By Morgan Murphy
For the Opelika
The Lee County Master Gardeners of Alabama will be hosting their bi-annual “Garden Tour” May 19 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and May 20 from 1-5 p.m.
The tour will consist of five gardens in Auburn and five gardens in Opelika, with one of those being an educational demonstration garden.
Types of gardens included in the tour are: entertaining gardens, a trillium garden, vegetable gardens, an orchid house, an orchard including a bee demonstration, vintage gardens, two brand new lake gardens, historical gardens and more.
“You can have a garden anywhere, and that is one of the things the master gardeners try to promote, you can plant anywhere,” said tour coordinator and Master Garden Sheila Allen. “These are wonderful gardens, it will be a delightful day, I have never heard anything but great things about it…there is something for everyone.”
Tickets for the event are $30 in advance and $35 the day-of. They include one lunch on either day from Chicken Salad Chick.
The Lee County Master Gardeners is a nonprofit group that promotes the education of a wide array of topics. Each year, proceeds from the event are used to give out a scholarship to a local college student.
For more information or to purchase tickets, reach out to any master gardener or visit one of the following locations where tickets are sold:
– Auburn Chamber of Commerce, located at 714 E Glenn Ave.
– Aces Hardware, located at 2101 E University Drive
– The Potting Shed, located at 4137 Moores Mill Road
– Heritage Gifts and Gourmet, located at 108 S 8th St.
– Wild Birds Unlimited, located at 1550 Opelika Road
– The New Blossom Shop, located at 905 Geneva St.