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Citadel News Service
12 Feb 2007

The Citadel’s Library Friends Garden Tour for 2007 set

The ninth annual Emily Whaley Memorial Garden Tour will feature nine beautiful gardens on Church and Meetings streets in downtown Charleston. Sponsored by The Citadel’s Daniel Library Friends, the tour raises money to support the library.

The tour is from 1 to 4 p.m. March 11, 2007, and begins at Alkyon Arts at 120 Meeting St. The self-guided tour costs $60 and reservations are required. Call 843- 953-7691. Group rates are available.

This years’ tour will focus on gardens that have abundant and colorful collections of camellias. The camellia is a Lowcountry favorite. It blooms in profusion from December through March. Each garden will have a camellia specialist on hand to answer your questions. Participants will learn how to fertilize, prune, plant and produce lovely camellias.

The 2007 featured gardens include 64 Meeting St., 59 Meeting St., 54 Meeting St., and 51 Meeting St. The Church Street gardens include 69 Church St., 59 Church St., 55 Church St., 47 Church St., and Emily Whaley’s garden at 58 Church St. The gardens are all in close proximity, which makes for a pleasant walking tour experience. Transportation will be provided from 58 Church St. back to Alkyon Arts & Antiques.

This specialty tour brings together garden lovers from all over the nation and world. It attracts those who love garden design and those who care about fine horticulture.

The tour ends with a cocktail buffet at ALKYON Arts.

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