Monday, March 5, 2012

Historic Tarboro’s 2012 Garden Symposium

Historic Tarboro’s 2012 Garden Symposium

Historic Tarboro’s Blount-Bridgers Garden Symposium will take place Thursday, May 10, 2012 at Calvary Episcopal Church, c. 1833, 406 E. Church St. beginning at 8:30 AM.  The morning session will feature Martha Hartley, Researcher and Planner, Div. of Restoration of Old Salem Museums and Gardens who will speak on Native Plants, Trees, & Shrubs of Old Salem.  The afternoon session will feature Michael McConkey, owner of Edible Landscaping, Afton, VA who will talk about how we can mix edibles into our existing landscapes.

Tickets are $60.00 for the day or $40.00 for the morning session or $40.00 for the afternoon session.  The morning will include a light breakfast registration, Martha Hartley’s lecture, luncheon in the historic Calvary Episcopal Churchyard, fabulous garden vendors including great plant vendors, a tour of Calvary Episcopal Churchyard, the Blount-Bridgers garden, and 2 private gardens.  The afternoon session will include Michael McConkey’s lecture, fabulous garden vendors, a tour of eight area gardens, and 4 PM afternoon tea in the Blount-Bridgers Gardens.

Tickets may be purchased at the Blount-Bridgers House at 130 Bridgers Street (252-823-4159) open Wed.-Sat. 10-4; Tarboro-Edgecombe Chamber of Commerce (252-823-7241), or the Edgecombe County Memorial Library (252-823-1141).  On the day of the tour tickets can be purchased at Calvary Episcopal Church from 8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Ticket prices will then be $70.00 and $50.00.

For group rates of 5+, special hotel rates, tickets, or any additional information contact  Candis Owens at, 252-823-5770 or cell 252-883-7856.

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