Formal and White Gardens
Completed in late spring 2015, the four Italian Renaissance-style of the Formal Garden are viewed off the back terrace of the Visitor Center. Over 800 hedged yaupon hollies are surrounded by olive and Natchez crape myrtle trees. Nearby is the Crescent, a bed anchored by a specimen Emily Bruner holly. Also seen are four mule palms and French Baroque-inspired hedges of golden privet.
Three elegant white fiberglass pergolas anchor a Bermudagrass lawn in this garden completed in summer 2015. Soothing vistas to the lake are visible from all areas of the White Garden. Also look for seasonal flowers from white-flowering or silvery-white foliage plants.