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. Now we find ourselves cancelling the 2021 Garden Tour for the same reason. Safety permitting, we fully intend to have a 2022 Garden Tour!
PLEASE STAY TUNED. We are working on a project to sell notecards made from the art of some of the winning posters from the past. While this will not raise as much money as a Garden Tour, we hope it will provide some help to the charities. As soon as the details are finalized, they will be published on this website.
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 2022.
- 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 2022 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 2022 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.