Joy Garden Tour Village Shops: Cashiers NC
The Joy Garden Tour, set for July 16-17, returns to its spot as the happiest event on Cashiers’ busy Social Calendar, complete with new vendors and an exciting, safe, virtual tour.
One of the highlights of this summer in Cashiers will be the Joy Garden Tour benefitting The Village Green, July 16-17.
Like most events impacted by prevailing measures associated with the coronavirus pandemic, organizers of this year’s tour are adjusting plans accordingly. Joy Garden Tour will be somewhat different in 2021. Tour benefactors will have a VIP experience that includes private tours of the featured gardens. They will also be invited to an exclusive picnic supper in the park at The Village Green on Thursday, July 15. The traditional daily garden tour will be virtual this year. Everyone who purchases a virtual tour ticket can enjoy the beauty of the gardens with the added safety and comfort of home viewing. The virtual tour will include bonus content that features information for gardeners and garden enthusiasts alike.
Along with the tour of beautiful private gardens, the Joy Garden Tour Village Shops are open to everyone at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road. Shoppers can browse the selections from more than 40 vendors. A boutique experience of choice items appeals to garden and floral enthusiasts but the shops also include a discriminating collection of personalized items, gourmet food, distinctive home accents, beauty products, clothing, jewelry and more.
“The one-of-a-kind architectural replica birdhouses are fabulous,” observed Jennifer Whittle who is the tour Village Shops co-chair. Several local retailers will have a presence in the Village Shops, but many come from as far as Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Connecticut and New Hampshire.
This year the Village Shops will feature many new vendors with a variety of unique merchandise.
“We have one new vendor who has an assortment of gardening and gift items including trendy expandable vases and lovely luminaries for the yard,” says Jennifer.
The Joy Garden Tour is named in memory of Carolyn Joy Dean who gave generously to help establish The Village Green, the 13+ acre park in the center of Cashiers. Through the dedicated efforts of volunteers who share her spirit, Joy Garden Tour raises money for conservation and improvements to The Village Green for area residents and visitors to enjoy.
To learn about the tour and The Village Green visit villagegreencashiersnc.com.