Buncombe County Master Gardeners announce their sixth biennial garden tour. The six gardens on this year’s tour are spread throughout Asheville and cannot be readily viewed from the street. See how each garden uses different and creative ways to showcase a variety of native and specimen plants, solve steep slope and water problems, grow veggies, integrate art into the landscape, attract pollinators, and invite peaceful contemplation. Join us on Saturday, June 3, to explore, learn, and grow in these private and unique hidden gardens.
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets for this self-guided tour are $15 in advance and $20 day of tour. Advance tickets are available beginning April 15 at the Buncombe County Extension Office, 49 Mt. Carmel Road, Asheville, N.C., at selected Master Gardener events in April and May, and online from April 15 to June 1. Click here to purchase tickets online.
Day of tour tickets may be purchased at the tour start point: the Asheville Visitor Center, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, N.C.
Proceeds support Master Gardener programs
Garden tours raise money to support our programs, with emphasis on our School Garden Grants program. Since our first tour in 2007, we have given over $40,000 in grants to more than 50 schools, allowing thousands of Buncombe County children to become involved in healthy, outdoor activity. They are our future gardeners!
The six gardens on the tour are the Coffey Specimen Garden, the Breck Terraced Garden, the Cole Cottage Vignette Garden, the Harter Tree Garden, the Ramsey Whimsy Garden (to be featured in the August issue of Southern Living magazine), and the Kosma Meditation Garden. Please be aware that several gardens are steep and two contain apiaries (or bee yards).