Gardens of Hope 2nd Annual Garden Tour Fundraiser
To Benefit The Still Place serving families with seriously ill children
We have six unique gardens for you to tour in the lushness of Clay County on
Saturday July 2, 2022
Virginia’s garden is a mixture of irises, dahlias, annuals, perennials, bulbs, hostas and vegetables, but the highlight of her garden is approximately 580 individual daylilies. Come learn all about daylilies and decide which ones best suit your garden’s color palette.
The Discovery Garden is an ongoing project of the Clay County Master Gardeners. The raised beds in our garden are used to grow vegetables for Matt's Ministries. Our goal this year is 2000 pound of vegetables to donate. This year alone we have added more raised beds, built a compost bin, installed a rain barrel and are in the process of acquiring a pavilion which will be used for gardening classes, 4-H students, and members of the community to sit and enjoy their surroundings. It is a garden tended with care and love for the benefit of all. Come learn from the Masters!
Kaaren’s Garden features a dry riverbed, a pond and hillside landscaping with a lovely backdrop of Lake Chatuge framed by lupines, wisteria, and perennials of all types with attention to the variegated texture and color of the tree border surrounding the property. Come for the view alone!
Barbara and Ron have turned their wooded hillside into an oasis of shade loving plants with a mixture of natives and perennials. Their garden is full of creative solutions to challenges commonly encountered from what to do with the remaining stump of a tree, how to create little island gardens to make mowing easier, developing paths and sitting areas on slopes and borders to mark transitions. In addition, they creatively use annuals to bring color to their porches and decks.
Shirl’s garden reminds one of an English cottage garden surrounding her entire home. This is a wonderful garden to take notes on how to bring color into your yard and develop an appealing border garden with cottage like features here in the mountains.
Pam and her sister have an exquisite property with everything dreamed of on a lady’s farm from raised beds under an orchard guarded by a scarecrow lady with a babbling creek and grazing alpacas to keep the gardener company on sunshiny mornings. This garden features pastures and wonderful old outbuildings defining rural North Carolina with every turn. Perfect place to sit a moment in the shade and listen to the symphony of birds and the creek. Come relax a spell.