Meandering through the Moss: 2010 Kenilworth Garden Tour at the home of John Cram and Matt Chambers with Mossin' Annie as your guide into the magical world of mosses!
Spend a delightful spring Sunday, May 16, in the impressive garden of John Cram and Matt Chambers experiencing the magic of mosses, our indigenous bryophytes. Meander through six spectacular acres in historic Kenilworth including verdant trails and an expansive moss lawn. Unique for this year's event will be informative guided tours, led by Mossin' Annie, providing insights into the botanical characteristics, environmental benefits and sustainable landscape solutions of WNC's bryophytes.
This private garden was established over 50 years ago by Asheville landscape designer, Doan Ogden, who also designed the University of North Carolina-Asheville Botanical Gardens. It exemplifies the sustainability of mosses in the landscape as the green backdrop for many spectacular azaleas, rhododendrons and colorful flowers. The current owners have maintained the original integrity of their garden while enhancing it with incredible art sculptures by some of the nation's finest sculptors.
Rain or shine, garden visitors are encouraged to bring a loupe or magnifying glass to take their own closer look. Flat shoes or bare feet are requested. Net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the educational programs of the NC Native Plant Society and Mountain Moss Enterprises. Enjoy Southern hospitality at its best in this serene, green retreat and discover how you can ... Go Green With Moss!
Date: Sunday, May 16, 2010
Garden hours: 9:30 am – 7 pm
Tour Times: 10, 12, 2, 4, 6
Admission: $35 ticket (guided tour); $25 (garden only, self-guided tour)
Space is limited. Advance purchase is recommended. Tickets may be purchased online at: http://mountainmoss.com/index.php?id=37