Newsletter Signup | Subscribe to Magazine

Secret Garden: Look at what’s behind the gates of this Sea Pines stunner

Through celebrated landscape designer Karen Geiger, LOCAL Life gained access to this incredible backyard in Sea Pines Plantation.

Butterflies are attracted to tropical plants, lantanas, cannas and fountain grass.

There was a time a backyard with a big swimming pool and fancy patio furniture were more than enough to while away a steamy afternoon in first-class comfort. Not anymore. At least not here in the Lowcountry. Today, what’s outside is as aesthetically pleasing as what’s inside the house.

Through celebrated landscape designer Karen Geiger, LOCAL Life gained access to this incredible backyard in Sea Pines Plantation. WARNING: The flair and functionality of this personal space are guaranteed to make you green with envy.

LEFT This terrace features an outdoor fireplace with an ocean view. Pots of cast iron with red geraniums and multi-colored croton leads to the elevated sitting area. Washingtonia palm trees and live oak provide a shaded canopy. CENTER The swimming pool features custom one-inch tiles, each placed by hand. This view is from the deck of the house.
RIGHT Butterflies are attracted to flowering plants, clerodendrum, abelia, ixora and bush daisy in this portion of the garden. The Old Savannah brickwork is featured throughout the garden. The pathwork was designed in a way intended to make visitors slow down and calmly stroll through the space.