Hawkins Garden featured on Azalea Garden Tour

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — With careful planning, anyone can transform a garden into an comfortable outdoor environment that complements the architecture of a home.

Located in Wilmington’s Country Club Pines area, the historic John Bright Hill House is a Tudor-style home which features an impressive sloping roof.

When Dax and Kelly Hawkins purchased the home, they hired a landscaper to redesign their front and back gardens.

Overgrown trees were replaced with several Japanese Maples and palms.

Undeniably, the centerpiece of the backyard is a beautiful salt-water pool, but there’s also an outdoor kitchen and fireplace seating area.

Kelly Hawkins says landscaping a big space can be a daunting task and that’s why its important to focus on one area at a time.

“Just pick a space and work on that space and get it like how you how you would like it,” Hawkins said. “Just focus on small, small parts at a time.”

The Hawkins have also recently added a circular gravel and slate driveway in the front yard, but they were careful about making sure it complemented the look of their home.

The Hawkins’ home is featured on this year’s Cape Fear Garden Club’s Azalea Garden Tour and runs Friday through Sunday.

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