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West Asheville Garden Stroll
September 9 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pmFree
The 14th West Asheville Garden Stroll is Saturday, September 9 from 11 AM to 4 PM. With the theme “Every Garden is a Universe,” this year’s Stroll features 15 diverse gardens in the neighborhood between Hall Fletcher Elementary School and Hanover Street. Stroll Guides with a map and garden descriptions will be available at the school, 60 Ridgelawn Road, from 11:00 until 3:30. A family-friendly kickoff program at 10:30 includes sing-alongs and a lively presentation about native plants and pollinators by Bee City founder Phyllis Stiles. Local organizations will be on hand to offer resources for gardeners and possibly some items for sale.
The Garden Stroll is free, and all are welcome to join in this community event, rain or shine. While there is street parking throughout the neighborhood, we encourage you to park at the school and walk or bike the 2.5 mile route.
In the gardens you’ll find spaciousness & intimacy, familiar natives and exotic cultivars, fruits & nuts, as well as lovely hardscapes and creative landscaping. There’s ice cream from The Hop, a tree house or two, a Japanese tea garden, terraces & rain catchments, raised veggie beds & shiitake mushroom logs, water features & a wetlands area, chickens & frogs. Come see new and mature gardens and works-in-progress, and chat with friendly and enthusiastic gardeners.