Art in Bloom weekend features garden tours, art bazaars in Tryon, Landrum

Published 6:31 pm Wednesday, April 18, 2012

A stream at Beaumont, one of the gardens on the Art in Bloom garden tour. (photo by Elaine Pearsons)

Event set for May 12-13
The Tryon Fine Arts will present Art in Bloom, a celebration of artful gardens in the Carolina foothills, on Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13.
Highlights for the weekend will be five private gardens on tour in the Tryon and Landrum area on Saturday, May 12 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Each garden will be staffed with a master gardener and a local artist who will be painting the landscapes. On display at TFAC throughout the weekend will be art and sculpture by respected regional artists.
On Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m., Tryon Fine Arts Center will present “A Tale of Two Gardens,” with guest speaker Sally Spangler Barnett, author, artist and editor of Garden Club of America Bulletin. Following the presentation will be a reception, providing an opportunity for the public to meet Barnett and the artists whose work will be exhibited throughout the TFAC grounds. Sunday events will be held at the Tryon Fine Arts Center.
Back by popular demand is the bazaar on Saturday, which will take place in both downtown Tryon and downtown Landrum. Free to the public, it will feature vendors of plants and garden art on sale from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
“We are so grateful to all the local merchants that are supporting Art in Bloom by selling tickets,” said Jeanie Daniel, co-chair for the bazaar. “The entire Carolina foothills community has come together to support the Tryon Fine Arts Center as we celebrate our beautiful community through the appreciation of the arts and gardens.”
The five gardens on tour represent the eclectic nature of the foothills area, from vegetable beds, native plants and shrubs to structured English gardens and a touch of Oriental art and influence. There is no parking at the garden sites. Free remote parking with frequent shuttle service will be provided at the Family Dollar shopping center – 1005 Hwy. 176 S. (corner of Lakeshore Drive) between Landrum and Tryon.
Tickets for the garden tours on Saturday, May 12 include refreshments and free parking at the shuttle site. Tickets for the presentation and reception include light appetizers and beverages. Combination tickets for both days are also available.