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Posted: June 19, 2012 5:22 p.m.
Updated: June 20, 2012 5:00 a.m.

Imagine being a little boy growing up at the Hobkirk Inn when its formal gardens, designed by Scottish landscape architect James Crammond, were in their prime.  The garden was laid out in a large rectangle with wide paths to run down and nooks and crannies in which to play hide and seek.  Tall cherry laurel, or mock orange, arches framed the entrances to the parterre garden and beyond them lay the wide open land and woodlands of the Hobkirk Inn, which encompassed 34.75 acres in its early years.   Inman wrote in his autobiography, penned at the Biltmore Forest School ...


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