Buttercup Haven is perched on a ridge at an elevation of over 2800 feet with sweeping 270-degree views and cooling breezes. Summer temperatures are typically in the mid-80s with 14 hours or so of daylight. BestPlaces ranks Franklin’s climate as one of the most pleasant places in North Carolina.

Most Summer visitors to Buttercup Haven arrive from states south of North Carolina (Texas and Florida in particular) and they come to escape the humidity and heat and enjoy the outdoors in a more temperate climate.

The gardens have been a labor of love since Margaret purchased the home in 2012. Today, they are filled with native plants that attract many pollinators. Whether you sit on one of the four decks or find a seat in the garden, the home is a great place to enjoy the views and the flowering trees and perennials.