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Chapel Hill, NC – (February 23, 2022) – Visit Chapel Hill, NC for the Chapel Hill Garden Club’s 13th biennial Spring Garden Tour. The 2022 Chapel Hill Tour, “Vision & View,” showcases six beautiful private gardens and the North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) in central North Carolina. The gardens, ranging from historic to modern, personal to campus, mountaintop to lakeside, have been thoughtfully created by passionate, visionary gardeners with diverse properties and points of view.
The Chapel Hill Garden Tour is Saturday, April 23, 2022 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sunday, April 24, 2022 11 AM - 4:00 PM rain or shine.
Tickets are $25 in advance at https://chapelhillgardenclub.net/ and $35 on Tour days. Youth 16 and under are free with a ticketed adult. Local ticket sales begin April 1, 2022 at the NCBG Gift Shop, Piedmont Feed and Garden Center, Southern States Carrboro, Wild Bird Center of Chapel Hill (The Shops at Eastgate) and Victoria Park Florist.
The Protzman-Brown garden surrounds an Arthur Cogswell midcentury modern home in one of the most beautiful spots in Chapel Hill. Walk the flower and shrub-lined paths to the spectacular one-mile view across Eastwood Lake, where it joins the meandering Cedar Fork Creek.
Step back in time and explore the old-world elegance of the Georgian Revival-style DuBose garden on the mountaintop campus of the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. Relax into the formal composition of the garden and take in the vision that built this place.
Approach the Jordan “Parisian retreat” as an artfully composed still life. As you wander through five distinct “rooms,” notice how this gardener pleases your eye with symmetry, sculpture and 40 containers of plants strategically placed within the landscape.
The master gardener and “tree collector” who created the McNeel Garden relish choosing plants and artwork, pairing and siting both to exquisite advantage. This property showcases 143 azaleas, 53 rhododendrons, and 19 camellias, assuring springtime bloom.
Retired UNC-Chapel Hill Athletic Director Dick Baddour and artist Linda Baddour lovingly transferred their skills to building a colorful, high-contrast, multi-dimensional garden. Frost-proof gardenia perfumes the ascent to an elevated deck wreathed with fragrant wisteria that overlooks the idyllic Baddour garden.
The beautiful, modern, one-acre, low-maintenance, interior courtyard Ronald McDonald House garden was designed and installed by the renowned landscape architect Chip Callaway as a serene oasis. There is even a ‘Grass Menagerie’ of animals presided over by a twelve-foot-tall giraffe, while Momma and Baby Bears hold court over the playground.
Finally, enjoy North Carolina’s spring splendor from the mountains to the coast in the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s habitat gardens. The Children’s Wonder Garden has native bee houses, exquisitely painted giant butterflies, and a “tree stump jump” in “White Oak Woods”.
"As a relative newcomer to the area, I am delighted to be part of a Chapel Hill community tradition, the Chapel Hill Garden Tour. The 2022 gardens are each truly spectacular in their own right, from the traditional and historic to brand new, modern designs. What can be found behind Chapel Hill garden gates never fails to amaze and astonish me!” said Gill Roberts, 2022 Chapel Hill Garden Tour Chair.
Community partners include I Must Garden; The Town of Chapel Hill, Parks and Recreation; Piedmont Feed and Garden Center; Southern States Carrboro; Wells Fargo; and Witherspoon Rose Culture. The Chapel Hill Garden tour’s proceeds support the North Carolina Botanical Garden’s expanding Children‘s Wonder Garden, ongoing programs at the NCBG and Chapel Hill Garden Club's many service projects. The Chapel Hill Garden Club has showcased the pleasure of gardening and championed good stewardship of the environment since 1931. It can be contacted at email@example.com.
For travel information, visit www.visitchapelhill.org.
Photo of the Baddour Garden by Daphne MacLeod
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Chapel Hill Garden Tour Publicity Chair