This weekend I went to the spring opening of Wamboldtopia, the private residences, studio and gardens of Damaris & Ricki Pierce. Hidden away in a small neighborhood of West Asheville,these amazing artists work together using found, recycled, up-cycled and handmade pieces to transform their fairly typical home and backyard, purchased in 1999, into a fantastic wonderland of imagination and plantings. It was a complete delight to wander the garden paths around the house and studio, exploring the many surprising facets and little gems of art & design sprinkled about this special place waiting to be discovered.
Walmboldtopia is a private home/studio space and as such is available by appointment only except on a few days a year, like yesterday, when they open the yard to the public. Check the above websites out (all the links have different sites attached) to find out when the next special opportunity will be.
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