Romance of the Home and Garden Tour May 21 | local news

HICKORY – Tickets to the Hickory Landmarks Society’s 27th Annual Romance of the Home and Garden Tour are available now.

Five of Hickory’s finest homes and gardens are featured on the tour. All will be open to the public on Saturday, May 21 from 9am to 4pm. This year’s tour features a variety of historically and architecturally significant homes built between 1915 and 1960. Homes range from Colonial Revival to American Foursquare to traditional and artistic homes and Crafts Cottages and a spectacular Modernist style home. The gardens include a cottage garden and a community garden.

Tour guests are invited to start the day with a continental breakfast at 8:00 AM at the AA Shuford House (corner of Third Avenue NW and Sixth Street NW). There they can enjoy a presentation by Michelle Bowers, creator and owner of the Old House Life website, at 8:30 am.

Bowers uses her website and her popular Facebook page to promote historic home preservation nationwide. Ticket holders are also invited to end the day between 2pm and 4pm with a signature ‘Home and Garden Cocktail’ at The Vintage House

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Tickets are $30 in advance and can be purchased at Maple Grove (542 Second St. NE). Tickets can also be purchased from Jenny’s Gifts & Accessories, 436 Main Ave., NW; The Sally Company, 323 Second St., NW; Bottega, 262 First Ave., NW; Lowe’s Foods – Viewmont, 260 14th Ave. NE; Adrienne—Viewmont, 1001 Second St., NE; Bumblebee Interiors, 2945 North Center St.; and The Jewelry Exchange, 2611 N. Center St. and 2213 US Highway 70 SE. Tickets are on sale Saturday, May 21 for $35 at all tour locations.

For ticket information and phone orders, call the Hickory Landmarks Society at 828-322-4731. Tickets can be purchased online at where full information on the sites can be found. Participants will be provided with driving directions and clear yellow floral signage to locate tour locations within a 3 mile radius of the AA Shuford House in Shuford Park and Gardens.

Sponsors of the 27th Annual Romance of the Home and Garden Tour include Prime Corporate Sponsors Hickory Furniture Mart, Mosquito Authority and Allegra Print Marketing & Mail. Business sponsors include Graystone Eye, Turf Pro, Inc., Wells Fargo Advisors – Sowers and Webber, Bumblebee Interiors, Atlantic Garage Door Company, The Jewelry Exchange and Salem Heritage.

Proceeds from the Romance of the Garden Tour are used to support the Hickory Landmarks Society’s mission, which serves the community by leading the way in protecting historically or architecturally significant neighborhoods, individual landmarks, and traditions. The Hickory Landmarks Society is a funded subsidiary of the United Arts Council of Catawba County.


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