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Although we have cancelled our traditional 2021 Garden City Festival at Sacred Heart, please join us this year for several exciting events throughout the week of April 18!



In Person Events

Saturday, April 18

Blanton Garden Tea

  • Sunday April 18th, 4:00PM
  • 6001 WASHINGTON ROAD, APPLING, GA, 30802.

Gardens open at 4:00 PM, Tea seating at 5:00 PM

The 16th annual Blanton Garden Tea will be held on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at the Blanton home and gardens in Appling as part of Celebrate Spring with Sacred Heart. The theme of this year’s tea is “A Proper Tea from a Country Farm.” Guests of this elegant tea will enjoy the rare treat of hearing hostess, Patty Pollard Blanton, speak about her inspiration to host one of the area’s most coveted events at her Appling home and garden. Patty’s reputation as a hostess and event planner garner regional attention with guests coming from as far away as Charleston and Atlanta. The Blanton Garden Tea was featured in the spring 2020 edition of Tea Time magazine. All seats are spoken for months in advance with dozens of hopefuls on a waiting list. Patty’s creative vision, delicious tea and treats, and attention to detail leave guests feeling like royalty and eager to reserve their spot for the following year’s event. The Blanton Garden Tea benefits the ongoing preservation of Sacred Heart Cultural Center and has raised more than $100,000 since its inception. Spots for the 2022 Blanton Garden Tea can be reserved by calling 706-826-4700.


Limited Seating. Reservations Required. Call 706-826-4700.

Thursday, April 22

Artists’ Reception for Elizabeth Moretz-Britt and Staci Swider

  • Thursday. April 22, 4:00PM - 6:00PM
  • Sacred Heart Great Hall

Elizabeth Moretz-Britt was influenced by a line of artistic women and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting and drawing from the University of Georgia. Elizabeth is a figurative artist whose process is mainly intuitive influenced by the Impressionists and Fauvist painters of the 20th century, along with her personal environment and the people who surround her.

Staci Swider’s visual history includes stints as a corporate and freelance textile designer, professional painter, and author. Currently, she paints with acrylics, layering those with oil pastels and grease pencil, and incorporates collage, on occasion. She is a Certified GOLDEN Artist Educator and, in addition to artist residencies abroad, she enjoys taking groups to Europe to paint.

Saturday, April 24

Speaker’s Series featuring garden-related speakers

  • Saturday. April 24, 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 12:30 pm
  • Sacred Heart Great Hall

Amy Sutter, White Hills Farm

9:30 am

Herb Inspired Garden Beverages

Rebecca van Loenen, Augusta Locally Grown

11:00 am

The Beauty of Succulents

Ted Stephens, Nurseries Caroliniana

12:30 pm

Exciting Plants for Southern Gardens

Register to watch the recorded Speaker’s Series
Register Here

One-day Plant Sale and Community Sell and Swap

  • Saturday. April 24, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Sacred Heart Courtyard

Shop a wide selection of plants from a variety of Vendors and join in the fun with the Community Plant Sell and Swap.

Click HERE for a Plant Vendor Application
Click HERE for information about the Community Plant Sell and Swap.

Virtual Activities

Virtual Garden Tours

Garden 1

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Garden 2

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Instructional videos

Video 1

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Video 2

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Popular retail vendor promotions

Vendor 1

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Support Sacred Heart

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Thank you to those who are helping to celebrate spring with Sacred Heart!

Magnolia Donors ($5,000+)

Azalea Donors ($2,500- $4,999)

Gardenia Donors ($1,000- $2,499)

  • More to come...

Dogwood Donors ($500- $999)

  • Mrs. Sharyn Altman

Camellia Donors ($250- $499)

  • More to come...

Rose Donors ($100- $249)

  • More to come...

Daffodil Donors (Up to $100)

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