sunscapes Landscape Designs. The off-street parking, so necessary due to the location of the site, is designed to accommodate three cars, plus two in the garage. It is a charming arrival court with plantings designed to complement the style of the house and focus guests' view toward the beautiful front door of the house. Down the stairs, the entry garden is a more formal boxwood period garden with plants blooming through the year: azaleas, camellias and sasanquas, agapanthus, plumbago and thryallis. This garden flanks the canal and shows off the wonderful live oak trees with their canopies hanging over the water. Follow the brick walk to the back yard, where there is a wonderful surprise. There is no garden here, but instead a wealth of activity of areas for the homeowners' enjoyment... you have to see it to believe it!
Directions: At the request of the Garden Host, directions to this garden are provided at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens on March 30, or by calling the Garden Conservancy office toll-free weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST, 1-888-842-2442.
Open Days 2019: March 30
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission to this garden is $10. A discounted day pass ticket for all four gardens open on this date is available for sale at the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- This is a new garden