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Introducing Serenity Garden

A Natural World


"In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks"
-John Muir


1968: Dr. Patrick Reames discovers a 4-acre lot in south Charlotte and falls in love with the hilly, wooded terrain and its spring-fed creek.
1968-2002: Patrick plants many of the glorious azaleas throughout the garden.
2002: Patrick and Patsy marry and proceed to renovate the lower yard to enhance their view.
2013: The lower and upper gardens are joined with a series of waterfalls and pools, creating a new hobby for Patrick: caring for the Koi who now swim in his backyard.
2018: Patsy adds a large deck and lighting, while also extending the garden and adding an entrance on Johnny Cake Lane.
2020: Two monumental sculptural works are added to the garden - a stunning labyrinth and a large flagstone hive, installed by MAC Landscape.
2021: MAC Landscape brings in large trees to enhance the perimeter of the Johnny Cake wing and continues the natural stackstone walls to improve both the Tottenham driveway entrance and the entrance on Johnny Cake Lane.


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Opening Hours

Come Visit for a Self Guided Tour

Sunrise - Sunset

"Leave only footprints, take only memories"


Serenity Garden: A Sanctuary of Nature and Art in Mountainbrook
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Nestled in the heart of Mountainbrook off Carmel Road in Charlotte, North Carolina, Serenity Garden stands as a testament to the harmonious blend of nature and artistry. This woodland haven boasts a curated collection of plants, trees, and sculptures, each meticulously chosen and placed to complement the natural beauty of the landscape.

Our vision transcends mere aesthetics. As stewards of nature and passionate advocates for its preservation, our mission is to cultivate this garden as a sanctuary—a place where souls can retreat, reflect, and rejuvenate.

We warmly welcome photographers, yoga enthusiasts, labyrinth walkers, forest bathers, and grief share groups to immerse themselves in the serene ambiance of our garden. Whether you seek a backdrop for your art, a space for meditation, or a haven for healing, Serenity Garden offers a unique setting tailored to your needs.


Open to the public, Serenity Garden awaits your visit, promising an experience that will inspire peace and wonder in equal measure.


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