July 7 and 8, 2007
Hours 10 am – 5 pm
The Grand Boulevard, South Third Street
Visit eleven private gardens located within a five block area.
On Saturday, July 7, and Sunday, July 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., gardening enthusiasts will have the rare opportunity to tour a Victorian carriage house along with 8 private gardens as well as enjoy several special features. In order to make this truly a walking tour, the tour again concentrates on a relatively small area of our historic neighborhood, this year highlighting garden treasures along five blocks of South Third Street, Old Louisville’s grand boulevard.
Three additional locations will provide special attractions. The Garden Tour’s hospitality room in Haskins Hall at the Conrad-Caldwell House, where visitors may enjoy complimentary refreshments, will be the site of a silent auction, and in front of Haskins Hall, vendors will offer garden plants and other items for sale. The tour is again fortunate to have the support of Gayle Warren, owner of the DuPont Mansion B & B, 1317 S. 4th St., who will sponsor the fifth annual Art in the Garden, where several local artists will be painting from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. both days of the tour. For the first time, the tour welcomes members of the Greater Louisville Bonsai Society, who will exhibit miniature trees at the Kling Center, 219 W. Ormsby St.
As another first this year, on Saturday, July 7, the Old Louisville Garden Tour is teaming with the Kentucky Shakespeare Festival. After the Garden Tour and before Measure for Measure, come and enjoy some really good BBQ, drinks and entertainment in the garden of historic Landward House at the corner of Magnolia and Fourth Streets from 5 to 8 PM. Bard BBQ tickets are $20 advance/ $25 day of event – no refunds. Advance tickets are available by calling the Festival Office at (502) 637-4933. Proceeds go to support free Shakespeare in Old Louisville’s Central Park (season June 21 – July 15).
With the support and backing of the non-profit Second Street Neighborhood Association membership, as well as sponsors and volunteers from many parts of Old Louisville and the Metro community at large, the Annual “Hidden Treasures” Garden Tour has been an Old Louisville event since 1994. Its primary goal is to benefit the entire Old Louisville community. If you would like to volunteer as a garden monitor, at the ticket table or to help out in the hospitality room, please contact Caroline Martinson at 636-2797.
Garden Tour tickets are $10 in advance or $12 on days of the tour. As of June 1, advance discount tickets can be obtained through July 6th, by contacting the Old Louisville Information Center in Central Park (1340 S 4th St., Louisville, KY 40208; Phone: 502-635-5244; or e-mail: OLNC@bellsouth.net). Cash, check, or Visa/MC accepted. A fax order form may be downloaded from www.oldlouisville.org website. Tickets purchased by mail, phone, fax or on line should be picked up, along with maps, at the sales table in front of the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum, 1402 Saint James Court (at Magnolia Ave.). On-site tickets and maps also will be available at the sales table. Tickets are good for both days of the tour. No rain dates or refunds. Tour hours are 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday.
Because this is a walking tour, comfortable shoes and lightweight clothing are recommended. Expect a few steps at each location. Iced drinking water is available at each garden. Restroom facility locations are provided with the map.
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· · or by writing or visiting the Old Louisville Information Center (in Central Park), 1340 S. Fourth St., Louisville, KY 40208
· · On-site tickets and maps available at grassy median in front of Conrad-Caldwell House, 1402 St. James Court
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· · Tickets good for both days of tour
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