Saturday, May 28, 2011

18th Annual Garden Jubilee Festival in Hendersonville, North Carolina

May 28 & 29, 2011
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Historic Downtown Hendersonville
(Sixth Avenue-Caswell Street)
Animals are Prohibited

The 18th Annual Garden Jubilee Festival is a spectacular two day festival, held on Saturday, May 28 & Sunday, May 29 of Memorial Day weekend. Gardening is one of America's favorite pastimes and the mountains provide a healthy environment for growing a vast variety of flowers and plants. Garden Jubilee is the ideal festival for passionate gardeners searching for the perfect plants and unique lawn & garden accessories and arts & crafts. This is a great opportunity for beginner gardeners to speak with the experts at the garden clinics and gather tips and advice. Bring wagon or cart to make transporting your plants easier.

Garden Jubilee offers over 200 vendors selling handmade arts and crafts, plants and items to enhance your outdoor living area. Local and regional nurseries will be selling 1000's of annuals, flowering plants, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hard to find plants on every block of the festival. A great way to enhance the beauty of a garden is to add ornamentation. Garden related vendors will be located on Main Street in Historic Downtown Hendersonville from Sixth Avenue to Second Avenue. Main Street will be closed to traffic from Sixth Avenue to Caswell Street, with vendors lining both sides of the street. A variety of food vendors will be located in the food court, between Barnwell & Caswell Streets.

Located at the Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main Street the Lowe's Expo will offer garden clinics, plants, a hands-on kids clinic and beautiful displays. Nationally known lawn and garden product specialists will be giving one-on-one advice. If you have a question or need advice about your garden or lawn, you've come to the right place. A series of free lectures is presented throughout the 2 day show by a garden expert and national lawn & garden representatives. The Lowe's Kids Clinic located at the Visitors Information Center will offer free fun hands-on projects for children ages 4-12.

Bill Slack has been a landscape and gardening specialist with Southern Living Magazine for 18 years and is making his 9th appearance at Garden Jubilee. He will be giving free clinics in the Lowe's lawn and garden tent located at the Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main Street. Mr. Slack will offer three talks on Saturday, May 28 -11:00 AM "Using Color Effectively - the Crown Jewel of Your Garden," 1:00 PM "From Dreary to Dynamic - Breathing New Life Into Your Landscape, " and 3:00 PM "Professional Secrets for Perfect Landscapes ," Sunday, May 29 - 1:00 PM "From Dreary to Dynamic - Breathing New Life Into Your Landscape", and 3:00 PM "Professional Secrets for Perfect Landscapes." He is a registered landscape architect, author and lecturer appearing on many national radio & TV programs. He was named the Outstanding Extension Landscape Architect in the United States by the American Society of Landscape Architects. Bill has completed his 19th publication Southern Living Garden Guide to Landscaping. In between Mr. Slack's talks, product representatives from Stay Green, Spectracide, Pennington Lawn & Garden Products and Old Castle will give informative talks and helpful tips.

To make shopping easier visit the Garden Jubilee Hospitality Tent, located in the Historic Courthouse Square. The Hospitality Tent offers shoppers an area to leave their plants and other purchases while they continue to shop. A festival map and vendor directory will be available for shoppers searching for a particular vendor, product or general information.

Please leave your dog comfortably at home. Hendersonville City ordinance prohibits animals downtown during specials events.

For information call Henderson County Travel & Tourism at (828) 693-9708 / 800-828-4244. For lodging or area information visit http://www.historichendersonville.org/.

Garden Jubilee is event of Henderson County Travel & Tourism.

Sponsored by
"Lowe's - Let's build something together"

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