The 3-acre Susie Harwood Garden (named for Ralph Van Landingham’s mother) boasts year-round attraction – with an impressive diversity of hardy ornamental landscape plants, meandering paths, a pond with waterfalls, an Asian Garden, and naturalistic rock-work throughout. The Harwood Garden contains lovely views, colorful plantings, and inspiration for home landscapes through the seasons.
harwood-winter.jpg Winter is a surprisingly wonderful time to visit the Harwood Garden. An extensive collection of winter-interest shrubs, trees, and perennials are at their prime December through February. This is the best time of year to appreciate the structure of the garden, and notice the lay of the land.
The Harwood Garden in summer is full of bird and insect activity among the flowers. The waterfall pond, daylilies, hydrangeas and butterfly terrace are especially nice.
Many perennials and tropicals bloom right through October, followed by a kaleidoscope of fall color in foliage and fruit in the Harwood Garden. The falling, giant leaves of the Bigleaf Magnolia on the way to the 4-seasons mosaic signal the close of a garden year.
Discover your own favorite spot and time-of-year in the Harwood Garden!