Saturday, September 14, 2013
The annual West Asheville Garden Stroll tour showcases 15 gardens from 11 AM-4 PM, and kicks off at the Hall Fletcher Elementary School (60 Ridgelawn Avenue), at 10:30 AM. The West Asheville Garden Stroll is FREE and open to the public, rain or shine. Nearby is the River Arts District.
This year’s theme, “Play in the Garden”, is the theme will be highlighted during family-friendly kick-off ceremonies in Christopher Mello’s supremely whimsical garden, 307 Waynesville Avenue in West Asheville. Whee Ahh Faerie Kin, a performance troupe of magical beings – “mythical, elemental, wild and free”— will inaugurate the 2013 stroll with heart-full songs, faerie mist and other delights from 10:30 till 11:00 AM. Asheville-based Bee City USA will provide an educational exhibit on creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, and homemade bee homes for non-hiving bees will be on exhibit.
The 2013 Stroll includes gardens in East/West Asheville, with this year’s gardens centered along Westwood Place and Waynesville Avenue. Garden features along the way will include a variety of permaculture features, set-ups for chickens and bees, vegetable beds for sunny spots and other possibilities for shade, garden art and wild spaces. The route for the Stroll includes number of historic homes in West Asheville’s oldest residential neighborhood.