garden-charlotte-lawrence-kaySave the dates, plant-lovers!  The Beaufort Garden Club’s annual Garden-a-Day is just around the corner.

Like the “rite of spring,” the Beaufort Garden Club is adding its final touches to one of Beaufort’s most popular garden tour events. The tours run, Monday, June 7 through Friday, June 11;   9:30 am -12 Noon, daily.  The public is welcome.  Admission is FREE!

Over the years, Garden-a-Day has blossomed into the Beaufort Garden Club’s “signature” event.  The past few years have been averaging 800-1,000 attendees per week … and growing!  It’s not only Beaufortonians who enjoy these garden tour experiences, but guests from Bluffton, Hilton Head, and out-of-state visitors, as well.

This is a huge undertaking.  It’s “all hands on deck,” requiring total membership immersion to ensure a successful week-long endeavor.  Master Gardeners and club members will be present to direct guests and answer any questions that plant enthusiasts might have as they meander along the beckoning garden paths.

Under the able leadership of Carol Painter, Chairman of Garden-a-Day 2010, gardens have been selected for touring in the following areas: “The Point,” “Newpoint,” and “Brickyard.”  Dates and garden locations are as follows:


Monday, June 7

Diane and Conway Ivy

501 King Street

“The Point,” Beaufort


Tuesday, June 8

Nancy Pratt

310 Federal Street

“The Point,” Beaufort


Wednesday, June 9

Charlotte and Lawrence Kay

  1. Mises  Road

“Newpoint,” Lady’s Island




Lyn and Robert Lantz

  1. Prescient  Avenue

“Newpoint,” Lady’s Island


Thursday, June 10

Barbara and Donald Donahue

2  Tidewater Way

“Newpoint,” Lady’s Island




Arlene and Richard Porter

14  Waterside Drive

“Newpoint,” Lady’s Island


Friday, June 11

Nancy and Carroll Crowther

18 Old Ferry Cove

Lady’s Island           (Off “Brickyard”)


It must be emphasized that without the consent of these generous homeowners, this fifteenth annual civic and educational service sponsored by the Beaufort Garden Club would not be possible.  To those participants who have opened their “secret gardens” for all of Beaufort to enjoy, we as a club and community extend our kudos of appreciation and thanks!

Spread the word!  Bring family, friends, and visiting guests to experience Garden-a-Day.  Be enthralled with these extraordinary Lowcountry environments, which nourish outstanding blooms, enveloping fragrances, brilliant colors, and exquisite foliage textures.  Stroll through the gardens at your leisure, lingering over the natural beauty that surrounds you.  Enjoy those individual artistic touches… the drama of statuaries, the hypnotic rhythm of gurgling fountains, and the whimsy of the garden angels that add their own impish joy.

As garden club women, who love to share their passion for all growing things… it is our hope that these fun-filled tours of Garden-a-Day fantasy will inspire YOU!  Start an herb garden; tie a lilting bell chime to a bough in your backyard; build a birdhouse; plant bright red geraniums in a white window box; introduce a water feature. Somewhere, add a new “dash of beauty” to enhance your own personal outdoor space or patio. Make it lovely…

See you next month in the gardens!