The Joy Garden Tour July 14-16 benefits the support of The Cashiers Village Green with a beautifully executed garden tour to exclusive mountain homes and gardens. This biannual event raises the majority of the funds for maintenance for the 12.5 acre site in the heart of little ole’ unincorporated Cashiers, NC.
Gardens in the Chattooga Club and Wade Hampton Golf Club designed by Mary Palmer Dargan are special stops along the tour of a handful of beautiful gardens. The Akitt garden, Timberline, is a spectacular series of interconnected garden terraces situated on a west facing slope. Complete with rare shrubs, flowering hydrangeas and specialty cornus, there is also a snail’s trail path and topiary deer in a buckberry forest. The Valenta garden which faces north and west toward Chimney Top mountain, is likewise situated on a series of terraces (see pathway). The garden features a collection of handcrafted bird’s houses by Walt Cottingham, a fantastic waterfall by Bob Dews and planting installation by Dustin Watson of Scotly’s Yard Nursery.
A market of hand selected garden fares opens at the gala on Thursday, July 14 and continues till Saturday July 16. Mary Palmer will do booksignings each day. http://www.villagegreencashiersnc.com/fundraisers/joy_garden_tour.htm