This is the gate to my garden. I invite you to enter in; not only into my garden, but into the world of gardens—a world as old as the history of man, and as new as the latest contribution of science; a world of mystery, adventure and romance; a world of poetry and philosophy; a world of beauty; and a world of work.
August 11, 1957
Welcome to our first blog from the historic Elizabeth Lawrence Garden in Charlotte, NC. Elizabeth Lawrence (1904-1985), was the first female to graduate from the landscape architecture program from NC State University and became a successful southern garden writer. Miss Lawrence truly devoted her life to gardening, trialing plant material and journaling her experiences every day, allowing her to become one of the prominent garden writers in literary history. In 2008, The Wing Haven Foundation purchased the property to work in conjunction with The Garden Conservancy to continue Miss Lawrence's legacy.