Gardens, mountains, and streamscomments (12) March 5th, 2012 in blogs
The Haywood County Master Gardener Volunteer Program of western North Carolina contacted us recently to promote their upcoming garden tour, and sent along some really nice photos from last year's tour, so I thought I'd share them with you all today. I grew up just north of this area in southwestern Virginia, so the view of the Blue Ridge Mountains beyond the columbine in the first photo tugs at my heartstrings. And the water fetaure in the second photo? Sublime! Enjoy!
This year's tour will take place June 23. If you want to take part, and it looks to be a good one, check out the following details from the press release:
The tour will begin at the historic dairy barn that stands along side 3 huge silos in the Mountain Research Station at 265 Test Farm Road off of Raccoon Road in Waynesville. The major sponsors for the garden tour will have vendor space at the barn to distribute information about their businesses or to sell their products. Directions to the gardens will be distributed to ticket holders from this location. The $10 tour tickets can also be bought here.
Net proceeds from the tour will be used to supplement the Extension Horticulture Program in Haywood County. “In the past, funds have supported school gardens, materials for the plant clinic, and commercial horticultural programs that help the local green industry and its workers,” said Tim Mathews, Extension agent for Agriculture and Horticulture. “It’s an event we as a group and I, personally, look forward to. The volunteers put a lot of hard work into planning and executing the tour but it’s always worth the effort from the compliments we receive from the community.”
Advance sale tickets can be bought in Waynesville beginning April 4 at the Haywood Arts Counci’s Gallery 86 garden exhibit, 86 N. Main Street; the NC Extension Cooperative Center at 589 Raccoon Road; Preston Interiors & Decor at 240 Depot Street; Rux Gardens at 2930 Old Balsam Road; Trustworthy Hardware on Eagles Nest Road; Mountain View Nursey in Clyde at 1456 Hospital Drive; Tupelos Indoor & Outdoor Furniture on Dellwood Road at Swanger Lane in Maggie Valley; BB Barnes Nursery on Sweeten Creek Road in Asheville; or by calling the Cooperative Center at 828-456-3575. Tickets can be reserved for pick up at “wall call” the day of the tour by emailing email@example.com.
For more information call the NC Cooperative Extension Center at 828-456-3575.
Information also available at masteryourgarden.blogspot.com.
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