Annually scheduled on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day weekend, this national day of celebration invites communities to explore the beauty of the public gardens while raising awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting conservation, education and environmental preservation. There is a common commitment of North American public gardens to engage and contribute to their communities, and to educate everyone about the importance of plant, soil and water conservation practices.
Update: Weather is looking great! Join us for a springtime tradition in celebration of mothers and all the special women in your life at our annual Mother's Day Tea. Light fare will be served on the tented terrace overlooking the pond and spring blooms.
Tour the historic home that spans three centuries, stroll the gardens at the peak of bloom of an extensive azalea collection (bring your camera!), and listen to music performed on our rare Skinner pipe organ. Rain or shine.
Gorgeous anytime of the year the historic Welkinweir home is simply spectacular when dressed in Christmas finery, glowing with candlelight, and filled with carols played on the rare 1920’s Skinner pipe organ. Each room on the first floor showcases the work of local garden clubs and local horticulture students utilizing fragrant holiday greens and other natural materials designed to complement the architecture and decoration of the various rooms.