A Classical Garden in Virginia

The rose garden at Mount Sharon

Friends in the Commonwealth, don't miss your chance to see the one-of-a-kind classical garden designed by world renowned landscape architect Charles J. Stick.  On Sunday, Mary Lou and Charlie Seilheimer, the owners of Mount Sharon, open their home to offer a rare glimpse into the rarified world of high design in the Colonial Revival style.

The Four Seasons garden

The Seilheimers spent three years with Charles Stick to design a garden that captured the spirit and history of the surrounding Virginia piedmont.

View of the Virginia countryside from the rose garden

Recently profiled in Garden and Gun, the practice of Charlottesville-based Charles Stick centers on making gardens for private individuals across the country. Trained at UVA, Stick focuses on how you tie a house to a garden and a garden to the surrounding landscape. I think he nailed it with Mount Sharon.

Putting his vision to paper

Information on Sunday's Mother's Day tour of Mount Sharon, for the benefit of Preservation Virginia and the Boys & Girls Club of Orange, can be found on the Preservation Virginia website.

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