From Press Reports
Tickets are now available for tours of area gardens when the Starkville Area Arts Council presents its much-anticipated Art in the Garden event, said Emily Jones, chairman of the event. Scheduled for May 19, tours of six area 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 E., beginning at 8 a.m. They are available at the SAAC office, located in the Greater Starkville Development Partnership building, and East Mississippi Lumber Co. They may also be purchased at the Hilton Garden Inn on the morning of the event. “We are encouraging participants to come join us at the Hilton at 8 a.m., have some breakfast, then perhaps carpool to some of the gardens,” said Jones. “The garden owners have been working for months to make their spaces picture-perfect. This is an excellent opportunity to get new ideas and consult with Master Gardeners who will be in each garden to answer questions. Adding to the ambience of the gardens, craftsmen, musicians and dancers will be performing, and area artists will be painting scenes from each garden. The gardens on tour include the Stephanie Doane and Gary Bradshaw garden at 976 W. Briar Lake Drive, the Don and Danya O’Bannon garden at 623 S. Wedgewood Road, the Guy and Nancy Hargrove garden at 115 Grand Ridge Road, the P.C. and Barbara McLaurin garden at 505 Lincoln Green St., the Jimmy and Ginger Carver garden at 309 Green St. and the terrace garden at the Hilton Garden Inn. For more information contact the SAAC office at 324-3080.