Tour a Romantic, Lush Southern Garden

A Georgia property offers several spaces for photographer Angela West and her daughters to explore and grow.

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

Photo By: Photo by Angela West

By the Fire

The arbor was added after Angela West moved into the home, although many of the plants were existing in the garden. Honeysuckle and roses are growing over the arbor, with hostas on the ground. Chairs from RH (Restoration Hardware) allow people to cozy up to the fireplace while rain drums from Bali serve as side tables.

Scenic Bridge

Cars cross a rustic bridge over a creek to reach the Atlanta home and extensive garden. Trees include pines and a magnolia (to the left). Beside the bridge, there's a bank of English ivy.

Country Setting

The rustic gate gives the garden an aged look that homeowner Angela West adores. A hydrangea is to the left, with a huge Clerodendrum hanging over the open gate. On top of a post, creeping fig is growing.

Babes in the Woods

The Georgia garden is a natural place for photographer Angela West to catch daughters Lila (left) and Caroline Harris through her lens. The girls are surrounded by plants including purple coneflowers, roses and English boxwood.

Whimsical Watering

Angela West is teaching her two young daughters about gardening. The girls enjoy tasks such as taking their cute and quirky watering cans to hydrate plants and flowers in their expansive Atlanta yard. Above, there's a clerodendrum tree that Angela West cherishes in her garden.

Shaded Path

Ferns and Encore Azaleas spill onto a granite path on one side of the Atlanta home. Creeping fig grows up the stone columns, with holly bushes on the other side of the walkway.

Stairway to Greenspace

Granite steps lead to a recreation section of the garden, with a well-used volleyball net. Ivy grows on the gate, next to a Clerodendrum tree in bloom.

In the Containers

One of Angela West's favorite plants is mandevilla, partly because of its height, and she plants it every year. It holds a prominent spot in terra-cotta containers on both sides of the doors to the Atlanta home.

Tranquil Setting

A pond at the side of the home has a trickling waterfall and more moss-covered rocks. A metal section of a gate adds an architectural element to the space, which has a Japanese maple tree and plants such as rhododendron and a cast iron plant.

Rocky Top

Lichen gives the stacked stone wall a weathered effect. Within the space, moss has grown up and around chunks of stone, adding to the natural allure of the garden.

Mossy Setting

Photographer Angela West's young daughters play in the moss-covered space among the holly trees. It's the perfect setting for the start of a fairy garden.

Golden Gate

A Clerodendrum arches over the wood gate, which previous owners added to the quaint garden. Creeping fig spirals down the posts.

Wooded Wonderland

Granite steps lead through the Georgia property, winding around to a moss garden on the right. Monkey grass and pinestraw border the stairs in the wooded area. A Vitex tree is to the right.

Border Underbrush

A slate chip pathway is edged by heavy pieces of what homeowner Angela West believes are terra cotta, with a scrolled top. They were left by previous owners. Clumps of Lenten rose and Euphorbia are on the other side of the edging.

Fields of Green

Two rows of English boxwoods, which were existing, separate the herb garden from the rest of the expansive property. A path of slate chips circles around blooming chives (to the right), basil, thyme and other herbs. The guest house peeks out of the top corner.

Secluded Nook

Wisteria and roses are growing together over the arbor, which provides a spot for the homeowners to sit and enjoy the flourishing surroundings. The bench was a gift from photographer Angela West's parents. African lilies flank the pavers.

Enchanted (Box)Wood

Tall boxwoods are trained to grow upward, framing one area of the Georgia garden. Chives are blooming nearby.

Variety of Foliage

The tiered property has an abundant collection of beloved plants and flowers, including roses, honeysuckle and rose of Sharon. Homeowner and photographer Angela West is still researching some plants that were existing to the property, which has pine and oak trees.

So Much to See

The wood arbors were falling apart so homeowner Angela West designed new steel arbors for the Georgia garden. From the arbors, granite pavers and a slate chip pathway leads to daises, Brown-eyed Susan, purple phlox and Baptisia.

Raindrop Drumming

A rain drum from Bali makes for an exotic-looking side table in the garden.

Purple Delight

The pink and white striped blooms of the Milk and Wine Lily pop up frequently in the Georgia garden. The plant spreads out to about 3 feet in diameter, says homeowner and photographer Angela West.

Easy-going Entryway

Mandevilla in terra cotta containers flank the doors with glass panels that give the entryway a bit of an informal touch. The doormat is from Frontgate.

Mosaic Pavers

Creeping Jenny, mazus and other groundcover fill in the spaces around granite pavers in the Georgia garden. To the right of the stairs, there's a boxwood and rose of Sharon; to the left is the Clerodendrum tree that drew photographer Angela West to the yard.