Alamance County Historical Museum to hold annual garden tour and party

May 1, 2013 by  

The Alamance County Historical Museum in Burlington has announced that its 10th annual Garden Tour and Party will be held this weekend.

No doubt flyer printing and poster printing are being used to announce this event, as it is a major fundraiser for the Museum for its programs and exhibits.

The Tour covers five gardens of Burlington residents: the Wall Garden, the Schaller Garden, the Harman Garden, the Hood Garden, and the Trotter Garden.

The Wall Garden features a water garden in the backyard of the Wall family, while the Schaller Garden has perennials and flowering shrubs and trees. The Harman Garden features two historic gardens that were restored and renovated in 2003, and a formal garden with sculptures and brickwork is included in the Hood Garden. Last but not least, Trotter Garden features unique plants representative of species from around the country.

After the tour, there will be a party at Willowbrook Park with wine, lemonade, hors d’ouevres, and entertainment by Elijah Chester, a Grammy and Dove award-winner performing hits from Broadway. Boston ferns, orchids, and geraniums will also be available for sale.

It all takes place this Saturday, May 4. The Alamance County Historical Museum is located on a part of a 1,693-acre farm called Oak Grove Plantation along N.C. 62 South. The Museum has a wide collection of artifacts, including swords from the Civil War, a dress worn by Shirley Temple when she was a Hollywood child star, and furniture made by Thomas Day.