Monday, February 27, 2012


 Mother Nature is announcing Spring is Coming and so are the many garden tours available in our area.  Here are a few you might want to enjoy.

Governor's Mansion Garden Tours     March 7 - June 7, 2012

The Executive Gardens surrounding the Governor's Mansion are on tour from March 7, to June 7. Experience the different gardens-Rose, Children's, Victorian, etc.  North Carolina wild plants and crops best suited to North Carolina's growing zone are featured in these extensive grounds.  In keeping with the history of the Executive Mansion, which was completed by state prisoners, the gardens today are tended by state prisoners under the direction of the State Gardener. This serves both as an economy measure and as a job skill development program.  Go to for further information.  Why not visit the grounds with a group of your garden club friends.  Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance. Hope to see you there!

Chapel Hill Garden Club Tour  April 14 & 15,2012
A Sense of Place: the Southern Gardens of Chapel Hill

The gardens are Chapel Hill are diverse.  You will see not only cottage gardens in downtown Chapel Hill, garden rooms in a sequestered garden on busy Franklin Street, multi-level gardens featuring distinctive artwork but also a farmette with a cunning hen house.  This tour offers 10 different opportunities to experience a panoply of gardening styles and dreams plus numerous ideas to take home. Many are the product of their owners' efforts.  So plan to travel over more than just downtown Chapel Hill.

Uncommon Garden Tour  April 28, 2012

In 2002 the owners of this property decided to enhance their backyard.  The project grew and expanded to incorporate tons of soil, rocks, sculpture to create a truly unique garden.  Once a year the owners open it for public tours to benefit The ArtsCenter of Carrboro.  Not only will there be distinctive works of arts to please and intrigue the eye but you will enjoy musical performances by noted local musicians. This event is after dark and for 3 hours only.

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