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.



Shirley Wood May 29, 2014 - 7:12 am

This home is amazingly beautiful. Everything is magazine photo ready! LOVE the bagpipes, that checkerboard grass and the glass chandelier! Yes, this was a fun tour.

Alli May 29, 2014 - 10:05 am

This was my favorite of all the beautiful gardens. I just love the checkerboard grass and the bagpipes were amazing. Would love to have a renowned landscaper to do my yards! 🙂

Michelle May 29, 2014 - 9:24 am

Hi! Where in NC is the Long Home? We are going to the Winston Salem area this summer for a reunion and are looking to do a little side trip with the kids.

The house and gardens are absolutely beautiful. Great pictures too!

Alli May 29, 2014 - 10:03 am

It’s actually in Cheraw, SC. Cheraw is a lovely town.

Karren Haller May 29, 2014 - 10:06 am

I could not find a place on the WUWL post for a comment, Welcome to the WUWL this week as a co-host. glad to meet you. Hope you can find me to follow as well. http://ohmyheartsiegirl.com/index.php/yesterday-wordless-wednesday-3/
Wishing you a great week,

Alli May 29, 2014 - 2:07 pm

Thanks for dropping by! Going to look for you!

Karren Haller May 29, 2014 - 6:41 pm

Hi Alli, I hope you were able to find me, weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

Alli May 30, 2014 - 6:05 am

I just linked up and made sure I was following you on FB, etc. and I was! Thanks so much for stopping by. I’m looking forward to getting to know you better.

Ricki @ The Questionable Homesteader May 29, 2014 - 11:09 am

oh how I love bagpipes. Must be the Scottish roots. I’m trying to thank what I loved most about this garden and there’s not really one thing that I loved more than the other. I basically love it all, do you think I could pick it up and move it to my place?

Lori @Vintage Charm Restored May 29, 2014 - 11:24 am

Beautiful post… I absolutely love the porches and all the pictures… so lush and beautiful!!

Anna @ Northern Homestead May 29, 2014 - 11:31 am

This is perfection in its best! Love the colors. In that screened in porch I would like to spend my days. But knowing myself, I bet I would put a tomato plant somewhere in there too (and ruin the look) Oh Oh. 🙂

Alli May 29, 2014 - 2:07 pm

I think a tomato plant would add a beautiful touch! 🙂 Love fresh tomatoes!

Louida May 29, 2014 - 3:07 pm

I love how they have the ground like checkers, really neat! I could see myself sitting on the pouch, sipping lemonade, and watching nature in the garden. So lovely!

zan May 29, 2014 - 4:15 pm

That place is so beautiful…makes you want to be there. I love the garden!

Madaline May 29, 2014 - 4:38 pm

The colors used to decorate the porch are absolutely perfect! I can’t believe they had a bag piper! That’s so unique.

Alli May 30, 2014 - 6:09 am

I was so thrilled when we walked up the sidewalk and there he was! As we approached him, he was about to take a break, but he kept playing so I could snap his pic. Nice guy and great bagpipes player.

Neatly-Packaged (@Neatly_Packaged) May 29, 2014 - 4:47 pm

What stunning photos!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

Alli May 30, 2014 - 6:07 am

You’re welcome! There’s 4 more posts in this series.

Kris May 29, 2014 - 5:01 pm

The checkerboard yard- OMG!

Alli May 30, 2014 - 6:06 am

I’m trying to figure out how to do it at my house without hiring a world renowned landscape architect! 🙂

[email protected] May 29, 2014 - 9:59 pm

This was a beautiful garden tour. Notice lots of turquoise which is what I just added to my deck, too. Happy and cheerful colors. Thought the checkerboard patio was great.

Thanks for sharing.

Alli May 30, 2014 - 6:00 am

I’m trying to think of a way to incorporate the checkerboard patio into my own yard. 🙂

Jeannie May 29, 2014 - 11:43 pm

I love porches. The blue one is my fave.

Alli May 30, 2014 - 5:56 am

Porches are beautiful and I loved the screened porch at this house and also the hidden porches and patios. I could so live there! 🙂

addie May 30, 2014 - 2:42 am

that teal is so pretty.. and the garden is so lush.. I just love porches and gardens, so this series is so much fun for me =)

Alli May 30, 2014 - 5:52 am

I’m glad you like it! I have 3 more to go and I was hoping I wasn’t boring everyone. 🙂 I really enjoyed the tour.


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