Nine gardens will be on display the second weekend in June as the Azalea Garden club of Manning hosts "The Art of Gardening," the first tour the club has hosted in more than a decade.
"I'd say it's been at least 15 years," said Marie Land, one of the organizers of the tour, which will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 11. A rain date has been set from 1-5 p.m. June 12.
"The nine houses are spread throughout Manning and there is one in Summerton," Land said. "Participants don't have to start at any particular house, and they can go in any order.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 on the day of the tour. Boxed lunches are $10 each and must be ordered by June 4, Land said.
Gardens that will be displayed include:
Ralph and Ellen Rossoni - Japanese maples
Ron and Sherrie Wall - Water features
Caroline and Johnnie Herring - Cottage garden
Tom and Ginny Honea - Container Garden
Morgan and Anne Sauls - 1840s garden
Sammy and Ann Plowden - Rose and water garden
Ed and Nannette Frye - Vintage garden
Dr. Butch and Sandra Coker - Southern garden
Billy and Betty Coffey - Vegetable garden
Manninglive.com will be featuring each of these gardens separately in the next week.
For more information, or for tickets, call Judy Langley at (843) 617-0689 or Peggy Benton at (803) 460-6593.