Both DH and I attended UNC-Chapel Hill as undergraduates, and DH also attended medical school there. Chapel Hill is an hour away from our farm and we visit from time to time. It's a beautiful place.
There is a most interesting building in Chapel Hill called Gimghoul Castle. The castle and even its site is surrounded by much mystery, including the story of a fatal duel between students that occurred in the university's early days, and a secret society called the Order of Gimghoul which continues to this day.
The castle, which was built in the 1920's, is located at the end of the same road where lives the twin sisters who created this beautiful garden.
Before this past spring I had not seen Gimghoul Castle in many years because of a no trespassing sign at the head of the driveway. There's still a no trespassing sign but now it's tacked to a tree in front of the castle. So people can now see the castle but not get close enough to peer into the windows. :)
Isn't it amazing? A castle, right next to the UNC campus, in Battle Woods.
While we were on Gimghoul Road we of course visited the sisters' garden. More on that later!