Even while living in New York City, Teddy Lovejoy wanted a beautiful garden.
“I had a small garden back there, but it was very hard,” she said.
After moving to Chapel Hill, Lovejoy said she spent fifteen years perfecting her yard.
“It’s lots and lots of backbreaking work,” she said. “After the winter we had, there was lots of pine straw and leaves and broken branches to be taken care of. The first thing we did was clean up.”
Lovejoy said she even hired a designer to put together the color combinations of flowers in the garden. Being selected to be a part of the Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour was a dream come true, she said.
Her hard work was one of seven private gardens featured in the tour, which ran from May 3 to May 4.
The tour, which began in 1996, has been hosted once every two years by the Chapel Hill Garden Club.
It also features the North Carolina Botanical Garden and the Carolina Campus Community Garden.
“We have this event to benefit the botanical garden and help educate the public,” said Christine Ellestad, president of the Garden Club. “People love to share their gardens and information about their plants.”