Chattanooga Garden Tour Benefits Area Food Bank

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The 27th Annual Garden Tour benefiting the Chattanooga Area Food Bank is Saturday and Sunday. The tour offers visitors an opportunity to explore seven gardens in the Chattanooga area. 

“With this year’s gardens, we hope to show that gardening can take many forms and that gardens can feature beautiful flowers, functional edibles, or both," said Holly Martin, garden programs coordinator for the CAFB.  "The gardens on the tour will inspire just about anyone, whether admirers, hobbyists, or master gardeners.”    

Tickets for the Garden Tour are $20 and can be purchased at any of the gardens during tour hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. Tickets may also be purchased in advance with a card, cash, or check before 2 p.m. on Friday at the CAFB (2009 Curtain Pole Road). Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the CAFB Garden Programs. Visit the CAFB website for maps to the gardens and suggested routes. http://www.chattfoodbank.org/event/27th-annual-garden-tour/ 

27th Annual Garden Tour: 
Garden 1 – The Dr. Gus Frye Garden, 3 Bartram Road, Lookout Mountain 
Garden 2 – The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center, 400 Garden Road, Chattanooga 
Garden 3 – Janet Wasetis, 900 Mississippi Avenue, Chattanooga 
Garden 4 – The Evelyn Davenport Navarre Teaching and Enabling Garden, Chattanooga Area Food Bank, 2009 Curtain Pole Road, Chattanooga 
Garden 5 – The Fair Share Garden at Hope for the Inner City, 1800 Roanoke Avenue, Chattanooga 
urban gardening project that works to ensure food security in low-income neighborhoods of 
Chattanooga and move people toward self-reliance through sustainable urban agriculture 
Garden 6 – Johnny and Shirley McMasters, 4879 Lone Hill Road, Chattanooga 
Garden 7 – Mike and Stephanie Payne, 1726 Collieview Lane, Hixson 



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