Friday, January 20, 2012

Gardens, Mountains and Streams Garden Tour

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Gardens, Mountains and Streams Garden Tour

Haywood County Master Gardener Volunteer tour of six private gardens.

Gardens will highlight the beauty of Haywood County’s mountains and streams including a whimsical hillside garden, a creek side and English-style garden and a mountain top garden with spectacular views.

The tour will begin at the historic old dairy barn that stands along side 3 huge silos in the Mountain Research Station at 265 Test Farm Road across from the NC Extension Cooperative Center on Raccoon Road in Waynesville.

Directions to the gardens will be distributed to ticket holders at this location. The $10 tickets will be sold here but advance tickets are available by calling the Cooperative Extension at 828-456-3575. Tickets may also be reserved for “will call” the day of the tour by emailing

Other locations for ticket sales will be announced soon.

A metal garden sculpture by WNC metal artist, Grace Cathey, will be the featured drawing item.

Net proceeds 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.”

Directions From Asheville: Off I-40 west, take Exit 27 on 19/23 South (Clyde/Waynesville). Go 3miles to Exit 104 (Lake Junaluska – East Waynesville). Take Hwy 23 Business South toward Waynesville. Go 2 miles. Around the traffic circle take Ratcliffe Cove Road. Travel Approximately .06 mile to the Mountain Research Station sign. The road name will change to Raccoon Road, continue straight).

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