Kentucky is at its best right now. The city is blooming. The wisteria is sweet, and life is good.
The 2011 Kilgore House & Garden Tour, sponsored by Bowling Nursery & Blue Grass Motorsport, will show off some of this beauty on Saturday and Sunday, May 21 and 22, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
There are six glorious gardens and three homes open to the public.
They are The Warren on Lightfoot Road, Littlecote on Stonebridge Road, Lincliffe on Longview Lane, Boxwood Terrace on Dunvegan Road, The Avish on Avish Lane and Twin Oaks on Avish Lane.
Tickets are $30 for all six. They are available at Doll’s Market, St. Matthews Feed & Seed, The Curtain Exchange, Dover House Antiques & Mercantile, Second Presbyterian Church and St. Francis in the Fields Episcopal Church.
Tickets will be on sale at each of the gardens during the tour. Just follow the “Kilgore Garden Tour” signs beginning at Zorn Avenue and River Road.
Proceeds benefit the Kilgore Samaritan fund, which provides counseling services regardless of one’s ability to pay.
BLOOMS FOR SALE
Just in time for spring, St. Francis School at Goshen, 11000 Highway 42, is having its third annual “Bloom at St. Francis” plant sale on Friday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
This green fundraiser will feature a wide selection of flowers, tomatoes, herbs, seeds, honey and more. Bring the family to enjoy food and free activities for children. Learn from expert guest speakers and discuss your gardening questions with vendors. This event is free and open to the public.
At 10 a.m. St. Francis School Food Service Director Ryan Landenschlager will talk about sustainable cooking.
At noon, Dropseed Nursery owner Margaret Shea will talk on gardening with native perennials.
There will be children’s activities from 1 to 4 p.m.
At 3:15, St. Francis School Science Department Chair Carol Clark will talk on worm composting.
Vendors include Dropseed Nursery, Deibel Greenhouses, Russell Wood landscaping, Shady Bend Nursery and Grasshoppers Distribution. Harry Jones will offer his local honey, and St. Francis School will offer homegrown tomato plants.
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