The White Gate Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, is surrounded by greenery.
All along the side of the Inn, houseplants mingle with the garden plants as they summer out of doors.
A scarlet Easter cactus (Hatiori gaertneri) shouts out from the shade.
In the side yard, there’s a pleasant pathway through lush hostas, a fluffy hydrangea, and the sound of water.
An intriguing green-flowered kousa dogwood requires a closer look.
And then…water plants? We are in the hinterlands, at the back side of a water feature. What are we doing here?
Let’s go back a few steps and enter through the White Gate!
Okay, now close your eyes for a second.
Were you prepared to see a lawn like this? I surely wasn’t! I think I might have inhaled a fly.
And what about this?! Go ahead and pin it to your Garden Inspiration board now.
And then think about how you’ll make a visit to Asheville soon to stay at the White Gate Inn so you can see the gardens for yourself.
I visited The White Gate Inn garden during the Garden Bloggers Fling Asheville in May 2012.