The Joy Garden Tour: Waterfalls & Wildflowers
The Joy Garden Tour, benefiting The Village Green, explores the exquisite green beds, fields, and terraces that adorn Cashiers.
Joy Garden Tour Chairs Paige Barnes and Vicki Keller selected the theme The Wonders of Waterfalls and Wildflowers. Each of the four gardens has unique features and distinctive elements to delight.
Due to ongoing health concerns, to ensure the safety and well-being of the community, the 2021 tour has been modified to offer private and semi-private in-person tours to patron-benefactors. Information about these VIP experiences can be found at cashiersgreen.givingfuel.com/joy-garden-tour-2021. In addition, a virtual tour will be available to those who are not to participate in-person.
Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by visiting VillageGreenCashiersNC.com/events and clicking on the Joy Garden Tour. Those who buy the virtual tour will receive a unique link to a beautifully-produced video tour of the stunning featured gardens for 2021. This tour is sponsored by Landmark Real Estate Group and through The Laurel magazine.
Along with the tour of beautiful private gardens, the Garden Shops are open to everyone from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. Friday, July 16, and Saturday, July 17, at The Village Green Commons on Frank Allen Road. Shoppers can browse the selections from more than 35 vendors. A boutique experience of choice items appeals to garden and floral enthusiasts but the shops also include a discriminating collection of antiques, personalized items, gourmet food, distinctive home furnishings, clothing, jewelry and more.
A number of special events are planned including a book signing with James Farmer on Saturday morning. Farmer is a designer and author who has been featured on The Today Show as well as a contributor to Southern Living magazine. He also owns a vacation home in Cashiers. This book signing event is sponsored by local merchant Rusticks.
The Joy Garden Tour is named in memory of Carolyn Joy Dean who gave generously to help establish The Village Green, the 13-plus 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 enjoy.
For additional information including how to purchase benefactor packages call (828) 743-3434 or email [email protected].