Southern Blooms Festival


Rock City Gardens is celebrating the wonder and beauty of gardening with the second annual Southern Blooms Festival May 7th, 8th and 9th. gardenThe event features informative lectures, hands on workshops, garden tours, and the spectacular garden views at Rock City.

The Freida Utermoehlen Carter Lecture Series honors Rock City’s original gardener by inviting renown horticulture experts and authors to speak on topics each day of the festival.  This year the guest speakers include Walter Reeves, Jane Bath, and Dr. Allen Armitage.

There will be workshops, demonstrations, activities and area artists scattered throughout the festival each day.  Music will feature local dulcimer players performing near Lover’s Leap.

The festival begins each day at 8:00 am with garden tours and continues until 6:00 pm.

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