2015 Hillsborough Garden Tour: ARTiculture: Where Art and Gardens Flourish

    May 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am – May 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm

    On May 16th and 17th the Alliance for Historic Hillsborough and the Hillsborough Garden Club will hold the 2015 Spring Garden Tour. The theme of this year’s tour is “ARTiculture: Where Art and Gardens Flourish.” This semi-annual event will feature 12 of Hillsborough’s most inspirational gardens, plus many displays of art and informative sessions. The tour will be held on Saturday, May 16th, from 10:00am-5:00pm and on Sunday, May 17th, from 1:00-5:00pm. This tour promises to be so much more than just a tour of gardens! Other supporting elements will include a country tea at the Inn at Teardrops, a floral design display and horticulture show at the Burwell School Historic Site, including People’s Choice Awards, a plant sale and garden vendors at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, a special floral art exhibit at the Hillsborough Arts Council Gallery, children’s activities sponsored by the Orange County Main Library, and poetry readings at historic Ayr Mount. Informative sessions expected in the various gardens will include topics focused on bee keeping, composting, native plants, water features, pleine aire artists, proper pruning demonstrations and more. You can purchase Garden Tour tickets by calling 919-732-7741 or online at Eventbrite.com. Please search for the event as 2015 Hillsborough Spring Garden Tour and make sure the location is set to Hillsborough, NC. You may also use this link eventbrite.com/event/16285731060/. Advance tickets are available for purchase now. Tickets are $16 in advance and $20 after May 1st. Children 12 years and under are admitted free. You may also purchase tickets directly at the Hillsborough Visitors Center, located at 150 E. King Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Take I-40, exit 261 or I-85, exit 164 and follow the visitor information signs. For more information please visitwww.visithillsboroughnc.com or www.hillsboroughgardenclubnc.com. Please note, the tea and interior tour of Ayr Mount require a separate ticket. Tea tickets may be purchased by calling 919-732-7741. Tours of Ayr Mount, will be offered at 11:00am and 2:00pm on Saturday, May 16th and at 2:00pm on May 17th and tickets may be purchased at the door.