Master Gardeners put on a garden of delights tour

Jun 22, 2014
Photo by: Paul Viau photos A DELIGHT TO THE SENSES — The 2014 Haywood County Garden tour showcased five diverse gardens, including the Fitts' home and garden in Waynesville.

The Haywood County Garden Tour was held Saturday, June 21 at five diverse, yet beautiful gardens in the county. The event, presented by The NC Cooperative Extension Foundation, the Haywood County Extension Center and the Haywood County Extension Master Gardeners, was a feast for the eyes and senses.

Every two years Haywood’s Master Gardeners take time to showcase some of the amazing gardens tucked away throughout the area. This year's them was Forest, Flowers and Food.

The daylong tour covered the peaceful gardens at Grace Episcopal Church; a cool, calm garden at the Fitts' home; a wild, cultivted garden at the Carrie home; a flower and vegetable garden planted by first graders at Hazelwood Elementary School; and the magnificent mountain estate and gardens of the Fangmeyer home.

Master Gardeners provide volunteer leadership and service to the community in a variety of gardening activities, including answering gardening questions, conducting plant clinics, planting demonstration gardens, talking to community groups and more.

Haywood County’s Master Gardener Program is part of a national program, where trained volunteers work in partnership with the county Cooperative Extension office. The Master Gardener Program provides gardeners with education in a wide range of horticultural topics. After successfully completing the training, participants become certified Master Gardener Volunteers.

For information on the Master Gardener program, call the extension at 456-3575.