Thursday, April 19, 2007

Natchez Symphony of Gardens Tour

May 4-5, 2007

The artistry and beauty of gardens are showcased during the Symphony of Gardens Tour when some of the finest gardens in historic Natchez will be on view, many for the first time. From elaborate estates to petite pocket and urban gardens. This is a unique oportunity to view some of the finest landscapes in this region.

Visitors will venture into classic and elegant gardens like the exquisite formal gardens at Glouscester Mansion, the colorful stroll gardens at Monmouth Plantation and the serene beauty of majestic Cottage Gardens. Visitors will view unusual water features at Barnes House, Paradise and The Orchard. Unusual plants, heirloom plants and new varieties of old favorites are displayed in the gardens according to each homeowner's preference.

Visitors will receive self-guided maps and garden details when tours begin. Docents will guide visitors at each of the 13 gardens on tour. A free shuttle bus will be available to tour participants on Saturday throughout the Natchez Historic District.

To celebrate the concurrent Natchez Festival of Music, live musical performances will take place at Monmouth and Cottage Gardens. Light refreshments will be served each afternoon during musical performances.

Gardens on tour are: Friday, May 4: Barnes House, Gloucester, Rosalie, Rosehaven, Smith Rose Garden, and Monmouth Saturday, May 5: Barnes House, Guido Garden, Miss Lucy's Garden, Paradise and The Orchard, the Prentiss Club, Marschalk-Spencer Garden, and Cottage Gardens

No comments: