Callaway & Associates
We specialize in residential, hospitality and historic garden design. The business was founded in 1980 when Paul Faulkner "Chip" Callaway graduated from the College of Architecture at N.C State University with a masters degree in Landscape Architecture. Over the past 30 years Chip and his design staff have designed nearly 1000 gardens ranging in size from large estates to small patios. During his career Chip has completed commissions from Nantucket and Long Island to Palm Beach and England with the majority of the projects coming from the Carolinas and Virginia.
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Located on the grounds of his two, turn-of-the-century bungalows in Historic Fisher Park near downtown Greensboro, Chip uses one house as his residence and the other as his office. As a happy circumstance, when he bought the houses, Chip was unaware that one of them was a childhood home of one of his mentors, legendary botanist William Lanier Hunt, after whom the botanical garden at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is named.
Chip designed the gardens behind the houses as a collection of plants and garden elements he remembered from the gardens of his youth. The garden is overflowing with old fashioned favorites like roses, hydrangeas, camellias, gardenias and viburnums. Perennials and favored annuals complete the scheme. In addition to being a oasis of calm in a busy city, the garden also serves as a test garden for new plants. Chip is very proud to be a partner in Piedmont Carolina Nursery. Many new plant introductions prove their merit in his ever-changing urban landscape.
The hottest home gardening trend I have noticed in the past ten years is the eagerness of people who want to “grow their own.” Food. From penthouse gardens atop high rises, to historic plantations on the James River, to elegant formal gardens in Richmond, and even in my own front “yard,” people are getting back to the earth growing remarkably handsome and delicious gardens. Here are a few of the gardens I have helped design recently.
"Remember, prisons have yards. Homes have gardens.” -Chip C.
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