Sacred Heart Garden Tour

Sacred Heart Cultural Center Courtyard and Grounds

What: Tour 5 Unique & Inspiring local gardens. Learn about the various florals and produce grown in each garden. Featured vendors throughout the tour and some family friendly activities.

Date: Friday & Saturday, April 26-27th

Time: 11am-5pm (*Sacred Heart Garden ends at 4pm on Friday due to Anniversary Dinner)

Price: $30 in advance, $35 day of/during event *Children 12 & under are free

Ways to purchase: Online through website, Call Sacred Heart, At 8 ticket outlets (see outlet flyer for locations). *Phone purchases can be picked up at Sacred Heart “will call” table during event.

Gardens & Featured Vendors Info:

Sacred Heart Cultural Center Courtyard and Grounds

Explore the beautiful grounds of this 150-year-old historic landmark to learn about its remarkable history and journey to become a non-profit cultural center and event venue. Guests will marvel at the various brick works, elaborate Romanesque architecture, and the preservation efforts.

Featured Vendor(s): Just Japanese Maples – Locally grown maples in variety of sizes & colors. Guild of Sacred Heart “Garden Shed” – Mixed potted plants and garden accessories.

Twin Gables This 1911 Dutch Colonial Revival home has lush gardens originally designed by a Boston landscape architecture firm then augmented with southern climate friendly plants by Augusta’s Julia Lester Dillon, the South’s first female landscape designer. Once home to Augusta University presidents, it is now home to a you family whose maternal grandparents once owned the home.

Featured Vendor(s): Trustee’s Farm – Locally grown plants and produce.

Green Court Built in 1823, this historic home has been home to several notable Augustans. Named Green Court by Henry Parsons Crowell, founder of Quaker Oats. He created lush gardens and invited the public for annual tours. The current owners continue his vision through restorations.

Jenks Farmer’s Lily Farm Explore the flower fields, gardens, and rare plant nursery on this 1750’s farm that’s been featured in Southern Living, Garden and Gun and New York Times. See the organic lily farm, relax under towering pecans, and explore the preserved barns which now serve as workspaces and educational spaces for gardening and writing classes. This is a magical farm where Jenks Farmer and Tom Hall work hard to preserve the integrity of the land and rural nature of simple country life.

The Master’s Table Urban Garden This working garden set in downtown Augusta helps produce the food that serves lunch to 200 food-insecure individuals every day, 365 day per year.

Featured Vendor(s): Augusta Locally Grown – non-profit organization serving locally community.