Home and Garden Tour Features Tennes Cottage
The Southern Pines Garden Club announces its 59th annual home and garden tour will be held Wednesday, April 11, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The tour will start at the Campbell House.
"Visit our garden boutique while you are there," says a spokesman. "It features pottery, garden gifts and more from Griffin and Taylor, Botanicals and Seagrove Orchids."
Renowned garden designers Mary and Hugh Dargan will sign their new book, "Timeless Landscape Design: The Four-Part Master Plan."
Artists Helene Ozment and Susan Edquist will present fine garden pastels and watercolors.
Homes on the tour include that of Jessica Tennes of Southern Pines.
This charming, one-story board and batten cottage, recently restored by the owner, was built in 1929 as a lodge for the original owner, an avid fox hunter.
The living-dining room still retains its perfect cedar paneling, ceiling beams, and front door. In the kitchen, little fox faces peak out of the original stained glass windows.
Tennes has filled the rooms with European antiques as well as contemporary art, which complement the rustic interiors. The delicately carved Italian sofa is especially noteworthy. Fine litho graphics by Russian, Spanish and American artists share space with a 200-year-old Italian allegorical oil painting.
Bedrooms are sunny and charming, with beautiful views of the landscape beyond. Gravel paths and an "orchard" of kwanza cherry trees under a forest of longleaf pines are the perfect complement to this unique hideaway.
Other homes on the tour are those of Hope and Michael Price in Southern Pines, Billie Ann and Wayne Peterson at CCNC, Melinda and David Collie of Pinehurst, Lloyd Cutler of Southern Pines, Brantley and Meredith Clifton of CCNC and Liz and Jonathan Richman.
Advance tickets are $15 and may be purchased at The Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, Griffin and Taylor Antiques and Gardens in Pinehurst and The Campbell House in Southern Pines.
Lunch is available at the Country Club of North Carolina for $15. Maps are available with ticket purchase.
Tickets are available on the day of the tour at each house at a cost of $20.
All proceeds go to town beautification.
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