One of the most noted gardens in North Carolina is at Beverly Hall in Edenton, home of the late Dr. Richard Dillard. It is a garden of sentiment, where every flower, tree, urn and statue has a personal interest and story of its own.
The measurement of Edenton’s historical significance to North Carolina extends back the mid eighteenth century, when it was the state capital. The measure of its history extends to modern day, with the town’s efforts to preserve its Colonial roots. This is evident in facilities such as the courthouse, built in 1767, and historic houses such as the Barker House, built in 1783.