The Lee County Master Gardeners Association is pleased to announce the 2014 Garden Tour on May 17th and 18th. This tour continues a decade-long tradition of showcasing inspirational and educational gardens to the public. It is a fundraiser to support worthy horticulture-related community projects, programs and scholarships.
Visitors will see their favorite elements in the Garden Tour: Beautiful private gardens, great design ideas and locally-successful plants.In addition, this year Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn University and Auburn University Ag Heritage Park’s Red Barn will be two free stops on the tour offering fun family events to help commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the Cooperative Extension System, our parent organization.
There will be a tour booklet that includes your ticket, garden descriptions, a tour map, and a list of Master Gardener Association projects. All gardens will be staffed by Lee County Master Gardeners, Friends of MGs, and knowledgeable, friendly volunteers. Prominent and interesting plants at each garden will be identified and listed.
Tickets: $20 in advance at Ace Hardware, Blooming Colors, The Flower Store, and the Auburn and Opelika Chambers of Commerce. Children 12 and under are free.On tour days, tickets are $25 at the gardens. Visit www.LeeMG.org, for garden addresses and an interactive map.
Jule Collins Smith Museum Café is providing delicious, pre-order box lunches from Catering by Ursula on Saturday & Sunday. Call Jennie at 334-444-1804 to reserve your lunch. Pre-orders $8, Day of Tour $10, Children $6 (while supplies last).
Come enjoy a diverse selection of gardens. Learn from gardening enthusiasts and fantasize how you will adapt all the creative ideas you discover. The Lee County Master Gardeners are looking forward to seeing you and your family on the tour! For more information please call 478-607-0805 or email 2014GardenTour@gmail.com.