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**PLEASE NOTE: Secret Gardens tour is May 5 & 6, and ALL tickets are good for EITHER day.
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On May 5th and 6th, 2018, from Noon to 4 pm each day, the Friends of Fourth Ward will host the Secret Gardens of Fourth Ward tour, an urban garden and lifestyle tour in the heart of center city Charlotte. From the micro to the magnificent, the tour showcases a mix of private gardens, courtyards and outdoor living spaces that are rarely, if ever, open to the public. This walkable event allows tour-goers to explore these hidden oases while strolling the brick-paved sidewalks of this charming neighborhood in full bloom, complete with food and beverage tastings at gardens and restaurants along the way. Tour-goers may also choose to tour via complimentary B-Cycles or horse-drawn carriages (first-come, first-served). In addition to the featured gardens, the tour will highlight public art, historic homes and special points of interest along the tour route, effectively making all of Historic Fourth Ward – and the extraordinary quality of life it offers – part of the tour.
Hospitality partners include: The Asbury, Poplar Tapas, Corkscrew on 5th, The Daily, Doc Porter's Distillery, Southern Star Whiskey, Piedmont Distillers, Rock Bottom Brewery, PRP Wine, Gilded Beverage, Zia Pia Imports and Sea Level (complimentary oysters). Like us on Facebook for frequent event updates!
Secret Gardens includes admission to a variety of private and communal gardens, as well as docent-led tours of Fourth Ward Park and historic Elmwood/Pinewood Cemetery. Elmwood/Pinewood tours begin at 3 pm each day.
Event Tickets are good for either day. Though you may only visit each tour stop once, tickets are good for either day, and the tour is walkable and self-guided. All tickets are non-refundable.
During tour hours, ticket-holders must redeem their tickets for tour guidebooks at the tour ticket booth at the corner of 9th & Poplar Streets in Fourth Ward. The ticket booth also will be the only location for same day ticket purchases. Please Note: You will not receive paper tickets by mail. When you purchase a ticket here, you will automatically be entered into our database; please bring an electronic or printed copy of your receipt for quicker check-in.