Explore Hidden Gardens of Asheville, June 3
Join Buncombe County Master Gardeners for the sixth biennial garden tour and explore six hidden gardens in Asheville.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Experience the journey
Every unique garden is a learning experience for both the owners and visitors alike. Problems solved, personal interests shared, the joy of turning a vision into reality. Owners and visitors from past garden tours reflect on what they observed and learned:
“Gardening is both an adventure and a sentimental journey. I love using ‘pass-along’ plants from my friends to add to my garden—and to my memories.” - A Garden Owner
“I’ve created a garden that is static and doesn’t change much. But the design uses color, texture, and shape to produce movement and beauty in every season. Even though simple, the garden creates a feeling of both serenity and mystery as it draws visitors along widening and narrowing pathways from one area to another.” - A Garden Owner
“My garden is a solace garden. It is my sanctuary—a place to be alone and a place to share with friends and family. Surrounded by plants, with my hands in the earth, I can celebrate life.” – A Garden Owner
“Garden tours are simply one of the best ways to learn and witness best practices in gardening!” - A Garden Visitor
Visit this garden
The Kosma Meditation Garden, just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, is hidden behind a sedate Georgian house. While the owner calls her garden a “wild preserve,” visited by deer, bears, turkeys, and other wildlife, the mood is serene and reflective. To enter the garden, you pass through an arch and walk down a moss-strewn path lined with hostas. There are dozens of native hollies, giant poplars, and bird and butterfly gardens. The garden is designed for low maintenance, with a no-mow lawn, and seems to invite peaceful contemplation. There are three seating areas where one may sit to rest and meditate. A slow-moving creek adds to the peaceful mood.