Emily Whaley Memorial Garden Tour set for March 9
The 5th annual Emily Whaley Memorial Garden Tour captures a unique Charleston neighborhood in the beautiful new green of spring, when the good bones of well-designed gardens are evident.
Charleston is known for its wonderful city gardens and this year's tour, which is sponsored by The Citadel's Daniel Library Friends, features grand historic gardens as well as superbly designed petit gardens. These are urban landscapes that are intricately aligned with old, historic houses. Owners have updated these spaces with pools, driveways and patios for today's lifestyle. Lush, colorful plantings of diverse low-country flora make these gardens a special treat
The tour begins at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 9, 2003. The self-guided tour costs $50 and reservations are required by March 4. Call 843-953-7691. The tour will be followed by a reception at 18 Legare St.
On this year's tour are:
Legare St. - W.W. Wilkinson House 1876
43 Legare St. - Charles Elliott House 1759
32 Legare St. - Sward
Gate House 1805
24 Legare St.
19 Legare St.
18 Legare St. - George Lusher House 1810
17 Legare St. - Anthony
Toomer House 1797
15 Legare St. - John
Fullerton House 1772
14 Legare St. - Simmons-Edward's
9 Legare St. - Harth-Macbeth
1 Legare St. - The
Edward Blake House, 1760.
64 South Battery -
William Gibbes House, 1772.
68 South Battery - Harth-Middleton House, 1800.
For more information about the garden tour, call 843-953-7691.