The Beyond the Garden Gate tour features four private gardens and The Learning Garden, a demonstration and teaching garden at the Extension Office. Each garden offers unique opportunities for you to explore, learn, and grow.
Make these gardens your destination on June 1.
Descriptions of Gardens on the 2019 Tour →
The Ever-Evolving Garden
The Learning Garden
The Lotus Garden
The Sentimental Garden
The Shady Slope Garden
Tickets for this self-guided tour are $20. Advanced tickets may be purchased with cash or check at the Buncombe County Extension Office, 49 Mount Carmel Road, Asheville, NC and at selected Master GardenerSM events in April and May. Tickets may be purchased online on this site beginning April 15 through May 31. Advanced ticket sales have ended. Day of tour tickets may be purchased at the Asheville Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Avenue, the tour start point.
Registration and Tour Start Point
On tour day, come by the Asheville Visitor Center, located at the Chamber of Commerce, 36 Montford Avenue, Asheville, NC, to register and begin your tour. The tour is a self-guided, rain or shine event. Please—no strollers, pets, or smoking in the gardens.
Proceeds Support Master GardenerSM 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 50 different schools, allowing over 16,000 of Buncombe County children to become involved in healthy, outdoor learning activity. They are our future gardeners!