HFR’s White-Flowering Native Teaching Garden

HFR’s White-Flowering Native Teaching Garden

This new, work-in-progress garden surrounds the recently installed kiosk in HFR’s Preserve and Bird Sanctuary. Why white-flowering? 1. White flowers cool and calm. In a sanctuary, that’s important!2.As dusk falls, colors fade while white pops!3.The bloom color of many...
The Dam House by Jane Izard

The Dam House by Jane Izard

“Flat Rock was one of the places my grandfather was the happiest,” says Frank Maybank. That grandfather, Dr. Joseph Maybank, along with his wife, owned the Dam House at Highland Lake in Flat Rock. Highland Lake and the Maybank, Rhett and Aiken families have a long...
The Little Hill by Jane Izard

The Little Hill by Jane Izard

The Little Hill has “always been a welcome place for everyone,” says Patty Laurens Adams. This beautiful property near the center of Flat Rock has been a part of the Laurens family since 1907. Her great-grandfather, Henry Rutledge Laurens of Charleston, purchased the...
Unchanged Springtime by Ella Oursler

Unchanged Springtime by Ella Oursler

Robert Cuthbert’s book, Flat Rock of the Old Time, takes us on a journey through the largest historic district in all of North Carolina, as reflected in letters penned by the people who founded it. I would like to thank Mr. Cuthbert for generously permitting HFR...
Flat Rock’s Elliott Place by Jane Izard

Flat Rock’s Elliott Place by Jane Izard

“A house should have a purpose, as should all people,” says Marty Whaley Adams Cornwell, Charleston native and nationally recognized artist. She was telling me this when we spoke about her beautiful home in Flat Rock called Elliott Place. She and her mother, Mrs....