For 32 consecutive years the All Saints Garden Tour occurred on the third Saturday of May and included visits to six lovely gardens, a luncheon, bake sale, boutique, and a sale of original art. Net proceeds from the garden tour are donated to local charities.
Then came the Coronavirus. In 2020, we were forced to cancel the garden tour out of concern for the health and well-being of any participants, garden owners, or volunteers who might have been involved.
At the time of cancellation, we announced that we fully intended to resume the garden tour in 2021. Unfortunately, that now appears to be more optimistic than we understood. Now we can only say that we will continually assess whether or not we will have a 2021 garden tour. In order to accomplish all that must be done, this decision will need to be made by the end of February, 2021, and will be published on this webpage.
The good news is that we have carried forward work from the preparation for the 2020 All Saints Garden Tour including:
- Each of the owners of the six of the six lovely gardens selected for 2020 has agreed that their gardens can be on the tour in 2021.
- The winner of the poster contest associated with the garden tour was Neil Clark. His water color, Along the Path, will be featured on the posters advertising the 2021 All Saints Garden Tour, and on the face of the ticket booklet.
- The charities selected to receive funds from the 2020 All Saints Garden Tour, will receive the funds from the 2021 tour. These are:
- The Hunger Coalition of the Lowcountry (Backpack Buddies of Hilton Head)
- The Antioch Educational Center (Jasper Co. Backpack Buddies)
- St. Stephens United Methodist Church Outreach Foodbank
- Family Promise of Beaufort County, SC
- Crossroads Community Support Services (BackPack Buddies of Bluffton)
- Hilton Head Island Safe Harbour
All of this means charities may not apply for funds from the 2021 All Saints Garden Tour and there will be no poster contest associated with the 2021 garden tour.
For all who participate in the garden tour in all capacities, the All Saints Garden Tour Board prays for your health and safety.