Are you keeping up with me on the Garden Bloggers Fling Tour of gardens? This is post number 4 and we are still working on the morning hours of day one! (There are so many fun Gardens in Asheville. Click HERE for more info.) Today, I want to show you around Wamboldtopia. Cleverly named after the street upon which this garden resides.
We were greeted by Artist/Gardener Damaris Pierce and her spouse Ricki AKA: The Rock Pirate. A Stone Mason by trade and whimsical by nature.
The Rock Pirates truck greeted us and as you can see, this is a working truck of a man with a love of all things Pirate related.
This Stone work is a work of art as it is dry stacked.
A courtyard with built in seating.
Tucked into the stone work of the house, one could spot little things such as this entrance for the Enchanted Fairy's of their world...
Works of Art nestled within...
Even homes for the Birds!
Lush Ivy creeps along beautiful works of art.
This gave me a most enchanting feel as I climbed the hillside.
Climbing this hillside garden was not a chore as it was an easy stroll with so much to see along the way. I do not have hills in my Georgia Garden but if I did, I would have some great ideas on how to deal with them from visiting Wamboldtopia.
I was most impressed as to how they garden on a hillside. This guardian Angel watches over the garden.
Pretty colors above the roof top of their home.
Beauty surrounds the abode from every angle.
One of many towers where I believe Fairy's call home. Yes, that is Garden Bloggers on a roof top to the left. Bloggers will do almost anything for that perfect shot. Ha, not me!
Small doors tucked about throughout the gardens in the land of Enchantment.
This Bell Tower reminds me of time spent while in San Antonio, Texas.
Rusty Recycled bits of iron and lush happy plants mingle throughout.
Tina found the perfect spot to sit and relax while taking in the surrounding beauty.
Below, we found a stream running into a small water pond. See that little door?
Stone, Art, Flowers and Water. What more does a garden need?
And Garden Bloggers to enjoy it!
I spotted this pile of stone ready for use. Or is it already in use? Hum, how can an artist make a pile of rubble look like a work of art?
This really brought a WOW Factor to The Saint and I. A miniature Log Cabin complete with Outhouse!
A Dog House maybe? Or just an Artist rendition of Appalachian living.
The Details were just awesome!
Little things were tucked in all about this garden.
The Stone Work kept calling out to me!
There is a lot of Whimsy that I assume comes from the Rock Pirates imagination.
Gargoyles keep watch over the gardens.
Some a bit on the scary side.
One does not want to leave this garden but I for one do not desire to stay as long as this person!
Broken Cemetery Markers were used within the construction.
You all know the Saint does not like Gnomes. His favorite saying, "NO GNOMES!" Of course I sneak a few in here and there just to get his goat. hee hee. When I showed him this one, he said, "Hum, that is one Gnome I would like in the garden"....
A Basket or Wishing Well? Either way, a neat way to recycle old metal rings.
Window Boxes built into the house. I am sure they are filled with beautiful flowers now. The Season was still a bit early while we visited.
This garden is a treasure even if the treasure chest's were empty.
It must have been a challenge for Ricki and Damaris to create such a beautiful place on a hillside. And not your every day terrace with railroad ties.
I was most inspired as I stroll the gardens.
And the Fairies kept talking to me along with the stone.
I purchased this little Doorway from Damaris with plans of putting a little piece of WAMBOLDTOPIA, In the Garden...