Join us for the evening premiere of the Sacred Heart Garden Festival. This evening features delectable cuisine, musical entertainment and the first viewing of extraordinary gardens and floral exhibits created by local garden professionals. Be among the first to purchase unique plants and garden accessories in the Garden Market!
Enjoy inspiring landscape and floral exhibits, discover hard to find plants, garden accessories and unique decorative items in the Garden Market and enjoy educational and entertaining speakers at Sacred Heart Cultural Center during Festival hours.
Visit exceptional private gardens which are generally not open to the public. Visit the garden tours for more information about the specific gardens featured this year.
Unwind with great music, signature beverages, flavorful eats and more in Sacred Heart's courtyard garden. In addition, enjoy visiting the exhibits and vendors in the vibrant atmosphere of a Spring Night.
Friday, April 26: 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM. Saturday, April 27: 9:30 AM, 11:00 AM & 12:30 PM
Hear experts in the field of horticulture and garden design during the Festival's lecture series. Friday speakers include Gerald Stephens, Nurseries Caroliniana, and Becky Griffin, Certified GA Beekeeper. Saturday speakers include Karin Jeffcoat, Cote Designs, Susan Meyers who is Monarch Butterfly Expert & P. J. Perea of the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory.
Among the myriad of Japanese maples and thoughtfully planted gardens of Mr. and Mrs. R. Daniel Blanton, Greg Campbell, owner and creative director of Garden District in Memphis,TN will inform and entertain guests about his new book Florist to the Field as they enjoy a delectable fare of specialties as well as afternoon tea service. The gardens will open early for patron’s enjoyment and the seating for the talk and tea will follow.
Children can experience gardening with hands-on activities such as planting sprouted seeds, making seed balls and learning different ways to start seeds and enjoy other gardening activities. Children 12 and under are FREE with a ticketed adult
Experience live butterflies up close! Wander through and feed beautiful butterflies in their thoughtfully created habitat made possible by Bedford Greenhouses and McKnight Construction Company. Learn about these fascinating creatures in this exhibit that proves to be magical, yet entertaining. Join us at 4 PM on Sunday, April 28 for the butterfly release.