Garden Jubilee in Hendersonville begins May 28

Published 3:38 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The 18th annual Garden Jubilee is Hendersonville’s premier lawn & garden show and one of the largest gardening shows in the Western North Carolina. The Garden Jubilee is a two-day festival, held on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 of Memorial Day weekend.

The centerpiece of Garden Jubilee are more than 200 vendors lining Main Street and the Lowe’s Expo, located at the Visitors Information Center, 201 South Main Street. A series of free lectures is presented throughout the two-day show by “Southern Living” garden expert, Bill Slack and national lawn & garden representatives.

Local and regional nurseries will be selling 1,000s of annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and hard to find plants on every block of the festival. Garden related vendors will be located on Main Street in historic downtown Hendersonville from Sixth Avenue to Second Avenue. Main Street will be closed to traffic from Sixth Avenue to Caswell Street, with vendors lining both sides of the street. A variety of food vendors will be located in the food court, between Barnwell and Caswell Streets.

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The Lowe’s Expo will offer free garden clinics, plants for sale, free hands-on kids clinic and backyard displays. Nationally known lawn and garden product specialists will be giving free one-on-one advice and samples of their products. The Lowe’s Kids Clinic, located at the Visitors Information Center, will offer free hands-on building projects for children ages 4-12.

Leave your pets comfortably at home, Hendersonville City ordinance prohibits animals in the event area.

The Garden Jubilee Hospitality Tent will be located in the Historic Courthouse Square. The Hospitality Tent offers shoppers an area to leave their plants and other purchases while they continue to shop. A festival map and vendor directory will be available for shoppers searching for a particular vendor, product or general information.

For information, call Henderson County Travel & Tourism at 828-693-9708 or 800-828-4244.

– article submitted by Karen Baker