Garden Lovers Unite!
Enjoy Gorgeous Gardens on the 34th All Saints Garden Tour Saturday, May 20th
May 2023 Issue
by Lindsay Gifford
“Through the beauty of a garden … A gift to the community.”
Spring has sprung and the Lowcountry is in full bloom. With mild weather and wonderful ocean breezes, it’s the perfect time to get out enjoy all our slice of paradise has to offer, including gorgeous gardens! As you begin to dig in your own soil, it’s a great time to take advantage of this opportunity to see ideas and gain knowledge about gardening in the Lowcountry.That’s just what the All Saints Garden Tour has in mind. A local tradition in its 34th year, the annual tour is sure to impress with this year’s lineup: six distinctive gardens, all new to the tour. This unique tour has something for everyone: mature gardens of various sizes; stunning water views; and unique designs, many of which are lovingly created and maintained by the owners. There are fascinating gardeners to meet and plenty of opportunities to be inspired!
“After a harsh winter, it’s inspiring to see how these stunning gardens have rebounded. They’re beautiful and bountiful! Tickets are selling quickly so get yours soon!” said co-chair Nancy Jenner.
The self-guided tour from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. includes six distinctive gardens in four different gated communities on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. Your $35 ticket includes the tour, a Master Gardener answering garden-related questions will be located in one of the gardens, along with a raffle of an original pastel by the award-winning artist Joyce Nagel. Plus, the All Saints Episcopal Church boutique and bake sale will be in full swing. (If you miss the tour, you’re still welcome to enjoy the boutique and bake sale—no ticket needed.)
Those who enjoy the gardens and grounds will not only benefit from the experience, but they will also take part in fundraising for important community needs. Funds collected through the Garden Tour ticket sales will provide much-needed support to local charities that address the categories of hunger, homelessness, literacy, or aging. Each year the grants from the Garden Tour make a significant impact locally. Co-chair Barbara Peterson finds it very meaningful, “Every year we help all kinds of people who are in need through local grants for local charities. I especially love helping Backpack Buddies, where our grant helps hundreds of children get lunches (and seniors as well) on the weekends when they aren’t guaranteed a meal at school. Through sharing the beauty of our area and our wonderful patrons, people are getting some of the help they need, too.”
Don’t miss out:
All Saints Garden Tour
May 20, 2023 • 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
• Ticket price: $35—Yes, tickets sell out!
• Tickets are available for purchase online at: www.allsaintsgardentour.wordpress.com and at local nurseries and businesses listed on their website.
• Boutique and Bake Sale will be at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St, HHI