The Reserve selected ‘Outstanding Landscape’ for 2022

From left are Master Gardeners Gaye Harper, Sunshine Spielvogle and Jennetta Sanders, owners Rhonda and Mark McMurry, and Master Gardeners Cindy Hartt and Carolyn Davis. - Submitted photo

The Reserve at Hot Springs was selected as the "Outstanding Landscape" for 2022 by the Garland County Master Gardeners Yard of the Month Committee, a news release said.

Originally known as the W.C. Brown Estate, the house "has been a landmark in Hot Springs for over 130 years, and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in October 1986," it said.

The property of over 4 acres was purchased by Mark and Rhonda McMurry in June 2020, "and their vision was carried out in the creation of The Reserve at Hot Springs as a new Boutique Inn offering six bedrooms in the Brown Estate and five bedrooms in the Legacy House (formerly Dr. Burton's Home) as well as the original greenhouse that has been converted into a luxury cottage that contains The Enclave Suite, and a venue for weddings and special events," the release said.

"As you drive through the front wrought iron ornamental gates, you are greeted with the tranquil environment of a multitude of various flowers, shrubs, and a great water feature of a large sculptured horse with a flagstone and brick walkway leading into the house. Majestic oaks are scattered throughout the front area that is bordered with Japanese maples, roses, magnolias, hollies and azaleas. Hollyhocks, day lilies, irises and various annuals are planted over the manicured grounds. There are five water features throughout the property with seating areas available where you can sit, relax and enjoy the water. Brass lights are tastefully located throughout the entire property providing beauty and safety features at night. There is a separate area specifically set up with a fire ring for anyone to enjoy the view or cook s'mores," it said.

"Another beautiful feature of this 4-acre property is a separate area designated as the Rose Garden. This area consists of a formal section overlooking the Rose Garden water feature and a three-tier water fountain located in the center. The flagstone walkway is surrounded with a variety of roses, and has a private area with black wrought iron chairs for seating while relaxing and enjoying this beautiful garden. Trey Rosenbaum, their gardener, has done an outstanding job on the creation and maintenance of the magnificent grounds and gardens at The Reserve," the release said.

"Words can never cover the lushness and beauty of this property with surprises awaiting one around each corner! Truly a wonder that one must see to enjoy. Congratulations to Mark and Rhonda McMurry."

  photo  The Reserve at Hot Springs includes the Rose Garden, which has a three-tier water fountain located at its center.- Submitted photo
  photo  The Reserve at Hot Springs, which was selected as the "Outstanding Landscape" for 2022 by the Garland County Master Gardeners Yard of the Month Committee, includes five water features. - Submitted photo