The Quilt Garden is one of a series of gardens bordering the promenade at the North Carolina Arboretum. It's redesigned every year with a different combination of annuals in a different design based on traditional quilt patterns of North Carolina.
As you approach, from ground-level, the garden is colorful, but the pattern is not obvious. You climb the stairs to the overlook to get the full effect.
The center of the overlook is aligned with other features of the landscape, and a view to the mountains beyond, to give you the view in the photo at the top of this post. This is as formal as the gardens get at the Arboretum.
Back at ground-level, the plants themselves are interesting. C.C. noted that they could have spaced the yellow more closely to fill in the pattern.
And from the right angle, the pattern reveals itself at ground-level as well.
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