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June 2018 Update
June was an exciting month at Bullington Gardens. We had the BOOST and HT awards, Fairy Days and the Herbal High Tea.
The awards ceremony was a fantastic day for the students, families, volunteers and teachers. The students were able to present their work in the gardens, explore the grounds, play games and receive their awards. The best garden award went to West High School for their Pioneer History Garden featuring an old wagon that they made. But of course, Hendersonville, North and East worked just as hard on their spectacular gardens. It was a tough choice for our judges! If you missed the award ceremony, our website has some pictures of the students and their gardens as well as the awards ceremony. It was a special day for the students and volunteers. Liz Carey from the Mountain Express was here to take pictures and interview John and a few of the students about our BOOST and HT program. Read her article here: https://mountainx.com/living/horticulture-therapy-helps-wide-range-of-conditions/
Tools of the Trade: Watercolor Techniques for Beginners taught by Jane Voorhees continues to be a very popular class, selling out every single time. We may have another one coming up soon so keep your eyes peeled if you missed the last one! We also had quite a large attendance for our annual Summer Garden Tour. John Murphy and our talented and knowledgeable volunteers led the tours which concluded at the greenhouse and hoop houses allowing for the visitors to peruse the plants in bloom.
One of the most popular events at Bullington Gardens is Fairy Days and this year was no different. Each day presented opportunities for the children to explore, learn, grow and use their imaginations in the Fairy Garden. They made crafts, enjoyed a Fairy tea and explored the garden with its numerous features. So many people worked on bringing the Fairy Garden to life and we couldn’t be more grateful for all their hard work. We also owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Fairies and Gnomes who volunteered their time. Your gift of time and love brought smiles to the faces of so many children and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
The Herbal High Tea was a huge success thanks to spectacular volunteers and Beau Martin with his pickling recipe! Participants learned a new sweet pickle recipe and enjoyed a gourmet spread. It even made the Times News!
All of the Dahlias have been planted thanks to Brian Killingsworth and his merry band of volunteers! Wine & Dahlias should be a veritable treat for the eyes this year. If you haven’t had a chance to visit Bullington lately, come on by to check out the Daylily garden in full bloom.
Location: Bullington Gardens