Tickets arrive for Art in the Garden


Tickets are on sale for tours of area gardens when the Starkville Area Arts Council (SAAC) presents its much anticipated Art in the Garden event.

Scheduled for Saturday, May 19, tours of six gardens will be conducted from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be moved to May 20 from 1 – 5 p.m.

The tickets are $15 per person which includes breakfast at the Hilton Garden Inn, 975 Highway

12 East, beginning at 8 a.m. They are available at the SAAC Office, located in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership building and East Mississippi Lumber Company.

I also have some and beg you to buy your tickets from me –I’m engaged in a little contest with my Art in the Garden committee members and Jane Loveless is a better salesman than I. They may also be purchased at the Hilton Garden Inn on the morning of the event.

The garden owners have been working for months to make their spaces picture perfect. This is an excellent opportunity to get some new ideas and consult with Master Gardeners who will be in each garden to answer questions.  The photo under the headline was taken in the backyard garden of Don and Danya O’Bannon

Adding to the ambience of the gardens, there will be craftsmen, live musicians, dancers and artists painting scenes from each garden.   Y’all come if you live anywhere near the Golden Triangle.

The gardens on tour include the Stephanie Doane and Gary Bradshaw garden at 976 West Briar Lake Drive, the Don and Danya O’Bannon garden at 623 South Wedgewood Road, the Guy and Nancy Hargrove garden at 115 Grand Ridge Road, the P.C. and Barbara McLaurin garden at 505 Lincoln Green Street, the Jimmy and Ginger Carver garden at 309 Green Street and the terrace garden at the Hilton Garden Inn.

This project is a fund raiser for the Starkville Area Arts Council, but more than that, it is a tribute to the people in this area who take pride in their yards and gardens and brightening the corner where they are.

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