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“Classic Country Gardens | Return to Rockcastle River” (pages 4-11):

In this very special issue, the editors and readers of Country Gardens Magazine have selected their all-time favorite classic country gardens. Each, according to Editor James Baggett, evoke a feeling of peace and tranquility and a harmonic balance with nature. We at Jon Carloftis Fine Gardens are thrilled that the gardens along the Rockcastle River in Livingston, KY, both the site of Jon’s family home and home and garden store, the Rockcastle River Trading Company, are number one on their list.

Jon started building these gardens at a very young age. Each year, we add more and more areas of interest. In 2014, we are pleased to open the Rockcastle River Trading Company Proven Winners Botanical Trail, a trail started by Daniel Boone (1734-1820) years ago, but now made more beautiful with some of our favorite Proven Winners shrubs, perennials and flowers. This trail is the first of its kind in the United States. The trails opens Friday, June 13, 2014.

On Saturday, April 5, the Rockcastle River Trading Company was open for business. In addition to finding great items for the home and garden, current visitors are enjoying the thousands of blooming Trillium, Bloodroot and Virginia Bluebell covering the banks of the Rockcastle River. Come visit!

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