MGHC To Hold Annual Garden Tour June 25-26 Featuring Gardens In St. Elmo And Lookout Mountain

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County, in association with the University of Tennessee Extension, hold their Annual Garden Tour this Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 

This year’s tour features five private gardens, one public park and a teaching garden located around St. Elmo and Lookout Mountain.  Admission is $20 and covers both days and may be paid at any of the tour gardens.  The tour is self-guided and the gardens can be visited in any order.  Proceeds from MGHC’s Annual Garden Tour benefit educational and scholarship programs sponsored by the Chattanooga Area Food Bank and the Master Gardeners of Hamilton County. 

For updated information and to purchase tickets in advance, go to https://mghc.org/garden-tour/.

Suzanne Ford and Fran Geier, co-chairs of the event, said, "The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County are delighted to present our 2022 annual Garden Tour. This year’s tour will feature a variety of gardens, each with its own distinctive focus.

"We invite people to celebrate the diversity that our garden tour highlights – from a cottage garden filled with a wide variety of lush plantings; a home surrounded by a naturalistic habitat for wildlife; a pollinator garden enhancing an historic church; a home with a variety of plantings to create a serene private space; to a native plant sanctuary for birds and pollinators. 

"In addition, we include Fairy Trail Garden, a public space filled with trees, shrubs and perennials created to enhance Lookout Mountain’s ecosystem, and finally the Lookout Mountain Conservancy, a teaching garden with a greenhouse and raised beds along with a series of trails open to the public for recreation. 

"We hope visitors will appreciate the passion and vision that has gone into creating these unique gardens and will take away ideas for their own backyards.”

Tour gardens:

Drucker Residence 
4403 Tennessee Ave., Chattanooga, Tn. 37409
“English Cottage Gardens”

Lookout Mountain Conservancy
1835 Old Wauhatchie Pike, Chattanooga, Tn. 37409
“Teaching Garden & Ecology Preservation”

Brown Residence
412 East Brow Road, Lookout Mtn., Tn. 37350
“Naturalized Native Plantings for Wildlife”

Laney Residence
205 N. Bragg, Lookout Mtn., Tn. 37350
“Pollinator Garden & Historic Church”

Spann-Gibson Residence
120 Averill Street, Lookout Mtn., Tn. 37350
“Formal and Wooded Garden”

Hulse Residence
910 E. Brow Road, Lookout Mt., Tn. 37350
“Native Plant Specialist”

Fairy Trail Garden (Dennis Bishop)
1305 Whitt Road, Lookout Mountain, Ga. 30750
“Public Oasis with Native Plantings”


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