Porches, Patios & Paths – Part 3

by Alli

I thoroughly enjoyed the Porches, Patios & Paths Garden Tour and it was so hard to not share all 150 photos with you all, but I had to narrow it down to just a few.  If you missed part 1, you can find it here!  Part 2 can be found here!

On to part 3

According to our tour guide booklet, “The Long Home was originally owned by D. Wallace Moore, a noted farmer and entrepreneur in Cheraw’s history.”

We didn’t know where the Long house was located until we exited the garden gate of the LaFayette house and heard the most beautiful, haunting sound of bagpipes.  We followed the music and quickly arrived at the Long house.

Paths, Patio, Porches Tour

What a lovely way to be greeted as we entered the gardens of lush American boxwoods, accented with creeping yews, along with “Natchez” crepe myrtles.

walkway - Porch Tour

The screened porch on the front of the house was made for curling up with a good book, a glass of lemonade and a plate of cookies.

Porches, Patios and Paths Garden Tour

Porch and Patio Garden Tour

As we walked out the back side of the screened in porch, we stepped into a magical garden!

Porch Tour

Patio, Path Garden Tour

Pond on Path Tour

As we walked around the back of the house, we found the most amazing patio!


We continued walking through the gardens to the other side of the house and was pleasantly surprised by another outdoor space!

Garden Tour

Porches, Patios, Paths


Gardens of Long House

Wasn’t this a fun tour?  The wonderful bagpipe music playing in the background took it over the top!  Don’t forget to come back next week to see the 4th home.

The formal garden and landscaping were designed and installed by Phillip Tucker of Bioscapes.