Chapel Hill, NC – (February 23, 2024) – Visit Chapel Hill, NC for the Chapel Hill Garden Club’s 14th biennial Garden Tour. The 2024 Chapel Hill Tour, “Tucked Away Treasures,” showcases five beautiful private gardens and the public North Carolina Botanical Garden (NCBG) in central North Carolina. The gardens, ranging from forested to shady and sunny have been created by visionary gardeners with delightful points of view.

The Chapel Hill Garden Tour is Saturday, April 27, 2024 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM and Sunday, April 28, 2024 11 AM - 4:00 PM rain or shine.

Tickets are $30 in advance online at and $40 on Tour days. Youth 16 and under are free with a ticketed adult. Local ticket sales begin April 1, 2024 at the NCBG Gift Shop, Victoria Park Florist and Southern States Carrboro.

Gardens include:

  • In the past decade, Stephen and Cheryl Carnahan turned their previously undeveloped lot into a certified wildlife habitat that features unique native trees and pollinator plants. Ageless hardscaping, delightful focal points, and custom containers achieve small garden perfection.
  • The Conger garden is a great example of incorporating deer-resistant, mostly shade loving plants that boast a variety of textures and year-round interest. The canopy of mature pines and magnolia trees and sinuous curves of the garden enhance the sense of cohesive, serene elegance.
  • An acre of quiet sanctuary just minutes from downtown Chapel Hill features rock paths, a large Japanese maple, and artful placement of plants that add to the Zen atmosphere of the Eberts’ garden. Surrounded by majestic old trees and mature shrubs, this is a place for contemplation of the many shades of green and textures of leaves and grasses.
  • On a four-acre woodland preserve west of town, Katie Loovis has created nearly a dozen garden rooms that invite visitors to sit and soak in the soothing quality of the forest. Near the house, a permaculture ecosystem provides edibles and medicinals—including berries, asparagus, artichokes, and mushrooms.
  • The Yost’s sunny hillside home beckons visitors through a jasmine-trimmed archway that leads to beds of hellebores, purple iris, roses, and a large firethorn pyracantha. More beds feature peonies, candytuft, lamb’s ear, and ferns. The sweet patio garden out back has hosted many family parties while the delightful hand-crafted bird boxes have attracted many avian neighbors.
  • Finally, children will enjoy the NCBG’s Wonder Garden where they can build with natural blocks, dig in the dirt, and write notes to the fairies. Everyone may explore NCBG’s habitat gardens that display native spring blooms from the mountains to the coast.

Proceeds support the NCBG‘s Children‘s Garden, ongoing programs at the NCBG, and the Chapel Hill Garden Club’s many service projects. For garden descriptions and updated tour information, visit or email

The presenting sponsor for the tour is BuildSense; additional sponsors include I Must Garden, Truist Bank, Wells Fargo, and the Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation.

Since 1931, the Chapel Hill Garden Club has showcased the pleasure of gardening and championed good stewardship of the environment.

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Photo captions in the google drive

For Yost-backyard-garden.jpg — The Yost’s inviting backyard patio is framed with lush plantings and containers brimming with bright spring color. (Photo by Daphne McLeod)
For Honeysuckle-Conger-garden.jpg — A tantalizing honeysuckle (Lonicera) in the Conger garden beckons pollinators. (Photo by Vicki Russell)

Tour Media Contact:
Jane Brown