Buncombe County Master GardenerSM volunteers announce their seventh biennial garden tour. The five 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 1, to explore, learn, and grow in these private and unique hidden gardens.
Saturday, June 1, 2019
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Tickets available April 15
Tickets for this self-guided tour are $20. 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. Our website will open for online ticket purchases on April 15 through May 31. Stay tuned for a reminder announcement. 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 five gardens on the tour are The Sentimental Garden, The Ever-Evolving Garden, The Shady Slope Garden, The Lotus Garden, and The Learning Garden. The Learning Garden is a newly developed group of gardens established by Extension Master Gardener volunteers to offer education to the public on sustainable gardening practices relevant to our area. Please be aware that one of our gardens is on a steep slope.
To learn more about the tour, click on the links below: