WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — It’s a small garden that dreamed big, and knock out roses were a good start. Garden owner Allan Donald’s backyard haven on 201 Cavalier Drive, one of the stop’s on this weekend’s Azalea Garden Tour, is home to maple trees, soft-touch hollies, camellias and evergreens.

The garden blooms less than 50 feet beyond the road, but also includes several water fountains that mask the sounds of moving cars.

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“It sounds bigger than it is, which is awesome,” Donald said. “The little water feature is soothing to me. I love water. I live on the coast. Water is my favorite thing.”

The garden sits beside a brick patio. That’s where a variety of birds often stop by and say hello.

The Cape Fear Garden Club’s Azalea Garden Tour runs Friday through Sunday around Wilmington.