40+ vendors at Art in Bloom bazaarPublished 7:15pm Thursday, May 3, 2012
The Tryon Fine Arts Center will present the second biennial Art in Bloom, a celebration of gardens in the Carolina foothills, on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13. The event features an area-wide Garden and Art Bazaar on Saturday.
Shoppers and art and garden enthusiasts will flock to both downtown Tryon and downtown Landrum on Saturday morning to the Garden and Art Bazaar, which offers items from more than 40 regional vendors. Plein air artists and high school bands will bring more life to the Saturday event. The bazaar is free to the public and will feature art, garden items and a variety of plants. The Art & Garden Bazaar is in partnership with the Town of Tryon and the City of Landrum and with local garden clubs – The Daffy Jills, The Magnolia Garden Club, The Tryon Garden Club and The Green Blades Garden Club. Proceeds from the bazaar benefit the Tryon Fine Arts Center and ArtScapes – public art projects in the Landrum, Tryon and Columbus area.
The bazaar will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on McCown Street in downtown Tryon and Trade Street in Landrum. More than 10,000 square feet of vendor space will allow for hundreds of plants ready for Carolina landscapes. From perennials, annuals, vegetables, landscape designers and shrubs and trees to beehives, birdhouses, sculpture, furniture, benches and arbors – shoppers will find many options to add to the beauty or productivity of their garden.
On the list of vendors are: Barry Farms, Beddingfield Tree Farm, Charles Street Gardens, Big Frog Nursery, Crescent Growers, Carolina Plants, Tryon Mountain Hardware, Chris Carroll, Haiku Nursery, Rustic Remakes, Saluda Forge, Motlow Creek Nursery, Mountain Meadow Dwarf Conifers, Deerwood Nursery and Farm, Landrum Farmers Market and Bravo and Thompson Landscaping.
A partial list of plants to be sold includes: orchids, bamboo, Japanese water iris, knock out roses, Green Giant arborvitae, oakleaf hydrangea, aucuba, Japanese maple, boxwoods, hybrid rhododendron, hybrid mountain laurel and abelia.
“Shoppers will be able to talk with the growers and learn more about the plants they are purchasing,” said John Vining, coordinator for the bazaar. “Best of all, a percentage of every plant sold will go towards the ArtScapes project that will further beautify our area with garden parks and public art.”