Monday, December 21, 2015 10:06 AM


Tickets on sale for Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour

The biennial Chapel Hill Spring Garden Tour will be April 30-May 1.

The tour will visit seven private gardens in the Chapel Hill area. Plein air artists, musicians and vendors will be on hand at several of the gardens. Here are details about a few of the gardens:

A 115-year-old farmhouse and smokehouse are the heart of the Dean-Torrey garden at historic Bennett Farm. Imaginative birdhouses will delight all ages.

The eminent University of North Carolina botanist W.C. Coker created this splendid garden of towering trees around a home he built in 1908. Today the garden displays oaks, beeches and cedar trees, a rose garden and sculptures.

Edgewood Hill garden offers specimen trees, some planted in the 1970s, and 5 acres of woodland beauty with more than 50 Japanese maples.

Proceeds support the Childrens Wonder Garden and programs at the N.C. Botanical Garden and the educational and community service projects of the Chapel Hill Garden Club.

The tour is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 30 and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 1. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 days of tour; free for ages 16 and under with ticketed adult. Groups of 10 or more are $20 ...

News source: News & Observer

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