Among the myriad of Japanese maples and thoughtfully planted gardens of Mr. and Mrs. R. Daniel Blanton, guests are treated to entertainment and a delectable fare from recipes featuring organic produce grown on the Blanton family farm as well as afternoon tea service. The gardens will open early at 4:00 PM for patron’s enjoyment and the seating for the talk and tea will follow at 5:00 PM.
Highlight video of the 2019 Garden Festival Tea produced by Master Productions.
Join us for the evening premiere of the Sacred Heart Garden Festival. This evening features delectable cuisine, musical entertainment and the first viewing of extraordinary gardens and floral exhibits created by local garden professionals. Be among the first to purchase unique plants and garden accessories in the Garden Market!
Enjoy inspiring landscape and floral exhibits, discover hard to find plants, garden accessories and unique decorative items in the Garden Market and enjoy educational and entertaining speakers at Sacred Heart Cultural Center during Festival hours. New this year, Wandering Workshops featuring our vendors teaching mini-session on topics including; "How to Create a Container Garden" and "Cooking with Herbs from your backyard"
Visit exceptional private gardens which are generally not open to the public. Visit the garden tours for more information about the specific gardens featured this year.
We are excited to collaborate with Pop-Up Augusta! for the Festival's first ever Friday Party - an exclusive dining and concert experience. Location revealed (to ticketholders only) 48 hours prior to the event. Want to be in the know? Register at www.popupaugusta.com to receive your exclusive ticket invitation. Share a meal. Ignite conversation. Inspire change. And don't forget your fascinators.
Friday, April 22: 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM. Saturday, April 23: 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Hear experts in the field of plants, garden design and eco-friendly living during the Festival's lecture series.
Families can experience gardening with hands-on activities such as planting sprouted seeds, making seed balls and learning different ways to start seeds and enjoy other gardening activities. Children 12 and under are FREE with a ticketed adult
Experience live butterflies up close! Wander through and feed beautiful butterflies in their thoughtfully created habitat made possible by Bedford Greenhouses and McKnight Construction Company. Learn about these fascinating creatures in this exhibit that proves to be magical, yet entertaining. Join us at 4 PM on Saturday, April 23 for the butterfly release.
Enjoy a selection of mini-demos led by local guests speakers featuring unique garden, home and lifestyle themes. These quick sessions will be sure to leave patrons with valuable "how-tos" and good garden information. Look for locations throughout the Festival.
Friday, April 22
12:00 Noon: Building a Bluebird House, Glen Hendry, SC Bluebird Society
1:30 pm: Airbnb for Bees, Amy Sutter, White Hills Farms
Saturday, April 23
10:30 am: Plant Care 101, Brianna & Jeff Tilden, Jeff Tilden Designs
12:00 Noon: Effortless Flower Arranging, Abby Bryant, Root Deep Grow High
3:00 pm: Composting Made Simple, Caffee Wright, Master Gardener
Don’t miss this pop-up planter and vase exhibition juried by Sydney Ewerth and Paul Maloney. LUSH will be open to view at Bedford Greenhouses (1023 Oleander Drive), Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm between April 11 - 23. This exhibition is sponsored by Westobou.