The gardens of Dogwood Hills are located in different areas of the golf course as well as among the cabin’s. The inspiration for the gardens came from the many wild flowers found on the property. You will see no formal gardens at Dogwood Hills, but you will see country gardens much like those found around farm houses in the years past.
Number 10 fairway is flanked by a landscaped water fall and a cliff overhang that served as shelter for the Cherokee Indians. On the right side, along the bluff are native oak leaf hydrangeas and many other varieties of hydrangeas. Surrounding the cliff overhang are wild hydrangeas which were hybridized to form the beautiful lace cap hydrangea of today.
Framing # 10 green is a garden of knock-out roses with cherry trees in the back ground.
The Wild Flower that started the garden project was the spider wart (Bryce’s favorite). Many yellow coreopsis surround the purple spider warts. The flower found on the property will depend on the time of the year and the previous winter conditions. You may see the beloved Cardinal Flower, native azaleas, violets, sweet peas, mini sunflowers, Mountain Mint known as snow on the mountain to locals, asters and many others. With a little luck, you will find a “Jack- in- the- pulpit” blooming.
There is twenty acres of undisturbed land with a walking trail. The lush ferns and plants will remind you of a rain forest. Relax and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the forest and listen for the calls and music of the many different birds. On the trail you may enjoy picking and eating blackberries, wild grapes, muscadines and blueberries. Experience the serenity and tranquility while visiting Dogwood Hills.