Keep Kingsport Beautiful's popular “Saturday in the Gardens,” fundraiser was held this weekend June 14, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 2.pm.
The tour was sponsored by Eastman Chemical Company. The garden tours were self-guided and featured five of Kingsport’s most beautiful private gardens: Rotherwood Mansion, the Fry Garden on W. Wanola Street, the Rose Garden on Linville Street, the Babb Garden on White Street and Harvest of Hope Community Garden on Charlemont Street.
Robin Clearly, director of Keep Kingsport Beautiful, says the tour is beneficial in providing visitors with ways to spruce up their own personal gardens.
"Some of these gardens you may never have had the opportunity to visit," said Clearly. "You get to go to these gardens, and you get to take away something from just about every one of them that you can go home and do on your own."
Visitors of the gardens learned about oriental plants and water features. Master gardeners were also available at the Harvest of Hope Community Garden to answer questions concerning raised bed and container gardening.
Tickets for “Saturday in the Gardens” were $20. All of the proceeds went to Keep Kingsport Beautiful.
Keep Kingsport Beautiful is a partnership of the City of Kingsport and the Kingsport Area Chamber of Commerce. An affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, KKB has won more than 60 national, state and environmental awards.