A century ago, America’s premier landscape architect designed the state’s first arboretum. Today, on top of a mountain in Asheville, we have our own nature conservatory where every plant is fixed with a purpose — just like he wanted.
Carl Sandburg called himself the eternal hobo, and his writing career soared while he drifted. But in his final years, the people’s poet settled into a quiet,
North Carolina mountain paradise in Flat Rock and began producing his best work. The place, called Connemara, remains open today as a source of inspiration.