The 26th All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour
The 2013 All Saints Garden Tour will be Held on May 18, 2013 – Please Mark Your Calendars!
The 26th Annual All Saints Episcopal Church Garden Tour will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The garden tour, which has become an island classic, has the theme of “A Potpourri of Gardens” and will feature six of the finest gardens in the area.
The gardens on display this year are:
• “A Garden Amidst the Woods” in Hilton Head Plantation
• “A Promise of a Rose Garden” in Rose Hill Plantation
• “Garden at Water’s Edge” in Hilton Head Plantation
• “Elysian Gardens” in Rose Hill Plantation
• “Year-Round Blooming Garden” in Hilton Head Plantation
• “A Serenity Garden Under Vintage Oaks” in Moss Creek Plantation
Tickets cost $30 and include a seated luncheon that will be served in the church’s parish hall from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. In addition, a “Flower Bower” Boutique, a “Heavenly Confections” Bake Sale, and Pino Gelato will be located in the parish hall.
A variety of original works of art will also be available for sale. Vendors located on the church grounds will include: Garden Gate Nursery, Jewelry by Lilith, Carolyn Alderman’s Floral Jewelry, and Cookbook Sales by the Women’s Association of Hilton Head Island.
Other activities at the church will include organ music played by F. Steven Branyon, All Saints’ Organist/Choirmaster, on the church’s new Walker Organ, from 11:30 a.m. – 12 noon, and a lecture on Plants that Love Lowcountry Summers,” by Carol Guedalia, Horticulturist for The Greenery, 12 noon – 1 p.m.
All proceeds from the event are traditionally donated to local charities. The 2012 beneficiaries are:
- Hilton Head Island Backpack Buddies Program;
- Bluffton Backpack Buddies Program
- Family Promise of Beaufort County
- Neighborhood Outreach Connection;
- Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry
- Thumbs Up, Inc.
Tickets will be available at the church on the day of the event, as well as (effective April 15) at numerous retail outlets located on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, S.C.
The church is located at 3001 Meeting Street, off of Main Street. For more information, please call 843-540-9775 or go to the Garden Tour’s web site at http://allsaintsgardentour.wordpress.com. Tickets will be available at the church on the day of the event, as well as (effective April 15) at numerous retail outlets located on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, S.C.
Ticket sales outlets are as follows:
HHI: The Bird’s Nest (Coligny Plaza); Le Cookery (Wexford Village); Pretty Papers (Wexford Village); The Greenery (Mid Island); Burke’s Pharmacy (Main Street Village); Munchies (Main Street Village); Christie’s Hallmark (Festival Center); and the All Saints Church Office.
Bluffton: Christie’s Hallmark (Belfair Towne Center); Green Thumb Nursery (Rt. 278); Markel’s Card & Gift (Kittie’s Crossing Center); Garden Gate Nursery (Old Town Bluffton); Sunshine Nursery (Plantation Park); The Bedminster Group (Wm. Pope Dr.); and Taylor’s Quality Landscape Supply (Cecil Reynolds Rd.).
Fred Gebler, Chair of the 2013 All Saints Garden Tour Board, has pointed out, “This event provides the rare opportunity for everyone to see some of the premier gardens in our area, while at the same time helping our community respond to the challenges of hunger, homelessness, and literacy.”