Woodford County Woman's Club garden tour
The spring garden tour sponsored by the Woodford County Woman's Club takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at the Woodford County Woman's Club, The Little House, 247 Lexington Street, Versailles.
The tour features eight private gardens including: an intimate back-yard cutting garden with a Williamsburg design; a formal sculpture garden hidden behind an historic home; a rural garden with both flowers and vegetables in a horse farm setting surrounding a historic Victorian home; and an estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places with extensive annual and perennial gardens, gently rolling acres and mature trees. Peonies, wild columbines, oriental dogwoods, vibrant roses, iris and heirloom tomatoes are samples of the many flowers and plants you will find on this tour.
Visit www.woodfordcountywomansclub.org and click on 2010 Garden Tour.
A portion of the proceeds will go to support the Coats and Shoes for Kids Project for Woodford County Children. This community effort has provided warm coats and shoes for children for 25 years.
Ashland neighborhood porch and garden tour
The Ashland Neighborhood Association Porch and Garden Tour will be 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The tour features the porches and/or gardens of 17 houses. Twelve of the houses are on the National Register of Historic Places.
A block party will be held on Woodspoint Road with live music and refreshments. Admission is $5 for adults; kids are free. Tickets will be sold on the day of the tour at the Fincastle/ Woodspoint triangular green space. Free parking will be available at Ashland, the Henry Clay Estate.
All proceeds benefit the Ashland Neighborhood Association.
Porch and garden tour participants are:
■ 225 Catalpa, garden only.
■ 1310 Fincastle Road, porch and garden.
■ 1054 Fontaine Road, porch only
■ 1348 Fontaine Road, porch only
■ 227 Irvine Road, porch
■ 240 Irvine Road, porch and garden
■ 250 Irvine Road, porch
■ 251 Irvine Road, garden
■ 218 Sycamore Road, porch and garden
■ 329 Sycamore Road, porch and garden
■ 202 Woodspoint Road, porch and garden
■ 208 Woodspoint Road, porch
■ 209 Woodspoint Road, porch
■ 213 Woodspoint Road, porch and garden
■ 221 Woodspoint Road, porch
■ 229 Woodspoint Road, porch
■ 240 Woodspoint Road, garden