Festival of Spring Gardens schedule
By Katie Scarvey
The Festival of Spring Gardens takes place tomorrow from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, from 1-5 p.m.
This year’s festival theme is Towne and Country Roses of Rowan. The town stops are in the County Club of Salisbury area. They include the homes of:
– Alice Ketcham, 200 Stonewall Road
– Susan and Robert Whitaker, 520 Club House Drive
– Mona and Lee Wallace, 1101 Sumter Court
– Diane and Luke Fisher, 11 North Road
The country stops include the 302 East Glenview Drive home of Robert Myers and Jack Page in the Forest Glen Development (see main story) and the home of Clyde Harriss at 975 Briggs Road.
There will be live music throughout the tour, including the following performers: The Polka Dots; Lorna Brown; the Salisbury Academy Chorus; Carole Young; Paul Cline; Karen Franks; the Amadeus Youth Chorus; Susan Trivette; Lonnie Carpenter; Jean Wurster and Bill Batterman; and several instrumental trios.
Artists from Plein Air Carolina will be painting at various sites.
On tour days, tickets will be sold at the Forest Glen Club House, 200 Forest Glen Drive. The Club House features a rose garden that was a gift from Jack Page and Robert Myers and is maintained by The Perfect Rose, LLC.Tour day tickets are $15. Advance tickets are $12 and are being sold at the Rowan County Visitors Bureau, Caniche, A Step in Time, Attractions on Main, Salisbury Emporium, Pleasant Papers, Serendipity, Escape the Daily Grind, Crescent Pharmacy and China Grove Drug Company. This year’s tour-goers will get a special bonus: the 50th Annual Rose Show will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, at the Salisbury Civic Center, 315 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. The show will feature new varieties, fragrant old-fashioned roses and miniature roses. The roses entered in the show are judged by judges from North and South Carolina who are accredited by the American Rose Society. The show is free and open to the public.