The Azalea Garden is one of the most important collections of azaleas in the United States and the premiere venue for people to enjoy, learn about, and be inspired by the beauty and diversity of these beloved shrubs. The plantings may appear at first to be wild, but the 11-acre garden is a meticulously designed landscape and features an encyclopedic collection of the world’s perennials. OvS contributed a fresh perspective to the 1940’s garden scheme by reinterpreting the expanded collection of azaleas and rhododendrons with a palette of diverse companion plantings. These plants—which include asters, ferns, phlox and sedges—peak from early spring through late summer, offering arrays of color and texture that complement the seasonal displays of the core collection.
This project is a collaborative effort with Eric D. Groft, Landscape Architecture, D.P.C.