The walking tour showcases Historic Russellville, ten gardens, including museum and church tours, the Trinity Episcopal Church, guided tour of the Historic Bibb House and a guided tour of the United Methodist Temple which is celebrating its 200th anniversary. Guided trolley tours will be located at the Bibb House and will be traveling through the Historic District throughout the day. Gardening Seminars on Flower Arranging and Growing Hostas will be held in the morning and afternoon. Tea will be held at the Bibb House from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tickets for the tea must be purchased by June 6, and the club encourages everyone to wear a hat to the tea.
Nationally known author Linda Hawkins from Morgantown will be conducting a book signing and will include her latest release, Fans & Flowers with Recipes. Locally and nationally known artists will have work displayed at the gardens, including nationally known Christian artist Tim Rowh and local artists Brenda Brown, Anesha Deweese, Nancy Hanley and Connie Rowh.
A silent auction will also take place on the grounds of the Bibb House and will include plants, garden art, garden tools, gift baskets and other gardening and miscellaneous items. Discounts will be given by several participating local businesses on the day of the tour to anyone who has purchased a tour ticket. Registration for door prizes which have been donated by local businesses can be done at any garden.
Tickets for the tour are $9 and tickets for the tour and tea are $18. All tickets may be purchased in advance at the Logan County Chamber of Commerce office or from any Garden Club member. Tour only tickets may be purchased at the Bibb house or any garden on tour day.
For more information, contact the Logan County Chamber of Commerce at 726-2206; Darlene Heflin, Garden Tour Chair, at 726-6969; Annie Statton, Garden Club President, at 725-9100; or Elaine Cox, Garden Club Treasurer, at 726-6669.
Look for pictures and information on the gardens and places included in the tour in an upcoming issue of the N-D&L.